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17th Nov '16 7:51:58 PM rjd1922
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*** The debate over the capitalization of ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'' (whether it should be "Star Trek '''i'''nto Darkness" or "Star Trek '''I'''nto Darkness") eventually topped 70,000 words (that's longer than the first Harry Potter book). [[https://xkcd.com/1167/ xkcd]] pointed out the absurdity of it.
*** Perhaps the silliest: what nationality is [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 The Spy]]? [[note]]It's not ''entirely'' silly, as—with the exception of the Pyro—every other character has a clear national stereotype.[[/note]] The edit wars went on for ''months'' before "Meet The Spy" finally settled the issue with a canon answer: "French".

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*** The debate over the capitalization of ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'' (whether it should be "Star Trek '''i'''nto Darkness" or "Star Trek '''I'''nto Darkness") eventually topped 70,000 words (that's longer than the first Harry Potter ''Literature/HarryPotter'' book). ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' [[https://xkcd.com/1167/ xkcd]] pointed out the absurdity of it.
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*** Perhaps the silliest: what nationality is [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 The Spy]]? [[note]]It's not ''entirely'' silly, as—with the exception of the Pyro—every other character has a clear national stereotype.[[/note]] The edit wars went on for ''months'' before "Meet The the Spy" finally settled the issue with a canon answer: "French".
27th Oct '16 2:15:36 PM WillKeaton
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** The episode "The Battle of Bikini Bottom" begins with two war reenacters explaining to [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick the titular battle, which was apparently fought over ''washing one's hands''[[note]]Keep in mind however that it was ''Patrick'' who said this.[[/note]]. This starts the two friends discussing cleanliness ([=SpongeBob=] is pro-clean, Patrick is not), and soon engage in a battle of their own.

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** The episode "The Battle of Bikini Bottom" begins with two war reenacters explaining to [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick the titular battle, which was apparently fought over ''washing one's hands''[[note]]Keep hands.''[[note]]Keep in mind however that it was ''Patrick'' who said this.[[/note]]. [[/note]] This starts the two friends discussing cleanliness ([=SpongeBob=] is pro-clean, Patrick is not), and soon engage in a battle of their own.
27th Oct '16 2:14:06 PM WillKeaton
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** TheOtherWiki [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Lamest_edit_wars has these in spades]]. For example: is that city in northern Poland called "Danzig" or "Gdańsk" in English? There's even been wars about ''punctuation''!

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** TheOtherWiki [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Lamest_edit_wars has these in spades]]. spades.]] For example: is that city in northern Poland called "Danzig" or "Gdańsk" in English? There's even been wars about ''punctuation''!
11th Oct '16 8:50:06 AM TheCheshireCat
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** Subverted from time to time, though. Occasionally ManipulativeEditing is used to make things look more hostile than they actually are, and in a few cases (SWAT vs. [=GSG9=], [=SEALs=] vs. Israeli Commandos) the teams acknowledge that they don't REALLY hate each other. Also, it's entirely possible that silly performances by the visiting experts are encouraged by the producers.

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** Subverted from time to time, though. Occasionally ManipulativeEditing is used to make things look more hostile than they actually are, and in a few cases (SWAT vs. [=GSG9=], [=SEALs=] vs. Israeli Commandos) the teams acknowledge that they don't REALLY hate each other. Also, it's entirely possible that silly performances by the visiting experts are encouraged by the producers. The post-episode commentaries posted to the web confirm that most of the hostility between teams is played up for the show - they are very polite and cordial with each other in the web videos.
11th Oct '16 6:59:56 AM Gideoncrawle
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'''Wes:''' You've been yelling at each other for forty minutes about this? ''([[{{Beat}} sighs]])'' ...Do the astronauts have weapons?\\

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'''Wes:''' You've been yelling at each other for forty minutes about this? ''([[{{Beat}} sighs]])'' ...''[sighs]'' ...Do the astronauts have weapons?\\
29th Sep '16 1:35:35 PM ShorinBJ
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** On another occasion, there is a passionate argument over whether the name of the actor who played the main character in ''Film/StandAndDeliver'' was Edward James Olmos or Jacob Jame Olmos.

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** On another occasion, there is a passionate argument over whether the name of the actor who played the main character in ''Film/StandAndDeliver'' was Edward James Olmos or Jacob Jame James Olmos.
29th Sep '16 1:34:38 PM ShorinBJ
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** To the girls, Sheldon mentions in passing a discussion he and the other guys had about whether werewolves can swim. The girls quickly become drawn into the debate.
22nd Sep '16 2:53:00 AM ClatoLawa
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* ''Fanfic/PowersOfInvisibility'' mentions an hour-long argument about the cuteness of bunnies vs puppies between Rose and Alix. Rose somehow got Alix to admit that bunnies were "awesome" and considers it a victory.
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15th Sep '16 7:34:46 PM GGCrono
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'''Wes:''' You've been yelling at each other for forty minutes about this? ''([[{{Beat}} sighs]])'' Do the astronauts have weapons?\\

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'''Wes:''' You've been yelling at each other for forty minutes about this? ''([[{{Beat}} sighs]])'' sighs]])'' ...Do the astronauts have weapons?\\
19th Aug '16 4:20:40 AM Doug86
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* Many issues of MarvelComics' ''Marvel Team-Up'' comics line cashed in on these kinds of arguments. Want to know if [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk Hulk]] or [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]] is stronger? There's an issue where they fight each other.

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* Many issues of MarvelComics' Creator/MarvelComics' ''Marvel Team-Up'' comics line cashed in on these kinds of arguments. Want to know if the [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk Hulk]] or [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]] is stronger? There's an issue where they fight each other.



--> I don't care if the {{Hulk}} could defeat [[{{Superman}} the Man of Steel]]\\

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--> I don't care if the {{Hulk}} [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk Hulk]] could defeat [[{{Superman}} [[Franchise/{{Superman}} the Man of Steel]]\\



* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Sealab 2021}}'', the entire crew of Sealab get caught up in an argument about the hypothetical possibility of transferring their minds into robot bodies. So caught up that they don't notice that all of Sealab's safety systems are catastrophically failing.

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Sealab 2021}}'', ''WesternAnimation/Sealab2021'', the entire crew of Sealab get caught up in an argument about the hypothetical possibility of transferring their minds into robot bodies. So caught up that they don't notice that all of Sealab's safety systems are catastrophically failing.
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