The volume of signs is way down in my AO... has been for some time.
I like to think that it's because I got every sign within 12 hrs of posting, often less than 8 hrs.
On my way home from work the other day, I saw a pole-mounted, hand scribbled sign. It was small, stuck up about 8 feet, and used poor handwriting. I couldn't make it out, even TRYING to - where's the work ethic among spammers?
Since I recently returned from vacation, and since there haven't been many signs, my shark stick was home in the garage. I picked up my pole with the intention of getting the sign the next day on my way home from work.
Too late! Someone else got it! Maybe I've been seen, and some other civic-minded person grabbed it. Maybe the CEO for the municipality... I dunno, but it was nice to see.