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Musicforyou17 02-07-2013 02:48 AM

Why the ****?
 
Whenever I see people posting articles on Facebook they will go on and on about whether snopes says it's true.

Why the **** do people treat snopes like it's the end all be all of info?


Site: http://www.snopes.com/

naedauuf 02-07-2013 02:50 AM

What is snopes.

ali.guitarkid7 02-07-2013 02:50 AM

Because snopes says that snopes is universally regarded as the truth.

progdude93 02-07-2013 02:51 AM

Because there are plenty of uninformed morons out there who read a story on the internet (even from a noncredible source) and think it's true without any independent verification. Snopes is that independent verification.

Musicforyou17 02-07-2013 02:54 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by naedauuf
What is snopes.

http://www.snopes.com/

Urban legend reference page is what is described as.

Amuro Jay 02-07-2013 02:55 AM

I've never even heard of Snopes.

Maybe I'm getting old.

Trowzaa 02-07-2013 02:57 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by jetfuel495
I've never even heard of Snopes.

Maybe I'm getting old.


This.

What's Snopes?

Musicforyou17 02-07-2013 02:58 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Trowzaa
This.

What's Snopes?


I will add it to the OP then.

whoomit 02-07-2013 03:00 AM

Snopes is a funny word.

What's a Facebook anyway? :)

Joshua Garcia 02-07-2013 03:15 AM

Dude, I don't even know what the internet is. Someone should fill me in on that.

lolmnt 02-07-2013 03:16 AM

How have you mfers not heard of snopes?

Avedas 02-07-2013 03:33 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by element4433
How have you mfers not heard of snopes?

Jay lives under a rock. The rest have no excuse.

slash_GNR666 02-07-2013 04:00 AM

I can't believe some of you have never heard of Snopes.

Also Snopes tells the truth, fuck WIKI

naedauuf 02-07-2013 04:01 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by element4433
How have you mfers not heard of snopes?

I checked it out after the link was posted. It looks like a horrible site for many reasons. Not the least of which among many is that the content does interest me at all. A bunch of unproven urban legends? Sounds boring and doesn't appeal to me. Why WOULD I know about it?

stonyman65 02-07-2013 05:31 AM

I wouldn't put all of your faith into Snopes. They have been wrong on a few things in the past, so I tend to take anything they say with a grain of salt unless I can verify it with numerous other sources.

But than again, I do that with everything that can't be proven 100% without a shred of doubt automatically.

Skepticism FTW!

SlackerBabbath 02-07-2013 05:46 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by naedauuf
What is snopes.
A definitive Internet reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation.... which makes it all the more surprising to find out that people are considering so much of what is written there as true.

Sampy 02-07-2013 05:49 AM


leony03 02-07-2013 09:47 AM

I am on Facebook quite frequently and have never heard of this Snopes thing. Might depend where you are and if its popular there or something.

lushacrous 02-07-2013 09:48 AM

You're the first person I've ever heard of that is slightly annoyed by something minor that their facebook friends do

Telecaster7 02-07-2013 09:50 AM

If Snopes was lying, who could prove them wrong?


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