Open Thread: June — September 2022

post by Lizka · 2022-06-22T11:24:28.949Z · EA · GW · 7 comments


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comment by lumenator · 2022-06-22T16:08:29.282Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

Is there a way to search for sequences in this forum? There are some sequences that seem really good, like “Winners of the First Decade Review [? · GW]”, but I’m struggling to find sequences other than happening to find a post that’s part of a sequence, and then clicking on the sequence banner at the top. Any help would be great! :)

(Perhaps this has been talked about before, and I’d be grateful for being pointed in the right direction if so - though when I quickly searched just now, I wasn’t able to find an answer.)

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comment by Lorenzo (Lorenzo Buonanno) · 2022-06-22T20:28:17.947Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

There's a link to "library" in the menu on the left of the homepage.

It links to [? · GW] which has a list of sequences at the bottom.

comment by SebDay · 2022-06-22T15:37:38.576Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

Here’s me just jumping in to break the ice and lower the bar to entry for other folks thinking about maybe posting something in this thread!

comment by Amy Ladislau · 2022-06-22T15:52:14.649Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

Fwiw, looks like (a Rationalist and EA dating site) has recently been upgraded. Thank you Buck [EA · GW] for your work on this

comment by Dr. Chris Baylor · 2022-06-28T04:28:07.651Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

New member here. I teach American government and learned about effective altruism through The Scout Mindset and Julia Galef's podcast.

comment by Kevin Brauner · 2022-06-25T13:40:08.767Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

Can anyone point me towards resources to help with finding an actually competent psychiatrist for ADHD and depression? It'd be even better if anyone has experience with and can recommend a Texas-based psychiatrist.

comment by Alex Holland · 2022-06-23T23:21:53.526Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

Hi! New here. I had a question about donations and the processing fees. Is there a specific rate or fee that Stripe charges for credit/debit donations? I'm trying to gauge which route to go given the fee structure + admin overhead. 

I believe I read somewhere that manual transfers + wires have more admin overhead such that they may only be beneficial if the donation exceeds $1000.  Is that true? 

I believe my options to donate are only a Wire Transfer with my bank. It only offers Zelle, Bill Pay, and Wire Transfers. The wire transfer comes with a reasonably high fee. So I'm trying to assess which is more beneficial for the o