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 ...
February 15th, 2006 03:14 PM
February 15th, 2006 03:22 PM
Mike - you are not alone!
It is easy to pass on first - and check later
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February 15th, 2006 04:39 PM
February 15th, 2006 05:03 PM
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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February 15th, 2006 05:51 PM
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.
February 15th, 2006 05:57 PM
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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February 15th, 2006 06:01 PM
Originally Posted by cmidkiff
naw you would have a gold fish bowl
February 15th, 2006 06:31 PM
I fessed up, corrected the situation, and consider it a lesson learned...
noli nothis permittere te terere...
February 15th, 2006 06:33 PM
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....
Coimhéad fearg fhear na foighde; Beware the anger of a patient man.
February 15th, 2006 06:52 PM
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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February 15th, 2006 08:31 PM
You mean to tell me that everything on the internet ISN'T true??????
Oh, Heck. I quit.
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February 15th, 2006 08:45 PM
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.
Political Correctness has now "evolved" into Political Cowardice.
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