snopes.com Post new topic  Post a reply
search | faq | forum home

  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» Hello snopes.com » Non-UL Chat » We've Got Mail! » Disclaimer: Forum may contain comments from paid endorsers (Page 2)

 - UBBFriend: Email this page to someone!   This topic comprises 13 pages: 1  2  3  4  5  ...  11  12  13   
Author Topic: Disclaimer: Forum may contain comments from paid endorsers
snopes
Return! Return! Return!


Icon 605 posted      Profile for snopes   Author's Homepage   E-mail snopes       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
Comment: Thank You, Thank You, Thank You....You just saved me a small
fortune in claim fees for a lotto prize I would never have received. I
knew it was a scam but did not know what the actual hook was gonna
be......till I read your article, "whole lotto stealing goin on". The
reccommended attorney requested 900 gbp fee for power of attorney, so I
declined to pay untill I saw their check...all of a sudden, there was alot
of back pedaling going on. Needless to say....this cost me a few e-mails
but would, maybe, have cost me a lot more if not for your article. You
folks are a godsend...Thanks again.....

Posts: 36029 | From: Admin | Registered: Feb 2000  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
Dr. Winston O'Boogie
Markdown, the Herald Angels Sing


Icon 1 posted      Profile for Dr. Winston O'Boogie   Author's Homepage   E-mail Dr. Winston O'Boogie   Send new private message       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
quote:
Originally posted by snopes:
Comment: This site is like my second Bible, please keep up the good
work.....

Second? Second? I'd be insulted if I were you!

--------------------
"The large print givith, and the small print taketh away" -- Tom Waits, Step Right Up

"The only difference between me and a madman is that I am not mad." -- Salvador Dali

Posts: 2443 | From: Illinois | Registered: Feb 2000  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
quiltsbypam
Happy Holly Days


Icon 1 posted      Profile for quiltsbypam   E-mail quiltsbypam   Send new private message       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Canuckistan:
Well, whaddyaknow?!? Some people do get it after all.

Good to know it's not a completely hopeless cause, and that there are some intelligent people left out there.

But the problem is that we mostly just hear from the boneheads. We (or at least I) lose track that there are scads of bright people out there who just need to be led from the wilderness to the light. (Yes, I'm going to start writing glurge next!)

--------------------
"No Biblical hell could ever be worse than the state of perpetual inconsequence." Beatrice in Dangerous Beauty

Posts: 1816 | From: Cayuga County, NY | Registered: Nov 2005  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
qualli
We Wish You a Merry Giftmas


Icon 1 posted      Profile for qualli   E-mail qualli   Send new private message       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
Am I the only one who feels like a total heel for not telling our snopsian overlords how much we appreciate them more often?

Cause now I feel bad.

--------------------
"I still say Obi-wan Kenobi was The Force's bitch."

Posts: 820 | From: North Carolina | Registered: Nov 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
arnie
Jingle Bell Hock


Icon 208 posted      Profile for arnie     Send new private message       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
This thread is like a breath of fresh air after reading through the comments posted in the rest of 'We've Got Mail'. Whole sentences, with periods at the end; upper case letters used only where appropriate; proper spelling...

--------------------
De gustibus non est disputandum.

Posts: 593 | From: Charlton, Sarf Lunnon | Registered: Mar 2002  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
mgbdriver
Little Sales Drummer Boy


Icon 1 posted      Profile for mgbdriver     Send new private message       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
yeh. wat arnie sed.

edited cuz i spelld somthing write.

--------------------
"Chuck E. Cheese called. They want their band back."

my blog
Help me clean my basement!

Posts: 2717 | From: Michigan | Registered: Apr 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
snopes
Return! Return! Return!


Icon 500 posted      Profile for snopes   Author's Homepage   E-mail snopes       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
Comment: this is a comment of apprecation
Posts: 36029 | From: Admin | Registered: Feb 2000  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
Dara bhur gCara
As Shepherds Watched Their Flocks Buy Now Pay Later


Icon 1 posted      Profile for Dara bhur gCara     Send new private message       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
quote:
Originally posted by arnie
This thread is like a breath of fresh air after reading through the comments posted in the rest of 'We've Got Mail'. Whole sentences, with periods at the end; upper case letters used only where appropriate; proper spelling...

quote:
Originally posted by snopes:
Comment: this is a comment of apprecation

Now, a more suspicious mind than me might speculate that snopes just might have been holding back on posting to this thread until he got sent a misspelt one...

--------------------
This wrinkle in time, I can't give it no credit, I thought about my space and it really got me down.
Got me so down, I got me a headache, My heart is crammed in my cranium and it still knows how to pound


Posts: 2794 | From: London, UK | Registered: Aug 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
snopes
Return! Return! Return!


Icon 99 posted      Profile for snopes   Author's Homepage   E-mail snopes       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
Comment: Dear Snopes people,

A few years ago, I thanked you for your interesting, wonderful, great, and
helpful, site. I want to do so again. If you were not there for all of
us, you would just have to invent yourselves. How would we manage without
you? So, thanks again for everything.

Posts: 36029 | From: Admin | Registered: Feb 2000  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
snopes
Return! Return! Return!


Icon 04 posted      Profile for snopes   Author's Homepage   E-mail snopes       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
Comment: I love your website.
Posts: 36029 | From: Admin | Registered: Feb 2000  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
snopes
Return! Return! Return!


Icon 502 posted      Profile for snopes   Author's Homepage   E-mail snopes       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
Comment: I've been visiting here for several years now, and just now
decided to foray into the TRoLL section. The first article I looked at was
the one dealing with Mississippi's decision to eliminate fractions and
decimals from math curricula.

Incredulous, I clicked the "more information" button at the bottom, and
was delighted that, on my very first try, acted exactly as desired. What a
hoot! That page and the idea behind it are masterpieces! Kudos!

There is a second reason that the TRoLL secion was niggling at me. (Isn't
"niggling" a great word? It's right up there with "pithy" when referring
to quotes.) Anyway, I was wondering why, in a site devoted to legends from
all time, why there would be a category named "Lost Legends." Within the
context of this site, that label is quite redundant.

So today I am just writing to compliment you on this site. I am a writer
by trade, so I will arrogantly assert that I have more than just a casual
appreciation for your work. Not only for detailing the 100s (1,000s?) of
urban legends out there, but for doing so in a very creative, clever, yet
thorough and well-documented way. And also to congratulate you for, in the
instance at hand, for the ingenious red herring.

Well done all!

Posts: 36029 | From: Admin | Registered: Feb 2000  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
Canuckistan
Ding Dong! Merrily on High Definition TV


Icon 600 posted      Profile for Canuckistan   E-mail Canuckistan   Send new private message       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
snopes, I suggest you invite this person to the boards. I think they'd quite like it here.

--------------------
People need to stop appropriating Jesus as their reason for behaving badly. It's so irritating. (Avril)

Posts: 8429 | From: New York run by the Swiss (Toronto) | Registered: Mar 2005  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
snopes
Return! Return! Return!


Icon 105 posted      Profile for snopes   Author's Homepage   E-mail snopes       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
Comment: Hi, I just wanted to let you know that this is the best and most
useful site I've discovered thus far on the www.

After snagging a prayer request on our church prayer list today that I've
been receiving for years, I just had to write and say thanks for the
seemingly endless task it must be to keep this site updated.

It only took me a few distributed email "busts" of my own to make me
cautioius about what I forward. Now it's my turn. hahaha

Posts: 36029 | From: Admin | Registered: Feb 2000  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
snopes
Return! Return! Return!


Icon 04 posted      Profile for snopes   Author's Homepage   E-mail snopes       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
Comment: Thank you for producing this wonderful web site. I rely on it
heavely to stiffle so many e-mails I get. Without your excellent
inforamtion, I'm afraid I'd be guility of keeping tainted information
going. Now, if I can prove it isn't accurate, I notify the sender.

Thanks!!

Posts: 36029 | From: Admin | Registered: Feb 2000  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
snopes
Return! Return! Return!


Icon 506 posted      Profile for snopes   Author's Homepage   E-mail snopes       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
Comment: I LOVE your site. I'm a current lawyer and former journalist and
some of the e-mails I get both at home and at work (for the Department of
Defense) drive me NUTS! Yours is the first place I check for something's
veracity, and you've never let me down. I just checked on the Formosan
termites from Hurricane Katrina-related mulch, and I appreciate even an
"undetermined" status. That way, I know not to waste anyone's time
forwarding it, but I also don't respond with a polite "you bozo" e-mail to
the original sender.
Keep up the good work!

Posts: 36029 | From: Admin | Registered: Feb 2000  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
snopes
Return! Return! Return!


Icon 105 posted      Profile for snopes   Author's Homepage   E-mail snopes       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
Comment: Love your site. One of the most useful. Keep up the great
work!!

Posts: 36029 | From: Admin | Registered: Feb 2000  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
snopes
Return! Return! Return!


Icon 98 posted      Profile for snopes   Author's Homepage   E-mail snopes       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
Comment: Hello! Just want to tell you that I enjoy your site, I refer
your site to everyone that sends me "crazy stuff". Thank you so much for
all your hard work, I'm sure it's a never-ending, mind-boggling job.
Tonight I got on to check out something & ended up on your "Jest in Time"
page!! TOO HILARIOUS! Can't believe that so many people are asking you
to "check out" JOKES???!!!! You all must have a lot of patience!
It sure gave me a laugh, altho I'm sure you could do without insane
requests like that!
Thanks again for your site....don't know what I'd do without you!

Posts: 36029 | From: Admin | Registered: Feb 2000  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
snopes
Return! Return! Return!


Icon 105 posted      Profile for snopes   Author's Homepage   E-mail snopes       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
Comment: Barbara,
I was just looking through some of the legends and I found your Gideon
Bible experience. What a wonderful story! I just wanted to let you know
I love your site. I use many of your articles when I receive urban legend
emails. Keep up the great work.

Posts: 36029 | From: Admin | Registered: Feb 2000  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
snopes
Return! Return! Return!


Icon 208 posted      Profile for snopes   Author's Homepage   E-mail snopes       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
Comment: The "Mixed Twins" article from March 2 (Today) has a little GIF
of two characters from my favorite comic series, Pretty Soldier
Sailormoon, next to it on the "New" page! I know it's not really
important, but I just think it's really neat that Snopes (one of my
favorite sites) has a connection, however small, to my favorite series.
The characters names are, just so you know, Phobos and Deimos, and they
are crows most of the time. Thanks for that, and keep up the good work!

Posts: 36029 | From: Admin | Registered: Feb 2000  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
snopes
Return! Return! Return!


Icon 99 posted      Profile for snopes   Author's Homepage   E-mail snopes       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
Comment: I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your site and that I
USE it almost every week. The quantity of material that you cover is
absolutely amazing!! Well over 99% of the information I look for on your
site is there. And... the in-depth research you do and the quality
information you provide is truly amazing.

THANKS!!!

Posts: 36029 | From: Admin | Registered: Feb 2000  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
Don Enrico
Happy Xmas (Warranty Is Over)


Icon 1 posted      Profile for Don Enrico   E-mail Don Enrico   Send new private message       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
quote:
Originally posted by snopes:
Comment: I LOVE your site. I'm a current lawyer and former journalist and
some of the e-mails I get both at home and at work (for the Department of
Defense) drive me NUTS! Yours is the first place I check for something's
veracity, and you've never let me down.

Snopes.com - Official Supplier of Information to the U.S. Department of Defense

--------------------
My spelling is Wobbly. It's good spelling, but it Wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong places. - Pooh Bear

Posts: 2209 | From: Hamburg, Germany | Registered: Oct 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
Dr. Winston O'Boogie
Markdown, the Herald Angels Sing


Icon 1 posted      Profile for Dr. Winston O'Boogie   Author's Homepage   E-mail Dr. Winston O'Boogie   Send new private message       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Don Enrico:
quote:
Originally posted by snopes:
Comment: I LOVE your site. I'm a current lawyer and former journalist and
some of the e-mails I get both at home and at work (for the Department of
Defense) drive me NUTS! Yours is the first place I check for something's
veracity, and you've never let me down.

Snopes.com - Official Supplier of Information to the U.S. Department of Defense
Don't say that. As a defense contractr, snopes will have to tripple his rates!

--------------------
"The large print givith, and the small print taketh away" -- Tom Waits, Step Right Up

"The only difference between me and a madman is that I am not mad." -- Salvador Dali

Posts: 2443 | From: Illinois | Registered: Feb 2000  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
snopes
Return! Return! Return!


Icon 104 posted      Profile for snopes   Author's Homepage   E-mail snopes       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
Comment: Barbara, you are absolutely the best at what you do.
Posts: 36029 | From: Admin | Registered: Feb 2000  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
TB Tabby
We Wish You a Merry Giftmas


Icon 1 posted      Profile for TB Tabby   E-mail TB Tabby   Send new private message       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
quote:
Originally posted by snopes:
Comment: Barbara, you are absolutely the best at what you do.

Don't tell Wolverine!

--------------------
I like to go down to the playground and watch the kids run and jump and scream, because they don't know I'm only using blanks.

Posts: 942 | From: Illinois | Registered: Jan 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
snopes
Return! Return! Return!


Icon 04 posted      Profile for snopes   Author's Homepage   E-mail snopes       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
Comment: Thanks so much for your wonderful website! I was just sent a
"warning" about the "Invitation" virus forwarded by a zillion people.
I seem to be able to spot these hoaxes because the wording is always way
too sincere. I greatly appreciate your educating me.

Posts: 36029 | From: Admin | Registered: Feb 2000  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
snopes
Return! Return! Return!


Icon 99 posted      Profile for snopes   Author's Homepage   E-mail snopes       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
Comment: Hey there... you are doing a great job.
I have used your resources over the years to keep myself informed (and
calmer)about un-substantiated rumors and outright mis-information
perpetrated on the web.
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You.

Posts: 36029 | From: Admin | Registered: Feb 2000  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
snopes
Return! Return! Return!


Icon 213 posted      Profile for snopes   Author's Homepage   E-mail snopes       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
Comment: Dear Mikkelsons, I'm sorry to tell you that I'm going to report
you to the police, for making me an addict. I can't stop reading your
articles; my boss is about to fire me, my family have become strangers and
I barely sleep: I just read more, more and MORE articles!!! Seriously,
yours is one of the most interesting and well developed sites I've come
across!!

Another side effect (this one isn't a joke): I don't believe any story I'm
told anymore (even if it may be true). I always think: "mmmmh, I'll check
out snopes.com tonight, this sounds like an urban legend". My God, you
have turned me into a nihilist!! ;-) And I haven't been able to convince
my friends that the Great Wall of China is not visible from space, yet!!

I'm from Spain (sorry about my English, BTW), and it's amazing learning
how many of the stories I find in your site are actually told here, too! I
have received dozens of them in my e-mail box (translated to Spanish, and
sometimes with some characters or situations changed to fit our culture).
I particularly became astonished reading that legend about the girl with
the butter and the door licking her... well, you know. That is, by far,
the most popular urban legend ever told in Spain. And you're right, here
it involved Ricky Martin and a popular cheesy program called "Sorpresa,
sorpresa" Everybody - I mean, everybody - claims having seen that show!!
Even today, several years later, everybody knows what you're talking about
when you refer to the incident with "Ricky Martin, the dog and Nocilla"
(Nocilla is a hugely popular cocoa cream; we're not very fond of peanut
butter here, I'm afraid).

Keep up the good work. Greetings.

Posts: 36029 | From: Admin | Registered: Feb 2000  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
TrishDaDish
Let There Be PCs on Earth


Icon 1 posted      Profile for TrishDaDish   Author's Homepage   E-mail TrishDaDish   Send new private message       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
quote:
I particularly became astonished reading that legend about the girl with the butter and the door licking her...well, you know.
More proof that Jim Morrison is still alive.

--------------------
I would prefer not to.
My blog

Posts: 4789 | From: Rhode Island | Registered: Feb 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
arnie
Jingle Bell Hock


Icon 200 posted      Profile for arnie     Send new private message       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
quote:
I'm from Spain (sorry about my English, BTW)
Good grief! You have nothing to be sorry for. Your message is far better-written than the vast majority of messages to Snopes that we see. I only wish I could write Spanish a fraction as well as you can write English.

There is intelligent life on the Internet after all!

--------------------
De gustibus non est disputandum.

Posts: 593 | From: Charlton, Sarf Lunnon | Registered: Mar 2002  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
snopes
Return! Return! Return!


Icon 105 posted      Profile for snopes   Author's Homepage   E-mail snopes       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
Comment: Barbara and all others who help!

I am very thankful for your website. I am a fanatical regarding truth and
quality. I don't believe a message should be passed along because it "says
what you want it to say" regardless of its veracity.

You have helped to have no excuse for not checking out an incoming message
before I turn it around to dozens of friends.

Thanks again for being a reliable second source!

Posts: 36029 | From: Admin | Registered: Feb 2000  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
snopes
Return! Return! Return!


Icon 99 posted      Profile for snopes   Author's Homepage   E-mail snopes       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
Comment: Thank God for sites like this! I am so tired of receiving emails
regarding things I know are bogus but had no way to prove they were
before. Now, I just look stuff up here and if it isn't true, I forward the
article that snopes writes to the offending, but well-meaning,
emailer.Boy, does that make me feel better! Thanks for the good work and
keep it up for us skeptics!

Posts: 36029 | From: Admin | Registered: Feb 2000  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
Tiggeress
Transporting mynahs across sated lions for immortal porpoises


Icon 1 posted      Profile for Tiggeress   Author's Homepage     Send new private message       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
Two thank yous in a row. Good work.

Tiggeress

--------------------
"mumpsimus," — a person who persists in a mistaken expression or belief.

Posts: 215 | From: Virginia | Registered: Aug 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
snopes
Return! Return! Return!


Icon 04 posted      Profile for snopes   Author's Homepage   E-mail snopes       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
Comment: I love love love this site as a resource! I love telling my
ignorant email friends that the stupid email they just forwarded me is
full of crap! I tell them about your site and tell them to check it when
they get dumb emails. I have never believed all of these things anyway,
but now I have PROOF that they are false! It makes me feel so vindicated!

Posts: 36029 | From: Admin | Registered: Feb 2000  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
snopes
Return! Return! Return!


Icon 14 posted      Profile for snopes   Author's Homepage   E-mail snopes       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
Comment: Dear Friends: Your website is absolutely fabulous. My brother
told me about your website to check out these e-mails that circulate a
million times over and over again as to their veracity. I did want to
share something with you. I have a friend who is not stupid. However,
every week or so she sends me the same goofy e-mails over and over again.
I e-mail her back with your information. Her comments are always "why
would someone keep sending an e-mail that's false?" Well - that's because
people like her keep sending them to 1000 people. My favorite comment from
her was regarding the Movie where Jesus was supposedly to be portrayed as
a gay man. Her comment on that was - I didn't know that was false, but if
there every was a movie like that - I would boycott it." Some people will
just never get it. I'm so hooked on your educational site that when I
open up an e-mail alot of times I know if it's true or false. As for my
friend -- she will never learn, keeps sending this junk over and over
again and all I can do is delete it!!! It's amazing, even talking to
people, that they take anything they read at face value without checking
it out and it's even more pathetic when they have the knowledge to check
it out and don't use it. Thank you once again for your determination in
rooting out rumors. You are very much appreciated.

Posts: 36029 | From: Admin | Registered: Feb 2000  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
Senior
Let There Be PCs on Earth


Icon 1 posted      Profile for Senior   E-mail Senior       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
quote:
Originally posted by snopes:
I have a friend who is not stupid.

Your evidence for this contention is what?

--------------------
Ad astra per asparagus.

Posts: 4806 | From: Groton, CT | Registered: Jul 2005  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
  This topic comprises 13 pages: 1  2  3  4  5  ...  11  12  13   

Quick Reply
Message:

HTML is enabled.
UBB Code™ is enabled.

Instant Graemlins
   


Post new topic  Post a reply Close topic   Feature Topic   Move Topic   Delete topic next oldest topic   next newest topic
 - Printer-friendly view of this topic
Hop To:


Urban Legends Reference Pages

Powered by Infopop Corporation
UBB.classic™ 6.7.2