Linkposts now live!

You can now sub­mit links to LW! As the ra­tio­nal­ity com­mu­nity has grown up, more and more con­tent has moved off LW to other places, and so rather than try­ing to gen­er­ate more con­tent here we’ll in­stead try to col­lect more con­tent here. My hope is that Less Wrong be­comes some­thing like “the Ra­tion­al­ist RSS,” where peo­ple can dis­cover what’s new and in­ter­est­ing with­out nec­es­sar­ily be­ing plugged in to the var­i­ous di­as­pora com­mu­ni­ties.

Some gen­eral norms, sub­ject to change:

  1. It’s okay to link some­one else’s work, un­less they speci­fi­cally ask you not to. It’s also okay to link your own work; if you want to get LW karma for things you make off-site, drop a link here as soon as you pub­lish it.

  2. It’s okay to link old stuff, but let’s try to keep it to less than 5 old posts a day. The first link that I made is to Yud­kowsky’s Guide to Writ­ing In­tel­li­gent Char­ac­ters.

  3. It’s okay to link to some­thing that you think ra­tio­nal­ists will be in­ter­ested in, even if it’s not di­rectly re­lated to ra­tio­nal­ity. If it’s poli­ti­cal, think long and hard be­fore de­cid­ing to sub­mit that link.

  4. It’s not okay to post du­pli­cates.

As be­fore, ev­ery­thing will go into dis­cus­sion. Tag your links, please. As we see what sort of things peo­ple are link­ing, we’ll figure out how we need to di­vide things up, be it sep­a­rate sub­red­dits or us­ing tags to pro­mote or de­mote the at­ten­tion level of links and posts.
(Thanks to James Lamine for do­ing the cod­ing, and to Trike (and my­self) for sup­port­ing the work.)