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As at 2015-09-15 Lesswrong has a slack channel that is two weeks old and growing.  details can be found [http://lesswrong.com/r/discussion/lw/mpq/lesswrong_real_time_chat/ here]  
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'''LessWrong has a [http://lesswrongers.slack.com/ Slack group]!'''
  
Quoted from that discussion page:
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[https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/Z8KfEjs8WSAjgJPtd/the-lesswrong-slack-an-introduction-to-our-regulars An introduction to our regulars as at mid-2018]
  
If you are interested in joining; consider this one requirement:
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[http://lesswrongers.slack.com/ Slack] is a communication tool, to exchange and discuss about various topics. The LW Slack looks like a chatroom and works like a chatroom, with emphasis on topic-centered channels to enable multiple discussions running in parallel at different paces.
  
You must be willing to be charitable in your conversations with your fellow lesswrongers.
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'''To join us''', please send a message to LessWrong user [http://lesswrong.com/user/Elo Elo] with your email address.
To be clear; This means (including but not limited to);
 
  
Steelman not strawman of discussion
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There is also an active [[LessWrong in Russian|Russian group]] at http://slack.lesswrong.ru/. It is all in russian.
Respect of others
 
patience
 
  
So far every conversation we have had has been excellent, there have been no problems at all and everyone is striving towards better understanding of each other.  This policy does not come out of a recognition of a failure to be charitable; but as a standard to set when moving forward.  I have no reason to expect it will be broken but all the same; I feel it is valuable to have.
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== Goals of the group ==
  
I would like this to have several goals and purposes (some of which were collaboratively developed with other lesswrongers in the chat, and if more come up in the future too that would be good)
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The following sums up and expands on [http://lesswrong.com/r/discussion/lw/mpq/lesswrong_real_time_chat/ the founding post].
an aim for productive conversations, to make progress on our lives.
 
a brains trust for life-advice in all kinds of areas where, "outsource this decision to others" is an effective strategy.
 
collaborative creation of further rationality content
 
a safe space for friendly conversation on the internet (a nice place to hang out)
 
A more coherent and stronger connected lesswrong
 
Development of better ideas and strategies in how to personally improve the world.
 
  
So far the chat has been operating by private invite from me for about two weeks as a trial.  In the meta-sense we are still low on the numbers required to keep as fun a conversation I would like, and it goes quiet; I expect that to change with this post.  I have personally gained two very good friends already; that I now talk to every day.  (Which coincidentally slowed me down from posting this notice because I was too busy with other things and learning from new people)
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We aim for constructive and charitable conversations between LessWrongers, including (but not limited to):
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* steelmanning in debates
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* respect of others
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* patience
  
I realise this type of medium is not for all.  But I am keen to make it work.
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Our many goals and purposes include (the list is growing):
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* Productive conversations (making progress is key)
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* Learning, information and experience exchange
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* Life advice in all kinds of areas, outsourcing of decisions (when effective)
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* Collaborative creation of fresh rationality content
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* Safe space for friendly rational conversation on the Internet (a nice place to hang out)
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* A more coherent and strongly connected Less Wrong
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* Development of ideas and strategies to improve the world, personally
  
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== Channels ==
  
To join the Slack channel; send a message to LessWrong user [http://lesswrong.com/user/Elo Elo] with your email address.
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This list is non-exhaustive.
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{| class="wikitable"
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|-
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! Name
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! Topic
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|-
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| '''open'''
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| Open conversation (water cooler)
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|-
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| '''welcome'''
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| Introductions
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|-
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| '''ai'''
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| Artificial Intelligence
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|-
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| '''art_and_media'''
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| Books, movies, media in general
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|-
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| '''business_and_startups'''
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| Startups, industry and business
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|-
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| '''effective_altruism'''
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| Effective altruism
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|-
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| '''goals_of_lesswrong'''
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| Meta-discussion about the LW main site, the LW Slack and rationality
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|-
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| '''human_relationships'''
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| Social intelligence and interactions
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|-
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| '''parenting'''
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| Parenting advice and education
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|-
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| '''philosophy'''
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| Philosophy
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|-
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| '''programming'''
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| Computer Science, hacking and learning
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|-
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| '''projects'''
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| Personal projects, feedback and accountability
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|-
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| '''real_life_advice'''
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| Practical advice and life hacks
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|-
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| '''science_n_technology'''
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| Scientific concepts, discussion over state of the art and possible achievements
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|-
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| '''fit'''
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| Fitness, health
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|-
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| '''dieting and food'''
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|-
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| '''cognitive enhancement'''
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| chemicals, supplements.
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|-
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| '''mental health'''
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|-
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| '''rational hell'''
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| fun zone
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|-
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| '''vulnerability'''
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| practice vulnerability experiments
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|}
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= Is the slack still active? =
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The slack is still active as at Feb 2018.  With 3k-5k messages a week.  This section will be updated from time to time.
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== Other Slack networks ==
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* [[Road to AI Safety Excellence]] has a Slack network
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[[Category:Rationalistsphere]]
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[[Category:Chat]]

Latest revision as of 11:30, 5 June 2018

LessWrong has a Slack group!

An introduction to our regulars as at mid-2018

Slack is a communication tool, to exchange and discuss about various topics. The LW Slack looks like a chatroom and works like a chatroom, with emphasis on topic-centered channels to enable multiple discussions running in parallel at different paces.

To join us, please send a message to LessWrong user Elo with your email address.

There is also an active Russian group at http://slack.lesswrong.ru/. It is all in russian.

Goals of the group

The following sums up and expands on the founding post.

We aim for constructive and charitable conversations between LessWrongers, including (but not limited to):

  • steelmanning in debates
  • respect of others
  • patience

Our many goals and purposes include (the list is growing):

  • Productive conversations (making progress is key)
  • Learning, information and experience exchange
  • Life advice in all kinds of areas, outsourcing of decisions (when effective)
  • Collaborative creation of fresh rationality content
  • Safe space for friendly rational conversation on the Internet (a nice place to hang out)
  • A more coherent and strongly connected Less Wrong
  • Development of ideas and strategies to improve the world, personally

Channels

This list is non-exhaustive.

Name Topic
open Open conversation (water cooler)
welcome Introductions
ai Artificial Intelligence
art_and_media Books, movies, media in general
business_and_startups Startups, industry and business
effective_altruism Effective altruism
goals_of_lesswrong Meta-discussion about the LW main site, the LW Slack and rationality
human_relationships Social intelligence and interactions
parenting Parenting advice and education
philosophy Philosophy
programming Computer Science, hacking and learning
projects Personal projects, feedback and accountability
real_life_advice Practical advice and life hacks
science_n_technology Scientific concepts, discussion over state of the art and possible achievements
fit Fitness, health
dieting and food
cognitive enhancement chemicals, supplements.
mental health
rational hell fun zone
vulnerability practice vulnerability experiments

Is the slack still active?

The slack is still active as at Feb 2018. With 3k-5k messages a week. This section will be updated from time to time.

Other Slack networks