MeFi post degenerating into holocaust debate August 29, 2002 11:18 AM   Subscribe

The development of a fun-mefi posting into a debate about the nature of the holocaust - any productive outcome imaginable?
posted by zerofoks to MetaFilter-Related at 11:18 AM (6 comments total)

any productive outcome imaginable?

How about a haiku?

The development
of a fun mefi-posting
into a debate.

The post itself is about the holocaust -- or, rather, a blunder on the part of a sweatwear maker that reminded people of the holocaust. So any debate thereafter about the holocaust is a legitimate discussion of the posted material, in my opinion. You can't post stuff like that and just hope that people will focus on the funny and not the tragic.

posted by Shadowkeeper at 11:49 AM on August 29, 2002

I agree, but will the inherent tragic of the topic "holocaust" not raise emotions which will prevent a serious discussion about this topic as I have witnessed a gazillion times before on the Internet?
posted by zerofoks at 1:06 PM on August 29, 2002

My only regret is that i couldn't find the story online under the headline i originally saw: 'Shoe In 'Nazi Gas' Apology'.
posted by robself at 1:24 PM on August 29, 2002

I'm lost. zerofoks, what exactly do you mean by a "fun-mefi posting?" I thought the thread was interesting and evolved naturally into a quite civilized discussion about the Holocaust.
posted by anathema at 8:55 PM on August 29, 2002

...signifying nothing.
posted by crunchland at 10:02 PM on August 29, 2002

anathema, apparently the connection to things equal ridiculous was there... Or maybe I am seeing things.
posted by zerofoks at 12:01 AM on August 30, 2002

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