showed you what you upvoted and strong-upvoted in 2022. We also gave you the chance to mark some posts as “most valuable.” Forum Wrapped
I’m sharing which posts were marked as “
most valuable” by most people, and which posts were most underrated by their karma score (relative to the number of “most valuable” votes).
Please note that this is
a very rough list; relatively few people marked posts as "most valuable," and I imagine that those who did, didn't do it very carefully or comprehensively. And there are various biases in the data (like the fact that we showed the list in order of karma). Before you continue, consider looking back (if you haven’t done that yet).
You can look at your
, consider scrolling through Forum Wrapped , or explore posts on your favorite high-rated (adjusted) posts from 2022 . topics
(You can still mark posts as “most valuable” — we might revisit these numbers later, and you might find it useful to have a record of this for yourself.)
If you want to explore more content, you could look at
(thread), What are the most underrated posts & comments of 2022, according to you? on the Forum Wrapped announcement, my comment , and older content like the curated posts from 2022 and the Results from the First Decade Review . Forum Digest Classics Which posts from 2022 did Forum users think were most valuable? (Note that we ordered posts in " wrapped " by karma score, meaning higher-karma posts might be artificially over-rated.)
Votes Author(s) Title
ASB, eca Concrete Biosecurity Projects (some of which could be big)
Julia Wise Power dynamics between people in EA
Theo Hawking Bad Omens in Current Community Building
Scott Alexander "Long-Termism" vs. "Existential Risk"
George Rosenfeld Free-spending EA might be a big problem for optics and epistemics
Haydn Belfield Are you really in a race? The Cautionary Tales of Szilárd and Ellsberg
Holden Karnofsky EA is about maximization, and maximization is perilous
Simon M StrongMinds should not be a top-rated charity (yet)
Fods12 The FTX crisis highlights a deeper cultural problem within EA - we don't sufficiently value good governance
MathiasKB Snakebites kill 100,000 people every year, here's what you should know
William MacAskill EA and the current funding situation
Linch Some unfun lessons I learned as a junior grantmaker
Will Bradshaw, Mike McLaren, Anjali Gopal Announcing the Nucleic Acid Observatory project for early detection of catastrophic biothreats
Thomas Kwa Effectiveness is a Conjunction of Multipliers
Karolina Sarek, Joey Presenting: 2022 Incubated Charities (Charity Entrepreneurship)
Nuño Sempere A Critical Review of Open Philanthropy’s Bet On Criminal Justice Reform
Holden Karnofsky My takes on the FTX situation will (mostly) be cold, not hot
Peter McLaughlin Getting on a different train: can Effective Altruism avoid collapsing into absurdity?
Katja Grace Let’s think about slowing down AI
Holden Karnofsky Important, actionable research questions for the most important century
Holden Karnofsky Some comments on recent FTX-related events
Maya D I’m a 22-year-old woman involved in Effective Altruism. I’m sad, disappointed, and scared.
Ajeya Without specific countermeasures, the easiest path to transformative AI likely leads to AI takeover Which were most underrated by Forum karma? A quick note on the methodology is in the footnote.
Votes Author Title
Corentin Biteau The great energy descent (short version) - An important thing EA might have missed
James Ozden What you prioritise is mostly moral intuition
Fabio Kuhn, Giving What We Can, Sarah Baka The 2022 Giving What We Can Donor Lottery is now open
Jamie Harris The History of AI Rights Research
Max Dalton, Angelina Li, Oscar Howie CEA's work in 2022
Elizabeth Epistemic Legibility
Gavin Milan Griffes on EA blindspots
Holden Karnofsky Ideal governance (for companies, countries and more)
Holden Karnofsky AI Safety Seems Hard to Measure
Lynette Bye Have You Ever Doubted Whether You're Good Enough To Pursue Your Career?
Pablo, matthew.vandermerwe Future Matters #6: FTX collapse, value lock-in, and counterarguments to AI x-risk
Holden Karnofsky AI strategy nearcasting
Elizabeth Butterfly Ideas
Hamish Hobbs, jbs, Allan Dafoe Differential technology development: preprint on the concept
Derek Shiller The importance of getting digital consciousness right
Holden Karnofsky Nonprofit Boards are Weird
Tom Barnes Air Pollution: Founders Pledge Cause Report
Vaidehi Agarwalla, Alexandra Malikova, Elika Doing Ops in EA FAQ: before you join (2022)
Holden Karnofsky Racing through a minefield: the AI deployment problem
ColdButtonIssues Go Republican, Young EA!
levin Common-sense cases where "hypothetical future people" matter
Janne M. Korhonen Sheltering humanity against x-risk: report from the SHELTER weekend Thanks so much...
...for posting, commenting, upvoting, marking as “most valuable,” giving us feedback, and more! I really appreciate it.
get absolutely dunked on, Will!
In all seriousness, thank you to the many people who contributed with posts and comments in 2022 and a thank you to the forum team for the hard work you put in. Whatever our community's flaws (and there are many!), there are few other places online with a similar breadth of topics discussed in as much depth.
Barring the meta-posts, time spent procrastinating on the EA forum in 2022 was for me time well spent.
Is there any thought as to ways to change the karma system so that posts which were underrated get what they deserve immediately?
We could take away the bizarre mechanic where people with more karma have votes that are more strongly weighted.
I reckon that one leads to better rather than worse results.
How would you implement such a system? How could the system know if something is worth their karma points and something else is underrated?
see the post footnote:
"I looked at the number of people who had marked something as “most valuable,” and then divided by [karma score]^1.5. All of these were marked as most valuable by at least two people.
Just dividing by karma didn’t change the list much, and dividing by karma^2 penalized karma too much. I played with a few other ways of modifying the “underrated-ness” metric, but they didn’t seem better."