Proving that Godwin’s Law about the internet is as applicable as ever, an online discussion on a popular history site went downhill today just as so many internet discussions have before it.
“What started out as a perfectly reasonable discussion of the policies of the Third Reich rapidly degenerated when someone brought up Hitler.”
From there, it quickly descended into an unseemly trade of favorite troll terms like SS and Gestapo.
“One participant even mentioned the Holocaust, which was really cheap.”
The forum moderator said if things don’t improve the site may have to be shut down.
“Unless people can learn to exchange online views about Germany between 1933-1945 without bringing up Nazis I will have no choice.”