I have a question regarding the use of quotes in signature lines when members post here. I know that the provost, or the provost's computer censors some words, but are those words or similar usages allowed in the signature lines?
My question arises from the signature used by John1862. He uses an unattributed quote in which a word that might be found objectionable is used. Now, I normally don't have a problem with coarse language, in the right circumstances, but I don't believe that simply because it's a supposed quote from A. Lincoln that it is appropriate for use here. The forum guidelines mentioned in the "Manners" thread indicate that profanity is not acceptable here. He has been using this quote apparently since he first joined the forum, and I guess no one has complained.
May I suggest that people who use quotes in this fashion at least give some mention of who said it, and when?
Also, I'd like to suggest that anyone who uses a quote look it up and get it right. There is someone, I can't recall who, using an almost correct quote of Stonewall Jackson's last words: "Let us cross over the river, and rest in the shade of the trees." p. 446, "They Called Him Stonewall" by Burke Davis. The version being used in a signature line here barely matches this.