Another wild story?

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st0nes (May 26, 2010, 19:17:10 PM):
i have a serious pet hate for these kind of mails, and this one lady in our offices, sends these to me weekly, i research them, debunk them, and send it back to her, and yet she still sends them on. the latest was telling women that they can refuse to be arrested at night. truth is, if you resist arrest, you have a whole load of shit coming your way.
Don't just send it back to her; hit "reply to all" and embarrass the crap out of her. At the very least it'll stop her sending her crap to you.
GCG (May 27, 2010, 09:25:48 AM):
i do reply to all.
there was one where sent this mail, claiming some houseplant will kill you dead if ingest it. and i reserached it, and it was bollocks.
same with this arrest thing.
i allways research these mails before i send it on. it takes like 10 mins, as most of these are allready on hoax sites.
it pisses me off that people dont bother to think for a second, hey, is this true, before i send it to someone.
true, some of these mails seems pretty credulous, but for shit's sakes, how bout getting off facebook for long enough to use google.
Watookal (May 27, 2010, 10:21:09 AM):
Yesterday I took the Kevin and Elizabeth Schatz story I read here, and used it to Replied To All on one of my old woo-woo Xtian mails. Everytime I see a story of a child dying because the parents are waiting for god to heal him , or any such atrocity I spread the word like a true woo-woo. Some always reply that it's not the church they go to, or not their religion. That's probably why they keep me on their lists too. It's petty and childish, but it makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside.
GCG (April 13, 2011, 11:02:10 AM):
my s/o's mum is a proud forwarder of fear mongering mails.
i have prodded her to use snopes and hoaxslyer, but alas...
usually, i would reply to mails that with plenty expletives and general name-calling regarding their general lack of intelligence and the origins of their birth.
BUT
i cant exactly tell my boyfriend's mum she's a dumbass.
thus, i humour her, and go to snopes, copy and paste, add the link.
i have now taken to replying to all. so that her friends can maybe stop sending her this shit, and maybe, in turn, it will stop reaching me.
BoogieMonster (April 13, 2011, 11:38:01 AM):
Indeed, through years of running a instant-forwarder disincentive program (namely, every wrong mail gets called out), my mailbox stays fairly clear these days.

Fire with fire.

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