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I can be found all around the globe,
Everyone has seen me, I hope.
I come in lots of colors and shapes,
I don't make it better, the landscape.
If you don't see me you'll pay
And you regret that all day.
EDIT (two new lines):
I'll tell the rules,
So everyone is safe from fools. (Might be vague, but had to make it rhyme)

What am I?

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  • $\begingroup$ 2nd line and 5th one are kind of together. if you hope, is because you are not sure so, so many people have paid hahah $\endgroup$ – lois6b Sep 16 '16 at 13:05
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    $\begingroup$ I suspect this might be too broad, since there are too many possible answers that fit the riddle as stated. Perhaps you could edit it to add some more lines and narrow down the possibilities? $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Sep 16 '16 at 13:10
  • $\begingroup$ I added two rules to make it less broad. Thank you for pointing that out $\endgroup$ – Foitn Sep 16 '16 at 13:54
  • $\begingroup$ Traffic signpost? Next kangaroo 400km. $\endgroup$ – Matsmath Sep 16 '16 at 14:08
  • $\begingroup$ With the two extra lines it's much better (Y) $\endgroup$ – Avigrail Sep 16 '16 at 15:39
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Taking inspiration from Meta45's answer it is

a traffic sign

I can be found all around the globe, Everyone has seen me, I hope.

in every place where there are cars

I come in lots of colors and shapes,

red triangles, blue circles, etc. Traffic lights has different colours but they are usually circles.

I don't make it better, the landscape.

it is not its pourpose

If you don't see me you'll pay

a ticket (or a fine). Or, in a figurate sense, you take the wrong direction

And you regret that all day.

of course!

I'll tell the rules,

of traffic.

So everyone is safe from fools.

No one can choose arbitrarily the rules on the street

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  • $\begingroup$ Wow yes! You are right, that's the answer I was looking for. I didn't really have a good explanation for the last line, but you made it for me. $\endgroup$ – Foitn Sep 16 '16 at 14:38
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Second Try (before seeing the change that Foitn made to his riddle)

Is it:

A car

I can be found all around the globe,

Everywhere can be found cars. Even on the north and south pole although these look very dfferent then your normal car.

Everyone has seen me, I hope.

Everyone must hope to see cars when crossing a road.

I come in lots of colors and shapes,

Cars can be found in many different colors and shapes

I don't make it better, the landscape.

Cars, roads and engine gasses are not too nice for the landscape.

If you don't see me you'll pay

Car accident

And you regret that all day.

You will probably have to visit a hospital (or worse), because of the accident

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Original post (where Foitn said it was the wrong answer)

Is it:

A street light?

I can be found all around the globe,

Every country has street lights

Everyone has seen me, I hope.

Everyone that isn't blind can see them. See second to last line for if you didn't see it.

I come in lots of colors and shapes,

They can have different color's and shapes, as long as they give light.

I don't make it better, the landscape.

Sometimes they just don't fit the landscape they are placed in

If you don't see me you'll pay

Knocking with your head against the street light post

And you regret that all day.

You will have a headache the rest of the day

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  • $\begingroup$ ROFL at the second-to-last spoilertag :-P $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Sep 16 '16 at 13:14
  • $\begingroup$ In the last explaination, I think there is something else to regret all the day. $\endgroup$ – Shane Hsu Sep 16 '16 at 13:20
  • $\begingroup$ Wow, that's a really nice one, even though it's not right, keep on thinking :D $\endgroup$ – Foitn Sep 16 '16 at 13:49
  • $\begingroup$ I'll have to change my second try, because of the new 2 lines to the riddle. Didn't see them when thinking up my second answer. $\endgroup$ – Meta45 Sep 16 '16 at 13:57
  • $\begingroup$ @Meta45 thank you for inspiring me an improved solution. +1 $\endgroup$ – marcoresk Sep 16 '16 at 14:39
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Ok, I'll go for

(Sun)light

I can be found all around the globe,

The light of the sun can be seen from everywhere. Even at night (moon).

Everyone has seen me, I hope.

Most people should have seen light at some point even if only some of it. and I think even blind people can see some contrast of light and dark.

I come in lots of colors and shapes,

Sunlight/white light contains all wavelengths thus all colo(u)rs

I don't make it better, the landscape.

Maybe talking about deserts or hot places where everything is burnt

If you don't see me you'll pay

If someone can't see sunlight much they are probably in jail or something...

And you regret that all day.

... and usually people regret being in jail and/or not being able to see sunlight

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  • $\begingroup$ Nice answer, sadly it's wrong $\endgroup$ – Foitn Sep 16 '16 at 13:49
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I believe this is a

Postage Stamp

I can be found all around the globe,
Everyone has seen me, I hope.

Possibly less true now than historically, but stamps are still used in many countries around the world

I come in lots of colors and shapes,
I don't make it better, the landscape.

Stamps come in many colors and shapes (although mostly square, there are triangles, diamonds, circles, etc. The also sometimes depict low-resolution landscapes.

If you don't see me you'll pay
And you regret that all day.

This sounds like a reference to Cash On Delivery, a mailing method without Stamps. People often are excessively disappointed at things that cost them objectively small amounts of money.

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  • $\begingroup$ Nice answer, hadn't thought about that, but it's not right $\endgroup$ – Foitn Sep 16 '16 at 13:49
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It could be:

Torch

I can be found all around the globe, Everyone has seen me, I hope.

It can be seen from everywhere and most people should have seen.

I come in lots of colors and shapes,

Of course

I don't make it better, the landscape

Sometimes they just don't fit the landscape.

If you don't see me you'll pay And you regret that all day.

You will see torch when darkness.

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  • $\begingroup$ You might made a typo in your answer. Check spelling. $\endgroup$ – Matsmath Sep 16 '16 at 14:25
  • $\begingroup$ Even though this answer seems thought through, it's wrong. Think about the last two lines that I've added, I don't think it would fit... $\endgroup$ – Foitn Sep 16 '16 at 14:26
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You are

a Police Radar For Measuring Speeding Cars

It fits all the lines of the riddle.

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