signing your posts


hermanntrude
#1
Why do people do it?

Each post has a picture and a big name at the top so you can TELL who wrote it. However some people still find the need to write their name at the end of each post. It's not a letter, so it's not a matter of courtesy, and it's not even a long-term message, since most posts get replied to within a few minutes...

it seems anachronistic and unnecessary. I have to admit it actually annoys me a bit, although i'm sure that's my problem, not yours.... just wondered what others think about it...
 
karrie
#2
I think you're easily annoyed. lol.
 
hermanntrude
#3
it's like someone saying "over" after each sentence on the phone. totally unnecessary, and rather silly.
 
TenPenny
#4
Dear Hermanntrude:

You are, indeed, correct; it makes no sense.

Yours,

TenPenny
 
hermanntrude
#5
thanks tenpenny. I should have known someone would do that.

Hermann
 
Locutus
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by hermanntrudeView Post

Why do people do it?

Each post has a picture and a big name at the top so you can TELL who wrote it. However some people still find the need to write their name at the end of each post. It's not a letter, so it's not a matter of courtesy, and it's not even a long-term message, since most posts get replied to within a few minutes...

it seems anachronistic and unnecessary. I have to admit it actually annoys me a bit, although i'm sure that's my problem, not yours.... just wondered what others think about it...

Agreed. It's not a problem for me but it is quite ridiculous. One person may have saw another do it on another board and thought wow, that looks like it came from someone who means business, someone that knows what they're talking about. Sure it's unnecessary and redundant and, it's not a legal brief, you're simply posting in a forum. Perhaps they'd like us to know that they have officially sanctioned their rants and ramblings. Or, perhaps this post was 'brought to you by ______'. Regardless, we know who you are and thanks for the contribution.

In the long run though, to each their bloody own.
 
Kreskin
#7
Hey you guys, Kreskin here.

That's silly.

Kreskin.
 
hermanntrude
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by KreskinView Post

Hey you guys, Kreskin here.

That's silly.

Kreskin.

who said that?
 
DurkaDurka
#9
durka Durka
 
hermanntrude
#10
sorry... you didn't sign your post... who are you anyway?
 
eh1eh
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by DurkaDurkaView Post

durka Durka

You forgot to put on the capital dee.

I wrote this
 
DurkaDurka
#12
Quote: Originally Posted by hermanntrudeView Post

sorry... you didn't sign your post... who are you anyway?

DurkaDurka

DurkaDurka
 
eh1eh
#13
Quote: Originally Posted by DurkaDurkaView Post

DurkaDurka

DurkaDurka


That's better.
 
DurkaDurka
#14
I should start signing my posts I guess, I don't want to be confused with the other DurkaDurka.
 
Cosmo
#15
You did open yerself up to that one, Hermann!

I think some folks do it because their name and their nick don't match. Some folks add their real live name.

To some of us who've worked in an office setting for decades, it's just automatic. I worked for the government and learned that if you didn't make everything crystal clear, the deadwood in the office would arrive in their clown car, all in a lather of anxiety. I have distintive handwriting yet unless I signed every scrap of paper I wanted them to read, it created confusion among the dumber ranks.

For those of us that were born pre-internet, signing our writing is automatic. We used to actually sit down and **gasp** write letters that were sent snail mail. You signed those. Period. There was no thought of sending off a letter without signing off. Part of that is courtesy, part is following an old protocol, and part is owning our words.

Even now when I leave a note for Shell, I sign it. We are the only two in the house that can read. (Our Jack Russell is smart, but not quite able to read. Yet. She can spell.) Who else would be leaving her a note that says, "Sweetie, I've gone to walk the dog"? But it's always signed.

When you sign something, you own it. You're responsible for that string of words out there floating around the world. Thoughts, ideas, creative endeavours ... they are all children of our intelligence. Most of us sign them to give them roots in a system that will support them if challenged.

Probably a bit more existential than you were looking for, eh? Forgive me ... I'm still drinking my first coffee of the day.

(No signature)
 
karrie
#16
lol... she signs it (no signature), and what's below it? The biggest fanciest sig of them all. LOL.
 
DurkaDurka
#17
I wouldn't think of ever leaving a hand written note to anyone. My writing skills have deteriorated to the point of illegible. I blame my paperless job for that.... hell, I can't even type good. I'm pretty close to being Helen Keller.
 
hermanntrude
#18
just the kind of answer i was looking for i think, cosmo.

I WAS born pre-internet but i always hated snail-mail anyway so the internet was wonderful for me. I often forget to sign (or even post) snail mail sometimes.
 
eh1eh
#19
Lovley Cosmo.

I think this makes a case for signatures on every post. Now I've seen some forums where the sigs are bigger than the posts, yuk. But a simple small sig that appears every post might give each post that feel. Just a suggestion. Any intrest out there to bug Andem? He is reasonable as the ranks were picked by us.
 
eh1eh
#20
Quote: Originally Posted by DurkaDurkaView Post

I wouldn't think of ever leaving a hand written note to anyone. My writing skills have deteriorated to the point of illegible. I blame my paperless job for that.... hell, I can't even type good. I'm pretty close to being Helen Keller.


Whatever you do, don't answer the iron.
 
hermanntrude
#21
there's never anyone there
 
eh1eh
#22
Quote: Originally Posted by hermanntrudeView Post

there's never anyone there

How did Helen Keller burn her right ear? She answered the iron. How did she burn the other ear?
 
Cosmo
#23
Good to hear, Hermann. I do get off on tangents before the caffeine filters are in place.

Quote: Originally Posted by karrieView Post

lol... she signs it (no signature), and what's below it? The biggest fanciest sig of them all. LOL.

Ya, but no sparklies! Still pouting over that.
 
Cosmo
#24
Quote: Originally Posted by eh1ehView Post

How did Helen Keller burn her right ear? She answered the iron. How did she burn the other ear?

They called back!

Remember the days when we were allowed to tell non-PC jokes like that? Obviously you do.
 
eh1eh
#25
Quote: Originally Posted by CosmoView Post

They called back!

Remember the days when we were allowed to tell non-PC jokes like that? Obviously you do.

You're quick. LOL

Oh, that wasn't PC. Hmm.
 
Cosmo
#26
Quote: Originally Posted by eh1ehView Post

Lovley Cosmo.

I think this makes a case for signatures on every post. Now I've seen some forums where the sigs are bigger than the posts, yuk. But a simple small sig that appears every post might give each post that feel. Just a suggestion. Any intrest out there to bug Andem? He is reasonable as the ranks were picked by us.

Careful, Eh1Eh ... I've seen folks sent to the dungeons for less.
 
eh1eh
#27
Quote: Originally Posted by CosmoView Post

Careful, Eh1Eh ... I've seen folks sent to the dungeons for less.

I'm not afraid. I instigated the rank thingy.
 
Curiosity
#28
Hermann

Well it makes as much sense signing one's name - as advertising one's bum!
 
hermanntrude
#29
Quote: Originally Posted by CuriosityView Post

Hermann

Well it makes as much sense signing one's name - as advertising one's bum!

depends how great your bum is, really.
 
Zan
#30
Quote: Originally Posted by eh1ehView Post

How did Helen Keller burn her right ear? She answered the iron. How did she burn the other ear?

... there's a million of these jokes out there... this one's my fave, and oh so fitting for this thread:

Why can't Helen Keller read?
















'Cause she's dead.


sorry Helen, it's just a joke
 

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