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People who signing their own posts with their user name. Is it an ego thing?

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posted on Jan, 20 2017 @ 09:05 PM
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a reply to: reldra

You forgot protector of all fairies!

SFT




posted on Jan, 20 2017 @ 09:09 PM
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a reply to: tigertatzen

Nice cleavage there!

SFT



posted on Jan, 20 2017 @ 10:31 PM
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a reply to: NOrrTH

I'm sorry....I see you haven't come back but what did you expect from this inflammatory post?

I'll give you a choice....like that old Choose Your Own adventure book

You find yourself at a cross roads. You've posted an inflammatory thread with no basis in reality. You're approached by a large man wearing a Guy Fawkes mask waving a pansexual pride flag. He asks you, "What answer do you seek? Do you seek the answer of the ages or the answer of the foolish? CHOOSE."

-If you choose the smart answer, go to post A.

-if you choose the silly answer, go to post B.


(and don't pull that BS where you keep your finger on the last page


Post A - Chances are, a lot of this is a relic of the older days of forums. When older users, previously used to pen pals and letters, in the early days of forums, message boards, and node-driven boards used to post, they did not have a screen name. So often they would make up a handle much like someone who likes CB radios would make a handle. After posting, they would place their handle at the end so multi-user dungeon players and board members would know who wrote it. So it would simply be a way to say who wrote what. In which case it has carried over into the newer days in the 90's and early 2000's when the popular thing was to brand your post by actually making a graphic "signature" with their name with a picture,character, or phrase or something. The signature was automatically placed after post. Now it's just simply the name. It's a relic and really not that big deal

Post B - Because it's REALLY funny to know it annoys someone. So now they are going to do it even more.

(rap music and record scratch)

wicky wicky wahhhh

Kyo to the Zero....

peace out
edit on 20-1-2017 by KyoZero because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 20 2017 @ 11:49 PM
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Dear Sirs,

I note with some alarm that some persons sign their posts with a hyphen before their name.

Please be good enough to convey to me the reason for doing this as I am at a loss as to understand it. Can you assure me that the post I made sans hyphen will not self destruct?

Thank you for your kind attention and I await the courtesy of your response.

Yours faithfully,

-berenike

ps hyphen is included for the sake of decorum.



posted on Jan, 21 2017 @ 12:03 AM
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a reply to: NOrrTH

While I am a trumpet player (and therefore, already have an overwhelming desire to show what I've got)...

I leave my username at the end because it's what I do on my day job as an Engineer. Almost all of my emails sent out will have a signature. Back before the internet was common, I assume you've written letters to people before? Most letters include some kind of closing. When you've done things like that for years, it's hard to break the habit.

Notice too, that I tend to do it like letters as well:
-fossilera for the first time I post,
-foss for when I'm posting multiple times

No mystery, just personal preference.

Also, if I truly wanted to have an ego, I'd leave the below:

+**********************+
|fossilera was here |
*+++++++++++++++*


-fossilera



posted on Jan, 21 2017 @ 01:00 AM
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To be honest, I never really paid attention to people who simply sign their handles. What really irritates is when people up the post signing ante with imagery or glitz. That's just pompous.

Sincerely,



ETA: And I didn't make that, I googled myself once and found that in the image results. Knew it would come in handy some day XD
edit on 1/21/2017 by Nyiah because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 21 2017 @ 04:26 AM
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a reply to: NOrrTH

Lol, but I agree.
One particularly annoys me.

Tired of control freaks

...that was a statement that I'm tired of control freaks of course, not a reference to any member who happens to share that as a username.



posted on Jan, 21 2017 @ 08:11 AM
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originally posted by: searcherfortruth

originally posted by: Gothmog
I kinda like it

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Missing something there GOTHMOG?

Or , are you ? Think Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and the "answer" will be shown to you



posted on Jan, 21 2017 @ 08:51 AM
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The time to worry is when they sign with somebody else's username.
yours sincerely,
Donald Trump



posted on Jan, 21 2017 @ 12:08 PM
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a reply to: YouSir

Good to see You as well Bro!
I have better than one bottle of Rye. Here Ya go!
One for each day of the week, and then some!




(And to stay on track with the OP. Below....)


Syx



posted on Jan, 21 2017 @ 12:09 PM
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a reply to: DISRAELI




Syx



posted on Jan, 21 2017 @ 12:21 PM
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a reply to: NOrrTH

Nah,many of us just like seeing our names in print...
MAMABETH



posted on Jan, 21 2017 @ 12:27 PM
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I am soooooo late to this party.


-Satan.



posted on Jan, 21 2017 @ 12:36 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

the party ended badly

lord rob stark



posted on Jan, 21 2017 @ 01:03 PM
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It seems I've struck a nerve


No, it doesn't bother me at all when people sign their own posts. I just think there's another dumb narcissist who's not even satisfied with the giant personal advertising poster the forum gives them.

While there may be a small percentage that are doing it out of habit, there's no denying the truth that the practice is archaic and ridiculous.



posted on Jan, 21 2017 @ 01:15 PM
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fail
edit on 21-1-2017 by ignorant_ape because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 09:42 AM
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I have ended my posts the exact Same way since I joined here. It is a way for me to poke fun at myself. My name is not mike stivic... It has nothing to do with ego for me.

Respectfully,
~meathead



posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 09:52 AM
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a reply to: Mike Stivic

At least you don't write combative posts and put a pathetic Namaste or Peace at the bottom.

-grainofsand
Namaste
Peace



posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 10:45 AM
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originally posted by: grainofsand
a reply to: Mike Stivic

At least you don't write combative posts and put a pathetic Namaste or Peace at the bottom.

-grainofsand
Namaste
Peace

I am wondering if that was you being sarcastic? I actually try to be polite here, even when I disagree with others opinions.

Respectfully,
~meathead



posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 10:51 AM
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a reply to: Mike Stivic

No sarcasm, I've never thought of you as combative, I was expressing my thoughts on people who are then put a dishonest and meaningless Namaste or Peace at the end of their posts.



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