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[*] posted on 27-11-2019 at 11:32 AM
Unregisterable postcard


Today I received a postcard from Germany which I cannot register. Why not? Because (I presume) one digit is missing from the ID number, it's not long enough for a 2019 card from Germany.

With the ID number provided, I have found a card sent in 2011 by someone who hasn't been seen for a year. It couldn't possibly be from him anyway, since I've only been here for a few months.

The postmark is blurred but seems to indicate it was sent on 25th November which seems very fast; and as well as the incomplete ID number, there is no name from the sender or any clues, just a phrase carefully written in pink ink. I'm guessing it's from a very long time member, with the brevity of hand-written message, no salutation or sign-off? Oh well.......
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[*] posted on 27-11-2019 at 11:37 AM


Did you contact the admins ? I'd think that the sender just forgot to write one/the last digit... :)

2 days is usual from Germany by the way (I receive 90% of my German cards 2 days after the postmark ! :cool: )...
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[*] posted on 27-11-2019 at 11:44 AM


When you are in the registering menu, you have the option search-the-postcard-ID, it's a paragraph somewhere right (on PC).

As you won't have dozens of cards from DE traveling to you, the admin-team should find the correct ID soon.

German IDs from 25th of Nov are around DE-874xxxxx atm, maybe it's only the last number missing, then you could try for yourself.

Good luck

(long-time-member and short message? interesting which conclusions come to your mind fairly quickly)
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[*] posted on 27-11-2019 at 12:31 PM


Hey! The admins found the card very quickly, there was one digit missing (and a digit in the middle of the range of numbers). You're right Stevyy and I was wrong, it's not a long time member, it's a newbie, well not as new as me but with less traffic.

It's good to know that unregisterable cards can be rendered registerable so quickly. :thumbup:
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[*] posted on 28-11-2019 at 07:08 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Handshake  

It's good to know that unregisterable cards can be rendered registerable so quickly. :thumbup:


Yes, I received a card recently with a wrong ID. With the information I could provide about the card I got a message with the correct ID within minutes. So quick! :roll:
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[*] posted on 28-11-2019 at 07:16 PM


Postcrossing's algorithm and admin team do a great job locating missing IDs. I've never had them not be able to find an ID for an official card that had a missing or wrong ID. :thumbup:
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[*] posted on 4-12-2019 at 04:12 PM


I got a card the other day with most of the left half torn off along with the ID. Took barely minutes to get the correct ID.
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