Oh yeah, I remember experimenting with that, though ended up running into similar problems as comparing links for the wordpress case. I remember the ID changing depending on some kind of context, though I don’t remember the exact thing (this code was some of the first code I wrote for the new LessWrong, so it’s been a while).
I do think this is a pretty straightforwardly solvable problem, we just haven’t put much effort into it, since it hasn’t been much of a problem in the past.
Is it that LW’s RSS generation does not include it, or is it some other site producing the RSS?
This is talking about RSS imports, so we are consuming an RSS feed from an external site, and parsing it into a LessWrong post. So we don’t really have control over what data is available.
It’s an issue with LW. Since RSS doesn’t provide unique IDs for posts, we are currently determining whether a post is new in an RSS feed on the basis of its link-field, which seems to have changed two times on Katja’s blog for some reason in the past two days (a bunch of wordpress settings influence this, so she likely changed some setting somewhere).
This definitely isn’t Katja’s fault, and we should improve our algorithm to figure out whether a post in an RSS feed has already been marked as imported.
(My sense was that Abram engaged pretty extensively with the post, though I can’t fully judge since I’ve historically bounced off of a lot of the predictive processing stuff, including your post)
Promoted to curated: Will write a curation notice later in the day, or maybe tomorrow, but it seemed good to curate this close to when it was published.
We ended up focusing on some other things in the past quarter, but we are about to plan the coming quarter, so we might end up prioritizing this again.
Adding yourself to the map is the first thing I would do, and then most likely I would see whether there have been any meetups historically anywhere close to your area. It appears there is a meetup in 10 days in Copenhagen, which seems pretty close to Malmo.
At that meetup you might also be able to figure out whether there are any people directly from your area interested in a meetup.
On the backend, we implemented a revision system for posts that allows us to mark edits to posts as “major revisions” which marks all the comments on that post as outdated, and also allows users to view past revisions of the post. As an example, see this post.
I hope we can soon get around to building some more user-facing UI for this, which allows users to edit a post while marking the revision as major, probably causing it to reappear on the frontpage.
We already implemented this!
When we set up crossposting we can set a flag on whether to have the canonical URL point towards its original source (this doesn’t always make sense, for example for things like the AI Alignment Newsletter), but if you want to automatically crosspost while preserving the canonical URL we can set that up for you.
It’s totally possible. In the post-editor, just select some empty space and press the “image” button in the toolbar. Or use markdown syntax.
Happy to edit the above post to have images in the post, as opposed to just links to images.
(I promoted this to frontpage, though I usually leave posts like this on personal blog, because it does actually cover a bunch of general lessons and I think is actually of pretty broad interest)
Yeah, I basically want this to replace the ToC as you scroll past the post and into the comment section.
This is correct.
We did not port over all of your old notifications, and from looking through Document’s posts, it seems like they shouldn’t have received any comment notifications since the relaunch, so my guess is they are looking for all the historical notifications, which I will sadly have to admit are no longer accessible in the same way (though importing them is definitely a possibility if enough people care, it just wasn’t on our list of priorities and we’ve never gotten any request for them so far).
Yeah, this and a bunch of other reasons caused us to mostly make the call against link-coloring. We are currently going with annotations, though I would want to make them a lot smaller than they currently are on gwern.net (I think they are fine on gwern.net for the kind of content that you produced, but would be too distracting for LW content).
Indeed, thanks! Added them to the list above
We don’t really control the LW Wiki, so not sure how feasible this is. It would probably require a completely separate codepath, and I don’t know what the subscription infrastructure of the wiki has. I will look into it, but can’t promise anything as of yet.
Some opportunities that I know about:
The Long Term Future Fund is I think currently the most active granter in the space for independent researchers
MIRI has in the past funded some independent researchers, and some programs that try to facilitate research (like funding to MIRIx workshops, or the AI Safety camp, or related projects)
Jaan Tallinn has some budget set aside to fund people doing interesting research, I think partially administered via Alex Zhu. Happy to put anyone interested into contact.
There exist a variety of small donors who I think are open to this. Matt Wage (also on the LTFF) is often open to things like this.
The Open Philanthropy Project has (had?) a scholarship program, here are some examples of people they funded, I do not know whether there is any way to apply to it:
The Open Philanthropy Project also has an AI Policy careers scholarship program:
The EA Foundation has given grants for AI Alignment Research:
Being a student at CHAI is one way of getting funding. They might also be open to more independent research arrangements, but not sure:
The FHI research scholars program includes people who work on technical AI Alignment:
BERI has historically done some grantmaking in this space, though that will likely now be done via the Survival and Flourishing Fund. For that, applications are open for 4 more days, though require some kind of existing institutional affiliation.
I can imagine that Tyler Cowen’s Emergent Ventures is open to funding things in this space
Will edit this if I come up with anything else, or if someone else points out something that I am missing.
Edit: New additions by Issa Rice:
Paul Christiano has done some independent funding in this space (and maybe Open AI is also open to that, but I don’t know)
FLI has made grants, though I don’t know about the current state of their grant program
EA Grants also has given some grants in this space