Bad Info.

This is a discussion on Bad Info. within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; I just learned (or re-learned,) an important lesson about passing on "bad info." Funny thing is, I'm the one who chastises my friends who send ...

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    Bad Info.

    I just learned (or re-learned,) an important lesson about passing on "bad info." Funny thing is, I'm the one who chastises my friends who send me emails containing "urban legends" being passed on as FACTS!

    I read something that would fall under the heading of, "even if it isn't true, it ought to be!" I did a cursory look into it and it did seem true. So, I chimed in with my two-cents worth.

    And I was WRONG!

    Lesson Learned: Check the "facts" and then make sure your sources are good!

    Hopefully, it will cut down on my looking so much like an IDIOT so often.

    Done with the self-flagellation, for now. Bye!

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    Mike - you are not alone!

    It is easy to pass on first - and check later
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    I can honestly say that I have never done that, ever! Yea right.

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    Some of this stuff that floats around seems so logical probably everyone has passed somethin on. Like everything else, it's a learning process.
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    I just wrote a post on this in a greyhound forum I visit. We frequently get e-mails passed along there that have bad info. The deliberate misinformation is rare. Mostly, it is good-hearted people trying to help, and unintentionally passing along bad info. Even when you are trying to check the facts, it is easy to be duped.
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    If you took all of the bad information out of the ocean of information that makes up the internet, you'd have a pond :)

    From experience, I run things through Snopes before I pass them on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cmidkiff
    If you took all of the bad information out of the ocean of information that makes up the internet, you'd have a pond :)

    From experience, I run things through Snopes before I pass them on.

    naw you would have a gold fish bowl

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    I fessed up, corrected the situation, and consider it a lesson learned...
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    I can't fault anyone since I have done it myself. It's too easy not to do. If you repeat things that you have heard or read in the media, as most of us do, we all do it all of the time....
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    So Mike, what are you saying? That you're human like the rest of us? (Except for maybe that simian guy!)
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    You mean to tell me that everything on the internet ISN'T true??????


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    Me? Human?

    Jury's still out on that one. . .

    But I'm one of those who feels responsible for whatever I pass on.

    One thing I do NOT like about Snopes is the adware it insist on inserting in your system. If you don't allow it, you don't get the info.

    Norton's and Windows Washer takes it all out, every night. I just resent the intrusion.

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