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Author Topic: What would cause you to lose interest in roadgeeking?  (Read 1946 times)

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Re: What would cause you to lose interest in roadgeeking?
« Reply #75 on: January 28, 2019, 03:28:19 PM »

Dementia...   maybe.
On the plus side, you'll meet new people every day.

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Re: What would cause you to lose interest in roadgeeking?
« Reply #76 on: January 28, 2019, 03:36:10 PM »

Interest would still be there even if I developed some disability.

Probably, but if it was a life-changing disability, your day-to-day interests may change (though you may still have a lingering interest in the back of your mind).
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Re: What would cause you to lose interest in roadgeeking?
« Reply #77 on: January 28, 2019, 08:23:00 PM »

To answer the OP: Bullshit from all of you.
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Re: What would cause you to lose interest in roadgeeking?
« Reply #78 on: January 28, 2019, 09:27:21 PM »

To answer the OP: Bullshit from all of you.
What do you mean?
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Re: What would cause you to lose interest in roadgeeking?
« Reply #79 on: January 29, 2019, 08:41:25 AM »

If I otherwise got a life.

I'm not even really sure I'm a roadgeek anymore - I still like to travel and clinch things, but otherwise I'm indifferent to most aspects of the hobby.
You seem kind of like me. I am a roadgeek but I'm not really into things like sign fonts.

Better than roadgeeks who get all wound up over a non-standard typeface. I think it's cool when something unusual is used.


Same here -- part of what makes roads actually interesting to me (I'm more into things like traffic control, signals, etc) is that everything isn't absolutely standardized and each and every thing has its little bit of variation. If everything was uniform, it wouldn't be too interesting. Imagine if everything was FDOT spec, that wouldn't be too interesting for a lot of people.
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Re: What would cause you to lose interest in roadgeeking?
« Reply #80 on: January 29, 2019, 08:48:18 AM »

Hard disagree. I like standards, and especially when an agency demonstrates a superb ability to actually follow those standards.

That said, it can be fun to gawk at the freak, too.
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Re: What would cause you to lose interest in roadgeeking?
« Reply #81 on: January 29, 2019, 06:40:25 PM »

If I otherwise got a life.

I'm not even really sure I'm a roadgeek anymore - I still like to travel and clinch things, but otherwise I'm indifferent to most aspects of the hobby.
You seem kind of like me. I am a roadgeek but I'm not really into things like sign fonts.

Better than roadgeeks who get all wound up over a non-standard typeface. I think it's cool when something unusual is used.


Same here -- part of what makes roads actually interesting to me (I'm more into things like traffic control, signals, etc) is that everything isn't absolutely standardized and each and every thing has its little bit of variation. If everything was uniform, it wouldn't be too interesting. Imagine if everything was FDOT spec, that wouldn't be too interesting for a lot of people.

FDOT-spec isn't bad place to start. Most regulatory/warning signage is good stock, road-striping is bright and uniform (for tourists and the elderly?), but the guide signage and route shields are left to the whims of local jurisdictions, tolling authorities, or whatever one of the 7 different districts chooses on. You get a lot of variation in that slice of roadgeekery.

On the other hand, no two states do things exactly alike, and that makes it interesting, as well.

That said, it can be fun to gawk at the freak, too.

See above.

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Re: What would cause you to lose interest in roadgeeking?
« Reply #82 on: January 29, 2019, 07:41:26 PM »

Hard disagree. I like standards, and especially when an agency demonstrates a superb ability to actually follow those standards.

That said, it can be fun to gawk at the freak, too.
I like errors that are super out there.
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Re: What would cause you to lose interest in roadgeeking?
« Reply #83 on: February 01, 2019, 06:20:25 AM »

Hard disagree. I like standards, and especially when an agency demonstrates a superb ability to actually follow those standards.

That said, it can be fun to gawk at the freak, too.

The fun part of standards-following agencies is when they run into a non-standard situation and then try to bend the standard to meet the need.

This isn't interesting at all if every third panel has an entirely different design.
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Re: What would cause you to lose interest in roadgeeking?
« Reply #84 on: February 01, 2019, 10:21:11 AM »

Hard disagree. I like standards, and especially when an agency demonstrates a superb ability to actually follow those standards.

That said, it can be fun to gawk at the freak, too.
The fun part of standards-following agencies is when they run into a non-standard situation and then try to bend the standard to meet the need.

This isn't interesting at all if every third panel has an entirely different design.

I hadn't thought about it like that, but you're completely right.
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Re: What would cause you to lose interest in roadgeeking?
« Reply #85 on: February 05, 2019, 06:17:49 PM »

Too much politics brought into it.
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Re: What would cause you to lose interest in roadgeeking?
« Reply #86 on: February 05, 2019, 06:26:07 PM »

Losing the ability to drive would be a big one for me.

But even if I could then find someone to drive for me, losing my sight would be even worse. So much of this hobby depends on eyesight that going blind would be a killer. I even made a topic about it once.

Ho boy.  If I were to lose my eyesight, I might lose interest in life itself.  I always say "eyes" as my answer, if anyone asks me which body part I couldn't live without.  My interests are so eyesight-driven because I'm very much a visual-spatial thinker.
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