Sometime ago (1999-ish), Stephanie Hall, a PhD folklorist with the Library of Congress, discovered our on-line skeptics newsletter, The Why Files. The Why Files had a lot of humor in it, and as years went on an increasing amount of it was directed at organized skepticism and its worst excesses. Stephanie Hall noted this and she also noted that we were not alone.
One result of this was the following paper:
Folklore and the Rise of Moderation Among Organized Skeptics
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