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31st Mar '18 10:54:34 PM nombretomado
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* '''Martin-Jordan Theorem:''' As the length of a discussion of ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' or ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' approaches infinity, the probability of it being compared to the other approaches 1.
** '''The Sanderson Corollary:''' For topics active after the release of ''The Gathering Storm'', the probability of either author being compared to Brandon Sanderson also approaches 1, although much more slowly for ''ASongOfIceAndFire''.

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* '''Martin-Jordan Theorem:''' As the length of a discussion of ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' or ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' approaches infinity, the probability of it being compared to the other approaches 1.
** '''The Sanderson Corollary:''' For topics active after the release of ''The Gathering Storm'', the probability of either author being compared to Brandon Sanderson also approaches 1, although much more slowly for ''ASongOfIceAndFire''.
''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''.
9th Mar '18 5:25:15 PM Arcorann
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** Webmasters tend to love April Fools Day much, much more than the average user. Average users tend to get exceptionally bitter, even to the point of death threats, over online April Fools pranks.

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** Webmasters tend to love April Fools Day AprilFoolsDay much, much more than the average user. Average users tend to get exceptionally bitter, even to the point of death threats, over online April Fools pranks.



* '''The Twilight Infectioning Effect''': If a thread ever mentions Twilight, then the thread will instantly turn into:

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* '''The Twilight Literature/{{Twilight}} Infectioning Effect''': If a thread ever mentions Twilight, then the thread will instantly turn into:
30th Jan '18 4:56:55 PM nombretomado
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* '''The Law of MisplacedNationalism Embarrassment:''' Seeing someone from your own home country make an idiot of themselves with MisplacedNationalism is embarrassing, but seeing someone from ''another'' country do it is ''more'' mortifying because it makes you realize just how much the idiot from your home country is embarrassing the country as a whole.

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* '''The Law of MisplacedNationalism UsefulNotes/MisplacedNationalism Embarrassment:''' Seeing someone from your own home country make an idiot of themselves with MisplacedNationalism Misplaced Nationalism is embarrassing, but seeing someone from ''another'' country do it is ''more'' mortifying because it makes you realize just how much the idiot from your home country is embarrassing the country as a whole.
28th Dec '17 8:08:19 AM Cryoclaste
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** '''The [[{{Pokemon}} Perish Song]] Corollary:''' If someone in a discussion attempts to support their position using morality or ethics, that conversation is immediately doomed and unsalvageable. If you're in the conversation, your best bet is to simply withdraw from it before the flame war erupts.

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** '''The [[{{Pokemon}} [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Perish Song]] Corollary:''' If someone in a discussion attempts to support their position using morality or ethics, that conversation is immediately doomed and unsalvageable. If you're in the conversation, your best bet is to simply withdraw from it before the flame war erupts.
22nd Dec '17 8:27:36 PM nombretomado
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The Grand List of Forum And Community Laws is a blatant spoof of TheGrandListOfConsoleRolePlayingGameCliches. It attempts to catalog and explain some of the more notable trends in message board communities, such as the behavior of certain kinds of users, certain kinds of threads, and what to expect if posting in a certain way. JustForFun, of course!

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The Grand List of Forum And Community Laws is a blatant spoof of TheGrandListOfConsoleRolePlayingGameCliches.Website/TheGrandListOfConsoleRolePlayingGameCliches. It attempts to catalog and explain some of the more notable trends in message board communities, such as the behavior of certain kinds of users, certain kinds of threads, and what to expect if posting in a certain way. JustForFun, of course!
9th Dec '17 4:45:37 AM Arcorann
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For the record, the actual rules of every community and forum on the internet pretty much boil down to 'Don't be a dick' and/or 'Don't piss off the mods'. [[note]]This site's rules are exceedingly simple: Fun will be had. Boorishness and Dickery will not be tolerated. Mutual respect among the posters is expected. Vandalism of the wiki will get you banned tout suite.[[/note]]

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For the record, the actual rules of every community and forum on the internet pretty much boil down to 'Don't "Don't be a dick' dick" (claimed by Wil Wheaton as "Wheaton's Law") and/or 'Don't "Don't piss off the mods'.mods". [[note]]This site's rules are exceedingly simple: Fun will be had. Boorishness and Dickery will not be tolerated. Mutual respect among the posters is expected. Vandalism of the wiki will get you banned tout suite.[[/note]]



** This is a corollary to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streisand_effect The Streisand Effect]], a law of the internet which states that the more effort is put into removing information from the internet, the more attention is called to that information, and the further it will spread.

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** This is a corollary to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streisand_effect The Streisand Effect]], the StreisandEffect, a law of the internet which states that the more effort is put into removing information from the internet, the more attention is called to that information, and the further it will spread.



* '''The "Lock the Gates" Phenomonen''': If a forum has been online for an extended amount of time, and veterens hang around, new players will cease to stay due to the use of inside jokes, phrases and just an air of 'us, not you'. When the length a forum has been online approaches infinity, the chance a new user will stay approaches 0%.

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* '''The "Lock the Gates" Phenomonen''': Phenomenon''': If a forum has been online for an extended amount of time, and veterens veterans hang around, new players will cease to stay due to the use of inside jokes, phrases and just an air of 'us, not you'. When the length a forum has been online approaches infinity, the chance a new user will stay approaches 0%.



** '''Corollary to the Corollary''': Veterans who have come back for no reason then to hate and troll, will directly hate other veterans who dont hate the forum's franchise/topic/ect.

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** '''Corollary to the Corollary''': Veterans who have come back for no reason then to hate and troll, will directly hate other veterans who dont don't hate the forum's franchise/topic/ect.
franchise/topic/etc.



** A thread hating on twilight

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** A thread hating on twilightTwilight



** A thread where people will threaten, always threaten, people with other twilight opinions

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** A thread where people will threaten, always threaten, people with other twilight Twilight opinions
7th Oct '17 1:14:33 PM 1810072342
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*** '''No Love For The Follow-up''': Forums based around a particularly piece of media will often regard any derivative works as an automatically-nixed subject. This is not inherently reciprocated, depending on the general level of respect for the original and the nature of its fanbase. If the derivative is regarded as a FollowTheLeader work, though, civility will usually go out the window on both sides.

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*** '''No Love For The Follow-up''': Forums based around a particularly particular piece of media will often regard any derivative works as an automatically-nixed subject. This is not inherently reciprocated, depending on the general level of respect for the original and the nature of its fanbase. If the derivative is regarded as a FollowTheLeader work, though, civility will usually go out the window on both sides.
7th Oct '17 1:12:46 PM 1810072342
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** '''The Pet Peeve Phenomenon''': On every forum there will be certain things that no-one is allowed to be in favour of, usually related to the forum's history. Establishing what these are in advance is one of the primary tasks of lurking.
*** '''No Love For The Follow-up''': Forums based around a particularly piece of media will often regard any derivative works as an automatically-nixed subject. This is not inherently reciprocated, depending on the general level of respect for the original and the nature of its fanbase. If the derivative is regarded as a FollowTheLeader work, though, civility will usually go out the window on both sides.
7th Oct '17 12:42:11 PM 1810072342
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* '''The law of great ideas''': The more promoted an idea is, the more it is likely to come from someone who is never going to be able to act on it.
* '''The law of bugs''': The more obvious and easy to trigger a bug is, the more people are going to do it on purpose.

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* '''The law Law of great ideas''': Great Ideas''': The more promoted an idea is, the more it is likely to come from someone who is never going to be able to act on it.
* '''The law Law of bugs''': Bugs''': The more obvious and easy to trigger a bug is, the more people are going to do it on purpose.



* '''The Shared-name Overshadow Rule''': If there are two characters from two different series with the same name one will be massively more well known (aka have more images on deviantart/google images then the other For example: Scourge the cat from ''Literature/WarriorCats'' and Scourge the hedgehog from ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' (See OneMarioLimit).

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* '''The Shared-name Overshadow Rule''': If there are two characters from two different series with the same name name, one will be massively more well known (aka have more images on deviantart/google Deviantart/Google images then the other other. For example: Scourge the cat from ''Literature/WarriorCats'' and Scourge the hedgehog from ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'') (See OneMarioLimit).
7th Oct '17 12:23:12 PM 1810072342
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** There is such thing as a site that cannot attract trolls.

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** There is no such thing as a site that cannot attract trolls.
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