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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 02:26:52 PM
I scribble and I don't care what you think.
 
2013-06-22 02:27:28 PM
I hope the death button picks you.
 
2013-06-22 02:28:45 PM
I use fine cursive no matter what I'm writing because I'm classy as f*ck.
 
2013-06-22 02:28:49 PM
The cool thing is (as I am told) that according to US Paper Law your signature is whatever you use as your signature. It doesn't matter about the letters or anything. I believe you could even do a stick figure.
 
2013-06-22 02:28:49 PM
img.fark.net
 
2013-06-22 02:29:55 PM
My name is 14 letters long... I aint got time for all that
 
2013-06-22 02:30:04 PM
I don't think legibility was ever the point of those, really.
 
2013-06-22 02:32:28 PM
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
 
2013-06-22 02:35:47 PM
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.
 
2013-06-22 02:36:02 PM
It's your identifying mark that counts.

/if you had to sign your name as often as me
//your nice beautiful signature would just be a scribble too
 
2013-06-22 02:38:57 PM
Because people whose jobs require them to sign stuff other then their own paycheck get sick of writing their own name multiple times a day.
 
2013-06-22 02:40:01 PM
My name has too many vertical letters (l's, i's, and p's) to just scrawl out a flat line
 
2013-06-22 02:40:09 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.


A capitol cursive g looks like a duck
 
2013-06-22 02:43:04 PM
aint got no time for pretty cursive
 
2013-06-22 02:44:05 PM
Yours truly,
img.fark.net
Sine Wave, Esq.
 
2013-06-22 02:45:17 PM

One Bad Apple: My name has too many vertical letters (l's, i's, and p's) to just scrawl out a flat line


I swear you could, though. At this point, my signature sometimes is just pretty much this: A________________ with maybe a squiggle somewhere. Nobody ever cares.
 
2013-06-22 02:45:36 PM
When I was learning cursive, my teacher used public shaming for not doing letters right. I grew up hating cursive and I scribble my signature in protest.
 
2013-06-22 02:52:20 PM
My first and last name together is 15 letters long. Every day stuff, I sign my first initial and scrawl my last name. More official docs, I'll actually use nice cursive and shiat.
 
2013-06-22 02:54:43 PM
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?
 
2013-06-22 02:56:20 PM
Oh, and the absolute best signature I've seen was an old fark at a gun shop. His legal name was Snake, and he managed to get a small drawing of a rattlesnake accepted as his legal signature.
 
2013-06-22 02:56:29 PM
img.fark.net
 
MBK [TotalFark]
2013-06-22 02:56:31 PM
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.
 
2013-06-22 02:59:30 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.


Yeah, sometimes the points in my lowercase Rs are sharp, and sometimes it's more rounded. Sometimes I use a period after my first initial, sometimes not. And forget my Ys. I use a loop, straight line, and all sorts of different embellishments for them depending on if I'm in a hurry or not.
 
2013-06-22 03:00:06 PM
Well you're right, and I'm going to block print all 18 letters from now on.

/you'll get your Ho Hos & pack o' wraps eventually
 
MBK [TotalFark]
2013-06-22 03:02:12 PM

CatherineM: Yeah, sometimes the points in my lowercase Rs are sharp, and sometimes it's more rounded. Sometimes I use a period after my first initial, sometimes not. And forget my Ys. I use a loop, straight line, and all sorts of different embellishments for them depending on if I'm in a hurry or not.


Like one was some NASCAR guy or whatever signed a tire, and the guy determined it was fake because it was a little off.

WELL HE WAS SIGNING A TIRE.  Do you know how hard it is to sign a tire!?
 
2013-06-22 03:02:42 PM
I know what did it to me: enlisting in the Army. That first week you sign approximately a gazillion forms while getting yelled at to hurry up!

So you make a mark that resembles your old signature and haul thee some ass!
 
2013-06-22 03:15:25 PM
When you're left handed you learn young to hate writing by hand
 
2013-06-22 03:17:29 PM
tuffsnake

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

It's easier then you're Jewish and writing in Hebrew.
 
2013-06-22 03:20:56 PM

SuperTramp: tuffsnake

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

It's easier then you're Jewish and writing in Hebrew.


True, converting to Judaism and learning Hebrew would probably be a lot of work
 
2013-06-22 03:21:43 PM

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


Why?
 
MBK [TotalFark]
2013-06-22 03:22:05 PM
THIS GOES GREEN AND THE DOG F*CKER THREAD DOESN'T!?

I quit.
 
2013-06-22 03:23:24 PM

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

Why?


img.fark.net
 
2013-06-22 03:23:33 PM

MBK: THIS GOES GREEN AND THE DOG F*CKER THREAD DOESN'T!?

I quit.


L OL this one isn't as trainwrecky
 
2013-06-22 03:24:39 PM

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,
 
2013-06-22 03:24:43 PM
I sign hundreds of cheques and other documents a month, it's too time consuming to sign neatly.
 
2013-06-22 03:25:48 PM

SuperTramp: [img.fark.net image 800x339]


That could use a tail trim if it's for general consumption.
 
2013-06-22 03:26:45 PM

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

Why?


The constant stain on you hand/wrist, smeared letters, spiraled notebooks and having to either turn paper at a 30 degree angle and write diagonally or use the claw to be able to write, right handed desks where your writing arm has to hover constantly make it a wholly unpleasant experience
 
2013-06-22 03:27:58 PM

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

Why?


Three-ring binders

Wire-bound composition notebooks

And for me, being required to use a fountain pen in penmanship class. Smeared ink (which ends up on the side of a lefty's hand) and teachers who didn't make any allowances for left-handers as to the neatness of their work.
 
2013-06-22 03:28:05 PM
I figured out in late middle school/early high school that the more illegible your signature, the more "official" it looks.

At that point, I actively endeavored to make mine as messy as possible.
 
2013-06-22 03:30:12 PM

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

Why?

The constant stain on you hand/wrist, smeared letters, spiraled notebooks and having to either turn paper at a 30 degree angle and write diagonally or use the claw to be able to write, right handed desks where your writing arm has to hover constantly make it a wholly unpleasant experience


I agree right handed desks suck
 
2013-06-22 03:31:02 PM
I have a very consistent signature--consistently ugly.
 
2013-06-22 03:31:10 PM

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

Why?

Three-ring binders

Wire-bound composition notebooks

And for me, being required to use a fountain pen in penmanship class. Smeared ink (which ends up on the side of a lefty's hand) and teachers who didn't make any allowances for left-handers as to the neatness of their work.


My boss is also left-handed which is nice cause no one yells at me for having papers upside down in all our clip boards
 
2013-06-22 03:33:02 PM

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

Why?


Oh. :)
I'm getting that for my lefty boss
 
2013-06-22 03:33:21 PM
lulz GREEN
 
2013-06-22 03:34:54 PM
SCRIBBLE SIGNATURE FOREVER!

img.fark.net
 
2013-06-22 03:35:05 PM
when i'm drunk i find other people's names on my receipts.

marilyn monroe apparently buys me alcohol quite often
 
2013-06-22 03:39:47 PM

sgt cyanide: when i'm drunk i find other people's names on my receipts.

marilyn monroe apparently buys me alcohol quite often


Lucky.  I bet she never even bought drinks for Kennedy.
 
2013-06-22 03:40:28 PM
You'll get over it, subby
 
2013-06-22 03:43:38 PM

MBK: THIS GOES GREEN AND THE DOG F*CKER THREAD DOESN'T!?

I quit.


Hurry up and ragequit and let out all your TFD secrets and make this a trainwreck before it goes green..
 
2013-06-22 03:46:30 PM
Because I can use the same illegible signature with any of my different names and IDs.  Pbbbbth ;)
 
2013-06-22 03:47:04 PM

vegaswench: sgt cyanide: when i'm drunk i find other people's names on my receipts.

marilyn monroe apparently buys me alcohol quite often

Lucky.  I bet she never even bought drinks for Kennedy.


biatch uses my bank account though
 
2013-06-22 03:47:53 PM

CatherineM: MBK: THIS GOES GREEN AND THE DOG F*CKER THREAD DOESN'T!?

I quit.

Hurry up and ragequit and let out all your TFD secrets and make this a trainwreck before it goes green..


GO MBK!!!!
 
MBK [TotalFark]
2013-06-22 03:54:05 PM

CatherineM: MBK: THIS GOES GREEN AND THE DOG F*CKER THREAD DOESN'T!?

I quit.

Hurry up and ragequit and let out all your TFD secrets and make this a trainwreck before it goes green..


I'M THE ONE WHO GOT RID OF THE WALKEN TAG
 
MBK [TotalFark]
2013-06-22 03:55:36 PM
I am responsible for the popularity of cats on Fark.

The pickle incident was actually a cucumber.
 
MBK [TotalFark]
2013-06-22 03:57:48 PM
50% of Fark profitss go to fund the WBC, just to make them protest more funerals, just to make more Fark greenlits, just to generate more revenue.

Fark TV was a government conspiracy to see how unfunny people can be and still have people defend it.

I taunted the Dynamite Monkey, but nothing happened.
 
2013-06-22 04:00:37 PM

MBK: I am responsible for the popularity of cats on Fark.


You f*cking monster...
 
2013-06-22 04:03:15 PM

MBK: The pickle incident was actually a cucumber.


There's only one way for you to know this..
 
2013-06-22 04:05:40 PM
Jeez, sorry this went green. Ya'll drink your Hater-Ade.

/subby
 
2013-06-22 04:10:17 PM

MBK: I am responsible for the popularity of cats on Fark.

The pickle incident was actually a cucumber.


It's like my entire life is a lie D:
 
2013-06-22 04:10:29 PM
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!
 
2013-06-22 04:10:36 PM

GoSurfing: Jeez, sorry this went green. Ya'll drink your Hater-Ade.

/subby


Congrats on the Green!
 
2013-06-22 04:11:44 PM
I heard MBK is responsible for the popularity of cats on the entire internet..
 
2013-06-22 04:12:56 PM
My signature is just my printed name, only sloppier
 
2013-06-22 04:13:57 PM
I don't think I've signed a document in ten years where it was important for anyone to actually read my signature, and my scribble is distinctive enough that I should be able to identify it.  So why not save 0.75 seconds and scribble?
 
2013-06-22 04:17:06 PM
Fact: If the Consitution was signed by scribblers, the nation would have lasted a week.
 
2013-06-22 04:18:24 PM

MBK: THIS GOES GREEN AND THE DOG F*CKER THREAD DOESN'T!?

I quit.


Tell me about it!
 
2013-06-22 04:18:53 PM
Excuse me, I meant to say Declaration of Independence. I've had a couple beers on this fine weekend.
 
2013-06-22 04:19:34 PM
age 12 i cared what my carefully penned sig looked like. years later having to sign thousands of documents a month it quickly became an unintelligible scrawl of doom. i don't care if you like it or what SubPenMatic.
 
2013-06-22 04:20:12 PM
you'll take my S and then some squiggles and my L and then some other squiggles and you'll like it.
 
MBK [TotalFark]
2013-06-22 04:22:56 PM
I didn't see a turtle.

CatherineM and I are totally dating, only she doesn't know it yet.
 
2013-06-22 04:23:52 PM

MBK: I am responsible for the popularity of cats on Fark.

The pickle incident was actually a cucumber.


You doing anything with slatted chair?
 
2013-06-22 04:24:09 PM
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.
 
MBK [TotalFark]
2013-06-22 04:26:17 PM

mephisto6: MBK: I am responsible for the popularity of cats on Fark.

The pickle incident was actually a cucumber.

You doing anything with slatted chair?


I worked in the slatted chair factory.  I sabotaged one chair to be SLIGHTLY more open than the other slated chairs.  JUST TO TRAP MY PRAY.

I didn't realize my pray would have been a Farker, but there you have it.

Also, I was the one that introduced DoZ to her boyfriend.
 
2013-06-22 04:26:25 PM

marius2: I know how many of you like to right click now.


Yeah, posting dick pics is a good way to find that out.
 
2013-06-22 04:30:55 PM

Skywolf's Dog: MBK: THIS GOES GREEN AND THE DOG F*CKER THREAD DOESN'T!?

I quit.

Tell me about it!


Do you really want to go there?
 
2013-06-22 04:34:28 PM
Why is this green.
 
2013-06-22 04:35:27 PM

rappy: Why is this green.


because you touch yourself at night.
 
2013-06-22 04:39:57 PM

GWSuperfan: marius2: I know how many of you like to right click now.

Yeah, posting dick pics is a good way to find that out.


*strips for GWSuperfan. Would you fark me? I'd fark me.
 
2013-06-22 04:40:30 PM
My signature is ridiculous, BUT it's distinct as hell.  Believe me, no one could posslby forge it and have it look authentic.  I sign my first initial, middle name in full (trails off near the end), and the first letter of my last name before it trails off into lunacy.
 
2013-06-22 04:43:57 PM

marius2: GWSuperfan: marius2: I know how many of you like to right click now.

Yeah, posting dick pics is a good way to find that out.

*strips for GWSuperfan. Would you fark me? I'd fark me.


I'll have to check with  Beatlefreak, but I'm down as long as I can be the pitcher.

/it's the hypnotic blue eyes.
 
2013-06-22 04:44:22 PM
Mine's a scribble but a consistent scribble, capitalized first letter of my first name, capitalized middle initial, capitalized first letter of my last name and lower case next four letters before it breaks down into a line for the remaining four letters. I have to sign my name hundreds of times a week at work and ain't nobody got time for a signature that takes more than two seconds to scribble down.
 
2013-06-22 04:44:55 PM

GWSuperfan: rappy: Why is this green.

because you touch yourself at night.


Only at night? How pedestrian
 
2013-06-22 04:45:51 PM

GWSuperfan: rappy: Why is this green.

because you touch yourself at night.



well that explains some of the other ones....but not all
 
2013-06-22 04:45:58 PM

GWSuperfan: rappy: Why is this green.

because you touch yourself at night.


Who doesn't?
 
2013-06-22 04:47:44 PM

GWSuperfan:
but I'm down as long as I can be the pitcher.

Sorry, try Mr. Murder

rappy: GWSuperfan: rappy: Why is this green.

because you touch yourself at night.

Who doesn't?


Yeah, who doesn't touch rappy at night?
 
2013-06-22 04:59:48 PM

GWSuperfan: marius2: GWSuperfan: marius2: I know how many of you like to right click now.

Yeah, posting dick pics is a good way to find that out.

*strips for GWSuperfan. Would you fark me? I'd fark me.

I'll have to check with  Beatlefreak, but I'm down as long as I can be the pitcher.

/it's the hypnotic blue eyes.


Go for it. ;)
 
MBK [TotalFark]
2013-06-22 05:03:19 PM
DREW'S REAL NAME IS STEVE
 
2013-06-22 05:05:42 PM
And this is ... newsworthy ... why?
 
2013-06-22 05:07:20 PM
I don't neatly write out my name because that would be very easy to copy.  My signature may look like a scribble but it is a carefully arranged scribble that is very consistent and harder to forge. I just assumed that most of us "scribblers" were doing the same.
 
2013-06-22 05:07:36 PM

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


You must be a blast at parties..
 
2013-06-22 05:08:22 PM

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


Since when is anything newsworthy on Fark?
 
2013-06-22 05:08:37 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.


I had the same problem. Switching from this to this helped a lot. Way more ergonomic and it looks cooler, especially with my first initial being a J. It's very nearly the same motion as a cursive J, just with different-sized loops, also it makes the whole name look more symmetrical.

Also, the latter script G looks way more like a printed G than a traditional Palmer Method G.

/fonts fonts fonts, we can do them with our hands, we can do them with our keyboards, we can do them in Japan...
 
GBB [TotalFark]
2013-06-22 05:08:44 PM
In before
img.fark.net
oooOOOOOooooo
 
2013-06-22 05:09:32 PM

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


ah shiate it's a ghost!
 
2013-06-22 05:11:01 PM
Remember all the people who come out in droves to proudly proclaim their ignorance of the art whenever cursive writing is brought up in a thread?

They are the scribblers.
 
2013-06-22 05:11:17 PM

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


Too lazy to link the story where he had to change the signature before that squiggle was put on money.
 
2013-06-22 05:11:48 PM

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


I was hoping someone would post that.

Also: oblig.
 
2013-06-22 05:11:54 PM
My cursive looks like Henry Ford's signature.
 
GBB [TotalFark]
2013-06-22 05:11:56 PM

One Bad Apple: My name has too many vertical letters (l's, i's, and p's) to just scrawl out a flat line


Mines does too.  That's why mine looks like a seismograph.
 
2013-06-22 05:12:00 PM
Relevant CSB.

This reminds me of something that happened when I was working for Gamestop, shortly before it went all evil. Had a guy sign a credit card receipt by drawing what amounted to a spiral. I asked him if I could see his driver's license, because come on. He gets all offended and demands to see the manager. I explain the situation, manager looks at the signature, grabs a pen and paper and draws the guy's signature almost exactly. "That's why we need to see your license, sir."

/the moral of the story is 'don't get all huffy when people question if your signature is really your signature when your signature is essentially a spirograph'.
 
2013-06-22 05:12:19 PM
img.fark.net
 
2013-06-22 05:13:09 PM
because...
s23.postimg.org
 
2013-06-22 05:13:15 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


This.  I had to quickly sign my name four times every time a plane arrived and departed at a major international airport. My signature evolved into an upper case letter followed by a line.
 
2013-06-22 05:16:06 PM
sometimes i just draw a smiley face or some shiat. The amount of times you need to sign your name is ridiculous. Let's just switch to a plastic currency and let the overarching fraud commence
 
2013-06-22 05:16:34 PM

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

Why?


Because you hand will always be on the words you've just written them, smearing pen or pencil.
 
2013-06-22 05:16:40 PM
A few months ago when my wife and I went to the tax office to sign our marriage license, the woman at the counter made me re-do my signature so she could read all the letters.

It was an outrage.
 
2013-06-22 05:16:58 PM
Writing in perfect cursive ruins the entire point of a signature: that it is unique.  Also, free form printing is actually faster than cursive which is only useful for leaky quill pens.

So fark you and your perfect cursive signature subby.
 
2013-06-22 05:17:25 PM
My signature is kinda sorta based on the cursive I learned in grade school back in the late 80s but with a few changes which crept in to make signing my name faster. Ran into one of my teachers at the credit union a few years ago and she commented on my cursive still being relatively neat but she did like how I neatly connected the capital S and the c which follows it in my last name. I lost an entire grade (A to B) because I tried that in her class once which she then later apologized for.
 
2013-06-22 05:17:44 PM
I actually sign my full name, each letter. Always thought it was quite legible until a co-irker came to me with a document I had signed and asked me whose signature it was.\[frowny face]
 
2013-06-22 05:19:02 PM
I scribble mine... mainly because it looks fancier, but also because you just cant copy the damn thing...
 
2013-06-22 05:19:03 PM
Is using an X as a signature legal?  I've often thought about skipping the formality of scribbling my name entirely.
 
2013-06-22 05:20:04 PM
Also, I add a flourish under my name, because I farking well can. If it lacks the flourish, I know it's forged. If the Founding Fathers were allowed the pen flourish, so am I, because it is my Constitutional right to FANCY WRITING.

Try calligraphy and historical penmanship sometime; they're neat hobbies. I got really into it in Girl Scouts, learned how to trim my own feather nibs n' everything. Copied a Declaration of Independence by hand for a merit badge, complete with original spacing, spelling errors and each and every one of the signatures. It took me almost a whole month to get it perfect with no mistakes at all and by the end, my writing hand was a full ring size larger than my other one. This oddity persisted into adulthood and the only thing which cheered me up was reading a Sherlock Holmes story where that was an indicator of hard work.

Another girl copied a section of the Torah in actual Hebrew and won the handwriting prize but still, my Declaration used real vellum and ink made from walnut galls, plus my fourth-grade teacher bought it from me for two hundred dollars and it still hangs at my old elementary school next to a portrait of Thomas Jefferson my friend Katie did with pastels and a Benjamin Franklin watercolor that, if you look really closely and sort of tilt your head, includes Amos the mouse's tail. Our art teacher did that one and included the tail after we pleaded and read her the book 'Ben and Me' by Robert Lawson. It's been a secret special in-joke between the artist and every kid who's read the book ever since.
 
2013-06-22 05:20:36 PM

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


"Sign by the X"

"X"
 
2013-06-22 05:21:03 PM

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.
 
2013-06-22 05:21:29 PM
16 letters. Don't have the patience. If you know what you're looking at, you can just make out the first letter.
 
2013-06-22 05:22:22 PM
Mine was as close to perfect cursive as I could pull off for a while because handwriting was my only weak subject in elementary school (I had a hard enough time doing letters, I would have been shiat at doing an original consistent non-standard signature) but I think recently it's gotten more scribbly because it's impossible to not do a scribble on the electronic pads so i don't give much of a shiat about it and that's sort of transitioned to the paper signature too.
 
2013-06-22 05:24:20 PM

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


For mail in absentee voting in my state (which I did during college) an X signature requires a witness signing.
 
2013-06-22 05:24:48 PM
Scribbler here. My initials are sort of there and the rest is scribble.  Just takes too long to legibly write every letter when it's not required.  If you want to know what my name is, read the printed line.
 
2013-06-22 05:25:31 PM
When you sign a lot of things every day you just stop caring what it looks like.  In reality, no one else cares either.  When was the last time someone really verified your signature?  It's just a formality in most cases so you stop taking the time to worry about if it's legible.
 
2013-06-22 05:26:14 PM
I can read cursive, as I have to for my job, but I'm miserably depressed when I have to write in it. I learned two different ways from two different teachers and never bothered with it. "Once you get to middle school they'll make you write everything in cursive!" "Once you get to high school they'll make you write everything in cursive!" "Once you go to university, they'll..."

/Only had to do it when taking the PRAXIS tests.
//Finally just went with the first letter then scribble method.
 
2013-06-22 05:26:21 PM
Mine used to be nice, til I had to sign my name a whole farking lot. I only use my nice signature on shiat with my family or checks going to people I know. Otherwise you can see the initials and then degrades into a scrawl. The issue with anything you have to sign a whole lot of is consistency, and thats easier to maintain with a shiatty sig.
 
2013-06-22 05:27:47 PM
My signature is good because I had 12 years of nuns. My initials which I use for most things like credit cards and office work that requires a signature on paper for something trivial are just an M and three circles.
When I sign as a nurse it is the M, three circles and RN. We have a box to but our initials and our complete name and title on the charts so we can tell who is who (usually- EMR changed most of the hand writing I used to do.)
 
2013-06-22 05:27:52 PM
Cursive is dead.
 
2013-06-22 05:28:30 PM

Joliebleu: I scribble and I don't care what you think.


Same, of course, part of that is because my handwriting sucks.

/wife says my sig is like a doctors, too bad my pay isn't
 
2013-06-22 05:28:30 PM
Probably because fark you!
 
2013-06-22 05:29:31 PM
It was fine until i had to start signing off maintenance done on aircraft in the AF. I can recognize mine out of a crowd. My last initial by itself looks totally different than it does when used in my signature too.

It's not lazy if it looks almost the same every time, that's skill.

I trust signatures more than fingerprints.
 
2013-06-22 05:31:26 PM
I joined the military. I had a shiat ton of paperwork to sign so I started scribbling my signature and kept doing it. And it has saved my ass a few times.
 
2013-06-22 05:32:54 PM

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
 
2013-06-22 05:33:21 PM

SpiderQueenDemon: learned how to trim my own feather nibs n' everything.


That sounds kinda dirty.

/or maybe it's just me
 
2013-06-22 05:37:29 PM

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...
 
2013-06-22 05:37:50 PM

Arachnophobe: Relevant CSB.

This reminds me of something that happened when I was working for Gamestop, shortly before it went all evil. Had a guy sign a credit card receipt by drawing what amounted to a spiral. I asked him if I could see his driver's license, because come on. He gets all offended and demands to see the manager. I explain the situation, manager looks at the signature, grabs a pen and paper and draws the guy's signature almost exactly. "That's why we need to see your license, sir."

/the moral of the story is 'don't get all huffy when people question if your signature is really your signature when your signature is essentially a spirograph'.


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
 
2013-06-22 05:37:55 PM
I write mine extra big like Herbie.
img.fark.net
 
2013-06-22 05:40:01 PM

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.
 
2013-06-22 05:41:52 PM

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.
 
2013-06-22 05:43:23 PM
About 10 years ago as a goof I signed someone else's name on my car payment check and it went through. That's when I realized nobody gives a shiat. I have not signed every check since then with a different name never the same name twice and the bank has never questioned it.
 
2013-06-22 05:44:36 PM

titwrench: About 10 years ago as a goof I signed someone else's name on my car payment check and it went through. That's when I realized nobody gives a shiat. I have not signed every check since then with a different name never the same name twice and the bank has never questioned it.


That " not" shouldn't be there.
 
2013-06-22 05:44:56 PM
I've discovered that a small number of Chinese people in Canada will just print their English first name on the signature line.

Looks like: J e n n y

Very legible, easy to duplicate if you know how they "sign".
 
2013-06-22 05:45:18 PM

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.
 
2013-06-22 05:45:45 PM

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 only ran into that in college thank god... and most rooms there had 1 or 2 left handed desks. I shoot left, throw left bat right shoot a bow right handed.. I'm just a mess lol
 
2013-06-22 05:47:25 PM
When I was in college one of my friends would borrow another friend's credit card to run to the liquor store. He would sign for it with some nonsense doodle or something. Then he started doing pentagrams. Soon the credit card company noticed their signatures weren't matching and they contacted him about it.
 
2013-06-22 05:48:02 PM
My signature used to be readable and nice.  Then after all the leases I've signed, job applications, loan applications, pages signed for HR once getting hired, insurance forms, etc...it has de-evolved into a scribble.  Right now my right hand is broken, so my signature is crap and when I see porn I debate about fapping (I want to, but hand is broken so it's going to hurt).  On the brightside, I have broken,burned and sprained my right hand and arm so many times (this is my 15th broken bone) that I'm really good at typing and writing left handed.
 
2013-06-22 05:49:16 PM
Being in the military will ruin almost anyone's signature. I started off with a readable one but within a year it was the unintelligible scrawl that it is today. On average I probably had to sign stuff twenty time a day easily. Some days I would be signing my name a couple of hundred times in a row. You try doing that and keeping a neat signature.
 
2013-06-22 05:50:15 PM
What's with all the scribblers you ask? They are doctors.
 
2013-06-22 05:51:49 PM

farkingismybusiness: When I was in college one of my friends would borrow another friend's credit card to run to the liquor store. He would sign for it with some nonsense doodle or something. Then he started doing pentagrams. Soon the credit card company noticed their signatures weren't matching and they contacted him about it.


YouSirAreAMaroon: Arachnophobe: Relevant CSB.

This reminds me of something that happened when I was working for Gamestop, shortly before it went all evil. Had a guy sign a credit card receipt by drawing what amounted to a spiral. I asked him if I could see his driver's license, because come on. He gets all offended and demands to see the manager. I explain the situation, manager looks at the signature, grabs a pen and paper and draws the guy's signature almost exactly. "That's why we need to see your license, sir."

/the moral of the story is 'don't get all huffy when people question if your signature is really your signature when your signature is essentially a spirograph'.

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


Each year my mom gives my wife and I prepaid credit cards.  When I use them, I write "I like cheese" on the signature line.
 
2013-06-22 05:52:42 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.


img.fark.net
Does it?
 
2013-06-22 05:53:02 PM
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...
 
2013-06-22 05:54:53 PM
My first name is perfectly legible in my signature. My last name is a capital letter followed by a line and loops at the end.

I do calligraphy as a hobby but people who have seen my everyday writing (which is horrible) or my signature often don't believe me when I tell them that.

Soon I'll be applying to medicine, and someday, if I do get into medicine, I want to confuse pharmacists by writing prescriptions in engrosser's script. I'm sure I won't do that more than a few times since prescriptions are nearly illegible because doctors write so damn many of them every day, but still, I think it would be fun.
 
2013-06-22 05:55:11 PM
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 05:55:21 PM
It wasn't the liquor store that contacted him either, it was the credit card company. I'm not sure if they can notice electronically or if the store notified them
 
2013-06-22 05:55:34 PM
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....
 
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!!
 
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!"
 
2013-06-23 10:13:19 AM

Bedstead Polisher: I've discovered that a small number of Chinese people in Canada will just print their English first name on the signature line.

Looks like: J e n n y

Very legible, easy to duplicate if you know how they "sign".


One of my drunkard customers does this; but it takes him an agonizing three minutes.
I'm a proud scribbler. My mom actually told me to make my name harder to decipher when I was a kid.
And after my retail job wanted me to post my legal sig in public, well, what they get from me now is simply ridiculous.
 
2013-06-23 01:05:40 PM

Fjornir: The cool thing is (as I am told) that according to US Paper Law your signature is whatever you use as your signature. It doesn't matter about the letters or anything. I believe you could even do a stick figure.


Any time I'm required to sign one of those electronic devices that puts your signature on your receipt, I draw a fish. Nothing more, nothing less.
 
2013-06-23 06:38:06 PM
Southpaw here.  Also learned to bat and golf right handed but still throw with the left.
After years in the military my nice cursive devolved to look more like my dads, Initials with scribbles.
The electronic signature pads are tough enough for me to use with a stylus and darn near impossible without.

/Scribbler for life!
 
2013-06-23 11:07:24 PM
Ugh. I grew up being forced to learn cursive script and now in my old age, it's the only way I can write.  Signature, grocery lists, practically everything-I never learned how to print in a rapid fashion but can type very fast on a traditional keyboard.  I have horrid penmanship and always have, so the consequence is no one, not my significant other, bosses, friends, co-workers, no one can read my writing and it's been guessed at a few times what I meant ("refined beans" FTW, among many, many others) When I print, my printing is only marginally better and takes me longer and is still nigh unreadable.  Thanks FSM for email and texting, otherwise I wouldn't be able to communicate with another soul.
 
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