Welcome to the Less Wrong user guide. This page and its related category document policies and recommendations on how to use this site.
Wikis are a unique and interesting way of organizing a web community. Unlike chat rooms, newsgroups, or private e-mail, wiki content is expected to have some seriousness and permanence. Authors are encouraged to write thoughtfully and to think about how their writings fit in with the rest of the existing wiki content.
People commonly edit other people's writing in a wiki. Indeed, many would consider it an honour that someone else cared enough about their ideas to edit them. A wiki community generally discourages individual ownership of contributions. The idea is that by leaving our egos out of the discussion, the ideas will be given full attention.
See the Wiki tag for the Less Wrong blog posts dealing with proposals for using the Wiki.
Less Wrong wiki
- Help:Etiquette - general conventions on what kinds of articles are appropriate for this wiki, what should go in the articles, etc.
- Help:Style Guide - more detailed policies and article formatting conventions.