Open Thread: April 2021

by Aaron Gertler1 min read6th Apr 20215 comments


Open Thread

As an experiment, I'm combining the "Open and Welcome" and "Progress" threads this month, with the goal of clearing a bit more space on the frontpage.

If you have something to share that doesn't feel like a full post, add it here! 

(You can also create a Shortform post.)

If you're new to the EA Forum, consider using this thread to introduce yourself! 

You could talk about how you found effective altruism, what causes you work on and care about, or personal details that aren't EA-related at all. 

(You can also put this info into your Forum bio.)

Open threads are also a place to share good news, big or small. See this post for ideas.

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Hey everybody, I'm Matt. Second-year Computer Science student who's been into EA for a few years, ever since finding SSC back in high school. Recently changed my major from Materials Science to CS in order to get more transferable career capital, better earning-to-give potential, more potential to work in high-impact areas, and all that stuff. 

Welcome! I'm Evelyn, and I've been finishing up my CS MEng degree at Cornell. I've been exploring the intersection of EA and public interest tech. I'm happy to talk about it sometime if you're interested.

A Wikipedia-style "random post" feature for the Forum could be cool, to help people find new posts. It would also help people find posts that are not fully tagged or organized.

Anyone else having issues with the tagging feature? It's very slow and unresponsive for me.

(Edit: The commenting feature is glitching out too. I think all of the "reactive" features are glitching out today.)

(Edit 2: It seems to be working better after I switch to my mobile Wi-Fi hotspot. Might just be the Wi-Fi network I was on.)