Talk:Poe's Law

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This article was identified as a possible duplicate of List of Poe's Law examples, but it was decided to keep the articles separate.


[edit] Another example: "War of the Worlds" radio broadcast

When WotW was broadcast on radio on Oct 30 1938, many listeners thought a real alien invasion was happening, despite many details of the script being changed "to tone down the realism".

[edit] "Poe's Inversion"? (The "Just kidding"-defence)

I was wondering after my pointed comments on environmental classism regarding the "We were just joking"-explanation for the contents of the Summers memoWikipedia's W.svg whether it's an inversion of Poe's Law when people called out on something use the "Just kidding"-escape hatch? Or is it some other fallacy/trope that covers such behaviour? ScepticWombat (talk) 21:17, 26 April 2015 (UTC)

[edit] Variant?

There is a statement that anyone who 'deliberately and unnecessarily brings Hitler/Stalin/other snarl term person' into a discussion has automatically lost the argument ('the newt' and 'the bike' being recent examples). Is this a variant of Poe's Law or does it have another name? (talk) 13:17, 18 May 2016 (UTC)

You are probably looking for Godwin's Law. Category:Eponymous laws might also be of use.--JorisEnter (talk) 13:54, 18 May 2016 (UTC)
I normally leave Poe/Godwin infractors well alone - the two groups probably overlap to some extent. (talk) 13:04, 23 May 2016 (UTC)

[edit] The Delicious Irony of Poe's Law

Google Poe's law and you'll find the definition google gives is from Conservapedia. (talk) 16:46, 31 July 2016 (UTC)

[edit] Alex Jones

Would it be worth mentioning A.J's claims of being a performance artist? I feel like it's related but I'm new here. Feel free to delete this.

Sounds like it's related, but it's not a confirmation... --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 22:13, 5 May 2017 (UTC)
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