Why do you have a signature?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by spaceboots06, Aug 8, 2011.

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    spaceboots06

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    Why do you have a signature?

    For individuals with a list of snazzy electronics, do you think it reinforces the credibility of your posts or instills some sort of authority? Or is it done purely to brag?
     
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    Intell

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    I use mine to confuse people and to edit my posts with stealth.
     
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    costabunny

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    for many its purely an extension of their trousery-parts when they cannot afford a black Porsche......

    .....for some it's a way to indicate their attitude to life in general......

    ....for the rest its a way to state 'I'm a bit odd: maintain a safe distance'.......


    ;)
     
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    quizzi

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    For me it's part of being a forum member I guess. I really don't need it but I still have it there just to be like everyone else.
     
  5. boss.king, Aug 8, 2011
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    boss.king

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    I think it's
    a) to boast
    b) for posts like "help, I can't find how to jailbreak my iPhone" at which point people could look to my sig and see what phone I use as I forgot to mention it in the post.
    c) likely that new people do it because it is the norm here. That's why I did it.

    EDIT: I usually put a line from a song I like too, just cos I can.
     
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    dukebound85

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    To brainwash all of yall
     
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    saving107

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    I try to keep my signatures funny, so generally a quote or something thats crossed my mind, I'm not to keen on listing what gadgets I own.

    Though today I changed it and couldn't make up my mind what I wanted it to be, so for now I linked my Tumblr and Twitter accounts. It shall change soon again.


    Awesomeness.
     
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    fun173

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    I use mine to promote my applications :D
     
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    andalusia

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    To promote the MacRumors IRC, and my flickr page (which has been very neglected recently :\)
     
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    Heilage

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    Shameless self-promotion and making the appearance of being profound and smart. :)
     
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    Confusion.
     
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    siurpeeman

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    i <3 joss whedon.
     
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    JetBlack7

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    Some people like to use a signature to show how they are with life, show what they like or how they face certain aspects in their life. Doesn't mean they have to brag or have something to brag.

    Seems you don't know what a signature is, maybe that's why you do not have one.

    I just overdosed on awesomeness.
     
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    iJohnHenry

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    Random thoughts, quotes, that I like. Changes frequently, like my avatar.
     
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    maflynn

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    I like posting what computers I have
     
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    r.j.s

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    Becuase I am awesome, and everyone must know this.
     
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    xUKHCx

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    Soemtimes it is actually useful to know what computers people have when trying to troubleshoot issues.

    I have a signature to promote Um Bongo.
     
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    Dagless

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    Because Rick is cool.
     
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    ChristianJapan

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    Posing ... Why else ... ? Don't have yet any app in AppStore to promote.
     
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    stridemat

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    Epic!

    I have one to add content to my worthless posts.
     
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    fireshot91

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    I...have a signature?! :eek:
     
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    maflynn

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    Yeah, its hidden to you, but we all see it.
     
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    fireshot91

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    What does it look like? :p
     
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    Firestar

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    Yours is definitely my favorite.
    You'll never know.

    I just keep mine because Barney is awesome. :p
     
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    robbieduncan

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    Spamvertising my iOS apps. The paid for one basically pays for my developer subscription each year :)
     

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