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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england...shire-19177730

    Anyone got any thoughts about this?
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    "Go Jess" is hardly that friggin' bad. Paint over it and move on, it doesn't need to make national news.
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    It's already been painted over!
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    (Original post by Liam6993)
    "Go Jess" is hardly that friggin' bad. Paint over it and move on, it doesn't need to make national news.
    That's exactly what I thought. When I saw the title, I expected to see something like the tweets Tom Daley was getting wrote on there, or someone tried to set it on fire or something like that, not what looks like a message of support
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    "Go Jess", it isn't really that bad it was a message of support by a fan, rather than a mindless act of vandalism by a thug as the tone of the article implies. Repaint it yes, but not report it in the news.
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    So has Murray's apparently...
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    I seen this article this morning, and the caption under the picture said:

    "A Royal Mail engineer applied a new layer of gold paint to the postbox"

    As an engineer (a real engineer...) I was dismayed. But at least they have noticed their error (or had it pointed out to them) and changed it to "employee".
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    one person who saw the graffiti said; .....


    Why couldn't I be that one person? I'd tell bbc to chill out and stop being stupid
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    "Go Jess" is more a message of support than vandalism Thought it was a bit of a ridiculous news story myself.
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    No. I have absolutely no thoughts on this.
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    (Original post by hamijack)
    No. I have absolutely no thoughts on this.
    Your avatar was literally the face I made it at this thread.
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    they should have put something like "also available in red LOL" to get this story newsworthy
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    i'd vandalise her ennis
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    Couple of things:

    1. The postbox was not gold. It was gold-coloured.
    2. It is not, has not been, and never will be owned by Jessica Ennis.
    3. It could hardly be called vandalism, as vandalism is almost intrinsically ruinous, derisory, or downright vulgar. 'Go Jess' could not be said to be any of those.
    4. Who gives a ****?
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    Did they use brushes (the one the guy in the picture is holding) that size when painting the entire postbox? :confused:
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    As other's have said, just repaint it and move on. It's not like it was malicious.
    The only thing that could come of making this news is encouraging others do something like this.
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    (Original post by AeroLB)
    So has Murray's apparently...
    Yeah, well the one in Edinburgh has.
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    I believe this is relevant

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    (Original post by S1L3NTPR3Y)
    it was a message of support by a fan, rather than a mindless act of vandalism
    I'm thinking it was both
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    (Original post by philistine)
    Couple of things:

    1. The postbox was not gold. It was gold-coloured.
    2. It is not, has not been, and never will be owned by Jessica Ennis.
    3. It could hardly be called vandalism, as vandalism is almost intrinsically ruinous, derisory, or downright vulgar. 'Go Jess' could not be said to be any of those.
    4. Who gives a ****?
    1. Thanks detective.
    2. Irrelevant.
    3. So lets suppose someone scratched "Go <insert your name here>" on the surface of your brand-new car. That would be okay with you? And before you tell me that you can't compare a postbox with a car, well, in this context you can. No one should be writing any unwanted messages on properties or objects that don't belong to them.
    4. The people rightfully concerned about unauthorised messages appearing on their stuff give a ****.

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