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(Fark)   Why are most people so lazy with their signature? They start the first letter out, and then just scribble after that, and it is not readable. You can't identify whose signature belongs to who. What is with all the scribblers?   (fark.com) divider line 254
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2013-06-22 05:56:18 PM  

lewismarktwo: Mazzic518: lewismarktwo: Mazzic518: marius2: I was going to post my signature to show you how beautiful it is with its squiggly lines, then I realized I probably don't want to have my signature released on the internet. I know how many of you like to right click now.

They disabled right click after the sombrero thread

Is that why everything is cached to fark.com now?  I think I missed that thread.  Seems pointless since you can just print screen anything you really want...

Fark.com disables the PrtScn button also.

[img.fark.net image 850x340]
Does it?


You must be using an old browser
 
2013-06-22 05:57:06 PM  

lewismarktwo: Oh, you were trying a variation of the old 'social security number is blocked out with *********' joke...

But seriously, why is everything cached to fark now...


:)
 
2013-06-22 05:58:02 PM  

Fizpez: You mean my signature with the huge round nosed fat pen on a cord written at a 45 degree angle slightly above my crotch while standing doesnt look like anything?  The hell, you say....


img.fark.net
We can't have you stealing pens.
 
2013-06-22 05:58:06 PM  
I was going to be a famous race car driver and wanted a cool signature.... I have one... I now sign in on checks, contracts and various other boring things in my life..
 
2013-06-22 05:58:12 PM  

lewismarktwo: Oh, you were trying a variation of the old 'social security number is blocked out with *********' joke...

But seriously, why is everything cached to fark now...


I think when threads get too big fetching all the images from all the different servers people post from slows the fark servers to a crawl.


/not in IT anymore
//Stayed at a Holiday Express last night
 
2013-06-22 05:58:16 PM  

Mazzic518: lewismarktwo: Mazzic518: marius2: I was going to post my signature to show you how beautiful it is with its squiggly lines, then I realized I probably don't want to have my signature released on the internet. I know how many of you like to right click now.

They disabled right click after the sombrero thread

Is that why everything is cached to fark.com now?  I think I missed that thread.  Seems pointless since you can just print screen anything you really want...

Fark.com disables the PrtScn button also.


Fark.com disables the "file - print" function, too.
 
2013-06-22 05:58:35 PM  

Mazzic518: My name is 14 letters long... I aint got time for all that


17 letters here.
I feel your pain.
My signature is worse than a doctors.
Burst least no one can copy it, I can't even copy it.
 
2013-06-22 05:59:07 PM  

BlippityBleep: Mazzic518: lewismarktwo: Mazzic518: marius2: I was going to post my signature to show you how beautiful it is with its squiggly lines, then I realized I probably don't want to have my signature released on the internet. I know how many of you like to right click now.

They disabled right click after the sombrero thread

Is that why everything is cached to fark.com now?  I think I missed that thread.  Seems pointless since you can just print screen anything you really want...

Fark.com disables the PrtScn button also.

Fark.com disables the "file - print" function, too.


Drew is a crafty SOB
 
2013-06-22 05:59:10 PM  

MBK: You know what confuses me?

My signature is always different.  It is the same basic structure, but there area always little variances within it.

If I ever get famous and start signing things, people are gonna have a hard time to determine if my stuff with my signature is real or not.  Like, I watch Pawn Stars, and the handwriting guy is like "Well, we see this loop over here isn't exactly the same as his normal signature".

What the hell!  Maybe he had an off day and it was a real signature.


Mine too. However, there are certain handwriting traits that everyone has, which don't change from time to time. It's these that are used to identify a signature as real or fake. Napoleon was infamous for changing his signature very frequently, however all of them still share common traits.
 
2013-06-22 05:59:40 PM  

Mazzic518: lewismarktwo: Oh, you were trying a variation of the old 'social security number is blocked out with *********' joke...

But seriously, why is everything cached to fark now...

I think when threads get too big fetching all the images from all the different servers people post from slows the fark servers to a crawl.


/not in IT anymore
//Stayed at a Holiday Express last night


Makes sense, but how am I supposed to hotlink images I find from fark now!?  Rehosting is for poop faces.
 
2013-06-22 06:00:08 PM  

marius2: GBB: In before
[img.fark.net image 660x371]
oooOOOOOooooo

ah shiate it's a ghost!


An Corp


/followed shortly by Corp Por
 
2013-06-22 06:00:44 PM  

lewismarktwo: Mazzic518: lewismarktwo: Oh, you were trying a variation of the old 'social security number is blocked out with *********' joke...

But seriously, why is everything cached to fark now...

I think when threads get too big fetching all the images from all the different servers people post from slows the fark servers to a crawl.


/not in IT anymore
//Stayed at a Holiday Express last night

Makes sense, but how am I supposed to hotlink images I find from fark now!?  Rehosting is for poop faces.


I host everything on my own webspace heh
 
2013-06-22 06:02:24 PM  

Mazzic518: lewismarktwo: Oh, you were trying a variation of the old 'social security number is blocked out with *********' joke...

But seriously, why is everything cached to fark now...

I think when threads get too big fetching all the images from all the different servers people post from slows the fark servers to a crawl.


/not in IT anymore
//Stayed at a Holiday Express last night


Those slowdowns are client-side rather than server-side. All the HTML is loaded, it's just waiting for all of the different photobucket/imgur/facebook/whatever servers to respond with the images. It has more to do with not wanting images to break when people delete them. (like for Farktography and Photoshop threads). Plus, bandwidth and disk space are cheap nowadays.
 
2013-06-22 06:03:39 PM  

megarian: My handwriting is awful. My signature looks like a toddler out a pen up their nose and gave it their best shot.

My professors/teachers/TAs wouldn't let me hand in ANYTHING hand-written. I had to buy a "portable" typewriter so I could hand in lab reports and assignments that had to be done during class.

I tried taking a calligraphy/pretty printed text (it was technically for scrap-booking or something). And...well now we're here.

If anyone has any suggestions, I would love to hear some. I know...I know..."take your time" and all that. Doesn't work for me. Also not practical for school.

I kind of like my awful handwriting, though...


It might be how you hold the pen. You should try a different type of stroke when you hold the pen. Keep trying different strokes. Eventually you'll really shoot off a really good load of handwriting.
 
2013-06-22 06:04:57 PM  

Noticeably F.A.T.: My scribble is unique, which is the farking point. When's the last time you signed anything without your name (printed or typed) also on the document?


Just what I was going to say. A scribble is hard to duplicate; standard script, not so much.
 
2013-06-22 06:06:22 PM  

Alonjar: Lor M. Ipsum: Is using an X as a signature legal?  I've often thought about skipping the formality of scribbling my name entirely.

Yes, you can make any mark you want so long as you are consistent and not changing it for every document.


Yep. Your signature can be "Abraham Lincoln" if you want

The only signature I ever worried about mastering was my dad's
 
2013-06-22 06:11:12 PM  

Arachnophobe: YouSirAreAMaroon: I recently was asked for ID at Best Buy because the girl couldn't read the signature on the back of my credit card but I managed to convince her not to worry about it. She just handed me the receipt and I didn't even have to sign anything. WTF

*adjusts onion on belt* Back then, we CARED.

Igor Jakovsky: Mazzic518: tuffsnake: When you're left handed you learn young to hate writing by hand

Why?

Most school desks are right handed so you don't have the arm rest. You end up with pencil lead smudged all over your hand unless you keep the whole hand lifted off the paper. The wire on spiral notebooks is on the left side.

/write left handed. Do everything else, throw, golf, etc right handed.

I know someone who taught herself to write vertically. She turns the paper clockwise 90 degrees and writes perfectly legibly in a vertical column. No smudging or anything.


That's what I do too

/thought i was the only one who wrote lefty, but does everyrhing else righty
 
2013-06-22 06:12:09 PM  
When I was in middle school I knew I would be a famous baseball player one day and so of course I would spend the majority of my time signing baseballs for my fans.
I practiced my "baseball signature" for DAYS on end.

/today not a baseball player but have the signature!
 
2013-06-22 06:13:38 PM  
I have a fine John Hancock.

img.fark.net

Be remembered when you sign!
 
2013-06-22 06:13:47 PM  
Because fark you. That is why.
 
2013-06-22 06:15:07 PM  
One of my faves:

img.fark.net

Wish I could do that...
*kicks dirt*
 
2013-06-22 06:15:33 PM  
When I try to sign my name, it always looks different. A professional graphologist might be able to tell that they were written by the same person. But it disturbs me that when I sign something, it looks different than my signature on my Driver's License. So I sign official legal papers in script, but scribble the rest of the time.

My scribble is more consistent than my signature.
 
2013-06-22 06:17:19 PM  
The purpose of a signature is not unlike a fingerprint...it simply needs to be consistent. It doesn't need to be readable...that's what the "print your name" line is for.
 
2013-06-22 06:20:33 PM  
I just carry one of these:

www.jewishsoftware.com
 
2013-06-22 06:21:09 PM  
I figure that my signature is mostly so that "they" can come back to me and ask that i verify that i signed something. I know what my scribble looks like, it's enough.
Unless you're buying a house. Those mfers are serious about signatures.
 
2013-06-22 06:22:15 PM  

Mazzic518: My name is 14 letters long... I aint got time for all that


Nobody does.
 
2013-06-22 06:23:53 PM  

Mazzic518: One Bad Apple: Mazzic518: tuffsnake: When you're left handed you learn young to hate writing by hand

Why?

[img.fark.net image 570x428]

I always notice Obama writes like that too... I am left-handed and do not write with my hand all upside down looking like that,


Me too, but a good childhood friend of mine wrote like that. It always looked really uncomfortable to me.
 
2013-06-22 06:24:04 PM  

Mazzic518: lewismarktwo: Mazzic518: lewismarktwo: Mazzic518: marius2: I was going to post my signature to show you how beautiful it is with its squiggly lines, then I realized I probably don't want to have my signature released on the internet. I know how many of you like to right click now.

They disabled right click after the sombrero thread

Is that why everything is cached to fark.com now?  I think I missed that thread.  Seems pointless since you can just print screen anything you really want...

Fark.com disables the PrtScn button also.

[img.fark.net image 850x340]
Does it?

You must be using an old browser


Win 7's Clipping Tool works just fine.
 
2013-06-22 06:24:57 PM  
Sorry, Snipping Tool not Clipping Tool.

/i'm such a tool
 
2013-06-22 06:28:46 PM  

The Irresponsible Captain: I have a fine John Hancock.

[img.fark.net image 383x182]

Be remembered when you sign!


s11.postimg.org
 
2013-06-22 06:30:10 PM  

DeltaPunch: One of my faves:

[img.fark.net image 232x99]

Wish I could do that...
*kicks dirt*


At a hunch, try a fountain pen with a somewhat flexible bold nib.


SacriliciousBeerSwiller: The purpose of a signature is not unlike a fingerprint...it simply needs to be consistent. It doesn't need to be readable...that's what the "print your name" line is for.


Also should be hard to duplicate. Writing your name and signing your name are two entirely different things- one demands readability, one is intended to be a unique glyph that serves as a form of authentication.

The first name on my signature is generally readable. My last name never is. Receipts often just get initialed.
 
2013-06-22 06:30:46 PM  
CSB: I worked on a document identification + reader software a few years ago where we had an excessive database of ID cards from all around the world. I mean hundreds and thousands of *real* cards scanned from various countries, not the just usual government-issued sample ID cards. I remember I went through all the Spanish ID cards one afternoon just because I was amazed by the signatures on them. They were AWESOME, each a piece of art or a WTF on a galactic scale. Spanish people perfected their signatures maybe because the limited variations of their names. There is one I still remember that almost made me cry, which looked like a stylized drawing of a farking galleon.
 
2013-06-22 06:31:27 PM  

farkingismybusiness: I write mine extra big like Herbie.
[img.fark.net image 500x258]


hahahaha, priceless
 
2013-06-22 06:31:59 PM  
Well, in my case, its really more of an autograph.
 
2013-06-22 06:37:04 PM  
I developed mine in medical school. When you sign a lot of shiat that's what happens.
 
2013-06-22 06:37:35 PM  
Doctors protesting

twentytwowords.com
 
2013-06-22 06:37:44 PM  

23FPB23: Well, in my case, its really more of an autograph.


You work in the XXX industry?
 
2013-06-22 06:40:14 PM  

AloysiusSnuffleupagus: Doctors protesting

[twentytwowords.com image 363x366]


bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaaa
 
2013-06-22 06:41:24 PM  
A signature isn't supposed to be legible, it's supposed to be unique. That's why they leave space for a printed name.
 
2013-06-22 06:53:20 PM  
I scribble too, it's part of the training for entering any medical field now, not just doctors.
 
2013-06-22 06:56:48 PM  
My signature doesn't need to be intelligible.  Good thing too, as I have the world's worst handwriting.

/no, you don't
//me
 
2013-06-22 06:58:54 PM  

GBB: In before
[img.fark.net image 660x371]
oooOOOOOooooo


24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-06-22 07:01:29 PM  

gunsmack: When I had to qualify an entire ship's company, 350 or so people, on three separate firearms, sign off on each qual for each weapon, sign off for a similar number of ribbons/medals for marksman/sharpshooter/expert, that's when my signature turned to an illegible scribble. Repeat every six months or so.

/ saves time and carpal tunnel


Yep. Signing for three meals every day for 4 years and signing every DA-2407 form for every piece of equipment that came across my repair bench and every piece that came across the bench of my subordinates and every piece that had to be evacuated and doing all that on a form that had 5 copies to press through. My squignature mine.
 
2013-06-22 07:10:40 PM  

MissFeasance: Mine depends on what I'm signing.  If it's an actual important document like a contract or something I use my nice signature.  If it's a credit card receipt for a box of nails and a bottle of Diet Coke at Home Depot I'll just scribble something that vaguely resembles my initials.  I still haven't quite worked out how to sign a capital cursive G.  Like, I know how you're SUPPOSED to do it, but I'm still working on a personalized signature version.


My last name begins with G - I modeled mine on Edwardian Script ITC.  My first name begins with C - I modeled that on on Coca Cola script.  My gran used to make me practice penmanship every night for 30 minutes - but I still customized, even so.
 
2013-06-22 07:11:01 PM  
The Army farked up my signature.
 
2013-06-22 07:15:13 PM  
In Latin American culture it's very common to have a signature that's very neatly written cursive, and as soon as they've nearly finished the last letter they scratch through the entire thing three or four times.  Very forcefully too, because I've seen then tear the paper on several occasions.  Anyone know why this is?
 
2013-06-22 07:21:53 PM  
any signature is valid.  so long as your not shaking and looking GUILTY while doing so
 
2013-06-22 07:27:15 PM  
Hell, I rarely ever sign anything anymore, and when I do I usually just use my initials.  But when I have to renew my drivers license I will sign my signature... which is each initial followed by a bumpy line.
 
2013-06-22 07:27:18 PM  

GoSurfing: megarian: My handwriting is awful. My signature looks like a toddler out a pen up their nose and gave it their best shot.

My professors/teachers/TAs wouldn't let me hand in ANYTHING hand-written. I had to buy a "portable" typewriter so I could hand in lab reports and assignments that had to be done during class.

I tried taking a calligraphy/pretty printed text (it was technically for scrap-booking or something). And...well now we're here.

If anyone has any suggestions, I would love to hear some. I know...I know..."take your time" and all that. Doesn't work for me. Also not practical for school.

I kind of like my awful handwriting, though...

It might be how you hold the pen. You should try a different type of stroke when you hold the pen. Keep trying different strokes. Eventually you'll really shoot off a really good load of handwriting.


Alright, that sounds..hey WAIT A MINUTE!
 
2013-06-22 07:29:10 PM  
my signature is just an X.  does that make me MENTALLY RETARDED or SOEMETHING!!
 
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