Do you care if someone "wirelessly posted"?

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Do you care if someone "wirelessly posted"?

  1. I could not care less

    116 vote(s)
    85.3%
  2. I appreciate the extra info

    15 vote(s)
    11.0%
  3. Undecided

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    3.7%
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    dejo

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    #1
    What's with all the "Wirelessly posted..." opening lines in posts lately? And are these things automated or do the posters have to make an effort to add this? Seems like the online equivalent of wearing your cell-phone on your belt.
     
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    mkrishnan

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    #2
    They're automated. Note how a lot of them even have strings saying revision numbers or browsers. No one is going to type that in. I'm not even sure how one turns it off!
     
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    tobefirst

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    #3
    They are, in fact, automated. I bet they could be turned off via a preference or something, but maybe they are important for some statistics that Q is keeping or something.

    I assume they appear because the user is using the mobile version of the forums? Is that correct? I know the couple posts I've made from my iPhone haven't had that, and I assume it is because I am using the full site. Can someone verify?
     
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    yg17

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    #4

    Yeah, the mobile version does that.


    Personally, if I see that, I'm more likely to excuse crappy grammar, knowing how it's impossible to type on some cell phones
     
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    rdowns

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    #5
    Wirelessly posted (From my iPhone, bitch:D; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420+ (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/1C25 Safari/419.3)


    I agree with yg17.
     
  6. macrumors Core

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    doesn't bother me since i know its automated. and its not like its huge text.
    /shrug.
     
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    Markleshark

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    #7
    The actual text doesn't bother me, but I couldn't care less where they posted from.
     
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    xUKHCx

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    #8
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (2nd Generation 3G iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420+ (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/1C25 Safari/419.3)

    I don't care either
     
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    tobefirst

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    #9
    Hahahaha. Clever!
     
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    devman

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    #10
    don't care where the posts come from. turn off the ua string (if it's possible).
     
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    GoCubsGo

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    #11
    Posting from a wireless device is never an excuse for stupidity.
     
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    steamboat26

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    #12
    I think it speaks a lot about macrumors, it's too addicting, it's like crack. We've got people postin at home, work, and now on the streets, what's next? :D
    Honestly, I don't care, but i think we need a rehab program
     
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    rdowns

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    #13
    We need a rich benefactor to build the Mad Jew Wing in a prestigious hospital. :D
     
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    rockthecasbah

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    #14
    I could not care less but if it gives someone else pleasure to see that something was posted differently, more power to them :)
     
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    mark!

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    #15
    I think the idea was that typing on a wireless device is difficult, not that posting on a wireless device was a permit for stupidity.
     
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    Dagless

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    #16
    Wirelessly posted from a giant floating potato

    Rawr.
     
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    bennyboi

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    #17
    waaaaait aaaaa minute

    some dude in another forum has:
    "Sent from my iPhone"
    and it's NOT in his tagline. He actually types this. Every post. Hahahahaha!~ He's radical.
    :p
     
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    FoxyKaye

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    #18
    No, it's lame.
     
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    iBookG4user

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    #19
    I could care less, it doesn't bother me if it's there though.
     
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    monke

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    #20
    Wirelessly posted from underwater

    Good one. ;)
     
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    synth3tik

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    #21
    It is a way to let bad grammar slip by. I know that when I am typing on something other then a full sized keyboard I tend to misspell and to use less pleasing grammar.
     
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    AidenShaw

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    #22
    Not radical, he's sick.

    I'd hate to see the UA string become some kind of status symbol - like the willy-wavers who list all their Macs and Ipods and stuff in their sigs....

    Other than that, "Posted from MacRumors Mobile" without the UA string would be fine.
     
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    iKwick7

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    #23
    i think it's ridiculous when it's more than 3 or so words. "sent from mobile device" or the like is all good- but who really gives a goat ass about the specs and whatnot of said device. Ho hum.
     
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    After G

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    #24
    Instead of a distracting string, there should be a symbol so people who want to know more can hover their cursor over it and get all the information they want.

    People who don't care can ignore the symbol more easily than ignoring a string of text and get on with life.

    Then again, hovering over something won't work on iPhones ... so maybe making it white text instead would be good.
     
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    Anonymous Freak

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    #25
    Yeah, people who list all their Macs and stuff in their sigs are arrogant morons.... I can't stand it. :p (I'm actually going to change to *NOT* be that way as soon as I find a good quote. So my post will only be self-deprecating for a short time.)
     
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