I actually like to see those messages (in shortened form though ... "Sent from my mobile device.")
This helps us to know why someone would be contributing brief blurb to a conversation with what might otherwise seem like a callous and offhand remark. This kind of message is an added qualifier that the person is commenting under limited capacity.
Creating a reg exp to deal with all of the variations would also be difficult, and almost certainly, some would get through. perhaps it is better to ask people that their mobile sigs be generic and very brief. ... changing mine now ;)
I tend to agree with Z on this. Seeing that a user is mobile helps me to acknowledge different things from the conversation (and dedication to STEP
). I tend to associate those that are keeping up with the forum even when they are away as more dedicated members. I'm not saying this is true or not. It's just how I personally interpret it.
Also seeing the "sent from" message lets me know that a user is mobile and may not be able to respond as quickly as other users. I know many of us keep up with the forums from work, myself included; however, that doesn't mean we'll be able to respond quickly because work will usually take priority. The majority of these post seem to come from staff members.
With that said, I'll change mine to something shorter that doesn't include Tapatalk in the line.