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Title: Board seeks member guidance on lawyer-to-lawyer advertising.
Author: Gale Reference Team
Publication: Florida Bar News (Magazine/Journal)
Date: March 1, 2008
Publisher: Florida Bar
Volume: 35 Issue: 5 Page: 19(1)
Distributed by Gale, a part of Cengage Learning
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Question by Opie Taylor: Is this why there is so much mention of Hitler and Nazis on this board?
The most famous of all the internet laws, formed by Mike Godwin in 1990. As originally stated, it said: “As a Usenet discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1.” It has now been expanded to include all web discussions.
It is closely related to the logical fallacy “reductio ad Hitlerum”, which says “Hitler (or the Nazis) liked X, so X is bad”, frequently used to denigrate vegetarians and atheists.
Common Godwin’s Law appearances include describing women’s rights campaigners as “feminazis”, comparing the former US President George W Bush to Hitler, or saying Barack Obama’s proposed healthcare reforms are the new Holocaust.
In its broader sense it can be used to describe any situation where a poster loses all sense of proportion, for example describing New Labour as “Zanu-Labour” after Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwean political party Zanu-PF.
As well as the descriptive form, it can be used prescriptively: so if any poster does mention the Nazis in a discussion thread, Godwin’s Law can be invoked, they instantly lose the argument and the thread can be ended.
If this is done deliberately to end the argument, however, it does not apply. This codicil is known as “Quirk’s Exception”.
Answer by N
It’s what people do when they run out of legit criticisms
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