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Horrific email signatures: Go!

Postby jjoyce » Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:02 pm

I've worked in IT since '95, so I've seen some doozies. I got one today that I shouldn't share, so I won't. But I have to think there are some good examples out there.

Are there?

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Postby Endo Rockstar » Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:09 pm

There's a couple on my neighborhood email list that I'd love to share, but like Jason I cannot.

Email (and online forums like this one) have made it all too easy to throw conventional letter formats out the window.

-Dan Motor

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Re: Horrific email signatures: Go!

Postby donges » Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:06 pm

I shudder when I see some of these, especially since the RFC states that an email sig should, at a maximum, be (including the dashes to separate from the message body):

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first line of text
second line of text
third line of text

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Re: Horrific email signatures: Go!

Postby Stebben84 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:32 pm

I worked with someone in their early fifties who was signing their name along with their graduation date. ie.

Jane Doe, MA '95

I chuckled everytime I saw it.

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Re: Horrific email signatures: Go!

Postby Walter » Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:00 pm

Many people in my organization sort of use these. They use what they think is an inspirational, motivational, and/or visionary quote by someone who is supposed to be historical, learned, and/or insightful after their names.

Ugh.

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Re: Horrific email signatures: Go!

Postby gargantua » Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:23 pm

Walter wrote:Many people in my organization sort of use these. They use what they think is an inspirational, motivational, and/or visionary quote by someone who is supposed to be historical, learned, and/or insightful after their names.

Ugh.


My sympathies. That practice is so...I dunno, pretentious.

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Re: Horrific email signatures: Go!

Postby Igor » Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:14 pm

I know someone that used to use "This space intentionally left blank".

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Re: Horrific email signatures: Go!

Postby green union terrace chair » Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:49 am

Signatures that are multiple times longer than the message itself.
Signatures that contain phony legalese about "intended recipients" and "delete this if you ain't supposed to have it." That's meaningless.

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Re: Horrific email signatures: Go!

Postby wallrock » Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:36 am

I had a project manager with a client of mine that had the signature line "If everything is a priority, then nothing is a priority. -N. Collier" which was particularly ironic as she was always asking me to prioritize all her jobs.

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Re: Horrific email signatures: Go!

Postby Marvell » Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:47 am

I'm seriously considering adding this to my work sig:

"Don't like it? Eat a dick."
- Snoop Dogg

This is, increasingly, my philosophy on life.


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