Peter Sølling

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I blog about gamifying effective altruism here:


Hi Will

Thank you for your thoughts and suggestions. 

I have now changed the title of the post to be that which you suggested. I wanted it to be a question, but I couldn’t find a way to add a picture to a test in a question. Im new to this forum. Sorry. 

Regarding your comment on the topic, Sam Deere from the EA Fund was kind enough to answer me directly. I have replied him here in the thread. 

Best regards, Peter

Hi Sam

Thank you so much for your good and thorough answer.

I see from the payout overviews that the actual distribution of donation amounts between the four focus areas the past three years has followed more or less exactly the distribution indication on the sliders. Plus minus one or two percent. Now that the sliders disappear, does that mean that any future donor will not get any EA recommendation on how to balance her donation between the four areas? Or is there a recommended balance somewhere else? 
I remember here Steve Pinkers words on the EA website front page: 

Effective altruism — efforts that actually help people rather than making you feel good or helping you show off — is one of the great new ideas of the 21st century.

Should EA also help people in finding this hard balance, that tabs into the emerging school of patient longtermism and other academic concepts? 

Kind regards, Peter

Yes, of course. Sorry. The source is a screenshot of what comes up after you press "Donate" on

Thanks Michael! Amazing resources, and thanks for sharing them so quickly! Have a good day! Peter

Thank you so much for you fast reply, Alex! Very helpful!