The Jargon File

Battered Wife Syndrome

Typically used of Google and Facebook users who create threads complaining about how mean and nasty Google and Facebook are and how we must save everyone from them on the one hand - but an equal number of threads complaining that we don't allow Google and Facebook to slurp pages efficiently enough.

This is the same behaviour displayed by a battered wife, who adds "you don't know what he's like when we're alone together".

Seriously, just leave him.
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