Positivity Thread :)

Hi ev­ery­one! This is an ex­per­i­men­tal thread to re­lax and en­joy the com­pany of other as­piring ra­tio­nal­ists. Spe­cial rules for com­mu­ni­ca­tion and vot­ing ap­ply here. Please play along!

(If for what­ever rea­son you can­not or don’t want to fol­low the rules, please don’t post in this thread. How­ever, feel free to voice your opinion in the cor­re­spond­ing meta thread.)

Here is the spirit of the rules:

  • be nice

  • be cheerful

  • don’t go meta

And here are the de­tails:

On the scale from nega­tive (hos­tility, com­plaints, pas­sive ag­gres­sion) through neu­tral (bare facts) to pos­i­tive (hap­piness, fun, love), please only post com­ments from the “neu­tral to pos­i­tive” half. Prefer­ably at least slightly pos­i­tive; but don’t push your­self too far if you don’t feel so. The goal is to make both your­self and your au­di­ence feel com­fortable.

If you dis­agree with some­one, please con­sider whether the is­sue is im­por­tant enough to dis­agree openly. If it isn’t, you also have an op­tion to sim­ply skip the com­ment. You can send the au­thor a pri­vate mes­sage. Or you can post your dis­agree­ment in the meta thread (and then send them the link in a pri­vate mes­sage). If you still be­lieve it is bet­ter to dis­agree here, please do it po­litely and friendly.

Avoid in­her­ently con­tro­ver­sial top­ics, such as poli­tics, re­li­gion, or in­ter­pre­ta­tions of quan­tum physics.

Feel free to post stuff that nor­mally doesn’t get posted on LessWrong. Feel free to be silly, as long as it harms no one. Emoti­cons are al­lowed. Note: This web­site sup­ports Uni­code. ◕‿◕

Upvote the stuff you like. :)

Down­vote only the stuff that breaks the rules. :( In this thread, the proper re­ac­tion to a com­ment that you don’t like, but doesn’t break the rules, is to ig­nore it.

Please don’t down­vote a com­ment be­low zero, un­less you be­lieve that the break­ing of rules was in­ten­tional.

(Note: There is one user per­ma­nently banned from this web­site. Any com­ment posted from any of this user’s new ac­counts is con­sid­ered an in­ten­tional break­ing of the rules, re­gard­less of its con­tent.)

Don’t go meta in this thread. If you want to dis­cuss whether the rules here should be differ­ent, or whether a spe­cific com­ment did or didn’t break the rules, or some­thing like that, please use the meta thread.

Don’t abuse the rules. I already know that you are clever, and that you could eas­ily break the spirit of the rules while fol­low­ing the let­ter. Just don’t, please.

Even if you no­tice or sus­pect that other peo­ple are break­ing some of the rules, please con­tinue fol­low­ing all the rules. Don’t let one un­co­op­er­a­tive per­son start an avalanche of defec­tion. That in­cludes if you no­tice that peo­ple are not vot­ing ac­cord­ing to the rules. If nec­es­sary, com­plain in the meta thread.

Okay, that’s enough rules for to­day. Have fun! I love you! ❤ ❤ ❤ ٩(⁎❛ᴗ❛⁎)۶

EDIT: Oops, I for­got the most im­por­tant part. LOL! The topic is “any­thing that makes you happy” (ba­si­cally Open Thread /​ Brag­ging Thread /​ etc., but only the pos­i­tive things).