Tag Archives: meta

Update On My Situation

It’s been two and a half months since I deleted the blog, so I owe all of you an update on recent events. I haven’t heard anything from the New York Times one way or the other. Since nothing has … Continue reading

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Book Review Contest: Call For Entries

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to write a book review and send it to me at scott[at]slatestarcodex[dot]com before August 5th 2020. Interested? Here’s the small print (written in normal-sized print, for your convenience): Pick a book, … Continue reading

Please Take The 2020 SSC Survey!

Please take the 2020 Slate Star Codex Survey. The survey helps me learn more about SSC readers and plan community events. But it also provides me with useful informal research data for questions I’m interested it, which I then turn … Continue reading

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SSC Meetups Everywhere Retrospective

Slate Star Codex has regular weekly-to-monthly meetups in a bunch of cities around the world. Earlier this autumn, we held a Meetups Everywhere event, hoping to promote and expand these groups. We collected information on existing meetups, got volunteers to … Continue reading

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Meetups Everywhere 2019

Last autumn we organized meetups in 85 different cities (and one ship!) around the world. Some of the meetup groups stuck around or reported permanent spikes in membership, which sounds like a success, so let’s do it again. For most … Continue reading

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Adversarial Collaboration Contest 2019

[self plagiarism notice: this is mostly copied from last year’s contest announcement] 1. Announcing the second annual Adversarial Collaboration Contest An adversarial collaboration is an effort by two people with opposing opinions on a topic to collaborate on a summary … Continue reading

Style Guide: Not Sounding Like An Evil Robot

The saying goes: “Never offend people with style when you can offend them with substance”. This is the same idea as “weirdness points”: you can only bother people a certain amount before they go away. So if you have something … Continue reading

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Some Clarifications On Rationalist Blogging

1. According to the survey, only 13% of SSC commenters identify as rationalists. Almost none of the rationalists I know IRL comment on SSC. Saying “rationalist community” when you mean “SSC comments section” or vice versa will leave everybody pretty … Continue reading

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Editing Unsong

A few years ago, I wrote the online serial novel Unsong. Someday I want to get it published. But I want to fix it up before I try. I know publishers will have their own editors and their own demands. … Continue reading

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Partial Retraction Of Post On Animal Value And Neural Number

[EDIT: This partial retraction has been updated and itself partially retracted, see here] Commenter Tibbar used Mechanical Turk to replicate my survey on how people thought about the moral weights of animals. After getting 263 responses (to my 50), he … Continue reading

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