How did you find Felicifia?

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How did you find Felicifia?

Post by Brian Tomasik » Sun Jan 01, 2012 11:21 am

LessWrong has an interesting forum where people describe how they found that site. I would be curious to hear the same for Felicifia.

In my case, a friend pointed me to Seth Baum's old blog in fall 2006. I chatted with Seth by email and in person. Shortly after, Seth founded the Old Felicifia, and I joined there.

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Re: How did you find Felicifia?

Post by DanielLC » Sun Jan 01, 2012 7:31 pm

I found it by googling "utilitarianism forum".
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Re: How did you find Felicifia?

Post by Gedusa » Mon Jan 02, 2012 9:27 pm

Found via Alan's website. I'm not entirely sure how I found that though...
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Re: How did you find Felicifia?

Post by Ruairi » Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:29 pm

i googled something like "how to make the maximum amount of happiness and stop the maximum amount of suffering" and found utilitarianism and then googled "utilitarian forum" :D!

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Re: How did you find Felicifia?

Post by Gee Joe » Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:54 pm

DanielLC wrote:I found it by googling "utilitarianism forum".
I think it was that way too for me. I've tried "deontology forum" also, but no luck.

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Re: How did you find Felicifia?

Post by RyanCarey » Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:57 am

I can't remember how I found Seth Baum's original Felicifia, it's too long ago!
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Re: How did you find Felicifia?

Post by Brian Tomasik » Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:25 am

Interesting that 3 out of 6 of us found Felicifia through Googling for a utilitarian forum. Usually I imagine that these sorts of thing spread mainly through friends or shared blogs, but I guess that's not the case here.

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Re: How did you find Felicifia?

Post by 4iner » Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:56 pm

Googled "utilitarianism forum"

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Re: How did you find Felicifia?

Post by Arepo » Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:05 am

Ditto.
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Re: How did you find Felicifia?

Post by Hedonic Treader » Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:13 pm

Linked via the xkcd forums.
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Re: How did you find Felicifia?

Post by Arepo » Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:22 pm

What was the thread?
"These were my only good shoes."
"You ought to have put on an old pair, if you wished to go a-diving," said Professor Graham, who had not studied moral philosophy in vain.

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Re: How did you find Felicifia?

Post by Hedonic Treader » Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:16 pm

Arepo wrote:What was the thread?
It was the thread "What makes a life good?"
"The abolishment of pain in surgery is a chimera. It is absurd to go on seeking it... Knife and pain are two words in surgery that must forever be associated in the consciousness of the patient."

- Dr. Alfred Velpeau (1839), French surgeon

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Re: How did you find Felicifia?

Post by tog » Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:21 pm

I was recruited by Arepo! He'd spotted me advocating utilitarianism in some old threads at iidb.org (the Internet Infidels Discussion Board - once an incredibly lively, and pretty good, forum, though now dead and splintered).

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Re: How did you find Felicifia?

Post by utilitymonster » Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:22 am

It seems that this information could be gathered more efficiently using (i) a poll at the top of the post and (ii) a survey that all people take when they register usernames for the site. I found this (or maybe the old version) a long time ago (maybe 2007?) by googling "utilitarian community." I didn't post until a couple of years ago, though.

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Re: How did you find Felicifia?

Post by Brian Tomasik » Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:04 pm

Good suggestion, utilitymonster. I guess several websites do have a "How did you find us?" question.

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Re: How did you find Felicifia?

Post by RyanCarey » Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:55 pm

Sure, sounds sensible and worth considering.
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Re: How did you find Felicifia?

Post by Pablo Stafforini » Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:06 am

I believe I was told about it by either Toby Ord or Seth Baum himself.

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Re: How did you find Felicifia?

Post by CosmicPariah » Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:18 am

I can't remember.
It was probably by googling utilitarian forums.

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Re: How did you find Felicifia?

Post by spindoctor » Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:15 am

Can't remember, it was either through googling utilitarian, or through Alan's site.

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Re: How did you find Felicifia?

Post by LJM1979 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:34 am

I was recruited by a Facebook friend. Like Brian, I assumed most here were recruited and am surprised by how many found the site through Google.

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