Comments on: What part of “no solicitors” don’t you understand? http://www.historiann.com/2011/08/19/what-part-of-no-solicitors-dont-you-understand/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Mon, 22 Sep 2014 04:23:22 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2011/08/19/what-part-of-no-solicitors-dont-you-understand/comment-page-1/#comment-1981828 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 01:39:15 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16277#comment-1981828 Good advice–thanks. (And I will get my roof looked at soon.)

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By: Roofer http://www.historiann.com/2011/08/19/what-part-of-no-solicitors-dont-you-understand/comment-page-1/#comment-1981719 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:21:20 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16277#comment-1981719 I work in roofing and the nature of the buisness is door to door. And quite frankly, the peoplw with the shittiest roofs usually have no solicitor signs and its too bad because the longer you ignore the free roof inspection the less chance You have to cover the damages through an insurance claim because normal wear and tear becomes more visible. The truth of the matter is that people dont know jack shit about their roofs and they dont know how to deal with their insurance courrier—this is why we go door to door because well homeowners think a little to high and mighty of themselves. If you really want to get ris of canvassers get ano trespassing because they carry more legal weight.

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By: Janet http://www.historiann.com/2011/08/19/what-part-of-no-solicitors-dont-you-understand/comment-page-1/#comment-1519642 Thu, 13 Jun 2013 16:21:26 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16277#comment-1519642 Put a sign that says “Please do not ring or knock, sleeping baby inside.” They’ll probably just leave.

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By: “No Solicitors” means you, actually : Historiann : History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present http://www.historiann.com/2011/08/19/what-part-of-no-solicitors-dont-you-understand/comment-page-1/#comment-1027722 Sun, 03 Jun 2012 01:16:23 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16277#comment-1027722 [...] What is it with these door-to-door hucksters who think that 1) “No Solicitors” doesn&#82…  (Aside from being just plain irritating, do they really think they’re going to make the [...]

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By: -k- http://www.historiann.com/2011/08/19/what-part-of-no-solicitors-dont-you-understand/comment-page-1/#comment-864621 Wed, 24 Aug 2011 23:26:40 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16277#comment-864621 I looked into this over the summer after opening the door to a mag crew member that ended up weirding me out pretty thoroughly. Apparently, a lot of door-to-door salespeople *do* have a lot of luck with people who open the door despite having ‘No Soliciting’ signs posted, and see pissing a few people off as a risk worth taking. The consensus seemed to be that showing your face at the door but declining to answer it is the best, if not most convenient, way to go (the idea being that not answering, period, suggests to people who are canvassing for empty homes that they have found one, and that opening the door is an invitation for a pitch). Some municipalities have laws against ignoring no soliciting signs, provided the signs meet certain requirements re: size and wording; religious groups tend to be exempt.

The ‘No solicitors, friends welcome’ thing is nothing compared to the endless stream of absurdly nice signs for sale on Etsy. ‘Please’, ‘thank you’, and cute little baby animals seem entirely at odds with what drives one to make such a purchase. (One of my favorites, though, was actually something like Welcome! Friends: Always, Family: By prior appointment only, Solicitors: Never).

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By: ClioNation http://www.historiann.com/2011/08/19/what-part-of-no-solicitors-dont-you-understand/comment-page-1/#comment-862593 Sat, 20 Aug 2011 18:19:18 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16277#comment-862593 Perhaps, then, this sign would suit:

http://www.amazon.com/Ring-of-Fire-Enterprises-Preaching/dp/B000ETKZIE/ref=sr_1_26?ie=UTF8&qid=1313864825&sr=8-26

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2011/08/19/what-part-of-no-solicitors-dont-you-understand/comment-page-1/#comment-862577 Sat, 20 Aug 2011 17:38:34 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16277#comment-862577 Maybe a “Beware of God” sign will deflect the godbags. . .

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By: Tenured Radical http://www.historiann.com/2011/08/19/what-part-of-no-solicitors-dont-you-understand/comment-page-1/#comment-862573 Sat, 20 Aug 2011 17:22:00 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16277#comment-862573 How about “Beware of Dog”?

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By: Feminist Avatar http://www.historiann.com/2011/08/19/what-part-of-no-solicitors-dont-you-understand/comment-page-1/#comment-862448 Sat, 20 Aug 2011 12:03:05 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16277#comment-862448 Maybe your ‘solicitors’ are all British and wondering why you are plagued with lawyers touting for business.

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By: Leslie M-B http://www.historiann.com/2011/08/19/what-part-of-no-solicitors-dont-you-understand/comment-page-1/#comment-862071 Sat, 20 Aug 2011 02:18:26 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16277#comment-862071 I’m wondering how many of them just plain don’t know what “solicitors” or “solicit” means.

Of the signs I’ve seen, this one seems pretty friendly.

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