A serious, mind-bending question...

Discussion in 'The Edge of the Forum' started by wrettcaughn, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. wrettcaughn
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    wrettcaughn Misunderstood Moral Elitist

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    On a forum where each user's username is placed in large, bold letters to the left of every single post they add...why do people feel that they need to sign the bottom of their posts?

    -Old8oy
     
  2. prowler

    prowler Sony

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    Same as e-mails, I guess.
    Though it's really unnecessary.

    -Prowler_
     
  3. FrozenIndignation

    FrozenIndignation Tyrant R. of ye olde Prinny Squad

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    I do it because I am an attention whore, and also because people do not pay enough attention to me...

    WHY YOU NO PAY ATTENTION TO ME?!

    More seriously though, its so people can put their username in bold, italic, underlined, size 7 text. [​IMG]

    -FrozenIndignation
     
  4. The Pi

    The Pi Lurker

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    Thing is, that's the point of a sig. So you have "~The Pi" at the end of every message and don't need to type it out again and again. But how many people put that in their sig?

    ~Teh Pi
     
  5. machomuu

    machomuu Drops by occasionally

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    'cuz

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  6. AlanJohn

    AlanJohn くたばれ

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    I don't know.

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  7. wrettcaughn
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    wrettcaughn Misunderstood Moral Elitist

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    Thank you all for the explanations. It all makes perfect sense. If someone is not am ambi-turner (like Derek Zoolander) and they are unable to look to the left to see who wrote a particular post, it will be made clear at the bottom of said post.

    -Old8oy
     
  8. Shinigami357

    Shinigami357 Current "give a fuck" level: Honey Badger

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    Cuz it makes my job easier, duh...

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  9. Ikki

    Ikki GBATemp's grumpy panda.

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    You misspelled your username.

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  10. Paarish

    Paarish Connor's Nublet

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    that's why

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  11. RiderLeangle

    RiderLeangle GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    What are you talking about? No one does that...

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  12. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    I know several Tempers do that but nobody comes to mind, so I guess it's not that conspicuous.

    As long as they're not posting their avatar in every post as well, I don't see a problem.


    ~Veho


    [​IMG]
     
  13. shlong

    shlong in memoriam of gravitas

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    I don't get it personally.
     
  14. Shinigami357

    Shinigami357 Current "give a fuck" level: Honey Badger

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    Damn. Shinigami like me should stick to pen and paper Death Note, not these shoddy keyboards, FFS...


    - Shinigami357
     
  15. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    Shlong, shouldn't the shlong be at the bottom, not at the top? You've got your shlong ass-backwards.

    [​IMG]

    ~Veho

    [​IMG]

    The man who cried "Ni".

    [​IMG]
     
  16. shlong

    shlong in memoriam of gravitas

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    gnolhs~
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    Maybeh I do :3
     
  17. Dter ic

    Dter ic ~

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    meh

    ~~Dter ic

    [​IMG]

    [Shlong stole my 2 pips [​IMG]]
     
  18. DrOctapu

    DrOctapu Magnificent Bastard

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    Hell.
    I don't get it either.
    [​IMG]
     
  19. rastsan

    rastsan 8 baller, Death Wizard,

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    I do it to get people to look at my funky monkey.
    I'm perverted that way....


    yeeesssss, yeeessssss.... looooook at my funnnnky monkeeey
     
  20. ShakeBunny

    ShakeBunny GBAtemp Fan

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    Nope
    I do it, because my username is something I really don't go by anywhere but here anymore. If I sign, I use my new name.

    -Shake
     
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