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View Poll Results: How do you sign electronic credit card readers?
My real signature (or as close as I can) 23 45.10%
Random squiggles/swirls. 26 50.98%
A picture 1 1.96%
Sign? who signs? pin pads ftw (for the AO Canadians) 0 0%
42 I pay cash 1 1.96%
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Old 02-07-2020, 04:52 PM
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I used to just squiggle. Then I went to the pharmacy one day to pick up a script, and they told me I already picked it up. I spent five minutes trying to imagine if I could have done, and forgotten it. But then they showed me the signature of the person who picked it up, and it was a completely different squiggle than my usual. So I started not squiggling.
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Fun story my signature on my license is ever so slightly different than my signature from when I first registered to vote. When I last voted in November the lady had me sign a second time... and then a third... and was still unhappy it didn't exactly match my 18-year-old self's signature... ended up having to have the "manager" sorta look at it all with a very skeptical look until I could finally vote. Felt a lot like the liquor store a few years ago...
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What ends up going through when I try looks like my handwriting, but fairly often either the box on the signature pad doesn't line up with the box on the screen (so the top/bottom of the signature is cut off), or there is some issue with conversion and only parts of the signature go through and it looks disjointed.

Because of those issues, I rarely try to make it legible when I'm somewhere I regularly shop, but if I'm out of town or it's a large $$ purchase I will put in the effort to make it look right.
We've been using docusign at work, and most people just use the cursive font as their signature. But I'd rather use my real signature, or at least as close as I can get. Anyone can hack in and pick the cursive font, so that doesn't really prove you signed it, right? But if it at least looks like your signature, that's more verifiable.

Problem is, as bad as those signature pads are, signing your name with a mouse is WAY worse. I gave up after about 10 tries and said "close enough".
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We've been using docusign at work, and most people just use the cursive font as their signature. But I'd rather use my real signature, or at least as close as I can get. Anyone can hack in and pick the cursive font, so that doesn't really prove you signed it, right? But if it at least looks like your signature, that's more verifiable.

Problem is, as bad as those signature pads are, signing your name with a mouse is WAY worse. I gave up after about 10 tries and said "close enough".
You can upload an image. Just sign your name on a piece of paper, scan it, upload it and then you have your real signature. No mouse signing required.
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You can upload an image. Just sign your name on a piece of paper, scan it, upload it and then you have your real signature. No mouse signing required.
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My signature is a scribble. But it's not that random. It's basically a messy "M" with a squiggle behind it. Sometimes I'll throw a messy "S" in the middle of it if I'm feeling like it.
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My actual signature looks like a squiggle
this. it used to be recognizable as actual letters, but over the years i've backslid into a jagged squiggle. probably should have been a Dr.
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I sign the pad the same way I sign anything else. That said, neither is legible to anyone who isn't me. My signature looks like a squiggle, but I know where the letters are.

When I was young, I signed my name with very nice penmanship, and everyone could read it. I had lovely handwriting. As I've aged... well... who has time for that?
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