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 for sig block
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  sig block
   /sig blok/, n.
  
      [Internet and Usenet; often written ?.sig? there] Short for ?signature?,
      used specifically to refer to the electronic signature block that most Unix
      mail- and news-posting software will automagically append to outgoing
      mail and news. The composition of one's sig can be quite an art form,
      including an ASCII logo, one's choice of witty sayings (see sig quote, {
      fool file), or even source code for small programs about which the author
      wishes to make a statement; but many consider large sigs a waste of {
      bandwidth, and it has been observed that the size of one's sig block is
      usually inversely proportional to one's longevity and level of prestige on
      the net. See also doubled sig, McQuary limit.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  sig block
  
     /sig blok/ [Unix; often written ".sig" there].  See
     signature.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  

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