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ZachWeems comments on Leverage Research: reviewing the basic facts - Effective Altruism Forum

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Comment author: ZachWeems 05 August 2018 12:01:52AM 0 points [-]

Meta:

It might be worthwhile to have some sort of flag or content warning for potentially controversial posts like this.

On the other hand, this could be misused by people who dislike the EA movement, who could use it as a search parameter to find and "signal-boost" content that looks bad when taken out of context.

Comment author: Denise_Melchin 05 August 2018 08:47:01AM 8 points [-]

What are the benefits of this suggestion?

Comment author: kbog  (EA Profile) 05 August 2018 08:40:59AM *  7 points [-]

This is a romp through meadows of daisies and sunflowers compared to what real Internet drama looks like. It's perfectly healthy for a bunch of people to report on their negative experiences and debate the effectiveness of an organization. It will only look controversial if you frame it as controversial; people will only think it is a big deal if you act like it is a big deal.

Comment author: Evan_Gaensbauer 05 August 2018 07:01:29PM 1 point [-]

I agree with kbog, while this is unusual for discourse for the EA Forum, this is still far above a bar where I think it's practical to be worried about controversy. If someone thinks the content of a post on the EA Forum might trigger some reader(s), I don't see anything wrong with including content warnings on posts. I'm unsure what you mean by "flagging" potentially controversial content.