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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Monday, December 14, 2009

Golden rule in forwarding Forwarded e-mail or Chain e-mails

Follow the Golden Rule!! Treat others as you would like to be treated - with respect! ... Think it over before forwarding Forwarded e-mail or Chain e-mails.
More here: "Nightscribe's Advice on forwarding e-mail is condensed to a few simple rules" @ Electronic Chain Letters and Mindless Forwards are SPAM!!

In an article, "5 Rules for Forwarding Email" by Judith posted @, E-mail Etiquette Articles and How Tos, you will find the following five rules. Read these also as Golden Rules when you forward emails:
1. Don’t forward anything without editing out all the forwarding >>>> , other email addresses, headers and commentary from all the other forwarders.
2. If you cannot take the time to write a personal comment at the top of your forwarded email to the person you are sending to – then you shouldn’t forward it at all
3. Think carefully about if what you are forwarding will be of value (accurate information — check for hoaxes @, appreciated (something the recipient needs) or humorous (do they have the same sense of humor as you do) to the person on the other side.
4. It should go without saying (But I have to say it because folks do so anyway.) that forwarding of chain letter; regardless how noble the topic may seem, virus warnings or anything that says “forward to everyone you know” simply shouldn’t be forwarded because in most cases it is plain old B.S. (again check before forwarding @
5. If you must forward to more than one person, put your email address in the TO: field and all the others you are sending to in the field to protect their email address from being published to those they do not know.


Anonymous said...

This is bizarre; it's a forward pretending to be a blog! Anyone else think that's just weird? Seems to me Blogs tend to be personal things written by humans, not slogans or jokes clipped from forward documents and set up as blogs. And this ignores the first rule borrowed from the forwarded email: dont' forward anything without editing (adding to the thought). Sheesh.

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Anonymous said...

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Poorhouse Dad said...

I like your blog! Don't worry about Anonymous' comments about clips from forwards versus original comments. The assembly and organization of references and information forms original content with value of its own. I have web contacts who desperately need to study and master the information you've assembled.

Regarding this particular post, "Golden rule in forwarding Forwarded e-mail or Chain e-mails," I strongly suggest using differently colored fonts rather than using highlighting. Highlighting interrupts the flow of the text, thus making it more difficult for the eye to follow the lines and for the mind to take in a sentence as a coherent whole.

If you absolutely must use highlighting, please change the text to a contrasting color so your readers can at least make out the letters with minimal eyestrain. For example, your medium blue text with light blue, green, or (ugh!) pinkish/purplish highlighting matches colors too closely. Contrasting light against dark and contrasting complementary colors (e.g., your dark red with light cyan, or your dark brown with white) works much better.

Aside from that one improvement, I endorse your efforts and wish you great success and satisfaction in your chosen field.