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Comment: I'd like to thank the people that research and report of the
validity of internet/email rumors. Snopes has been a reliable resource
for me to access and discover any misleading claims and stories. Thanks
for proving a great service for FREE to those that want to be properly
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Comment: Thank you so much for this wonderful site. There is so much false
information on the internet. As soon as I get a questionable email I go
right to snopes to check it out and it is almost always a hoax. It is very
comforting to know I can go to snopes to get the real truth!
Thanks again!

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Comment: Dear Barbara and David P. Mikkelson,
I emailed you a few years ago after I found your page from a random search
for the "3 men and a baby ghost" story. Your page popped up, and ever
since then, I have spent hours at your page from time to time. I emailed
you before, and I am grateful for your reply. I just wanted to email again
after all these years, and let you know that I continue to enjoy your
page, and I always advertise it to everyone that I meet, as one of the few
sites on the Internet that are actually worthwhile. I was pleased to hear
the radio announcer on our local talk radio station refer to your page as
well. There are a lot of people who call into the radio, and report
misinformation, or continue to spread "rumours". The radio announcer was a
bit upset, and started to advertise your web page, for people to check
their stories before calling in and wasting air time. The radio station
is: http://www.wnir.com/
As a general rule, when I receive something in my email that sounds too
horrible, strange, incredible, or all out crazy,...I usually just type it
into your search engine and find it out to be false. I do have fun though,
I analyze the email first, and try to find the "hoax", before I seek your
site out to confirm the solution. Your page has changed my way of thinking
and analyzing what I hear. Hell, some people say I'm the smartest person
they know! I'm only repeating most of what I have learned on your site! I
remember the first time I was at your page for hours, I felt so stupid for
not seeing common sense to all the stories I had unwittingly believed to
be true. Now though, I analyze things in a different way,...always looking
for the loose ends. I will say, I have become somewhat of a skeptic!
Anyway, I just wanted to send you a note as to my gratitude for all the
education that I have picked up from your site. I will say though, I am
disheartened at times when I try to tell people the truth about some
common myths, it seems that a lot of people WANT some of these stories to
be true, and no matter how much common sense you dump on them, they just
can't or won't be convinced. Some people just refuse to believe that the
plane that Buddy Holly was on, was NOT called "American Pie". They have
told the story so many times, that now, they just can't reverse
themselves. The best story that I have, is the time I was talking to a
"ghost believer and lover", and she opened up and unloaded on me about the
3 Men and a Baby Ghost myth. After she was done, I said nothing, calmly
walked over to my computer, pulled up your page, and watched her read it.
The change in her face was priceless. I couldn't do anything but laugh.
She didn't have a word to say in return about it. Funny thing, I have
never seen her again!

Well, thanks again, keep up the good work

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Comment: I wish to compliment you on this site. It is easy to navigate
and to read from. The layout is interesting and I find eye catching.

Thank you for such a wonderful site and for the work you do. I rely upon
you for keeping me informed about the validity of what I receive.

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Comment: Thank you for such a useful site and all of your hard work!
You guy's are great! If it wasn't for your site, I would be spreading
misinformation around like all the ignorant people that send it to me on a
regular basis!

Thank you for being here!

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Comment: I just wanted to say how much I love that you exist! ANYthing
that even slightly jiggles the needle on my bull$#!t-o-meter is here, and
the explanations are thorough and unpretentious. Thank you!

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Comment: Just want to say a big Thank You to those who maintain this site.
I keep encouraging the people who send me all those e-mail WARNING
messages to check here before they clutter up our bandwidth passing them
along.

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Comment: I love using your site and directing people to it.
Thanks.

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Comment: Thanks for the great work you do, I have learned to check this
first as I fell for a few stupid too good to be true rumors and looked
like a moron.

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Comment: Thank you for one of the most interesting sites I've seen. At my
age (75) I can enjoy the articles with a smile and outright laughter. I
am sending the url to my daughter and son-in-law (both career army) so
they can laugh also.

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Comment: Thank you for your information. I have shot down a lot of BS
stories by using the information on you site. I sincerely hope that I am
doing my fair share of eliminating the BS on the 'net. I doubt it, but I
hope so.

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Comment: Thank you for this site.

So much stuff comes through email it is hard to determine what is true.

I used to wonder about some of the emails I get, lots didn't sound right
but had no way of knowing for sure. Now there is a way.

If I find out something is not true,(cause I have checked it out on your
site), I send it back with your information.

It was very smart of you to think of this. I realize how much work must go
in to checking this stuff out.

I wanted to let you know how much your work and devotion is appreciated.

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I love your site and punt it to family and friends at every opportunity.
I find that I often get emails with far fetched stories - which, rather
than irritating me, make me type in www.snopes.com, just as quickly as I
can! It's also great that I can send an immediate link to the relevant
snopes website.

Thanks for a winderful site.

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Comment: Hi

I want to thank all of you for putting the truth here on your web site as
I am constantly getting untrue statements via e mail and I take much joy
in looking them up on your site and then forwarding the correct
information back to the person who originally sent the e mail to me - it
saves me much time because you look up all the facts for me and i
appreciate it. keep up the good work

thanks

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Comment: Hi Barbara,

Every time I visit your site I am amazed by the humor, intelligence and
compassion of your words. It is absolutely enlightening to read your
opinions of the false e-mails produced by some crazies. They are always
either hysterically funny or replete with humanity and for every single
one you strike a chord that is more far-reaching then you can imagine. I
have such respect for you. Thanks for sharing your truth and "the" truth
in such an incredible manner.

My best to you

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Comment: Just wanted to say thank you, and keep up the good work. I keep
telling my friends about your site, but very few, for some reason, ever
bother to check out the inane emails that they spread. I check here all
the time, just to prove to myself that the idiotic thing I just read, is
truly idiotic. (In most cases, it is).

You guys do a great job!

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Comment: Just a thank you so much for the information on your website. It
is so nice to have a place to go to find out real facts instead of some of
the fabrications that are foisted on us everyday, usually by people with
agendas. I quote your website often in response to nonsense I receive.
Keep up the good work.

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Comment: Dear Barbara and David,

I want to thank you for your site. It has kept me from Forwarding bogus
info, and therefore (at least from this address) has helped to break
chains of misinformation that would have otherwise continued on.

You have an easy to read style, and a personal way of sharing the "truth"
that almost makes it feel like I should know you by now.

The immediate motivation for this note is a Fwd I received from the
Executive Director of our local Chamber of Commerce containing the Ben
Stein Christmas/Nick & Jessica letter. Because the writing of the second
half seemed "different" to me from the the writing of the first half, I
checked it out on Snopes. You know the rest of the story.

I shared your site address with this person, and encouraged him to use it
as needed. I value the positive impact that this person provides our
city, and would hate to see him further quoting from a Ben Stein writing
that has been amended by another writer. You therefore have been
instrumental in helping to maintain this person's "Press Credibility", and
I thank you for that! I'm sure you've heard thank-yous like this from
other sources, but I wanted to add mine.

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Just a short note to say a big THANK YOU for your services. I have used
your web site to research many
issues and will continue to do so.

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Comment: Dear Barbara and David,

Just a quick note to express my admiration for the intelligent and
articulate nature of each and every article on this site. I first found
snopes in college (a couple years back) and countless times I've used the
site to prove to my friends and family that what they believe to be true
is in fact legend. So thank you for playing a part in my ongoing efforts
to appear smarter than everyone I know!

Best wishes from a fan

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Comment: I just wanted to express my gratitude for the resources that I've
found on your site since I added you some long time ago. This is an
AWESOME website that I often refer to my friends and family. Keep up the
great work guyz! :-)

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Comment: I have written to you before to express similar comments, but I
feel moved again to tell you what an incredible resource I think your site
is. There has never been a weird email in my inbox that I did not find
supported or, most often, debunked on your site. You are on top of
everything! I really appreciate the time you take to explain the problems
with the stories that people circulate - it helps us figure out what red
flags to look for in other messages we receive. I am trying to educate my
friends and family about what things to look for that often indicate a
story is fabricated, so it is very nice to be able to refer them to your
site for support. I teach a Personal Wellness class at a community
college, and toward the end of the semester, we are going to spend some
time talking about being educated consumers and knowing what to believe
and what not to believe. I have already told them that the internet can
be a useful tool but they have to be wary of unsubstantiated claims on
unofficial sites. I have told them that .edu, .gov, and .org sites are
usually reliable sources of true health info, but I am also planning to
discuss snopes.com and recommend that they visit your site whenever they
are unsure about the authenticity of particular information.

THANK YOU for dedicating your lives to propagating truth and good judgment
in this cyber-world of misinformation and distorted truths!

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Comment: I love your website!!!!!!!!!!!

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Comment: I really appreciate the time you take to research this stuff!
(Stuff = Everything capable of harming someone in any way through the
internet.)

Muchas Gracias Amigos

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Comment: Your site is great. I use it to determine if there is any truth
to a lot of the e-mails I receive. Who knew there were so mnay hoaxes???
Thanks for all the hard work!

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Comment: You guys are great! I don't forward bogus messages on to my email
buddies and I can always count on this site to give me the facts when
possible! Thank you!!

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Comment: I've always tried to teach my children to write thank you notes
to show appreciation for something that was of benefit to them--and then
realized that I had not written to you.

Thank you, thank you, thank you--or Mahalo as we say here. I think you
are providing an incredibly important function--there is so much
innacurate information that is circulating. Well--duh--no one knows that
better than you.

Thank you again.

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Comment: The Mikkelsons and all the people at Snopes.com are amazing. I
am convinced you are among the smartest people in America, EVER!!

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Among?! How insulting to Barbara and David.

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IIRC, it wasn't the shoe bomber's loud prayers that sparked the takedown by the other passengers; it was that he was trying to light his shoe on fire. Very, very different. Canuckistan

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Comment: Barbara:

I have enjoyed your site for some time now and really enjoy your
thoroughness. I use it daily to thwart forwarded scams and educate my
personnel.

Keep up the good work.

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Comment: I just wanted to tell you all; THANK-YOU!! I can finally delete
the sick child in the inbox, sit on the toilet again and eat Chinese. It
is great to live in America!!!!

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Comment: thank You so much for all the information. I can always count on
Snopes.

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Comment: Thank you all for a most important service to the world.
A number of times I've received email that was just too good to be true
and also I've received email that was too bad to be true. In both cases
I've checked the message out at SNOPES and found the true story.

May you keep on with your excellent service.

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Comment: You guys rock!! You perform a vital service by setting the record
straight in a Crazy Mixed-up world.

Keep up the excellent work!!

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Comment: Wonderful site, I use it often to verify email rumors. As a
systems administrator, I receive many broadcast emails where the
authenticity is in doubt. Many times, I am able to slow the dissemination
of misinformation and update the senders after checking the accuracy on
your site.

Thanks for all of your hard work

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