Which Online Discussion Archetype Are You?

If you've participated in usenet, mailing lists, or web forum discussions for any length of time, you're probably familiar with Godwin's law:

This is a companion discussion topic for the original blog entry at: http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/2005/11/which-online-discussion-archetype-are-you.html

And all of these archetypes are so … unpleasant. :slight_smile:

Well, so are most people. What’s your point? :slight_smile:

Jason Scott has his own take on forum archetypes here:


Definitely an archivist here. Not so much that I store discussions locally, but I can usually dig them up. :wink: