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Old 10-26-2015   #1
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signatures?

are they a waste of time?
do you read a person's sig?
do you ever click on the links of someone's sig?
better off leaving the space empty?

i'm talking about the sigs in forum threads...btw
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Old 10-26-2015   #2
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go to the fabulous Weston Gallery in Carmel California

I guarantee you that you will read the signatures

and that you will be in awe having read them
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go to the fabulous Weston Gallery in Carmel California

I guarantee you that you will read the signatures

and that you will be in awe having read them
i wasn't clear methinks...i'm talking about the sigs in forum threads...
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Old 10-26-2015   #4
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I often click the links in RFF members' signatures. Often its because I like the work the person has posted here and want to see more.
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I use it as an actual signature, so I don't have to type the same sign off every time. I'm lazy and aren't selling anything though...

But, I quite often click on links in others, such as Chris's tech info above.

I think people who use their signature to list all the gear they own or put some "witty" quote are a bit naff though. But that's just my opinion.
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I read them. We tell a little about ourselves, something personal, something about the way we think. Getting to know you . . .
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One thing I know - if signature contains huge list of gear it means gearhead, not photographer.
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Signatures can tell something about the person.
Links to their pictures blogs / websites are really nice to explore, and I do that often.
Signature gear lists ...? .... why?
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still so anti gear, some of you...
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Old 10-27-2015   #10
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without a doubt I can tell that people who don't do a signature the way I do a signature aren't as cool as me.

oh wait, that's not me, that's someone else.

forum handles, gear lists, quotes, avatars, locations... i see them all as possibly a way to learn a little about someone. which can be a good/interesting/fun/curious thing - and which is hardly ever a bad thing.

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still so anti gear, some of you...
It speaks more to their insecurities, when someone feels the need to put themselves above you.
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I don't have any type of "signature", maybe I am missing the boat…..BTW, I do enjoy reading other members' signatures.

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I'm fascinated to see/read what others are doing. Yes I read signatures.
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guilty in regards that l do indeed read signatures, they tell another story
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without a doubt I can tell that people who don't do a signature the way I do a signature aren't as cool as me.
Exactly my point!
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I come here only for the signatures; that's all I read. I especially like lists of gear, if only to confirm that I have at least two of whatever anyone else has listed and that I'm not missing out.

You want crazy gear signatures? Go to a music forum. You'll see people listing what brand of strings they use, what kind of guitar pick (odd, since there's no link to them playing or clue to their skill), what brand of mouthpiece they use, the reed, the ligature (!),... such subjective things. It gets silly. It would be like me posting that I use a red white and blue Canon strap.
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still so anti gear, some of you...
You mean those of us who wonder about members who will submit a photo of a person while telling all about the camera, lens, film, developer, and developing time used. Yet, they won't mention the subject's name, anything about them or the scene, where and when it was shot, or anything about them. It was like the photo was an old Kodak Shirley.
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You mean those of us who wonder about members who will submit a photo of a person while telling all about the camera, lens, film, developer, and developing time used. Yet, they won't mention the subject's name, anything about them or the scene, where and when it was shot, or anything about them. It was like the photo was an old Kodak Shirley.
and so judgemental...

does it really impact you how someone posts an image? or if they chat about settings?
i've stopped adding images to threads for the most part because i never get any feedback from most of the folks here...every time i mention gear some dullard tells to me go out and shoot more...i shoot every day, EFD!
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I haven't been here for about 3 years or so. I am just posting to see if I have a signature.
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Signatures are a practical link to external sites with your work.
Long lists of gear are an impractical barrier to reading an article, especially when they are repeated post after post in the same thread.
Tapatalk (mobile app) filters out signatures and thats the medium i use to read RFF 90pc of the time.


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I see little snippets of the person's personality, humor, likes, dislikes and so on. I find them amusing and informative.
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Ditto... what Mr. feeble said.



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I see little snippets of the person's personality, humor, likes, dislikes and so on. I find them amusing and informative.
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I often click the links in RFF members' signatures. Often its because I like the work the person has posted here and want to see more.
Same here, they always, always have some new for my failing mind.
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and so judgemental...

does it really impact you how someone posts an image? or if they chat about settings?
i've stopped adding images to threads for the most part because i never get any feedback from most of the folks here...every time i mention gear some dullard tells to me go out and shoot more...i shoot every day, EFD!
Just be grateful you're not a "midget", Joe.
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and so judgemental...

does it really impact you how someone posts an image? or if they chat about settings?
i've stopped adding images to threads for the most part because i never get any feedback from most of the folks here...every time i mention gear some dullard tells to me go out and shoot more...i shoot every day, EFD!
Because you don't get feedback doesn't necessarily mean you aren't appreciated. I usually will comment on the more outstanding images I see, but if they are more or less standard I tend not to. Doesn't mean they are bad, just not note worthy. Still all are appreciated.
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Just be grateful you're not a "midget", Joe.
i'm not sure what that means...
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Because you don't get feedback doesn't necessarily mean you aren't appreciated. I usually will comment on the more outstanding images I see, but if they are more or less standard I tend not to. Doesn't mean they are bad, just not note worthy. Still all are appreciated.
not really looking for appreciation...at least i don't think do...i travel into and out of depression and sometimes just lose perspective...
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i'm not sure what that means...
It is "on topic" for this thread and its participants...
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I like to read the signatures and to click the links to the external web sites of rff members, they can bring to interesting findings
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So I do.

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I really liked Barnwulf’s signature, a quote from Giacometti. And another member’s quote of Spock about wanting being better than having. And others.
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I don't use a signature on forums by default, as a general rule, because on a forum my posts are plentiful enough and there's a good mechanism (the profile) for people to learn anything I want to let them know. To me, the signatures just clutter up a thread; I almost never look at them.

Sometimes I add a signature line when I feel it's appropriate or adds something to a particular post.

I use a signature on email group lists, because there's no other way to give anyone contextual information about me.

... I post photos on forum threads either to illustrate a point of discussion, to show the results of some camera/lens/processing combination, or just because I like the photo and think others might like it too. I don't expect feedback, but I appreciate any feedback that is offered regardless of negative or positive. ...

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I'm only posting here so I can see if my signature is upsetting to anyone.
I deleted the Leica M2 & Zorki-1 camera, the 7Artisans 35/f2 & Canon 35/f2 lenses so I wouldn't look so gear headed.
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My opionion. This is the most insignificant and inconsequential thing ever... a forum signature.

Signatures are a RFF tradition. Especially gear lists. Along the lines of cameras and coffee threads or cat pictures.
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I’m on a French car forum. We do the same with cars - and include former cars.
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I’m on a French car forum. We do the same with cars - and include former cars.
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Are the only French ones I've owned. I've done my bit and bear the scars.
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I enjoy signatures,... a little tidbit of someone’s life

Why be so critical
Life is short and every moment getting shorter
Why fill it with disapproval, criticism, hate

It’s just an innocent expression which majority of the Time hurts no one
Let’s Celebrate
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I enjoy signatures,... a little tidbit of someone’s life

Why be so critical
Life is short and every moment getting shorter
Why fill it with disapproval, criticism, hate

It’s just an innocent expression which majority of the Time hurts no one
Let’s Celebrate
fully agree. Always best to celebrate each person's uniqueness (unless they are Jack the Ripper).
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