My participation in online forums pretty much dates from when I started playing MMOs. I was on a few mailing lists before that, what we used for forums back in the day when we also walked to school in the snow, uphill both ways (and used the Kermit protocol for downloading files).
It’s always been fashionable to have a signature on forums. It took me a while to find one I liked, but once I did I kept that one and haven’t varied much from it since. It’s a Dorothy Parker quote, partly because it’s a great and witty quote and partly because I’m fond of the woman herself (well, what I know of her; we weren’t acquainted).
“You can’t teach an old dogma new tricks.”
Do you have one? If so, what is it?
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Oh, and PS — If you’re the type to have a 6″ signature that proclaims ALL your characters and ALL your e-peeny goodness and ALL your achievements in ALL the games you play, AND it’s animated — I hate you. You make my eyes hurt and my forums load slowly. You’re the reason I turn signatures off in most forums I visit regularly. Srsly, size and animation is NOT an indication of personal excellence in signatures — you’ve got the wrong organ there.