In retrospect I think that some of my recent posts have contributed to a slightly unpleasant dogpiling dynamic that seems to happen around here on the regular, and I think I have an idea why: Scott writes too fast!
A normal person feeling down about life would post “feeling down lmao” and get sympathetic responses, but Scott will bang out two thousand words of analysis with a dozen footnotes that gets interpreted as a carefully considered manifesto and Holy Writ of the Official Rationalist Movement™, so everyone lines up to tear it a new one.
It’s not the most healthy dynamic but it seems difficult to avoid without a clearer “register” of post intent, like writing the whole thing in lowercase and adding more emoji to get the point across. For example:
some people???? tear down Moloch and lift humanity to the stars??? to cope?????
dark enlightenment show me the forbidden techniques of memetic sanitation
the only thing that can stop an Unfriendly AI with a gun is a Friendly AI with a gun
and so on.