Please keep this door CLOSED...

@agihcam (1916)
Philippines
July 10, 2008 3:17am CST
Here is another one. "Please keep this door closed". That means you can not open the door? What do you think? What is the appropriate sign?
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9 responses
• Egypt
10 Jul 08
the first thing i will think whats behind this door then i think if there is a dangerous thing behind that door and how to make myself safe of that? then i will try to do anything to get in this door
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• Philippines
10 Jul 08
in my opinion, you should always keep the door close everytime when you open it... it is an appropriate sing age... "you", does not only refer for someone who open that door but for all users... it is a general command... because if you will say, always keep the door close once you open but, what if somebody open and do not mind to close it, someone does the closing... that signage is for everyone who uses that door... intended for the one who openned the door but never closes and to the one who sees that the door was open...
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• United States
10 Jul 08
Sure, I see your point. If you have to keep the door closed, then how can you open it in order to enter. Whoa! What if that is really what they meant and assuming the appropriate interpretation of the meaning is to "please close the door behind you" we could be opening a whole Pandora's Box? If they mean don't open the door that is what they should say and if they mean close the door behind you then, that is what they should state.
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@mayka123 (9518)
• India
10 Jul 08
I would think it meant that you have to close the door again after you have opened it.
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@neildc (16904)
• Philippines
10 Jul 08
I can't think of another good reason to change that sign. Or maybe that is best for that reason. If we will get the sign from the toilet as it says: "Please flush after use" then we can say that "Please close after opening"
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@jasyjen (162)
• United States
10 Jul 08
You can still go in the door, it just means that you must close it behind you. The sign doesn't say, "Do not enter door", it says "Keep door closed." You close it after you go through it.
@agihcam (1916)
• Philippines
10 Jul 08
So happen yesterday, I was approaching on the door and somebody in front of me turned back, when I still going to the door she asked me if can be allowed to enter to that room. I said YES, you may. It is understandable to many people but others got confused I think. In the faucet, there is also sign like "Please close after use". It is a common sense but sometimes others forgot to close the faucet. How about, "Please close the door when you saw it open"
@Hatley (121249)
• Garden Grove, California
10 Jul 08
hi agihcam no, it means do not let this door stay open, keep the damned door closed. thats all it means. that is an appropriate sign. if it meant you canot open the door,it would read please do not enter. that make sense?
@stephcjh (32388)
• United States
10 Jul 08
I think you can still use the door but when and after using it, you need to make sure that you close it. I think a better sign would be, please close the door after entering and exiting. I think that would be more self explanatory.
@LadyAbboz (238)
10 Jul 08
Yeah i know what you mean, the appropriate sign would be "close after use" or "please close the door behind you" the second one is used quite often.