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  1. Critical Feedback

    Hi, First of all loved the journey from my first article, I think I've closely read about everything & followed steps like you guys have said. Truly life changing. I'm a Entrepreneur, product developer & designer & I would like to give some feedback which can hopefully improve the user experience & value

    1. there is too much emphasis on giving and donating in the start when I start to question what is this again a career guide or a life guide. with every product/service people wait for the Aha! moment like in facebook the first time you signed up…

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    • Fuck your stupid self indulgent yuppie bullshit.

      This guide basically boils down to horseshit life-coaching for the few people smart enough and lucky enough to actually have a career at all in this economy. It's easy to "focus on a social impact" when you're fending off six figure job offers because you majored in computer science. This guide does fucking zero to benefit the overwhelming majority of the US. Fuck you

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      • Jobs for life science majors

        Hey nice site. I've been following you for a while, and your content seems well researched and different from the "standard" career advice I normally see. The startup pages are interesting, though I have a feeling the focus tends to be on the tech industry. Can you do a page in biotech startups, or working on the biotech industry in general? There is a page on biomedical research, but biotech is kind of broader in its applications, and there are lots of things you could do besides research. I am doing a degree in molecular biology, and intending to enter…

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        • Twitter links on pages don't have pre-written text!

          Every time I try to share your article through twitter (by clicking the tweet link above the article), I get a popup ready to post to twitter with the link to your article, BUT THERE IS NO PRE-WRITTEN TEXT (like a copy of the article title).

          I know it's not much work to copy/paste the article title, or to write my own text, but I suspect there are many people who want to share your post on Twitter but are too lazy to write in something.

          I think you're missing out on some re-tweets ;)

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          • broken link

            Found a broken link on this page: https://80000hours.org/career-reviews/tech-entrepreneurship/

            The link with the text "You might also like to read about our approach to rating careers" leads to an outdated page.

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            • expand the list of problems being considered and make them available to the public

              People could then conduct the same research done by your team and open source the answers to get more work done faster.

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              • Career reviews index broken

                The career reviews index page (https://80000hours.org/career-reviews/) is broken in Chrome on Android decives. The career titles overlap with each other. As a result, the titles are unreadable and some cannot be clicked on.

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                • Broken link

                  I found the following broken link https://80000hours.org/career-guide/how-to-choose/article/

                  in the "Notes and further reading 80,000 Hours career guide" Google doc.

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                  • Some typos:

                    I noticed some typos while reading Part 1 of the Career Guide at https://80000hours.org/career-guide/job-satisfaction/

                    (Format is [Current text] -> [My suggested fix])
                    "This line is goes flat" -> "This line goes flat"
                    "We explore jobs really help" -> "We explore jobs that really help"
                    "works with people they hates" -> "work with people they hate"

                    I could fix the typos by changing the source code of the page very quickly, but I do not see a way to upload a file along with feedback. Thanks for all this great information p.s.

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                    • Broken link

                      The CEA homepage is not linked correctly in the section
                      "Prioritisation Research
                      > What is this cause?"
                      https://80000hours.org/2014/01/which-cause-is-most-effective-300/

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                      • Meaning/helping people

                        A very interesting read: "I could do anything, if I only knew what it was" by Barbara Sher.
                        In relation to step 1, meaning and helping others, this book gives a perspective that helped me letting go of beliefs about 'passion' and the idea of being selfish when pursuing things for myself and not 'for helping others'.

                        "You have to forget whatever you were taught about 'meaningful work' and start noticing whatever has meaning to you. [...] The very first step to finding work that fits you is to understand the connection between doing what you love and doing something…

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                          • Career quiz: Qualify what "good at math" means

                            It seems that the way people answer this question may reflect their education backgrounds, gendered /racial social conditioning etc. more than any genuine ability to learn math/science/logic. For instance, its pretty established within psychological literature that men tend to be more confident in their abilities to perform tasks than women (http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/edu/86/1/114/) and that people in general tend to be overconfident about their ability to perform tasks.

                            I think it would be helpful to add a small qualifier either explaining what "good at math, science and logic" means, or providing some metric with which to gauge one's past ability…

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                            • Fix duplicate punctuation

                              In Part 1 of the career guide, 2 punctuation marks are together in the middle of the sentence, "This means we can’t just trust our intuitions;, we need a more systematic way of working out which job is best for us."

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                              • Broken link

                                In this article: https://80000hours.org/career-guide/how-to-get-a-job/
                                Link with text "Here's a simple guide" is broken

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                                • Text Display

                                  (On chrome, 100% zoom, HD monitor) In the standard font, there is no gap between the dot and rest of the letter 'i', making it look like 'l'. This makes it much harder to quickly read through text. Zooming in for example fixes this, but why should the user have to do that?

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                                  • Broken link

                                    Hi, this link seems to be broken.http://80000hours.org/articles/career-plan/..

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                                    • Fix footnote in Climate change (extreme risks)

                                      Footnote 3 in Climate change (extreme risks) (https://80000hours.org/problem-profiles/climate-change/) is not used in the document.

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                                      • Page display issue

                                        On the completion page of your newsletter signup, your download link buttons display with 0 margin (Chrome v50), so they are right on top of each other. My guess, based on the styling of the bottom button, is that they originally displayed side by side (the mobi download links has an element style with a left-margin attached to it, which is causing it to display out of alignment with the button above it).

                                        Suggested Fix:
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                                        .btn-primary {margin-bottom: 1em;}

                                        and remove the left-margin inline style for the mobi download button.

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                                        • Fix broken link on problem framework page

                                          On https://80000hours.org/articles/problem-framework/#how-to-make-the-overall-comparison there is a broken link at the bottom of the section "How to make the overall comparison?".

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