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Postby LukeJavan8 » Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:23 pm

Is "tagline" another term for "signature"? I like it if it is.
Sounds somewhat military, however, not that that is a bad
thing. Could be used for pep talk to a team!
-----please, draw me a sheep-----
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Postby Stargzer » Mon Mar 15, 2010 12:02 am

This Wikipedia article says it comes from marketing and advertising, but I first remember seeing the term used to describe signatures on posts made on the dial-up bulletin board systems (BBS) that predated general Internet usage. Because of the cost of dial-up service, especially long-distance calls, long signatures were discouraged and shorter taglines encouraged.

One I've used in the past as an email signature:

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Wishing you clear skies, moderate temperatures, and a major regional power failure (you DO have an UPS for your 'scope, don't you?)...  ;-)

       * Regards//Larry
     __  Vice President, Baltimore Astronomical Society
   =/ /  Baltimore Astronomical Society Home Page:
   / /        http://www.baltastro.org
  /_/&   "My God!  It's full of stars!" -- David Bowman, 2001
    /|\  "When it is dark enough, you can see the stars."
            -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Regards//Larry

"To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them."
-- Attributed to Richard Henry Lee
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Mon Mar 15, 2010 11:32 am

I checked Wiki, too. And I get you. Unfortunately I did not
have a computer back in the dial up days, but I've heard
plenty of horror stories. So the "tagline" signature
thing makes sense. \\
There are days when I think I still live in that day, however,
but I am so impatient, I can hardly imagine what it
used to be like. Just waiting some mornings for my
unit to start up seems an eternity. Even being retired
with tons of time on my hands it is a long wait.

So my "Please, draw me a sheep", is a tagline? Even when
it really is just a favorite phrase, and really does not
say a lot about me personally???

You've changed yours since I first joined this site. Does the
tagline just represent a current mood, e.g.?
-----please, draw me a sheep-----
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Postby misterdoe » Sun May 09, 2010 10:23 pm

One I stopped using ages ago, as a Gmail signature:

Do not regret growing old, it is a privilege denied to many.

I'm not sure where I got it from... :oops:

Another abandoned one:

Some people have everything, and other people don't,
But everything don't mean a thing,
If it ain't the thing you want
--Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, Express Yourself
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Mon May 10, 2010 11:42 am

So true.
I've been to funerals of a boy (8 years),cancer. Saddest
was for a fifth grade boy - had been sitting on the
corn loader following the combine. He fell in and the corn
buried him. No one knew where he was, but found three
days later when the corn was taken to the elevator.
Denied to many. Cherish each minute: one day at a time.
-----please, draw me a sheep-----
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Postby Stargzer » Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:35 pm

Time to retire an old Irish rebellion line:

Death to every foe and traitor. Onward, strike the marching tune
And hurrah me boys for freedom, it's the rising of the moon.


in favor of one from a famous American rebel and patriot:

"To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them."

-- Richard Henry Lee
Regards//Larry

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