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Re: The actual Worst of Road Signs
« Reply #175 on: June 26, 2021, 11:09:18 PM »

Was that sign designed in New Zealand? :)

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Re: The actual Worst of Road Signs
« Reply #176 on: June 27, 2021, 12:03:19 AM »

That goes in the erroneous thread.

^^ Or, more fittingly, the signs with design errors thread

Ah, here we go again...
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Re: The actual Worst of Road Signs
« Reply #177 on: June 27, 2021, 11:24:56 PM »

That goes in the erroneous thread.

^^ Or, more fittingly, the signs with design errors thread

Ah, here we go again...

Do you guys think it would be funnier if someone were to merge all the sucky-sign threads into one big one, or if all of the posts complaining about posts going in the wrong thread got moved without context to a "Complaints about sign photos in the wrong thread" thread? Asking for a friend.
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Re: The actual Worst of Road Signs
« Reply #178 on: June 28, 2021, 06:00:05 AM »

The photo should be moved (as long as the complaint is accurate), and the complaint should be deleted once the move is done.
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Re: The actual Worst of Road Signs
« Reply #179 on: June 28, 2021, 03:58:21 PM »

The photo should be moved (as long as the complaint is accurate), and the complaint should be deleted once the move is done.

I'm not doing that because all of these complaints are entirely subjective, so then I'd just get complaints from people wanting it moved back.

It'd be a lot better if people would just stop fucking trying to gatekeep the thread.
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Re: The actual Worst of Road Signs
« Reply #180 on: June 28, 2021, 06:52:15 PM »

I'm not certain if this would fit in the actual worst, but I'll let y'all be the judge.



(original size)

The font is off on all signs, the "NORD" is off-center and has an unnecessary green border around it.
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Re: The actual Worst of Road Signs
« Reply #181 on: June 28, 2021, 07:12:28 PM »

Not only that, it's not even the same wrong font.
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Re: The actual Worst of Road Signs
« Reply #182 on: June 28, 2021, 07:37:49 PM »

I'm not certain if this would fit in the actual worst, but I'll let y'all be the judge.



(original size)

The font is off on all signs, the "NORD" is off-center and has an unnecessary green border around it.

That’s pretty bad…
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Re: The actual Worst of Road Signs
« Reply #183 on: June 28, 2021, 07:43:20 PM »

Not only that, it's not even the same wrong font.

That's what I thought too. How do you choose two fonts and fail to use the right one twice?
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Re: The actual Worst of Road Signs
« Reply #184 on: June 28, 2021, 08:23:43 PM »

I'm not certain if this would fit in the actual worst, but I'll let y'all be the judge.



(original size)

The font is off on all signs, the "NORD" is off-center and has an unnecessary green border around it.

Uhhhh, who paid these lads to post these signs? That 369 looks kind of Bannschrift-ish. The NORD, on the other hand, is kinda self explanatory.
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Re: The actual Worst of Road Signs
« Reply #185 on: June 28, 2021, 08:50:57 PM »

I'm not certain if this would fit in the actual worst, but I'll let y'all be the judge.



(original size)

The font is off on all signs, the "NORD" is off-center and has an unnecessary green border around it.

Uhhhh, who paid these lads to post these signs? That 369 looks kind of Bannschrift-ish. The NORD, on the other hand, is kinda self explanatory.

That's definitely a Ville de Québec install. I don't dislike the 369 shield, personally, but the assembly as a whole is definitely the result of binge drinking at the sign shop.
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Re: The actual Worst of Road Signs
« Reply #186 on: June 29, 2021, 10:50:29 PM »

That goes in the erroneous thread.

^^ Or, more fittingly, the signs with design errors thread

Ah, here we go again...

Do you guys think it would be funnier if someone were to merge all the sucky-sign threads into one big one, or if all of the posts complaining about posts going in the wrong thread got moved without context to a "Complaints about sign photos in the wrong thread" thread? Asking for a friend.

To be honest, that's probably the genius of the Good, Bad, and Ugly thread. Everything fits there one way or the other.
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Re: The actual Worst of Road Signs
« Reply #187 on: June 30, 2021, 04:42:06 PM »

I could count the flaws on this sign on more than one hand. Another Oklahoma special:



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Re: The actual Worst of Road Signs
« Reply #188 on: July 03, 2021, 11:46:21 PM »

I could count the flaws on this sign on more than one hand. Another Oklahoma special:



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Oklahoma does have a knack for creating some of the worst signs I've ever seen.
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Re: The actual Worst of Road Signs
« Reply #189 on: July 04, 2021, 07:58:28 PM »

I could count the flaws on this sign on more than one hand. Another Oklahoma special:



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Oklahoma does have a knack for creating some of the worst signs I've ever seen.

Yeah, I've noticed that a lot... and I didn't have to search extensively: I was reading an old thread and clicked on a random street view. I was curious at how the toll booths looked like and found this. There are others at other boots, by the way.
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Re: The actual Worst of Road Signs
« Reply #190 on: July 11, 2021, 08:24:54 PM »

I don't know how this sign got past TxDot quality control:

https://www.google.com/maps/@33.0374459,-96.7045866,3a,15y,56.83h,116.22t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sTtHt_B0fN2RSqna3mqBspQ!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

Not only is the font size different on the 7 and 5, but it's also different on the extraneous U and S! Not to mention there's a lot of kerning issues plus the font isn't right (plus is the "north" Clearview?). Truly an ugly sign. And strangely enough, the westbound sign looks fine.

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Re: The actual Worst of Road Signs
« Reply #191 on: July 11, 2021, 09:17:00 PM »

^^ The font is Helvetica.
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Re: The actual Worst of Road Signs
« Reply #192 on: July 11, 2021, 11:47:15 PM »

I don't know how this sign got past TxDot quality control:

https://www.google.com/maps/@33.0374459,-96.7045866,3a,15y,56.83h,116.22t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sTtHt_B0fN2RSqna3mqBspQ!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

Not only is the font size different on the 7 and 5, but it's also different on the extraneous U and S! Not to mention there's a lot of kerning issues plus the font isn't right (plus is the "north" Clearview?). Truly an ugly sign. And strangely enough, the westbound sign looks fine.

That one has to be a City of Plano sign. They cant even make standard regulatory signs look right
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Re: The actual Worst of Road Signs
« Reply #193 on: July 19, 2021, 04:09:28 PM »

You'll find this immediately north of the border at the exit from the duty-free shop where Autoroute 15 becomes I-87. (The border is where the fence is.) It's unclear who commissioned this sign. Quebec usually has pretty good Interstate shields on their BGSs, which makes me think this sign was commissioned by whoever runs the duty-free. If that's the case, maybe they get a pass.

https://goo.gl/maps/VNjQQkPq2iJmBKuN9
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Re: The actual Worst of Road Signs
« Reply #194 on: July 24, 2021, 04:15:55 AM »

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Re: The actual Worst of Road Signs
« Reply #195 on: July 24, 2021, 10:36:37 AM »

Spaces? Who needs them.


Wonder if that was done deliberately to match a business name.
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Re: The actual Worst of Road Signs
« Reply #196 on: July 24, 2021, 04:26:52 PM »

That was my first thought also, but nope. If you go down both streets you’ll see other signs with spaces.
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Re: The actual Worst of Road Signs
« Reply #197 on: July 24, 2021, 05:29:52 PM »

That's also Frutiger and not a real road sign font.
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Re: The actual Worst of Road Signs
« Reply #198 on: July 25, 2021, 11:47:34 AM »

Spaces? Who needs them.



Hell just be glad NCDOT actually used decent sized blades there. Because a lot of theirs... NO (if they even bother to install some at all).
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Re: The actual Worst of Road Signs
« Reply #199 on: August 02, 2021, 04:25:56 PM »

New Mexico is easy pickins...

https://goo.gl/maps/Mvmhc7n34CZNbUSj9

1.  Uneven posts.
2.  3/4 error.
3.  Arrow slapped on wherever it fit.
4.  Who needs a route shield and plaque, when all text on a green sign will do?

Anything else I'm missing?
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