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There is an intersection, not far from my house, that has
stop sign going the wrong way. it's in a T shape, and the
road that ends does not have a stop sign, while the road
T's onto does. Many times I've been tempted to
constructively vandalize this stop sign, and move it to the
place to make the intersection safe. however, I'm
worried about the consequences and generally don't want
to bother with it.
enter the Corps of Civil Editors. these people are hired
volunteer) to tour the country and find bits in various
government agencies/infrastructure that are not in
accordance with the rules, or are unsafe (by design,
than lack of maintenance.) The Editors have the
to identify these mistakes, and the authority to fix them.
I'm sure they could increase the efficiency of several
government agencies/programs, and would hopefully get
around to fixing my stop sign.
BBC News: Civil Editors Needed - In Welsh
[zen_tom, May 24 2011]
Civil Editor branded as a graffiti artist
[TomP, May 24 2011]
Sounds exactly like Richard Ankrom
I drove by this sign many times in the eight years it was up. [ytk, May 24 2011]
||our local paper has a feature in which people submit things like your sign and the reporters in charge of the feature try to make some entity take responsibility and fix it.
||[+] A little like the Imperial Chinese office of
||Maybe it could be a program where licensed engineers would have the option of getting paid extra for identifying things like that on their days off and sending instructions to a dedicated crew, who would then do the actual fixing (and bill the contractor that screwed it up in the first place).
||//it's in a T shape// Capitalization
//road it T's onto// Misuse of apostrophe
//however, I'm worried// Capitalization
//enter the Corps// Capitalization
//these people are// Capitalization
//unsafe (by design, rather than lack of maintenance.)//
Period should come after close parenthesis
||[+] Where do I apply for the job?
||[ytk] I think you should become a politician and
create the job, that you might apply for it.
||[+] There would be so many things to fix here where I live...
||My town features two T-intersections exactly like this--one
of them is at the end of a bridge with high rails, hampering
visibility. Worse, we are in a high-tourism area, so all the
locals who normally breeze around the corner are stuck
chewing on thier steering wheels (or handlebars) while the
outtatowners sit there with thier blinker on trying to figure
out how it works. It's bad enough in a car, but they make
me _really_ nervous when I'm on my motorcycle.
||And this is in a town that only has four major
||and half the intersections are like this? and here I
was thinking it was an isolated incident...
||Half of the major ones, yes. There are a dozen or so little
three- and four-way stops in the residential areas, but this
is a little 700-odd population town in the mountains,
making it all the more ridiculous that half of our high-
traffic intersections are these strange one-stop right-angle
things. It has something to do with the path of the major
through-ways, but that doesn't make it any better (or
||Our street sign is covered by leaves now that spring has
come. If they would come and clip away the clutter, I'd be
damn grateful! Bring em on...+