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Announcing EA Funds management AMAs: 20th December 2018-12-18T11:48:57.192Z · score: 24 (8 votes)
EA Funds and Donor Lottery this December: Quick Update 2018-12-06T00:50:31.605Z · score: 25 (14 votes)
Announcing new EA Funds management teams 2018-10-27T08:48:11.774Z · score: 28 (36 votes)
EA Funds - An update from CEA 2018-08-07T18:21:19.973Z · score: 33 (33 votes)
EA Forum 2.0 Initial Announcement 2018-07-19T11:25:13.870Z · score: 38 (37 votes)

Comments

Comment by marekduda on Announcing EA Funds management AMAs: 20th December · 2019-01-08T13:53:54.975Z · score: 3 (2 votes) · EA · GW

There is a good chance there will be an AMA for the Global Health & Development Fund later in the year, especially if Elie Hassenfeld ends up also forming a team.

Any news about this is likely to come in the second half of 2019.

Comment by marekduda on EA Funds and Donor Lottery this December: Quick Update · 2018-12-11T15:50:14.619Z · score: 2 (1 votes) · EA · GW

Hi Peter - yes, on the front page the time is listed in your local timezone, and if you navigate through to 'Lottery Details' you'll see it both in UTC and your local timezone.

Comment by marekduda on EA Funds and Donor Lottery this December: Quick Update · 2018-12-07T20:19:08.325Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · EA · GW

Update: the Animal Welfare Fund team published their grant recommendations today.

Comment by marekduda on Announcing new EA Funds management teams · 2018-10-30T16:05:08.641Z · score: 7 (7 votes) · EA · GW

Thank you for your comment. I am perfectly happy to acknowledge that the changes announced in this post are to a large degree inspired by feedback from donors and the community. We see this project as a collaborative effort and our plan is to continue to improve the platform, utilising such feedback in the process.

Comment by marekduda on EA Funds - An update from CEA · 2018-08-08T14:34:55.269Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · EA · GW

Thanks Sam!

Yes, it is. We are currently focussing on operational robustness, but after that we see no reason not to expand the offering to cover most of the organisations EAs give to.

Comment by marekduda on EA Funds - An update from CEA · 2018-08-08T14:31:11.268Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · EA · GW

By your first question do you mean whether there is a $ amount ceiling after which the fund managers expect the marginal effectiveness of further grants to drop off? I think if this was the case, the managers would have a good reason to wait to grant until more effective options appear again.

On your second point, we would want to have the platform a little more stable operationally before adding further jurisdictions, as this would increase the complexity non trivially. Nevertheless we do hope to be able to register elsewhere in due time and the Netherlands would likely be our first target.

Comment by marekduda on The EA Community and Long-Term Future Funds Lack Transparency and Accountability · 2018-08-02T17:18:40.560Z · score: 7 (7 votes) · EA · GW

Hi Jon, yes this is due to the numbers reported in March including the accounts payable - money not yet held in cash but expected to come in. We later realised that some of the transactions we were expecting to come in were not real donations, but rather several people making large 'testing' donations which then did not get paid. We have resolved these issues, and will be reporting Fund balances in cash terms going forward, however it did mean that the March numbers ended up being inflated.

We will be publishing a post in the coming weeks going into detail on the work we have been doing in the back end of Funds and releasing an update to the site which automatically pulls the Fund balances from our accounting system.

Comment by marekduda on The EA Community and Long-Term Future Funds Lack Transparency and Accountability · 2018-08-02T09:20:31.938Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · EA · GW

Fixed. Thanks, Markus!

Comment by marekduda on The EA Community and Long-Term Future Funds Lack Transparency and Accountability · 2018-07-25T15:58:32.246Z · score: 6 (6 votes) · EA · GW

Hi Peter, should be in the next few days, we're just finalising the details on CEA side.

Comment by marekduda on EA Forum 2.0 Initial Announcement · 2018-07-19T13:48:03.694Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · EA · GW

Yes, that is a little ambiguous. It is trying to say that no user is at the 3-point level (if you have 25,000 karma or more). Currently no user is above the 2-point level for regular up/downvote and 8-point for the strong up/downvote. We have no plans to adjust the karma in the switch.

Re link posts, that does seem like a good idea. We will be publishing a much more detailed 'Proposed Moderation Standards' post closer to launch.

[edited for clarity]

Comment by marekduda on Open Thread #40 · 2018-07-11T15:08:14.210Z · score: 5 (5 votes) · EA · GW

As Julia mentions below, over the last few months we have been been putting a lot of thought into how to improve the Forum ahead of its re-launch later this year. The ‘sub-forum model’ was what we also arrived at as a desirable potential vision.

Due to hoping to relaunch the Forum in a relatively short timeframe, and the availability of the LW2 codebase for us to work with, our initial goal is to release a direct clone of LW2 rebranded for use as the EA Forum 2.0. The LW2 format already addresses some of the issues and feedback we have had about the current functionality. However, over the medium term (after we release the new version in the next few months) we expect to do further work on implementing various functionality improvements, including investigating the viability of a sub-forum model.

We will be publishing an official announcement regarding the EA Forum relaunch in the next few days, and I would hope we could use the comments section there to serve as the main schelling point for user feedback and ideas on what we should focus on after the initial release.

Comment by marekduda on How to improve EA Funds · 2018-04-04T18:42:02.030Z · score: 20 (20 votes) · EA · GW

Hello, speaking in my capacity as the person responsible for EA Funds at CEA:

Many of the things Henry points out seem valid, and we are working on addressing these and improving the Funds in a number ways. We are building a Funds ‘dashboard’ to show balances in near real time, looking into the best ways of not holding the balances in cash, and thinking about other ways to get more value out of the platform.

We expect to publish a post with more detail on our approach in the next couple of weeks. Feel free to reach out to me personally if you wish to discuss or provide input on the process.