Feedback to the Gallery of Signatures

When having put up a new signature in my Gallery I drop an email to the author of the signature in order to inform him about the publication of his signature in the WWW. Below you find some feedback to these notification emails.
11/30/98
08:16
nette zusammenstellung übrigens...
10/12/98
16:29
Bitte nimm mich doch aus deiner Signature-Gallerie.
Ist imho nur ein Weg mehr, Adressen fuer Spamming zu sammeln.
09/22/98
11:04
It is a neat idea of exhibiting the sgns.
09/18/98
15:37
nice job!
09/18/98
13:05
Nice web page.  Thanx for telling me about it.
09/17/98
21:47
I don't mind publishing my sig on your www site, really :-)

It's pretty interesting to take a look at people's signatures, and
really nice to find mine among them.
09/17/98
08:13
Bei solchen Aktionen sollte man/frau VORHER die betreffende(n) Persone(n)
befragen.

Ich habe ganz entschieden etwas dagegen, daß Du meine Signature ohne zu
fragen auf Deiner Seite ausstellst. 

Bitte entferne sie dort wieder.
09/16/98
19:52
>One of your signature blocks is also exhibited there. Thus I
>cordially invite you to visit my Gallery of Signatures at

Which I did - and I must admit, that I find your site very worth a
visit. Keep up the good work!
[...]
I have absolutely no problem with you quoting a .sig of mine.
09/14/98
18:16
Es ist eine Frechheit ohne vorheriges Einverständnis der einzelnen
Nutzer die e-mail Adresse in irgendwelchen dubiosen
e-mail-Verzeichnissen abzulegen!

Ich möchte, daß mein Eintrag sofort gelöscht wird, ich werde dies
überprüfen!

An Ihrer Stelle würde ich mir überlegen, ob dies der richtige Weg ist,
Datenschutz zu gewährleisten!
09/14/98
08:02
Ich verlange die *sofortige* Entfernung meiner dienstlichen
Email-Adresse sowie der Telefonnummern von Deiner Web-Site. Ich kann
nur hoffen, daß die Site nicht von Spamern gescannt wird. Sonst
hättest Du einer Menge Leuten einen Bärendienst erwiesen. Die
restlichen Sig-Texte können von mir aus stehen bleiben.
09/13/98
22:37
I certainly don't mind you posting my sig file
at your site...   I'm surprised that you only have one of mine!  :)
I have many and rotate them quite a bit...
09/13/98
21:55
Ist ja echt ne schoene Sammlung geworden.
09/13/98
16:46
Danke für die Mühe und die Ehre.
09/13/98
10:28
Wowie! this is cool, I just doodled it for a contest :)  Guess everyone
just likes it.
09/01/98
12:43
An honour indeed!
09/01/98
11:55
You did a good job in sorting those signatures. By the way, it is amazing
that you still keep my old signature file 3 or 4 years ago.
08/31/98
12:10
Please remove my sig from your gallery.
08/31/98
12:08
Please remove my signature block from your gallery. I do not 
participate in newsgroups anymore, and do not want to be archived in
any way.
08/31/98
12:01
Schoen, seine Sig in einer Sammlung zu sehen.
08/31/98
09:37
Irgendwie finde ich es nicht so gut, dass meine dienstl. Telefonnummer
jetzt weltweit zur Verfuegung steht, wer weiss, wer sich das jetzt alles
aus Deinen Seiten raussaugt ... Selbiges gilt eigentlich auch fuer die
Mailadresse, aber da ich ab und zu sowieso in oeffentlichen newsgroups
poste, ist die Adresse eh schon einigen Spammern bekannt, aber im
"oeffentlichen Fall" schmeisse ich alles bis auf den Spruch aus dem
Footer raus. Mir waers recht, wenn Du das auf Deiner WebSeite auch
eliminieren koenntest.
08/30/98
14:19
[...] if you are going to publish phone and fax numbers, they
ought to be correct ones. The ones in my sig on your page are 3 years
out of date, and anyone trying to use them will be frustrated. That
makes _me_ look stupid.:-)

IMHO, it might be better just to make a collection of names and
signature "slogans", etc., without publishing addresses, and especially
not phone numbers.
08/30/98
10:18
Thankyou for informing me of your action, you are the second person that I
know of who has done something like this, but the fist to tell me about it
(the other was a french document on sig files).  If required, you have my
permission to use my sig, of course, although I feel I should be thanking
you for considering my sig worthy of display.
08/30/98
09:43
I'm honored, thank you.  Your site is very well done.  :-)
08/30/98
02:38
Das ist ja nett. :-) Ich hätte nur einen Request, nämlich daß Du
irgendwelche direkten mailto:-URLs auf meine Adresse(n) bitte gegen Spam
schützt, z.B. durch ein angehängtes NOSPAM: xxxx@xxx.xx.NOSPAM
08/29/98
19:35
Eigentlich habe ich es nicht so gern, wenn Daten von mir veröffentlicht 
werden, ohne dass man mich *vorher* darüber informiert. Allerdings finde 
ich es gut, dass Du wenigstens *überhaupt* informierst. :-) Von mir aus 
kannst Du sie drin lassen, weil mir die Idee irgendwie gut gefallen hat.
08/29/98
11:07
Cool.
08/29/98
00:27
What a nice and intertaining site you've done there  :)
08/28/98
19:06
This is an interesting idea, though. My only worry is that spammers
could use it for the wrong purposes.
08/28/98
18:06
Da fühle ich mich ja glatt geehrt, daß ich da in Deiner "signature-gallery"
auftauche. :-)
Ich wünsche Dir noch viele nette replys.
08/28/98
17:15
Because of the problems with spammers, I'd rather my e-mail address
weren't posted. So I'd rather you took it down... :(
08/28/98
13:37
Too whom it may concern :

Please remove my signature from your signature gallery.  I did not give
approval of its use nor do I want the whole world to have it readily
available.  Please let me know when it has been removed.
08/28/98
13:15
I am sorry, but regulation within the company forbits this. Therefore I
like to ask you, to remove my signature from "Gallery of Signatures"
08/28/98
13:01
Wir haben gerade beim Mittagessen über die Gallery geredet. Meine Kollegen fanden die
Gallery zwar auch ganz nett, aber ein wenig langweilig zum Durchstöbern. Man weiß
nicht so recht, nach welchem Stichwort man suchen soll, und falls man nach einem Namen
sucht, dann ist es eher unwahrscheinlich, daß man bei 460 Einträgen einen Bekannten
findet. Ist es nicht denkbar, daß man nach irgendeinem Zufallsmechanismus die
Signaturen durchsucht?
08/28/98
12:45
a fascinating project.
08/28/98
11:18
[...] and good luck on your collection.  I enjoyed browsing!
08/28/98
10:56
Wonderful!  I always thought signatures were a valuable resource.
There are many things you could do in addition to what you have already
done.  Here are a couple ideas:

* Reference material, discussion, etc on the phenomenon of signatures.
* Reference sites for famous quotes, one-liners, etc.
* Distinguish original quotes from quotes of others.
* I see you include ASCII art, but it probably deserves several
  subcategories, and references to external material.  
* Allow people to rate signatures - how did you choose the ones you have?
* Reference related messaging gizmos and conventions - e.g. emoticons,
  quoting, flaming. Do you remember the "line eater" workarounds from
  about 10 years ago?

 > One of your signature blocks is also exhibited there. 

Good thing you say "one of ...".  I guess everyone changes theirs
occasionally.  Maybe you should include the date of the message that
you got the signature from.

[...]

How about a hierarchical tree to aid browsing?
The keyword mechanism is a step in that direction.  Take all the
keywords and group them into a couple level of categories.

How about indexing the signature contents and making it searchable?
08/28/98
10:46
Ich fühle mich geehrt.
08/28/98
10:28
Ganz toll die "Gallery of Signatures".
08/28/98
09:22
Tolle Idee!
08/28/98
08:41
May I kindly ask you to remove my signature as I do not appreciate having it
displayed to the world on a website. Moreover, as my role has changed to a more
management responsiblity the signature you have is a very old one and no longer
reflects my position.
08/28/98
08:28
I think the gallery is fun.
08/28/98
08:03
Never thought about this type of collection, thought I already saw very nice
one.
[...]
I don't know in English nor in German, but in french, there is a word for
every kind of collections. Even if nobody can remember those names. What
about "Sigemailphilia" (in french, siguemailphilie)? :-)

My best wishes for your collection
08/28/98
08:02
Thank you very much for your email telling me that you've included my
.sig in your gallery.  I'm flattered that you thought it worthy of
inclusion.
[...]
I haven't as yet had the opportunity to browse the rest of the gallery,
but I've bookmarked it and intend to do so.  Thanks again for giving me
a moment of imortality on your page.
08/27/98
22:29
funny idea, indeed..... ;-)
08/27/98
16:52
Thanks for collecting the signatures.  I too collect interesting and
witty signatures.  This is the first time I've ever heard that someone
else did, too.

Good luck with your project.  :-)

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