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New to the Site!
« on: September 06, 2019, 02:38:15 PM »

Hello Everyone!

My name is Owen and I am from Indiana. I have been obsessed with maps since I was very young, and even had most of the world's capitols memorized. These days I draw my own maps in my free time as well as study local maps and routes, and research updates on I-69 and Midstate Corridor developments.

I was super excited to find this site filled with people as excited as I am that know even more than I do about this wonderful road-trip nation's transportation systems! (and even more excited to see that it is still being used - most others I have found to be completely outdated and forgotten about).

Anyways, I am super pumped to be here and can't wait to hear more about road developments around the country and maybe learn a few things. Feel free to message me!
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Re: New to the Site!
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2019, 02:42:58 PM »

Welcome from Massachusetts!
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Re: New to the Site!
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2019, 02:46:35 PM »

Hello from the Ozarks! I have also been very interested by all things roads and highways for most of my life, and I constantly research Springfield-Branson's numerous construction projects. The area is growing fast, and it looks nothing like it did 15-16 years ago.
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Re: New to the Site!
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2019, 02:47:07 PM »

Welcome from Eastern North Carolina!
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Re: New to the Site!
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2019, 02:52:34 PM »

Welcome from Eastern North Carolina!

I have also been wondering, how do you get those Interstate signs on the side by your name? Are those just for moderators or what?
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Re: New to the Site!
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2019, 02:53:57 PM »

Hello Everyone!

My name is Owen and I am from Indiana. I have been obsessed with maps since I was very young, and even had most of the world's capitols memorized. These days I draw my own maps in my free time as well as study local maps and routes


Hey, I do that too, looks like we've got something in common. I've got a pretty big knack for geography and I have the flags and capitals of the world memorized pretty well, as well as political subdivisions for some of them. I can also draw a map of any state from memory pretty well, routes and towns included, as well as a few counties for each. I've had this interest my whole life. I spend a bit of my free time making fictional, US/Canada-inspired maps.


With that said, welcome to the forums.
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Re: New to the Site!
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2019, 02:54:51 PM »

Welcome from Eastern North Carolina!

I have also been wondering, how do you get those Interstate signs on the side by your name? Are those just for moderators or what?


If you're talking about the ranks (county road, arterial, etc) those increase with your post count.
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Re: New to the Site!
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2019, 05:02:50 PM »

Welcome!
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Re: New to the Site!
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2019, 05:17:53 PM »

Welcome from Eastern North Carolina!

I have also been wondering, how do you get those Interstate signs on the side by your name? Are those just for moderators or what?

First of all, welcome from a fellow Hoosier.  I've lived in 8 different Indiana counties, visited them all, and driven 73% of the state's interstate/US highway/state highway mileage.  There are very few places in Indiana that I haven't heard of, but Stendal is one of them.  I had to look it up on Google maps. 

The road signs by users names are their avatars.  You can upload one by going to Profile-->Modify Profile-->Forum Profile.
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Re: New to the Site!
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2019, 06:46:14 PM »

Welcome from Eastern North Carolina!

I have also been wondering, how do you get those Interstate signs on the side by your name? Are those just for moderators or what?
https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;area=forumprofile;u=14670
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Re: New to the Site!
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2019, 08:34:10 PM »

Welcome from Eastern North Carolina!

I have also been wondering, how do you get those Interstate signs on the side by your name? Are those just for moderators or what?
https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;area=forumprofile;u=14735

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Re: New to the Site!
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2019, 11:09:41 PM »

Lots o' teenagers joining recently. Looks like this forum has given rise to a new generation of roadgeeks.

Awe-inspiring words.

Anyways, I happened to pass through your state on I-64 and US 231 two years ago. Didn't find the landscape terribly interesting, if I'm rather honest...but beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Regards from the Keystone State.
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Re: New to the Site!
« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2019, 12:03:36 AM »

Hello from the Florida/Georgia Line!
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Re: New to the Site!
« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2019, 05:14:11 PM »

Hello Everyone!

My name is Owen and I am from Indiana. I have been obsessed with maps since I was very young, and even had most of the world's capitols memorized. These days I draw my own maps in my free time as well as study local maps and routes, and research updates on I-69 and Midstate Corridor developments.

I was super excited to find this site filled with people as excited as I am that know even more than I do about this wonderful road-trip nation's transportation systems! (and even more excited to see that it is still being used - most others I have found to be completely outdated and forgotten about).

Anyways, I am super pumped to be here and can't wait to hear more about road developments around the country and maybe learn a few things. Feel free to message me!

Welcome to the board! Lots of Indiana members here.

We haven't stopped working AARoads, but the page additions and updates are not as often as there's a number of things on the back end still being worked on. Also I do most of the updating and get scatterbrained with area of focus for site work often. That and the backlog of photos goes back 15 years now.

I hear you on outdated or forgotten sites; I'd rather just shut the whole thing down before I'd let AARoads go completely stale.

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Re: New to the Site!
« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2019, 10:55:03 AM »

Welcome from Upstate NY, 685 miles northeast of you!  :wave:
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« Reply #15 on: September 11, 2019, 05:40:27 PM »

Welcome from Upstate NY, 685 miles northwest of you!  :wave:

Check a map again.
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Re: New to the Site!
« Reply #16 on: September 11, 2019, 06:22:36 PM »

I have been obsessed with maps since I was very young, and even had most of the world's capitols memorized. These days I draw my own maps in my free time as well as study local maps and routes...

Welcome!  All of the stuff quoted above applies to me as well.  You'll fit in well here  :bigass:
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Re: New to the Site!
« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2019, 06:23:50 PM »

Welcome from Upstate NY, 685 miles northwest of you!  :wave:

Check a map again.
Or use the measure distance tool on Google maps.

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« Reply #18 on: September 11, 2019, 07:03:03 PM »

Welcome from Upstate NY, 685 miles northwest of you!  :wave:

Check a map again.
Or use the measure distance tool on Google maps.

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The distance is accurate by road. That's not what I had a problem with.
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« Reply #19 on: September 11, 2019, 10:18:40 PM »

Welcome from Upstate NY, 685 miles northwest of you!  :wave:
Check a map again.
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The distance is accurate by road. That's not what I had a problem with.

I would have to travel 685 miles by road (and this is a roads forum); thus, for all practical purposes, I am about 685 miles away. No need to sweat the technicalities.
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« Reply #20 on: September 12, 2019, 06:21:12 AM »

Welcome from Upstate NY, 685 miles northwest of you!  :wave:
Check a map again.
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The distance is accurate by road. That's not what I had a problem with.

I would have to travel 685 miles by road (and this is a roads forum); thus, for all practical purposes, I am about 685 miles away. No need to sweat the technicalities.

The bolded part is wrong.
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« Reply #21 on: September 12, 2019, 09:10:33 AM »

Lots o' teenagers joining recently. Looks like this forum has given rise to a new generation of roadgeeks.

Awe-inspiring words.


Now we need someone to do a mind meld with this new generation to share our knowledge :)
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« Reply #22 on: September 12, 2019, 11:03:53 AM »

Awesome, you already have a sneak preview of the constant pedantry that happens on this site  :rofl:
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« Reply #23 on: September 12, 2019, 01:02:49 PM »

Welcome from Upstate NY, 685 miles northwest of you!  :wave:
Check a map again.
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The distance is accurate by road. That's not what I had a problem with.
I would have to travel 685 miles by road (and this is a roads forum); thus, for all practical purposes, I am about 685 miles away. No need to sweat the technicalities.
The bolded part is wrong.

Northeast. Fixed.
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« Reply #24 on: September 13, 2019, 04:11:36 PM »

Awesome, you already have a sneak preview of the constant pedantry that happens on this site  :rofl:
Sorry, but it's sneak peek. Get it right.
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