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Social Class 2019-10-11T18:46:44.228Z · score: 23 (10 votes)
Further Details about The Salon 2019-09-08T20:22:35.597Z · score: 10 (4 votes)

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Comment by pixx on [LW Team] Request for User-Interviews about Tagging/Search/Wikis · 2019-11-15T00:18:40.306Z · score: 22 (7 votes) · LW · GW

i'm a tag wrangler for the archiveofourown, so if you're interested in learning more about human-assisted organizational structures, feel free to slide into my dms (although I might take a while to respond).

here's an explainer put out by wired on what i and other volunteers do: https://www.wired.com/story/archive-of-our-own-fans-better-than-tech-organizing-information/

i don't think it's a stretch to say that ao3 has the best tagging system on the internet from a user perspective, but you don't get a system that good unless you pay the price, and take the tradeoffs. but yeah, just putting this on your radar if it wasn't :)


eta: I don't expect this to be a feasible solution for lw, this is more to broaden your scope on what's out there so you can make a better informed decision at the end.

Comment by pixx on Social Class · 2019-10-29T22:35:16.320Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Instrumentally, upgrading your class seems like a powerful intervention, so it is really surprising when someone allegedly trying to "optimize their life" is selectively ignorant about this. Moving to a higher class would probably have more impact that all meditation and modafinil combined.

I think it depends on what exactly you're optimizing your life for. Generally, being surrounded by people who are not in your class is very unpleasant, so you find the class that you belong to and settle in there.

Isusr mentioned previously, for example, that intellectualism is a middle class trait. Moving upwards into a class that doesn't value intellectualism would make my life significantly worse. Instead, I strive for status within my class and have no intention of surpassing it.

Comment by pixx on Social Class · 2019-10-12T00:20:29.224Z · score: 8 (4 votes) · LW · GW

So this is a write-up of discussion points brought up at a meetup, it's not intended to be a comprehensive overview about every single thing about social class.

That being said, we did go into Marxist theory a little, but mostly to talk about how it's now pretty common to be wealthy without owning any productive capital, whether or not actors and athletes can be said to own any productive capital, and the new kerfuffle surrounding California's new bill to allow college athletes to earn an income.

Comment by pixx on What are the biggest "moonshots" currently in progress? · 2019-09-03T20:24:23.544Z · score: 4 (3 votes) · LW · GW

It's hard to find good English sources on this, but Africa's great green wall might count