What do people mean by..

When people post something on these forums they will often end the message something like:

"sent from my whatever using tapotalk 3" or something like that. Whats the reason for doing this?
What benefit is this info to others? Its an odd thing I noticed that Ive only seen on these forums.
 

Pat "5mph"

A kilogrammicaly challenged woman
Moderator
Location
Glasgow
It's an automated signature from your mobile or tablet, I think.
Sort of the handset advertising itself. I think you can turn it off, prob some folks leave it on as default.
 

MrJamie

Oaf on a Bike
You can get apps for your phone that make it easier to browse and post on forums, but they tend to add that line to anything you post, like a little free advertising for their app. The comments like "sent from my bum" are people taking the pee out of the apps ;)

Edit: Pats getting too speedy ;)
 

jim55

Veteran
Location
glasgow
its added auto by the phone ,when i send email from my iphone it tagged at the bottom with"sent from my iphone".its a manufacturer thing ,tapatalk is as far as im aware an app for this site when u acess it from a phone /mobile device ,its in no way added by the person making the post ,its basically an advert:thumbsup:
 

Pat "5mph"

A kilogrammicaly challenged woman
Moderator
Location
Glasgow
he, he: I don't get a mobile signal when I'm at home, so I do not use it.
When I'm at work, I'm to busy working to use my mobile, anyhow can't see the touch screen if I don't put my glasses on .... too much hassle altogether fbooking or cchatting on the move :smile:
 
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User16625

Guest
You can get apps for your phone that make it easier to browse and post on forums, but they tend to add that line to anything you post, like a little free advertising for their app. The comments like "sent from my bum" are people taking the pee out of the apps ;)

Edit: Pats getting too speedy ;)

I see that now. Was wondering why people would actually bother to type that.

Sent by Voyager 1 after alien interception.
 

Andrew_Culture

Internet Marketing bod
I've switched off the brand advertising when possible, or have occasionally gently taken the Michael. But I change emails sent from my phone to say 'sent from mobile device' so recipients understand the reason for my brevity.
 
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