Talk:Lawn sign

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I noticed that the template was missing, shouldnt that be added? Ringhloth —Preceding comment was added at 16:18, 11 February 2008 (UTC)

SimonP, I don't understand why you reverted me. This is an international encyclopedia and as I don't live in the USA I have never seen one of these "most visible features of an election campaign", therefore they are not international and some geographical context is needed. If I wrote an article that said "Inca Kola is one of the most popular soft drinks" you would be entirely justified in adding the qualifier "in Peru", since without it the statement would not hold true for readers from other countries and would look bizarre and parochial, as this article does to me. If lawn signs exist elsewhere then say so, but don't just leave the opening sentence as a universal statement, because it's simply untrue. — Trilobite (Talk) 01:29, 10 Feb 2005 (UTC)

I'm Canadian and they certainly exist here and they are also used in Australia. Saying they are only used in the United States is false. - SimonP 02:41, Feb 10, 2005 (UTC)

Suburban phenomenon[edit]

Aren't these very much a suburban phenomenon? In cities, the vast majority of political advertizing is on streetlamps, with a few in shop windows or on outside walls. Do we need a more general article at political campaign poster?--Pharos 05:20, 18 October 2005 (UTC)

Cheap and effective or not?[edit]

As it is, the article calls lawn signs "important" and "cheap and effective" immediately before talking about how much campaign coordinators hate them and how expensive they are. Since no cites are provided for either claim, somebody should probably try to make this a little more internally consistent, or at least make it clear that two different points of view are being presented. -Cheapestcostavoider 04:22, 18 June 2006 (UTC)