lionman - 04:58 pm - Signatures.
My AMEX card used to have 'Lionman' on it, and it was the signature on the back, and it matched what I signed. I did have a few folks question it, but I don't think I ever had it refused.
crassus - 06:07 pm
actually there's a reason for all this..
signatures aren't important due to the symbols.. it's due to how the symbols are written. everyone's brain has a particular way of working and even if I were to write Gorge instead of my real name, a good handwriting expert would be able to tell who's it is. How big is the first letter vs. the others, how scribbly is it written, etc... now, as far as grids and stuff, yeah I can see that getting a bit far-fetched, but it's still legal, becase think of it.. how did you make the grid? perfect and proper? lazily? with a ruler? etc.. so even in a straight line you can tell a lot about a person's psychology, which is what signatures are developed for in the first place.. tells you something about John Hancock.