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Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by tekmoe, Jan 5, 2007.
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Bit harsh, don't you think? If people want to list their stuff, why shouldn't they?
I guess if you want to be a cynical **** about it, yes.
Or, maybe we all like Macs and enjoy knowing which ones other people have. The same reason people take pictures of their setups and post them.
someone forget to take their Midol today?
Anyone who can list all of their belongings in their signature clearly don't have many.
Sometimes it's useful for others so they know what they're dealing with when they try to help you trouble shoot a problem you have.
You're just jealous because you are a mac USER, not an owner.
Honestly, though- I HATE large sigs- which is why I love MacRumors. It's not allowed. Listing what mac and iPod you own is cool with me. Listing that you own some mac cubes that you will make into fish tanks one day, when you find some time and/or get off your lazy ass- even cooler.
I don't see the big deal- as long as it's kept to a minimum, which it is around these parts.
I have mine in my sig primarily so that when I'm helping people with troubleshooting, they can easily see what machines I'm working with.
I think listing your major Apple belongings is fine, but some people do get carried away with it. (Like the ones who mention that their machine is running OS X and iTunes...)
I only list the fact that I own a web cam in my sig.
Hey people like to show off their bling. It is the newest craze.
I'm not sure what the big deal is, to be honest. Except when it gets to be too hard to read the post because the sig is obnoxiously long or something, but the mods have some pretty good controls on that.
15.4" MBP, 17" iMac, iPod, iPod Nano, Nike+, Krups Coffee Maker, Sony RPTV, 18 bars Zest, WS Hot Chocolate Maker, Dyson Vacuum, 12 Marathon Bars, Toaster Oven, 2 Dogs, Snowblower, Half-eated birthday cake, 1 box Velveeta Cheese
How are those Dyson Vacuums anyways.
May I ask what brand of snowblower?
I particularly enjoy the "Half-eated birthday cake".
or when their sig is in a really light gray and small type, making it hard to read
note: just being snarky, not actually critical.
Materialism is the new irony.
Irony is the new sincerity.
Capitalism is the new democracy.
People will be judged by their goods.
I don't know - I have my wife use it.Ha! Really, though, they work quite well.
Old. Like me.
Only one misspelling? Hardly a proper sig, then.
It is helpful when people have questions and I can look down at their sig and find out what computer is having the problem...
And people with plasma TV's throw the best parties.
mine isn't too bad, is it?
seriously enough, if its annoying, ill change it.
Awesome!! I want some velveeta mac and cheese now!
Precisely. This was of far greater importance when I was running Gentoo ("OMFG... you got that POS card working?") but is good for OS X too.
It's also helpful to know when you're talking to a collector, a novice, a pro user, a fairly knowledgeable consumer, etc.
It's also cool to see someone who owns the same obscure chunk of hardware as you -- you can ask them if they'd like the PDS card you don't need anymore, etc.
It's also revealing of personality. Why does the guy with the Quad 3 Mac Pro also list an iBook 366? Who insists on keeping their old 68k machines useful? Who is hacking their hardware in strange ways (installing a WUXGA screen in a MBP, for instance)?
As far as listing iPods, stereo systems, gaming systems and such, I couldn't possibly care less about that. But that's just because I only use iPods if they come to me in a trade, my Logitech surround sound system is okay to me, and I play games only when they're emulated
You mean you don't notice how clean your floors are??
Somehow it seems like a travesty to let so much suction only be used by one person.
Imagine if your sig was your epitaph.