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The list of references is too long; there should be few focused references, with other articles referenced through other concepts, more narrowly describing their content. --Vladimir Nesov 15:51, 22 May 2009 (UTC)


(changed the links back to overcomingbias.com, the links to lesswrong.com were interfering with the scripts.) --PeerInfinity

(Something's wrong with the scripts then -- you could look only in "blog posts" sections for example) --Vladimir Nesov

The problem is that the way the script currently works, it will automatically add the "Bias" tag to the articles listed on this page, when generating the tables for the Less Wrong/All Articles page. Yesterday you manually removed the "Bias" tag from these articles, so I'm assuming that you don't want the tag to be automatically applied. I could add a special case to the script for this page if you want, but first I should ask why you didn't want these articles to have the "Bias" tag. --PeerInfinity 14:22, 24 September 2009 (UTC)

I didn't remove the tag intentionally, it was a race condition in editing, sorry for the confusion. I don't see why it would be wrong to have it.
Ok, thanks for clearing that up. I left the script as it is, and put the "Bias" tags back in the All Articles page. --PeerInfinity 16:49, 24 September 2009 (UTC)
A general remark: I can't see how the amount of effort you apply to these synchronization/standartization scripts can be justified. Furthermore, since the blog post list wiki pages were introduced, it became clear that the blog post lists themselves are a poor medium for planning the wiki articles -- typically, wiki article creation is still centered around the wiki articles, and the blog post lists only describe what's cited in the wiki articles. This suggests that the only meaningful mode of your scripts remains scanning of wiki articles and generation of blog post->wiki article mappings. --Vladimir Nesov 15:50, 24 September 2009 (UTC)
I don't understand. Can you please rewrite that, replacing the word "article" with either "blog post" or "wiki page", depending on which you meant? --PeerInfinity 16:49, 24 September 2009 (UTC)
By "article" I always referred to wiki pages in the above. The previous message was edited for disambiguation. --Vladimir Nesov 17:01, 24 September 2009 (UTC)