Kerry_Vaughan comments on The Best of EA in 2016: Nomination Thread - Effective Altruism Forum

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Comment author: Kerry_Vaughan 08 November 2016 05:38:37PM -2 points [-]

GiveWell's classic April Fools joke

This post was controversial, but I laughed long and hard and really enjoyed seeing a more human side from them.

Comment author: John_Maxwell_IV 09 November 2016 09:15:30AM 5 points [-]

A big purpose of awards is to send a signal about what kind of work will get recognized. If we give awards to joke posts, expect more joke posts.

I actually think the best use of awards is to recognize posts that are not the kind of content that spreads virally. Pageviews already serve as an ego boost for most authors. We should reward serious boring posts, in the same way the Nobel Prize is given out for serious boring research.

Comment author: michaelchen 10 November 2016 02:16:16AM 0 points [-]

The link "View test writeup" seems broken. It brings me to a login page rather than the actual joke post. Did they take it down?