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Author Topic: Why I put a slash before my signature !?  (Read 14948 times)

cettolox

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Why I put a slash before my signature !?
« on: September 27, 2007, 06:00:20 PM »
Hi,
this is strange...

it's about 10 years now that in I sign my emails with a slash before my name, like this: /Stefano

I remember there was a reason, but I don't remember it anymore !!!!!!!!!

Maybe someone "slashes" his own signature ? WHY ??????

:-)

/Stefano
« Last Edit: September 27, 2007, 06:34:42 PM by cettolox »

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Re: Why I put a slash before my signature !?
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2007, 04:26:09 AM »
i sign my emails with
Quote
//
myname

welcome to the club ;-)

to why i do this...
i guess to separate the signature from the content

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Re: Why I put a slash before my signature !?
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2007, 04:32:51 AM »
I saw this with companies email communication.
If the know each other, the sign with there initials only, like the use just "/JR", instead of "Jerome Rich"

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Re: Why I put a slash before my signature !?
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2007, 05:31:05 AM »
Is it something to do with Usenet? I seem to remember that correctly configure news readers should ignore signatures when they are properly formatted - and I think that involved either / or //

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Re: Why I put a slash before my signature !?
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2007, 05:50:42 AM »
Iirc signatures involve "-- " and not "//"...
- carpe noctem

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Re: Why I put a slash before my signature !?
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2007, 05:53:19 AM »
Fair enough - I couldn't remember. It was just a thought ;)

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Re: Why I put a slash before my signature !?
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2007, 08:02:25 AM »
I just thought your mamma named you "/Stefano". There is a punk rocker named Slash.

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Re: Why I put a slash before my signature !?
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2007, 11:07:45 AM »
Perhaps it's political.  Do you lean towards the right?

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Re: Why I put a slash before my signature !?
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2007, 11:53:14 AM »
I guess you are so old that you once upon a time used to write your name with something called a pencil. I know I did. And I always signed my (paper) notes with /Curt, to have the signature (= the slash in the signature) signal the end of what was before (to the left of) the slash.

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« Last Edit: September 30, 2007, 07:24:35 AM by Curt »

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Re: Why I put a slash before my signature !?
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2007, 02:37:18 PM »
If I saw it I'd assume it was to show that you're statement has ended. Like an HTML tag.
Some people will do stuff like this as well...
Yeah, that was real helpful! /sarcasm