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Purpose[edit]

Could someone explain to me the point of this article? It seems like adding stuff for the sake of it to me. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 217.36.225.43 (talkcontribs) 09:25, 7 June 2006

I creator of this article thinks it is needed as it is a heritage object of intrest to many people, including myself, in reponce to the reference needing sentence, that is a qoute from a article in the news from 2004. Lenny 08:36, 21 June 2006 (UTC)
I found this a useful and interesting article.

Please see:

<a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/ashley.leaney/SussexSignposts"><img src="http://lh3.google.com/ashley.leaney/RqURInXIxbE/AAAAAAAAAOk/o7nkQp-n3bw/s160-c/SussexSignposts.jpg" width="160" height="160" style="margin:1px 0 0 4px;"></a>
<a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/ashley.leaney/SussexSignposts" style="color:#4D4D4D;font-weight:bold;text-decoration:none;">Sussex Signposts</a>

— Preceding unsigned comment added by AshleyBones (talkcontribs) 22:05, 2 August 2007

typeface[edit]

I don't understand the sentence "Mandatory standards ... required ... lettering to be of a different typeface."

Different from what? Do the standard actually mandate that the typeface be *different* than something? Or does the standard actually mandate some particular typeface, which may be -- but is not necessarily -- different from the previous typeface? --68.0.124.33 (talk) 03:45, 4 September 2008 (UTC)

It means it must be of a new standard typeface that was different from all previous typefaces ued. The result was the precurser to the Transport typeface. It was used on all roadsigns. UNI|SOUTH 10:43, 4 September 2008 (UTC)

frontpiece[edit]

Are you sure your using the term correctly; this doesn't seem to be a frontispiece (compare) at all? —Preceding unsigned comment added by BeckenhamBear (talkcontribs) 10:18, 31 July 2010 (UTC)

M*A*S*H[edit]

Just wondering if reference to the signpost in M*A*S*H would be relevant in this article? There is a public domain photo of it on the show's article.    → Michael J    00:16, 20 June 2013 (UTC)

I vaguely recall fingerpost signs in other war films used as establishing shots — army bases had lots of people far from home — and it stands to reason that the producers of M*A*S*H amped up an existing trope. I'll see if I can track down some actual Korean War and WWII photographs... kencf0618 (talk) 23:01, 21 March 2016 (UTC)

Photo and variety[edit]

It would be cool to have a photo showing a fingerpost with actual fingers, like [1], though I haven't yet found such a pic with a suitable license.

These posts are also seen outside the British Isles; we have them in the U.S. though they are often decorative or whimsical. -- Beland (talk) 17:05, 28 June 2013 (UTC)

This one has a semi-restricted license which might work. -- Beland (talk) 17:12, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
But that's not a fingerpost -- it doesn't have any "arms". -- Dr Greg  talk  19:02, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
There is one in Commons here.    → Michael J    05:11, 2 July 2013 (UTC)

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