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Comment: A great site where one can enjoy the thought of a great mind long
departed. Cheers for the good work!

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Comment: I just want to give you a BIG "THANK YOU" for your site and the
service it does.
Whenever I recieve something which seems a little far out the first thing
I do is check it out thru your site.

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Comment: Your site was down yesterday...

Let me share with you how I felt...

Sadness first. Then came disappointment.

Then after a "google" search to see if I could find your site some other
way....

Panic.

First thing on the puter today...

Had to see if your site was back.

Yea.

I always knew your site was amazing and awesome,
just never knew how much I counted on it, or how "attached"
I have become to it.


I have shared your site many a time, debunking lots of the false emails,
or passing on helpful info.

Thanks for all your work!

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Wait...I don't remeber writing that email but I was feeling like that (I didn't read the memo) [Roll Eyes]

ETA: Nope I didn't use google...ask.com is my thing (either way I just waited)

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Comment: This is such a great site - keep up the good work!

My mother-in-law feels it is her duty to send us these panic stories
everyday as if they are real and worthy of distribution. Of couse, I have
to read them all "just in case" she stumbles aross something legit, but in
reality (I check Snopes), EVERY story she has sent for the last several
years (easily 100+ stories) turn out to be false.

It drives me crazy and I'm sure I'm not the only one... of course if you
say anything about it, or send the Snopes info, you're some sort of bad
guy (been there done that). Do you guys know of a support group for
people like me who are sick and tired of people sending this crap and
continuing these urban legends? Maybe you could start something on the
site?

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quote:
Do you guys know of a support group for people like me who are sick and tired of people sending this crap and continuing these urban legends? Maybe you could start something on the site?
I never thought of these boards as a support group, but it is a pretty apt description.

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Comment: I wonder if you have a support group for people who can't get off
this site? I sat down an hour and a half ago to quickly check an email
that was sent to me and I'm still here.

PS You can put a yellow circle by this one. I can probably make it
without a support group. However, I have been here an hour and a half
only meaning to spend 5 minutes. Good work!

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Comment: I hope you get the praise that you are deserving of everyday.
After the first time someone "snoped me" I was a little embarrassed. After
the second time I got snoped, an email situation where I thought my friend
had actually experienced the situation-you know the "lead poisoned
lipstick" I got the message. Check it out before you send it on. I have
enlightended a few wonderfully misguided co-workers and my extremely
intellegent and gullible daughter today. Thanks for being there for all
of us who would never believe rumors, inuendo or gossip but put it in
print and lead us by the nose. Thanks again for the service you provide, I
am so glad the puppies found homes and the serviceman's wife is in
remission.

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Two different "Comments":
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Do you guys know of a support group for people like me who are sick and tired of people sending this crap and continuing these urban legends?
quote:
I wonder if you have a support group for people who can't get off this site?
It looks like we need to found a support group, then. The demand is obviously there. Any volunteers?

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Comment: Hi, I have to say, if not the best this is the most interestig
site on the internet. I've never spent so much time on the search engine
,at times I would literally roll on the floor laughing.

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Comment: I use your site frequently to disperse rumors that people
continuously send to me. Thank you for all of your hard work, for your
research, and for keeping me informed. Also, I appreciate your reference
to a higher power, which I think you may mean, God the Father and His Son,
Jesus Christ. That was in your response for: Carlton Armstrong.
Don't know if you get many thanks, but I sure appreciate you both.

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Comment: Thank you for your very accurate portrayal of the beliefs of The
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day saints in the Cokelore section.
People don't always get it right, but you did so very precisely.

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Comment: I was very pleased with your site. It is very interesting...I
think you should add more...very good! A+++++

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Comment: This is one of the best darn sites on the net. Over the years,
I've watched it become the standard for verification and have never
doubted your versimilitude.

Both of you deserve high praise and not a few kudos.

Good on ya!

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Comment: Thanks for being there. My grandma believes EVERTHING she is
forwarded. I check with you and send her the truth. Your site on awhole is
very intresting. Its hard to believe what people do and believe.

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Comment: Thank you for your terrific, intelligent, witty and informative
site! I appreciate being able to check on so many things. I only wish
more people would use it. I am always forwarding your info to others and
encouraging them to visit snopes com before sending off these ridiculous
and unlikely and sometime (unfortunately) appealing emails to the masses.
Thank you again!

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Comment: ... sending off these ridiculous and unlikely and sometime (unfortunately) appealing emails to the masses.

Well, they can't help it. Those e-mails are just so appealing.

Ta ra 'wan,

Ieuan "Aren't they so cute? Yes, they are!" ab Arthur

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Comment: Thankyou-thankyou-thankyou for keeping this site up and
updated!!!

I pass your website whenever I can.

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Comment: I read your website everyday and I am always telling friends and
family about it. I like knowing that when I get an email that smells like
bullshit, you guys are already one step ahead and I can refer people to
your website. Keep up the incredible work!!

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Comment: I cannot thank you enough for hosting this site. I use it with
great regularity. Most of my email friends hate me because if an email
one of them has sent to me has the earmarks of an urban legend, he/she
will hear my admonishment for not checking it out, along with a forwarded
copy of your information. I usually tell my friends that it is their duty
to send the information I have sent from this site to everyone they
originally sent the bogus information email. It surely has cut my junk
email in half, because most people I know hate getting those copies. I
have told them that if it is mean spirited, hateful, racist, sexist, or
shows intolerance, be sure to look it up because they are only forwarding
it because they agree with the message and don't have the balls to admit
it. It's just easier to send something "Andy Rooney" or "George Carlin"
said.

Thanks for the good work.

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Comment: You guys are awesome!
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Comment: Hi there snopes.com (Barbara?),

I just want to say I love this website and have for years. It's great that
all of the myths out there can be verified or debunked with the click of a
mouse. I feel sorry for all of the people who believe with their hearts
that (for example) Bill Gates will send them $25 or the ACS will donate
$0.07 for every forward. At any rate, I am the proverbial rain on their
parade because I reply. And I reply to "all" with the url of the snopes
page debunking their silliness. (They hate that!)

Thanks again and again for all you do.

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Comment: Ohhh my gosh this site is so cool my teacher told me about this
it is a great source of like eveything and all of this stuff although some
is fake and some is true they are all interesting to learn about keep
putting some cool and interesting things on this amazing site!!!

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Comment: I just have to thank you guys for providing this service. My
mother in law keeps sending email stories, most of them horrifying,
convinced she will be maced with perfume/ether at any gas station or
grocery and prayer chains for soldiers, etc. and I send her to this site
regularly. Obviously, she hasn't learned to check it out first before she
emails the spew to 45 of HER easily freaked out friends!! But I love
coming to the site and seeing what is new and interesting. I can say it
has helped me save face over the years. I think it is wonderful there is
a site that is devoted to the truth and helping get the CRAP off the net,
leaving room for more funny sagas.

Thanks for all of your hard work and know that it is much appreciated!

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Comment: thank you, thank you, thank you. I originally started using
snopes.com to correct dis-information that involved scare tactics or junk
mail others would send en masse. I now use it to block religous and race
intolerance (Jesus or Allah?) that is spread so quickly. Many people have
stopped including me in their vast distribution lists (yea!) but others
have started using your site to fact-check before following an idea
typically sent to bend thought. Thanks again for being there.

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Comment: Thankyou-thankyou-thankyou for keeping this site up and
updated!!!

I pass your website whenever I can.

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Comment: Your website is great! After I learned of it thru a friend I
can't live without it! I check every email chain I come across , and keep
refering you.
Thanks !

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Comment: many of the legends or myths on here are deep and have touched me
keep up the good work

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Comment: I just want to THANK YOU so much for having this site. I can't
tell you how many times I have come to snopes.com over the years to set
people straight on all these lame e-mails they send. 98% of the e-mails I
have checked the validity on are false, 1% are outdated and of course 1%
are true.
But wanting the end the chains of ridiculous e-mails out there that boast
free thiss or thats, of missing children, purebred dogs being put to sleep
and childrens' arms being run over for stealing bread...THANK YOU. You
have been a wealth of useless knowledge for many of us!

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Comment: Thank you very much for taking on the tremendous responsibility
of being the Internet repository of the truth. I am so sick and tired of
the inundation of my inbox with ridiculous emails from well-intentioned
but naive perpetuators of urban legends such as the one I received today
concerning larvae infestion of a human breast. I have made it a habit to
ensure that, should I receive an email from someone that has any
questionable information in it, I check it out through your website first.
If found false I gently reply to the sender to first verify his sources
and stop being a contributor to the abusive power of the Internet. If
true, based on your reports, I confidently forward the information with a
heading that "the following information has been verified through
Snopes.com" and include the article link in the body of the forward. Once
again, I congratulate you on taking on the tedious task of seperating fact
from fiction.

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Comment: Thank you for providing such a valuable service. There are so
many urban legends or partial legends floating around in the email, that a
truthful investigation is necessary. Your site has saved my wife and I a
lot of needless anxiety over seemingly plausible horrors that turn out to
be myths.

Thanks again, and keep up the good work!

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Comment: I just want to thank you for making the information about the
virus hoaxes available. Everytime I receive email about a "new virus", I
always come here to see if it is true. Nine times out of ten, it's just
an email hoax, and that's good to hear. I'm glad someone keeps up with
this stuff!

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Comment: thanks,

you're brilliant

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Comment: I can't begin to tell you how much I appreciate your website. I
refer to it BEFORE forwarding a chain email. But I don't stop there! I
then send an email back to the sender letting them know a status of the
email they forwarded (it's a hoax), I include your website address, and
finally I ask them to (1) send an email to everyone they sent the hoax
email to and let them know it's a hoax; and (2) I refer them to your
website before forwarding email chain letters again. Hopefully, some day,
the good Lord willing and the creek don't rise, we will be smarter than
the people who generate the hoax emails!

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Comment: Hi, I just wanted to say I really enjoy and appreciate your site.
Even your T.R.O.L.L. section which I admit I was done in by because 'it
was on Snopes!' and learned a valuable lesson from. Sadly, I'm always the
one asking about sources and I'm the one who was taken.

Your site has been invaluable as a resource when convincing
co-workers/family/friends to think before forwarding. If I get any of the
many e-mail forwards (missing child, you'll get money if you forward this,
stand up against this big company, etc.) listed on this site I verify that
they are indeed a hoax and then usually send a link to the article back at
them.

Your site has also been a joy to read because I enjoy reading urban
legends and I thought after a few years it was about time I told you!

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