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dave
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Re:  

said by Mele20:

I mean the crap that NYTimes article says people go to Snopes about boggles my mind. How can they be that naive and lacking in common sense?

They are, of course, not as lacking in common sense as the people who forward crap without checking Snopes (or some other fact-checker). The reaction "Surely that can't be true: I will check" is better than "I believe that and will immediately tell everyone". Even if an immediate "what obvious nonsense" would be best.

And some of us have to visit Snopes to show the terminally lacking-in-sense the error of their ways.
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rcdailey
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reply to dave

Re:  

said by dave:

said by Mele20:

I mean the crap that NYTimes article says people go to Snopes about boggles my mind. How can they be that naive and lacking in common sense?

They are, of course, not as lacking in common sense as the people who forward crap without checking Snopes (or some other fact-checker). The reaction "Surely that can't be true: I will check" is better than "I believe that and will immediately tell everyone". Even if an immediate "what obvious nonsense" would be best.

And some of us have to visit Snopes to show the terminally lacking-in-sense the error of their ways.

I have tried using Snopes and Truth-or-Fiction to debunk e-mail that I get from friends, but they keep sending me this stuff with the question "Have you ever heard of this?" I don't know why they can't look this up for themselves, but expect me to do it and be the fount of all knowledge, which I clearly am not.
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Cheese
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said by scelli:

said by dave:

said by Mele20:

I mean the crap that NYTimes article says people go to Snopes about boggles my mind. How can they be that naive and lacking in common sense?

They are, of course, not as lacking in common sense as the people who forward crap without checking Snopes (or some other fact-checker). The reaction "Surely that can't be true: I will check" is better than "I believe that and will immediately tell everyone". Even if an immediate "what obvious nonsense" would be best.

And some of us have to visit Snopes to show the terminally lacking-in-sense the error of their ways.

I've often gotten the impression that the original poster as well as one or two sycophant fan-boys he's managed to accrue on DSLR often tend to view the rest of we unwashed masses as being "naive and lacking in common sense" regarding numerous issues on this forum.

An adjustment in attitude on their parts ASAP should definitely be the order of the day.

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