Godwin's Law

I dropped in on a discussion in the WordPress forum about the possiblity of WordPress being spyware. (Don’t worry, it isn’t!) As I read on, I could see that the person just could not understand what everyone else was trying to tell him. Mind you, the core of the community was replying, yet he insisted a developer reply. They were!

Anyways, it led to him calling the community a bunch of Nazis. Then Podz simply labeled the thread over. Why? Because of Godwin’s law. I was amazed, because I’ve never heard of this before. It’s going to be forever embedded in my mind whenever I come across or get involved in a long argument.

I was replying as well, because he offended me as a WordPress community member. Plus, I was annoyed at his stupidity. I won’t reply anymore, though. I’ll just enjoy the “closed” thread as it dwindles down. I hope nobody else dwells on this, especially since this wasn’t even brought up until today. I’m just happy I learned about Godwin’s law. 🙂

Comments are open, unless that person I’m talking about comes in here. Then it’ll be closed.

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Bryan Villarin

Bryan is a Trust & Safety Wrangler at Automattic. He's also a photographer, card magician, and cat whisperer. (Thanks to my friend and colleague Steve Blythe for the sweet photo!)

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