Most people are familiar with Godwin’s Law. ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin’s_law ) Basically:
“As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches.”
Having been involved in a number of discussions lately I have noticed that a new law has emerged….
it is mrad’s law…it states:
“As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of being attacked with ‘fanboy’ increases dramatically.”
This is seen as the trump card in any discussion. You hold off until the right moment and then attack with the “you are just a fanboy” strike. There is little defense against the “fanboy” attack. Once labelled, you have very little chance of being taken seriously in that discussion again.
The attacks can be thinly veiled as “ifanboy” “androne” “winboy”.