11 changes to the Effective Altruism Forum: EA Profiles integration and more

post by rebecca_raible · 2016-04-24T20:31:23.488Z · EA · GW · Legacy · 4 comments

Hi all,


We’ve been really excited to see the increase in posts on the EA Forum recently! While it’s wonderful that engagement is increasing, we’re working to make the EA Forum an even smoother and more fulfilling experience for users. Over the last few months, several dedicated EAs have put in hours of their free time improving the forum. Below is a list of the changes they’ve made.


New features




Improving integrations




Fixing bugs


Let us know if you have any questions about any of these modifications. If you have any issues with the EA Forum, or a feature that you want to see, please email contact@effective-altruism.com.

We owe a large thank you to  Alex Richard (arichard4), Patrick Brinich-Langlois (patbl), Joshua David (JoshuaDavid), Tom Ash (tog22), Peter Hurford (peterhurford), and Ryan Carey (ryancarey) for working to make these changes happen.

If you would like to hear more about future plans for the EA Forum, or become involved with improving an EA website (especially the EA Forum or the EA Hub), contact: peter@peterhurford.com.


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comment by Patrick · 2016-04-26T02:42:07.488Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

This looks like an old post. I think it was originally published several months ago.

EDIT: I thought it had been published because I saw a draft of it in August, and most of the changes mentioned aren't recent. For example, the article says

The sidebar's display for meetups near you and recent posts was improved. For example, now the meetup names are displayed, whereas previously users just saw the address of the meetup.

But meetups have since been removed. (There is now only a link to an external page.) I thought maybe the article had somehow been republished owing to a bug in the forum software. But now I think its publication was just delayed.

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comment by rebecca_raible · 2016-04-26T19:04:26.654Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

Thanks for pointing that out; I'll edit the post. You're right that this was drafted a while ago, and only posted now. The hold-up was the announcement of the EA Profiles integration - we first needed a more automated system to deal with all of the new EA Profiles coming in!

comment by Gleb_T · 2016-04-24T22:52:43.323Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

Thanks for working on this!