+ Godwin's Law

As a Usenet discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1.

+ Poe's Law

Without a winking smiley or other blatant display of humour, it is impossible to create a parody of fundamentalism that someone won't mistake for the real thing.

+ Cunningham's Law

The best way to get the right answer on the Internet is not to ask a question, it's to post the wrong answer.

+ Skitt's Law

Any post correcting an error in another post will contain at least one error itself.

Related: Muphry's Law and Hartman's Law.

+ Muphry's Law (deliberate misspelling)

When a person criticizes another's editing or proofreading, there will be a mistake of a similar kind in that criticism.

Related: Skitt's Law and Hartman's Law.

+ Hartman's Law

Full name: Hartman's Law of Prescriptivist Retaliation.

Any article or statement about correct grammar, punctuation, or spelling is bound to contain at least one eror [sic].

Related: Skitt's Law and Muphry's Law.

+ Scopie's Law

In any discussion involving science or medicine, citing whale.to as a credible source loses the argument immediately.

+ Danth's Law

If you have to insist that you've won an internet argument, you've probably lost badly.

+ Pommer's Law

A person's mind can be changed by reading information on the internet. The nature of this change will be from having no opinion to having the wrong opionion.

+ DeMyer's First Law

Anyone who brings Young Earth Creationism into an argument - that is not about creation, the origins of life or the age of Earth - requires no further serious consideration and is deemed to have lost the argument.

+ DeMyer's Second Law

Anyone who posts an argument on the internet which is largely quotations can be very safely ignored, and is deemed to have lost the argument before it has begun.

+ DeMyer's Third Law

Anyone who posts a picture with a caption which does anything other than describe the picture is deemed to have already lost on the point they were trying to make and it can be ignored.

+ Cohen's Law

Whoever resorts to the argument that, ‘whoever resorts to the argument that ... has automatically lost the debate,' has automatically lost the debate.

+ The Law of Exclamation

The more exclamation points used in an email (or other posting), the more likely it is a complete lie. This is also true for excessive capital letters.

Excerpts from the Rules of the Internet

+ Rule 1

Do not talk about /b/.

+ Rule 2


+ Rule 12

Anything you say can and will be used against you.

+ Rule 13

Anything you say can be turned into something else - fixed.

+ Rule 14

Do not argue with trolls - it means that they win.

+ Rule 16

If you fail in epic proportions, it may just become a winning failure.

+ Rule 19

The more you hate it the stronger it gets.

+ Rule 25

Relation to the original topic decreases with every single post.

+ Rule 32

You must have pictures to prove your statements.
"Pics, or it didn't happen."

+ Rule 34

If it exists, there is porn of it.

+ Rule 35

If no such porn exists, it will be made.

+ Rule 63

For every given male character, there is a female version of that character. For every given female character, there is a male version of that character.