200 proofs for a flat earth?
Just wondering if anyone has seen that 200 proofs for a flat earth list? It is mind numbing. I got through 24 before I had to stop. Would love to see a dissection of it on here but I couldn't do it by myself, it's just too much. Also completely new to this wiki thing. — Unsigned, by: NetWT / talk / contribs
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"Abusers of this technique" section: Only right-wingers?
I noticed this section only lists right-wingers. I know from experience talking with no-name internet debaters that right-wingers are not the only ones guilty of this; This isn't a right-wing issue, this is a human being issue :-) Unfortunately I know of no big names who've done this, nor do I know where to begin finding them, or I would add them myself.
For the sake of being un-biased, could someone please make a point of adding them as you encounter them? And mixed together, not way down at the bottom of the list, buried underneath a Gish Gallop-y list of right-wingers ;-)
I don't think the Gish Gallop applies to written works...
Hi all, I just set up my account, so I'm new to this. But I believe the Gish Gallop only applies to temporal contexts. Texts can be responded to after reflection, and therefore don't fall under the realm of the Gish Gallop. The temporal aspect is the crux of the Gish Gallop. May I recommend removing that section? Or providing a citation for it? — Unsigned, by: Shellska / talk / contribs
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- I agree with the newbie. Text doesn't fall I o the gish-gallop realm. Fareeha A (talk) 19:10, 15 August 2017 (UTC)
- The "wall of text" is the equivalent in text debates. The opponent looks at the slab of text (ideally, one single paragraph) and decides not to waste their life deciphering and refuting it. The Gisher claims victory by default. Very common in Wikipedia talkpage debates. 188.8.131.52 (talk) 19:00, 11 January 2018 (UTC)