...Now, nobody burst my bubble on the reliability of Snopes please!~
tjs, I have used Snopes for several years and have never found them to be incorrect. But since it is just a mom and pop type of service, I either check what resources they used to make their determination, or I take it for what it is worth - someone being kind enough to do research on whether a story is accurate or real. We could do the same type of research but they just save us time!
When I saw nay-sayer emails about Snopes,
I did do some research on something myself and found exactly what they found.
So I use them all the time!