Peter Sølling

I blog about gamifying effective altruism here:

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Hi Azure

This post is now updated an now contains a structure with introduction, methodology, analysis, and conclusion. 

The abstract images with the unfortunate association to a flat Earth is also now replaced. 

Again, thank you for your good comments. 

Kind regards, 


How are the EA Funds default allocations chosen?

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

How are the EA Funds default allocations chosen?

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

Hi Azure!

Thanks for your thoughts. I see how the images are distorting the explanation, and I will replace the images tomorrow. I certainly did not intend to create any flat earth association. 

The “brightening” is another term for more wellbeing. I will also address this tomorrow and elaborate on introduction, methodology, analysis, and conclusion tomorrow. 

In the meantime, everything is explained in detail in my 12.000 word article on this topic linked to this post. Here, I have also made a 6000 word summary and a 3500 word summary.

Looking forward to any comments anyone might have. And I will let you Azure know when I have updated this post (in case you are interested).

All the best, 


How are the EA Funds default allocations chosen?

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

Should we create an EA index?

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

Should we create an EA index?

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