Where are we?

post by Paul Crowley (ciphergoth) · 2009-04-02T21:51:24.646Z · score: 24 (25 votes) · LW · GW · Legacy · 312 comments

I'm enjoying lesswrong.com a lot so far, and it sounds like the last LW/OB meetup was a lot of fun. MBlume asks:

So far there've only been LW/OB meetups in the Bay area -- is there any way we could plot the geographic distribution of LW members and determine whether there are other spots where we could get a good meetup going?

I don't think that there are so many of us that we need an automated system for this; the threading system should be enough.I'll post a few top-level comments for various parts of the world, and encourage you all to follow up and tell us where you are. Ideally, find a comment that has where you live in it already and add "me too".

I'll try to keep this post updated with useful things. I can't wait to play Paranoid Debating!

Edit: Please don't post where you live in a new top-level comment! Try to find a comment referring to the rough geographic region you live in and post under that; it'll make this post easier to navigate.  I've divided the world into three (North America, Europe, everywhere else); posting under those comments will help.  Thanks!

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comment by matt · 2009-04-03T21:36:30.926Z · score: 15 (15 votes) · LW · GW

The Less Wrong visit map:

  1. United States 31,827
  2. United Kingdom 6,662
  3. Canada 4,399
  4. Australia 2,943
  5. Finland 1,726
  6. Germany 1,502
  7. Netherlands 1,001
  8. Sweden 989
  9. New Zealand 750
  10. France 691
  11. Russia 577
  12. Ireland 524
  13. Brazil 434
  14. Israel 410
  15. Denmark 390
  16. Croatia 331
  17. India 327
  18. Belgium 322
  19. Japan 293
  20. Poland 288
  21. Austria 261
  22. Norway 247
  23. China 233
  24. Italy 192
  25. Spain 190

And some more detail:

(edit: credit to Google Analytics for all of the heavy lifting in this comment)

comment by AllanCrossman · 2009-04-04T17:36:20.342Z · score: 7 (7 votes) · LW · GW

This map would be better if it was based on visits divided by population. Currently it shows America as much darker than Britain even though Britain has about the same per capita LW readership... (and a considerably higher readership per landmass).

(Of course, getting the population for each country would be a right pain, so I don't blame you.)

comment by Paul Crowley (ciphergoth) · 2009-04-11T14:40:49.360Z · score: 4 (4 votes) · LW · GW

This map would be best of all if it were an LW cartogram!

comment by Suryc11 · 2011-12-21T09:45:38.014Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Is there an updated version of this? I don't have the know-how to do it myself.

comment by [deleted] · 2011-12-04T17:50:32.802Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

The colour coding should be based on visits per unit area or per unit population, not total visit...

comment by khafra · 2009-04-19T22:36:36.813Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Great stat visualization and breakdown! But it's not in first normal form: There's two Bellevues, and the St. Petersburg entry doesn't specify whether it's Florida (which has a blob in the St. Petersburg/Tampa area, and no entry for Tampa) or Russia (which seems to be the origin of a few prominent LW'ers). I'm not sure of the most efficient way to resolve the ambiguities.

comment by matt · 2009-04-20T22:29:05.555Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

All of the heavy lifting here is done by Google Analytics.

(The St. Petersburg entry in the "US visitors by city" pdf is the one in the US).

comment by robzahra · 2009-04-02T23:59:20.586Z · score: 4 (6 votes) · LW · GW

This post is a good idea, but wouldn't it be easier for everyone to join the less wrong facebook group? I'm not positive, but I think the geographical sorting can then be easily viewed automatically. You could then invite the subgroups to their own group, and easily send group messages.

comment by Paul Crowley (ciphergoth) · 2009-04-03T13:15:29.086Z · score: 1 (3 votes) · LW · GW

I thought of that, but quite a few folk seemed to object to the idea of using Facebook here, so I thought this was the safest option. I'm in the Facebook group too, as Paul Crowley.

comment by Paul Crowley (ciphergoth) · 2009-04-02T21:52:35.294Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

Post in this thread if you live in Europe.

comment by gaffa · 2009-04-03T20:32:53.252Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

Post here if you live in Sweden.

comment by Henrik_Jonsson · 2009-07-18T00:13:19.053Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Umeå, Sweden.

comment by Dojan · 2013-10-09T02:49:10.993Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Same here! Are you still around?

comment by Jens · 2009-04-04T17:06:06.755Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Stockholm, Sweden.

comment by luff · 2010-08-08T17:46:26.835Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Härnösand, Sweden.

comment by NihilCredo · 2010-08-07T10:12:14.651Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Uppsala, Sweden.

comment by gaffa · 2011-04-28T10:34:29.836Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Gothenburg, Sweden.

comment by infotropism · 2009-04-03T18:44:17.884Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

People of Belgium, unite behind me ... if any.

comment by Plasmon · 2011-03-03T10:54:41.883Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

I'm from Belgium

comment by Emile · 2009-04-03T05:59:33.316Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Post in this thread if you live in France.

comment by Emile · 2009-04-03T05:59:59.798Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I live in Paris

comment by igoresque · 2009-04-04T13:25:54.526Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Yvelines, next to Paris

comment by bogdanb · 2009-04-03T18:47:24.390Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Right next to Paris myself, Palaiseau en fait.

comment by Gyrodiot · 2016-02-09T13:59:43.270Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Greetings, from Toulouse.

comment by pangel · 2011-05-03T21:36:01.286Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

I am too.

comment by MasterGrape · 2010-09-21T07:36:02.947Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

I live near Carcassonne

comment by Morendil · 2009-10-06T07:04:53.660Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

I'm in Paris

comment by Paul Crowley (ciphergoth) · 2009-04-02T21:54:21.948Z · score: 2 (4 votes) · LW · GW

I live in London, UK.

comment by MichaelHoward · 2009-04-02T22:09:30.604Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

I'm in London, and till we organize something I recommend the UKTA/ExtroBritannia meets.

comment by taw · 2009-04-02T23:05:39.638Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

Another Londoner here. By power of statistics there should be enough of us to organize it even the next weekend if we wanted.

If anybody else wants to organize that, go ahead, I don't really have much experience in this. But in case there are no other volunteers I'll do it. So if any Londoners interested in rationalist meetup in some coffeeshop or pub, just email me at Tomasz.Wegrzanowski@gmail.com If there will be 5 or more interested people, I'll suggest some times and places and hopefully we can set the first meetup this way.

The first one is always the hardest, the next one will hopefully be less ad hoc than that.

comment by Paul Crowley (ciphergoth) · 2009-04-02T23:10:23.082Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

I'd go for a weekday evening in a pub in town to kick off...

comment by JulianMorrison · 2009-04-02T23:29:22.483Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Weekdays are useless to anyone not actually in London - even close by, it would take too long to travel in after work.

Also, pubs are hugely overrated for serious talk, where you want less echoes, less music, less TV and less shouty people. Try a Starbucks?

Edit: meeting near a station or at least Zone 1 tube is also a plus.

comment by taryneast · 2010-12-12T11:39:23.280Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

I'm up for that - Tue/Wed/Thu (tho not in silly season). Alternatively, a weekend midday/afternoon, unless you'd like to come out to Windsor. :)

comment by Paul Crowley (ciphergoth) · 2010-12-13T06:32:18.817Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

The post you're replying to is very old, but see Calling LW Londoners - a meetup on Sunday 2011-01-02 seems likely!

comment by taryneast · 2010-12-13T09:42:38.521Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Fantastic. Thanks for that :)

comment by JulianMorrison · 2009-04-02T22:48:19.200Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Reading, UK, and UKTA is excellent.

comment by taryneast · 2010-12-12T11:37:54.161Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I'm in Slough - work in London. This thread is a couple years old, though, any current activity?

comment by MichaelHoward · 2010-12-12T13:50:45.217Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Hi. Yes, it's still going. The last meeting "The neuropsychology of self control - and its implications for AI and brain simulation" was on 13 November. See my links above for future meetings, and hope to see you there :)

comment by taryneast · 2010-12-12T15:51:47.593Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Cool. Thanks. That does sound interesting.

I did check out the group page, but I noticed that you can't see the calendar unless you're a member... but I don't like to join unless I can see the calendar of past events (to see if they're local/relevant/interesting etc)... catch-22 sometimes ;)

Of course, I could join, look, then unjoin - but that's far more effort... especially when you have to be approved first.

comment by MichaelHoward · 2010-12-13T13:37:17.792Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

but I don't like to join unless I can see the calendar of past events (to see if they're local/relevant/interesting etc)... catch-22 sometimes ;)

Hmm... that does seem a little foot-shooting, unless you join too many groups and want a reason not to ;)

There's nothing in the ExtroBritannia list's calendar though, but you can see the events on the blog.

comment by taryneast · 2010-12-13T15:57:57.472Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

unless you join too many groups and want a reason not to ;)

That would be an accurate description of my life ;)

Currently I am interested in way too many things - and have a habit of joining up to all of them to see if I'm interested enough to continue going along...

Unfortunately I am limited by time from going to everything I'd like.

comment by marc · 2009-04-02T23:32:57.107Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

I'm in London

comment by whpearson · 2009-04-03T08:11:11.278Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Devon, UK. London meets are a bit far at the moment, but I may be moving.

comment by Roko · 2009-04-02T23:34:13.884Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Edinburgh, republic of Scotland ;-)

I come down to london fairly frequently. it is cheap if I have notice of a month.

comment by AlanCrowe · 2009-04-03T10:12:10.303Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I'm also in Edinburgh, Scotland.

comment by AllanCrossman · 2009-04-03T11:31:32.941Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Aye, me too.

comment by sark · 2010-01-23T21:51:48.751Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

me too, University of Edinburgh

comment by strangeloop · 2010-01-26T16:41:23.479Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

London as well.

comment by Larks · 2009-08-11T23:23:24.229Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Eastbourne, East Sussex

Edit: Also Oxford, UK in termtime.

comment by oliverbeatson · 2009-09-11T00:22:05.851Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Another Eastbourne, East Sussex.

comment by Alexandros · 2009-04-24T16:00:59.209Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Guildford, UK. Definitely up for any London meetups.

comment by mathemajician · 2009-04-04T10:58:41.093Z · score: 0 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Yay London

comment by Marshall · 2009-04-03T16:06:53.918Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Denmark?

comment by Torben · 2009-04-04T12:11:42.058Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Copenhagen (city, not snuff).

comment by Marshall · 2009-04-04T14:28:18.145Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Aarhus (city with smile).

comment by Grrrr · 2010-09-20T10:37:04.988Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Copenhagen.

comment by XiXiDu · 2009-04-03T09:51:12.640Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Germany, NRW, Gütersloh

comment by Sebastian_Hagen · 2009-04-03T11:08:26.394Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Rostock, Germany.

comment by SimonF · 2011-03-23T13:51:59.945Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Cologne, Germany

Xixidu, are you interested in a mini-lw-meetup in nrw?

comment by Tripitaka · 2011-03-21T14:16:20.888Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Gießen, Germany.

comment by Tripitaka · 2011-04-07T13:56:16.736Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I suspect there may be some undercover-readers out of Frankfurt am Main, see: http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/lesswrong.com# " It has a relatively good traffic rank in the city of Frankfurt Am Main (#3,397)."

If there are, hands up by any means, we could have enough people for a german meet-up!

comment by TrE · 2011-04-03T08:10:32.882Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Also Gießen, Germany.

comment by yrff_jebat · 2010-10-28T13:52:45.677Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Berlin, Germany

comment by jasticE · 2010-09-21T20:23:06.150Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Munich, Germany

comment by wallowinmaya · 2011-05-02T22:17:47.569Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

me too.

comment by [deleted] · 2010-08-12T08:13:52.969Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Stuttgart, Germany

comment by Bongo · 2009-04-02T22:38:40.183Z · score: 1 (3 votes) · LW · GW

Post in this thread if you live in Finland.

comment by Kaj_Sotala · 2009-04-05T15:33:39.322Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Helsinki here.

comment by vizikahn · 2009-04-03T07:33:31.830Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I live in Oulu.

comment by kluge · 2009-04-04T18:26:56.002Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Oulu as well.

comment by Bongo · 2009-04-02T22:38:57.516Z · score: 1 (3 votes) · LW · GW
comment by Cunya · 2009-04-03T06:05:17.100Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Tampere, but a Hungarian.

comment by Jonii · 2010-08-07T11:01:56.206Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Helsinki

comment by RichardKennaway · 2009-04-02T22:10:26.559Z · score: 1 (3 votes) · LW · GW

Norwich, UK.

comment by abigailgem · 2009-04-03T11:49:21.518Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Newport, South Wales (Casnewydd, De Cymru). Rarely in London, willing to travel to Bristol or Swansea.

comment by gjm · 2009-04-03T09:09:24.349Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Cambridge, UK.

comment by PaulWright · 2009-04-03T23:03:54.852Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Me too! (But gjm knew that).

comment by gjm · 2009-04-03T23:54:25.632Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I'm mildly surprised that so far there's only the two of us.

comment by Viliam_Bur · 2011-10-13T18:56:22.455Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Slovakia, Bratislava

comment by mindbound · 2011-07-01T16:09:23.206Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Riga, LV.

comment by emil · 2011-05-09T22:50:12.957Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Anybody from Romania?

comment by ChrisPine · 2010-08-12T13:10:33.778Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Oslo, Norway

comment by FourFire · 2015-06-28T14:15:43.324Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Oslo, Norway.

comment by steven0461 · 2009-04-03T12:21:10.756Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Post in this thread if you live in the Netherlands.

comment by steven0461 · 2009-04-03T12:21:19.824Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I live in Amsterdam.

comment by Morendil · 2013-07-04T14:30:25.213Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Do you still live there? I'll be there on vacation next week, and I'd be interested in meeting up (general policy of looking for opportunities to meet people IRL that I only know online - if that's not your cup of tea, I'd totally understand).

comment by Lethalmud · 2013-07-04T15:08:35.156Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Present!

comment by Paul Crowley (ciphergoth) · 2009-04-02T21:52:08.205Z · score: 3 (5 votes) · LW · GW

Post in this thread if you live in the US or Canada.

comment by Michelle · 2009-04-07T08:18:54.612Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

Victoria, BC

comment by Owen_Richardson · 2011-04-09T00:23:57.864Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Also Victoria, BC.

(Same person as user "Eoghanalbar", which I'm not using anymore.)

comment by Eoghanalbar · 2010-08-08T22:55:10.229Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Also Victoria, BC. Home of the sasquatch and pacific tree octopus, and where the conservative party is named 'the liberals'.

comment by PhilGoetz · 2009-04-03T03:01:05.203Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

Washington DC.

Im in ur capital advizin ur prezident.

comment by MBlume · 2009-04-03T16:29:47.777Z · score: 5 (5 votes) · LW · GW

glad I'm not the only Bayesian who loves OotS

comment by Eliezer Yudkowsky (Eliezer_Yudkowsky) · 2009-04-03T16:36:08.998Z · score: 4 (6 votes) · LW · GW

rest assured...

comment by ChrisBrown · 2009-04-03T21:09:41.478Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

In the NoVA/DC area as well.

comment by Jack · 2009-04-03T19:53:16.306Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Me too.

comment by DSimon · 2011-10-13T19:20:12.579Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

I'm not officially in DC, but I'm close enough to have a metro stop within walking distance of my house.

comment by Document · 2010-03-18T07:48:05.509Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Within 160 miles or ~3 hours of DC according to Mapquest.

comment by Hook · 2010-03-04T15:19:51.926Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

In between DC and Baltimore

comment by RobinZ · 2009-10-26T23:33:42.855Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Likewise, in the DC area.

comment by Benquo · 2009-04-21T18:43:00.855Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

likewise - DC

comment by swestrup · 2009-04-03T04:15:56.242Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Montreal, Canada

comment by Pierre-Andre · 2009-04-03T13:56:18.498Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Québec, Qc, Canada.

comment by Nebu · 2009-04-16T17:29:03.490Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Me too: Montreal, Canada.

comment by evtujo · 2009-04-04T14:41:32.986Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Montana

comment by chesh · 2009-04-13T21:03:35.641Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Salt Lake City. Seems we're the entire mountain time delegation.

comment by hamnox · 2011-01-20T22:07:39.606Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

I don't think words can convey just how happy seeing this post has made me.

I am also from Salt Lake City :)

comment by jtolds · 2011-04-27T06:31:58.210Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

hey me too!

comment by hamnox · 2011-04-28T15:42:11.500Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Great! Perhaps we could stage a meetup.

comment by chesh · 2011-02-06T20:48:46.707Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Oh, hey there! Nice to know I'm not completely alone here.

comment by GuySrinivasan · 2009-04-04T01:04:52.831Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Post in this thread if you live in the Pacific Northwest.

comment by GuySrinivasan · 2009-04-04T01:05:36.254Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I live in Redmond, WA.

comment by ameriver · 2011-04-27T07:49:43.054Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

I'm in central Oregon

comment by Chase_Johnson · 2009-04-03T17:44:16.559Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Post in this thread if you live within driving distance of Dallas, TX.

comment by SilasBarta · 2009-10-26T21:27:09.343Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Waco, TX. (Prompt reply, I know...)

comment by Simulacra · 2009-04-17T00:22:49.156Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Sugar Land (Houston area), not exactly day trip material but with sufficient notice I could make something.

comment by Chase_Johnson · 2009-04-27T16:47:21.051Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

We do seem to be thin on the ground in Texas.

comment by MrHen · 2009-04-08T21:54:06.632Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I'm currently in Tyler, TX.

comment by Chase_Johnson · 2009-04-03T17:44:30.828Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I live in Richardson.

comment by clay · 2009-10-26T22:37:38.183Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

I just caught this when I saw Silas post in the sidebar. I don't know if you're still around LW, but I live in Richardson as well, although I plan to move to the Bay Area soon.

comment by pdf23ds · 2009-10-06T06:29:54.341Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

I live in Mount Pleasant, TX.

comment by Rune · 2009-04-03T13:57:19.093Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Waterloo, Ontario.

comment by BrandonReinhart · 2009-04-03T10:15:13.861Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Seattle, WA

comment by Aurini · 2009-04-03T09:10:10.720Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Calgary, Alberta.

comment by Cyan · 2009-04-03T03:23:03.966Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Ottawa, Canada.

comment by MichaelGR · 2009-04-03T04:15:20.656Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I'm moving to Ottawa on May 1st.

How many people do we need to have quorum?

comment by Cyan · 2009-04-03T16:01:02.086Z · score: 5 (5 votes) · LW · GW

One representative from each of the twelve colonies.

comment by MichaelGR · 2009-04-03T16:04:35.583Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

Can I be Caprica?

comment by Cyan · 2009-04-03T22:52:25.768Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Certainly! And I shall be the Vogon representative.

comment by LongInTheTooth · 2009-04-03T15:44:03.252Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Ottawa, Canada

comment by badger · 2009-04-03T02:51:23.642Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Phoenix, Arizona

comment by AndySimpson · 2009-04-03T04:22:58.670Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Wohoo! Glendale.

comment by janos · 2009-04-03T02:45:50.831Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I'm mostly a lurker, but I'm in Toronto.

comment by MichaelGR · 2009-04-03T02:20:29.448Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Canada, Ottawa.

comment by CronoDAS · 2009-04-03T01:10:20.132Z · score: 1 (3 votes) · LW · GW

Post in this thread if you live within what you consider easy driving distance from New York City.

comment by robzahra · 2009-04-05T16:46:37.863Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

NYC area: Rob Zahra, AlexU, and Michael Vassar sometimes...

comment by Zvi · 2009-04-04T21:47:49.661Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I live in NYC proper.

comment by Kenny · 2009-04-12T14:55:28.364Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Brooklyn

comment by crazypaki · 2009-04-03T08:20:06.469Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

ay, North Kersey for me and I am in the city 3-4 days a week

comment by Nick_Tarleton · 2009-04-03T01:56:09.544Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

What if you do, but don't have a car?

(Note: I don't regardless.)

comment by CronoDAS · 2009-04-03T01:10:46.965Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I live in central New Jersey.

comment by dclayh · 2009-04-03T02:14:09.426Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Me too: Princeton.

comment by olimay · 2009-04-17T01:47:53.748Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

I said Princeton above, since it's my mailing address (and recognizable to non-locals.) Close enough, I guess, and anyway I've recently been spending most of my time (here) in Frist.

comment by xamdam · 2010-08-08T01:15:49.066Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Long Island, work in NYC

comment by olimay · 2009-04-17T01:44:08.263Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Princeton, NJ. Easy train ride up. I visit NYC every other weekend.

comment by dreeves · 2009-04-13T03:15:07.897Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Driving distance? I live in Manhattan, sans car.

comment by glenra · 2009-04-13T03:00:08.826Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Manhattan

comment by MichaelBishop · 2009-04-03T20:54:37.814Z · score: 0 (2 votes) · LW · GW

I visit NYC several times a year - whatever that's worth. I live in Chicago though.

comment by jimrandomh · 2009-04-02T22:14:58.426Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Post in this thread if you live in New England

comment by imaxwell · 2009-04-03T02:30:19.150Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I attend the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH, and live on campus.

I am in Massachusetts about every other weekend on average, and I considered posting this in "Massachusetts." I could easily make a MA meetup.

comment by jimrandomh · 2009-04-02T22:15:19.456Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Post in this thread if you live in Massachusetts

comment by Alicorn · 2009-04-02T22:35:28.484Z · score: 3 (5 votes) · LW · GW

I live in Amherst, MA.

Should we also be posting how mobile we are? I rely on the bus system and the goodwill of my roommate to get around. I couldn't attend an event in, say, Boston unless there was carpooling.

comment by adb · 2009-04-03T17:21:17.013Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Medford, MA. Enjoyed the OB meetup on the MIT campus, which was convenient since I work across the street. I'd be up to renting a car and driving to Amherst or New Hampshire for a meetup on a weekend, especially if there was time for hiking.

comment by grobstein · 2009-04-03T05:04:34.876Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Cambridge, MA. Rarely venture beyond Boston metro area.

However, I'll in the Pioneer Valley on Apr. 17-19, if anyone is interested in a meetup that Sunday (19th), say NoHo or Amherst.

comment by Alicorn · 2009-04-03T14:53:12.263Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

The bus is less friendly on weekends, but I could get as far as Amherst Center (and back) without spending unduly long waiting for multiple buses.

comment by James_Miller · 2009-04-02T23:02:33.903Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I live in South Deerfield, MA and work in Northampton

Contact me at EconomicProf@Yahoo.com

comment by jimrandomh · 2009-04-02T22:15:38.797Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I live in Bedford, MA

comment by Nick_Roy · 2011-03-25T04:05:27.781Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

I live in Plymouth, MA during the summer, and am able to get to Boston.

comment by [deleted] · 2011-12-04T18:04:18.434Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

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comment by thomblake · 2009-04-03T17:58:19.615Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

New Haven, CT. I go to Boston and NYC sometimes so a meetup either place might be possible. Or here as the in-between spot.

comment by MBlume · 2009-04-02T21:57:18.506Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Post in this thread if you live in California

comment by [deleted] · 2010-08-23T22:01:09.611Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I live in Davis.

comment by dfranke · 2009-04-02T22:32:03.349Z · score: 1 (3 votes) · LW · GW

Post in this thread if you live in the Bay Area.

comment by John_Maxwell (John_Maxwell_IV) · 2009-04-04T01:44:43.600Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I live in Santa Clara, but I don't have a car, so...

comment by rhollerith · 2009-04-03T16:11:00.841Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I live in Marin County.

comment by Eliezer Yudkowsky (Eliezer_Yudkowsky) · 2009-04-03T10:12:51.569Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I live in Redwood City, at least for now.

comment by orthonormal · 2009-04-03T07:48:05.424Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I live in Berkeley.

comment by dfranke · 2009-04-02T22:32:18.454Z · score: 1 (3 votes) · LW · GW

I live in San Francisco.

comment by ianshakil · 2010-08-02T15:29:02.593Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

I'm in Palo Alto

comment by DanMeyer · 2010-04-23T20:53:39.252Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Palo Alto (it might technically be EPA)

comment by ata · 2010-03-03T04:22:54.383Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

I live in Berkeley.

comment by zntneo · 2011-04-04T03:56:46.856Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

I live in seaside,ca.

comment by MBlume · 2011-04-04T04:14:21.261Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Hey there. I think our current closest regular meetup is at Tortuga in Mountain View, which is to say -- miles away from you. If you're inclined to try hosting your own meetup, I strongly suspect you'd at least hear from some UCSC folk.

comment by MBlume · 2009-04-02T21:57:42.092Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Post in this thread if you live in Southern California

comment by MBlume · 2009-04-03T19:46:07.177Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I've started a meetup group for LessWrongers in Southern California

comment by haig · 2009-04-03T07:39:47.884Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I'm in pasadena

comment by outlawpoet · 2009-04-08T19:04:58.391Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Playa del Rey, by the beach just south of Santa Monica and West of LA proper.

comment by JGWeissman · 2009-04-02T22:24:08.594Z · score: 0 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Post in this thread if you live in Orange County

comment by Yasser_Elassal · 2009-04-03T21:23:30.878Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I live in San Clemente, but I'd be willing to drive anywhere in Orange County for an occasional meetup.

comment by ianshakil · 2009-04-03T06:16:54.252Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Irvine, CA here

EDIT: I now live in Palo Alto

comment by Matt_Simpson · 2009-04-03T05:01:23.857Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I'll be at Chapman University in Orange for 6 weeks this summer. I imagine The city of Orange is in Orange County, but correct me if I'm wrong.

comment by MBlume · 2009-04-03T05:44:31.937Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

yes indeed it is =)

it's about half an hour north of lake forrest, if memory serves.

Which six weeks? That might be a good time to shoot for a so-cal meetup

comment by Matt_Simpson · 2009-04-03T16:19:34.598Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

June 29 to August 7

comment by JGWeissman · 2009-04-02T22:24:54.492Z · score: 0 (2 votes) · LW · GW

I live in Lake Forest

comment by MBlume · 2009-04-02T23:28:00.078Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I could catch a train down to OC pretty easily.

comment by MBlume · 2009-04-02T21:57:59.157Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Post in this thread if you live in Santa Barbara County

comment by HalFinney · 2009-04-03T16:29:34.776Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I live between Goleta and Santa Barbara. I am 54.

comment by MBlume · 2009-04-03T19:40:11.645Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

also, just created a Less Wrong in SB group on Facebook

comment by MBlume · 2009-04-03T19:24:41.068Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Awesome, if you and jimmy are up for it, maybe we could all get some dinner in the next week some time

comment by jimmy · 2009-04-03T04:26:33.234Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I'm in Isla Vista

comment by MBlume · 2009-04-03T19:39:20.622Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I'm having some trouble responding to your PM, so:

I'm working for prof Richman, though more "trying to get up to speed" than "working" right at the moment. I just had Nelson for my particle class the last two quarters -- it was a lot of fun.

So I was thinking if Hal was up for it the three of us could grab some dinner in the next week or so -- that work for you?

Also: LW SB group

comment by jimmy · 2009-04-03T22:10:14.484Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Sounds good to me.

comment by MBlume · 2009-04-03T05:43:21.645Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Awesome, I'm Mike, I'm a physics grad at UCSB

comment by MBlume · 2009-04-02T21:58:21.774Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I attend University of California, Santa Barbara, and live on campus.

comment by kithpendragon · 2012-02-22T21:23:37.575Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Harrisburg, PA

comment by windmil · 2012-01-02T01:47:08.856Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Florida, the central part.

comment by r_claypool · 2011-06-15T03:37:47.451Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Nashville, Tennessee

comment by JackEmpty · 2011-03-14T11:01:11.212Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

New Brunswick, Canada.

comment by hewhocutsdown · 2010-12-20T20:20:50.265Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Minneapolis, Minnesota

comment by jwhendy · 2011-01-09T04:18:26.400Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

St. Paul, Minnesota -- I see there was a meetup in 2009 but could't find anything else... how many Minnesotans are there? Can we get together?

comment by NancyLebovitz · 2010-08-08T01:06:52.010Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Post in this thread if you're in the Philadelphia area.

comment by Document · 2010-09-23T07:32:41.572Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Within 28 miles or 40 minutes of Philadelphia according to Mapquest, which sounds basically accurate to me.

comment by NancyLebovitz · 2010-08-08T01:07:28.102Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

I'm in Philadelphia.

comment by wnoise · 2010-03-03T04:03:48.321Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Albuquerque, New Mexico.

comment by Pavitra · 2009-10-06T06:05:55.959Z · score: 0 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Fairfield, Iowa.

comment by TobyBartels · 2010-08-07T17:35:35.862Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

I dub Pavitra's post the beginning of the Great Plains thread.

Lincoln NE

comment by Nick_Tarleton · 2009-07-31T22:39:35.661Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Pittsburgh, PA

comment by Document · 2010-11-17T03:17:04.367Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

About 280 miles or 5 hours from Pittsburgh according to Mapquest.

comment by mattnewport · 2009-04-16T17:45:58.572Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Vancouver, Canada.

comment by SoullessAutomaton · 2009-04-02T22:51:33.387Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Post in this thread if you live in the midwestern USA or nearby areas of Canada, ideally roughly within a day's drive of Chicago.

EDIT: For anyone in this area, Penguicon may be a good location for a meetup. It's a mixed sci-fi/open-source/general-geekery convention in the Detroit area, and just might possibly have at least one guest that LW readers would be interested to meet. I probably won't be there this year, though.

comment by HA2 · 2009-04-03T19:34:11.392Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Champaign, IL

comment by Technologos · 2009-04-03T04:25:49.944Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

South Side of Chicago

comment by MichaelBishop · 2009-04-03T20:57:10.871Z · score: 0 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Me too. U of C affiliated?

comment by Technologos · 2009-04-04T18:37:43.271Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Yep! I'll get in touch.

comment by Sniffnoy · 2011-02-28T00:34:21.689Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I'm in Ann Arbor.

comment by NicSmith · 2009-04-05T07:07:29.970Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

"Me too." I'm in Chicago.

comment by Nic_Smith · 2010-03-04T00:46:29.389Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Just updating that I've changed to Nic_Smith.

comment by Dustin · 2009-04-03T16:49:47.525Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Near St. Louis.

comment by aleph · 2009-04-03T12:00:22.541Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Bloomington IN, Chicago area native, so I'm back that way fairly often anyway.

comment by venusatuluri · 2009-04-03T05:03:15.260Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Columbus, Ohio

comment by Matt_Simpson · 2009-04-03T05:00:20.094Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Near St. Louis, MO or Ames, IA, depending on the time of year.

comment by Psy-Kosh · 2009-04-03T02:39:08.364Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I'm Detroit...ish area, and actually I am planning to go to Penguicon this year

comment by arundelo · 2009-04-03T02:26:56.794Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Detroit, MI.

comment by hhadzimu · 2009-04-02T23:37:16.982Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Chicago, IL.

comment by Insert_Idionym_Here · 2012-01-15T04:32:31.933Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

I used to live in Ann Arbor, rather recently. I live in Saginaw now.

comment by Perplexed · 2010-10-28T14:27:27.679Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Cleveland OH

comment by TobyBartels · 2010-08-07T17:36:11.216Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Lincoln NE

I can reach Chicago in a day, but Detroit is too far.

comment by Unnamed · 2010-04-08T22:26:56.428Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Chicago area.

comment by LeBleu · 2009-05-17T22:12:06.197Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Algoma, WI (about 4 hours north of Chicago)

comment by NQbass7 · 2009-04-08T20:42:27.115Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

I'm in Peoria, IL. In Chicago pretty often though.

comment by byrnema · 2009-04-14T16:55:21.581Z · score: -1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Mobile, Al

comment by Epiphany · 2012-09-23T20:01:55.685Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

The location I'm providing is a little vague because I want to say where I am, but posting that as a female almost guarantees a loss of anonymity in various contexts. I'm in the Western United States. For those using find in page, my region includes:

Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

comment by steven0461 · 2009-10-31T05:29:49.493Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Would it be a good idea to bump this to the front page every now and then?

comment by Douglas_Knight · 2009-11-01T00:54:54.489Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Would it be a good idea to bump [the Where are we? thread] to the front page every now and then?

Maybe a link to it in the text of the monthly open thread?

comment by Vladimir_Nesov · 2009-11-01T11:41:38.099Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

And to the Welcome thread.

comment by PhilGoetz · 2009-04-03T03:00:21.080Z · score: 2 (6 votes) · LW · GW

Why are people voting the comments on this post up and down? 7 completely neutral comments expressing where people live have been voted down to zero. That's crazy.

comment by MBlume · 2009-04-03T03:17:09.514Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

cipher and I removed the upvotes from our own comments since we were making lots of comments to give structure to the thread, and did not feel it was fair for us to earn karma from them.

comment by steven0461 · 2009-04-03T12:22:56.138Z · score: 0 (2 votes) · LW · GW

I downvoted a few comments on the same principle yesterday, but I see those have been repaired. Hope people didn't take it as disapproval.

comment by Eliezer Yudkowsky (Eliezer_Yudkowsky) · 2009-04-03T12:36:33.984Z · score: 3 (5 votes) · LW · GW

Okay seriously, don't worry about this, it'll get fixed eventually and then we don't want to have to run back and change everything back around. A few points of temporary karma are not important.

comment by Eliezer Yudkowsky (Eliezer_Yudkowsky) · 2009-04-03T06:16:17.554Z · score: 0 (4 votes) · LW · GW

Don't worry about it, we'll get rid of karma for self-upvotes later.

comment by komponisto · 2009-04-03T06:24:16.985Z · score: 4 (4 votes) · LW · GW

So (in other words) you want to require actual upvotes (from others) to earn karma, rather than merely avoiding downvotes. Are you sure this is a good idea?

Why shouldn't one's own vote count?

comment by Emile · 2009-04-03T08:03:45.245Z · score: 7 (9 votes) · LW · GW

Because right now user karma correlates more strongly with post count than with post quality. You get what you measure, so that needs to be fixed.

comment by komponisto · 2009-04-04T01:44:04.113Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

But why shouldn't it correlate with post count? That way the incentive structure encourages active participation; under the system Eliezer prefers, people might be tempted to hold back.

Is this there a need to correct things in this direction? Are we getting too many low-quality posts and comments?

(I also think that the automatic self-upvote makes sense on the grounds that making a comment should itself be considered a statement about what sort of comments the user would like to see more of. If not, the user can always undo the upvote.)

comment by SoullessAutomaton · 2009-04-04T01:52:21.122Z · score: 4 (4 votes) · LW · GW

But why shouldn't it correlate with post count? That way the incentive structure encourages active participation; under the system Eliezer prefers, people might be tempted to hold back.

That depends on whether or not total karma is supposed to indicate anything meaningful. As is, it will mostly indicate how early a member joined and how active they've been.

comment by Emile · 2009-04-04T07:34:37.387Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

But why shouldn't it correlate with post count? That way the incentive structure encourages active participation; under the system Eliezer prefers, people might be tempted to hold back.

Since comments tend to get upvoted more often than downvoted, why would people hold back? A comment's 'expected karma' would still be positive :)

We can still add an extra "post count" to a user's profile if anybody needs to know that.

And no, I don't think that this site is glutted with low-quality comments, but it's young and I already can't keep track of all that's being said, so a gentle nudge in the "quality over quantity" direction would be a Good Thing.

comment by Paul Crowley (ciphergoth) · 2009-04-03T08:05:50.880Z · score: 1 (3 votes) · LW · GW

Unless you're confident that later will be soon, it still seems to make sense to work around the system for now.

BTW, MBlume, nice bit of mind reading, I was impressed by that!

comment by MBlume · 2009-04-03T08:10:58.854Z · score: 0 (2 votes) · LW · GW

lol, thanks =)

comment by DragonGod · 2017-08-24T21:22:25.566Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I'm from Nigeria.

comment by oge · 2017-08-26T13:25:20.626Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Where in Nigeria?

comment by DragonGod · 2017-08-28T20:02:32.222Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

I live in Lagos, but I'm currently at my University; it's in Ogun state.

You're (presumably) Nigerian as well (Yoruba from your name)?

comment by oge · 2017-08-29T20:52:52.413Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Haha, I live in Lagos too. One day we'll have a proper meetup :)

comment by DragonGod · 2017-08-30T12:04:59.298Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Okay. :)

comment by BrandonReinhart · 2009-04-03T10:14:14.582Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Seattle, WA

comment by rwallace · 2009-04-03T08:15:58.675Z · score: 1 (5 votes) · LW · GW

Dublin, Ireland.

comment by Laoch · 2011-03-03T10:51:06.597Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Limerick, Ireland.

comment by [deleted] · 2009-04-03T07:48:59.943Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Shanghai, China

comment by ianshakil · 2009-04-03T06:15:42.604Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Orange County, CA here

comment by robzahra · 2009-04-02T23:59:13.385Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

This post is a good idea, but wouldn't it be easier for everyone to join the less wrong facebook group? I'm not positive, but I think the geographical sorting can then be easily viewed automatically. You could then invite the subgroups to their group, and post meetings etc. that way. There may be better methods than this I don't know about.

comment by Vladimir_Nesov · 2009-04-02T22:44:27.107Z · score: 1 (5 votes) · LW · GW

Anyone from Russia? I live in Moscow.

comment by Vladimir_Golovin · 2009-04-03T06:11:15.861Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Rostov-na-Donu here :)

I know a couple of guys here in Rostov (was quite surprised to discover them!) who are interested in That Which Cannot Be Named Yet. They could definitely learn a lot from reading LW and the OB corpus, but unfortunately their English isn't good enough.

(BTW, I didn't think you were from Moscow, thought you're an immigrant -- your English is way too good for a regular Russian.)

comment by cousin_it · 2009-04-03T05:59:29.852Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Me too.

comment by BT_Uytya · 2011-12-04T17:06:23.888Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

I'm from Bashkortostan, but now I live in Dolgoprudny, Moscow Oblast because, you know, I'm a student and my university is located there.

comment by khafra · 2009-04-03T03:56:26.380Z · score: 0 (2 votes) · LW · GW

I live in St. Petersburg. Unfortunately, that's Florida, not Russia. Which is a shame, because I'm always impressed by your comments, and usually learn something. спасибо.

comment by Paul Crowley (ciphergoth) · 2009-04-02T21:53:09.676Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Post in this thread if you live outside Europe, the US, or Canada.

comment by insaneabd · 2009-04-03T14:52:16.256Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Lahore, Pakistan

comment by [deleted] · 2009-04-03T12:03:10.666Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Any other African expats? Rwanda? In fact, I'll see your small central African nation and raise you a Burundi, Uganda, or Eastern Congo if it's not buried in lava by next week.

comment by [deleted] · 2009-04-03T07:50:39.845Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Shanghai, China

comment by y0math · 2012-06-02T18:15:18.771Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Mumbai, India

comment by michaelkeenan · 2009-04-06T07:20:51.965Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Taipei, Taiwan.

comment by blogospheroid · 2009-04-06T04:20:58.399Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Bangalore, India, honest confession, a lurker more than a commentor. I feel i don't know enough.

comment by thungas · 2009-10-10T18:39:44.571Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

hey.. am from Bangalore.. on/off lurker.. had an acct for long.. but this is my first comment.. -Srikanth Thunga

comment by Vladimir_Gritsenko · 2009-04-04T10:09:30.257Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I can't be the only guy to generate the 410 hits from Israel... if I am, that is very sad.

comment by DanArmak · 2009-10-06T12:23:49.047Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

I'm from Israel. Currently live in Jerusalem studying at HUJI.

comment by dyokomizo · 2009-12-06T22:58:40.799Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Sao Paulo, Brazil

comment by Gust · 2011-12-21T08:47:04.344Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Same! Are you still around?

comment by dyokomizo · 2012-01-02T01:00:06.197Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Around São Paulo, yes. Around LW, not much anymore, I mostly read it via feed reader.

comment by AndrewH · 2009-07-18T00:18:10.830Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Auckland, New Zealand

comment by james_edwards · 2010-04-30T00:47:58.741Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Me too!

comment by free_rip · 2010-09-22T10:15:14.334Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Chch, NZ.

comment by somervta · 2012-10-12T05:28:28.413Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Ditto!

comment by JamesCole · 2010-09-27T14:05:22.488Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Brisbane, Australia

comment by John_Maxwell (John_Maxwell_IV) · 2009-04-04T01:46:47.915Z · score: 0 (8 votes) · LW · GW

Post in this thread if you're female. (I'm not; just wondering.)

comment by Alicorn · 2009-04-04T02:30:25.007Z · score: 0 (6 votes) · LW · GW

I'm female. Why is this a matter of interest?

comment by John_Maxwell (John_Maxwell_IV) · 2009-04-04T02:41:17.280Z · score: 1 (3 votes) · LW · GW

I'm curious about who reads the site, I guess.

comment by byrnema · 2009-04-07T03:42:45.474Z · score: 0 (2 votes) · LW · GW

It would be neat to know the distribution. (I'm F.)

comment by free_rip · 2010-09-22T10:15:59.382Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

I doubt we'll get an idea of distribution from this thread, but I'm female.

comment by byrnema · 2010-09-22T12:20:38.949Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Thanks, I'm glad to know that. Since I made that comment, there's been a survey and they found that about 3% of us are female. Maybe it's as high as 10% or 20% with error and lurkers, but we're still a minority.

Have you been following Less Wrong for a while, or have you recently come across it?

comment by free_rip · 2011-01-25T10:57:50.859Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I'm new, as evidenced by the fact that until now I did not realize I had a handy inbox that told me about replies. (Yes, that was an apology for taking so long to respond. cough Sorry.) Haven't been on much since I joined (few months past) what with exams, but hoping to become a little less of a lurker now that they're finished and I've read through a fair bit of the sequences and whatnot.

I kind of wish there were sequences on math and science and other such things on this site - I can get most of the concepts, but I'm still in high school and the maths goes over my head sometimes.

comment by shokwave · 2011-01-25T11:16:51.247Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

People have recommended betterexplained and khan academy for math mostly and some science.

comment by free_rip · 2011-01-26T00:29:25.610Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Thank you! Betterexplained is alright, but Khan Academy is amazing - easy, simple, great layout, progress tracking, instructional videos, challenges. I'm working my way through the logarithms track at the moment. (Yes, I am that far behind all of you.)

comment by flawed_skull · 2009-04-03T15:59:38.610Z · score: 0 (2 votes) · LW · GW

New Jersey! Arent there enough OB/LWers to make a greater new york area meetup once in 2 months possible?

comment by olimay · 2009-04-17T01:53:35.847Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Princeton area. I'm good to meet up in NYC too.

comment by Daniel_Burfoot · 2009-04-03T07:32:49.372Z · score: 0 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Tokyo, Japan.

comment by haig · 2009-04-03T05:17:29.320Z · score: 0 (4 votes) · LW · GW

Los Angeles, Ca

comment by MBlume · 2009-04-03T06:08:39.200Z · score: 1 (3 votes) · LW · GW

hey, just so you know, there's some other southern californians hanging out down-thread

comment by michaelhoney · 2009-04-03T03:26:39.966Z · score: 0 (4 votes) · LW · GW

Canberra, Australia.

comment by JamesCole · 2010-09-27T14:06:32.090Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Brisbane, Australia

comment by xrchz · 2009-10-26T21:08:02.581Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Canberra, Australia, too.

comment by Virge · 2009-04-04T13:38:54.050Z · score: 0 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Melbourne, Australia

comment by TomM · 2011-01-20T03:17:57.918Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Melbourne as well...

comment by Ppeach · 2010-09-21T07:12:48.538Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Yep.

comment by matt · 2010-09-21T01:35:37.420Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Another.

comment by Patrick · 2010-09-20T08:55:42.054Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Same here.

comment by luminosity · 2010-08-03T05:27:08.209Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Me too.

comment by wedrifid · 2009-10-06T09:43:32.611Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Another.

comment by patrickmclaren · 2010-03-30T13:05:39.706Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

One more!

comment by MattFisher · 2009-04-03T03:54:35.846Z · score: 0 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Sydney, Australia

But I could make it to Canberra ;)

comment by zemaj · 2010-09-21T08:52:44.253Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

+1!

comment by janm · 2010-09-20T12:15:53.652Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Sydney, Australia too.

comment by erratio · 2010-09-12T09:51:37.049Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Sydney here too

comment by [deleted] · 2009-04-03T03:01:09.531Z · score: 0 (4 votes) · LW · GW

I'd love to meet any of you near Atlanta, GA!

comment by chronophasiac · 2009-04-03T11:26:35.128Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Yup, me too.