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Old 26 January 2010, 04:41 PM
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We get a lot of inquiries about people who stumble across this message board and seem confused about whether it's a part of our site or something set up by imitators.

Everything under the subdomain message.snopes.com is part of our message board, a community forum where followers of our site come to hang out, talk about urban legends, discuss issues of the day, share interesting news articles, post examples of items circulating on the Internet, or just chat about life in general. Material posted to this board has neither been vetted by us for truthfulness nor represents our "official" statement on any subject; it's just a collection of postings on a broad variety of topics from hundreds of different people representing a wide spectrum of beliefs, viewpoints, and interests.
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Old 26 January 2010, 05:55 PM
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Nope, never heard of it!

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Old 21 April 2010, 11:44 PM
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There is a site which is mimicking you, namely,
messages.snopes.com.

Please put up a warning note to help people know what is going on.
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Old 22 April 2010, 03:03 PM
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Comment:There is a site which is mimicking you, namely, messages.snopes.com.
Thanks for the warning. The site's probably inhabited by cads, wastrels and ne'er-do-wells. I'll make sure to stay far away from it.

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Old 23 April 2010, 09:02 PM
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Thanks for the warning. The site's probably inhabited by cads, wastrels and ne'er-do-wells.
Hey, I resemble that remark!
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Old 18 May 2010, 06:48 PM
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Comment: Just wanted to check if this site is a fake Snopes site. Thanks

http://message.snopes.com/index.php
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Old 18 May 2010, 10:46 PM
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Comment: Just wanted to check if this site is a fake Snopes site. Thanks

http://message.snopes.com/index.php
Yes, it's fake. All of it. Even the true parts.

Wait, does that mean this site doesn't exist? That I don't exist? If so, how am I posting this reply? Why is Rod Serling standing over my shoulder?

*head asplodes*
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Old 10 June 2010, 04:25 AM
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Comment: There seems to be a fake Snopes site operating on the web.
Are they violating your copyright. They even use your logo.
http://message.snopes.com/showthread.php?t=27302
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Old 10 June 2010, 01:43 PM
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Comment: There seems to be a fake Snopes site operating on the web. Are they violating your copyright. They even use your logo. http://message.snopes.com/showthread.php?t=27302
I visited that site (just for research, you understand) and they do use the snopes logo. Even more shocking, they have a guy there that uses the screen name "snopes."

If I were you, snopes, I'd get a court injunction right away and shut 'em down. Looking at the postings on this fake site, it's obvious that they're trying to destroy your good name and reputation.

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Old 19 July 2010, 07:59 PM
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Comment: Have you heard about this floating around the "pass it on" crowd?
There's a photo attached and if googled there's a link to a pseudo
"Snopes" site; all of which can be seen here... They are using your logo!
Your credibility, which I've trusted for years, is under attack! Here's a
link:
http://message.snopes.com/showthread.php?t=59674
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Old 21 July 2010, 04:23 PM
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Comment: You need to know there is someone out there masquerading as you.
Of course, you probably already know it. I was researching "fire
waterfalls in Yosemite" and found this site that purports to be you. But
it isn't: http://message.snopes.com/showthread...35#post1266335
Good luck nailing these bastards!
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Old 21 July 2010, 05:08 PM
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Good luck nailing these bastards!
See, Richard, I'm not the only one who thinks that of you!
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Old 07 August 2010, 09:34 PM
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Comment: Snopes, by now you may realize someone is using your name and a
website that looks like your site, for God knows what.
I tried to forward an e-mail with this bogus website to you,but it bounced
back.

If you are not aware that someone is using your name, a web page that
looks like your page and an address that looks like your address, please
contact me and I will send the e-mail to you.
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Old 17 August 2010, 05:29 AM
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Comment: The Obama birth records has been hacked by someone & has a flag
backgound. The other question about Obama's college years has a bright
backgound with colored circles. They are even answering questions as if
they are you. Please check this out, I am so tired of Obama being run
into the ground with lies!
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Old 18 August 2010, 04:42 PM
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Comment: Are you all aware of this website?

http://message.snopes.com/index.php
http://message.snopes.com/showthread.php?t=63683

They appear to be deliberately trying to confuse people by using your name
(snopes.com) to spread their conservative blather.

You should google 'pigford vs glickman and look at the link to their site
.. the link says:

'Pigford vs Glickman - snopes.com'
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Old 18 August 2010, 05:33 PM
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They appear to be deliberately trying to confuse people by using your name
(snopes.com) to spread their conservative blather.
Apparently it's working. This person is most confused.
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Old 23 August 2010, 05:26 AM
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Comment: Use your site often....Seems like 75% of the stuff coming at us
on the internet is not true!

I wanted to know why when I check into your site to see about a particular
subject, I sometimes just get a bunch of comments from readers.... But
nothing from Barbara as to the legitimacy of the info. Am I doing
something wrong?
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Old 23 August 2010, 06:42 AM
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I wonder: when you get e-mails like this, do you actually reply to them?
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Old 23 August 2010, 12:55 PM
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Am I doing something wrong?
Yes, you are. You're using Google or some other net-wide search engine instead of the site-specific one at http://www.snopes.com/search

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Old 23 August 2010, 09:53 PM
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Ha ha. Great stuff. Still, I think these people are smarter than most of your E-Mails. The spelling is not downright atrocious.
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