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    Default i hate sigs

    clogging up the forum with crap blokey in-jokes

    just sayin'


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    hear hear
    they spoil the flow

    There is a school of thought on forum etiquette which says that calling other posters out by name is a bad behaviour. I think that would include using quotes from other posters as your sig. Now here on dissensus we've never bothered with rules, but the reason other forums say that, is because that behaviour can be bullying. Making nasty tags about people anonymously imho crosses that line and has certainly pissed people off on here sometimes (and it's always the same bullying shit - "o it was just a joke").

    On the other hand, sometimes calling posters out to encourage them to share has been great here, so I'm glad we never tried to lay down the law. & i'll pipe the fuck down after thanking everyone for being considerate.

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    what's a sig?

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    I'm pro bullying pro blokeyness and pro in jokes

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    More of all of the above please

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    leo once said the formatting of signatures is annoying, so that's fine.

    straying into weird territory when we start using the term "in joke" as derogatory. i've never seen two people having harmless fun- even fun i didn't understand- and thought it was a bad thing. back in the day when craner and luke would have those verbal polari dances together i found it endearing even though i had no clue what the fuck they were on about.

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    my annoyance was that on quick look, it can appear the commenter is quoting and replying to what's said in their signature when they aren't. also, someone (forget who) has 3 or 4 quotes in their sig, a bit much.

    usually quotes in sigs are initially pretty funny but get annoying when you see them 20 times a day.
    Last edited by Leo; 17-12-2019 at 09:08 PM.

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    I have to admit I don't like them much

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    But as I say bullying in jokes and blokishness are the life blood of the forum.

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    Where does that one about pissing cum come from? I mean Version but where did he get it.

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    Corpsey gave up wanking for four days and had a dream where he was pissing cum

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    Not what I was hoping for, if Iím honest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by version View Post
    Not what I was hoping for, if Iím honest.
    that was roundly celebrated at the time. even got an endorsement from world famous music critic/phallic anomaly simon reynolds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woops View Post
    clogging up the forum with crap blokey in-jokes

    just sayin'

    Quote Originally Posted by luka View Post
    Corpsey gave up wanking for four days and had a dream where he was pissing cum
    i was tempted to turn both of these into signatures tonight, but refrained from doing so in case people saw it as a provocation of some sort.

    a great shame. the sacrifices made in the name of diplomacy. like all those ira amnesties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by version View Post
    Not what I was hoping for, if Iím honest.
    This was the best one. All downhill from there

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