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Entry from August 01, 2016
Snopester (fan of Snopes.com)

Snopes.com is a fact-checking website that was founded by Barbara and David Mikkelson in 1995. A “Snopester” (or “snopester") is a fan of and/or a contributor to Snopes.com.

“C’mon, anyone who saw the snopester in action at AFU (alt.folklore.urban—ed.)” was cited on February 14, 1995. “Barbara M, the dread Snopester” was cited on May 29, 1997. “The Snopesters are already on the case” was cited on 2003.


Wikipedia: Snopes.com
Snopes.com /ˈsnoʊps/, also known as the Urban Legends Reference Pages, is a website covering urban legends, Internet rumors, e-mail forwards, and other stories of unknown or questionable origin. It is a well-known resource for validating and debunking such stories in American popular culture, receiving 300,000 visits a day.

Snopes.com was created by Barbara and David Mikkelson, a California couple who met in the alt.folklore.urban newsgroup. The site is organized by topic and includes a message board where stories and pictures of questionable veracity may be posted.

Google Groups: alt.sex.magazines
Another Bitter Disappointment
Sean Willard
2/14/95
(...)
Richard Joltes wrote:
: snopes, you’d be more suited to *writing* the magazine for professional
: trollers (trollists?).

C’mon, anyone who saw the snopester in action at AFU Ate (Dalmatians, Nutella, salmon and all) knows that trollop is indeed the right word.

Google Groups: alt.folklore.urban
Pump it up
Willis Eschenbach
5/29/97
(...)
First, Dave, wanted to tell you that I thoroughly enjoy your posts, and you show up red on my newswatcher screen along with the holy PTT, Barbara M, the dread Snopester, Ian York, HMFT, and the other ever interesting AFUisti of note.

Google Groups: alt.folklore.urban
NASA and the Indians
Ben Zimmer
1/17/03
(...)
Snopes has recently added a page on this one:

http://snopes.com/humor/jokes/moonshot.htm

Quoth the Snopester: ...

Google Groups: alt.folklore.urban
Life Imitates UL: The Sequel: Revenge of Son of UL
Ben Zimmer
7/15/03
(...)
The Snopesters are already on the case:

http://snopes.com/horrors/gruesome/bodybed.htm

Google Groups: alt.usage.english
What’s 420?
Adrian Bailey
11/21/04
(...)
What a great page. I tip my hat to the snopesters.

Google Groups: sci.military.naval
SMN and Snopes
Sarah Hotdesking
9/8/06
C’mon, own up - how many Snopesters (i.e. subscribers to Snopes.com) are there lurking in SMN?  I had a message today from a Snopester who recognised me from here!

My Little Corner Of The Universe
What is a “Snopester?”
Lukas C
Posted on June 29, 2011
So many of my readers / followers have been asking me, “what is a snopester?” Though, usually with snopester spelled wrong. This post is to clear that up.

A snopester is someone who is a member of the Urban Legends Message Board (ULMB), located at snopes.com.

The Guardian (UK)
Can mythbusters like Snopes.com keep up in a post-truth era?
The fact-checking website was launched to correct urban legends and false rumours. Now, with even presidential candidates repeating fake stories from the web, its co-founder David Mikkelson says ‘the bilge is rising faster than you can pump’
Rory Carroll @rorycarroll72
Monday 1 August 2016 12.55 EDT
(...)
“There was a huge bulge after 9/11.” The ensuing convulsions tilted Snopes into politics, fact-checking a nation’s increasingly shrill, bitter partisanship, and in the process winning legions of fans known as Snopesters.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityMedia/Newspapers/Magazines/Internet • Monday, August 01, 2016 • Permalink