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Comment: I just wanted to let you know how very valuable your service is -
and free, to boot! I've consulted you for years. I get SO many "It's
true! It's real!" messages from somewhat gullible (but well-intentioned)
senders. In most cases it's not true! or real!

Thanks to all of you - and keep up the great work.

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Comment: I just want to thank you guys. Since I found Snopes years ago
and shared your site with family and friends, my IN box is no longer
inundated with hysterical email (and I'm not spreading them either).

I started by searching your site first for the truth then alerting
family/friends who were spreading hoaxes and hysteria; then I got them to
do their own searches on your site.

Now I stay informed with your newsletter. IT'S GREAT!

Thank you so much for all you have done and continue to do.

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Comment: Just a short note to let you know that I appreciate this web
site. It seems that more and more folks are leaving the shopping for truth
to me.
I always include your website link for two reasons. #1, you deserve the
credit and #2, hoping they will catch on and do some research on their
own. But I have noticed that more and more emails are coming to me
indicating that the authenticity has been verified by Snopes. But I double
check anyhow. And some people get ticked that I let them know when thev've
been "snookered". Imagine! Tough noogies, though.

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Comment: I never believe an email until I check it with you! My brother
introduced you to me. Thank you.

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Comment: Thank You for this GREAT site!!! I heard about it from a friend
who was responding to another friend's paranoia regarding urban myths.
The second friend seems to believe EVERYTHING she hears!! She's in her
sixties so you'd think she'd be wiser by now!! She forwards every email
about every bad story or new way criminals are supposedly working! I just
hope she bothers to look at your site!!

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Comment: I am a pretty fair user of the Internet and e-mail as a modern
form of communication and research tool. I navigate the minefields and
live a better life due to services and information at my fingertips. I
retain and carefully check when I believe I have found a reliable source
of information. I don't remember exactly when and how Snopes became my
number one source for debunking rumors, gossip, innuendo, and urban
legends, but it occurs to me that it's been so long that I cannot remember
NOT having it.

My reason for writing other than to sing your praises? I rarely have
locked in any site as a favorite/bookmark/source/whatever that no matter
what and when I plug in something for a search that it has the answer
virtually every time.

You ARE that site. I cannot remember the last time I came here for a
verification either way from something I found or that showed up in my
Inbox.

You guys are terrific!

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Comment: This site is fantastic. I cannot believe how much alarmist or
blatantly ignorant garbage is perpetuated via email, and your easy to
navigate site clears the bull every time. Thanks!

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Comment: This site is fantastic. I cannot believe how much alarmist or
blatantly ignorant garbage is perpetuated via email, and your easy to
navigate site clears the bull every time. Thanks!

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Comment: I love you. I get so much crap in my e-mail and I often double
check with you before I send it on. If you say it's false, I reply to the
sender that it is bunk.

thanks.

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Comment: I want to thank you for providing a resource to determine the
authenticity of the numerous email circulating the globe and frequently
landing in my inbox. I normally view any claims made in a email as
fiction, until it is confirmed as fact using your website. You provide a
much needed and appreciated tool.

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Comment: I just want to say thanks far a great site! I get hundreds of
forwarded emails and I am constantly telling my friends to "look it up on
Snopes before forwarding it." (I really wish they would!) Also, I
especially enjoy Barbara's "sign-offs" (i.e. Barbara "monthly dilemma"
Mikkelson). Thanks again for your vastly informative and entertaining
site!!

Cheers!

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Comment: I love this website! Keep up the good work!

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Comment: To whom it may concern:
Having just started using the computer 6 yrs. ago, this search machine you
have is great.
I receive a lot of email from friends, all sending me warnings of terrable
things to come if I open this, or that.
I used to think, when will it all end, or do I have to simply stop using
this computer. Thanks to my son, who mastered in computer science, has
been able to help me by finding your search engine, and explained to me
how to use it.
I have found it very facinating when ever I use it, and find that what was
sent to me, is nothing other than a "hoax", so then I sent it out to all
my friends.
Problem solved. Keep up the good work.

PS: I must say that having to search your web site for my friends, has
certainly helped me pass the time of day, along with keeping me highly
entertained. Many thanks again.

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Comment: I just want to say that I really enjoy this website and what you
guys do. Keep up the good work.

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Comment: Wow, I was just refered to your site, and after reading the
reference (which was great!) I went to your frequently asked questions.

I am so impressed! Thank you. I will certainly pass your site along, and
check back in often!!

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Comment: I just wanted to let you know that I appreciate the work you do
at Snopes! Oftentimes I revert to your site for clarification as well as
confirmation. It has to be an ennormous task to acquire all the
information you do in such a timely manner as you do and again, it's
appreciated!

Thank you~
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Comment: I have been doing some research on several e-mails I have gotten
from different people.Before I go to the trouble of adding my name to the
list to to the President I just come to "Snopes.com" and find what I need.
GOOD GOING. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. You have a great cite here. way to go

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Comment: I just wanted to thank you for providing such an important
service. The myths you debunk fool people into thinking all kinds of
negative ideas. You dispell these stories and everyone is blessed. With so
much "yellow journalism," as it was once called, out there, a trusted
source of truth is most valuable. Please keep up your good work.

Thank you!

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I nominate you for the Nobel Prize for Truth and Beauty on the Internet. Thank you for all that you do to keep us all aware and safe online.

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Comment: I WANT TO THANK YOU & YOUR STAFF FOR A JOB WELL DONE.
KEEP UP THE EXCELLENT WORK.

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Comment: Barbara Mickkelson's play-on-words titles are in themselves worth
checking out the site. In this area alone, she is amazing, a word-wonder,
an entertainer and exquisite communicator.

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OK, snopes, what'd you do this time?

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Comment: I have received numerous claims regarding an assortment of
warnings in different areas, ie. uncontrollable viruses, UPS uniforms
stolen, and now Target stores being the latest. Each time I have checked
these out with you and found each one was a hoax or total
misrepresentation. We all have enough to concern ourselves with, without
having an irresponsible party trying to add a little unwarranted
excitement to all our lives. We each have a responsibility not to "panic"
when we receive these e-mails and send them to everyone on our mailing
lists, but rather check them out first to see if they have any merit and
then notify the sender of the mistake. Sort of like "responsible
journalism". I used to be one of those who "panicked" and frantically
sent out e-mails until my sister told me of you site. Since then, I
always check them out with you FIRST!

God bless you, and THANK YOU for the work you do. There's more than one
way to bring PEACE to this world.

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Comment: Just "Thank you thank you thank you."

Many people email me just to see if a forwarded story is true or not. I
always send them to you, but of course, they never go to your site. They
still email me first. I feel like a one-woman soap box on email scams,
pathetic stories about cancer-ridden children and dire warnings to women.
(parenthetically, obviously, I really really hate getting prayers that end
in "now make a wish and forward to 50 of your nearest and dearest because
if you don't, you haven't any friends, particularly the forwarder.) (Which
to me, may not be a bad thing in this case.)

I edit a small SC upstate family-oriented magazine and am seriously
considering writing an article about those silly forwarded emails. Wish I
had the time. You do an incredible service.

Again, thank you.

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Comment: Bless your very important work with your Snopes.com
truth seeking. I wish our Department of State and CIA and FBI would all
chip in and give you unlimited resources to go to work on the Middle East
(for openers) and the world's religions and international relations and....

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Comment: This site has helped me debunk several recent emails rec'd from
some lazy correspondents. Thanks

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Comment: Thanks so much for creating this site; I irritate my friends
almost constantly by sending them the true stories behind the chain
letters they send me. Unfortunately, they're starting to get the idea
that sending them to me is a BAD idea...

The Hottest 25 Legends section is super helpful. The ones I'm getting are
always in there. And, of course, the search feature helps loads.

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Comment: I want to thank you for your services. I am so frustrated with
all the misinformation being circulated through emails these days. I am
constantly replying to friends who send stupid, false stories ASSUMING
they are true. It is like being back in the old days when rumours got
started and just flew through the countryside. I am amazed at how
gullible people are these days. I tell every one of them about your site.
Thank you very much for being a place people can go to for the truth.
Keep up the good work!

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Comment: This site is the greatest. I find especially when I get e-mail
from people and I am sure the info is wrong. I check this site and if you
say it is false I forward teh URL to the person who sent it to me and ask
them to please forward a copy to the people they e-mailed it to. That way
the e-mails on missing kids that aren't or are no longer and viruses that
are not actually viruses do not keep getting passed on and on. Keep up the
great site.

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Comment: Thank you for your wonderful and helpful website, I added it to
my google homepage a few days ago and have since spent hours reading
through some legends that I've been hearing since high school and some
that are new to me.

I recieved the "life is wonderful" warning yesterday so it's still alive
and well but i've e-mailed a link to your page to the sender.

Thanks again and i hope to continue using this enlightening resource for a
long time to come!

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Comment: Just have to say, your site is one of the most valuable resources
on the internet.
I spend hours exploring, checking things out and turning to your
information at a momonts notice. I have become very skeptical without
checking it out on Snopes first.
Greatly appreciate both the detailed explanation and laymans terms/clear
summary explanation of "what it means" that you provide.

Keep up the great work.

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Comment: Thank you Snopes.

You have no idea how many chain letters I have stopped in its tracks
thanks to your informative site. People aslo seem to stop sending me spam
now too because either they are sick of me disproving them or they check
out your website before they email everyone warnings, chainmail and such.
I thank you and my ISP thanks you.

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Comment: I hope when you guys get bought for "Billions" of dollars you don't let the
buyers change a thing. You guys/gals are the best! Thank you

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Comment: I JUST WANTED TO TAKE A MOMENT TO THANK YOU FOR THIS WONDERFUL
SITE TO WHICH I REFER OFTEN AND HAVE ALSO SHARED WITH OTHERS.

YOU ARE SO APPRECIATED FOR ALL THAT YOU DO.

ENJOY YOUR HOLIDAYS AND HAVE A HAPPY,HEALTHFUL, AND SAFE NEW YEAR.

GOD BE WITH YOU IN CHRIST

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Comment: I just wanted to say that I appreciate your website. I use it
frequently and feel that you provide an appropriate amount of detail in
each of your articles. Thank you for making my life easier!

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