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Comment: You folks are a great resource. Thanks.
Comment: Thank you Snopes! Anytime I get an email that doesn't sound
quite right, I always come to your site to check it. I appreciate the
research that you do so I can find out so quickly!
Comment: Thanks so much for all the accurite information you share with us
It has helped me to no end - I no longer forward any radical sounding
emails without checking the story through Snopes.com.
This is truly a great service you do, not only for the internet, but for
avoiding the millions of lies from being redistributing as truth!
Keep up the great work.
Comment: Your site is, hands down, THE BEST THING TO EVER HIT THE NET!!
You provide an invaluable service to all users of the Internet, ferreting
out scams, lies and half-truths.
THANK YOU! Please keep up the good work! So much bandwidth is wasted from
things like, "Send this e-mail to 40 people so little Joey can get a new
While most people can smell the stink of a lie right away, there are way
more people who believe anything they read on the Internet... it amazes
I am your constant cheerleader, telling everyone I know to ALWAYS CHECK
Comment: Thank you for your very accurate information! I have used it
several times to discredit misleading emails!
Comment: Thank you so much for all that you do. I appreciate all of your
hard work and research. I refer people to your site all of the time.
Mostly the ones that continually send me the chain email urban legends.
Comment: I just want to thank you for this website. Any spam that comes
across my email with warnings of this or that, I check out snopes and
usually report back to the sender of the email as well as all the
recipients what you have reported.
Comment: Thank you so much for researching all the emails that come
through cyberspace. Some are doozies and I am glad to find out on
Snopes.com that they are Urban Legends. I appreciate the work that's done
Comment: Just wanting to thank you guys for having this site.
I refer people to it all the time, after they've passed on some junk e
mail or other.
A million thanks from the other side of the world!
There are too few of us not susceptible to bullshit.
Comment: I am sure you must receive thousands of these, but
T H A N K Y O U V E R Y M U C H!!!!!!!
I have lost count of how many times good-intentioned folks have sent
hoaxy, horrific, panic-riddled and ultimately ridiculous stuff to me. I
have made it a regular process to run any and everything "odd" through
your site...and then usually will send the Snopes.com link to the
near-panicked person that sent me the goofy stuff. Most often it is
either my poor, computer-challenged Mom or my
"getting-the-hang-of-this-stuff" Dad...although HE has taken to checking
your site himself now :-) Both are 70+ and worry about me and the "11
So I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate that you took this task
on - it is a great service to the computer-cruising world.
Comment: I appreciate your report about Reggie (or Tank) the dog. The
story was heartwarming and when I searched for its veracity on your
website and found it to be false I was somewhat disheartened.
But the manner in which you gently stated the facts and thoroughly
investigated even the remotest possibilities of it being true shows your
attention to detail as well as your love for the American soldier. This
was climaxed by your final paragraph reminding the reader of the awesome
debt we owe to those serving our country.
For a website which most people go to for a true or false report, you went
above and beyond the call to honor the intent of the story as well as
those whom the story uplifts.
Comment: Thanks for what you do. The urban myths (lies) are flying
around the internet. Unfortunately, many people don't know enough to fact
check them and accept them at face value.
Of course, people will believe what they want to believe. I guess there
is no way to stop the pollution of cyberspace with deliberate lies, but at
least you give us who like to be reality based some ammo.
Comment: Thank you for what you do so well.
Bless you for trying to keep things honorable and straight.
I hope for great rewards for you in life.
Comment: This site is wonderful and many more people should check out
things before they send them to everyone in the world because most people
don't use the common sense God gave them to realize that it won't work
Thanks for the help on checking out stupid emails.
Comment: Thank you so much for helping to spread truth and clear
comprehension to the masses! I always check the facts and your site is
definitely a major source of correct information.
In the words of Three Dog, "Keep fighting the Good Fight!"
Comment: Dear Snopes,
I use your website more than any. I receive a large amount of email from
friends and relatives that get passed from person to person and most of it
seems far fetched. I hate to get mail that makes false claims and the
sender is asking me to pass it along. I always check your site before I
send anything on to another. Thank you so much for keeping me honest.
Comment: THANK GOD/DESS THIS WEBSITE! :) :)
Comment: I just wanted to take the time to tell you how important this
site is to me! As a librarian, I've used it as a valuable resource for
years. As a friend, I've helped stop an awful lot of ridiculousness being
spread around with the help of this site. As a loving daughter, I've
helped my mom (a breast cancer survivor) reduce a great deal of
unnecessary added stress derived from receiving advice from well-meaning
friends that has served to terrorize her in the past. (No, mom, you will
not have a relapse by using deodorant.)
So, during this traditional season of thanks, I offer my heartfelt
gratitude to the editors of this site. A toast to you and this labor of
Comment: your site does a great job, please keep up the good work.
Comment: I just wanted to thank you for this site and for what you do.
This is where I go when I get one of those e-mails that is too good
(weird, bad etc) to be true. I just got the e-mail about the hand
sanitizer and the 4 year old Halle and trust me now that I have confirmed
it on your website, that e-mail is going straight to my daughter-in-law.
Thanks for all your hard work.
Comment: I want to thank you for providing this service. I received yet
another Forward, promising Microsoft will send me money if I forward the
message to all friends. I can't believe this sham is still circulating!
Anyway, whenever I receive a Forward such as that, I always check your
site first. Then, I "Reply to All" that the email offer is bogus and they
should check your site before forwarding things like that. Most people
don't see any harm in forwarding all that garbage, but if a person relies
on email for their livelihood, such as a freelance writer or consultant,
it takes up time and space on email.
So, THANK YOU very much! I appreciate having this website to fall back on
and education people. You are providing a wonderful service to those of
us who get sick of spam.
Comment: Dear Snopes,
Just wanted to thank you for your great work here. People send me the most
ridiculous email and I try to draw their attention to your site, so that
they at least check before sending me stuff.
If I recieve rubbish I always send them a link to your site. As the
daughter of a journalist, the first signs of myths are nearly always
obvious - lack of source and details.
Thanks so much for all you do and keep up the good work.
Comment: Your site is awesome...I send it out to at least 5 people each
week who have forwarded false information begging THEM to check it
out...the most recent WAS the one with a "snopes approved" signature at
the bottom...but again not a valid email!
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!
P.S. Did I say THANK YOU FOR THE SITE?!!! :)
Comment: Hi there.
I just finished reading the "spores in pancake mix" article after
receiving a dire email warning. And I had to write and tell you how much I
enjoyed your article. It was informative, well-written, cheeky and
charming. Barbara Mikkelson (sp?) is amazing.
I visit this site often and deeply appreciate its existence.
Thanks so much for being one of the most valuable and entertaining sites
on the web!
Comment: Find the site to be a good source for debunking all types of
messages and stories that are circulating around the Internet, which, upon
first reading, really seem to be true. Keep up the good work!
Comment: I just wanted to say thank you for the site. It is so necessary
in our society today. Rumors travel so much faster because of the
technology we have. It is great to be able to check what is true and what
is not true. Thank you very much for your hard work and dedication.
Comment: I just want to thank you for your website. You accomplish a lot
of valuable information. I use it often
Comment: I just want to thank you for the service you provide, so many
people just let the rumors fly without ever knowing or caring if they are
true or not. I try to forward the link to the truth back to all of the
garbage emails I get. They don't always listen, but sometimes they do!
Comment: Barb and Dave,
You guys are great! Keep up the good work.
P.S. Any relation to Phil?
Comment: I just want to say that your site is the best tool I have found
for stopping unsolicited chain emails from flooding my inbox. Whenever I
get one I just run it through your search engine to see if it is true.
Rarely are they true or completely true. I then send the link to your
article back to the offender. After a couple of what I like like to call
"snopes slaps" the offender usually stops sending me the offending emails.
Thanks and keep up the good work!
Comment: Thank you all so very much for providing this service. I am
Comment: I love this website. I get so many "forwarded" e-mails and most
are repetitive. I found Snopes a few years ago and use it frequently to
confirm if an e-mail is true or false. I have also recommended Snopes to
repeat-forwarders. So many people have the belief that if it is on the
net or in an e-mail it MUST BE TRUE. Wrong!
Thank you for taking the time, putting forth the effort and spending
(probably countless) hours to rid the internet of false & deceptive
information. Also, confirming stories that need to be shared & enjoyed.
Comment: We appreciate your website. Among the hundreds of email one
receives, it is hard to determine what is true and what is not. Thank you
for researching the truth for us !
Comment: Congratulations for clearing up a whole lot of rubbish that is
circulated via emails.
You have a wonderful website and I am grateful for the service you
Comment: I can't thank you enough for the information on your website!
It's a fantasitic resource to do a quick check (or more detailed look)on
things that just don't seem plausible to me.
Recently I received a newsletter from a National Motivational Keynote
speaker who made reference to one of the "Stella Award Lawsuits". All I
did was search for Terrence Dickson on your website & up came the
I'm so grateful that you do the necessary research and cite resources. I
really wish more people would be realistic and fact check things on
Snopes.com before perputuating the myth/legend/mis-information. My
friends & family are starting to dislike me a call me a "wet blanket" for
referring them to Snopes.com to see the facts. I believe they're truly
disappointed when the urban legends prove to be false. Thanks again for
your great work!
Comment: I am so thankful for your site!! Every time I get a forwarded
email with "news" I run it through your site and then send it back to the
person who forwarded it.
Comment: I want to say thank you for your excellent researching. I want to
comment positively on the fact that you cite your sources. Again, thank
Comment: Thank you for being an unbiased resource.
Comment: I just want to say that this is the best site ever. Thanks for
all the stuff you debunk! And for the stuff you don't.
Comment: Your website is amazing. I now check all of my incoming forwarded
e-mails with SNOPES, and without fail, find out updated information, most
of the time proving the forwarded e-mail is wrong! Thanks again for
providing such a worthwhile website!
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