Evan_Gaensbauer comments on Why not to rush to translate effective altruism into other languages - Effective Altruism Forum

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Comment author: Evan_Gaensbauer 06 March 2018 05:29:48PM 2 points [-]

If you don't give feedback, here's a tip for how I figure why I might have been downvoted when it's not at first clear to me why. I read my comment again, and imagine from a perspective of someone in EA very different from me. Other people's perceptions and intuitions of how our words come across on the internet can be very different from our own. I often notice things in my own comments after the fact as a result. The part of your comment which stood out to me with the typical tone on the EA Forum was referring to some earnest translation effort as "alien and uncool". For various reasons, I can imagine someone seeing arguments from coolness are bad or inappropriate for the EA Forum, although I assume ostensibly you weren't that serious about the comment.