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Old October 8th, 2013, 01:31 PM   #22321
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Or perhaps:

SLO - Slovenia

[SLO] Slovenia

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Old October 8th, 2013, 02:42 PM   #22322
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Why even bother with highways/motorways/roads names? This is the Highways & Autobahns section, logically this subsection is about roads. My proposal is just with country codes and countries names, and since this is an international forum, then country names should be only in English.

LV | Latvia

SLO | Slovenia

RO | Romania
Some people arrive on this forum or on a certain thread from other corners of the internet, so they would think that it might be a thread about general discussions about country X. I think it's better to have in the thread's name written road / highway / motorway / etc.
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Old October 8th, 2013, 02:44 PM   #22323
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Having the brackets is what makes it easy to tell the difference between country threads and general thread. I'd rather they be kept that way.
+1. The country code would be "lost" without brackets, they're there to identify it.

I'd also keep in the name the fact we're talking about motorways of the country: 95% of threads will be about it, but sometimes we might talk about different road-related stuff for a specific country.

e.g.: "[RUS] Russia | Crash videos"

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Old October 8th, 2013, 03:09 PM   #22324
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^ Seems appropriate to have a thread just for [RU] Crash videos .
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Old October 8th, 2013, 03:17 PM   #22325
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^ Seems appropriate to have a thread just for [RU] Crash videos .
http://rusdtp.ru/video/
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Old October 8th, 2013, 03:23 PM   #22326
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And the Romanian version: trafictube.ro
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Old October 8th, 2013, 03:28 PM   #22327
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Why even bother with highways/motorways/roads names? This is the Highways & Autobahns section, logically this subsection is about roads. My proposal is just with country codes and countries names, and since this is an international forum, then country names should be only in English.

LV | Latvia

SLO | Slovenia

RO | Romania
The problem with that is that it doesn't show as a road-related thread on Google, or when linked on Facebook for example. I'd prefer to keep it in the title.

I like this approach:

[SLO] Slovenia | Avtoceste

or

[SLO] Slovenia | Ceste & Avtoceste

to make sure it's not exclusively about motorways but other road types as well.

I prefer to keep the country names lower case. There's no need to USE ALL CAPS.

Instead of the | we could also use the •
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Old October 8th, 2013, 03:29 PM   #22328
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I think this is the best version:

[RO] Romania | Drumuri și autostrăzi
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Old October 8th, 2013, 03:33 PM   #22329
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And the Romanian version: trafictube.ro
And RO can into of crash videos.
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Old October 8th, 2013, 04:12 PM   #22330
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I think this is the best version:

[RO] Romania | Drumuri și autostrăzi
An then we could have [E] Spain | Autopistas, autovías, carreteras y caminos de cabras

The caminos de cabras part was a joke. I like this renaming idea.
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Old October 8th, 2013, 04:39 PM   #22331
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The problem with that is that it doesn't show as a road-related thread on Google, or when linked on Facebook for example. I'd prefer to keep it in the title.

I like this approach:

[SLO] Slovenia | Avtoceste

or

[SLO] Slovenia | Ceste & Avtoceste

to make sure it's not exclusively about motorways but other road types as well.

I prefer to keep the country names lower case. There's no need to USE ALL CAPS.

Instead of the | we could also use the •
Coming in on the middle of this, but without "Roads" or "Highways" or something in English you'd have the same Google problem, wouldn't you?

I'd also point out - at the risk of being labeled a dumb American - that I'm not sure how widely known the country codes are outside of Europe. I assume they're the ones that used to appear on the ovals and now appear on Eurobands)?
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Old October 8th, 2013, 04:44 PM   #22332
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Coming in on the middle of this, but without "Roads" or "Highways" or something in English you'd have the same Google problem, wouldn't you?
Not necessarily. Google hits are from inside the thread, but it displays the thread name at the top of the search result. I'm also not sold on not using English in the thread title (other than the name of the country).
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Old October 8th, 2013, 06:17 PM   #22333
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Me neither. Using just the local word seems something better for the local forums, this is the general one.



Out of context, this is for Cinxxx

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Old October 8th, 2013, 08:22 PM   #22334
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How about this?

[RO] Romania | Roads and Highways • Drumuri și autostrăzi

I know it's longer, but I prefer it because some people know just the local language of their own country (so they will search for the thread in their language), but others want to search for the roads thread from another country (from where they don't know the language, but they will use English)
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Old October 8th, 2013, 08:32 PM   #22335
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Seems fine to me.
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Roads and highways means the same. I know many Europeans think a highway is synonymous to an Autobahn / Autopista, etc, but the word highway is not confined to motorways or freeways only, but can mean any type of (rural) public road (i.e. US Highway, State Highway, etc, which may or may not be motorways). The New Zealand State Highway network consists probably for over 90% of two-lane roads.

We could also use the term "road infrastructure", with the local name suffixed to it.

That would be:

[RO] Romania | Road infrastructure • Drumuri și autostrăzi
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Old October 8th, 2013, 09:14 PM   #22337
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I can think of plenty of roads I wouldn't call highways.

Google "definition highway." The first several hits all start out by saying a highway is a main road.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/highway

And if we must engage in this exercise at all (why?), "road infrastructure" just seems a bit, a bit...wordy I guess.
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Old October 8th, 2013, 09:57 PM   #22339
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Guys, highway is major road. Motorway is what is often confused with highway. Expresway is low-grade motorway.

But I would like to bring up another question. Is there any difference between interchange and intersection? I got it that interchange is the crossing of more motorways/expresways (not exit) and intersection is just another name for exit, or more precise, the set of exits and on-way ramps at one place. Am I right?
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Old October 8th, 2013, 09:59 PM   #22340
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Interchange: several roads meet, but it's on different levels.



Intersection: several roads meet on the same level.

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