Godwin's Law

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Not to be confused with the Godwynn's Law or the Godless Law

Godwin's Law is a rule created by Mike Godwin in 1990, which states: "The longer an online discussion goes on, the probability of a comparison involving Hitler and/or the Nazis approaches 1." It is overused a fair amount, which robs the legitimate comparisons of their impact.

It hasn't been cited in DYOS recently, although Nazis did appear a while ago.

Not to be confused with CFC poster Godwynn.