Why do some of you sign each post everytime? Why no just use the signature function already provided

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posted on Sep, 14 2013 @ 06:19 PM
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So you wouldn't have to sign each post, each time. Been wondering for a while.

Carpe diem,
Mugen
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posted on Sep, 14 2013 @ 06:24 PM
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egotistical pricks.


gotya.
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posted on Sep, 14 2013 @ 06:34 PM
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Lesser brain function.



posted on Sep, 14 2013 @ 06:44 PM
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Habit.

I've always done so, way back when I started forum writing, in 98. What difference does it make?

I like to leave my signature open for quotes that inspire me.

CdT



posted on Sep, 14 2013 @ 06:50 PM
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Hmm...I'm not quite sure why I do it.

Just a habit I picked up way back in the day when email first became available.

~Tenth



posted on Sep, 14 2013 @ 06:52 PM
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More times than not, the people who do this, are also grammatically correct. I like. But at the end of your post. You press 'Enter', then you sign it. I mean, it's like an extra half inch of unneeded space. Argh!

No but it really isn't an issue. I've just been wondering.



posted on Sep, 14 2013 @ 06:57 PM
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i told the truth. i never lie. (did you notice who replied?)



posted on Sep, 14 2013 @ 06:58 PM
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Why do some of you sign each post everytime? Why no just use the signature function already provided

Because I'm an "egotistical prick" with "lesser brain function", and because it tends to irritate the Hell out of those that I disagree with.

Besides that, my "Signature" is chock full of other pertinent nonsense.

See ya,
Milt



posted on Sep, 14 2013 @ 07:03 PM
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the person who said egotistical 'ahem' is correct i think.
there is no need.

aslong as you dont refer to yourself in 3rd person, i can tolerate it.


also, why do people insist to fill their actual sig with useless guff no one will ever click.
your sig space is for a pretty pic or a stupid quote.
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posted on Sep, 14 2013 @ 07:04 PM
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More times than not, the people who do this, are also grammatically correct.

"Rikku" seems to have proven your point:

Rikku
the person who said egotistical 'ahem' is correct i think.
there is no need.

aslong as you dont refer to yourself in 3rd person, i can tolerate it.


also, why do people insist to fill their actual sig with useless guff no one will ever click.
your sig space is for a pretty pic or a stupid quote.


Thank you for noticing!

See ya,
Milt
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posted on Sep, 14 2013 @ 07:23 PM
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I will sign ~K2 when I have written something very personal or replied to something that has touched me in some way. To me, it is a gesture of personalization. I do not always do it.

I guess, it is more when I feel a connection to my thread or reply in some way.

Take it as a compliment, not an egotistical act when a member does this. Maybe, they do it for the same reasons as I.


~K2 (today it was simply because this thread is about signing your name lol)
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posted on Sep, 14 2013 @ 08:31 PM
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Jacygirl does it because jacygirl thought she was personalizing her posts, in an old-fashioned way....like signing a handwritten letter.
Jacygirl is appalled that anyone would think she is an egotistical prick.
With lesser brain function.
As long as she doesn't refer to herself in third person, she might not get in trouble.
jacygirl



posted on Sep, 14 2013 @ 09:25 PM
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jacygirl might be insane,i'm sure youre not but you give me every reason to think your are.



posted on Sep, 14 2013 @ 09:33 PM
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I don't because I'm just god damned awesome.

Cheers,



posted on Sep, 14 2013 @ 09:56 PM
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Before I join in the discussion on any forum
I have a few rules I've made for myself that
I follow.

First I lurk for a while to pick up the tenor,
and see how overt the conversation really
is.

For instance back in the UseNet Newsgroup
days some conversations had gone on for
ten years, and everything had been talked
about in detail already, so the members
were down to arguing about minute
details.

If someone jumped in (always a new
member) and pointed out the obvious
larger picture, they would be shunned.


Second I try and figure out
who the veterans are and what kind of
clout they have.

Sometimes the most respected member
of a forum posts the least and being
flippant with them can be a disastrous
move.

Nothing worse than a newb talking
down to a respected vet, just because
they couldn't be bothered to read
the F.A.Q.


Third I do a psych profile on the forum
to see what their taboos are where
their sense of accomplishment lays,
and what their blind spots are.

It is the third case that brings me to
the reason I started signing my posts
on ATS.

I noticed several times back in 2009
and 2010 that in a heated exchange
veteran members would win the
argument by saying "Obviously you
don't understand, just read my Sig"
And they would have a signature
that stated their political affiliation
or their pet thread on some con-
spiracy which the person debating
them had obviously missed.

It seems that the largest blind
spot of ATS readers are the Sigs.
People flat out don't read them.
It's just one more thing that gets
skipped over.

Unless they mention their sig
in the post itself.

Also I wanted to make a nod
to the more traditional type
of letter writing style where
people used to sign their names.

I felt that if I did this in the
designated Sig space it would
go unnoticed, and not be
real for me.

By typing out my name each
time I post, it reminds me
to really mean what I'm
saying.

/Hope that helps.

Mike

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posted on Sep, 14 2013 @ 10:13 PM
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I don't because I'm just god damned awesome.

I'll second that! LOL

See ya buddy,
Milt



posted on Sep, 14 2013 @ 11:39 PM
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Dear Mugen,

Regarding your post quoted below:


Mugen
So you wouldn't have to sign each post, each time. Been wondering for a while.

Carpe diem,
Mugen
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I Myself find this a throwback to the days of written correspondence and unnecessary
and most unfortunate when the poster commits the "faux pas" of signing their real name.

but your proposal ignores the fact that there is an avatar linked to each post, which ID's the poster...

why sign at all?


Immanently yours,



The Magus
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posted on Sep, 15 2013 @ 01:21 AM
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I've been called on that before, at least once with real irritation. I have a set of rules. If I'm replying to a person who has addressed me specifically, or I have known for a long time, I will begin with "Dear ____" and finish with "With respect, Charles1952." There are at least a couple of reasons for that.

If the person has been polite or thoughtful in addressing me, I believe it's only right to return the compliment. Also, by putting those things in, it forces me to ask "Have I really been respectful?" Sometimes I have to modify my post a little. It reminds me that I am dealing with a real person, and not a computer screen.

On rare occasions I will stop putting "With respect," even if we have been talking back and forth. It's a subtle signal to me and him, that I have lost respect for him because of his writings.

And there are times when I am addressing every reader who comes by. On those occasions the salutation and signature are left out.

Oh, and it's always "Dear ATSers" when I start a thread. It's an invitation and welcome to all.

Yes, I overthink things.



posted on Sep, 15 2013 @ 08:30 AM
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Rikku
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jacygirl might be insane,i'm sure youre not but you give me every reason to think your are.


You say that like it's a bad thing?
jacygirl



posted on Sep, 16 2013 @ 09:53 PM
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I used to do it on another forum and I guess it just carried with me...

-SAP-





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