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@cwebber indeed it’s not Godwin’s Law when refering to actual fucking nazis.

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Godwin didn't invent "Godwin's Law," Richard Sexton did.

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"You can tell when a USENET discussion is getting old when one of the
participants drags out Hitler and the Nazis."
- Richard Sexton (vrx.net/richard/) stating what would later
be known as Godwin's Law, Message-ID <21000@gryphon.COM>, 16 Oct 1989

faqs.cs.uu.nl/na-dir/usenet/le

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Godwin admitted to me directly that he had read Richard's post on Usenet, and he claimed he still had the right to claim authorship because according to him, he intended this to become a meme and Richard didn't.