I had one of them for the first time last week, it was difficult...
Im glad im not the only one who hates electronic signing lol.
I find that I always seem to loose it by the time I've done the double 'L' so the rest never comes out the same.
It's even worse with the stupid electronic jobbies, I might as well just squirl the pen around for a bit for all the good it does
I just draw a penis every time, this way I know if it wasn't me that signed for something (wrong address). It's impossible to tell on the online 'proof' unless it's something specific!
I just scribble so it doesn't make any difference.
Am I right that if you haven't checked it you should right 'unchecked' or 'unopened' as signing for them is a sign you have checked the goods. Could be completely but a little voice just reared up and said something.
Mine looks like a line; with these things being around for a while now delivery men are beginning to lose the stylus and end up using a lidded biro!
Top necroing; got me!
Noli nothis permittere te terere.
I quite like the seals widely used in Japan. Most people keep at least 2-3 seals:
1. One that is used in "routine" situations which otherwise requires signing, such as receiving delivery. You'd probably just keep it next to the door, and it's not such a huge deal if it's "misplaced"*.
2. One exclusively used for banking. This one you would want to keep in a safe place and you do not want to lose it. Someone with it can basically use it to withdraw fund from your account (it is a risk).
3. One used for large transactions (e.g. purchase of property, and perhaps other important legal information). Those need to be registered with the council and people take uttermost care with them.
* I am not sure what people normally use for, say, signing up a mobile contract, but I use 1. it does mean something I have to remember taking with me (though signature can often still be used instead).
2 & 3 (especially 3), is usually custom job. Not to say they can't be forged, so I wouldn't say that it's better than a signature, but for the minority of us who aren't good at signing, it's a neat alternative.
It has been said that Japanese banking staff (for example), used to seeing near identical print, are more fussy about signature looking identical (hard even for those with fairly consistent signature).
The downside is that it's an extra cost. Mass manufactured seals are cheap (can be less than a pound), and while custom jobs need not be expensive (£25ish? not sure), it's still more than a simple pen.
I've got no idea how I managed to necro this? I've never ever done that before? has a post been deleted or something?
Once they actually take the leap to capacitative touch this shouldn't be a problem any more. Resistive is presumably more robust, but it's really really crap at actually taking a signature. Drawing penises is actually a good idea, might try that next time.
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