Talk:Sanger's Law

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Who called it "Sanger's Law"? --Nemo 09:29, 17 November 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

only the article author. Renamed. SJ talk  12:50, 17 November 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The term "polarization" is misleading when applied to this phenomenon because that would mean that a situation develops of adherents to rival viewpoints becoming more extreme in their positions. Sanger was talking about adherents of one viewpoint gaining the upper hand and creating a situation that attracts their supporters to, and repels their opponents from, the wiki, so that over time that dominant viewpoint becomes more and more entrenched. The dominant viewpoint could be an extreme or moderate viewpoint (by mainstream societal standards); the point is that cultural conformity develops as the community is increasingly made up of those who like or agree with the dominant values and norms.
We might as well just call it Sanger's Law. I'm not aware of any other law named after him, so there's no name collision. Leucosticte (talk) 02:59, 18 November 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]