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  • All political posters should be banned

    131 35.41%
  • The number of posters should be limited

    36 9.73%
  • The location of posters should be limited

    35 9.46%
  • The number and location should be limited

    105 28.38%
  • I have an alternative view/idea

    63 17.03%
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Thread: Ban political posters

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    Angry Ban political posters

    I think political posters should be banned.

    The very vast majority of them give no useful information. How can you fit useful information on a poster. All they give is a photo, a name, and vote number 1.

    There are some political posters, outside of election time, that have useful information such as public meetin on Sunday. These are ok.

    If we really must have these posters I think they should be restricted to certain areas. Councils can be instructed to put big wooden panels in the centre of towns, and the politicians can put their posters on them.

    Lamp posts are for lamps, not for posters.

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    I can think of no negative in this idea

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    Agreed- with the one exception. In the 2007 election FF seemed to have adopted an airbrushing technique on the photos. It made for amusing comments when driving past.

    Otherwise they are messy, prone to end up littering the place and I doubt very much whether they change anyone's mind about the way they vote.

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    No.. banning posters favours the incumbents

    New candidates or candidates in areas where they are less well known employ posters as a useful way of letting people know that they are running for election

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    Trying to find ways of hiding the FF logo could become a new artform

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    Excellent suggestion they are a blight on the city

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    Quote Originally Posted by An Gilladaker View Post
    Excellent suggestion they are a blight on the city
    Aww, the poor city .. is life that hard for ye city dwellers that ye can't put up with looking at a poster for a month or so... poor diddums

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    Quote Originally Posted by wysiwyg View Post
    Aww, the poor city .. is life that hard for ye city dwellers that ye can't put up with looking at a poster for a month or so... poor diddums
    Sure we are no farm payments to look forward to very sad hows the sheep

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    I would have disagreed with this before because I like the election atmosphere. But this time they come across as a dreadful waste of money. Could they at least be limited to 100 posters per runner. What we have now is complete overkill.

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    I think election posters would be okay if they were able to be used for something after the election.

    Like having a poster of the Teletubbies behind them so kids could take home, Hanna Montana for young Girls, Ireland Rugby team for teenagers or a board game for adults

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