15962Re: [Hammock Camping] Signing your posts
- Oct 5, 2006just for fun... ed, i don`t guess that really applys to me. i`m not any of those people you mentioned... i`m a hammock enthusiast, but don`t have a web site (yet). i have introduced quite a few people to backpacking, camping, & day hiking since the mid 80s. and in the last year or so i`ve even converted a few ground dwellers into hammockers. but i don`t know of any way to say that in a signature with out sounding like i was bragging <g>
mabey i can just be seen as a contributer to this growing passion, but i don`t know how to say that in a signature either.
mabey my signature is good enough... just paying respect to the One that gave us all these beautiful places to hang our hammocks :~) ...tim
Ed Speer <ed@...> wrote: We have many members who post often and thus have become easily
recognized by their short signature. However, newcomers who don't
recognize the short signatures might benefit from more
transparency. In the spirit of transparency, I always sign my posts
with some words that identify who I am, as you can see at the end of
this post. Those on the List who have unique experience or
qualifications might consider doing the same. For instance, if you
are a BackPack Gear Tester, why not say so? Or a hammock sales
rep. Or a hammock manufacturer. Or a long-distance hiker. Or a
hammock enthusiast with an informative web site. Or a long-time
hammock user. Of course anonymity is one of the attractions of a
discussion group like ours, and there's no need for everyone to use
a signature like mine. But for those who would like to better
identify themselves; please feel free to do so. I simply set up
my `email signature' in Outlook and call it Hammock Camping List (I
have several email signatures that I use for different occasions).
When recommending specific gear, many folks mention in their posts
that they are not financially associated with the product or
manufacturerthis is greatly appreciated as it's not always obvious
who the writer is. I certainly encourage this and I suspect
everyone else on the List also appreciates it. But our List also
includes some folks, who, like me, have a financial interest in the
gear they talk about. Since our List is open to all, we do have
several other hammock manufacturers, sales reps, and gear vendors
among us. While we discourage out and out advertising or blatant
commercialism, we do encourage everyone's input, as long as it is
respectufl and informative. Signing off with an appropriate
signature could go a long way in maintaining the transparency we all
Please feel free to express yourself in your signature!
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Editor, Hammock Camping News
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