ThomasSittler comments on Considering Considerateness: Why communities of do-gooders should be exceptionally considerate - Effective Altruism Forum

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Comment author: ThomasSittler 31 May 2017 11:59:15PM 5 points [-]

It seems to me that the main reason people are sometimes insufficiently friendly or reliable is not the lack of papers detailing the benefits of considerateness.

Comment author: DavidNash 01 June 2017 08:55:49AM 9 points [-]

If there was any community that it might apply to, it's probably effective altruists.

Comment author: Owen_Cotton-Barratt 01 June 2017 10:21:00PM 7 points [-]

Not as pithy, but just a flag that I think the question implicitly raised by Tom's comment and the answer in David's are pretty important. This is a community which is willing to update actions based on theoretical arguments about what's important. Of course I don't expect an article to totally change people's beliefs -- let alone behaviours -- but if it has a fraction of that effect I'd count it as cheap.

Comment author: casebash 01 June 2017 11:28:11PM 1 point [-]

I doubt it'll have much direct effect on friendliness, but it might convince people to work harder on concrete projects to improve the community.