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    It's OFFICIAL! IE users AREN'T thickos!!!

    BBC News - Internet Explorer story was bogus

    Looks like an elaborate hoax, that was good enough to suck a lot of people, and media outlets, in!

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    Meeh, it was believable though

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    Thats only becuase the head editor of the BBC uses IE...... Enough said...

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    Not surprised

    Now where are those who said IE users ARE Thickos! Let me at em! Let me at em!

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    As an Opera user, I reckon the hoax warning is a hoax...

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    It's very believable as it's almost certainly true to some extent. Not because of intent; less, shall we say savvy people, will be far less inclined to stray from the path of what's already on their computer and won't be installing Firefox/Opera etc, as opposed to someone who is either more savvy, curious or willing to find out what's best for them.
    It really wouldn't surprise me if it's not a hoax, regardless of the age of the site etc; they've just been quickly hushed/debunked for the sake of a popular browser's standings. Not the first time that sort of thing has occurred!

    Hmm. Wonder where the line is between naivety and cynicism is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by synaesthesia View Post
    It really wouldn't surprise me if it's not a hoax, regardless of the age of the site etc; they've just been quickly hushed/debunked for the sake of a popular browser's standings. Not the first time that sort of thing has occurred!
    That reminds me, the front office just called for you, they said could you pop out to the sports field as there's a man in a black helicopter here to see you.

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