Continuing the discussion from “White supremacy acquitted Zimmerman”:
The information at Snopes is fine, but the ad sleaze it is wrapped in kind of sucks more and more every day. Per XKCD:
And I concur with this guy
Snopes has always been obnoxious with advertising. To me it has always dragged down their credibility as a reference site. Back in the early days of annoying pop-ups it was mostly porn sites, malware sites, and Snopes that were doing it. That’s not a good category to be lumped into.
It was one thing when they were a fledgeling site and were struggling to make enough money to keep the site going. Now though, given their popularity, there’s no reason for them to continue that sort of thing. It’s a shame that such a widely used reference site is run by a coupe of jerks, even more so when all of the other major reference sites (IMDB, TV tropes, wikipedia, etc) don’t do that sort of thing. It makes Snopes really stand out, and not in a good way. I realize it’s just two people hacking together a web site, but still, they could easily do better.