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Notice board etiquette

By JessicaNumber - 12 August 2010 14

I’ve been trying to sell piano and early childhood music lessons by posting bits of dead tree to very expensive concrete blocks and outside supermarkets. Yesterday while out postering I was a bit surprised and disappointed by what I would consider bad or at least unexpected notice board etiquette and I thought it might be fun to see what RiotACT commenters think.

Some people are very enthusiastic and hog the noticeboard with multiple enormous posters for the same event lined up next to each other. Were they being rude or just protecting themselves from people like me postering over their posters? Am I justified in going over duplicate posters when the notice board is full?

Then I also noticed that a few notice boards had already been cleared even though I’d only put up my poster two weeks before. Should shopkeepers clean their wall every week or two or should they just leave it to the archaeologists as appears to be the plan at the O’Connor shops? I would propose a convention between shopkeepers and government that the noticeboards all be cleaned at the same time monthly so that people with notices can put them back up once they’ve been taken down.

Does anyone even read noticeboards?

What’s Your opinion?


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14 Responses to
Notice board etiquette
georgesgenitals 7:21 pm 13 Aug 10

Sometimes I make up posters for fake events and put them up. I wonder how many people turn up?

dvaey 7:25 am 13 Aug 10

Le Rouge et le Noir said :

I came across this the other day:

http://www.tams.act.gov.au/play/pcl/city_centre_and_shopping_centres/maintenance_of_public_areas/keeping_our_city_clean/bill_postering

Posters will be removed once a month (not sure by who though?)

So, since we’re more than 1 month out from the election, this means all election crap should be removed from these silos, before the day arrives? I guess thats one way to find out if theres any commitment from government.

I remember reading somewhere, that its illegal to remove a political advertisement, even when it does break numerous laws which the public must follow but which political ads are exempt from.. for example the maximum number of posters displayed at any one time, which for the public is 20, no such laws for pollies.

facet 6:56 am 13 Aug 10

RAGD said :

However, two days later we were shocked that someone had placed a “Car for Sale” sign right over our sign. My sister was quite tempted to ring them up and give them a serving but eventually she calmed down.

Dog was found a week later , so all was well, but I thought it was very rude and incosiderate of people to cover up a lost dog sign that was clearly less than 2 days old.

Karma overtook your dogma.

Davo111 1:34 am 13 Aug 10

troll-sniffer said :

If you see more than one poster, rip the lot out. Teach the sods to have some respect for others in the community.

they dont really care tbh, they’re paid to put as many posters up as possible, not how long they last.

JessicaNumber 9:26 pm 12 Aug 10

Thanks for the heads up. Things must be getting caught in my spam filter. Grrrr

grunge_hippy 8:40 pm 12 Aug 10

well i sent you an email that got ignored. try answering your emails, you might get some business.

Kuku 5:51 pm 12 Aug 10

Shhh. Don’t tell Alistair.

madamcholet 1:54 pm 12 Aug 10

johnboy said :

Wonder if Guilia knows her prospective electorate doesn’t include Manuka?

Area and Location Description: Canberra covers an area of approximately 1 921 sq km including Capital Hill and adjacent suburbs, Weston Creek, Woden Valley, Stromlo, Tuggeranong, Oaks Estate, the industrial areas of Fyshwick and Hume and the remainder of the ACT to the south and west of the Murrumbidgee and Molonglo Rivers. Those Norfolk Island residents entitled to enrol in the Australian Capital Territory are enrolled in the Division of Canberra.

http://www.aec.gov.au/Elections/federal_elections/2007/profiles/c/Canberra.htm

RAGD 1:47 pm 12 Aug 10

Around this time last year, my sister’s dog went missing and we put signs up around at our local shops noticeboard, that stated the date the dog went missing. Being aware that we didn’t want to put anything up on top of someone else’s sign, we chose a sign that had all the phone number tickets ripped off already and the paper looked quite old and faded.

However, two days later we were shocked that someone had placed a “Car for Sale” sign right over our sign. My sister was quite tempted to ring them up and give them a serving but eventually she calmed down.

Dog was found a week later , so all was well, but I thought it was very rude and incosiderate of people to cover up a lost dog sign that was clearly less than 2 days old.

Le Rouge et le Noir 12:48 pm 12 Aug 10

I came across this the other day:

http://www.tams.act.gov.au/play/pcl/city_centre_and_shopping_centres/maintenance_of_public_areas/keeping_our_city_clean/bill_postering

Posters will be removed once a month (not sure by who though?)

johnboy 12:09 pm 12 Aug 10

Wonder if Guilia knows her prospective electorate doesn’t include Manuka?

luther_bendross 11:35 am 12 Aug 10

I noticed the same thing at the Manuka obelisk last week. The multiple, large offending posters were spruiking Guila with a G. Personally, I don’t think that plastering your face over the top of community notices is the best way to win votes from said community.

troll-sniffer 11:21 am 12 Aug 10

If you see more than one poster, rip the lot out. Teach the sods to have some respect for others in the community. If you can put yours in a spot where it allows previous posters to shine, if not available simply choose the oldest or daggiest to hide under your own.

The only way posters can be fairly controlled is in locked boards, other boards are fair game for anyone. But especially important to rip and destroy any and all instances of selfish mulitple posting that you find.

Davo111 10:48 am 12 Aug 10

The people who hang up the event posters are usually paid. They don’t give a damn who they cover up.

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