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Zeke_Sherman comments on Open Thread #36 - Effective Altruism Forum

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Comment author: Zeke_Sherman 28 March 2017 02:38:43AM *  3 points [-]

We all know how many problems there are with reputation and status seeking. You would lower epistemic standards, cement power users, and make it harder for outsiders and newcomers to get any traction for their ideas.

If we do something like this it should be for very specific capabilities, like reliability, skill or knowledge in a particular domain, rather than generic reputation. That would make it more useful and avoid some of the problems.