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M A R S
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join:2001-06-15
Long Island
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[Rant] Lame default email signatures

I cant stand the people who DO NOT CHANGE THE DEFAULT SIGNATURE ON A PHONE OR TABLET!

Sent using a Sony Ericsson mobile phone
Sent from my iPhone
Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

are just a few



Omega
Displaced Ohioan
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Denver, CO

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Why?

Sent from Android Phone
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What smells like blue?



M A R S
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Long Island
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reply to M A R S

HAAA!

I hate the "tap talk" ones too

Sent from my HP TouchPad running Cyanogenmod 9 ICS Alpha 2



ilikeme
I live in a van down by the river.
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Sugar Land, TX
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reply to M A R S

Does not bother me.

Sent from my Black iPhone 16GB 4S on At&t



Hall
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join:2000-04-28
Germantown, OH
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reply to M A R S

Guarantee you that 80% or more have no clue how to change it.

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Sent from my Verizon Wireless Android smartphone



M A R S
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Long Island
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reply to M A R S

Yeah i agree, I'M sure thats the case.

Sent from my Motorola ATRIX 2 - Dual Core 4G Android Smartphone



pnjunction
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Toronto, ON
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reply to M A R S

I don't like the signatures either, nobody cares what kind of phone/tablet you have, save the manufacturer that would like you to advertise it.

So what to put instead? I don't have anything at the moment but it would be nice to let people know somehow when my emails are brief and crudely typed/formatted because I replied on my phone.



bbchris2nd
Joke Factory

join:2010-09-03
Australia
reply to M A R S

Same here, who cares if your using that crap.



Dude111
An Awesome Dude
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USA
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reply to M A R S

 

They dont bother me.... IM NOT GOING TO GET ONE OF THOSE SPYING PIECES OF TRASH ANYWAY... (Its just a form of advertising)



DC DSL
There's a reason I'm Command.
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reply to M A R S

Re: [Rant] Lame default email signatures

I find the people who will not put the damn things down to have a conversation or participate in an activity even more infuriating. And, as for the folks who use them while driving, I wish they all would get into accidents and find out just what asses they are.

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Sent from my Timex-Sinclair 80 running z/OS
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"Dance like the photo isn't being tagged; love like you've never been unfriended; and tweet like nobody is following."



carpetshark3
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Idledale, CO
reply to Dude111

Re:  

I don't use a sig - maybe I'll add sent by carrier pigeon.



Madness
Like a flea circus at a dog show

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reply to M A R S

Re: [Rant] Lame default email signatures

Life is too short!

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Sent by psychic network



treetop1000

join:2003-11-07
Lexington, KY
reply to M A R S

The IPad sig was ok...for the first couple of times. Then it was somewhat annoying. So I experimented.
Sent from the Hoth Ice Moon.
Sent from my VIC-20.
Sent from somewhere in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
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thegeek
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right here
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actually i like it when i see "sent from my iDevice" on posts. it makes it easier to spot the sheople and ignore their posts.



AMDUSER
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Earth,
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reply to M A R S

Ha ha ha...

Signature Removed: Signature can not exceed 200 Geopbytes.
»www.whatsabyte.com/



fatness
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fishing
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reply to M A R S

I agree.

sent from Etch-A-Sketch


bt06437

join:2001-12-03
Carrollton, TX

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reply to M A R S

Error- No Keyboard attached: Press F1 for help



AVD
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reply to M A R S

the reasoning for this is that it is important for business people to let the recipient know that they are not in the office. Nowadays, you can't presume, but a few years ago the assumption was that office email came from the computer in the office.

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thegeek
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but it has morphed to more than that. it's no longer just that. it's a way for people to indicate what device they are using. a way to brag about what special rom they are running. or a way to indicate they like devices shiny logos yet limited functionality.

i have my sig set on my work blackberry to just say "sent from bb". a lot of people i work with have theirs say "please excuse the brevity and any grammatical errors as this was sent using my black berry device." i see that and i'm all wtf! the signature is longer than their entire response.

i've considered removing it entirely but it does serve the purpose of letting the recipient know that i'm not at my computer, just on my phone. this is helpful if they were expecting me to review a spreadsheet or other document.



DC DSL
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When I got my current phone last year its default sig was "Sent from my Verizon Wireless device." I changed that to "Sent from my dinky phone so keep your shirt on." Some people have actually asked "is Dinky better than [brand name]?" <facepalm />
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"Dance like the photo isn't being tagged; love like you've never been unfriended; and tweet like nobody is following."


RayGeode

join:2004-07-21
Norwalk, CT
reply to pnjunction

said by pnjunction:

........it would be nice to let people know somehow when my emails are brief and crudely typed/formatted because I replied on my phone.....

yer seny frum mi nook


iamwhatiam

@verizon.net

Was that with or without auto-correct?


RayGeode

join:2004-07-21
Norwalk, CT

said by iamwhatiam :

Was that with or without auto-correct?

With auto correct turned off


Madness
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Reach out and wack someone!

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CulDeSac

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reply to M A R S

Click for full size
Sent by...


Santa Fe
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reply to M A R S

I hate those also!

Sent By




sivran
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reply to M A R S

Mine would say "Sent from my TMo Crackberry wannabe"

...if mine had one.



rockotman
...Blown On The Steel Breeze
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DSotM
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reply to M A R S

Why would it bother you that someone used an auto-signature from their hardware?

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Sent from my bathroom



Retired6
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Earth
reply to M A R S

Sent from my iPhone


patcat88

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Jamaica, NY
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reply to DC DSL

said by DC DSL:

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Sent from my Timex-Sinclair 80 running z/OS

How were you able to write that without waiting a millenium or 2 for the browser to post the message?