Rationalist subreddit

post by nerfhammer · 2012-11-13T01:17:35.115Z · score: 3 (8 votes) · LW · GW · Legacy · 3 comments

I'm experimenting with a new rationalist subreddit on reddit.com


Starting with links populated from the planet rationalist data set - to which I've added about 50 new sources in the past few weeks.


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comment by Viliam_Bur · 2012-11-13T08:32:13.026Z · score: 3 (5 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Dozen new links daily, 99% of them submitted by the same person, 99% of them having zero comments... what exactly was the point? Why don't you start a blog instead? Or a Twitter account?

(Note: The last suggestion was serious. Twitter is exactly for this: many links from the same person, without discussion.)

comment by dbaupp · 2012-11-13T09:36:42.679Z · score: 8 (8 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

They're trying to seed the subreddit. If there's no content, no one will be interested, and if there's no one subscribed there'll be no content... this technique is a common way to kick start the community.

(It might be worth posting fewer links though, otherwise any discussion that does happen will get lost quickly.)

comment by nerfhammer · 2012-11-13T18:15:02.829Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Twitter account: http://twitter.com/plntrationalist