I sort of worry that curating this makes LW an attractive destination for posting rational fiction/HPMOR fan-fiction.
Isusr post has been fine, but if fiction was being posted here at the rate of say /r/rational I think it would significantly degrade my experience of LW.
I do get also that teaching parables have been an integral part of teaching rationality since EY, and don’t know what the proper response is. Just that I would probably read LW less if it became rationalfanfiction.net.
I on the margin think that more rational fiction would be pretty good and would make my experience better, but curious how other people feel. I have been considering adding a fiction section to the site for a long time, and generally would like to encourage more rational fiction on here.
I also want this.
Isn’t that going to be handled by the karma system? If people don’t like it, and I honestly don’t think many people are capable of writing fiction that LW will appreciate (mb I’m wrong?), it will just disappear quickly.
I don’t think so. It’ snot that I don’t want bad fiction, it’s that I don’t want a lot of this type of fiction.
Slippery slope fallacy
Slippery slope heuristic
I take it that you adding “Hide everything tagged Fiction” to your list of tag filters would not be a good solution?
I want to be able to still read posts like “The Parable of Predictomatic” that are “Trying to explain rational concepts through fiction” rather than “Fiction that tries to model rational characters”.
You could downvote the fiction tag, which might mean only fiction passing a sufficiently good filter would appear.
Although I don’t think solutions like this fully solve the general problem of people being driven away if LW gets too full of fiction. For example, it doesn’t help not-logged-in readers (I think there are a lot of those?).
This also feels wrong because I don’t think the tag doesn’t apply, it’s just I don’t want to regularly be shown that type of fiction.
I mean downvote it in your feed, which makes it show up less frequently.
Do you mean picking a −10 or −25 weight in the tag filters?