Why do you put a signature in your post?

@ronaldinu (12440)
Malta
October 19, 2008 3:05am CST
I noticed that some of mylotters put a signature at the end of their post. I was asked why I put mine. To put it bluntly to avoid other users from using copying and paste and use my contribution as theirs. I have seen it here occurring a couple of times. Why do you put a signature in your post? © ronaldinu 2008
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34 responses
@marina321 (4561)
19 Oct 08
I don't put a signature here and I think as long as people can edit, they can edit your signature out if they really wanted to copy your discussion I however use this option on other forums and is sometimes a link to my site
• India
19 Oct 08
Well, it is just a habit. I always sign everything I write down. That's why I sign my posts with "cheers and happy mylotting." I am not worried about anyone stealing my stuff. LOL!! I guess a signature doesn't really protect your stuff from plagiarism. Cheers and happy mylotting
• India
6 Dec 08
Thanks a lot for the BR. :)
@F0ster (51)
• United States
10 May 09
It identifies yourself, specially when you could add images and such
@cyberfluf (5005)
• Netherlands
4 Feb 09
I think it's a good thing putting your signature on your discussion, unfortunatly I forget to do it... a lot! So here it is, I will try to keep it up as I would hate it if any of my hard work writing here was stolen. I guess they still have the option to do so, but you have something to claim by it was yours. © cyberfluf 2009
@youless (94224)
• Guangzhou, China
4 Feb 09
I want to express my feeling and I am also a patriot:) I love China
@TheCatLady (4695)
• Israel
3 Feb 09
I don't bother. Copying someones work is plagiarism and against the law. The © doesn't have any meaning unless you actually go through the trouble of registering your material as copy written. If someone really wants to steal your work they can edit out the © and your name.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
26 Jan 09
I rarely put a signature at the end of mine. I see your point in doing so but those who really want to steal a post doesn't care whether a name is on it or not they just copy and paste it and then take and delete what they don't want in theres.
@iyah10 (4116)
• Kuwait
2 Nov 08
I recognize your post as well this past few days that you are putting a signature in your discussion of post a few days back and it is also nice to see it and in my behalf I am not putting any signature in my discussion.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
25 Oct 08
I don't but I might consider doing it, not so much because I'm concerned about copying as just to make it unique!
• Bangladesh
25 Oct 08
Your logic behind putting signature at the tail of a post deserves a good laugh! Putting a signature with a pen or pencil on a sheet of paper and putting a signature with a post or article has huge difference. Your handwriting is unique and so is your manual signature. But when you are putting signature using a computer keyboard that is a signature literally, not practically and logically. Because whosoever with a computer keyboard will type a word will be of same aspect. This is not like that, when the boss will write someting using computer keyboard, that will be different from when his peon will write something using the same keyboard! I found no logic behind putting a signature at the tail of an article. When the letters are digital, they are editable. So deleting your so-called signature will not consume even a couple of seconds! Right? Moreover, if anybody copy your post and paste it to a discussion as if it were his/her own writing, then, be for sure, he/she is surely going to be busted by myLot! Today or tomorrow his post must going to be deleted! Those who are thinking myLot so much fool, are great fool themselves! myLot uses a very powerful algorithm that, cannot be cheated by any way, by anybody or by any trick. So a signature is useleass, as far as I think.
@MsTickle (24994)
• Australia
25 Oct 08
Surely, if someone was going to go to the trouble of copying and pasting your work theuy would leave that bit out....like this....: I noticed that some of mylotters put a signature at the end of their post. I was asked why I put mine. To put it bluntly to avoid other users from using copying and paste and use my contribution as theirs. I have seen it here occurring a couple of times. Why do you put a signature in your post?
• Ireland
23 Oct 08
I don't use a signature in my post but even if I did, I don't think it would stop a cheat from copying and pasting. They can just delete your signature if they want to copy and paste your post. I have had a couple of my posts copied and pasted and the cheats even went so far as to copy the whole page so it was obvious that their posts were copied. Well, those cheats are no longer members of myLot. I haven't heard of anybody copying posts in a long time so maybe it has fizzled out...I hope.
@dieorfly (764)
• Slovak Republic
21 Oct 08
I do not use signature here. I think if somebody wants to copy your discussion he/she will do it no mater if there is any signature or no, it is not hard to delet it. So I see no real reason for that. Maybe it just look more serious with that signature I don't know. But to be honest I have not seen signatures posted until this discussion or I just did not really realize them till now.
@sharra1 (6342)
• Australia
21 Oct 08
I have never thought about it. I am not sure it would stop someone copying and you have to have 500 posts before you can paste anyway. If you can do that many on your own you should be fine without copying.
@tryxiness (4548)
• Philippines
20 Oct 08
I have to say that we can not avoid that others would plainly copy and paste ones discussion. I do not have a signature in my post. I am not sure if I am going to use it if I have one.
@salonga (27955)
• Philippines
20 Oct 08
I don't put a signature on my posts. This is the first time I ever noticed that you are doing it. Well if your reason to to avoid others from copying and paste your post then I believe they can still do that intentionally without carrying your name because they can always delete your name before posting. Am I right? But please don't think I want to discourage you from doing so. It's okay, in fact I think you are entitled to it, after all that is your post.
@yuna15 (2707)
• Philippines
19 Oct 08
Interesting. I never do this at all. . In my opinion, I don't think it would make sense unless it's different from my user name. Most of the time though I just say happy mylotting.
19 Oct 08
Hi ronaldinu, I have never thought of that, by putting signature, do you mean putting your name after your response? i have always done that, should i stop doing that or should I carry on?=Tamara
19 Oct 08
I have no signature here Ronald,well not up until now ,in fact I have not even given the matter any thought.Do most Mylotters have signatures?and would you advise that I use one ?
• United States
19 Oct 08
I am thinking that they are thinking that they need to copyright their every printed word.. So no one else can use their work which is plagiarism!