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[edit] Alternative rendering

'There is no cure for deliberate/malign stupidity.' (talk) 14:51, 30 May 2012 (UTC)

Deliberate stupidity has an easy cure: stop being deliberately stupid. Anyway, what's that got to do with parody, or Poe's Law? ωεαşεζόίďWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 17:34, 30 May 2012 (UTC)

[edit] Meta-Poe

Arguably, it's easy enough to spot parody. The real difficulty is spotting the difference between people falling for the joke and people getting in on the joke when it comes to discussing it. Scarlet A.pngpathetic 15:08, 21 June 2012 (UTC)

[edit] New Conservapedia

If this is a joke, would it be worth adding here? Inquisitor Sasha Ehrenstein des Sturmkrieg Sector 18:24, 13 August 2012 (UTC)

No. WëäŝëïöïďWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 06:37, 14 August 2012 (UTC)

[edit] Postmodernism and Poe

Can a Poe's Law version of [1] be created? (The summaries do seem to describe 'real books' in that field) (talk) 15:35, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

[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 memo[wp] 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)
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