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Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Cultures

TagLast edit: 17 Jan 2022 23:27 UTC by Erich_Grunewald

A Communication Culture is a set of norms, expectations, and assumptions that a group of people adopts around communication. It is probable that some Communication Cultures are objectively better than others, but is definite that difficult clashes occur when people operating under different cultures interact.

Awareness of Communication Cultures is therefore key to getting along with others not perfectly sharing our background and preferences.

Notable Communication Cultures (these are usually contrasted along some dimension) are: Ask vs Guess (and Tell/​Reveal); Wait vs Interrupt; and Combat vs Nurture.

See also: Simulacrum Levels

Tag Status: C-Class

Re­veal Culture

MalcolmOcean25 Jul 2020 3:36 UTC
91 points
18 comments7 min readLW link2 reviews

Tell Culture

LoganStrohl18 Jan 2014 20:13 UTC
264 points
229 comments3 min readLW link

Ask and Guess

[deleted]1 Dec 2010 17:54 UTC
129 points
66 comments2 min readLW link

Wait vs In­ter­rupt Culture

Benquo27 Nov 2013 15:38 UTC
126 points
72 comments3 min readLW link

Con­ver­sa­tional Cul­tures: Com­bat vs Nur­ture (V2)

Ruby31 Dec 2019 20:23 UTC
142 points
92 comments9 min readLW link5 reviews

To listen well, get curious

benkuhn13 Dec 2020 0:20 UTC
356 points
37 comments4 min readLW link1 review
(www.benkuhn.net)

Notes on Sincer­ity and such

David Gross1 Dec 2020 5:09 UTC
9 points
2 comments11 min readLW link

Nega­tive Feed­back and Simulacra

Elizabeth29 Apr 2020 2:00 UTC
152 points
24 comments9 min readLW link1 review
(acesounderglass.com)

Dun­can Sa­bien: “In Defense of Punch Bug”

Davis_Kingsley3 May 2018 8:26 UTC
30 points
187 comments1 min readLW link
(medium.com)

Failures in Kindness

silentbob26 Mar 2024 21:30 UTC
315 points
41 comments9 min readLW link

[Question] Should we use qual­ifiers in speech?

Adam Zerner23 Oct 2020 4:46 UTC
35 points
34 comments1 min readLW link

I Am a Di­men­sional Trav­el­ler from a World of Highly Sen­si­tive Rationalists

LightStar30 Jan 2022 13:00 UTC
34 points
19 comments2 min readLW link

Your Cheer­ful Price

Eliezer Yudkowsky13 Feb 2021 5:41 UTC
263 points
82 comments17 min readLW link6 reviews

Em­pa­thetic vs In­trin­sic Oof

Ronny Fernandez24 Aug 2020 0:12 UTC
8 points
3 comments4 min readLW link

Ba­sics of Ra­tion­al­ist Discourse

[DEACTIVATED] Duncan Sabien27 Jan 2023 2:40 UTC
260 points
181 comments36 min readLW link

Reneg­ing Prosocially

[DEACTIVATED] Duncan Sabien30 Nov 2021 19:01 UTC
172 points
15 comments17 min readLW link1 review

It’s Not About The Nail

eapache26 Apr 2020 23:50 UTC
30 points
8 comments2 min readLW link

Lurk­ing More Be­fore Join­ing Com­plex Conversations

Raemon11 Jul 2020 17:11 UTC
42 points
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Tak­ing it Pri­vate: Short Cir­cuit­ing De­mon Threads (work­ing ex­am­ple)

Raemon22 Jan 2018 0:37 UTC
23 points
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My Ap­proach to Non-Literal Communication

Isaac King1 May 2022 2:47 UTC
29 points
8 comments14 min readLW link

A Crisper Ex­pla­na­tion of Si­mu­lacrum Levels

Thane Ruthenis23 Dec 2023 22:13 UTC
83 points
13 comments13 min readLW link

So­cial sta­tus part 1/​2: ne­go­ti­a­tions over ob­ject-level preferences

Steven Byrnes5 Mar 2024 16:29 UTC
110 points
15 comments21 min readLW link

Notes on Innocence

David Gross26 Jan 2024 14:45 UTC
12 points
21 comments19 min readLW link

Com­mu­nity norms poll (2 mins)

Nathan Young7 Mar 2024 21:45 UTC
11 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

Rele­vance Norms; Or, Gricean Im­pli­ca­ture Queers the De­cou­pling/​Con­tex­tu­al­iz­ing Binary

Zack_M_Davis22 Nov 2019 6:18 UTC
94 points
30 comments3 min readLW link3 reviews

Un­der­rated Proverbs

Arjun Panickssery13 Jun 2024 12:30 UTC
10 points
9 comments1 min readLW link
(arjunpanickssery.substack.com)

De­mon Threads

Raemon7 Jan 2018 3:48 UTC
75 points
74 comments9 min readLW link

Reflec­tions on Ar­gu­ing about Politics

Pontor13 Apr 2020 17:33 UTC
11 points
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Com­bat vs Nur­ture & Meta-Contrarianism

abramdemski10 Jan 2019 23:17 UTC
66 points
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Com­mu­ni­cat­ing effec­tively un­der Knigh­tian norms

Richard_Ngo3 Apr 2023 22:39 UTC
88 points
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On “aiming for con­ver­gence on truth”

gjm11 Apr 2023 18:19 UTC
67 points
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Ex­pres­sive Vocabulary

Alicorn24 May 2018 6:59 UTC
144 points
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On the Chatham House Rule

Scott Garrabrant13 Jun 2018 21:41 UTC
66 points
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Back­ground Read­ing: The Real Hufflepuff Se­quence Was The Posts We Made Along The Way

Raemon26 Apr 2017 18:15 UTC
37 points
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Crock, Crocker, Crockiest

Screwtape10 Nov 2023 6:14 UTC
21 points
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Quaran­tine Bub­bles Re­quire Direct­ness, and Tol­er­ance of Rudeness

Raemon7 Jun 2020 19:52 UTC
37 points
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On Tap­ping Out

Screwtape17 Nov 2023 3:23 UTC
45 points
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Say Wrong Things

Gordon Seidoh Worley24 May 2019 22:11 UTC
114 points
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Sport­ing vs. Herd­ing: two styles of discourse

Suspended Reason25 Jul 2020 1:56 UTC
5 points
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In­tu­itive differ­ences: when to agree to disagree

Kaj_Sotala29 Sep 2009 7:56 UTC
35 points
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“Can you keep this con­fi­den­tial? How do you know?”

Raemon21 Jul 2020 0:33 UTC
160 points
42 comments3 min readLW link2 reviews

Pa­ram­e­ters of Privacy

Raemon29 Jul 2020 1:18 UTC
31 points
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Sup­port That Sounds Like Dissent

jimrandomh20 Mar 2009 22:28 UTC
86 points
35 comments2 min readLW link

Bet­ter debates

TsviBT10 May 2023 19:34 UTC
70 points
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How I ap­ply (so-called) Non-Violent Communication

Kaj_Sotala15 May 2023 9:56 UTC
83 points
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How to Frame Nega­tive Feed­back as For­ward-Fac­ing Guidance

Liron9 Feb 2020 2:47 UTC
46 points
7 comments3 min readLW link

[Question] What are the com­po­nents of in­tel­lec­tual hon­esty?

abramdemski15 Jan 2019 20:00 UTC
30 points
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Hufflepuff Cyn­i­cism on Crocker’s Rule

abramdemski14 Feb 2018 0:52 UTC
16 points
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The 12 Se­cond Rule (i.e. think be­fore an­swer­ing) and other Epistemic Norms

Raemon5 Sep 2016 23:08 UTC
35 points
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Con­ver­sa­tion as path traversal

Adam Zerner27 Dec 2021 8:41 UTC
14 points
4 comments4 min readLW link

Meta-con­ver­sa­tion shouldn’t be taboo

Adam Zerner5 Jun 2023 0:19 UTC
34 points
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Us­ing Claude to con­vert di­a­log tran­scripts into great posts?

mako yass21 Jun 2023 20:19 UTC
6 points
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Nega­tivity en­hances positivity

Adam Zerner2 Jul 2023 2:47 UTC
12 points
7 comments2 min readLW link

“Jus­tice, Cher­ryl.”

Zack_M_Davis23 Jul 2023 16:16 UTC
73 points
20 comments9 min readLW link

Not all com­mu­ni­ca­tion is ma­nipu­la­tion: Chap­er­ones don’t ma­nipu­late proteins

ChristianKl27 Sep 2020 16:45 UTC
35 points
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A So­cial His­tory of Truth

Vaniver31 Jul 2023 22:49 UTC
64 points
2 comments13 min readLW link

Some rea­sons why I fre­quently pre­fer com­mu­ni­cat­ing via text

Adam Zerner18 Sep 2023 21:50 UTC
51 points
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Con­tra Yud­kowsky on Epistemic Con­duct for Author Criticism

Zack_M_Davis13 Sep 2023 15:33 UTC
69 points
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On be­ing downvoted

Adam Zerner17 Sep 2023 1:59 UTC
27 points
15 comments3 min readLW link

Ac­tu­ally, “per­sonal at­tacks af­ter ob­ject-level ar­gu­ments” is a pretty good rule of epistemic conduct

Max H17 Sep 2023 20:25 UTC
37 points
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Trans­la­tions Should Invert

abramdemski5 Oct 2023 17:44 UTC
46 points
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Lack of So­cial Grace Is an Epistemic Virtue

Zack_M_Davis31 Jul 2023 16:38 UTC
15 points
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More or Fewer Fights over Prin­ci­ples and Values?

15 Oct 2023 21:35 UTC
24 points
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For Bet­ter Com­ment­ing, Avoid PONDS

DirectedEvolution20 Jan 2021 1:11 UTC
76 points
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Gossip

Yoav Ravid21 Mar 2021 13:36 UTC
12 points
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On Automoderation

Zvi19 Mar 2017 2:56 UTC
1 point
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Pri­vacy and Manipulation

Raemon5 Dec 2021 0:39 UTC
78 points
41 comments8 min readLW link

Nuanced and Ex­treme Countersignaling

DirectedEvolution24 Jan 2022 6:47 UTC
29 points
9 comments6 min readLW link

Com­bat vs Nur­ture: Cul­tural Genesis

Ruby12 Nov 2018 2:11 UTC
35 points
12 comments6 min readLW link

Two Proso­cial Re­jec­tion Norms

Emrik28 Apr 2022 20:53 UTC
53 points
21 comments3 min readLW link

Reflec­tions on Liv­ing in “Guess Cul­ture”

Dalton Mabery28 Jun 2022 21:00 UTC
13 points
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Straw-Steelmanning

Chris van Merwijk13 Jul 2022 5:48 UTC
30 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

Mar­riage, the Giv­ing What We Can Pledge, and the dam­age caused by vague pub­lic commitments

Jeffrey Ladish11 Jul 2022 19:38 UTC
98 points
27 comments6 min readLW link1 review

For Bet­ter Com­ment­ing, Stop Out Loud

DirectedEvolution28 Jul 2022 1:39 UTC
18 points
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The Con­ver­sa­tions We Make Space For

Severin T. Seehrich28 Jul 2022 21:37 UTC
21 points
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Ex­pected (So­cial) Value

algrthms7 Aug 2022 8:16 UTC
5 points
2 comments3 min readLW link

Re­view: Amus­ing Our­selves to Death

L Rudolf L20 Aug 2022 21:13 UTC
44 points
7 comments16 min readLW link1 review
(www.strataoftheworld.com)

Meme Dialects

jefftk23 Nov 2022 21:30 UTC
26 points
1 comment2 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

[Question] Should we be kind and po­lite to emerg­ing AIs?

David Gross17 Feb 2023 16:58 UTC
9 points
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Mak­ing Im­plied Stan­dards Explicit

Logan Riggs25 Feb 2023 20:02 UTC
20 points
0 comments4 min readLW link

Par­a­sitic Lan­guage Games: main­tain­ing am­bi­guity to hide con­flict while burn­ing the commons

Hazard12 Mar 2023 5:25 UTC
101 points
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“Pub­lish or Per­ish” (a quick note on why you should try to make your work leg­ible to ex­ist­ing aca­demic com­mu­ni­ties)

David Scott Krueger (formerly: capybaralet)18 Mar 2023 19:01 UTC
98 points
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The Law of Cul­tural Proximity

eapache3 Jun 2020 2:18 UTC
8 points
3 comments4 min readLW link

The prin­ci­ple of no non-Apologies

agentydragon28 May 2020 19:58 UTC
26 points
8 comments2 min readLW link

How Fo­rumMag­num builds com­mu­ni­ties of inquiry

Jim Fisher4 Sep 2023 16:52 UTC
33 points
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Hon­esty, Open­ness, Trust­wor­thi­ness, and Secrets

NormanPerlmutter6 Mar 2023 9:03 UTC
13 points
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AI psy­chol­ogy should ground the the­o­ries of AI con­scious­ness and in­form hu­man-AI eth­i­cal in­ter­ac­tion design

Roman Leventov8 Jan 2023 6:37 UTC
19 points
8 comments2 min readLW link

Magic of syn­chronous conversation

NicholasKees10 Mar 2024 17:17 UTC
18 points
1 comment3 min readLW link

Author­i­ties and Amateurs

jefftk25 Mar 2020 3:40 UTC
146 points
30 comments3 min readLW link1 review
(www.jefftk.com)

Reflec­tive Complaints

Raemon21 May 2020 21:11 UTC
37 points
20 comments1 min readLW link

My 1st month at a “neu­ro­di­ver­gent gifted school” called Min­erva University

exanova10 Oct 2023 3:34 UTC
4 points
1 comment1 min readLW link
(inawe.substack.com)

How to co­or­di­nate de­spite our bi­ases? - tldr

Ryo 18 Apr 2024 15:03 UTC
3 points
2 comments3 min readLW link
(medium.com)

Choos­ing the right ask for a context

ChristianKl28 Dec 2020 14:58 UTC
14 points
6 comments2 min readLW link

How to Sup­port Some­one Who is Struggling

David Zeller11 Mar 2023 18:52 UTC
76 points
13 comments5 min readLW link

Log­i­cal Rudeness

Eliezer Yudkowsky29 Jan 2010 6:48 UTC
107 points
206 comments4 min readLW link

The Power to Teach Con­cepts Better

Liron23 Sep 2019 0:21 UTC
89 points
22 comments8 min readLW link1 review

Hand­shakes, Hi, and What’s New: What’s Go­ing On With Small Talk?

Benquo2 Jan 2014 22:08 UTC
106 points
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Bad les­sons learned from the debate

bayesyatina26 Jun 2024 11:54 UTC
8 points
5 comments6 min readLW link

Com­mu­ni­ca­tion strate­gies for autism, with examples

stonefly3 May 2023 5:25 UTC
15 points
2 comments7 min readLW link

En­ti­tle­ment, Covert Con­tracts, So­cial Liber­tar­i­anism, and Re­lated Concepts

ozymandias17 Nov 2017 19:00 UTC
22 points
21 comments7 min readLW link

Mod­ified Guess Culture

konstell30 Aug 2022 2:30 UTC
5 points
5 comments1 min readLW link
(konstell.com)

“Is-Ought” is Fraught

MiSteR Kittty16 Jun 2024 17:27 UTC
−5 points
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Com­mu­ni­ca­tion, con­scious­ness, and be­lief strength measures

Jakub Smékal17 Feb 2024 5:45 UTC
1 point
0 comments3 min readLW link

Re­search Depri­ori­tiz­ing Ex­ter­nal Communication

jefftk6 Oct 2022 12:20 UTC
34 points
3 comments8 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Guided Men­tal Change Re­quires High Trust

namespace27 Oct 2017 19:15 UTC
18 points
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The De­sired Response

squidious20 Jan 2018 22:01 UTC
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Maps vs But­tons; Nerds vs Normies

Bound_up28 Dec 2017 21:11 UTC
23 points
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Small Com­ment on Or­gani­sa­tional Disclaimers

Ben Pace29 Mar 2020 17:07 UTC
29 points
0 comments4 min readLW link

Against Love Languages

Ben Pace29 Dec 2017 9:51 UTC
19 points
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Click­bait Soapboxing

DaystarEld13 Mar 2024 14:09 UTC
24 points
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(daystareld.com)

[Question] Is the mean­ing of words cho­sen/​in­ter­preted to max­i­mize cor­re­la­tions with other rele­vant queries?

tailcalled20 Oct 2022 10:03 UTC
9 points
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Leav­ing Orbit

Rob Bensinger6 Dec 2021 21:48 UTC
50 points
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acronyms ftw

Emrik21 Oct 2022 13:36 UTC
−2 points
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Re­mem­ber to trans­late your thoughts back again

brook1 Nov 2022 8:49 UTC
21 points
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(forum.effectivealtruism.org)

Just the facts, ma’am!

lukeprog10 Dec 2011 22:54 UTC
68 points
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Three Axes of Prohibitions

daenerys15 Feb 2013 7:34 UTC
47 points
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Avoid­ing meta­physics means giv­ing bad philos­o­phy a free pass

Aditya16 Jun 2023 20:54 UTC
6 points
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Ten Modes of Cul­ture War Discourse

jchan31 Jan 2024 13:58 UTC
54 points
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Shar­ing Is Car­ing?

UtilityMonster29 May 2022 16:19 UTC
−11 points
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Model, Care, Execution

26 Jun 2023 4:05 UTC
104 points
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(bayesshammai.substack.com)

re­flec­tions on smileys and how to make so­ciety’s in­ter­pre­tive pri­ors more charitable

Emrik7 May 2024 11:20 UTC
17 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Some re­flec­tions on the LW com­mu­nity af­ter sev­eral months of ac­tive engagement

M. Y. Zuo25 Jun 2022 17:04 UTC
72 points
40 comments4 min readLW link

Do­ing dis­course bet­ter: Stuff I wish I knew

dynomight29 Sep 2020 14:34 UTC
27 points
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(dyno-might.github.io)

Con­ver­sa­tion Visualizer

31 Dec 2023 1:18 UTC
27 points
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(210ethan.github.io)

Please speak unpredictably

dkl923 Jul 2023 22:09 UTC
10 points
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(dkl9.net)

“You’re the most beau­tiful girl in the world” and Wittgen­stei­nian Lan­guage Games

Chris_Leong20 Apr 2024 14:54 UTC
4 points
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[Question] How do you con­cisely com­mu­ni­cate & nav­i­gate the poli­tics /​ cul­ture at your job work­ing at a large cor­po­ra­tion or in­sti­tu­tion?

Willa12 Jul 2022 3:22 UTC
10 points
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