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"I was here" stickers
« on: June 07, 2016, 03:56:05 pm »
I am not sure how I feel about this, and wanted to get the opinions of other dogs to see what their opinion and comments are.

In so many places you see people who have been there sticking a sticker with their logo onto things like a road sign, a plaque or any type of landmark. You see this very clearly in Baviaanskloof and Grootrivier Poort, but you see it pretty much on most landmark sign posts, especially mountain passes.

You sometimes read how of how pissed off people get at others for putting their stickers up and some will go on a mission to go and remove these stickers. The other side of the coin is that it makes the place more disable to visit and put your mark down that you have done it. And sometimes a place looks really cool plastered full of names, comments and stickers (think Beestekraal Stasie / Ronnies Sex Shop etc.)

I am not choosing sides here, both sides have merit. What do you think about it?

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Re: "I was here" stickers
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2016, 04:19:25 pm »
I reckon if the "place/item" has a space/dedicated place for you leaving your mark, go for it.

Leaving your "sign" on a mountain (as an example), what's the point?
Rather take some photos and cherish your memories, waarvoor nou jou strooi agterlos in ons mooi omgewing?

When it comes to nature, I feel that you must do your thing, but when you leave, it must be as if you were never there, so that the future generations can enjoy it, like we did.

But that's just my 2c.
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Re: "I was here" stickers
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2016, 04:22:26 pm »
I reckon if the "place/item" has a space/dedicated place for you leaving your mark, go for it.

Leaving your "sign" on a mountain (as an example), what's the point?
Rather take some photos and cherish your memories, waarvoor nou jou strooi agterlos in ons mooi omgewing?

When it comes to nature, I feel that you must do your thing, but when you leave, it must be as if you were never there, so that the future generations can enjoy it, like we did.

But that's just my 2c.

Yeah, I agree on not boggering up a nice tree or carving your name into a smooth rock surface, but what about a sticker on the name board of a mountain pass for instance?

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Re: "I was here" stickers
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2016, 04:25:52 pm »
Soos jy sê "Gekke en Dwase..."
...dis nooit te laat om n happy childhood te he nie !

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Re: "I was here" stickers
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2016, 04:31:11 pm »
Ek dink ook dit n bietjie stupid.  Maar as jy voel jy moet... ::)
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Re: "I was here" stickers
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2016, 04:35:46 pm »
It was cool to get to the camp site above Katse dam's ablutions and finding a 'Carrots' sticker there.
Also at restaurants and other privately owned public places.
(Like in the hotel in Sutherland where the entire wall is dedicated to it)


I do however not like it be 'graffiti' type (scratched or painted) on any nature related thing, or stickers stuck on sign boards and traffic signs.

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Re: "I was here" stickers
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2016, 04:40:13 pm »
I reckon if the "place/item" has a space/dedicated place for you leaving your mark, go for it.

Leaving your "sign" on a mountain (as an example), what's the point?
Rather take some photos and cherish your memories, waarvoor nou jou strooi agterlos in ons mooi omgewing?

When it comes to nature, I feel that you must do your thing, but when you leave, it must be as if you were never there, so that the future generations can enjoy it, like we did.

But that's just my 2c.

Yeah, I agree on not boggering up a nice tree or carving your name into a smooth rock surface, but what about a sticker on the name board of a mountain pass for instance?


Personally, I'll appreciate a picture of myself next to the name board more than leaving my sticker on the back. THAT says to me, I was there, I did it, not leaving something behind.
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Re: "I was here" stickers
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2016, 04:41:22 pm »
I'm like a real dog, I just take a piss if I ride a new pass....... O0
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Re: "I was here" stickers
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2016, 04:53:47 pm »
If there is a dedicated "bulletin board" then by all means, put your sticker on it.

For other areas, why don't you take your can of spraypaint and plaster your name in 1-metre high letters on bridge pillars , tunnel-entrances, mountain-passes etc., like the graffiti artists in the slums...

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Re: "I was here" stickers
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2016, 04:57:26 pm »
Take only pictures, leave only footprints

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Re: "I was here" stickers
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2016, 04:59:56 pm »
It was cool to get to the camp site above Katse dam's ablutions and finding a 'Carrots' sticker there.
Also at restaurants and other privately owned public places.
(Like in the hotel in Sutherland where the entire wall is dedicated to it)


I do however not like it be 'graffiti' type (scratched or painted) on any nature related thing, or stickers stuck on sign boards and traffic signs.



ditto  :thumleft:
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Re: "I was here" stickers
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2016, 05:30:43 pm »
I do not have personal stickers, but always enjoy finding a sticker of some dog I know in a remote place, and thinking shit he was here too.
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Re: "I was here" stickers
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2016, 06:11:52 pm »
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Re: Re: "I was here" stickers
« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2016, 06:35:44 pm »
I saw a photo somebody posted over the past week of a sign board going towards the hell.  I thought it looked interesting although I am not a person who would stick stickers onto public property.

Lastly, wethefaakdoyougetallthosestickersfrom?
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Re: "I was here" stickers
« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2016, 08:09:05 pm »
I like getting to some remote place and find another dog's sticker there   :thumleft:
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Re: "I was here" stickers
« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2016, 08:11:21 pm »
Is waar ja..Het Big Dom sinne gekry somewhere in Lesotho.Dink toe as 'n ou toppie met 'n Beemer hier kan uit kan ek seker lag lag met my Katoom >:D :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:
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Re: "I was here" stickers
« Reply #16 on: June 07, 2016, 08:18:20 pm »
Is waar ja..Het Big Dom sinne gekry somewhere in Lesotho.Dink toe as 'n ou toppie met 'n Beemer hier kan uit kan ek seker lag lag met my Katoom >:D :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:
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I have seen a few of BigDom's stickers around the Eastern Cape. I also enjoy seeing a sticker of someone I know (well, know from the forum).
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Re: "I was here" stickers
« Reply #17 on: June 07, 2016, 08:43:42 pm »
Daai rooi Karoo stickers wat op elke blêrrie roadsign in die groter Wes en Noord-Kaap geplak is, is slightly
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Re: "I was here" stickers
« Reply #18 on: June 07, 2016, 10:31:49 pm »
Is it not an ego thing?
I suspect it is.

Ooh Jana -> A.N. Other was here. Oh wow. What a lekker guy hey? Now what... ::)

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Re: "I was here" stickers
« Reply #19 on: June 08, 2016, 05:03:05 am »
It was cool to get to the camp site above Katse dam's ablutions and finding a 'Carrots' sticker there.
Also at restaurants and other privately owned public places.
(Like in the hotel in Sutherland where the entire wall is dedicated to it)


I do however not like it be 'graffiti' type (scratched or painted) on any nature related thing, or stickers stuck on sign boards and traffic signs.



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