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Four Kitties 06 March 2012 01:49 AM

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Comment: I would like to thank your organization for the valuable service
you provide. It is a reliable place to obtain verification for much that
passes for fact or not on the internet. I work as a safety manager and
receive emails with safety issues. Some are true some not. I always check
here before I forward anything to my employees. Occasionally I am able to
refute issues from political topics. I get special joy from this in
regards to informing some of my less literate friends who are willing to
pass on any outrageous story they come across. Keep up the good work.

Four Kitties 09 March 2012 07:20 PM

Comment: Just wanted to say that I love your site. I'm 21 years old now
(turning 22 on the 20th of this month) and can still remember clicking
through the Horrors section of Snopes as a 12 year old. 10 years. My
god! Well, I wish you nothing but the best, Snopes. May you live on

Four Kitties 11 March 2012 11:30 PM

Comment: Thank you, thank you, thank you for this site. It has helped
keep my blood pressure regulated. When I get idiotic "news" pasted on my
home page in FB, I just fire back the Snope's link to the author and
whisper under my breath "nanny, nanny, boo, boo"

Four Kitties 13 March 2012 04:10 PM

Comment: I just want to thank you for what you do! Many times I check
with snopes when I get an email that sounds just too good to be true.
Before I pass it on, I know I can count on snopes to let me know if it
SHOULD be passed on. You are much appreciated!!!

Four Kitties 15 March 2012 03:03 PM

Comment: Thank you! I am constantly the recipient of emails full of
ridiculous lies and misinformation. We need someone to produce the truth
and without your website I wouldn't know where to find it. Your service is
wonderful. Now how do we get all the gullible people reading and believing
all the nonsense to read your site????

Thanks for shining the light of truth for anyone willing enough to look
for it.

Four Kitties 16 March 2012 01:12 AM

Comment: I use this site regularly and find it to be extremely helpful.

Four Kitties 16 March 2012 02:47 PM

Comment: I just want to thank you all for this excellent site, which I've
used for years. I don't think a day goes by where I don't check out an
email rumor here. Some are so ridiculous that I don't HAVE to check them
for truthfulness; however, there are so many that SEEM so absolutely true
that I'm stunned to find they're not. What is so unique about snopes is
how you explain things and back up your opinion with easily verified

Because it's so easy to spread rumors, or "embellish" what may have
originally been factual stories or quotes, I don't know how you keep up
with the research and posting...but somehow you do. I rarely come here to
check something and find no reference to it. (If so, I usually do submit

When someone sends me something that's untrue, I ALWAYS return it to them
with a link to the appropriate snopes page. Thanks to you, it's so easy to
check these things out I can't understand why some of this stuff continues
to spread except pure laziness! I'm selective about what I forward anyway,
but it ALL gets checked out here first.

You provide an invaluable service; keep up the good work!

Four Kitties 19 March 2012 11:44 PM

Hello and THANK YOU for your phenomenally useful work!

This time I have to thank you especially for the page on

because those falsities have been circulating through my church
congregation - politics under the cover of discussion about "prayer".

You are performing the vital services of the 4th Estate.

Four Kitties 20 March 2012 02:32 PM

Comment: Dear "Snopes",

I want to thank you for the work that you do.

Last night, my 10-year-old son, who has been diagnosed with
high-functioning autism (Asperger's) could not sleep because he was
distressed by a tale that was going around his school, presumably having
started as a Facebook chain, that would have brought him bad luck and
death if he didn't manage to spread the tale. I explained the concept of
"chain mail" to him, but he could not be convinced.

I told my son about and that we would look up the story in
the morning. This morning, we looked up and found the story (false, of
course) and the accompanying explanation of chain mail patterns. His
relief was immediate. I think he'll have a better day today.

My son now has a "secret weapon in his back pocket" that he can use when
he can't quite figure out how to deal with a new story or warnings. I just
had to thank you for it!

Four Kitties 23 March 2012 06:26 PM

Comment: I just want to say thank you for providing this fact checking
service. The design of your responses (the red/green dot) helps give an
immediate idea of the facts, and the data are always clear, concise, and
with references. For example, I can't tell you how many times I receive
negative political emails, immediately go to Snopes, and find the truth.
Good for you!

Four Kitties 26 March 2012 01:44 PM

Comment: Dear Snopes workers -
Thank you for all you do to help uphold the accuracy of information flying
around on the internet.
We appreciate your labor very much.
Have a great day,

Four Kitties 30 March 2012 01:44 PM

Comment: I just wanted to thank you so much for being here! There is no
way most of us could verify all the info we are bombarded with. I often
will say, did you check 'snopes?'
I just wanted you to know that you are appreciated, even though you may
not hear it often enough!!
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Four Kitties 04 April 2012 07:57 PM

Comment: It is a testament to your site that more and more of the spam
emails I see include the following phrase:

"PLEASE PASS THIS ALONG. You can go to snopes to verify."

So many of my more naive friends simply assume that if the sender invites
you to verify at, it means it must be true... and they
therefore do exactly as the sender expects and do not go to to
verify the message before passing it on. I ALWAYS do, and then go back and
tell my friends that they got snookered. Keep up the good work!

Four Kitties 05 April 2012 05:12 PM

Comment: Just want to thank you for providing an accurate and trusted site
to check into potential scams.

I recently received one of the Delta Ticket e mails and I immediately came
to Snopes to check its validity.

Snopes confirmed my suspicion and I deleted the e-mail before it could doo
harm to my computer.

Thanks again.

Four Kitties 12 April 2012 07:53 PM

Comment: Thank you for the service you provide. Before I forward anything
I check here. When I receive a forwarded email with some shocking fact in
it, I check it here. If it proves to be false, I send a pointed note back
to whatever friend sent it in the first place with a link to your

Stopping misinformation on the internet is everyone's job and your site is
a valuable tool in the process.

Four Kitties 13 April 2012 01:23 AM

Comment: Bless you for all your hard work. I do so appreciate your being
here with the answers to some horrible stories and for exposing the liars,
even if we aren't certain who they are.


Four Kitties 13 April 2012 04:49 PM

Comment: I just want to thank you for your un-biased integrity you show in
reporting on all the urban legends, and politically motivated BS being
promulgated in the press and in E-Mails.

Four Kitties 13 April 2012 06:33 PM

Comment: Just wanted to thank you for your work in service of truth.
I would not have the time to do the research required to ascertain the
real facts in many of the emails I get. Particularly during political
campaigns, the emails can be so misleading even while providing photos,
etc, in support of their facts.
I appreciate having a place where I can go to learn the truth.

Four Kitties 21 April 2012 04:38 PM

Comment: Thank you for continuing to be an excellent resource (and the
only one I know of) that Internet users may turn to for verifying
"helpful" emails that our friends, as well as those we barely know feel
duty bound to send to us. I am sure it is not an easy job for you and your
staff to stort through the facts, non-facts, truths and near-truths that
come to you for validation or users questioning what they have received.
So again, just thank you for doing what you do so well.

Four Kitties 22 April 2012 02:51 PM

Comment: I have long admired the wit of Barbara Mikkelson, but the article
on the Burma Shave signs was absolutely fantastic! As a 71 year old who
remembers reading those signs on the trip from Vallejo California to
Mt.Shasta City and back to visit my Grandparents, this article was
nostalgic and very informative. I learned things about the Burma Shave
company that made my memories even fonder. As a Math lover, I also liked
her little saying at the end about once being a sine wave and now only a
Tangent...clever! But the Tangent to the curve is the derivative of the
curve, so it is every bit as important as the Sine Wave :) Thanks for your
great articles and obvious intellect as well.

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