Moderation Log
Date/Time Moderator Story/Comment/User, Action, Reason
2018-07-08 16:07 -0500 obormot Story: Trust Me I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator (Book outline)
Action: changed tags from "politics economics" to "politics economics journalism"
Reason: Added "journalism" tag
2017-11-28 15:50 -0600 Hypothesis Story: Applied Algebraic Topology and Sensor Networks (2010)
Action: changed title from "𝓐𝓹𝓹𝓵𝓲𝓮𝓭 𝓐𝓵𝓰𝓮𝓫𝓻𝓪𝓲𝓬 𝓣𝓸𝓹𝓸𝓵𝓸𝓰𝔂 𝓪𝓷𝓭 𝓢𝓮𝓷𝓼𝓸𝓻 𝓝𝓮𝓽𝔀𝓸𝓻𝓴𝓼 (2010)" to "Applied Algebraic Topology and Sensor Networks (2010)"
Reason: Inappropriate font
2017-10-22 22:38 -0500 saturn Story: So Good They Can't Ignore You (Summary)
Action: changed url from "https://alexvermeer.com/wp-content/uploads/So-Good-They-Cant-Ignore-You-183x1024.jpeg" to "http://share.obormot.net/images/So-Good-They-Cant-Ignore-You.png"
Reason: Change link to readable larger image
2017-10-16 10:44 -0500 Hypothesis Story: Institutional Memory and Reverse Smuggling
Action: changed tags from "history" to "history business epistemology management technology"
Reason: Excellent essay, too few tags. (Especially ironic given you stated an open challenge to help preserve information.)
2017-10-14 14:00 -0500 obormot Story: Premium mediocre is what happens when the system fails
Action: changed title from "Premium Mediocre Is What Happens When The System Fails" to "Premium mediocre is what happens when the system fails"
Reason: Title case not appropriate here, as link text is not the title of the linked material
2017-10-13 18:48 -0500 Hypothesis Story: Identification of the remains of King Richard III
Action: changed url from "https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4268703/#S1" to "https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4268703/"
Reason: Accidentally linked to wrong section of document.
2017-10-13 14:23 -0500 obormot Story: What we’re doing to limit the number of fundraising banners you see on Wikipedia
Action: changed description from "Excerpt:\r\n\r\n\"We crunched the data on last year’s banner impressions to determine which ones generated the largest number of donors (‘donor conversion’). Looking at the distribution across all devices, including mobile, tablet, and desktop/laptop computers, it became apparent that the first handful of banner impressions is where we converted the vast majority of donors, and the decline in conversion afterwards was undeniable.\r\n\r\nEach subsequent banner impression after the first exhibits a rapid dropoff in conversion. After the tenth, the conversion rate is minuscule: only about 3–5% of donors donate after the 10th impression. With the data in hand, there was no need for debate; we would gladly trade that lost revenue to know that we aren’t burning out readers with ineffective and relentless fundraising messages.\"" to "Excerpt:\r\n\r\n> We crunched the data on last year’s banner impressions to determine which ones generated the largest number of donors (‘donor conversion’). Looking at the distribution across all devices, including mobile, tablet, and desktop/laptop computers, it became apparent that the first handful of banner impressions is where we converted the vast majority of donors, and the decline in conversion afterwards was undeniable.\r\n> \r\n> Each subsequent banner impression after the first exhibits a rapid dropoff in conversion. After the tenth, the conversion rate is minuscule: only about 3–5% of donors donate after the 10th impression. With the data in hand, there was no need for debate; we would gladly trade that lost revenue to know that we aren’t burning out readers with ineffective and relentless fundraising messages.", changed markeddown_description from "<p>Excerpt:</p>\n<p>“We crunched the data on last year’s banner impressions to determine which ones generated the largest number of donors (‘donor conversion’). Looking at the distribution across all devices, including mobile, tablet, and desktop/laptop computers, it became apparent that the first handful of banner impressions is where we converted the vast majority of donors, and the decline in conversion afterwards was undeniable.</p>\n<p>Each subsequent banner impression after the first exhibits a rapid dropoff in conversion. After the tenth, the conversion rate is minuscule: only about 3–5% of donors donate after the 10th impression. With the data in hand, there was no need for debate; we would gladly trade that lost revenue to know that we aren’t burning out readers with ineffective and relentless fundraising messages.”</p>\n" to "<p>Excerpt:</p>\n<blockquote>\n<p>We crunched the data on last year’s banner impressions to determine which ones generated the largest number of donors (‘donor conversion’). Looking at the distribution across all devices, including mobile, tablet, and desktop/laptop computers, it became apparent that the first handful of banner impressions is where we converted the vast majority of donors, and the decline in conversion afterwards was undeniable.</p>\n<p>Each subsequent banner impression after the first exhibits a rapid dropoff in conversion. After the tenth, the conversion rate is minuscule: only about 3–5% of donors donate after the 10th impression. With the data in hand, there was no need for debate; we would gladly trade that lost revenue to know that we aren’t burning out readers with ineffective and relentless fundraising messages.</p>\n</blockquote>\n"
Reason: Added proper blockquote formatting
2017-10-07 14:11 -0500 obormot Story: Bret Victor's Bookshelf
Action: changed url from "https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=10846174" to "http://worrydream.com/Shelf2015/", changed description from "" to "[Hacker News thread](https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=10846174) about this (with rotated version of the pics and more).", changed markeddown_description from "" to "<p><a href=\"https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=10846174\" rel=\"nofollow\">Hacker News thread</a> about this (with rotated version of the pics and more).</p>\n"
Reason: Please post links directly to a thing, then links to threads elsewhere, about the thing, in the comment.
2017-10-06 13:53 -0500 obormot Story: Bartosz Milewski's 'Category Theory for Programmers' unofficial PDF and LaTeX source
Action: changed tags from "pdf programming book" to "pdf programming book math"
2017-10-06 11:11 -0500 Hypothesis Story: A New Way to look at Networking
Action: changed tags from "video futurology technology history" to "video futurology technology history cognitive biases"
Reason: Added another tag, this talk is about bias in perspective.
2017-10-06 10:55 -0500 Hypothesis Story: A New Way to look at Networking
Action: changed tags from "video technology" to "video technology futurology history"
Reason: Adding a few missing tags
2017-10-04 18:14 -0500 Hypothesis Story: Folktexts: A library of folktales, folklore, fairy tales, and mythology
Action: changed tags from "history" to "history collection fiction"
Reason: A few more tags are applicable.
2017-10-04 10:47 -0500 Hypothesis Story: Motivated Numeracy and Enlightened Self-Government
Action: changed url from "http://www.rifters.com/crawl/?p=7645" to "https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2319992", changed title from "Nazis and Skin Cream" to "Motivated Numeracy and Enlightened Self-Government", changed tags from "cognitive biases politics" to "cognitive biases politics psychology rationality science sociology"
2017-10-01 02:10 -0500 Hypothesis Story: How Failures In Rationality Led To Disastrous Consequences For Israel On Two Separate Occasions
Action: changed title from "How failures in rationality led to disastrous consequences for Israel on two separate occasions." to "How Failures In Rationality Led To Disastrous Consequences For Israel On Two Separate Occasions"
Reason: Period in a title? :P
2017-09-30 22:50 -0500 Hypothesis Story: Personhood: A Game for Two or More Players (2014)
Action: changed tags from "psychology insight porn" to "psychology insight porn mental health"
Reason: IIRC this essay touches on how a lot of mental health stuff is people failing to perform personhood
2017-09-30 22:42 -0500 Hypothesis Story: The Art of Controversy (Die Kunst, Recht zu behalten), by Arthur Schopenhauer
Action: changed tags from "rationality epistemology philosophy" to "rationality epistemology philosophy excerpt"
Reason: You have excerpts as a core part of the thread but didn't tag it.
2017-09-30 18:38 -0500 saturn User saturn
Action: Granted hat "Moderator" (lobsters.obormot.net)
2017-09-30 14:15 -0500 Hypothesis Story: The Fable of the Dragon-Tyrant (2005)
Action: changed tags from "transhumanism" to "transhumanism fiction rationality"
Reason: Few obvious tags missing
2017-09-30 12:56 -0500 obormot User obormot
Action: Granted hat "Moderator" (s;dkfjskdj)
2017-09-29 22:48 -0500 Hypothesis User Hypothesis
Action: Granted hat "Moderator" (lobsters.obormot.net)
2017-09-29 22:39 -0500 Hypothesis User Hypothesis
Action: Granted hat "FortForecast" (wiki.fortforecast.com)
2017-09-29 21:16 -0500 Hypothesis Story: People susceptible to the placebo effect may be keeping us from getting new drugs
Action: changed tags from "test" to "medicine mental health psychology statistics"
2017-09-29 21:11 -0500 saturn Story: Blogging Doubts
Action: changed tags from "test" to "epistemology meta rationality"
2017-09-29 21:01 -0500 Hypothesis Story: The Best Textbooks on Every Subject - Less Wrong
Action: changed tags from "rationality" to "rationality collection"
2017-09-29 21:01 -0500 Hypothesis Story: The Best Comments Ever - Less Wrong
Action: changed tags from "rationality" to "rationality collection"
2017-09-29 21:00 -0500 Hypothesis Story: Mental Models I Find Repeatedly Useful – Gabriel Weinberg
Action: changed tags from "science rationality epistemology useful skills insight porn cognitive biases" to "science rationality epistemology useful skills insight porn cognitive biases collection"
2017-09-29 20:45 -0500 Hypothesis Story: Mental Models I Find Repeatedly Useful – Gabriel Weinberg
Action: changed tags from "test" to "cognitive biases epistemology insight porn rationality science useful skills"
2017-09-29 19:00 -0500 obormot Story: Turning CO2 to Stone
Action: changed tags from "test" to "science"

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