We have some fresh, tasty updates for you:
Unified logins for effectivealtruism.org
We’ve moved the Forum onto the shared login system that was already being used for EA Funds and Giving What We Can.
(The system also allows you to pull information from past EA Global applications into your present application, though you can't "log in" to the EA Global website.)
If you use the same email for the Forum as you do for those services, your accounts have been merged. Your new password will be your EA Funds password. Note that Funds and GWWC were already unified before we added the Forum; if you had an EA Funds account, that was also your GWWC account, and vice-versa.
If you use a different email for the Forum, you'll keep your old Forum password, and will have separate "effectivealtruism.org" accounts: one with your Forum info, one with your Funds/GWWC info. If you try to log into one service using an email that isn't connected to a profile on that service, you'll be prompted to create a new profile.
If you want to merge two separate "effectivealtruism.org" accounts, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the email addresses you use for each account, and say which one you'd like to use for the merged account.
If you use multiple Forum accounts, you now have one effectivealtruism.org account for each of those.
Several improvements on the Forum Wiki:
- You can now vote on edits, and their authors will receive karma! Incentives!
- Also, you can now see the edits that pop up when you click on "History" from an article page (that one was a bugfix).
- You can see what was changed on the History page; if you click an individual edit, you'll see the version of the article from after the edit was made.
- Edits now appear in the "All Posts" feed.
- Articles now include the same table of contents you see on posts.
- You can now see someone’s edit count on their profile page:
The Pinned Post section
Pinned posts now have their own section of the page. Fun!
We’ve also added icons to our long-term pinned posts as a tiny experiment in adding visual interest to the Forum. Feel free to suggest new ones.
The Great Karma Recalculation
Posts created on the prior version of the Forum (pre-November 2018) awarded 10 times their visible karma. At the time, this was a deliberate choice, but we’ve decided to simplify. As a result, people who created posts in that era have seen their karma recalculated without the 10x multiplier. Our condolences to Peter, but we have every confidence he’ll get back to 12,000 again!