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    Embed and Share All Metaculus Question Types

    Now you can share and embed all question types, including question groups without fan graphs and all conditionals. Simply paste a question URL on your social platform of choice to generate a preview image:


    You can also paste URLs to embed plots here on the Effective Altruism Forum and on Substack: 

    Want to embed forecasts on other sites? You can access the embed code for a given question by navigating to the question page, making sure the browser window is wide enough to include the sidebar, and clicking the Embed button. 

    All right, the feature is back up!

    This feature is temporarily hidden while we address a bug with the sliders. I’ll update once it’s live again.

    Enhanced Usability for Metaculus's Binary Question Groups

    We've upgraded Metaculus's binary question groups to make forecasting faster and more efficient. Each question is equipped with its own slider, which means fewer steps to make your forecasts. 

    Try the new interface on one of these question groups: 

    Will China Invade Taiwan?

    Who Will Be Elected To Be US President in 2024?

    Will Israeli Forces Reach Gaza City Hall?

    Will These Countries See Civil War by 2036?

    Now you can explore more relationships between more forecast questions on Metaculus, with conditional pairs that feature question group subquestions. To submit your own: 

    1. Click 'Write a Question' on Metaculus
    2. Select 'conditional pair' as the Question Type
    3. Click 'Select Parent' and/or 'Select Child'
    4. Search for the subquestion name, which will be indicated in parentheses after the group name, or paste in the URL of the subquestion

    Note: You can copy the URL of a subquestion by visiting the question group page, clicking the ‘...’ more options menu, and selecting the ‘Copy Link’ option next to the subquestion you’re focused on.


    In addition to submitting a new conditional yourself, you can also request questions here in the new question discussion post.

    Get Started

    Here are some new subquestion conditional pairs to start forecasting on:



    Hi Dawn, yes, Metaculus will ensure tournament winners receive their prizes. 

    Embed Interactive Metaculus Forecasts on Your Website or Blog

    Now you can share interactive Metaculus forecasts for all question types, including Question Groups and Conditional Pairs. 

    Just click the 'Embed' button at the top of a question page, customize the plot as needed, and copy the iframe html. 

    Improved Forecast Previews

    Metaculus has also made it easier to share forecast preview images for more question types, on platforms like Twitter, Substack, Slack, and Facebook.

    Just paste the question URL to generate a preview of the forecast plot on any platform that supports them.


    To learn more about embedding forecasts & preview images, click here


    Metaculus is excited to announce the winners of the inaugural Keep Virginia Safe Tournament! This first-of-its kind collaboration with the University of Virginia (UVA) Biocomplexity Institute and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) delivered forecasting and modeling resources to public health professionals and public policy experts as they have navigated critical decisions on COVID-19.

    Congratulations to the top 3 prize winners!

    1. Sergio 
    2. 2e10e122
    3. mattvdm

    "On behalf of the Virginia Department of Health, I’d like to offer our congratulations to Sergio, 2e10e122, mattvdm, and all the forecasters who participated in the Keep Virginia Safe Forecasting tournament! Because of your work, Virginia was better able to navigate the Delta and Omicron waves and prepare for the long-term impacts of COVID-19, helping us keep Virginians safe during a critical period."

    —Justin Crow, Foresight & Analytics Coordinator for the Virginia Department of Health

    Thank you to forecasting community! Your predictions were integrated into VDH planning sessions and were shared with local health department staff, statewide epidemiologists, and even with the Virginia Governor’s office.

    For more details on the tournament outcomes, visit the project summary.

    Our successful partnership with UVA and VDH continues through the Keep Virginia Safe II Tournament, where Metaculus forecasts continue to provide valuable information. Join to help protect Virginians and compete for $20,000 in prizes. 

    Find more information about the Keep Virginia Safe Tournament, including the complete leaderboard, here.

    Join Metaculus for Forecast Friday, April 28th at 12pm ET

    Are you interested in how top forecasters predict the future? Curious how other people are reacting to the forecasts in the main feed?

    Join us April 28th at 12pm ET/GMT-4 for Forecast Friday!

    Click here to go to Gather Town. Then take the Metaculus portal.

    This Friday

    Seasoned forecaster and Product Manager for Metaculus Sylvain Chevalier will present for this week's Forensic Friday session. 

    Now You Can Submit Conditional Pair Questions on Metaculus

    Curious to learn the likelihood of an event given the outcome of another? Now you can create conditional pairs of binary questions and invite the forecasting community to share their predictions to clarify the relationships between events.


    Not yet familiar with Metaculus's conditional pairs? Read the guide here or watch this introductory video to get up to speed.

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