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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 07:30:26 PM  
I sign like a rock star, get over it.
 
2013-06-22 07:31:28 PM  
My officemate in graduate school, who was from Eritrea, had a signature that looked nothing like his name. When I asked him about it, he said his teachers, who were Italians, had taught students to do that. The reason was that if someone found your check and took it to the bank and attempted to forge your signature by writing something that looked like your name, they would be caught.
 
2013-06-22 07:37:59 PM  
I was taught to write my full name. Most forgers are male and they can't cash a cheque signed with an obviously female name
 
2013-06-22 07:38:47 PM  
When I was young, I had beautiful cursive handwriting, both Latin script and Cyrillic.  Now I can barely sign my own name....damn keyboards.
 
2013-06-22 07:39:07 PM  
I'm with the long-named people. I think it's 18 letters total (first and last), and my last name is one of those good German names with more consonants than vowels.

I've reduced my sig to looping letters so it's kinda like Jack Lew's sig only a little less obviously lazy (the letters I have don't work as well). I add a line at the bottom, which is one of the only ways you can tell I'm a lefty as the line goes from right to left instead of left to right.

My mother, on the other hand, has a perfectly legible signature that's done in a font I can only describe as hers. It's beautiful and easy to read, but distinct (ex: she uses the reverse-3 shape for lower e).

And finally, I have an uncle who uses an X, because he doesn't like the government (seriously).
 
2013-06-22 07:40:44 PM  

GWSuperfan: 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.


I used to be computer smart lol :)
 
2013-06-22 07:46:39 PM  

Peki: I'm with the long-named people. I think it's 18 letters total (first and last), and my last name is one of those good German names with more consonants than vowels.

I've reduced my sig to looping letters so it's kinda like Jack Lew's sig only a little less obviously lazy (the letters I have don't work as well). I add a line at the bottom, which is one of the only ways you can tell I'm a lefty as the line goes from right to left instead of left to right.

My mother, on the other hand, has a perfectly legible signature that's done in a font I can only describe as hers. It's beautiful and easy to read, but distinct (ex: she uses the reverse-3 shape for lower e).

And finally, I have an uncle who uses an X, because he doesn't like the government (seriously).



You think? I mean you need to take your shoes off so you can't count the letters?
 
2013-06-22 07:49:54 PM  

ktybear: I was taught to write my full name. Most forgers are male and they can't cash a cheque signed with an obviously female name


I don't think you understand how forging a check works.
 
2013-06-22 07:59:40 PM  

MBK: 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".


Realize that the guy is there to help a pawnbroker drive the price down.  No one signs exactly the same ever. A bad loop means nothing - except you can low-ball some guy's stuff.
 
2013-06-22 08:00:14 PM  

Mazzic518: You think?


I didn't bother to sit there with my fingers and count at that moment in time. I was recalling what I have told others in the past (when I did have the chance to count).

/yes, it's 18. 7 in the first, 11 in the last. 6 in the middle.
//after marriage, will be 8 in the last.. . but at least it will be easier to spell!
 
2013-06-22 08:00:58 PM  

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

Why?

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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,


I don't write upside down, either. What a lefty does have to be mindful of is what ink they are using. If its slow to dry, you mess up what you just wrote with the side of your hand.
 
2013-06-22 08:07:01 PM  

Peki: Mazzic518: You think?

I didn't bother to sit there with my fingers and count at that moment in time. I was recalling what I have told others in the past (when I did have the chance to count).

/yes, it's 18. 7 in the first, 11 in the last. 6 in the middle.
//after marriage, will be 8 in the last.. . but at least it will be easier to spell!


LOL sorry I took my snark pill early today :)
 
2013-06-22 08:08:33 PM  
Because Mrs. Parker was such a biatch about penmanship in 3rd grade.

fark you, Mrs. Parker!
 
2013-06-22 08:30:07 PM  
Signatures can be very legible and still hard to identify as to who they were signed by w/o associated evidence

i.imgur.com
 
2013-06-22 08:35:32 PM  

Yes please: ktybear: I was taught to write my full name. Most forgers are male and they can't cash a cheque signed with an obviously female name

I don't think you understand how forging a check works.


It's a way of paying people, sometimes in person, without cash. In fact any time someone sees my bank cards, or cheques they read a female name. Sure, people post most stuff and online but way back when it did work and still will for any in person transaction.
 
2013-06-22 08:35:36 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.

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Does it?


Immaterial, afterburner 2.3.1 grabs it all just fine, I use a lot of "no no" images off flikr for 3d model textures, if I can't contact you its freeware.
 
2013-06-22 08:42:58 PM  
Mine got so sloppy that my bank contacted me and said that I needed to sign a new signature card because my current signature no longer resembled the signature on the original card. Yes - I'm a signature slob
 
2013-06-22 08:49:21 PM  
The spaces designated for signatures are way too small.   Sometimes you simply don't have the space to fully write out the final letters.
 
2013-06-22 08:55:05 PM  

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

Why?


I am left handed. I learned to write correctly, not with that bent out of shape way that some lefties write. I almost always write in cursive. It's not a problem when you learn the correct way. I also taught myself to type correctly. People look at me type like they are watching a wizard or something.
 
2013-06-22 08:55:16 PM  
Does incorporating a dragonfly and an inverted cross count as scribbling?

/trying too hard?
 
2013-06-22 08:59:55 PM  

jenny next: The spaces designated for signatures are way too small.   Sometimes you simply don't have the space to fully write out the final letters.


Feh. As long as you're not writing in crayon or Sharpie, there's plenty of room on most forms. But, as we're no longer really teaching useful penmanship except in its most primitive form, it's not surprising that "signatures" are now largely pointless scribbles.
 
2013-06-22 09:00:46 PM  
I scribble because I have a Czechoslovakian last name and don't feel like trying to write it it cursive.
 
2013-06-22 09:01:33 PM  

Crackers Are a Family Food: I scribble because I have a Czechoslovakian last name and don't feel like trying to write it it cursive.


In cursive, rather.
 
2013-06-22 09:09:24 PM  

ktybear: Yes please: ktybear: I was taught to write my full name. Most forgers are male and they can't cash a cheque signed with an obviously female name

I don't think you understand how forging a check works.

It's a way of paying people, sometimes in person, without cash. In fact any time someone sees my bank cards, or cheques they read a female name. Sure, people post most stuff and online but way back when it did work and still will for any in person transaction.


Your name's already on them.  It doesn't matter how you sign them.  There are two typical ways of forging a check. Either you pretend to be the person who owns the account and pay someone using their checks or you write a check to yourself on someone else's account and cash it.  Signing your full name doesn't prevent either of these.
 
2013-06-22 09:15:00 PM  

GBB: In before
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oooOOOOOooooo


If that signature winds up on the dollar bill, it's a sign we're headed towards Idiocracy (IMHO).

/ hope I don't live long enough to see the "Haulin' Ass, Gettin' Paid" 10,000K bill in circulation...
 
2013-06-22 09:21:14 PM  

Forbidden Doughnut: GBB: In before
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oooOOOOOooooo

If that signature winds up on the dollar bill, it's a sign we're headed towards Idiocracy (IMHO).

/ hope I don't live long enough to see the "Haulin' Ass, Gettin' Paid" 10,000K bill in circulation...


live.drjays.com
 
2013-06-22 09:22:57 PM  
too late it's already on there

handwritinguniversity.com
 
2013-06-22 09:33:21 PM  
At this point, I can't even read my real handwriting half the time, as if I'm going to take the time to scrawl more than one letter in my signature.

R___---^\__€___
 
2013-06-22 09:43:12 PM  
Mine went downhill with Navy qual cards too. I was Weapons qualifier, Training PO, Supply PO, Work Center supervisor, QAI, On scene Leader, Then Division CPO and watch bill coordinator, Chief MAA,  etc and on and on. I must have signed my name a couple hundred times a week. Then I went to my final shore duty as a weapons inspector. Needless to say, you can barely read my signature and I have to actually think about how to sign it in a manner that all letters can be read.
 
2013-06-22 10:01:14 PM  
My signature used to be very legible.  Then I had a job where I had to approve stuff for the shuttle program.  I had to sign gobs of things all day, and often we were rushing to meet schedule for flight or test.  After 6 months or so of that, my signature became the first letter of my name followed by a squiggle that approximates the overall shape of my name, but trailing off to a wiggle.
 
2013-06-22 10:31:33 PM  

KingoftheCheese: I use fine cursive no matter what I'm writing because I'm classy as f*ck.


!
 
2013-06-22 10:31:49 PM  
I used to try with my signature but now I don't.  It's still more legible than most.  I guess I need to work on being lazy more.
 
2013-06-22 10:33:54 PM  
Signatures aren't supposed to be legible.  fark you you farking fark!
 
2013-06-22 10:35:36 PM  

Mazzic518: Peki: Mazzic518: You think?

I didn't bother to sit there with my fingers and count at that moment in time. I was recalling what I have told others in the past (when I did have the chance to count).

/yes, it's 18. 7 in the first, 11 in the last. 6 in the middle.
//after marriage, will be 8 in the last.. . but at least it will be easier to spell!

LOL sorry I took my snark pill early today :)


Heh, never pass up a chance for a good snark. :P
 
2013-06-22 10:37:14 PM  

Mr. Fuzzypaws: When I started working at the zoo they told me to print my name next to my signature until everyone learned it.

/scribbler for life!


So animals can read print, it's just scribbles that give them trouble?
 
2013-06-22 11:29:25 PM  
I'm pleased you have solved all the other problems in your life.
 
2013-06-22 11:32:30 PM  
Plus, I recall from Law 101 that "any mark made with the intent to authenticate a document" is a legal signature, so I don't understand WTF your problem is.

/Am I wrong on the FARK lawyers? I recall some case law where a guy spit on a piece of paper and it was upheld as a legal signature.
 
2013-06-22 11:34:18 PM  
I have worked at a bank where, if someone came in wanting to cash a check written to them by one of our customers, we would have to compare the signature on the check to the signature they gave when they opened their accounts....

Many, many people would sign the original account opening card very nicely and neatly, and then scribble their name whenever they wrote a check....Caused many, many headaches....
 
2013-06-22 11:44:09 PM  

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

Why?

I am left handed. I learned to write correctly, not with that bent out of shape way that some lefties write. I almost always write in cursive. It's not a problem when you learn the correct way. I also taught myself to type correctly. People look at me type like they are watching a wizard or something.


Do you write in Hebrew or something? Because EVERYTHING I write smears.
 
2013-06-23 12:01:52 AM  
Allow me to explain this phenomenon on depth. You see, many people will start any task strong and full of energy, but as the matter progresses, they'll just sort of trail off. Laziness is a feature here but so is
 
2013-06-23 12:25:58 AM  
a signature is supposed to signify a 'seal', which is a token that legally identifies you. I have never seen a reason to make mine legible. All I need is to be able to verify that it is, in fact, mine.
 
2013-06-23 12:40:04 AM  
I've worked a a retail manager in stores where management must sign for all returns.  When I got pulled away from my lunch you bet I signed sloppy and quick.
 
2013-06-23 01:14:33 AM  

CatherineM: Clemkadidlefark: And this is ... newsworthy ... why?

You must be a blast at parties..


My cattle think I'm funny.
 
2013-06-23 01:33:25 AM  
 
2013-06-23 05:24:27 AM  
media.tumblr.com
 
2013-06-23 07:29:58 AM  
I have MS. I couldn't sign the same way twice if I had a gun to my head.
 
2013-06-23 07:32:22 AM  

msbpodcast: I have MS. I couldn't sign the same way twice if I had a gun to my head.


have you tried Dianetics?
 
2013-06-23 07:33:57 AM  
My scribble is good enough for the US Army, the IRS, my bank and job. So too F-ing bad if some store clerk doesn't like it.
 
2013-06-23 08:25:01 AM  

AaronSynn: I have worked at a bank where, if someone came in wanting to cash a check written to them by one of our customers, we would have to compare the signature on the check to the signature they gave when they opened their accounts....

Many, many people would sign the original account opening card very nicely and neatly, and then scribble their name whenever they wrote a check....Caused many, many headaches....


A couple of years ago, my father mentioned how he had to go to the bank because he was changing his signature (instead of Firstname Lastname, he was changing it to F Lastname) and he wanted to make sure they had the proper one on file. I thought he was crazy as I alternate between the two and I figured the bank knows.

Just letting you know that there are people who care about that.
 
2013-06-23 08:28:35 AM  
"The sloppier the name, the bigger the fame!"
 
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