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bishbosh2bishbosh2 SydneyPosts: 66Member

ffs ur name is clearly displayed, u dont need to sign off

 

eg.

~bishbosh2

 

srsly one of the most irritating things ever. does it really make you fell special?

 

inb4 everyone signs off in this thread to piss me off

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  • Eir_SEir_S Argyle, NYPosts: 4,623Member

    Eir_S, signing on.

  • TheScavengerTheScavenger Matrix, NYPosts: 911Member Uncommon

    yeah, it really annoys me too. The username is right to the left...if I wanted to know who you were, I would look

     

     

    -TheScavenger signing off

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  • CastillleCastillle KhobarPosts: 2,703Member Uncommon
    I remember someone asking this exact question to bren before o.o

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  • XAPKenXAPKen Northwest, INPosts: 4,913Member Uncommon

    In some forums I do it to promote name recognition.  Given that we have signatures, I don't see the need to do so here.


    Ken Fisher - Semi retired old fart Network Administrator, now turned Amateur Game Developer.  I don't Forum PVP.  If you feel I've attacked you, it was probably by accident.  Realm Lords 2 on MMORPG.com
  • greenreengreenreen Punchoo, AKPosts: 2,101Member Uncommon

    Yeah a pet peeve of  mine too.

    I consider it a sign of narcissism and consider themselves pretty darn important, they love seeing anything about them, second rank would be HUGE signatures. If your signature is taller than your posts average in text... you might be full of yourself. We have body language in real life to suggest our personalities, online the tactics turn to text or images. Think about it, a narcissist is only thinking about them, surely you should be too, to them it's logical to identify themselves 3 ways on each post because it's extremely important for YOU to know that THEY have spoken.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narcissism

     

    Now, it would make sense to sign your post if you shared the account - perhaps a couple.

  • lorewiselorewise Nompton, OKPosts: 17Member
    This is why I've disabled forum signatures. There's already a  box for a name and a user icon. If the majority of your posts are worthless you probably have a huge signature. See also men driving half ton pick ups.
  • MethiosMethios Brandywine, MDPosts: 157Member
    I find it pointless just don't pay those people attention.
  • DashiDMVDashiDMV Not Saying, QCPosts: 362Member

    I see this a lot on sports websites too. I think about where this came from, like if these people used to be Usenet or BBS posters where you just threw a message up. Then I just stopped thinking so hard about it and decided that the people that do this are attention seeking tools and it really makes life so much easier.

     

    It's not a huge bother but you do wonder the thought process behind it. Maybe like the internet version of speaking in the third person.

     

    Since it looks like Pet Peeve Saturday and we are getting it out there, anyone that says the words "meh" or "tho" I want to beat them with their own shoe.  Of course since that's like about 90% of the internet now, I just chalk it up to the changing times and  learn to live with it. I don't want to morph into a codger just yet.

  • NBlitzNBlitz ZwollePosts: 1,904Member
    Originally posted by bishbosh2

    ffs ur name is clearly displayed, u dont need to sign off

     

    eg.

    ~bishbosh2

     

    srsly one of the most irritating things ever. does it really make you fell special?

     

    inb4 everyone signs off in this thread to piss me off

    Of course you were inb4 everyone else. You started the thread image

     

    ~Nßlitζ

  • karmathkarmath Posts: 828Member Uncommon

    What..... I Hate........ Even..... More................. Is... People.......... who talk like ........................ this..

     

  • NBlitzNBlitz ZwollePosts: 1,904Member

    The topic, as short as it may have been has reminded me of one thing.

    No matter how harmless/silly it may be whatever it is you're doing in today´s society, someone out there (really) hates you for it image

  • redcappredcapp brook, NYPosts: 722Member

    Ego.  End of story.

     

    Especially love the attention seekers who just have to use colored text on all their posts.

  • CailiegCailieg Brentwood, Essex/Shoreline, Wa if in school., WAPosts: 85Member

    I do it because I chose not to use my name as my handle.

     

    My handle is based on a word I could not spell in Gaelic as a child. Caileag. I always mispelled it.

     

    But my name is Alexis, and I would prefer people who get to know me refer to me as such. Also; I am not a fan of what I call "internet anonymity syndrome" and never try to "hide". The emote underneath is just a habit I piccked up. *smiles* *frowns* *dances with glee* etc.

     

     

    Alexis

    *smiles*

  • DMKanoDMKano Gamercentral, AKPosts: 8,518Member Uncommon

    One should not be annoyed by such insignificant little things, but to each his own.

     

  • IcewhiteIcewhite Elmhurst, ILPosts: 6,403Member

    We could sow confusion in order to satisfy our petty vengeance urge?

    ~parishilton

    Self-pity imprisons us in the walls of our own self-absorption. The whole world shrinks down to the size of our problem, and the more we dwell on it, the smaller we are and the larger the problem seems to grow.

  • RazperilRazperil Lewiston, MEPosts: 289Member
    Originally posted by bishbosh2

    ffs ur name is clearly displayed, u dont need to sign off

     

    eg.

    ~bishbosh2

     

    srsly one of the most irritating things ever. does it really make you fell special?

     

    inb4 everyone signs off in this thread to piss me off

    I can only imagine what other petty things bother and tick you off. (Once again, can't assume due to those things called forum rules). Now, if I was to tell you that I'm logging off after this post, that would be flaming and I'd get a warning or ban... Oh well, it's bitter irony nonetheless :)

  • could it not be just something as simple as a holdover from people writing letters or even emails.  they could do it just out of habit from that.
  • ZyzraZyzra Madison, WIPosts: 354Member

    There are a lot of things that annoy me.  Things like adding extra letters to a username because the one you wanted was taken.  xXx Awesome xXx.  Or adding numbers for the same reason.  Awesome1198498494165165.  Switching capitalization for no reason in a username.  AwEsOmE.

    Signing your name when it has already been done is also lame.  If you wanted to you could include it in the signature field, and savve time.

  • IczerIczer Jita, MIPosts: 109Member Uncommon

    This thread is going places.

     

     

    Also ...

     

     

    -Iczer

  • StonesDKStonesDK SomewherePosts: 1,805Member

    Can't be worse than people ending their posts with

     

    -Discuss

     

    That REALLY makes me cringe

  • MethiosMethios Brandywine, MDPosts: 157Member
    Originally posted by Starpower

    Can't be worse than people ending their posts with

     

    -Discuss

     

    That REALLY makes me cringe

    yes it does lol

  • maplestonemaplestone Ottawa, ONPosts: 3,099Member

    Is the season getting you a little stressed, bishbosh2? :(

    ( when people start getting sensitive to how other people are behaving, I'm not sure if I should argue with them or go over and give them a sympathy hug ... well, if I had normal-sized personal space and actually gave hugs )

  • RaysheRayshe London, ONPosts: 1,284Member

    I would do it if i knew it bothered somone

     

     

     

    ~Rayshe

    Because i can.

    Because i can.
    I'm Hopeful For Every Game, Until the Fan Boys Attack My Games. Then the Knives Come Out.
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  • IcewhiteIcewhite Elmhurst, ILPosts: 6,403Member
    Originally posted by Iczer

    Also ...

     

    Wait, did you mean

    … (ucode 2026) or ... (ucode 002Ex3) or ............ (tab replaced with . leaders)?

    Self-pity imprisons us in the walls of our own self-absorption. The whole world shrinks down to the size of our problem, and the more we dwell on it, the smaller we are and the larger the problem seems to grow.

  • eye_meye_m Notta Chance, ABPosts: 3,133Member Uncommon
     

     

     

    [mod edit]

    [Non-mod edit] Really wish the mods would delete the whole post, instead of just the part of it that made it all make sense.

    All of my posts are either intelligent, thought provoking, funny, satirical, sarcastic or intentionally disrespectful. Take your pick.

    I get banned in the forums for games I love, so lets see if I do better in the forums for games I hate.

    I enjoy the serenity of not caring what your opinion is.

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