Explain xkcd: It's 'cause you're dumb.
Cueball, and many Internet self-righteous people, feel an inexorable pull to correct people who are wrong on the Internet. Despite the fact that many of these people are simply trolling.
Good news, Cueball has been cured of this disease.
- [A stick man is behind computer]
- Voice outside frame: Are you coming to bed?
- Man: I can't. This is important.
- Voice: What?
- Man: Someone is WRONG on the internet.
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Doesn't look like anyone's touched this during its spotlight as the Incomplete Article of the Day. But really, what else can we say? 184.108.40.206 03:06, 14 November 2013 (UTC)
Maybe how deeply compelling the "need" to fix something wrong on the Internet is? It's not just a plain correction.... it gnaws at you...220.127.116.11 03:17, 14 November 2013 (UTC)
Tried to flesh out/improve the analysis. Still needs some editing for clarity [I'm not sure how formal the tone of this wiki is supposed to be?] but hopefully it's an improvement on the previous edit. 18.104.22.168 17:47, 14 November 2013 (UTC)
I think its good. Hits on all the points, unless anyone sees differently I think it adequately explains the comic. I think all the editing from here is flow and stylistic stuff. And that's minimal. --Lackadaisical (talk) 20:22, 14 November 2013 (UTC)
It's a Cunningham's law reference, guys, that's it. 22.214.171.124 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)
The title "Duty Calls" has a double meaning. One that Cueball needs to go "fix" the internet and that he needs to "be" with his S/O. 126.96.36.199 21:04, 26 August 2015 (UTC) 127.0.0.1 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)
I think this explanation misses the case when someone is factually wrong on the internet, and doesn't just have a different opinion. For example, when someone on Facebook "discovers" that the Mercator map projection is "wrong" and that the "true" one is Gall-Peters (true story), I believe even Randall would feel the need to say something. But of course, the border between factual errors and arguing is very thin... 188.8.131.52 09:50, 8 June 2017 (UTC)