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Introducing the “Dave Royer Internet Rule”

From an email received from Larry Vickers:

Gentleman it is my pleasure to formally announce the ‘Dave Royer Internet Rule’ or ‘Royer Rule’ for short;

On any topic, in any blog or forum, on the Internet within the 5 initial posts someone with no personal direct knowledge of the subject matter will interject their unneeded 2 cents

Classic examples of this are as follows;

‘Well I have never been there but…’

‘I don’t own one but…’

‘I have never actually seen one but…’

Please spread this far and wide and feel free to interject where needed – like the famous Godwin’s Law


13 Responses to “Introducing the “Dave Royer Internet Rule””

  1. Chance says:

    I’ve never seen this happen personally, but I rarely read the comments.

  2. Dave Royer says:

    This is preposterous!

  3. jack says:

    Well I have never been Larry Vickers but I like this rule…

  4. Shakespeare says:

    It is about time there is a name given to this occurrence.

    It happens e v e r y time.

  5. Lawrence says:

    Well, I wasn’t there but I’m pretty sure the Nazis started it.

  6. There you have it !!! Chance invoked the ‘Royer Rule’ and Lawrence brought in ‘Godwin’s Rule’ !!!!

    We’ll done !!! All in 6 posts !!!

  7. james says:

    While I have no direct working knowledge or experience… I think Dat is funny!

  8. cy says:

    Well played gentleman. Well played.

  9. AGL Bob says:

    I personally HBT-HDT (haven’t been there……..), so I’ll shut up now.

  10. Reverend says:

    I’ve never seen Larry Vickers smile, but I’m sure it happens. HAHAHA

    LARRY IS THA’ MAN! Seriously!

  11. Ed says:

    I have not been there, and have not done that, but I do have a T-shirt, and I did not stay at a Holiday Inn Express, either.