No need to "sign" your posts or comments. July 29, 2005 5:46 PM   Subscribe

No need to "sign" your posts or comments. Just below each post and comment, we can see your name. By clicking your name, readers can find any info you want to share (and as a community we encourage email addresses being listed so we can help you out with stuff via email rather than call you out in the thread or on MeTa). Just thought I'd give a heads up for some of the newer folks, as this young fellow mentioned it in his comment.
posted by macadamiaranch to Etiquette/Policy at 5:46 PM (48 comments total)

whatever.

love.

fishfucker.
posted by fishfucker at 5:55 PM on July 29, 2005


man. you know, having things post immediately really keeps you from thinking about whether you're being an asshole or not.

fortunately, i never worry about these things.

-fishfucker.
posted by fishfucker at 5:57 PM on July 29, 2005


we can tell.

-amberglow ; >
posted by amberglow at 6:04 PM on July 29, 2005


it's really no big deal at all...i hope brandz stays.
posted by amberglow at 6:05 PM on July 29, 2005


So yes here is my dumb opinion blah blah

-Dean Keaton
posted by Dean Keaton at 6:06 PM on July 29, 2005


I totally agree. blacklite

-blacklite
posted by blacklite at 6:13 PM on July 29, 2005


Me too.

-blacklite
posted by odinsdream at 6:21 PM on July 29, 2005


crap
posted by odinsdream at 6:21 PM on July 29, 2005


Me too.

Gimme a Y!
y
Gimme an H!!
h
Gimme a B!!!
b
Gimme a C!!!!
c
WHAT'S THAT SPELL?!?
WHAT'S THAT SPELL!?!
WHAT'S THAT SPELL?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
posted by yhbc at 6:24 PM on July 29, 2005


i hope brandz stays.

Why?
posted by gleuschk at 6:29 PM on July 29, 2005


for the name-recognition, clearly.
posted by hototogisu at 6:30 PM on July 29, 2005


commish, you spelled "jonson" wrong.
posted by jonson at 6:32 PM on July 29, 2005


Quit Whining.

angry modem
posted by angry modem at 6:39 PM on July 29, 2005


I just love it when someone takes a piddling complaint in a MeFi thread -- like a backhanded comment to some schmuck to knock off with the name-tagging already -- and makes a big production of it by bringing it into MeTa, where sure as hell, they get thoroughly mocked for being so foolish.

- Quonsar.
posted by five fresh fish at 6:44 PM on July 29, 2005


It's even better when another schmuck who apparently lives in a time warp finally figures out that the piddling complaint came after the MeTa callout, all jinxy-like.

Nonetheless, the mocking is way cool.

- mathowie.



Oh, wait, no, let's sign this one

- Cunninglinguist


Yah, that's the ticket.
posted by five fresh fish at 6:47 PM on July 29, 2005


The first rule of Metatalk is never to post to it.
posted by Saucy Intruder at 6:52 PM on July 29, 2005


I'm just stunned that anyone with even half a brain could miss the fact that *no one* signs front page posts with their user name and then go ahead and sign a front page post with their user name.

The mind boggles at the shallowness of reading required to pull that off here.
posted by mediareport at 6:53 PM on July 29, 2005


MetaFilter -- The Mind Boggles
posted by matteo at 6:55 PM on July 29, 2005


Matteo wins.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 6:57 PM on July 29, 2005


(Checks the tag on her underpants)

Secret Life of Gravy
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 7:00 PM on July 29, 2005


That's disturbingly evocative.

-Hanes
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 7:11 PM on July 29, 2005


Huh?

-Commando
posted by sbutler at 7:23 PM on July 29, 2005


This comment should have been signed "Cindy" /jimmyneutron

—Tlahtolli
posted by Harry Morgan at 7:24 PM on July 29, 2005


yea...

-Jock Strap
posted by alteredcarbon at 7:35 PM on July 29, 2005


Who the hell are you?

me
posted by justgary at 7:41 PM on July 29, 2005


brandz: me?

macadamiaranch: me?

Harry Morgan: me?
posted by If I Had An Anus at 7:44 PM on July 29, 2005


I totally agree.

-fishfucker
posted by mr_crash_davis at 7:49 PM on July 29, 2005


I pull queer hairs and chase the wife and kids with them.

-mr_crash_davis
posted by five fresh fish at 8:34 PM on July 29, 2005


ow!
-me, Alex, ericb, digaman,...
posted by amberglow at 9:03 PM on July 29, 2005


I think it's a holdover from writing email all day. Once I wrote a long, detailed answer in MetaTalk and instinctively signed it

Matt

at the bottom, like I do in email dozens of times each day. Someone called me on it and I edited it out, but yeah, if you're writing email all day (esp. if you use webmail) and you have ten browser windows open and you leave a comment here sometimes you might accidentally do it.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:27 PM on July 29, 2005


From the comment:

kwanstar: i'm new at posting...gimme a break!

That's like dumping chum into shark infested waters....!

Ah, what the hell.....
-Dooh.
posted by Doohickie at 9:36 PM on July 29, 2005


damn it feels good to be a gangsta.

-pat sajak
posted by moonbird at 10:02 PM on July 29, 2005


Aha.. So it's an email thing? Yeah, that makes sense. I've always wondered where that habit might come from, as I don't know of any forums where one has to sign posts/comments. I never sign my emails, my .sig does that for me, so that never crossed my mind.
posted by dabitch at 11:21 PM on July 29, 2005


While we're at it, can we do something to eliminate those signature files that people use in their e-mails that include their sign-off, which they forget about, so you see:
Blah blah blah. Nice chatting with you.

-George

Sincerely,
George Kunokohead
Head Oopaloompa
Wanker Chocolates Intl
Can we stop this, too?
posted by squirrel at 12:29 AM on July 30, 2005


What everyone said.

Y'r Ob'd't S'rv't,
jvs.
posted by jenovus at 1:34 AM on July 30, 2005



posted by Smart Dalek at 4:38 AM on July 30, 2005


posted by languagehat at 4:48 AM PST on July 30 [!]
posted by languagehat at 5:47 AM on July 30, 2005


Spoon.
posted by mcwetboy at 6:59 AM on July 30, 2005


It's annoying, sure, but it's not like this is the first time someone's done this. Your metatalk complaint will scroll off the page and meander into the forest of time and a week from now someone will sign their post and then where will we be? We'll be right here, being reminded of a Chinese saying - "in Sichuan, dogs bark at the sun".

love,
Vanilla Ice

posted by cmonkey at 9:25 AM on July 30, 2005


heheh.
- luv m. ;-P
posted by mischief at 9:53 AM on July 30, 2005


I thought it was slyly pointing out the she was being quoted in the article.

yours truly,
posted by 31d1 at 10:01 AM on July 30, 2005


I'm the king of Mind Boggle
there Is No Higher
I got eleven points for the
word Bunnyfire

c0r73x

posted by cortex at 11:56 AM on July 30, 2005


quagmire?

kisses!
(((((CYPHILL)))))
posted by cyphill at 1:45 PM on July 30, 2005


mathowie wrote: "I think it's a holdover from writing email all day."

I dunno about that - your example shows that it is unlikely, i.e. you don't sign off your email with "mathowie", and I kinda doubt "brandz" is the usual way william o'brien signs off on his.

Other than that, I agree with Vanilla Ice - who can argue with dancing cats.
posted by birdsquared at 3:19 PM on July 30, 2005


Dancing rats could, that I can tell you.
posted by five fresh fish at 10:05 PM on July 30, 2005


thanks for the support, amberglow. so, i'm no computer whiz...limited skills but still learning. i do REAL science for a living, not this computer shit. since i will not go away, you'll learn that i hate rules. for all the snarking, at least i post.
posted by brandz at 5:17 PM on July 31, 2005


You go girl!

Sincerely,
1993
posted by gigawhat? at 9:05 AM on August 1, 2005


i do REAL science for a living, not this computer shit.

Like, this aggression will not stand, man.
posted by cortex at 9:40 AM on August 1, 2005


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