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Rationalist thoughts on the Nonlinear saga

Do you agree/disagree with the following statements? Consider good long term norms when answering

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It is good that organisations take risks even if some bad outcomes happen, but the risks nonlinear took were not worth it

👍 74%
👎 4%
🤷 22%

I wouldn't advise a new graduate to work at some rationalist orgs even though they are not bad orgs

👍 66%
👎 7%
🤷 27%

I wouldn't advise a new graduate to work at some rationalist orgs even though they are not bad orgs, but being the kind of org I would advise new grads to avoid is weak evidence that the org is bad

👍 61%
👎 19%
🤷 19%

It is good that organisations take risks, even if some bad outcomes happen

👍 58%
👎 0%
🤷 42%

People expect us to be tracking who is good and bad in our community

👍 50%
👎 0%
🤷 50%

Adults are able to work in any job, even ones I personally wouldn't work at

👍 47%
👎 19%
🤷 33%

If accused, people should have more than several days to respond to allegations

👍 46%
👎 8%
🤷 46%

Calling this rationalist thoughts on the nonlinear saga but using broad statements about general norms is bad practice.

👍 45%
👎 5%
🤷 50%

Information should be free

👍 43%
👎 10%
🤷 48%

Gossip about infractions is good

👍 39%
👎 6%
🤷 56%

Organisations should follow national laws to the letter

👍 6%
👎 35%
🤷 59%

The nonlinear saga overall reflects badly on rationalist norms

👍 29%
👎 18%
🤷 53%

Rationalists aren't a community/team with some kind of overarching norms/responsibilities

👍 19%
👎 25%
🤷 56%

Rationalists should ostracise orgs which behave in ways the majority of people dislike

👍 25%
👎 17%
🤷 58%

It is the community's job to police organisations near rationalism

👍 12%
👎 24%
🤷 65%

Orgs near the Rationalist Community should be obligated to uphold some common set of norms beyond those implied by local culture where they are located, and beyond epistemic norms closely connected with the Rationalist project.

👍 17%
👎 17%
🤷 67%

Rationalism has good enough whisper networks, considering the tradeoffs

👍 13%
👎 13%
🤷 73%

It is better to release an informative but selective piece than not

👍 12%
👎 6%
🤷 82%