WTF?

Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by DougMen, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. DougMen

    DougMen Squier-holic

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    Jun 8, 2017
    Honolulu, HI
    Not owning a cellphone, or "hand held god" as I call them, why do I see so many posts and Emails that conclude with "sent from my IPhone, or Samsung, or whatever other device". Is this something that the device automatically adds to the message, or are people just so enamored of their product choice that they must proclaim it whenever possible? In either case, I find it quite odd, and quite annoying. Anyone in the know, please explain this phenomenon to me.
     
  2. Eddie

    Eddie Dr. Squier

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    Nov 5, 2016
    New York
    It's added by the phone.
     
  3. -r3-

    -r3- Squier-holic

    Jan 28, 2016
    NC Piedmont
    Yeah man, the devices of many cell carriers are set to automatically append that to the end of every message in the name of free advertising. Many people don't bother to change it.
     
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  4. Taurus

    Taurus Squier-Nut

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    Sep 8, 2018
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Yeah its added automatically for some reason
     
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  5. DougMen

    DougMen Squier-holic

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    Jun 8, 2017
    Honolulu, HI
    Thanks Eddie and r3 for answering my question so promptly. I assumed that was the case, but I just wanted verification. BTW Eddie, I like your new avatar with your daughter with her red Strat. And, I loved your post about your former student's talent, and your dedication to the students in the Bronx. You're a good person. People like you are the true American Heroes. Doctors, nurses, teachers, social workers, police, fire, EMTs, our military, and all the others who work tirelessly every day ( like food service and retail workers, as well as many others), to provide the services that we all take for granted are our true heroes/heroines, much more so than any actors, musicians, or athletes.
     
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  6. DougMen

    DougMen Squier-holic

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    Jun 8, 2017
    Honolulu, HI
    Please read my previous post with kudos to you. I should have posted it so you got a notification, but I didn't realize until it was too late, so I'm doing it this way instead.
     
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  7. DrBeGood

    DrBeGood Squier-holic

    Dec 9, 2014
    Sutton QC, CANADA
    Sometimes, when I get fed up of seeing it, I send this with my reply. Feel free to use it.

    Commodore64.jpg
     
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  8. archetype

    archetype Squier-Nut

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    Oct 24, 2017
    Williamsville, NY USA
    That can be turned off. IMO it’s inconsiderate to leave it turned on. At all times it’s just extraneous info of no value. On lists it’s rude.
     
  9. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Squier-holic

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    Nov 29, 2017
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    lol .. too funny !
     
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  10. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer Squier-holic

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    Nov 24, 2018
    Crappie fishing.
    After I retired the cell use pretty much ceased other than pictures.
     
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  11. DrBeGood

    DrBeGood Squier-holic

    Dec 9, 2014
    Sutton QC, CANADA
    The lens is stuck on my iPhone. No more close-ups.
     
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  12. Papa Joe

    Papa Joe Squier-Axpert

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    Dec 12, 2009
    Swanton Ohio
    Now that right there is funny..Don't care who you are..
     
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  13. DrBeGood

    DrBeGood Squier-holic

    Dec 9, 2014
    Sutton QC, CANADA
    A little less irritating than forum signatures that take half the screen.
     
  14. Caddy

    Caddy Dr. Squier

    Age:
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    Nov 29, 2010
    Indiana
    Evidently my phone doesn't add that. Unless others can see it and I can't. Never had to turn anything off.
     
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  15. archetype

    archetype Squier-Nut

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    Oct 24, 2017
    Williamsville, NY USA
    That's an issue for me. I really don't need to see a signature that's a screen-consuming picture that's bigger than the post it's associated with: every single post.
     
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  16. corn

    corn Squier-holic

    Feb 27, 2013
    San Diego
    There’s this modern thing called “ technology “
    it’s the weirdest thing :)


    Sent by my IPhone,,,,,,,,, :p
     
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  17. Papa Joe

    Papa Joe Squier-Axpert

    Age:
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    Dec 12, 2009
    Swanton Ohio
    I don't see any issues with either of those things..
     
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  18. gearobsessed

    gearobsessed Squier-holic

    Aug 21, 2013
    new zealand
    It's commonly used in business because it shows that you weren't in the office at the time or email... Making it more forgiveable if you don't have relevant information attached etc.
    Generally I see this and think, he/she is out and about and not sitting at their desk on their computer.
     
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  19. Dr Improbable

    Dr Improbable Squier-holic

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    Apr 4, 2015
    Wisconsin
    I'm just thrilled to meet another person who doesn't own a mobile phone! Never owned one, don't have any idea how to use one!
     
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  20. DrBeGood

    DrBeGood Squier-holic

    Dec 9, 2014
    Sutton QC, CANADA
    You put it in your pocket.

    That's it.

    If it rings, take it out, look at it, and put it back in your pocket once it has stopped ringing.
     
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