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Why do people sign their name?

  1. Jun 15, 2007 #1
    at the bottom of a post???? i mean your userid is just to the left of the post? is it so that if someone murders you and tries to infiltrate our ranks we'll know? maybe it's because some of you write such long posts that by the time one reads the whole thing scrolling up is counterproductive?


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  3. Jun 15, 2007 #2

    G01

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    I agree it's completely stupid. I never take part in such meaningless typing of names!

    George
     
  4. Jun 15, 2007 #3
    The only usage I can possibly think of is that the post will become more personal.

    - Moridin
     
  5. Jun 15, 2007 #4

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    Its good for reaching the minimum character requirements on short posts.

    - Shiv
     
  6. Jun 15, 2007 #5
    :rofl: it's true!
     
  7. Jun 15, 2007 #6

    Danger

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    In some cases, I suspect, someone wants us to know his/her real name but for some reason can't use it as a username.
     
  8. Jun 15, 2007 #7
    ZapperZ signs his posts Zz
     
  9. Jun 15, 2007 #8

    Danger

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    That's his real name. His parents weren't very conformational.
     
  10. Jun 15, 2007 #9

    Moonbear

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    Probably just habit from writing letters or emails where you sign your name at the end.
     
  11. Jun 15, 2007 #10
    Identity theft is a concern. If you don't see my signature at the bottom of a post then you know it was written by some imposter instead of me because I sign every one of my posts, always.
     
  12. Jun 15, 2007 #11

    ranger

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    Imposter! :biggrin:
     
  13. Jun 15, 2007 #12

    BobG

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    If I were you, I'd never sign my posts. Either that or at least learn to tell when you've written your name backwards.

    - GboB (that's swell)
     
  14. Jun 15, 2007 #13
    Good idea.

    - Adam
     
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2007
  15. Jun 15, 2007 #14

    chroot

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    Are you guys making fun of me? :uhh: :frown:

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  16. Jun 15, 2007 #15

    Lisa!

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    Some people sign with their username although their UN isn't their real name!:biggrin:


    Your beloved 1:devil:
     
  17. Jun 15, 2007 #16

    jim mcnamara

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    Every chance we get! :unknownsmiliegoeshere:
     
  18. Jun 15, 2007 #17

    Lisa!

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    Just run and hide! No need to post a smilie:wink:



    Your beloved 1:devil:
     
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