Easier, better, faster, brighter

Happy 2016 to ev­ery­one! (It’s not too late to say that, right?) Here are the lat­est de­vel­op­ments, up­dates, fea­tures, and im­prove­ments for Ar­bital:

Com­mu­nity in­put: the cool thing about Abital is that you can talk about Ar­bital on Ar­bital (while you Ar­bital). There is now an offi­cial page for you to sug­gest what im­prove­ments or changes you’d like. Have at it!

Page sum­maries: pages can now have mul­ti­ple sum­maries.

Quick feed­back: you can now quickly give feed­back di­rectly to the Ar­bital’s team. Use the Feed­back but­ton in the Quick Menu.

Color up­date: mul­ti­ple peo­ple said our origi­nal color sheme was too dreary. We agreed! Now it’s brighter and more in line with the Google Ma­te­rial style.

Key­board short­cuts: all ac­tions un­der the Quick Menu now have short­cuts. You can also cre­ate in­line com­ments with ALT+CTRL+M.

Bug fixes and UI im­prove­ments: too many to list here, but big thanks to @32, @40, @1cs, and @1p for their helpful and thor­ough feed­back!


The re­cep­tion of the pri­vate launch in De­cem­ber has been very pos­i­tive. Ex­pect more con­tent in AI al­ign­ment from Ma­chine In­tel­li­gence Re­search In­sti­tute as Ar­bital rapidly be­comes the best web­site for learn­ing and dis­cussing AI safety.

Wel­come to the newest group, Effec­tive al­tru­ism out­reach, who will help us get more EA con­tent as we en­ter that arena as well.

Look­ing forward


Re­quire­ments cur­rently work, but not as well as we want them to. Ex­pect to see an over­haul in that area by end of the month.

Public launch

Cur­renly we are plan­ning to have Ar­bital ready for a pub­lic launch by end of Q1. At that time we’ll open up the plat­form to all groups, com­mu­ni­ties, and in­di­vi­d­u­als for mostly any kind of con­tent. We will have the nec­es­sary fea­tures and ad­just­ments in place to make sure that the com­mu­ni­ties don’t in­terfere with each other, but can still col­lab­o­rate.

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