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Properties vs (Signage)

It is a property if the sign is on a building that represents the company's business location. But if it is just advertisement stuck on a wall, it is (Signage) and get parentheses. M I K A D O 282 ❄❄❄❄❄ ❄❄ ❄❄ (talk) (Help Wanted!) 03:19, 12 January 2021 (UTC)

Oh, whoops. I admit, I haven't actually played on Pier, so I don't know whether they're places or just signs. I just found the two signs under Pier images and noticed that they weren't on the list of companies. They do kind of strike me as signs for some reason, so I'll put them in parentheses.Kestrelguy (talk) 17:51, 12 January 2021 (UTC)
Yes, right, that part of the table requires that you be familiar with the maps. In the Ancient Sumerian days of the wiki, it was anticipated that the front companies or the sign would have more significance, say, to Background or Storyline. There was some of that, but not much, the MvM ARG being an example. But the Signs do have purposes; commemorations, hidden jokes, and player map orientation (see paired signs as examples). In some case, it is clearer where a sign on a building represent the (front) company that occupies that property, but the sign might be used again as "advertisement" elsewhere.
And in cases, the signs on Properties do contribute to the map's story (e.g., Hellstone; there are signs specific to that map that could be uploaded to the wiki and put on that map's Gallery) Enclosure is a unique and greater case of this; some day, someone may upload the many dinosaur signs from that map, but they really belong in Enclosure's Gallery, rather than List of signs.
Thank you for helping out. If you think any added wording in the documentation would help clarify this, please, take a crack at it.
M I K A D O 282 ❄❄❄❄❄ ❄❄ ❄❄ (talk) (Help Wanted!) 02:43, 13 January 2021 (UTC)