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The list was chosen based mostly on the background of Omnilibrium members. There are currently no set rules for making additions to the list, but all members can post links to the blog articles in the “Links” section. If several articles from the ... read more

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Unlike LW, Omnilibirum uses html format for creating links. Could this be the ... read more

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An option to open a reply box in a new window (by right-clicking “Post Comment”) has been ... read more

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My apologies. The problem has been ... read more

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Thanks. This has also been changed ... read more

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The “read more” link serves a double function. In addition to showing the entire comment, it also shows the thread where the comment is located. Thus, even if the comment is short enough to be fully shown, there still will be “read more” ... read more

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I had similar thoughts but the problem is that to have reasonably accurate statistics we would need something like 20 ratings per comment. Right now we have on average about 3 ratings per ... read more

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You have no reason for that. This is an experimental website, so its default option is that the default options do not work. ... read more

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Until your comment, all the feedback we got on this feature was negative which is why it was eventually removed. Please note that the estimated probabilities are not very good proxies for upvotes. If a user who rates the post happens to be ... read more

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In general, a user who forgot his/her password can recover it by clicking "Log In" on the front page and then clicking "Forgot username or password?". Naturally, you can use the above link ... read more

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The threshold in "My Posts" has also been tripled ... read more

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The biggest problem I see, however, is that the "read more" threshhold is ridiculously low.
Fixed. The threshold has been ... read more

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The votes get retroactively transferred to the new faction. Since we all come to this forum with preformed opinions on many issues, some political tribalism is unavoidable. The question is how to deal with it. The new scoring system might have ... read more

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Would the same faction lines be recovered if the "order of evaluation" would be reset or altered?
It is theoretically possible to design a dataset for which the faction lines might change. But not for data that is collected from real ... read more

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For each user, the system has two metrics which essentially answer the following questions: 1) What faction (optimates or populares) rates the user’s posts higher? 2) What faction’s posts are rated higher by the user? For all users except ... read more

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An option to read all the comments in the topic thread (along with an option to read just the top level comments) has been added. The selection can be made by using the "Show comments" menu which is located directly above the ... read more

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When you click on any topic, the comments automatically open down to the third lowest level. To open lower level comments, click on the "View replies" link which opens an entire thread in a new ... read more

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There is an option of sorting comments by date instead (the selection menu is above the top ... read more

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An option to read all comments in a thread has been just added (here is an example). Tell me whether it's convenient enough or you would prefer something ... read more

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Fixed. Thank you for pointing this ... read more

How should omnilibrium look like in a year?
Planning a year ahead might be a bit premature. The website was opened only a week ago, and already several changes in its format have been made based on the users’ feedback. Btw, an option to erase comments has been added today (for comments ... read more

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People tend to be biased when they evaluate their own skills. For instance, in one poll 86% of people rated themselves “above average” drivers. I suspect that on average people might rate the same content differently depending on whether they or ... read more

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Fixed. Thanks for pointing this ... read more

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The categories are added just for the sake of users’ convenience and do not have any deep meaning. "Active" applies to topics that saw most activity in the last few days. “Top” applies to topics that received most comments since the opening ... read more

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You are right. I should have expressed myself ... read more

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I would really love it if most people would seriously stop to think what they are basing their votes on. But that is not a very realistic expectation. I have done some tests before where I've asked people to separately rate the comment quality ... read more

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"I'm not very good at judging stuff"
You do not have to judge comments on an absolute objective scale (trying to do that would indeed be time consuming). It should be relatively simple – if when you read it you feel that you would like to ... read more

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Obviously, we could give an automatic 100% for one’s own comments. But we did not do it for two reasons: 1)This is essentially cheating. 2) It is quite possible that the same comment would not have been liked as much by its actual author if ... read more

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In politics, "Left" and "Right" often mean different things to different people. Still, the rating patterns of most people who self-identified as "left" or "socialist" is quite distinct from those who self-identified as "right" or ... read more

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At the lowest approximation level, people preferences can be measured along one axis (which in political forums usually corresponds to “left” vs. “right”). With more data it would be possible to perform multidimensional analysis (“libertarian” vs ... read more

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Whether people lean left or right is mostly determined based on how they rate comments. Agreement/disagreement is determined based on topics where answers are separated in several groups (e.g., "yes"/"no"/"other"). We still need more data to ... read more

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"Most edits do not modify the central meaning of the message, instead being about something minor like typos or additions to the text. " You might be right, we'll think more about it. "I didn't try it out, but it seems to me that one ... read more

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"The option to edit my posts would be nice. I occasionally change my mind on phrasing and formatting after I click "submit"." The problem is that after editing all previous ratings for the post become ... read more

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"I don't like that I've got to drill down to view replies and click through to reply." You can view replies to your posts directly by using the link on the "Main Page" (right below the menu ... read more

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You need to use html tags. For example, to create a link to Omnilibrium you type <a href="http://www.omnilibrium.com/" Omnilibrium </a ... read more

Should government stimulate the economy through deficit spending?
Hi antat, "1) The question is unawerably vague." The first three topics were selected in a poll we’ve sent to the first thirty people who signed up for the discussions. This came as the second most upvoted topic. Anyone who would prefer a ... read more

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"Maybe some people find the limit generous enough, but to me 10,000 characters per article is too limiting." Changed to 40,000. "The buttons in the upper menu bar cannot be right-clicked and opened in a new window/tab, at least in ... read more