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April Fool’s

TagLast edit: 10 Jul 2023 19:00 UTC by duck_master

April Fool’s Day is an annual event every year on April 1, and is celebrated by practical jokes or humorous content (such as the posts under this tag). The event can be thought of as “Notice Your Surprise” day.

Special rule for this tag: Please don’t add entries to this tag during April Fool’s, to not spoil all the surprise as soon as people see the top of the post, but feel free to add any old April Fool’s jokes starting on the 2nd.

See also

MIRI an­nounces new “Death With Dig­nity” strategy

Eliezer Yudkowsky2 Apr 2022 0:43 UTC
338 points
544 comments18 min readLW link1 review

Why We Launched LessWrong.SubStack

Ben Pace1 Apr 2021 6:34 UTC
130 points
44 comments4 min readLW link

[April Fools’ Day] In­tro­duc­ing Open As­teroid Impact

Linch1 Apr 2024 8:14 UTC
332 points
29 comments1 min readLW link
(openasteroidimpact.org)

Re­plac­ing Karma with Good Heart To­kens (Worth $1!)

1 Apr 2022 9:31 UTC
224 points
173 comments4 min readLW link

AI Safety via Luck

Jozdien1 Apr 2023 20:13 UTC
76 points
7 comments11 min readLW link

A Selec­tion of Ran­domly Selected SAE Features

1 Apr 2024 9:09 UTC
107 points
2 comments4 min readLW link

Shut­ting down AI is not enough. We need to de­stroy all tech­nol­ogy.

Matthew Barnett1 Apr 2023 21:03 UTC
154 points
36 comments1 min readLW link

April Fools: An­nounc­ing: Karma 2.0

habryka1 Apr 2018 10:33 UTC
63 points
56 comments1 min readLW link

[April Fools] User GPT2 is Banned

jimrandomh2 Apr 2019 6:00 UTC
64 points
20 comments1 min readLW link

The Evolu­tion of Hu­mans Was Net-Nega­tive for Hu­man Values

Zack_M_Davis1 Apr 2024 16:01 UTC
36 points
1 comment2 min readLW link

LessWrong: After Dark, a new side of LessWrong

So8res1 Apr 2024 22:44 UTC
34 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

April Fools: An­nounc­ing LessWrong 3.0 – Now in VR!

1 Apr 2020 8:00 UTC
94 points
19 comments3 min readLW link

AI com­mu­nity build­ing: EliezerKart

Christopher King1 Apr 2023 15:25 UTC
45 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

[April Fools’] Defini­tive con­fir­ma­tion of shard theory

TurnTrout1 Apr 2023 7:27 UTC
166 points
7 comments2 min readLW link

OMMC An­nounces RIP

1 Apr 2024 23:20 UTC
181 points
5 comments2 min readLW link

A policy guaran­teed to in­crease AI timelines

Richard Korzekwa 1 Apr 2023 20:50 UTC
46 points
1 comment2 min readLW link
(aiimpacts.org)

Pro­posal: Butt bumps as a de­fault for phys­i­cal greetings

Adam Zerner1 Apr 2023 12:48 UTC
53 points
23 comments2 min readLW link

Gra­di­ent Des­cent on the Hu­man Brain

1 Apr 2024 22:39 UTC
46 points
4 comments2 min readLW link

LessWrong’s (first) album: I Have Been A Good Bing

1 Apr 2024 7:33 UTC
552 points
172 comments11 min readLW link

A re­port about LessWrong karma volatility from a differ­ent universe

Ben Pace1 Apr 2023 21:48 UTC
176 points
7 comments1 min readLW link

[GPT-4] On the Grad­ual Emer­gence of Mech­a­nized In­tel­lect: A Trea­tise from the Year 1924

tailcalled1 Apr 2024 19:14 UTC
11 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

Think­ing well

Vaniver1 Apr 2015 22:03 UTC
46 points
23 comments2 min readLW link

An­nounc­ing the Cen­ter for Ap­plied Postrationality

Pee Doom2 Apr 2019 1:17 UTC
110 points
14 comments1 min readLW link

So You Created a So­ciopath—New Book An­nounce­ment!

Garrett Baker1 Apr 2024 18:02 UTC
46 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

Amaz­ing Break­through Day: April 1st

Eliezer Yudkowsky25 Mar 2008 5:45 UTC
79 points
15 comments2 min readLW link

An­nounc­ing Suffer­ing For Good

Garrett Baker1 Apr 2024 17:08 UTC
70 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

April drafts

AI Impacts1 Apr 2021 18:10 UTC
49 points
2 comments1 min readLW link
(aiimpacts.org)

Us­ing pre­dic­tion mar­kets to gen­er­ate LessWrong posts

Matthew Barnett1 Apr 2022 16:33 UTC
85 points
11 comments1 min readLW link

Ap­ply to be a Safety Eng­ineer at Lock­heed Martin!

yanni kyriacos31 Mar 2024 21:02 UTC
86 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

An­nounc­ing Im­pact Is­land: A New EA Real­ity TV Show

Linch1 Apr 2022 17:28 UTC
69 points
14 comments4 min readLW link
(forum.effectivealtruism.org)

[Question] Good Heart Dona­tion Lottery

Gordon Seidoh Worley1 Apr 2022 17:51 UTC
72 points
14 comments2 min readLW link

Some lesser-known megapro­ject ideas

Linch2 Apr 2023 1:14 UTC
19 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

Manafold Mar­kets is out of mana 🤭

Austin Chen1 Apr 2022 22:07 UTC
36 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

5 Tips for Good Hearting

Thomas Kwa1 Apr 2022 19:47 UTC
25 points
10 comments1 min readLW link

Thou­sands of mal­i­cious ac­tors on the fu­ture of AI misuse

1 Apr 2024 10:08 UTC
37 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

What can we learn about childrea­r­ing from J. S. Mill?

Adam Scherlis2 Apr 2024 6:06 UTC
9 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

Happy No­tice Your Sur­prise Day!

Vaniver1 Apr 2016 13:02 UTC
30 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

An Aver­age Dialogue

Nicholas / Heather Kross1 Apr 2023 4:01 UTC
4 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

God Coin: A Modest Proposal

Mahdi Complex1 Apr 2024 12:04 UTC
−8 points
5 comments22 min readLW link

Death with Awesomeness

osmarks1 Apr 2024 20:24 UTC
3 points
2 comments2 min readLW link

Brain Break­through! It’s Made of Neu­rons!

Eliezer Yudkowsky1 Apr 2008 19:00 UTC
69 points
30 comments2 min readLW link

A new acausal trad­ing plat­form: RobinShould

Matthew Barnett1 Apr 2021 16:56 UTC
114 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

A Con­fes­sion about the LessWrong Team

Ruby1 Apr 2023 21:47 UTC
87 points
5 comments2 min readLW link

Re­pairing the Effort Asymmetry

[DEACTIVATED] Duncan Sabien1 Apr 2023 20:23 UTC
41 points
11 comments2 min readLW link

New Align­ment Re­search Agenda: Mas­sive Mul­ti­player Or­ganism Oversight

TsviBT1 Apr 2023 8:02 UTC
17 points
1 comment2 min readLW link
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