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Subject:  Re: Smoke, Fire, and Voldemort Date:  4/15/2002  11:05 AM
Author:  FreeMortSoldat Number:  122844 of 278700

I thought there was an observation that any sufficiently long thread ultimately got to the point where Hitler or Nazis were mentioned. There is a rule that at the first appearance of either Hitler or the Nazis, the thread must stop.

This rule is named after someone, but I forget who.


Godwin's Law

IIRC, the "law" stated that the longer a (Usenet) thread went on, the higher the probablility that someone would invoke "Hitler" or "Nazism". A corrollary was that whoever invoked either of these terms first, lost the argument.


http://www.faqs.org/faqs/usenet/legends/godwin/

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