Less Wrong Slack

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LessWrong has a Slack group!

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/

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


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