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What is a term for a physical place to post flyers?

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  • By and large, the posting of flyers is illegal. So it's a bit odd to ask for names of places where you can "properly" post them. Commented Aug 21, 2011 at 22:41
  • From the linked article: "Flyposting is the act of placing advertising posters or flyers in illegal places." - in other words, that already implies there are place where it is not illegal to post them.
    – Random832
    Commented Aug 22, 2011 at 0:27
  • @Fumble: it’s certainly not illegal in general. I’ve helped with publicising amateur plays and concerts, and a large part of that is wandering around towns and campuses working out on which notice-boards one can legitimately put up posters/flyers!
    – PLL
    Commented Aug 22, 2011 at 2:27
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    @FumbleFingers: I’m not seeing why you think the OP is excluding those; but in any case, besides those, I’ve found supermarkets, coffee shops, bars, and churches very often have spots for flyers and posters for local events, and two cities I’ve lived in (one UK, one US) have also had some public places where it was legal to post flyers. I’m sure it varies and may be different elsewhere, but in at least some places, it’s legal and fairly common. Posting flyers ≠ flyposting.
    – PLL
    Commented Aug 22, 2011 at 5:14
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    @FumbleFingers - I am asking for verbiage about english usage not a legal question.
    – Pat
    Commented Aug 22, 2011 at 5:17

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  • board
  • bulletin board
  • cork board
  • announcement area
  • community notice area
  • notice board
  • notice area
  • message wall
  • note board
  • note wall
  • news wall
  • news board
  • poster kiosk
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You can simply call it a board or bulletin board.

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  • We were thinking about "bulletin board" but it gets long to repeatedly use "bulletin board". And "board" gets confused with lumber. (thus my searching for an alternative)
    – Pat
    Commented Aug 22, 2011 at 5:19
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You could use billboard or if you are in the UK, hoarding.

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  • Both of these, to my understanding, suggest very large advertisements. A big Coca-Cola ad goes on a billboard/hoarding (and takes up the whole of it), but the little poster for my amateur orchestra goes on a notice-board or bulletin-board (probably alongside a dozen other flyers there).
    – PLL
    Commented Aug 21, 2011 at 21:44
  • Never heard of "hoarding" before. Cool :-)
    – Pat
    Commented Aug 22, 2011 at 5:20
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I sometimes call it a Notice Board, because that's where people also post lot's of "Lost and Founds," Advertisements, Soceity Informations, etc..

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There is a German word (Litfaß column) for the short round pillars to place adverts on. Our schools German teacher always wanted it to become common in England (like kindergarten)

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Advertising column. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advertising_column Also morris column (French) or Litfaß column (German)

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