Proposed marker for those who wish to refer to Hitler or Naziism on a Wiki page, or wish to continue with a discussion after such a reference in the face of GodwinsLaw
- Is it self-consistent?
- Is it a WikiBadge?
- Will it work?
- Will it be used?
- Should it be used?
I would have used this marker on ReligiousWar
had I invented it by then. What does this say about RichardDrake
s, foreknowledge, freewill, refactoring and the problem of evil?
You are just following Morgan's corollary (cf. GodwinsLaw
) in the WikiWay
. You can't win. I also refer you to the conclusion at the end of GodwinsLaw
- Of course no reply was forthcoming. Even when the participants know GodwinsLaw, GodwinsLaw still applies.
But if GodwinsLaw
cannot be rejected, doesn't this reflect more of a totalitarian-dictatorship (a la Nazi Germany) style of discussion, rather than the more democratic culture of the Wiki? Anyone who wanted to kill a thread would just have to mention the Nazis!
By George I think you're on to something
The point is that once something has been compared to Hitler/the Nazis, emotional issues override any rational ones, and the discussion is derailed. Note that GodwinsLaw
does not apply when the discussion is explicitly about Hitler/the Nazis, because then nothing external is being compared to Hitler/the Nazis.
[This argument is silly. Fascists will always exist. A fascist is born every minute. The measure of a coutry's good laws and good government is how much it can protect itself from a fascist. Most countries succeed.