Do you care if someone "wirelessly posted"?

Do you care if someone "wirelessly posted"?

  • I could not care less

    Votes: 116 85.3%
  • I appreciate the extra info

    Votes: 15 11.0%
  • Undecided

    Votes: 5 3.7%

  • Total voters
    136
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dejo

Moderator
Original poster
Staff member
Sep 2, 2004
15,981
447
The Centennial State
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.
 

tobefirst

macrumors 601
Jan 24, 2005
4,066
1,168
St. Louis, MO
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?
 

yg17

macrumors G5
Aug 1, 2004
14,910
2,480
St. Louis, MO
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?

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
 

rdowns

macrumors Penryn
Jul 11, 2003
27,400
12,410
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.
 

xUKHCx

Administrator emeritus
Jan 15, 2006
12,587
6
The Kop
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
 

devman

macrumors 65816
Apr 19, 2004
1,235
4
AU
don't care where the posts come from. turn off the ua string (if it's possible).
 

GoCubsGo

macrumors Nehalem
Feb 19, 2005
35,753
142
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
Posting from a wireless device is never an excuse for stupidity.
 

steamboat26

macrumors 65816
May 25, 2006
1,123
0
Arlington VA
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
 

rdowns

macrumors Penryn
Jul 11, 2003
27,400
12,410
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
We need a rich benefactor to build the Mad Jew Wing in a prestigious hospital. :D
 

bennyboi

macrumors regular
Jun 1, 2006
133
0
West Coast
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
 

synth3tik

macrumors 68040
Oct 11, 2006
3,955
2
Minneapolis, MN
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.
 

AidenShaw

macrumors P6
Feb 8, 2003
18,412
4,440
The Peninsula
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
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.
 

iKwick7

macrumors 65816
Dec 29, 2004
1,055
12
The Wood of Spots, NJ
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.
 

After G

macrumors 68000
Aug 27, 2003
1,583
1
California
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.
 

Anonymous Freak

macrumors 603
Dec 12, 2002
5,163
489
Cascadia
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.
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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