What's the deal with signing an email? Or a post here?

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  1. Paulie
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    I already know the email came from you, it said so before I clicked on it and read it.

    I already know the post came from you, because your fucking name is in the header.

    What's the obsession with personalizing the end of these things with your name?

    It's like walking up to someone you know, saying something to them, and then saying your name before you walk away. You obviously wouldn't do that, because it's retarded and the person would think you had mental problems.

    So why do it in an email or a post here? Your identity has already been well established in both of those cases.

    Am I being obtuse?
     
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    LOL. I sort of wondered that, too. I also wonder why some folks who live by themselves would have monogrammed towels. Whose towel would it be in your bathroom, huh? But, I tend to over-analyze anyway. LOL.
     
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    It's done out of professional courtesy. Greetings and salutations. Old school shit.
     
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    Ok well then to keep things kosher, make sure you utter your name to the next acquaintance you speak with right before you end the conversation and part ways. :lol:

    I don't get the courtesy part though. I don't feel offended if you don't remind me it's you at the end.

    I get it when it's an official letter of business, or a letter to someone where the English language protocol calls for the closing line. Or if it's from someone you simply don't know.

    But otherwise, it's just redundant to say the least, and downright strange.
     
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    For me, it depends. I rarely sign an informal one. But, when I'm emailing someone I've never contacted before, I do sign it. I don't know why, either. It just seems like the right thing to do. It doesn't disturb me, though.
     
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    Yeah, wife tells me that all the time.
     
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    If you've never contacted them before, then it seems as though maybe it might call for it becuase I'm assuming that means you don't know them and they don't know you? In that case, they only saw your email address when they opened it and had no way of knowing who you were.
     
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    It drives me nuts also.

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    peace

    Luissa
     
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    Some of it drives me nuts too..more so in a post..


    Love,
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