We should probably stick to dead people if we make a list like this.
No problem, I’ll kill any living people that are added to the list. That will solve all the public relations problems stemming from such a list.
No, bad paperclip maximizer.
For that, I just unfolded a paperclip and am going to throw out the wire.
Don’t do that (depaperclipping, or condemning me as overall “bad” simply for suggesting one possible method to ensure that living people do not appear on a compartmentalized thinker list).
You didn’t simply suggest one possible method, you indicated a commitment (or potential commitment) to executing that method.
I didn’t intend it to be a precommitment. I thought the context was still that of planning how such a list would work. And what is so wrong about a potential commitment? Why is the issue of killing compartmentalised humans so taboo?
I would guess that this is because personally killing specific humans is generally considered around here to be “something you shouldn’t do even if you should”, and because in this case the response seems disproportionate (in terms of its effects on the recipients of the solution).
Edit: Possibly also users wished to discourage you in particular from killing humans or determining which humans should be killed based on insufficient information?