JP Addison

Software engineer @ Centre for Effective Altruism
Working (6-15 years of experience)

Bio

Lead developer for the EA Forum

How others can help me

I'm always interested in hearing about interesting projects at the intersection of software and EA.

How I can help others

I'm happy to give career advice to software engineers, especially those with an interest in the web.

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We also just deployed something that makes them somewhat more prominent. (For example, blue instead of grey.)

Back in 2019 it was impossible to do "soft-filtering" (aka tag weighting). So it was an all or nothing approach.

It seemed a natural fit for community to use the tagging system instead of re-using the 'meta' flag which (because LessWrong used the 'meta' flag to mean something else) was an absolute mess engineering-wise. Then, once it was a tag, we could totally continue to do the thing where it was a separate page and set the tag to hidden. However, now that we had the option to use tag-weighting, Aaron and I decided to go with that instead of a completely separate page.

(Technical difficulties, please stand by.) Edit: This crosspost is now correctly displaying the contents from LW. Apologies for the disruption.

I think this is roughly right.

(That said, it's a balance, and three-quarters of the way to 100% EA dedicate-ism will sometimes feel and look quite a lot like crazy sacrifice, IMO.)

I like the way you summarized this, thanks!

FWIW, CEA solves this issue by saying:

The salary range in Oxford is £49,000 to £77,000, depending on prior experience, skills, and location. There may be flexibility in salary for exceptional candidates. [...]

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Forum dev here. The author of this comment has privately communicated to me that they believe someone is creating fraudulent Forum accounts. If someone DM's you, please consider that they might be a journalist looking to quote you uncharitably, a scammer trying to get personal information, etc.

We have no evidence that we have suffered a breach of our security in the traditional sense of the word (e.g. database being hacked).

Forum dev here. The author of this comment has privately communicated to me that they believe someone is creating fraudulent Forum accounts. If someone DM's you, please consider that they might be a journalist looking to quote you uncharitably, a scammer trying to get personal information, etc.

We have no evidence that we have suffered a breach of our security in the traditional sense of the word (e.g. database being hacked).

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