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    Snopes

    Any other snopesters out there?
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    A person from the Snopes.com messageboards.
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    I love Snopes.com! Who knew there were message boards?
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    I heard that when you sign up for the Snopes message board, they send you some perfume, but when you smell it you lose consciousness, and then they steal your kidney as part of a gang initiation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manuel Royal View Post
    I heard that when you sign up for the Snopes message board, they send you some perfume, but when you smell it you lose consciousness, and then they steal your kidney as part of a gang initiation.
    Totally true. I know this because it happened to a friend of a friend and she's absolutely reliable.
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    Oh, yeah, I just got an e-mail forwarded to me about that from someone ... with the subject line written in ALL CAPS with lots of exclamation points!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThunderBoots View Post
    Oh, yeah, I just got an e-mail forwarded to me about that from someone ... with the subject line written in ALL CAPS with lots of exclamation points!!!!
    That's how you know it's true.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manuel Royal View Post
    That's how you know it's true.
    D'oh!

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    I'm a long time lurker on the Snopes forums but never posted. I was always scared of saying something that would warrant the use of the emoticon of a smiley being hit with a fish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AnnikaHTDC View Post
    I'm a long time lurker on the Snopes forums but never posted. I was always scared of saying something that would warrant the use of the emoticon of a smiley being hit with a fish.
    Being "fished" isn't a bad thing! Neither is being spanked, or YOMANKED. NFBSKing, I've heard, though, can be interesting!

    I've been a member since 01...name over there is Morrigan, though!
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    I'm a Snopster when there is time from promoting my writing on my blog. Fave Snope's categories, Glurge, crime, medical, horrors, fauxtography. Sometimes it depends on how morbid my mood is.
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    I just fact check there when someone says they heard such-n-such. Albeit, they got me pretty good; they had a whole fake article on Mr. Ed being a zebra and dumbass me bought it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by narmowen View Post
    Any other snopesters out there?
    For over a decade.

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    Snopes is good. Reminds me of The Onion and even Hoax-Slayer. I'm going off on a tangent now: I often refer to Urban Dictionary, and I find reddit, esp. IAmA, weirdly facinating. For example:

    I am Dan Harmon, creator of Community, writer of Monster House, and Executive Producer of the upcoming Charlie Kaufman Stop Motion Animated feature Anomalisa, ask me anything! (self.IAmA)
    submitted 20 hours ago* by danharmon

    Who the hell is Jeff always texting????!!!!


    I'm afraid that question is out of my hands now!!!


    Holy shit, this exists.


    Always wondered - how was the placement of the 7 study group members at the table decided? Did the actors pick their characters' own seats?


    As a fan, I know that Pierce and Troy were paired because the original intention was that they'd be the comedic duo. I think Dan referred to them as a Beavis and Butthead-like pair in his head. . .
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    I read on the internet that everything Snopes writes is a lie. And the internet is never wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manuel Royal View Post
    I heard that when you sign up for the Snopes message board, they send you some perfume, but when you smell it you lose consciousness, and then they steal your kidney as part of a gang initiation.
    False.

    Snopes has never sent perfume. It's Hoppe's No. 9 gunpowder solvent and just allows you to relax.

    It's never been both kidneys, and most donors go on to lead normal, productive lives.

    The so-called gang is the Oakland Raiders, and all proceeds from harvested organs are used to raise bail for players during regular season.

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    They pumped Rod Stewart's stomach and found several pints of Hoppe's No. 9 gunpowder solvent.

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    I'd be more of a fan if the husband/wife team were truly neutral.
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    Snopes has a message board?? I have to go check it out right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DennisB View Post
    I read on the internet that everything Snopes writes is a lie. And the internet is never wrong.
    But according to Snopes, everything the Internet says is a lie. And Snopes is always right.

    So where does that take us?

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    Do you mean in the message boards, or on their main debunking site?
    Quote Originally Posted by zfk55 View Post
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    I've already said too much.....

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