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FI Basecamp Update

I removed some inactive people from the FI Basecamp in order to revert it to the free plan. Sorry; it’s nothing personal.

There were a few reasons:

I realized I cannot make the Basecamp large, given the ongoing harassment against my community (including vandalizing the Basecamp once), because Basecamp doesn’t have adequate security features. It’s designed for working with trusted co-workers.

People weren’t using the project management features.

curi.us is a better discussion forum IMO. It has publicly-viewable permalinks and some markdown support. If you want to have a discussion, please use that.

I decided it'd be better to restrict it now, rather than have more people join then restrict it later.

You can download an archive of all the content at:


I’ll share an updated archive in the future with new posts so that everyone can read them.

I'm planning a new, better forum, although currently I'm making videos explaining The Beginning of Infinity. For updates on my new stuff, subscribe to my newsletter:


Elliot Temple on April 4, 2021

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Activity: gigahurt Videos

(This is a copy of a basecamp post I just posted.)

gigahurt videos YouTube playlist

Info on idea trees

Activity suggestion:

- watch videos

- pair up

- have conversations in pairs using conversation trees like in the videos

- both of you make your own trees

Don't watch all the videos first. Watch enough to have some ideas about what to try doing. Then do a conversation and try to do a tree. Then watch more videos. Then another conversation and tree. Repeat.

Each time you try to use the ideas, it'll help you learn more from the next video you watch. Because then you'll think about how the stuff in the video applies to what you were just doing and answers some of the questions you had. You'll see how you were doing things differently and be able to think about your reasons, make comparisons, decide if that difference is bad or is OK, etc.

You could also do a conversation with someone who isn't from FI, as long as you try to use a tree in the conversation similar to what I do in the videos.

curi at 10:20 AM on April 7, 2021 | #1 | reply | quote

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