Signature Files explained

Signature Files explained

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“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#1 Jun 11, 2012
Let me bring you up to speed, since you seem ignorant of internet practices and confused as usual, my anonymous friend.

What you call my "link" is what is known as a "signature file", which I've used for years and will continue to use, as it provides information on me, as well in the case of this current forgery and identity theft of my name, additional proof of my identity as ooposed to the criminal trying to pass himself off as me.

Here's one definition, since you seem so confused:

http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/definiti...

A signature file is a short text file you create for use as a standard appendage at the end of your e-mail notes or Usenet messages. For example, you might include your full name, occupation or position, phone number, fax number, e-mail address, and the address of your Web site if you have one. Many people also include a favorite quote, company motto, or short personal statement.

Most e-mail and Usenet news facilities make it possible for you to either create the signature file as part of the application or to specify another file you've created with a word processor. Then, you tell the facility (usually in an "Options" menu) the name of your signature file and it automatically adds it to the note or message template it provides you.

Now, that explained, my original message to and about the forger attemting to commit identity theft of my name and intellectual property stands as posted earlier:

***

For the record, the post above was made by a forger using the name "Will Dockery".

Not sure of the motive or agenda of why this person is forging my name but the identity theft is noted.

To the forger attemting to commit identity theft of my name and intellectual property, I request you Cease and Desist from using my name, "Will Dockery", as shown to be a violation of the Topix.com Terms Of Service.

***

Thank you and have a nice day.

--
Music & poetry from Will Dockery & Friends:
http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery
Tick Appendage

Columbus, GA

#2 Jun 11, 2012
Don't click onto the TICK APPENDAGE. He wants people to see his hats, t-shirts and CDs and music. As far as that other person goes just like JOHN SMITH, DAVID JONES, and JOHN DOE that woman is entitled to be named or choose the name if she wants too. You do not own that name. No more than the MCDONALD'S CORPORATION owns the use of the name RONALD MCDONALD. There are millions of people with the same name. That girl posted her photo with black horned rimmed glasses as an avatar. CLEARLY disguishing themself as another person but with the same name spelling. Quit trying to hog that name. You do not own that name. If that person posted your photo and your birth certificate that is one thing. But JOHN SMITH in Columbus Georgia is not identity swiping the name of all the other John Smith's in the world. You are just jealous because that other poster with the same name is more loved and liked by all the Topix readers than you. You are not being fair to the other JOHN SMITH. How dare you try and hog their name! So HHHHHHHHHHURSH THEM CHOPS!

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#3 Jun 11, 2012
Tick Appendage wrote:
Quit trying to hog that name. You do not own that name.

<confused gibberish snipped>
You seem confused as you so often do, my anonymous little friend.

Read slowly now, or have someone who can read do it for you:

While many people the world over share the same name by coincidence, that's not the same as a person forging another person's name and commiting identity theft in order to fool others by passing himself off as the person he is forging or stealing the identity and intellectual property of.

That's not at all the same thing as what the forger/identity thief is doing here, as his name is not "Will Dockery", but rather his is purposfully trying to pass himself off as, and otherwise confuse readers into thinking his posts are mine. He does not have the same name as me by coincidence, but is commiting identity theft and forgery, as the article below explains.

When someone is trying to commit identity theft and forgery by trying to pass themselves off as me, then it becomes another matter, and is a noted violation of the Topix.com Terms Of Service.

My statement remains:

***

The forgery and identity theft of my name "Will Dockery" is noted, again, which turns out to be a violation of Topix.com Terms Of Service. I request you cease and desist using my name for your forgeries, please.

***

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-signature-for...

"...Signature forgery is a crime committed when a person signs another party's name or alters a document in order to commit fraud or deceive others. One common example of signature forgery involves check writing. If a person signs the name of the checking account holder to a check without the account holder’s permission, this is considered signature forgery. Likewise, signing another person’s signature to a range of other written documents without his permission also constitutes signature forgery.

The purpose or intent of signing another person’s name to a document is key in determining whether or not it is considered signature forgery. In most jurisdictions, the signer has to intend some type of deceit or plan to commit fraud for it to be considered forgery. Incidents in which a person has permission to sign another party’s name are not considered a crime.

An act can be considered signature forgery without regard to whether or not the entire signed document was created fraudulently — a forgery may occur if a person creates an entire document and signs someone else’s name to it. Many jurisdictions also consider it forgery, however, if a person alters a legitimately signed document by erasing, inserting, or changing any part of it without the signer’s knowledge and consent. Additionally, the document in question need not be a legal contract or other legal document for it to be considered forgery. A falsely signed or altered letter may be considered forgery as well..."

Hope that clears up your confusion, and have a nice day.

--
Music & poetry from Will Dockery & Friends:
http://www.re verbn ation.com/willdockery
She Made Her Own

Columbus, GA

#4 Jun 11, 2012
She has her own avatar photo. Her band is THE SHADOWVILLE PLANETS. She is not logging on as you. Just like all the millions of RONALD MCDONALDS the world over do not try and dress in clown costumes. She is PRETTY and you are the flasher trench coat wearing end of the world guy. So leave her alone! She is not YOU! Her band THE SHADOWVILLE PLANETS is awesome! You better quit calling her a criminal! She has pretty side curls and a lovely smile! All of THE TOPIX FORUM READERS LOVE HER!Back off that pretty girl! She is too young for you anyway!
Forge some

Columbus, GA

#5 Jun 11, 2012
Forge some bath water. And some soap. And some dode-erunt. And some per-foom!

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#6 Jun 11, 2012
She Made Her Own wrote:
She has her own avatar photo. Her band is THE SHADOWVILLE PLANETS... Her band THE SHADOWVILLE PLANETS is awesome!
That has nothing to do with what I'm talking about, which is the forgery and identity theft of my name, "Will Dockery". What she seems to be doing if in fact any of what you wrote is true, is more of what the French call an "Homage".

More on that later.

While many people the world over share the same name by coincidence, that's not the same as a person forging another person's name and commiting identity theft in order to fool others by passing himself off as the person he is forging or stealing the identity and intellectual property of.

That's not at all the same thing as what the forger/identity thief is doing here, as his name is not "Will Dockery", but rather his is purposfully trying to pass himself off as, and otherwise confuse readers into thinking his posts are mine. He does not have the same name as me by coincidence, but is commiting identity theft and forgery, as the article below explains.

When someone is trying to commit identity theft and forgery by trying to pass themselves off as me, then it becomes another matter, and is a noted violation of the Topix.com Terms Of Service.

My statement remains:

***

The forgery and identity theft of my name "Will Dockery" is noted, again, which turns out to be a violation of Topix.com Terms Of Service. I request you cease and desist using my name for your forgeries, please.

***

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-signature-for...

"...Signature forgery is a crime committed when a person signs another party's name or alters a document in order to commit fraud or deceive others. One common example of signature forgery involves check writing. If a person signs the name of the checking account holder to a check without the account holder’s permission, this is considered signature forgery. Likewise, signing another person’s signature to a range of other written documents without his permission also constitutes signature forgery.

The purpose or intent of signing another person’s name to a document is key in determining whether or not it is considered signature forgery. In most jurisdictions, the signer has to intend some type of deceit or plan to commit fraud for it to be considered forgery. Incidents in which a person has permission to sign another party’s name are not considered a crime.

An act can be considered signature forgery without regard to whether or not the entire signed document was created fraudulently — a forgery may occur if a person creates an entire document and signs someone else’s name to it. Many jurisdictions also consider it forgery, however, if a person alters a legitimately signed document by erasing, inserting, or changing any part of it without the signer’s knowledge and consent. Additionally, the document in question need not be a legal contract or other legal document for it to be considered forgery. A falsely signed or altered letter may be considered forgery as well..."

Hope that clears up your confusion, and have a nice day.

--
Music & poetry from Will Dockery & Friends:
http://www.re verbn ation.com/willdockery
That Pretty Girl

Columbus, GA

#7 Jun 11, 2012
She is NUMBER ONE! ON THE COLUMBUS TOPIX CHARTS! WE ALL LOVE HER! Soon she shall be the Lady Ga Ga of the Southeast! Her band THE SHADOWVILLE PLANETS is number one! She shall be a STAR!

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#8 Jun 11, 2012
That Pretty Girl wrote:
She is NUMBER ONE! ON THE COLUMBUS TOPIX CHARTS! WE ALL LOVE HER! Soon she shall be the Lady Ga Ga of the Southeast! Her band THE SHADOWVILLE PLANETS is number one! She shall be a STAR!
Gotta link?

--
Music & poetry from Will Dockery & Friends:
http://www.re verbn ation.com/willdockery

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#9 Feb 10, 2013
Let me bring you up to speed, since you seem ignorant of internet practices and confused as usual, my anonymous friend.

What you call my "link" is what is known as a "signature file", which I've used for years and will continue to use, as it provides information on me, as well in the case of this current forgery and identity theft of my name, additional proof of my identity as ooposed to the criminal trying to pass himself off as me.

Here's one definition, since you seem so confused:

http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/definiti...

A signature file is a short text file you create for use as a standard appendage at the end of your e-mail notes or Usenet messages. For example, you might include your full name, occupation or position, phone number, fax number, e-mail address, and the address of your Web site if you have one. Many people also include a favorite quote, company motto, or short personal statement.

Most e-mail and Usenet news facilities make it possible for you to either create the signature file as part of the application or to specify another file you've created with a word processor. Then, you tell the facility (usually in an "Options" menu) the name of your signature file and it automatically adds it to the note or message template it provides you.

Now, that explained, my original message to and about the forger attemting to commit identity theft of my name and intellectual property stands as posted earlier:

***
For the record, the post above was made by a forger using the name "Will Dockery".
Not sure of the motive or agenda of why this person is forging my name but the identity theft is noted.
To the forger attemting to commit identity theft of my name and intellectual property, I request you Cease and Desist from using my name, "Will Dockery", as shown to be a violation of the Topix.com Terms Of Service.
***

Thank you and have a nice day.

--
Ashes To Justice / Will Dockery & Sandy Madaris
http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery/song/...
Spam Control

Columbus, GA

#10 Feb 10, 2013
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/columbus-ga/T...
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/columbus-ga/T...
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/columbus-ga/T...
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/columbus-ga/T...
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/columbus-ga/T...

Posting the same thing over and over constitutes spam.
Above I have posted just a sampling of the the copy and paste tactics of the same post used to fill the board with spam.
I find it frustrating to find topics I am interested in buried under the same posts over and over again and will start complaining to the moderators about it.
This has nothing to do with a one-line "signature" its all about spam and the spamming practices of one user.

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#11 Feb 10, 2013
Spam Control wrote:
I find it frustrating to find topics I am interested in buried.
Post a reply to topics you're interested in and it'll move that one up.

Ignore the rest.

Try it, it works for me.

--
Ashes To Justice / Will Dockery & Sandy Madaris
http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery/song/...

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#12 Feb 10, 2013
That Pretty Girl wrote:
She is NUMBER ONE! ON THE COLUMBUS TOPIX CHARTS! WE ALL LOVE HER! Soon she shall be the Lady Ga Ga of the Southeast! Her band THE SHADOWVILLE PLANETS is number one! She shall be a STAR!
I forgot about her!

Where did she go?

--
Ashes To Justice / Will Dockery & Sandy Madaris
http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery/song/...
Death Nail

Douglasville, GA

#13 Feb 10, 2013
Will Dockery wrote:
<quoted text>
I forgot about her!
Where did she go?
--
Ashes To Justice / Will Dockery & Sandy Madaris
http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery/song/...
Uh, you got her banned A-hole.

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#14 Feb 11, 2013
Death Nail wrote:
<quoted text>
Uh, you got her banned A-hole.
No, if "she" was "banned", she did it all by herself.

It appears to me the posts are deleted by Topix.com when the writes violate the Terms of Service that is stated with each post in fine print.

"Please note by clicking on "Post Comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator."

Hope that clears up your confusion.

--
"Over You" / Will Dockery & The Shadowville All Stars
http://youtu.be/4rvCp_xzWH8

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#15 Sep 27, 2013
Reposted for EMW and other newcomers who may not understand Signature Files aka Sig Files.

Let me bring you up to speed on some long standing and traditional internet practices such as "sig files" and the posting of information on Forums and Newsgroups.

What you call my "link" is what is known as a "signature file", which I've used for years and will continue to use, as it provides information about me and my work as well as additional proof of my identity.

Here's one definition, since you seem so confused:

http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/definiti...

"...A signature file is a short text file you create for use as a standard appendage at the end of your e-mail notes or Usenet messages. For example, you might include your full name, occupation or position, phone number, fax number, e-mail address, and the address of your Web site if you have one. Many people also include a favorite quote, company motto, or short personal statement.

Most e-mail and Usenet news facilities make it possible for you to either create the signature file as part of the application or to specify another file you've created with a word processor. Then, you tell the facility (usually in an "Options" menu) the name of your signature file and it automatically adds it to the note or message template it provides you..."

So, no, I want to get this straight, for the record and for all new comers to the Forum: I only post under my real name here and under this registered profile you see here right now.

Agree with me or not, love or hate me or my poetry, this is me, the real thing, and I stand behind what I post here by using my real identity.

As for posting on topics, I don't think you'll find a wider range of opinions than mine and the variety of subjects I have an interest in. Yes, I post my "sig file" and links to my work for those who are interested at the bottom of my posts, and this is a tradition older users have going back to the early days of the internet, right after Al Gore invented it.

Anyway EMW, post what you want, ignore or flame what you want, but don't waste your time on guessing games and/or trying to falsely accuse me of posting that garbage the anonymous trolls are putting out, I am, and will remain, Will Dockery.

And have a nice day!

--
Music & poetry from Will Dockery & The Shadowville All-Stars:
http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#16 Sep 27, 2013
Again, Sig Files explained...

I always sign/end my posts with a "Sif File", a signature, that IDs me and can provide information on my for those with an interest. These sig files go back to the early days of the interest, message boards, Newsgroups and Forums... U feel everyone should have one and most compyters/sites still provide the funtion as optional.

A "sig file" usually starts with a " -- " line and then a quote and sometimes a link, like so:

--
Music & poetry from Will Dockery & The Shadowville All-Stars:
http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery
Lickskillet

Meansville, GA

#17 Sep 27, 2013
Spam Control wrote:
http://www.topix.com/forum/cit y/columbus-ga/T8Q4LF336R9FD78P F/p2
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/columbus-ga/T...
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/columbus-ga/T...
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/columbus-ga/T...
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/columbus-ga/T...
Posting the same thing over and over constitutes spam.
Above I have posted just a sampling of the the copy and paste tactics of the same post used to fill the board with spam.
I find it frustrating to find topics I am interested in buried under the same posts over and over again and will start complaining to the moderators about it.
This has nothing to do with a one-line "signature" its all about spam and the spamming practices of one user.
This quoted text above is all the new people need to know about you in my opinion.
Thanks for bringing it back.

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#18 Sep 27, 2013
Lickskillet wrote:
<quoted text>
This quoted text above is all the new people need to know about you in my opinion.
Thanks for bringing it back.
And here comes little Lick, a typical example of the "Flame Troll", a worthless post from an unregistered, anonymous troll.

Here's a great write-up on this type of malicious cretin like Lick Off and his anonymous ilk:

http://tinyurl.com/flame-trolling

"Which illustrates the first, most
important, technique of flame/trolling: Keep saying the same thing about
and to your target, but not in the same place. keep switching it from thread to thread.

This technique has enormous advantages. First, it's easy: the troll can
just keep copy/pasting the same message over and over again (the way the
‘generic troll’ has been doing the past couple of weeks).

Second, with minimal effort, the troll disrupts as many threads as
possible: every one, in fact, in which the target dares to post something
(also the way the ‘generic trol’l has been doing the past couple of weeks.
Disrupting all the threads in which a target posts would not only
discourage the target from posting; it would also make all the other
readers of the thread stop reading; and both target and other readers,
therefore, more likely to give up on the group.

Third, the troll never has to prove anything or back anything up, as the
readers of the thread have no idea what he's even talking about, much less
its veracity. The troll can not only claim whatever he wants, but claim
that whatever he's claimed - that the target is a poetaster, a pedophile, or whatever, has already been proven or 'demonstrated' somewhere; and the reader has no way of knowing whether or not that’s the case, Even if the target goes to the pains of rebutting the troll's claims, it makes no
difference: the troll will just run off and post the same thing in other threads..." -George Dance at http://tinyurl.com/flame-trolling

And have a nice day... heh.

--
Music & poetry from Will Dockery & The Shadowville All-Stars:
http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery
Lickskillet

Meansville, GA

#19 Sep 27, 2013
Spam Control wrote:
http://www.topix.com/forum/cit y/columbus-ga/T8Q4LF336R9FD78P F/p2
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/columbus-ga/T...
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/columbus-ga/T...
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/columbus-ga/T...
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/columbus-ga/T...
Posting the same thing over and over constitutes spam.
Above I have posted just a sampling of the the copy and paste tactics of the same post used to fill the board with spam.
I find it frustrating to find topics I am interested in buried under the same posts over and over again and will start complaining to the moderators about it.
This has nothing to do with a one-line "signature" its all about spam and the spamming practices of one user.
C'mon Will, it ain't like that. Even the new people here acknowledge that you spam up this board.
The first step to recover is admitting you have a problem, not lashing out at people like you are doing.

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#20 Sep 27, 2013
Lickskillet wrote:
<quoted text>
C'mon Will, it ain't like that.

<trollish garbage snipped>
Again, typical "Flame Troll" behavior from you, Lick.

Read the article and wise up.

--
Music & poetry from Will Dockery & The Shadowville All-Stars:
http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery

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