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exclamation.gif posted on 24-7-2019 at 09:21 PM
Registering a card no matter how long it took to be delivered


As we all know, some cards do take longer than others to get to their destinations. I think it is a shame that we are not currently able to register a card which arrived over a year after it was requested/sent.

It is bad enough that some cards do get lost or simply not sent for whatever reasons, that when one card does make it to destination, no matter how long it took we should be able to register it since it has an ID on it.

A card being registered is satisfying for both the sender and the recipient, so there should not be any limitation to that.
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[*] posted on 29-7-2019 at 12:56 AM
I think so too


Yes, it would be nice !!! I had a couple close calls this year already !
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[*] posted on 15-8-2019 at 06:49 AM


I think over a year would be good
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[*] posted on 26-8-2019 at 02:53 AM


I agree!! I received a postcard 15 months after it was sent and was disappointed I wasn't able to register it.
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[*] posted on 4-10-2019 at 02:55 PM


I agree. Those cards that took very long time are actually particularly interesting.
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[*] posted on 28-10-2019 at 06:20 PM


I quit PC in 2009 and again in 2013. When I came back permanently in 2016, I found some cards from those times that I never registered. I feel bad because I had them the whole time and the sender never got credited for it and I have no idea who to send a thank you to. It would be nice to register them finally. (Although in my case, I think it would have been more fair to have auto-registered the cards since I'm the one who stopped logging in)
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[*] posted on 28-10-2019 at 08:10 PM


Quote: Originally posted by SnowApple  
I quit PC in 2009 and again in 2013. When I came back permanently in 2016, I found some cards from those times that I never registered. I feel bad because I had them the whole time and the sender never got credited for it and I have no idea who to send a thank you to. It would be nice to register them finally. (Although in my case, I think it would have been more fair to have auto-registered the cards since I'm the one who stopped logging in)


You can contact the admins with the card IDs. If the users are still active they will tell you who they are so you can send a private thank-you. It is maybe not so satisfying as registering the card but it is better than nothing!
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[*] posted on 31-10-2019 at 07:44 AM


I think a postcard should be registered regardless how long it took to travel. I received a card more then a year old and unable to register it. It is also the second card sent. I feel bad as the sender took the time and money to send a follow up card.
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[*] posted on 3-11-2019 at 09:54 PM


I would love to be able to register cards over a year. Today I received a card from Antigua, my very first from there in 13 years of Postcrossing so I was very excited to register it. I was so disappointed when it came up that I couldn't because it was sent over a year ago.
I wonder how long I'll have to wait for my next card from Antigua.
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[*] posted on 4-11-2019 at 08:23 AM


But wouldn't (rare) countries be 'blocked' if a traveling card stays in the system forever?

For example UserX from Y asks for adress, algorithm 'sees' that you are having a card traveling from Y in your due-cards already, so gives UserX another adress.

That's how I imagine the system works, basically at least.

But I can see the appeal of the potential eternal-registration

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[*] posted on 28-12-2019 at 12:02 AM


Quote: Originally posted by SnowApple  
I quit PC in 2009 and again in 2013. When I came back permanently in 2016, I found some cards from those times that I never registered. I feel bad because I had them the whole time and the sender never got credited for it and I have no idea who to send a thank you to. It would be nice to register them finally. (Although in my case, I think it would have been more fair to have auto-registered the cards since I'm the one who stopped logging in)

It would have been more fair if you registered them when you received them.
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[*] posted on 28-12-2019 at 12:11 AM


Quote: Originally posted by worldbyjoe  
I think a postcard should be registered regardless how long it took to travel. I received a card more then a year old and unable to register it. It is also the second card sent. I feel bad as the sender took the time and money to send a follow up card.

Well, the sender does not need to wait nearly a year to send a second one, so you should not feel guilty if the card has not arrived in time and a year is really a long time.
I have also got two or three cards after a year and I did exactly what colorful courtne described. The support mailed me the username of the postcrosser and I sent a PN to her/him, so they at least were informed that their (second) card arrived well and that I was thankful for getting it
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[*] posted on 20-1-2020 at 03:01 AM


I agree that if a card makes it to its destination, we should allow it to be registered. What was the original thinking behind the prohibition?
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