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Offline MikeBCda

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Good sites for urban-legends info?
« on: June 06, 2008, 04:22:06 AM »
A friend of mine isn't particularly computer literate, and on top of that she's going through a messy divorce plus, like me, she's a brain-injury survivor.  So she doesn't have the know-how or mental energy to keep up with "things" making the rounds.  She sent me an "urgent" copy of one I hadn't seen in ages, that one about MS paying you if you sent so many emails.

I know there are several good sites which catalog and warn about such urban legends, but they escape me at the moment (i.e., probably in this lifetime  ;) ).  How about giving me a couple of good addys I can pass along to her so she can check out things she gets or hears about?  Many thanks.
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Re: Good sites for urban-legends info?
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2008, 05:54:48 AM »

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Re: Good sites for urban-legends info?
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2008, 06:35:26 AM »
I also recommend www.snopes.com

It's a very informative site.

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Re: Good sites for urban-legends info?
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2008, 08:13:35 AM »
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Yep ... Snopes is the best of it's type. I've used it for many years.


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Re: Good sites for urban-legends info?
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2008, 02:29:51 PM »
Also http://www.virusmyths.com/ for various virus alerts/myths, etc. bearing in mind your comment.

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She sent me an "urgent" copy of one I hadn't seen in ages, that one about MS paying you if you sent so many emails.
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Re: Good sites for urban-legends info?
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2008, 06:35:18 PM »
Thanks, crew.  :)  I've now bookmarked Snopes so my computer will remember it even if I can't.

I hadn't been there in ages, took a fresh look last night and had totally forgotten how much is there that doesn't even remotely relate to computers or even scams and frauds of any kind - real "folklore".

(Edit, a P.S.) I was happy to see there's a clear link to the specific one I mentioned right on their home page, so she doesn't even have to hunt for it.
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Re: Good sites for urban-legends info?
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Re: Good sites for urban-legends info?
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2008, 04:39:57 AM »
Wow what a fab site, kept me busy for hours lol