Re: Signatures in SC news and forum (was: Spamcop not reporting
weblinks in spam)
MikeE at ster.invalid
Sun Dec 11 12:10:47 EST 2005
Frank Ellermann wrote:
> Jeff G. wrote:
>> And yours looks like you are saying "Bye" to yourself.
> That's no "signature" (= the lines after a line "-- "), it's a
> bad case of DEnglish on my side. I know that "Cheers, Frank"
> is possible, and for formal mails I try "Regards, F.Ellermann".
> What's good for news and mailing lists if I don't want to use
> "Cheers", is "Greets" better ?
Don't you want whatever it is to be a 'signing off' -- like a
'signature'. A signature on a handwritten note sez, "I'm the one who
wrote this, and now I'm thru' writing here and so I'm leaving -- signed
But, we don't want signed Frank as a part of our reply to Frank in a
news message. That's why sig delimitors were created, so that signed
Frank is automatically removed when we reply. If you write bye Frank as
a part of the last line of your post, it would have to be manually
removed, or left in there, which doesn't make any sense to me.
>> Is the following better?
where Jeff is asking Frank to compare this:
Best Regards, Jeff G.
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Thanks and Best Regards, Jeff G.
Please see my full sig at
> Yes for the size and your intention to display a link to the
And I agree with Frank that Jeff's lengthy sig was, well, excessive.
Some even have 'rules' for sigs that they can't exceed 4 lines and such.
I would rather see no more than 2, myself.
Personally I don't think that sigs need to have 'unnecessary' flourishes
in them like thanks and best regards, but then that may be the nature of
my personality, so that is just the opinion of one opinionated person.
In fact, I think the sig should be 'efficient' if it is trying to carry
a message about something and that it not only doesn't need thanks or
best regards, it doesn't even need 'please'
> $TBD, Frank
"Suggestions for $TBD better than "bye" or "cheeers" welcome."
I think whatever you determine should go below a sig delimitor, not
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