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Gadi Evron ge at linuxbox.org
Sat Oct 4 00:03:45 CDT 2008


On Sat, 4 Oct 2008, Suresh Ramasubramanian wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 4, 2008 at 6:19 AM, Gadi Evron <ge at linuxbox.org> wrote:
>> On Sat, 4 Oct 2008, Noel Butler wrote:
>>>
>>> I'll post what I want, when I want and however I want, and no self
>>> appointed net nazi is going to tell me otherwise.
>>
>> Ah! You mentioned the Nazis. Now we know the thread is over. :)
>>
>> We should mention Nazis more often to end threads here. Godwin's law to the
>> rescue.
>
> Deliberate invocation of Hitler does not invoke Godwin's law (courtesy
> Gym Quirk .. now that's a name from the past.. havent read usenet in
> about a decade.

According to another interpretation, any invovation is allowed, although 
following it is optional and mostly dependent on peer pressure.

I just made that up. That guy, did .. too.

> --srs
>
> http://www.faqs.org/faqs/usenet/legends/godwin/
>
>>   6.  "Hitler!"  Ha!  The thread is over!
>>
>> 	Nope, doesn't work that way.  Not only is it wrong to say that a
>> thread is over when Godwin's Law is invoked anyway (Usenet threads
>> virtually always outlive their usefulness), but long ago a corollary to
>> the Law was proposed and accepted by Taki "Quirk" Kogama (quirk at swcp.com):
>>
>>  	Quirk's Exception: Intentional invocation of this so-called
>> 		     "Nazi Clause" is ineffectual.
>>
>> 	Sorry, folks.  Nice try, though.
>




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