JP Addison

Lead developer for the EA Forum


Proposal for managing community requests on the forum

I'd propose trying this exactly as you described but without the extra default-tag. As mentioned in a private discussion recently, I'm keen to keep the default number of tags small. Too many draws the eye for distraction. When you're just getting started, I know the site is actually a fair bit complex, and distraction hurts your ability to figure it out in the back of your head when you're mainly looking at content.

What are you grateful for?

Many times I make mistakes. Sometimes those mistakes are bad enough that the wronged parties would have cause to demand expensive recompense, or to weaken their ties to me. Wonderfully, my friends and colleagues by and large value their relationship with me enough to overlook my flaws. From my Christian upbringing, I'd call that grace. On Thanksgiving this year, when many of us have needed little more grace from our friends than before, I'm grateful for mine.

Where are you donating in 2020 and why?

Foot pedals, a head or eye tracker, maybe a graphics tablet for less-straining mouse input.

Where are you donating in 2020 and why?

I recently became good at hands-free input. To help other EAs who have RSI, I'm strongly considering ordering a bunch of equipment to my home, which I can then send as an expedited starter pack to anyone who wants to take a break from typing but doesn't want to wait for some often-out-of-stock microphones.

Where are you donating in 2020 and why?

As with last year, I'll be giving almost entirely to the Donor Lottery. I think it's the best place to donate for people in my position. I'm keeping my pledge to donate 10%, but this year I've also created an "altruism" category in my budget for spending that I believe will help the EA community outside of normal donation-based approaches.

Propose and vote on potential tags

I agree with whoever upvoted the other of the two tags you made this day but not this one. I would want to see more posts that formed a natural cluster around this concept. The one example is good, but I can't recall any others.

What quotes do you find most inspire you to use your resources (effectively) to help others?

This thread was a moving read. Thanks Luke for starting it, and to those who contributed. The intended effect of the quotes worked on me, and I hope my work will be better for it, if only for a while.

What posts do you want someone to write?

A post making the case for donating now rather than later.

Patient philanthropy (donating later) has been gaining ground within the EA community. While there's been some critical discussion, there hasn't been a post making the positive case for why to donate now since the very early days of EA.

At the suggestion of this question post, I'll offer that I'll pay $200 for a good post in this direction. Caveated with the fact that I think most of the value comes from a very good post in this direction, so my bar will be pretty high.

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