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The weatherman suggests this may be the last nice weekend of the year in these parts. I hope he's wrong, but I will try and appreciate how pleasant it is in case he's right.

Also, a forum user requests that other users here consider restricting their signatures to the actual signature, rather than also appending some form of signoff to the body of each post, as it promotes formatting problems in nested quotes. Seems like a worthwhile request, so I thought I'd pass that along for everyone's consideration.

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18. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 7, 2012, 02:09 Shineyguy
 
Yakubs wrote on Oct 6, 2012, 23:19:
Don't sign your name at the bottom of your post when your name is clearly stated fifty pixels to the side of the very same post. It's redundant and possibly a subconscious cry for attention. The formatting aspect is tertiary.


I dunno man, I have a 24" monitor, so it's much more than just 50 pixels to the side of the post; considering you have 1,920 of them to play with. Not to mention the 1,200 you have to play with vertically.


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17. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 7, 2012, 01:33 Jivaro
 
I am way too lazy to put a sig on each comment...but I would say that it sure does make it easier to see who said what when quoting multiple people within the same reply. (per below)

What I really don't get is why people even care. I mean...this strikes me as kind of a silly thing to get your feathers ruffled about.

What is next..color and font restrictions because some people find certain shades and types in poor taste?
 
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16. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 7, 2012, 00:49 xXBatmanXx
 
Got my rig all setup, all good to go.

Wow installing from a USB to a SSD is SUPER FAST!
 
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15. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 6, 2012, 23:19 Yakubs
 
Don't sign your name at the bottom of your post when your name is clearly stated fifty pixels to the side of the very same post. It's redundant and possibly a subconscious cry for attention. The formatting aspect is tertiary.  
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14. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 6, 2012, 21:45 Mordecai Walfish
 
I don't see what the big f-ing deal is, guys.

-Mordecai Walfish
 
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13. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 6, 2012, 20:23 nin
 
netnerd85 wrote on Oct 6, 2012, 19:44:
Sepharo wrote on Oct 6, 2012, 19:40:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Oct 6, 2012, 18:43:
Creston wrote on Oct 6, 2012, 17:22:
If you want me to stop, Blue, I'll stop. It's your forum, your rules.

I personally don't see what the big deal is, and it's kind of the thing I've done around here ever since I joined, but eh. Like I said, I'm not going to stop because trolls whine about it, though I considered stopping when Dades actually politely asked.

So, your call.

Creston ( )

So I quoted you, and don't see the problem....I dunno...just a dumb cop I guess...

xXBatmanXx

Maybe more nesting will reveal the problem!
...Nope.

-Sepharo

edit: Actually I'm finding it a little bit easier to identify the author of the nested quote. Perhaps it should be mandatory.
Agreed with edited comment, Mandatory indeed!

-netnerd85

I was a little skeptical, but you're both right. By including the name at both the top and the bottom, it does make it easier.

Man, did this backfire!

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12. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 6, 2012, 20:15 Cutter
 
That honeybee story is sweet!

In 2011, a Boston court gave a 52-year old man three years in jail for shining a power laser at planes and helicopters in the area. Here's how our own Matt Lasar summed up the incident after reading the court docs

Good. What kind of fucking moron thinks it's good fun to blind people operating heavy machinery, particularly when they have other peoples lives in their hands.
 
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11. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 6, 2012, 19:44 netnerd85
 
Sepharo wrote on Oct 6, 2012, 19:40:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Oct 6, 2012, 18:43:
Creston wrote on Oct 6, 2012, 17:22:
If you want me to stop, Blue, I'll stop. It's your forum, your rules.

I personally don't see what the big deal is, and it's kind of the thing I've done around here ever since I joined, but eh. Like I said, I'm not going to stop because trolls whine about it, though I considered stopping when Dades actually politely asked.

So, your call.

Creston ( )

So I quoted you, and don't see the problem....I dunno...just a dumb cop I guess...

xXBatmanXx

Maybe more nesting will reveal the problem!
...Nope.

-Sepharo

edit: Actually I'm finding it a little bit easier to identify the author of the nested quote. Perhaps it should be mandatory.
Agreed with edited comment, Mandatory indeed!

-netnerd85
 
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10. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 6, 2012, 19:40 Sepharo
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Oct 6, 2012, 18:43:
Creston wrote on Oct 6, 2012, 17:22:
If you want me to stop, Blue, I'll stop. It's your forum, your rules.

I personally don't see what the big deal is, and it's kind of the thing I've done around here ever since I joined, but eh. Like I said, I'm not going to stop because trolls whine about it, though I considered stopping when Dades actually politely asked.

So, your call.

Creston ( )

So I quoted you, and don't see the problem....I dunno...just a dumb cop I guess...

xXBatmanXx

Maybe more nesting will reveal the problem!
...Nope.

-Sepharo

edit: Actually I'm finding it a little bit easier to identify the author of the nested quote. Perhaps it should be mandatory.
 
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9. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 6, 2012, 19:14 Enahs
 
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8. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 6, 2012, 18:43 xXBatmanXx
 
Creston wrote on Oct 6, 2012, 17:22:
If you want me to stop, Blue, I'll stop. It's your forum, your rules.

I personally don't see what the big deal is, and it's kind of the thing I've done around here ever since I joined, but eh. Like I said, I'm not going to stop because trolls whine about it, though I considered stopping when Dades actually politely asked.

So, your call.

Creston ( )

So I quoted you, and don't see the problem....I dunno...just a dumb cop I guess...
 
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7. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 6, 2012, 17:22 Creston
 
If you want me to stop, Blue, I'll stop. It's your forum, your rules.

I personally don't see what the big deal is, and it's kind of the thing I've done around here ever since I joined, but eh. Like I said, I'm not going to stop because trolls whine about it, though I considered stopping when Dades actually politely asked.

So, your call.

Creston ( )
 
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6. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 6, 2012, 16:49 Mr. Tact
 
It's silly/stupid to sign an on-line post with the name that is automatically added to the post. It's silly/stupid for it to bother anyone that someone does it.

Personally, I don't do it, and it doesn't particularly bother me.
 
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5. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 6, 2012, 16:34 nin
 
Sepharo wrote on Oct 6, 2012, 16:30:
What formatting issues?

And I can't help but think that whoever is requesting this is doing so only to get a dig on Creston, who's endured "Creston why do you always sign your posts?!" for nearly a decade.


I agree. If a person leaves a sig instead of a name, does that mean that people will read the sig every time? I just skip over them once I've read it once, just like I do when people sign their name. It's not a big deal.



 
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4. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 6, 2012, 16:30 Sepharo
 
What formatting issues?

And I can't help but think that whoever is requesting this is doing so only to get a dig on Creston, who's endured "Creston why do you always sign your posts?!" for nearly a decade.
 
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3. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 6, 2012, 15:16 Mr. Tact
 
mag wrote on Oct 6, 2012, 14:41:
I am confused as to why people need to sign at all. Your name's in the upper right of each post, guys!
This, since I first started using on-line forums on PLATO in 1979.
 
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2. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 6, 2012, 14:41 mag
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 6, 2012, 14:30:
Also, a forum user requests that other users here consider restricting their signatures to the actual signature, rather than also appending some form of signoff to the body of each post, as it promotes formatting problems in nested quotes. Seems like a worthwhile request, so I thought I'd pass that along for everyone's consideration.

Yeah, I saw that the other day, but I don't understand it. Why does matter if the sig is above or below the line? I just leave it below so I don't have to type it every time, but I don't get what issues it would cause if people just type "=-Rigs-=" or "Creston" above the line out of habit?

I am confused as to why people need to sign at all. Your name's in the upper right of each post, guys!
 
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1. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 6, 2012, 14:30 jdreyer
 
Also, a forum user requests that other users here consider restricting their signatures to the actual signature, rather than also appending some form of signoff to the body of each post, as it promotes formatting problems in nested quotes. Seems like a worthwhile request, so I thought I'd pass that along for everyone's consideration.

Yeah, I saw that the other day, but I don't understand it. Why does matter if the sig is above or below the line? I just leave it below so I don't have to type it every time, but I don't get what issues it would cause if people just type "=-Rigs-=" or "Creston" above the line out of habit?
 
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