Khorton

Woman // Christian // Canadian // Londoner // Married // Donates to Global Development // Works on Energy Policy

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The Years 0 and 1 of the Policy Entrepreneurship Network

Thanks for the update! Are you planning to public your plans for 2020-21?

An open letter to Holden from a crybaby

Yes, that was one! I thought there might have been another on the Robin Hanson thread but I don't see it with a quick skim so maybe not

An open letter to Holden from a crybaby

Yeah, that makes sense. I think I've seen this post referenced twice in the last few weeks as justification for people's poor behaviour on the Forum, so I think it's really important that there's a clear message that people shouldn't be really blunt and call others "crybabies" if they're uncomfortable, but there may have been even kinder ways to approach it.

I think this conversation shows that unkind feedback is no longer welcome in the EA community though, which is a good signal to send!

An open letter to Holden from a crybaby

Don't you think asking GiveWell to either add a disclaimer to posts they disagree with or take them down is a reasonable thing to ask for? I think that could be pretty useful, personally.

EDIT: Also I didn't infer that this is still Holden's style because Sanjay says it's not in the first paragraph.

Judgement as a key need in EA

Oh got it! Sorry I missed it, thanks

Judgement as a key need in EA

Hi Ben, almost everything you write about in your post is specific to forecasting. Do you think good judgment is primarily about being able to forecast well? Or is that just the only part of good judgment you feel confident advising people on?

Asking for advice

Oh, actually that makes me feel better too!

Asking for advice

Most likely! I guess we'll just have to test it and see!

Asking for advice

Don't feel great about that, for the same reasons as before - it prioritizes your comfort and schedule over mine, which is kind of rude if you're asking me for a favour.

But like other people, I don't necessarily endorse these feelings, and they're not super strong. It's fine for people to keep sending me calendly links.

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