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Old 21st November 2012, 02:56 PM   #1
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Top 10 Internet Rules/Laws

For the law/Rule curious from the Telegraph (British - so you just know.....): http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technolog...in-to-Poe.html
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Old 21st November 2012, 03:19 PM   #2
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11. As a humourous exchange progresses the probability of it descending into a version of the Four YorkshiremenWP sketch approaches 1.
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Old 21st November 2012, 04:33 PM   #3
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12: In a debate about sports, if player X is labeled "too good to be traded" then "Gretzky's Rule" comes into play.
"Player X is too good to be traded."
"Wayne Gretzky was traded, twice."
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Old 22nd November 2012, 06:00 AM   #4
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I like Wheaton's Law, originally coined by Wil Wheaton about sportsmanship in online gaming but since expanded to cover all online and offline interactions. It simply states "don't be a dick".
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Old 24th November 2012, 03:01 AM   #5
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the XKCD Rule, For every situation there is an XKCD comic

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Old 24th November 2012, 03:06 AM   #6
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I have referred to that as the Munroe-Wiener Conjecture: the existence of an XKCD or SMBC comic relevant to any conversation.
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Old 24th November 2012, 03:13 AM   #7
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13: Stank Ape's Law: you will always spell the word intelligence wrong when prefacing it with " you have very little....." (this only applies to me however)



14: Stundie's Law- the less someone knows about something the more virulent they will defend it. If yer an expert, eventually you will just go "what a kook" and tune out. Loons go for blood


ETA: 15: Law of Escalation: for every 10 wpm your typing speed increases in a heated debate deduct as many IQ points from the quality of said post (unless sarcasm is involved , then increase it by 20)

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Old 24th November 2012, 03:39 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by AvalonXQ View Post
I have referred to that as the Munroe-Wiener Conjecture: the existence of an XKCD or SMBC comic relevant to any conversation.
Thinking about this, I think we may have got it wrong,
Situations may only exist IF an XKCD or SMBC comic already exists on the subject,
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Old 24th November 2012, 05:09 PM   #9
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Rule 34: If it exists, there is porn of it.
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Old 24th November 2012, 05:29 PM   #10
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Rule 34: If it exists, there is porn of it.
That was number 3
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Old 24th November 2012, 06:06 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by DrDave View Post
That was number 3
I was quite surprised actually to hear it called number 3 as I am pretty sure it has been number 34 forever - possibly they are in order of importance/citation rather than by their inet number.
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Old 24th November 2012, 06:56 PM   #12
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I think he means that rule 34 was number 3 in the top 10 list.

Ok Not that I think that is not as confusing as I couldn't have made it sound even if if it wasn't unintentional, which it wasn't.
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Old 24th November 2012, 09:59 PM   #13
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16: The Law of Sensitivity: For every comment posted on the internet there will be at least one person who is deeply offended by it.
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Old 24th November 2012, 11:16 PM   #14
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16: The Law of Sensitivity: For every comment posted on the internet there will be at least one person who is deeply offended by it.
I find that comment deeply offensive. Please withdraw it and apologise to everyone.

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Old 24th November 2012, 11:19 PM   #15
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I am deeply offended by your response.
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Old 24th November 2012, 11:34 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Squeegee Beckenheim View Post
I like Wheaton's Law, originally coined by Wil Wheaton about sportsmanship in online gaming but since expanded to cover all online and offline interactions. It simply states "don't be a dick".
That's not a law, that's a nice idea.

Just because you choose to abide by it, doesn't mean anybody else does. It certainly doesn't mean that Internet phenomena are bound by it in any way. Indeed, if Wil Wheaton actually had the hubris to term his nice idea a "law", I'd say he was a naive douchebag who richly deserves the uttermost dickery permitted by the membership agreement of whatever fora upon which his "law" is mentioned.

Such dickery, of course, clearly demonstrates that Wheaton's "law" is nothing of the kind.

Here's a good Internet law for you: The Internet means your stuff on other people's computers. Think about the implications of that. I guarantee, they utterly dwarf any other feeble "rules and laws" produced by such as the Telegraph.
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and I thought "I" was a cranky dick today..........
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Originally Posted by theprestige View Post
Here's a good Internet law for you: The Internet means your stuff on other people's computers.
Get my stuff off your computer at once!

(pretty please?)
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Old 25th November 2012, 02:17 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by theprestige View Post
That's not a law, that's a nice idea.

Just because you choose to abide by it, doesn't mean anybody else does.
You could claim equivocation on the word "law", perhaps, but people not obeying a law doesn't mean it's not a law. Otherwise, what would prisons be for?

It's sometimes referred to as "Wheaton's Rule" (and even "The Rule Of The Internet"), if you'd prefer to think of it as labelled as such.

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Indeed, if Wil Wheaton actually had the hubris to term his nice idea a "law", I'd say he was a naive douchebag who richly deserves the uttermost dickery permitted by the membership agreement of whatever fora upon which his "law" is mentioned.
He didn't. He gave a speech about behaviour in online games the thrust of which was "don't be a dick" and in which he used the phrase "don't be a dick". People took it to heart, adopted it, and named it "Wheaton's Law".

It's a good thing to bear in mind.
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Old 25th November 2012, 02:46 AM   #20
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14: Stundie's Law- the less someone knows about something the more virulent they will defend it.

That's a special case of the Dunning-Kruger effect.
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