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[*] posted on 11-2-2008 at 08:29 PM
Your expired cards - Statistics


Hi there...
it is a topic that does not annoy only me for a long, long time now. Since I have signed up at Postcrossing, I collected about 16 expired postcards of which 8 already have been deleted. I know that I am not the only one, and I would like to give everyone the chance to show, which cards were sent in vain.
Maybe we can locate similarities among the inactive users, and maybe there'll be a number that says, it's enough to get the cards registered by the authorities.
I actually don't believe that I harm anyone by stating the user names in public, because the inactives are not interested enough anyway, moreover they are just nick names, no real names. If I'd ever find my own name on such a list, I'd be happy, because then I would know, where a card was lost on the way to me and we can talk about it ;) Also we could give each other advice about how to handle some situations or to motivate each other to send another card to a user, because someone else had good experience with that one. Or in other hopeless cases we might simply learn beforehand that it's not worth wasting the postage ;)
So I'll start by posting my screenshot of inactive users:



Come on, show me your screenshots and lists, whatever! :)
I really hope no one misunderstands the purpose of this, resp. to discuss about our concerns regarding expired postcards and to help reducing them somehow :)
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[*] posted on 11-2-2008 at 08:34 PM


It's just three at the moment but will be at least five within a few days. And some of this users are not active since months and I didn't send a card to some of them because I think it is a waste of postage, cards and time!

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[*] posted on 12-2-2008 at 07:11 AM


These are my expired cards:

DE-122347 jenttu_91 Finland 11 Dec, 2007 Expired 62 days
DE-120996 angelo12040 Brazil 5 Dec, 2007 Expired 68 days
DE-118160 aliyamaisarah Malaysia 22 Nov, 2007 Expired 81 days
DE-116589 kajsa_karin Sweden 16 Nov, 2007 Expired 87 days
DE-120707 crazyyasin Turkey 3 Dec, 2007 Expired 70 days
DE-118425 rita_b Italy 23 Nov, 2007 Expired 80 days
DE-117198 GeorgiaPeach United States of America 19 Nov, 2007 Expired 84 days
DE-110908 Kriztel Estonia 24 Oct, 2007 Expired 110 days
DE-103218 katekawa Brazil 24 Sep, 2007 Expired 140 days
DE-102221 Tigerlillie United States of America 19 Sep, 2007 Expired 145 days

Some are still active, but didn't answer to PMs. Does someone of you have experiences with anyone of them and can tell me about it? I want to give them a second chance and send another card, but I don't want to waste my time and money.
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[*] posted on 12-2-2008 at 07:48 AM


I can add (very sad) 14 expired cards from our family accounts:







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[*] posted on 12-2-2008 at 07:59 AM


My current expired list. (I hid those 3 usernames as I didn't send to them for some reasons ('inactive' etc.))



I've had 17 expired -- so 10 have been already deleted. (I sent to those 10 members.)

* Stats of my 14 expired IDs *
USA -- 5
Brazil/Finland -- 2
Turkey/Spain/Germany/Lithuania/UAE --1
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[*] posted on 12-2-2008 at 08:00 AM


Just one

NZ 8774 to asturfil in Spain - posted 27 October 2006
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[*] posted on 12-2-2008 at 12:55 PM


Only 2 expired cards. But nevertheless sad.

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[*] posted on 12-2-2008 at 01:39 PM


At this time I have also 5 expired:


These 3 got already deleted:


I may have had more, but I don't remember and I don't have pictures..
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[*] posted on 12-2-2008 at 02:52 PM


I have 4 expired postcards. Sent to all 4 one postcard and many PMs, but no answers :(

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[*] posted on 12-2-2008 at 03:07 PM


These are mine:



No reaction to U2Us...
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[*] posted on 14-2-2008 at 05:30 PM


I can understand the feelings of people - I have quite some expired cards, too.

But: The Forum rules say:

<No listing of members names as white lists or black lists or travelling lists in signature areas or messages.>

I have the impression we should keep to that rule. It's kind of a peace keeping mission.
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[*] posted on 14-2-2008 at 09:55 PM


Only two expired-cards on my account at the moment,

but I had three more, which got deleted because of the 'one year - time limit'.
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[*] posted on 21-2-2008 at 10:28 AM


EE-16689 conejo Japan Japan 21 Dec, 2007 7,699 Kms 61 days Expired
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[*] posted on 21-2-2008 at 07:23 PM


I have seven :( The oldest is to be deleted soon. Sent to a class who never registered their cards :( others are mostly inactive users :(

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[*] posted on 21-2-2008 at 07:37 PM


so I wonder if I see that a person has b een inactive for x amount of months should I not send a card to them? I have one thats been traveling for 40 days which isn't a whole lot but, she hasn't been around for 2 months.
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[*] posted on 21-2-2008 at 07:39 PM


Quote:
Originally posted by papermoon
These are my expired cards:
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DE-118425 rita_b Italy 23 Nov, 2007 Expired 80 days
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Some are still active, but didn't answer to PMs. Does someone of you have experiences with anyone of them and can tell me about it? I want to give them a second chance and send another card, but I don't want to waste my time and money.


rita_b is my mom. She never received the first card you sent and I, who manage her e-mail address, never received your PM. Actually you sent her a second card, this one arrived and was regularly registered.
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[*] posted on 21-2-2008 at 07:59 PM


These expired cards are in my sent list:

FI-244008 Iraq 64 days
FI-242108 United Kingdom 71 days
FI-183555 United States of America 240 days

There are also six cards sent to Brazil, USA, UK, Portugal, Japan and Germany that have expired. There's no hope for them being ever registered anymore.
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[*] posted on 21-2-2008 at 09:26 PM


Good news! I sent a second card to the users I was told that there were no problems before. So this have registered now:

DE-116589 kajsa_karin Sweden 16 Nov, 2007
DE-118425 rita_b Italy 23 Nov, 2007
DE-110908 Kriztel Estonia 24 Oct, 2007

Sometimes I wonder if PMs can get lost too? I got no answer, but the cards were registered now.
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[*] posted on 21-2-2008 at 10:51 PM


I have 2 expired, both to Japan, and 2 that are close to being expired, going to Myanmar and to USA.
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[*] posted on 24-2-2008 at 01:29 PM


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Good news! I sent a second card to the users I was told that there were no problems before. So this have registered now:

DE-116589 kajsa_karin Sweden 16 Nov, 2007
DE-118425 rita_b Italy 23 Nov, 2007
DE-110908 Kriztel Estonia 24 Oct, 2007

Sometimes I wonder if PMs can get lost too? I got no answer, but the cards were registered now.


Yeah!!!! :D So it IS good to talk about our expired cards :)

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so I wonder if I see that a person has b een inactive for x amount of months should I not send a card to them? I have one thats been traveling for 40 days which isn't a whole lot but, she hasn't been around for 2 months.


Honestly... I send a PM by now and ask for their activity status, when I see that the user hasn't logged in for much more than one months. And I send a card, when I get an answer back or the user logs in.
If that happens a 45 days later... then I sent the card 45 days later :P

But... if people report that the never got a message (and I also suspected that already at some occasions...) it is hard to rely on just that :(
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[*] posted on 30-4-2008 at 07:42 AM


EE-19567 avidcollector Canada 26 Feb, 2008 6,656 Kms 63 days Expired
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NZ-17835, idoooo China 26 Mar, 2008 9,805 Kms
NZ-16670, aprilchild Germany 26 Dec, 2007 18,466 Kms
NZ-16137, roosalill United States of America 13 Nov, 2007 15,038 Kms

These are my 3 expired cards.
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[*] posted on 21-7-2008 at 08:01 PM


2 expired, 49 sent, 7 traveling

SI-5018 Japan 9,314 Kms 72 days
SI-5016 Estonia 1,500 Kms 72 days

It wasn't a good day to send cards .. but 5017 arrived!

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[*] posted on 7-8-2008 at 12:57 PM


My first account: 2 expired, 1 is going to be expired as user is inactive :( I have 153 cards sent on this account


2nd one is not so successful. I have 61 cards send and the following cards are expired cuz of inactive users :mad: I guess i will re-send my card to Sweetkira though, she seems to be active.
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