Got a quicky for the teeming…could someone please remind me what the name of the ‘theory’ is for the idea that the longer an internet bulletin board thread gets, the more likely it becomes that a comparison to the Holocaust will be made? Hopefully someone knows what I’m talking about, I’m pretty sure it will have a wikipedia article.
I suspect that you are refering to Godwin’s Law although it does not appear to be exactly how you have described it.
that was quick, thanks!
Godwin’s Law is a natural law of Usenet named after Mike Godwin
(email@example.com) concerning Usenet “discussions”. It reads, according to
the Jargon File:
As a Usenet discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison
involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one.
I think my description was pretty close, but regardless, I am much obliged.