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Godwin's law and The SPGB Forum

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Tim Kilgallon
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Godwin's law and The SPGB Forum

It appears that this forum is one of the few places in cyberspace where Godwin's Law does not apply. Godwin's Law is:

"As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazism or Hitler approaches, ​​that is, if an online discussion (regardless of topic or scope) goes on long enough, sooner or later someone will compare someone or something to Hitler or Nazism"

However a similar phenomenon, which I propse modestly to call Kilgallon's Law does exist on this forum. Kilgallon's Law would state;

"As an online discussion on this forum grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Bolshevism or Lenin approaches, ​​that is, if an online discussion (regardless of topic or scope) goes on long enough, sooner or later someone will compare someone or something to Lenin or Bolshevism"

 

 

 

 

 


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Your law was confirmed only a few weeks ago when someone likened the EC to a "central committee". Previously "Stalinist" and "North Korea" had been mentioned but also "fascist". Not yet had a manifestation of Kilwin's Law (or is it Godgallon's?) with "Red fascist" being used.

But, seriously, haven't we enough threads on this stuff?

Tim Kilgallon
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I wasn't wishing to be provocative, Adam. Just thought Kilgallon's law might catch on and I would get that covetted wikipedia entry, (shuffles off enviously)


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