History PlayingWith / GodwinsLaw

3rd Nov '16 8:21:03 PM VPhantom
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* '''Played for Drama''': Bob [[DrivenToSuicide kills himself]] when he realizes he has singlehandedly derailed a heretofore respectable forum.

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* %%* '''Played for For Drama''': Bob [[DrivenToSuicide kills himself]] when he realizes he has singlehandedly derailed a heretofore respectable forum.???
1st Nov '16 9:40:37 AM BananaPancakes
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** Eventually, Bob decides a Hitler comparison is [[InsultToRocks unfair to Hitler]].
* '''Downplayed''': Bob compares his opponent to another historical figure generally considered an {{Acceptable Target|s}}, albeit one whose crimes were fewer, less infamous, and/or less JustForFun/{{egregious}} than Hitler's.

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** Eventually, Bob decides a Hitler comparison is [[InsultToRocks unfair to Hitler]].
Hitler.]]
* '''Downplayed''': Bob compares his opponent to another historical figure generally considered an {{Acceptable Target|s}}, albeit one whose crimes were fewer, less infamous, and/or less JustForFun/{{egregious}} than Hitler's.Hitler’s.



** Another poster mentioned, in a positive light, one or more reasons that Hitler is reviled. If someone was telling you that they support genocide, wouldn't you mention that it's a horrible thing to do?

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** Another poster mentioned, in a positive light, one or more reasons that Hitler is reviled. If someone was telling you that they support genocide, wouldn't wouldn’t you mention that it's it’s a horrible thing to do?



** "Do you know who else was a Nazi? Oskar Schindler!"

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** "Do “Do you know who else was a Nazi? Oskar Schindler!"Schindler!”



** A serious discussion of the Nazis conducted in good faith is derailed by unrelated comparisons. For example, in a discussion about the Final Solution, someone says, "This sounds just like [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama Obamacare]]!"

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** A serious discussion of the Nazis conducted in good faith is derailed by unrelated comparisons. For example, in a discussion about the Final Solution, someone says, "This “This sounds just like [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama Obamacare]]!"Obamacare]]!”



** At length Bob cites "a certain European with a toothbrush mustache," but he's actually thinking of Creator/CharlieChaplin.

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** At length Bob cites "a “a certain European with a toothbrush mustache," mustache,” but he's he’s actually thinking of Creator/CharlieChaplin.



** Bob's great-grandfather was a Nazi.
** And then Bob's opponent compares ''him'' to Hitler.

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** Bob's Bob’s great-grandfather was a Nazi.
** And then Bob's Bob’s opponent compares ''him'' to Hitler.



* '''Zig Zagged''': Bob frequently posts online in situations where Hitler would be an obvious comparison, but always manages to find another historical figure who did something roughly similar: Pol Pot, UsefulNotes/JosefStalin, Subotai, what have you. He becomes a [[AscendedFanboy famous historical lecturer]], known as "the man who killed Godwin", and is invited on TV talk shows to discuss the Nazis and/or Israel, but turns these down because he's "very busy planning a reunion." Near the end of the work we see Bob shaving his full mustache, but we don't get a look at his face again until he walks into a German restaurant and shakes hands with several elderly German gentlemen. "Herr Goering, Herr Himmler. JOSEF! Liebschen! It's been so long!" And as he embraces a short frail old man, the POV turns around and we see that he IS Hitler.

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* '''Zig Zagged''': Bob frequently posts online in situations where Hitler would be an obvious comparison, but always manages to find another historical figure who did something roughly similar: Pol Pot, UsefulNotes/JosefStalin, Subotai, what have you. He becomes a [[AscendedFanboy famous historical lecturer]], known as "the “the man who killed Godwin", Godwin,” and is invited on TV talk shows to discuss the Nazis and/or Israel, but turns these down because he's "very he’s “very busy planning a reunion." Near the end of the work we see Bob shaving his full mustache, but we don't don’t get a look at his face again until he walks into a German restaurant and shakes hands with several elderly German gentlemen. "Herr “Herr Goering, Herr Himmler. JOSEF! Liebschen! It's It’s been so long!" long!” And as he embraces a short frail old man, the POV turns around and we see that he IS Hitler.



** Bob makes reference to Hitler, but only in a situation where it's a useful comparison -- no insult is intended.
** Bob finds another AbominationAccusationAttack to use that doesn't involve dictators.

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** Bob makes reference to Hitler, but only in a situation where it's it’s a useful comparison -- no insult is intended.
** Bob finds another AbominationAccusationAttack to use that doesn't doesn’t involve dictators.



* '''Lampshaded''': "Looks like Bob just played the 'Hitler card'..."

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* '''Lampshaded''': "Looks “Looks like Bob just played the 'Hitler card'..."‘Hitler card’ …”



* '''Exploited''': The opponent promptly raises a stink over Bob's "bigoted and ignorant" comment, hoping the forum mod will shut down Bob's account.

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* '''Exploited''': The opponent promptly raises a stink over Bob's "bigoted Bob’s “bigoted and ignorant" ignorant” comment, hoping the forum mod will shut down Bob's Bob’s account.



* '''Discussed''': "Look, Bob, playing the Hitler card doesn't make you cool or witty, it just shows that you're out of arguments."
* '''Conversed''': "Why are all these forums full of Nazi references?"
* '''Implied''': Every time somebody who hasn't already ticked him off on the forum does so, Bob says s/he has "replaced ''that man'' as history's greatest villain."

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* '''Discussed''': "Look, “Look, Bob, playing the Hitler card doesn't doesn’t make you cool or witty, it just shows that you're you’re out of arguments."

* '''Conversed''': "Why “Why are all these forums full of Nazi references?"
references?”
* '''Implied''': Every time somebody who hasn't hasn’t already ticked him off on the forum does so, Bob says s/he has "replaced “replaced ''that man'' as history's history’s greatest villain."



** Bob's tirades about Hitler get so prevalent that everyone stops taking him seriously and he ends up as the laughingstock of the forum.

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** Bob's Bob’s tirades about Hitler get so prevalent that everyone stops taking him seriously and he ends up as the laughingstock of the forum.



%%* '''Played for Laughs''': ???
* '''Played for Drama''': Bob [[DrivenToSuicide kills himself]] when he realizes he has single-handedly derailed a heretofore respectable forum.

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%%* * '''Played for Laughs''': ???
Bob’s Hitler references depict him in [[AdolfHitlarious such a humorous light]] that nobody dares complain.
* '''Played for Drama''': Bob [[DrivenToSuicide kills himself]] when he realizes he has single-handedly singlehandedly derailed a heretofore respectable forum.



[[GodwinsLaw You know who else wouldn't have clicked on this link?]] ''HITLER''!

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[[GodwinsLaw You know who else wouldn't wouldn’t have clicked on this link?]] ''HITLER''!''HITLER!''
22nd May '16 7:27:07 PM VPhantom
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** "do you know who else was a nazi? Oskar Schindler!"

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** "do "Do you know who else was a nazi? Nazi? Oskar Schindler!"



%%* '''Plotted a Good Waste''': ???
22nd May '16 5:51:48 PM bhlee0019
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** "do you know who else was a nazi? Oskar Schindler!"
13th Mar '16 12:52:57 PM BananaPancakes
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** Bob decides after some thought that such a comparison is [[InsultToRocks unfair to Hitler]].
* '''Downplayed''': Bob unfavorably compares his opponent to another historical figure generally considered an {{Acceptable Target|s}}, albeit one whose crimes were fewer and/or less JustForFun/{{egregious}} than Hitler's.

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** Eventually, Bob decides after some thought that such a Hitler comparison is [[InsultToRocks unfair to Hitler]].
* '''Downplayed''': Bob unfavorably compares his opponent to another historical figure generally considered an {{Acceptable Target|s}}, albeit one whose crimes were fewer fewer, less infamous, and/or less JustForFun/{{egregious}} than Hitler's.



** The forum members are anti-Semites, and among such a community a common meme is that someone insults his opponent by comparing him to Jews (or a Hitler comparison is positive).
** Hitler is compared unfavourably to someone else.

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** The forum members are anti-Semites, and among such a community a common meme is that someone insults his opponent by comparing him to Jews (or else a Hitler comparison is positive).
** Hitler is compared unfavourably to someone else.



** A discussion of the Nazis is derailed by unrelated comparisons. For example, in a discussion about the Final Solution, someone says, "This sounds just like [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama Obamacare]]!"

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** A serious discussion of the Nazis conducted in good faith is derailed by unrelated comparisons. For example, in a discussion about the Final Solution, someone says, "This sounds just like [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama Obamacare]]!"



* '''Implied''': Every time somebody who hasn't already ticked him off on the forum does so, Bob suggests that s/he has "replaced ''our good friend Mr. Unmentionable'' as history's greatest villain."

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* '''Implied''': Every time somebody who hasn't already ticked him off on the forum does so, Bob suggests that says s/he has "replaced ''our good friend Mr. Unmentionable'' ''that man'' as history's greatest villain."



* '''Played For Drama''': Bob [[DrivenToSuicide kills himself]] when he realizes he has singlehandedly derailed a heretofore respectable forum.

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%%* '''Plotted a Good Waste''': ???
%%* '''Played for Laughs''': ???
* '''Played For for Drama''': Bob [[DrivenToSuicide kills himself]] when he realizes he has singlehandedly single-handedly derailed a heretofore respectable forum.



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%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
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29th Apr '15 3:05:00 PM BananaPancakes
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** Bob spends all day trolling the forums, making Hitler references to anything he can.

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** Bob spends all day trolling {{troll}}ing the forums, making Hitler references to anything everything he can.reads.



* '''Downplayed''': Bob unfavorably compares his opponent to an historical figure generally considered an {{Acceptable Target|s}}, albeit one whose crimes were fewer and/or less bad than Hitler's.

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* '''Downplayed''': Bob unfavorably compares his opponent to an another historical figure generally considered an {{Acceptable Target|s}}, albeit one whose crimes were fewer and/or less bad JustForFun/{{egregious}} than Hitler's.



** The forum discussion is about Germany during World War II, so such references are appropriate.
** Another poster mentioned, in a positive light, one or more of the reasons that Hitler is considered evil. If someone was telling you that they support genocide, wouldn't you mention that it's a horrible thing to do?
** The discussion is about a country or regime which actually can be seriously compared to Nazi Germany (Stalinist Russia, for example).

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** The forum discussion is about Germany during World War II, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, so such references are appropriate.
** Another poster mentioned, in a positive light, one or more of the reasons that Hitler is considered evil.reviled. If someone was telling you that they support genocide, wouldn't you mention that it's a horrible thing to do?
** The discussion is about a country or regime which actually can be seriously compared to Nazi Germany (Stalinist Russia, for example).(e.g. Stalinist Russia).



* '''Zig Zagged''': Bob frequently posts online in situations where Hitler would be an obvious comparison, but always manages to find another historical figure who did something roughly similar: Pol Pot, Josef Stalin, Subotai, what have you. He becomes a [[AscendedFanboy famous historical lecturer]], known as "the man who killed Godwin", and is invited on TV talk shows to discuss the Nazis and/or Israel, but turns these down because he's "very busy planning a reunion." Near the end of the work we see Bob shaving his full mustache, but we don't get a look at his face again until he walks into a German restaurant and shakes hands with several elderly German gentlemen. "Herr Goering, Herr Himmler. JOSEF! Liebschen! It's been so long!" And as he embraces a short frail old man, the POV turns around and we see that he IS Hitler.

to:

* '''Zig Zagged''': Bob frequently posts online in situations where Hitler would be an obvious comparison, but always manages to find another historical figure who did something roughly similar: Pol Pot, Josef Stalin, UsefulNotes/JosefStalin, Subotai, what have you. He becomes a [[AscendedFanboy famous historical lecturer]], known as "the man who killed Godwin", and is invited on TV talk shows to discuss the Nazis and/or Israel, but turns these down because he's "very busy planning a reunion." Near the end of the work we see Bob shaving his full mustache, but we don't get a look at his face again until he walks into a German restaurant and shakes hands with several elderly German gentlemen. "Herr Goering, Herr Himmler. JOSEF! Liebschen! It's been so long!" And as he embraces a short frail old man, the POV turns around and we see that he IS Hitler.
19th Apr '15 7:54:42 PM BananaPancakes
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'''Basic Trope''': Some participant will inevitably make a comparison to UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler and/or ThoseWackyNazis during any online debate.

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'''Basic Trope''': Some participant will inevitably make insult someone else by making a comparison to UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler and/or ThoseWackyNazis during any online debate.



* '''Downplayed''': Bob unfavorably compares his opponent to an historical figure generally considered an {{Acceptable Target|s}}, albeit one whose crimes were less bad and/or less numerous than Hitler's.

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* '''Downplayed''': Bob unfavorably compares his opponent to an historical figure generally considered an {{Acceptable Target|s}}, albeit one whose crimes were less bad fewer and/or less numerous bad than Hitler's.



** The forum members are anti-Semites, and among such a community a common meme is that someone insults his opponent by comparing him to Jews.
** Hitler is compared to someone else.

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** The forum members are anti-Semites, and among such a community a common meme is that someone insults his opponent by comparing him to Jews.
Jews (or a Hitler comparison is positive).
** Hitler is compared unfavourably to someone else.



* '''Zig Zagged''': Bob frequently posts online in situations where Hitler would be an obvious comparison, but always manages to find another historical figure who did something roughly similar: Pol Pot, Josef Stalin, Subotai, what have you. He becomes a [[AscendedFanboy famous historical lecturer]], known as "the man who killed Godwin", and is invited on TV talk shows to discuss the Nazis and/or Israel, but turns these down because he's "very busy planning a reunion." Near the end of the [Entertainment] we see Bob shaving his full mustache, but we don't get a look at his face again until he walks into a German restaurant and shakes hands with several elderly German gentlemen. "Herr Goering, Herr Himmler. JOSEF! Liebschen! It's been so long!" And as he embraces a short frail old man, the POV turns around and we see that he IS Hitler.

to:

* '''Zig Zagged''': Bob frequently posts online in situations where Hitler would be an obvious comparison, but always manages to find another historical figure who did something roughly similar: Pol Pot, Josef Stalin, Subotai, what have you. He becomes a [[AscendedFanboy famous historical lecturer]], known as "the man who killed Godwin", and is invited on TV talk shows to discuss the Nazis and/or Israel, but turns these down because he's "very busy planning a reunion." Near the end of the [Entertainment] work we see Bob shaving his full mustache, but we don't get a look at his face again until he walks into a German restaurant and shakes hands with several elderly German gentlemen. "Herr Goering, Herr Himmler. JOSEF! Liebschen! It's been so long!" And as he embraces a short frail old man, the POV turns around and we see that he IS Hitler.



** Bob finds another AbominationAccusationAttack to use that doesn't involve dictators.

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** Bob finds another AbominationAccusationAttack to use that doesn't involve dictators.



* '''Lampshaded''': "Looks like Bob just played the Hitler card..."

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* '''Lampshaded''': "Looks like Bob just played the Hitler card...'Hitler card'..."



* '''Exploited''': The opponent promptly raises a stink over Bob's bigoted and ignorant comment, hoping the forum mod will shut down Bob's account.

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* '''Exploited''': The opponent promptly raises a stink over Bob's bigoted "bigoted and ignorant ignorant" comment, hoping the forum mod will shut down Bob's account.
5th Mar '15 12:07:30 AM RevolutionStone
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** Bob finds another AbominationAccusationAttack to use that doesn't involve dictators.
2nd Mar '15 8:31:31 PM BananaPancakes
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* '''Downplayed''': Bob unfavorably compares his opponent to an historical figure generally considered an {{Acceptable Target|s}}, albeit one whose crimes were less bad than Hitler's.

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* '''Downplayed''': Bob unfavorably compares his opponent to an historical figure generally considered an {{Acceptable Target|s}}, albeit one whose crimes were less bad and/or less numerous than Hitler's.



** The forum members are anti-Semites, and among such a community a common meme is that someone insults his opponent by comparing him to the Jews.

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** The forum members are anti-Semites, and among such a community a common meme is that someone insults his opponent by comparing him to the Jews.



** Bob references at length "a certain European with a toothbrush mustache," but he's actually thinking of Creator/CharlieChaplin.

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** Bob references at At length Bob cites "a certain European with a toothbrush mustache," but he's actually thinking of Creator/CharlieChaplin.



** The forum has, and strictly enforces, a policy banning contributors who make Hitler comparisons, so users go out of these way to avoid such references.

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** The forum has, and strictly enforces, a policy banning contributors who make Hitler comparisons, compare anyone or anything to Hitler, so users go out of these their way to avoid such references.
11th Feb '15 5:43:13 PM BananaPancakes
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* '''Downplayed''': Bob unfavorably compares his opponent to Creator/LRonHubbard and/or the Church of Scientology.

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* '''Downplayed''': Bob unfavorably compares his opponent to Creator/LRonHubbard and/or the Church of Scientology.an historical figure generally considered an {{Acceptable Target|s}}, albeit one whose crimes were less bad than Hitler's.
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