Sunday, March 30, 2014

Internet faux pas

A great article about stuff you should avoid in web discussions and for general interaction, I suppose. I'll list them and then I'll spend the next ten posts covering how I have fallen foul of them or come close to it.

1. Godwin’s Law
2. Poe’s Law
3. Rule 34
4. Skitt’s Law
5. Scopie’s Law
6. Danth’s Law (also known as Parker’s Law)
7. Pommer’s Law
8. DeMyer's Laws
9. Cohen’s Law
10. The Law of Exclamation

Godwin's law: "As a Usenet discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1."

One particular young Jewish friend is quite sensitive to casual reference to these things. I don't see him often, now, but it still resonates. Some things aren't for joking.

So I could probably stop referring to "grammar Nazis" or in branding "style Nazis".

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