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Comment: I have been utilizing snopes.com for several years to confirm the
accuracy of forwarded e-mail stories. I really appreciate the time and
diligence you dedicate to getting the accurate story on the immeasurable
volume of "information" circulated on the web. I check the veracity of
almost all the forwarded e-mails I receive on your site - and oftentimes
will correct the sender with a link to the relevant page on your site, if
I think it will do any good!
Recently I looked up the ABC network/Practice/Bible bashing story
(http://www.snopes.com/politics/religion/practice.asp) my father-in-law
had forwarded to me, incompletely, as your article proved. It was nice
that he and I were both "right" - the incident *had* occurred (his
forward), but ABC was not corporately liable for the response (my gut
feeling and the "rest of the story" on your site.) I try not to shove
snopes in his e-mail box too often, since he means well, but inaccurate or
false blanket e-mails make me crazy and I have to correct them when I can.
This particular incident's true story provided a win-win for both of us.
It is also an excellent example of the thoroughness and unbiased nature of
your research and I wanted to thank you for it.
You provide a great service to the entire American e-mail reading
community. And Barbara's writing rocks.
Thank you.

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Comment: I just wanted to say:

I do not know your political or religious views but as Christian, I am
very impressed with your objective handling and research of religious (and
otherwise) reporting's on factual and fictitious
information/mis-information.

This being one of them:
http://www.snopes.com/politics/religion/eidstamp.asp

Too much time is wasted on tiny things that don't matter or that don't
even exist and mis-information.

Thanks for your hard work

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quote:
I am
very impressed with your objective handling and research of religious (and
otherwise) reporting's on factual and fictitious
information/mis-information.

I can actually hear that apostrophe screaming in pain.

Dropbear

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quote:
Originally posted by Dropbear:
quote:
I am
very impressed with your objective handling and research of religious (and
otherwise) reporting's on factual and fictitious
information/mis-information.

I can actually hear that apostrophe screaming in pain.

Dropbear

We must all strive to do everything in our power to prevent such an apostrophe catastrophe occurring in the future.

Nonny "trophe wife" Mouse

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Comment: Love this website! Thanks for providing the "real" scoop on all
the junk out there! And, I learn so much from reading the articles!

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Comment: Great job on the Congressional foibles. This canard circulates
reliably around voting time. The research you carried out should put to
death, but gossip like this has a thousand lives. A commendable effort,
though, and I will continue to forward your rebuttal of this gossip to
those who are foolish enough to send it to me. Keep up the good work !

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Comment: Dear Mickelsons,
just wanted to thank you for all your investigative hard work. There is
so much crap floating around that I don't forward anything before checking
out its authenticity with you first. I mention your site quite often.
Keep up the good work!

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Comment: Dear Mickelsons,
just wanted to thank you for all your investigative hard work. There is
so much crap floating around that I don't forward anything before checking
out its authenticity with you first. I mention your site quite often.
Keep up the good work!

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Comment: I'm not sure how often you get praise, but after replying to yet
another gullible friend or family member that refuses to research on thier
own, well I was just compelled to thank you for this wonderful concept and
site. I use it constantly...apparently I have too many gullible friends
and family, but that's ok, every day presents another challenge to show
them that they really don't have to believe everything they read on the
internet.

Kudos to your team of folks. Thanks again.

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Dear Four Kitties,

How come you get to read these and not some of the incoherent ramblings that arrive in snopes' inbox?

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I read them all before snopes does. But I only post the happy ones -- then I pass the best (worst?) of the rest on to snopes and Barbara for them to pick and choose what they want to answer or post.

Four Kitties

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OMG! About how many do you go through every day?

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It depends on lots of things: what's in the news, is it vacation season, is it a weekend, holiday, etc. Volume is higher when anxiety is higher -- during and immediately after Katrina, the London bombings, things like that -- it's lowest on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

Four Kitties

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Comment: I just wanted to tell you how awesome this website is. I have
used it so many times to verify or nullify so many stories. Thank you for
such a great informational site. I tell everyone about it!

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Comment: Dear Snopes Staff-

Thank you so much for this website! I realize the work involved, and
truly appreciate what you all do.
I consult this site often, and refer others to it as well.
You are one of the best sites out on the WWW. Keep up your outstanding
work!!!

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Comment: I just wanted to thank whomever created this site. I think it is
so lame that people sit around and make up lies and/or tragic stories to
use as chain emails. What is the world coming to?? Now, I refer to your
site every time I receive a tragic chain email and/or email warning me of
some new danger - as if we don't have enough to worry about!

Thank you for looking out for us!

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Comment: I just want to thank you again for your efforts in bringing truth
to the forefront of the junk-e-mail mailings that always go around. You
are usually my first stop after reading one of them. Please keep up the
good work!

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Comment: Thank you so much for having this site and keeping it up to date!
Whenever I receive "those" e-mail forwards, I always check here first
before I pass it on. Thank you!

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Comment: GREAT WORK!!!

Thanks for being there to help debunk the stuff that people mindlessly
distribute.

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Comment: Thank you so much for the work you do uncovering the myths that
can make mass hysteria, and exposing the truths that are overlooked. I
would like to thank you especially for the article about the Nigerian
check scandals. I work at a bank and you would not believe the amount of
people who think that money is coming to them for free. It makes so little
sense, but I see it nearly every day! Keep up the good work! There is so
much missinformation out there at least one site is working to change
that! Thanks.

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Comment: This site has become my virtual Bible! I can't tell you how many
people forward those same old, tired hoax e-mails, & every time I turn to
your site, look up the info, & send the link out. Thank you for being such
a help to us all-I'm sure many more of us would fall for these scams
without your site to refer to!

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Comment: Just want to thank you for the service you provide. I have used
this site for quite a few years and it has helped me identify truth vs.
fiction. I frequently point my friends to your site. Thanks!

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Comment: I am new to your site and have been sitting here for several
hours enjoying, and educating, myself.

Over the years I have recieved ever so many e-mails asking to add my name
for school projects...and have yet to respond to, or forward them. I'm
blonde, not dumb!

When I visited Inbox Rebellion, I was shocked to find an e-mail I'd just
recieved from a dear friend, re: rape defence.

Thank you so very much for your research on this e-mail. I smelled a rat
from the start. Having just turned 60 I have learned that with age comes
wisdom and do my best to be safe.

You can be sure I will be sending your site link to my very thoughtful and
loving friend, with detailed instructions as to how to get to your
findings!

Keep up the great work.

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Comment: Thanks for having such an informational site. I always come here
and refer friends here when I get these stupid and even some believable
emails. Now with the information age literally a touch of the keys it is
hard to believe anything you read. It's nice that I can weed through truth
or falsehoods so I can be well informed. Thanks for taking the time to
inform the public. I truly enjoy your site.

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Comment: I just want to say thanks! I have used your site for years. I
always confirm every so called warning with snopes.com. I never forward
any of them unless I confirm it is truth on your site. You have saved me
from looking like an idiot by forwarding false information!!!

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Comment: I just finished reading your response to and email requesting
prayers for one of our service men and women in Iraq..... THANK YOU THANK
YOU AND AGAIN THANK YOU for having a place to get the real storys out on
things people put in some of the emails.... You provide a very much needed
verification level... It is GREAT AND MY WIFE AND ME REALLY APPRECIATE IT
AND KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK

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Comment: Love, love, love this site! Use it all the time because I get so
many ridiculous emails. And no matter how many times I reply to people
explaining that their emails are not correct and send them to snopes for
accurate info.....I still receive a TON of legend-filled emails.
Congratulations on your job security. [Smile]

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Comment: I LOVE THIS SITE! I am leading my own mini-crusade against junk
mail that is endlessly forwarded to my inbox. If I get a questionable
email I immediately look it up on Snopes then hit "Reply All" and paste
the link to all my friends (ESPECIALLY on the false ones!). I just got
the Applebee's hoax - that one's been around a while!

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Comment: I just wanted to say how much I appreciate your website. I use
it daily to verify things I'm forwarded via e-mail and 9 times out of 10
they are indeed bogus or at least partially bogus. So thank you for
giving us a place to verify all the crap we get so we don't perpetuate the
nonsense sent via e-mail!!

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Comment: I love your site! I've been meaning to drop you wonderful folks
a line for some time, so here it is. Any time I get one of those really
annoying forward emails which make outrageous claims, I always check your
site-- and your thorough research either dispels or proves the email (the
latter less so). You're making the cyber world a better place by slowly
and surely helping people like me stop those annoying spammy forwards from
being passed along. Keep up the good work! You have many people who love
what you do. Well done!

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Comment: In my mind, you have earned something that is quite important,
rare, and fragile these days. Trust. Thank you for your site. Keep up
the great work. Thank you.

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Comment: I am so thankful for your services to the world of internet
hoaxes, falsehoods, junkmail, and purveyors of fiction.

Well done!! I can only begin to imagine the time and energy expended in
proving or debunking the continual stream of misinformation must be
tremendous.

Please keep up the excellant work. After a few reply e-mails to chronic
offenders to verify their drivel with Snopes I have found the volume of
junk in my e-mail box to have diminished greately.

Thanks again for your diligence and commitment to strict true journalistic
standards on the internet. I would think you feel as if you are nailing
Jell-o to a wall at times!

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Comment: I ran across this quote today and it made me think of you guys...

Hoaxes use weaknesses in human behaviour to ensure they are replicated and
distributed. In other words, hoaxes prey on the Human Operating System.
(Stewart Kirkpatrick)

Snopes... anti-virus for the Human Operating system.


Keep up the good work!

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Comment: Love your site and have used it extensivley since my daughter
introduced me to it. GREAT WORK

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Comment: I love you guys! There is so much trash on the internet, people
insisting it is true, and I can just "snopes it!"

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