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Comment: I just have to say that I love your site. I use it all the time,
especially when people forward emails to me with "warnings" or poignant
stories. It is so interesting to find out some of the facts behind them.
I also appreciate that when you just don't know, you say so, but not
without some research having gone into it.

I have been trying to spread the word of your site to those who forward
these things to me.

Thanks.

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Comment: LOVE THIS WEB SITE!!!!

Thank you

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Comment: I would love to know why people are so naive/gullible/stupid.
I'm so glad your site is available! I have a friend who used to forward
me (and a gazillion others) all sorts of nonsense that an alert cat would
view with suspicion. I finally convinced her to send the message to me
first and let me find out if it was true (it never was). When she hears
from me that it's a hoax, she doesn't forward it. Thus, I'm doing my part
to help keep down the tremendous amount of unbelievably stupid crap that's
going around and around. And around. Bravo to you folks for what you're
doing!!!!

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Comment: I just want to thank you for being a resource that people can
count on for the truth. I can't tell you how many times I forward an
article from your site to friends and famiy in an effort to thwart the
stupid, idiotic, often ridiculous chain and junk e-mails. Thank you!

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Comment: Thank you for creating this wonderful site. I refer people to it
all the time and it makes me seem smarter somehow. I wish I had known
about it long ago in my early internet days. I do get a lot less forwarded
junk mail now that my friends know about you. Keep up the good work.

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Comment: Thank you, thank you, thank you so much for this website. I
have
gotten e mails with inaccurate information that causes people to
discriminate and hate others who are not like them. In particular, I am
thinking of a rumor about illegal aliens. It is great to be be able to
show them what was really said, and where that information came from.
By
pointing out inaccuracies and correct information, perhaps people will
think critically about the information they receive before they blast
off
rumors and lies to others.

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Comment: THIS SITE IS TERRIFIC....A FRIEND REFERRED AND THIS IS GREAT.

THANX

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Comment: I JUST LOVE THIS SITE.. ITS AWESOME

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Comment: I am so glad I found your site.......I think you are the best and
you certainly put my mind at ease before I forward any of the junk mail I
receive.
Thanks for being there.

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Comment: I think that you are doing a wonderful service to all web users
and just wish that more people would use your information before that
passed on urban legends.

Keep up the good work

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Thank you, thank you, thank you for continuing to dispell and or confirm
internet/email rumors. There are other sites out there that attempt to do
what you do, but cannot come close.

Whenever I get the junk in my email box, I usually refer them right to
www.snopes.com.

Thanks again!

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Comment: I LOVE your site. I get a laugh everyday.

I am currently enrolled in college and am amazed at one of my fellow
classmates who will send the entire class these emails she receives from
her friends as the gossiple of truth that I always find false on your
site.

The reverse ATM Pin number, the women being attacked at wal-mart by
potential gang members, the posinous pontsetta, etc. Each time I have to
find the TRUTH on your site and send out the link to the article
dismissing my fellow classmates email as nothing more than folklore.

Everyone gets a kick out of it, but it is amazing the things some people
will believe.

Keep up the good work.

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Comment: I AM SO GLAD THAT YOU PROVIDE THE INFO ON SO MANY SUBJECTS, IT
HELPS STOP SOME OF THE FAKE EMAILS THAT KEEP GOING AROUND

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Comment: Great Site! One of my favorite assignments in college was
gathering urban legends. I had not been aware that so many of the stories
that made up my window of judgement were simply urban legends. Since that
project 9 years ago, I filter things through a more analytical approach. I
wish I would have found this great resource while still in college, I
could have aced that class! Thank you for your leg work in helping us all
see truth more clearly.

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Comment: Great Site! One of my favorite assignments in college was
gathering urban legends. I had not been aware that so many of the stories
that made up my window of judgement were simply urban legends. Since that
project 9 years ago, I filter things through a more analytical approach. I
wish I would have found this great resource while still in college, I
could have aced that class! Thank you for your leg work in helping us all
see truth more clearly.

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Comment: I LOVE this site. I get email from my mother, friends, and
co-workers all proclaiming various things and I LOVE to come to snopes,
find an article proving them wrong (it's usually an anti-muslim,
anti-help-Katrina victims type thing) and send it to them. My hope is
that if I continue to do this, at least those in my circle will verify the
information they are forwarding or at the very least, stop forwarding
these rumors to me. Thank you for all of the hard work.

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Comment: I LOVE this site. I get email from my mother, friends, and
co-workers all proclaiming various things and I LOVE to come to snopes,
find an article proving them wrong (it's usually an anti-muslim,
anti-help-Katrina victims type thing) and send it to them. My hope is
that if I continue to do this, at least those in my circle will verify the
information they are forwarding or at the very least, stop forwarding
these rumors to me. Thank you for all of the hard work.

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Comment: Hello,
I just wanted to let you know that your site is very useful. I have been a
subsciber for a while and am doing my best to advise my friends and family
who are still (unfortunatly) bombarding my inbox with those "URGENT
WARNING" "BEWARE" "THIS IS TRUE" emails.

I always take the time to answer them that the claims are false and have
always included a link to your page on the topic but to know avail.

I guess my email is to encorage you as well as myself.

Keep up the good work. In an age where junk email is becoming the norm, it
is very good to know a resource such as yours exists.

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Comment: Hello,
I just wanted to let you know that your site is very useful. I have been a
subsciber for a while and am doing my best to advise my friends and family
who are still (unfortunatly) bombarding my inbox with those "URGENT
WARNING" "BEWARE" "THIS IS TRUE" emails.

I always take the time to answer them that the claims are false and have
always included a link to your page on the topic but to know avail.

I guess my email is to encorage you as well as myself.

Keep up the good work. In an age where junk email is becoming the norm, it
is very good to know a resource such as yours exists.

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Comment: I just wanted to thank you for a great website. Now, instead of
panicking when I get a "warning" email, I check it out on this site...
problem solved.

I have passed the URL on to every single person in my mailbox, and I
hoping that they, in turn, will pass it on, too. That way, we can once
and for all, get rid of all these silly emails that do nothing but clog my
inbox!!

Thank you very much!

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Comment: As a life-long college teacher (nearing retirement, thank you
very much) who asks students to do research, including online, I find that
they often believe just about anything they find in print on a website.
No matter how much I warn them, threaten them, plead, moan, etc., I see
statements on research papers from sources that may have no more
credibility than my dog, Checkers. I am going to devise an assignment
using Snopes, early in the semester, to help illustrate my point.

This is a long way of saying "thanks" for a service that is sadly needed
with today's fast food mentality. I sent a small donation several months
ago, but I truly hope you are getting fabulously rich from this site,
which is unfortunately the most common measure of value in our culture. I
personally think you are helping to alert us to something that ultimately
could cost much more than money.

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Comment: Thank you for having such complete and honest information. This
site makes it so easy to figure out if an email circulating is true or
false. I wish every person that hits the forward button in their email
could be forced to check the valitity of the information they are
spreading.

Keep up the brilliant great work!

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Comment: Kudos and more kudos to you all at SNOPES. I don't know how you
do it...much less have the time to do it, but since many people ask me..."
is it true" I'm always sending them your link.
Congratulations and keep up the good work.

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I'm an academic reference librarian, and like to assure information is authoritative. I also have a strong aversion to mailbox-stuffer chain e-mails of hoaxes and questionable information. I use Inboxer Rebellion information to spare colleagues and friends.

Your service to the Online community with accurate information and comonsense is deeply appreciated; so is the research that makes this site the excellent resource that it is.

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Comment: I love SNOPES!

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Comment: I have to tell you what a great site you are what a wonderful
thing you do. You assist me in stopping the spread of rumors and sharing
the truths. Thank you
Happy Holidays to you all!!

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Comment: Dear Snopes,

You are the greatest!!!!!!

Ever since a friend told me about your site I use it all the time. When I
checked my first dumb email,I knew it wasn't right,but since is was about
a missing girl I sent it on. Next I went to your site to check it and
couldn't believe how ridiculous that email was. Why are there so many
creeps on the internet? Anyway thank you for being here!!!!

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Comment: To All involved with this website:

Thank you for the facts, putting an end to ugly rumors, stories and
misquotes that go to everyone's email inbox and forwarded to the next
friend.

Happy Holidays

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Comment: Dear Snopes Geniuses,

MY Christmas wish this year is that ALL people check your site before
sending out ANY forwarded emails. From Al Gore to fake amber alerts (I'm
not even going to MENTION Jane Fonda) I am VERY tired of having to hit
REPLY ALL and set the record straight. I love your site. Thank you very
much. I have made a lot of Republican Conservatives over the age of 80
very cranky by responding to their BS.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND A HAPPY AND HEALTHY 2007!

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Comment: You've gotten me into a lot of trouble and I want to thank you
for it. I am a pastor, and I'm the guy who gets to tell people "No,
there's no petition to ban religious broadcasting, No, the Twelve Days of
Christmas is not a Catechism song" etc. I love positive stories (like the
recent Mayfair Santa) but I love the truth more. You provide the
information needed to keep me, my people and the faith honest.

Not only do you do the heavy lifting of finding and documenting the truth,
I especially like the way that you respond to the false stories with
patience and compassion without resorting to sarcasm and derision that
seem to be so popular today. (Again, the Mayfair Santa story comes to
mind).

Please keep up the good work- people like me need people like you, and you
do it so well.

God bless you!

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Comment: You ALL simply amaze me with your ability to root out the truths
or lies of stuff. I have NO idea how many people or hours you have to
utilize to do this but I know that in wondering about certain things
myself it is SO nice to have a place to go to check out those questions
and KNOW that if the answer isn't right there, it will most likely be
there soon....THANK YOU for all of your hard work!!

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Comment: I just wanted to let you know that I think you folk do good work.
I've been a freelance journalist for 2 decades and am now proofreading
websites... there am a lot of mistooks on many, many of them!
Anyway, both professionally and personally, I really appreciate what you
do and how you do it!
As a means of sorting the wheat from the chaff, Snopes is indispensable.
May all of you involved in/with Snopes have a Happy Holiday Season and an
even better year to come.

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Comment: I don't know what I would do without you. Absolutely fabulous.

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Comment: THANK YOU so much for this extensive and well compiled resource.
I use it frequently to quell the fears of whoever has read the latest
fear-inducing chain email circulating the office. Keep up the good work!

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Comment: I just wanted to say thank-you. I and my friends have used this
site as a reference for many different E-mails that we have received.
The info. that you provide is very valuable in this world of rumors.
Thanks again.

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