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Author Topic: Why isnít Road Related Illustrations under user content?  (Read 369 times)

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Why isnít Road Related Illustrations under user content?
« on: August 10, 2019, 10:42:03 AM »

The users are making the content, right?
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Re: Why isnít Road Related Illustrations under user content?
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2019, 08:30:51 AM »

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Re: Why isnít Road Related Illustrations under user content?
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Re: Why isnít Road Related Illustrations under user content?
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2019, 10:43:12 PM »

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Re: Why isnít Road Related Illustrations under user content?
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2019, 04:51:14 PM »

The "Road Related Illustrations" sub-board was created to address the "Road Related Illustrations" mega-thread, which originally started within the General Highway Talk board.  I do not think it is a neat fit under User Content because many sign drawings start life as attempts to redesign clumsy real-life installations, which are often posted as Google StreetView screenshots rather than user photos.  The pros and cons of various redesign approaches also belong more properly under General Highway Talk rather than any of the User Content boards.

My preference would be to retain the status quo.
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Re: Why isnít Road Related Illustrations under user content?
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2019, 11:43:07 AM »

I don't know about anyone else, but I'd rather see real photos and videos as opposed to drawings. I doubt I've looked at that "Road Related Illustrations" board more than five times.
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Re: Why isnít Road Related Illustrations under user content?
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2019, 04:27:22 PM »

I don't know about anyone else, but I'd rather see real photos and videos as opposed to drawings. I doubt I've looked at that "Road Related Illustrations" board more than five times.

I enjoy making my own sign drawings, but it's usually a specific sign I've been thinking about or want to improve. I've never had much interest in looking at other people's drawings though. :-P
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Re: Why isnít Road Related Illustrations under user content?
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2019, 09:48:32 PM »

While it is fun to make your own signs or maps, I'd like to keep Road-Related Illustrations hidden from nonusers, as the forum's main focus should be on the highways that we already have.
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Re: Why isnít Road Related Illustrations under user content?
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2019, 10:01:42 PM »

You're aware that changing the category the board is in doesn't mean it has to change visibility, right?
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Re: Why isnít Road Related Illustrations under user content?
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2019, 12:59:21 AM »

I don't know about anyone else, but I'd rather see real photos and videos as opposed to drawings. I doubt I've looked at that "Road Related Illustrations" board more than five times.

God forbid anyone attempt to illustrate how they'd fix something.
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Re: Why isnít Road Related Illustrations under user content?
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2019, 05:24:30 AM »

I actually find it quite interesting to look at other peoplesí drawings, illustrations, digital signs or etc., and whatnot.

And as Jake pointed out, there is also some valuable discussion to be had especially when someone draws something up with the intent of improving on an existing error, or just having a better or an alternative take on it. I know the Road-Related Illustrations board isnít of utmost interest to everybody, but it does have a lot of value, and posts and illustrations within it can be quite interesting to look at.
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Re: Why isnít Road Related Illustrations under user content?
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2019, 10:01:57 AM »

I actually find it quite interesting to look at other peoples’ drawings, illustrations, digital signs or etc., and whatnot.

And as Jake pointed out, there is also some valuable discussion to be had especially when someone draws something up with the intent of improving on an existing error, or just having a better or an alternative take on it. I know the Road-Related Illustrations board isn’t of utmost interest to everybody, but it does have a lot of value, and posts and illustrations within it can be quite interesting to look at.

I think you're right. I do enjoy looking at all the illustrations from time to time.
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