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Does it bother anyone else when people "sign" their posts?

I mean their user info is to the left of every post they make.
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It annoys the crap out of me, all these people screaming "Look at me! Look at me!" Sheesh.

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Hmmmm, anyone wanna answer me without the smartassery?

While I'm not seeking a "serious" discussion, I am looking for real opinions.
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You know I have thought about this. I don't mind when some people do it and it really bugs me when other people do it.

So, I guess it must be the person I'm bugged by rather than the signature.
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I think it's stupid, but I don't know if it actually annoys me. It's like if somebody said something stupid at the end of every one of their posts.
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I find it pointless, but not annoying.
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Whenever my mom sends me a text message--not often, I'll allow--she always ends with "Love, Mom". She just can't get her head around the new methods of talkin' we've got goin' on in our crazy atomic-age go-go world, and all text-based communication gets lumped in with snail-mail letters and cards, and treated accordingly.

I think of folks who use signatures on forums in kind of the same way--kind of clueless and old-school. (But I love my mom, and I love you clueless old schoolers, too!)

On other boards, people have all kinds of crap in their standard signatures, pictures and aphorisms and quotes and whatever, and I can't stand it. The lack of that crap is another mark in the positive column for BGG.
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It doesn't bother me at all.

I sometimes sign my posts because my user account represents 3 people. Most of you here on Chit Chat know that I am the "Mrs." in the account.

In other forums, GL's, etc., without chit chatters, I might sign "Mrs." or "Mrs. Mystery Bob" so the readers know that it is the adult female of the group writing/posting.

Good question!!
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Holmes! wrote:
Whenever my mom sends me a text message--not often, I'll allow--she always ends with "Love, Mom".


I think that's really sweet.
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Jatoha wrote:
Holmes! wrote:
Whenever my mom sends me a text message--not often, I'll allow--she always ends with "Love, Mom".


I think that's really sweet.

That's why I haven't tried to clue her in to the new stylee.
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No, make a poll
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I agree Jess. I wouldn't mind if it's something creative, but just to post and put "- Dave" when my name is to the friggin' left just seems to lower my opinion of the poster.

I'm in a pissy mood, so I guess it's just stupid things getting to me today...
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locusshifter wrote:
I agree Jess. I wouldn't mind if it's something creative, but just to post and put "- Dave" when my name is to the friggin' left just seems to lower my opinion of the poster.

I'm in a pissy mood, so I guess it's just stupid things getting to me today...


I'm more likely to have my opinion of the poster lowered by the content of their message than by the footer, or lack thereof. There are a thousand things that bother me (at least), but this one is way below my threshold. Are you on blood pressure meds?
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Holmes! wrote:
On other boards, people have all kinds of crap in their standard signatures, pictures and aphorisms and quotes and whatever, and I can't stand it. The lack of that crap is another mark in the positive column for BGG.


I just spent 15 minutes looking for a really long, annoying sig to post, because I'm clever and whatnot, and I have discovered that they no longer exist. Sure, there ones with photos, but nothing like the old days.

I don't frequent forums that have them, but even my best bet ones failed me. BMW tuning forums, video game forums, and even Dragonball Z forums came up short.

I would be dismayed if I wasn't talking about the disappearance of something annoying from the internet.
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Sorry. This is Chit Chat, after all. I default to silliness.

Here, it's definitely superfluous, what with our user info right next to the post. I feel differently for those who don't have their real name over there, and sign their posts with their actual name.

Other places, I don't mind it at all. I sign my texts with Zombie Hunter G, or sign posts elsewhere with MasterGeek.

It doesn't really bug me, per se, I just don't get why people do it.

~Andrew Goenner aka. MasterGeek

edit for a LITTLE smartassery.
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I think it's great. It saves me time since I no longer have to look to the left to see who's writing. So, don't look left, just read the signature and assume that's who wrote it. There's no possible way it could be some sort of ruse.

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Sorry. This is Chit Chat, after all. I default to silliness.


Don't change a thing. That's why I added the emoticon with the tongue sticking out
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There's a certain moderator who signs his posts with his initials. I won't say it bothers me, but every time I read something he posts I think that he's either ruminating on the cleverness of what he just posted, or he's just eaten something very tasty.
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Holmes! wrote:
Whenever my mom sends me a text message--not often, I'll allow--she always ends with "Love, Mom". She just can't get her head around the new methods of talkin' we've got goin' on in our crazy atomic-age go-go world...
You know, I have never sent a text message and am not sure how exactly to do it if I wanted to.

Thanks for making me feel older than your mom.
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I never knew how restrained BGG was until I looked at other forums. People will have avatars, signatures with pictures, long-ass quotes...geez, enough already! I know you want to have your little identity and all, but go have it some place else. You're cluttering up my monitor.
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It has never bothered me that some people sign their posts. Most of the time I don't even pay attention to that detail. I've never felt the need to sign my name personally, because as Dave pointed out, all the relavant information that I am willing to give out is available to the left. If futher info is needed, it will either be posted in a forum such as this, or be sent privately via GM. I do sign the GMs, only because it is my habit to sign all letters, whether e-mail or regular post.

I will note that my cell phone is programed to automatically sign 'Ernie!', whenever I send a text. For months my girlfriend was impressed that I would take the time to type that out everytime. I was amused when I learned this from her!

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My :

I sometimes sign my posts, and sometimes don't. When I do, it's 'cos I want it to be somehow more personal - I've either thought more about what I wrote or it's a more personal matter (such as a response to one of the "I'm sad because..." type threads).

So, because I both do and don't, it doesn't bug me if other people do. Or don't.

K (or not.)
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Drew1365 wrote:
MasterGeek wrote:
edit for a LITTLE smartassery.


To add it or delete it?


To add, of course (the sig at the end of the post).
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What do you people have against sign posts?

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cold_fuzion wrote:
What do you people have against sign posts?



That makes me sick. I just threw up in my mouth. Thanks, sir.
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