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Microbadge - Wheaton's Law

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Jamie
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Hobart
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Name Wheaton's Law
Group Pop Culture Wheaton's Law
Num Owners 60
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Description

Wheaton's Law is an internet axiom which states "don't be a dick." It was originally used in the context of sportsmanship in online gaming but its scope was eventually expanded to apply to life in general.

The axiom was coined by American actor and writer Richard William Wheaton III (Star Trek: TNG) during his keynote speech at the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) in August 2007. One of the core messages of Wheaton's speech was the importance of sportsmanship in online gaming, which eventually became encapsulated in the phrase "don't be a dick." While the actor's PAX speech is attributed as the original iteration of the law, the colloquial phrase "don't be a dick" had been in widespread use prior to the event.

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