From another site, extract:

Who would do such a thing? The same sort of people who have perpetuated some of the top urban legends such as the claim that Mr. Rogers had a former secret career as a trained assassin, and that ATM users can quickly contact police in the event of an attempted robbery by entering their PIN in reverse. The cyberspace is full of lies disguised as inspiration, political alerts, health warnings, and prayers. Many come complete with enhanced photographs. The ones that are especially ironic are those that state, “Even Snopes has confirmed this,” along with a link to Snopes that attributes it as false. People who forward such emails, obviously do not check the link themselves. (source: To Forward or Not to Forward? By Patti Maguire Armstrong

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Forwarded Emails

Monday, December 7, 2009

Ask a Flowchart: To Forward or Not to Forward?

By Lore Sjöberg 02.23.09 WIRED MAGAZINE: 17.03

Before You Forward, Read This Flowchart

Some interesting comments on this flowchart at
  • So, I'm only allowed to forward costume-based bestiality?
  • FWD EMAIL ---------> DEL
  • Wonder who did the first flow-chart gag? That person definitely deserves recognition
  • Upgraded Flowchart
  • Well, I have this bookmarked. I think it'll save me lots of replies that say, "Take me off your mailing list! Who are you, anyway?"
  • Yeah, and it's ***** awesome so quit forwarding me those motivational posters and stupid jokes where I have to scroll way down to get to the punchline!
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