12:55:06 AM Feb 11th 2014
First up: Is the 98% prevention rate of condoms a result of lab testing or the result of a field survey? If the former, then the anti-condom crowd could continue the fallacy by alleging that condoms are not sturdy enough to account for "heavy action", among other user-related allegations. Admittedly, I may be engaging in the fallacy myself with this, but I feel that a counter is stronger the more angles it defends against. Also removed this because it was in the "exceptions" section (under the "actually better as a complimentary measure") but it sounded like a Straight Example.
- Comes up a lot in discussing environmental issues. For example, not all materials are recycled, and therefore recycling programs are a waste of time and money. Even recycling a limited amount of plastic and paper reduces the use of landfills, and it's better than nothing at all.
11:42:37 PM Jun 3rd 2012
An aspiring writer who had made some regretably bad works in the past gets writer's block by not being able to finish a new work, always starting and abandoning projects and such because of fear they can turn out to still be like his old shames, and not be perfect enough to redeem the writer, even though they might have been good, but not as perfect as the writer thinks they should be to prove he's not an amateur anymore. Is this an example?
03:29:57 PM Aug 30th 2011
It might be good to make this a No Real Life Examples, Please! page. Nearly every example looks like a rant against Group That Troper X Doesn't Like.