Weird­ness Points

Weird­ness Points posit that the abil­ity to con­vince peo­ple to be­lieve, do, or re­spect some­thing that sounds weird is a limited re­source.

Some­one with dozens of un­con­ven­tional be­liefs and habits will seem too ec­cen­tric to be worth pay­ing at­ten­tion to, but some­one who pushes one weird thing while oth­er­wise be­ing re­spectable has a shot at con­vinc­ing the peo­ple around them to take it se­ri­ously too.

You have a set amount of “weird­ness points”. Spend them wisely.

27 Nov 2014 21:09 UTC
80 points
97 comments3 min readLW link

[Question] Can you gain weird­ness points?

31 Jul 2020 3:41 UTC
18 points
20 comments1 min readLW link

A quick note on weird­ness points and Sols­tices [And also ran­dom other Sols­tice dis­cus­sion]

21 Dec 2016 17:29 UTC
23 points
85 comments1 min readLW link

A Tax­on­omy of Weird­ness

Evan Clark
12 Mar 2018 2:33 UTC
12 points
5 comments4 min readLW link

Against EA PR

21 Sep 2017 1:23 UTC
49 points
6 comments6 min readLW link