Signs are meant to inform you. Direct you to the nearest toilet. Remind you not to hand-feed the lion. But some raise more questions than they provide answers. And you can find them on the Facebook group 'Useless, Unsuccessful, and/or Unpopular Signage.' Or 'UUU Signage' if you like acronyms.

"'UUU Signage' is a part of the larger 'Useless, Unsuccessful, and/or Unpopular' community," the group's 'About' section says. "We are interested only in pictures you have taken yourselves of signage that is funny, incompetent, wholesome, amazing, or otherwise interesting in some way."

Passive aggressive office notes, ridiculous bumper stickers, these folks have it all. So we at Bored Panda decided to explore their content a bit deeper. Continue scrolling and check out what we saw!

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#1

Spotted In Melbourne, Australia. I Should Add, I’m In Agreement With This One, I Don’t Think It’s Unpopular

Spotted In Melbourne, Australia. I Should Add, I’m In Agreement With This One, I Don’t Think It’s Unpopular

Michael Sabell Report

lib
Community Member
2 months ago

but who on earth will want a racist… 🙅‍♀️🙅🙅‍♂️

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#2

Josh Klauder Report

Ranger Kanootsen
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Would you like a waffle cone, or a pinecone?

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We managed to get in touch with the administrators of 'UUU Signage' and they were kind enough to tell us about the inner workings of the group.

Currently, 'UUU Signage' has 410,000 members. "We never wanted it to be this big," they told Bored Panda. "We started out as a small corner of the UUUniverse, even though some people refer to Signage as 'the original group.'"

"The UUUniverse began with a now-archived group known as 'Useless, Unsuccessful, and/or Unpopular Memes' which spawned a community that went on to form many groups. There's one for just about every topic, including UUU Cats Refurmed, UUU License Plate Spotting, UUU Cook, and even very niche groups such as UUU Standpipe Spotting!"

#3

Just Gave Me A Chuckle On My Walk

Just Gave Me A Chuckle On My Walk

Dana Scott Report

JoyfulZebra
Community Member
2 months ago

Good to see Kevin found Jesus

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#4

A Storm Blew Over My Porch Sign This Week And I Set It Back Up Without Paying Attention. Walking To My Front Door Just Now I Realized The “O” Is Now Hidden Behind The Crate

A Storm Blew Over My Porch Sign This Week And I Set It Back Up Without Paying Attention. Walking To My Front Door Just Now I Realized The “O” Is Now Hidden Behind The Crate

Heidi Larsen Report

Lakota Wolf
Community Member
2 months ago

I like it better this way.

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#5

Better Stay Away. These Rum And Cokes Are Ruining Lives

Better Stay Away. These Rum And Cokes Are Ruining Lives

Christina Joy Report

Esha
Community Member
2 months ago

That one guy from Yelp walking in like 👁️ 👄 👁️

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The admins said these splinter groups' membership usually consisted of people from the UUUniverse. However, for whatever reason, UUU Signage exploded in popularity and began reaching a wider audience.

"Membership requests have only increased exponentially since then," they said. "The important thing to remember is that 'Useless, Unsuccessful, and/or Unpopular' is more of a 'brand' than actual criteria for submitted content. We welcome all contributions as long as they comply with our rules, which are pretty straightforward"

"As far as the community itself, we moderate pretty strictly when it comes to join requests. We have a set of questions that lay out very clearly what the group is about and what we will tolerate," the admins explained. "If a potential member doesn't answer all of them, or fails to answer them to our satisfaction, we deny their request for membership. This helps keep out potential trolls and spam bots, too. We don't have any statistics but we get thousands of join requests daily and we deny more than we admit."

#6

Spotted In Local Brewery Restroom

Spotted In Local Brewery Restroom

Morgan Lindsay Report

A B C the Third
Community Member
2 months ago

Am I the only one who doesn't find damage to property funny?

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#7

The Talent

The Talent

Ash Solomon Mills Report

Ranger Kanootsen
Community Member
2 months ago

Daniel is going places..

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#8

Found In A Local Shop. Idk Kinda Useful For Me.. I Did Leave A Tip For The Cause

Found In A Local Shop. Idk Kinda Useful For Me.. I Did Leave A Tip For The Cause

Taylor Alois Report

Gaya Knust
Community Member
2 months ago

lol Torn between the wish to cause such haircuts and feeling sorry for the kids

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#9

This Hangs In The Bathroom At My New Job. Funny But Useless

This Hangs In The Bathroom At My New Job. Funny But Useless

Lisa Kowalewski Report

Ranger Kanootsen
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

I'LLLLL BEEEEEEEE GOOOOOOOOOOOONE... in a day or TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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Facebook communities this big often become chaotic breeding grounds for trolls, and some slip into 'UUU Signage' even with its strict admission policy. However, the chances of them causing any trouble are minimum, since they get kicked out the second they show their true colors. "We get plenty of trolls and we moderate pretty strictly. We have zero tolerance for any sort of bigotry," the admins said.

"We shut down arguments as soon as we see them and mute people who participate in them (regardless of what side you’re arguing for). We preemptively close comments or delete posts with topics that we know from experience will make people argue. Over time, we've put rules in place to help prevent people from sucking the fun out of the group (by ruining jokes by repeatedly explaining a sign when no one asked, or dogpiling the OP for not knowing something, etc.)."

#10

Useless, But Very Popular And Successful In My Book

Useless, But Very Popular And Successful In My Book

Amber Hamilton Report

MB
Community Member
2 months ago

The pine cones are the best

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#11

Unsuccessful Bc I Counted Them And Only Saw 17

Unsuccessful Bc I Counted Them And Only Saw 17

Amy Le Report

lib
Community Member
2 months ago

upvoted for the title.

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#12

On The Back Window Of A Van Which Was In Front Of Me At A Red Light

On The Back Window Of A Van Which Was In Front Of Me At A Red Light

Robin Brock Broyles Report

Jennifer Casey
Community Member
2 months ago

Leave no answer unquestioned!!!!🙃

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#13

Took On My Way To Our Local Breakfast Spot

Took On My Way To Our Local Breakfast Spot

Dawn Watson Report

Karen Tape
Community Member
2 months ago

Who gave the sheep a sharpie?

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Some of the most common issues within the group are: 1) people not reading the rules and then being surprised when they get suspended or blocked from the group for breaking those rules, and 2) people who want to debate politics and/or insult each other in various ways, which is related to the first one.

"We also run a separate group, Signage Help Desk, where we invite members and even ex-members to post everything from technical questions to the inevitable 'Why did I get banned/muted?' Members seem to get angrier with being muted than being outright banned so we get a lot of people asking why. We also get a lot of members asking why their particular post was deleted and we are happy to offer them an explanation, although they are not always receptive to our answers," the admins explained.

#14

Sign On The Door Of The Storage Shed In The Bar That I Work At. We Call It "The Crying Shed." If You've Worked Food Service, You Know. (Admittedly, This Sign Gets Lots Of Laughs And Attention So It's Actually Pretty Popular Lol)

Sign On The Door Of The Storage Shed In The Bar That I Work At. We Call It "The Crying Shed." If You've Worked Food Service, You Know. (Admittedly, This Sign Gets Lots Of Laughs And Attention So It's Actually Pretty Popular Lol)

Haley Smith Report

Ranger Kanootsen
Community Member
2 months ago

I think I'll stay a while

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#15

Saw This Today At The Grocery Store

Saw This Today At The Grocery Store

Alexa Elena Report

Ranger Kanootsen
Community Member
2 months ago

Not a child, but I'll throw myself in there anyways, thankyou very much

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#16

These Soda Flavors Are Getting Out Of Control

These Soda Flavors Are Getting Out Of Control

Tom Murdock Report

Ranger Kanootsen
Community Member
2 months ago

Ooh, I could really do with an Antifreeze Pepsi right now

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#17

Left Overnight By My 14 Year Old Son. Popular With Me Because Who Doesn’t Love A Polite Teenager? Unpopular With The Cat Because He Can’t Read And Drank Out Of The Toilet

Left Overnight By My 14 Year Old Son. Popular With Me Because Who Doesn’t Love A Polite Teenager? Unpopular With The Cat Because He Can’t Read And Drank Out Of The Toilet

Sam Ródenas-Weir Report

Mac 🇺🇦
Community Member
2 months ago

🤣🤣🤣

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From toilets to stadiums, as you can see, the signs that get featured in this group come from a lot of different places. "With [so many] members, it's hard for us to pinpoint any particular member or location as a frequent contributor because they do come from all over," the admins said. "We don't allow 'viral content' – the pictures of the signs must be taken by the person who posted the image."

"If we did not have this rule, the group would be overrun by people sharing images they either 'found in the wild' or just plain didn't take themselves. This helps keep the content fresh and avoids people spamming the same 'funny sign' they found on Reddit or The Chive that day." And that is precisely why the group has caught our eye. It's original. Not just another content recycling 'factory'.

#18

Seen Today At An Antique Store

Seen Today At An Antique Store

Naomi Smith Report

Gaya Knust
Community Member
2 months ago

I hate to play the devil's advocate, but how many "beautiful windchimes" are we talking about here? Cos imagining living right next to the store if there are too many!

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#19

So... What Did I Eat

So... What Did I Eat

Morgan Sabrina Guarino Report

JefeJeff
Community Member
2 months ago

Printing out those labels... wish I had that job for a day just to see how many of my ungodly creations were eaten.

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#20

I Definitely Trust This Font

I Definitely Trust This Font

Chris Burge Report

glowworm2
Community Member
2 months ago

Ask to speak with Jason.

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#21

Had To Do A Double Take... Bonus Points For Self-Awareness, I Guess

Had To Do A Double Take... Bonus Points For Self-Awareness, I Guess

Jonathan Bradley Report

Ranger Kanootsen
Community Member
2 months ago

I need one of these.

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"Target has a sign on their individually priced bananas that reads 'Banana's by the each' (the apostrophe was eventually corrected) that had been posted dozens of times," the admins remembered one of the classics. "By around the 20th or so time we had seen it, we were so sick of it that we decided that we would delete future posts of it on sight. Later, we discussed applying this principle more broadly to curate the group and keep the content fresh."

"We named this policy the 'Bananas by the Each Referendum.' Now we maintain a list of signs that we've seen too many times that are now considered 'bananas' and we delete them if we see them. This prevents the group's content from consisting of the same pictures over and over again and keeps it fresh."

#22

On The Side Of A Country Road In Upstate New York

On The Side Of A Country Road In Upstate New York

Amy Booth Report

Gaya Knust
Community Member
2 months ago

Ah, just the dose I need to face the rest of the year lol

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#23

Lita Lotus Report

Lakota Wolf
Community Member
2 months ago

IT'S YOUR FAULT HE DIED!!

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#24

Courtney Eirlys Report

Gaya Knust
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh, boy, that's a lot to unpack lol

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#25

Alexandra Isabelle Report

juice
Community Member
2 months ago

well, if you insist!

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'UUU Signage' was created all the way back in 2014, however, while a lot of similar groups get shut down by Facebook for various violations, this one continues to thrive. Now that you've heard the amount of love and attention the admins pour into their work, it becomes kinda obvious why.

"We encourage use of the 'report to admin' feature which allows us to find and remove problematic content quickly," they said. "Contrary to the popular rumors, use of the feature does not get groups shut down. In our experience, the groups that find themselves getting repeatedly shut down and forming backup group after backup group are the ones with admins who ban and bully people for trying to help."

"We don't tolerate bigotry or hate speech or people being huge jerks to each other. We don't like the 'drag OP' culture of many other large groups. We don't care for the concept of 'dirty deleting' and we are happy to delete gross comments rather than having some weird compulsion to preserve someone's bigotry forever." In the vast sea that is Facebook, such dedication is hard to come by. And you can definitely tell when someone cares about what they do. It shows, first and foremost, in quality.

#26

It’s The Professionalism For Me…

It’s The Professionalism For Me…

Emily Galowitz Report

Gaya Knust
Community Member
2 months ago

That's one clear and certain way to put it lol

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#27

July 4, 2011, On A Lamppost In My Neighborhood. I’m Still Confused 11 Years Later

July 4, 2011, On A Lamppost In My Neighborhood. I’m Still Confused 11 Years Later

Pam Barger Report

Bi-Polar Express
Community Member
2 months ago

David Grohl os so cool that he would approve this message.

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#28

Popular With Everyone Except The Human Wastage That Don’t Like To Pay For Their Items

Popular With Everyone Except The Human Wastage That Don’t Like To Pay For Their Items

Kimberly Jade Report

Lakota Wolf
Community Member
2 months ago

"Human wastage" is my new favorite insult and I shall endeavor to use it at least once a day. It probably won't be a difficult goal to achieve.

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#29

I Deliver Pizza And Drive By This Sign Every Day Near The Hospital. It's On Someone's Front Lawn About A Block Away. It Perplexes Me

I Deliver Pizza And Drive By This Sign Every Day Near The Hospital. It's On Someone's Front Lawn About A Block Away. It Perplexes Me

Daniel Bell Report

Kylie Mountain
Community Member
2 months ago

It is unfortunately not at all unknown for hospitals to dump mentally ill/homeless/uninsured people on the streets. Occasionally they get caught and people make a fuss, but these are mostly people with no family or support; it almost certainly happens a lot more often than it gets reported.

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#30

Outside Of A Bar Down The Street From Me

Outside Of A Bar Down The Street From Me

Jaden Schievelbein Report

Gaya Knust
Community Member
2 months ago

Er...you go, you?

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#31

Spanish Spanish Spanish

Spanish Spanish Spanish

Finn Poe Report

Ranger Kanootsen
Community Member
2 months ago

I speak Spanish! It roughly translates to "Spanish Spanish Spanish". You're welcome everybody!!

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#32

Zoom In For Chaos

Zoom In For Chaos

Liz Boccolini Report

lib
Community Member
2 months ago

“the hustle is what i call cocaine” hahahaha 🤣

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#33

At A Local Drive-In

At A Local Drive-In

Daniel W. Bigler Report

Ranger Kanootsen
Community Member
2 months ago

Damn! That's the only song I know how to play.

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#34

Thems The Rules!

Thems The Rules!

JC O'Connor Report

lib
Community Member
2 months ago

ok guess imma move then….

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#35

Work With Royalty, Somewhere Else

Work With Royalty, Somewhere Else

Charles Topping Report

Karen Tape
Community Member
2 months ago

I'm assuming they mean the Burger Queen?

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#36

Consolation To All Unable To Go Shopping On The Holiday

Consolation To All Unable To Go Shopping On The Holiday

Dane Drutis Report

James G. Currie
Community Member
2 months ago

I can't "get inspired"...Tricky D**k appears to be winning. :(

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#37

Nice Calendar!

Nice Calendar!

Erin Dawes Report

Daniel Atkins
Community Member
2 months ago

Did not know the bees liked Wu Tang Clan.

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#38

Only In Las Vegas, A Sign For A Sign

Only In Las Vegas, A Sign For A Sign

Greg Schuette Report

Gaya Knust
Community Member
2 months ago

I mean, don't most tourists drive there to take pics? Makes sense to make a sign

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#39

In My Friends Neighborhood In Bossier City, Louisiana

In My Friends Neighborhood In Bossier City, Louisiana

Torey Pleasant Report

Heather Menard
Community Member
2 months ago

As apposed to half an a*s.

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#40

Spotted Today In Manchester, UK

Spotted Today In Manchester, UK

Rita Ochoa Report

Gaya Knust
Community Member
2 months ago

Very clever, you can't NOT look at it lol

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#41

Thanks For The Warning, I Guess.

Thanks For The Warning, I Guess.

Robyn Bingham Report

Karen Tape
Community Member
2 months ago

And was forever left-swiped on tinder Amen

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#42

Not Sure Who The Masculine Back Men Are

Not Sure Who The Masculine Back Men Are

Kari Lucas Report

Ranger Kanootsen
Community Member
2 months ago

I don't understand. What is a 'Back Man'?

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#43

Found On My Pot (Purchased In China)

Found On My Pot (Purchased In China)

Lea O'Callaghan Report

Gaya Knust
Community Member
2 months ago

Well, I'm always up for eating cake by the ocean.

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#44

Spotted In The Wild!

Spotted In The Wild!

Jennifer Reed Eisensmith Report

Gaya Knust
Community Member
2 months ago

Ah, so after you're done eating the cookies and cakes, the guilt hits double

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#45

Uhhh, What? Can Someone Explain??

Uhhh, What? Can Someone Explain??

Brent Roberts Report

Daniel Atkins
Community Member
2 months ago

Only pass squirrels in the proper lane or be fined.

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#46

Ok Then...

Ok Then...

David Jacobsen Report

Karen Tape
Community Member
2 months ago

The places my mind goes...

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#47

Cool Cool Cool Just Normal Things.

Cool Cool Cool Just Normal Things.

Riley Hart Report

Emma OSullivan
Community Member
2 months ago

Rapid Antigen Test 😬

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#48

This Was At The Memorial City Mall In Houston, Texas On My Lovely Birthday Back In September Of 2020

This Was At The Memorial City Mall In Houston, Texas On My Lovely Birthday Back In September Of 2020

Winnie Futral Report

lib
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

*pries open random child’s mouth to see how to get to level 1*

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#49

Behave!

Behave!

Aubrey Megan Worrell Report

Lakota Wolf
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

I need to know what's under that pasted-on "WATCHED". Is it "VIDEOTAPED"?

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#50

Darn I Can’t Just Touch People

Darn I Can’t Just Touch People

Amanda Mitchell Report

stardust
Community Member
2 months ago

Doesn't belong here. This is absolutely right.

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