AverageAmericanGuy: Once you stop worrying about the little things life gets so much easier, and it's all little things.
AverageAmericanGuy: Now those senders get a trip straight to the spam folder.
BronyMedic: The problem is that we live in America, and because of this, pundits on the right like to glorify the unintellectual, slack-jawed yokels who actually believe the email with 50 FW: headers infront of the subject that came from Grandma Powatee in Bucksnort, Tennessee as "Educated Voters" and promote the idea that they should vote based on what they read in a chain email, rather than doing research on the actual purported event.
finnished: So what you're saying is that they should study it out?
Bedurndurn: It scans my email? So it's all part of a Commie-Nazi Homo Illuminati plot!√-1!
BronyMedic: /the left does it too.
bmongar: There will be a 'conservative' version of this that highlights the lies in green and marks them important. Then it marks all debunking replies in red (or maybe pink for commies) as lies.
AverageAmericanGuy: There was a time I used to respond to these emails by reprimanding the sender and clarifying for everyone on the CC list that these emails were either hoaxes, spam, or chain letters that ought to be deleted as soon as they were delivered to your inbox and not forwarded to everyone in your address book.
Timmaay: the extension is not intended to "protect" the people who install it from the stupidity directly, but rather to give them some quick fuel for replying and "pushing back" on the people who sent it.Sometimes, you know you just want to hammer the person, but you don't feel like wasting the time to actually pull sources. This ap is supposed to take over that effort for you. We'll see how it works over time.I'm unclear on the source material for the ap, though. I wonder if it's fact-check.org, or snopes, or all of the above and more? I'd hope so, but I didn't see any details on that on the website.
PsyLord: Apparently I'm not the only one that has a crazy tin foil hat wearing uncle. He forwards this crap to my folks and then I get sent this shiat from them. I've told them that most of the crap being sent by him is utter crap and easily debunked with a quick google search, but alas, my folks are old.
Vaneshi: And attach 50Mb worth of the most twisted pornography /B/ and more importantly /D/ can come up with.Problem. Solved.
ThinkingGuy: What's worse is when the mail contains a link to the exact Snopes page debunking the hoax, with the caption "Confirmed by Snopes."
PsyMar: random farkery.
AverageAmericanGuy: There was a time I used to respond to these emails by reprimanding the sender and clarifying for everyone on the CC list that these emails were either hoaxes, spam, or chain letters that ought to be deleted as soon as they were delivered to your inbox and not forwarded to everyone in your address book.That time is passed. Now those senders get a trip straight to the spam folder.Once you stop worrying about the little things life gets so much easier, and it's all little things.
stratagos: The people who need this are the people least likely to install it - after all, it's obviously a (right/left) wing tool to keep people from learning the Truth. Silly sheeple, They Who Control The Media are simply adding another tool to keep you acting like little happy drones.
red5ish: If you give your private email address to the wrong people you're doing it wrong.Maintaining multiple email accounts that have specific purposes handles this sort of problem nicely.
Arkanaut: Now if they can only introduce this feature for AOL and Yahoo Mail...
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