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What is your motivation for using Metaculus? How do you see the range of motivations among Metaculus users? How do you think that will change over time?

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We are all on Metaculus for some set of reasons. What do you hope to get out of participating in Metaculus? This is a place where you can discuss your motivations for being here and how you think that may change as Metaculus evolves.

The discussion is meant to help Metaculus users understand each other a bit and perhaps use that information to make more accurate predictions or write questions that have broader appeal to participants (current or future).

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