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[*] posted on 7-4-2012 at 02:21 AM
Way to mark when a postcard has -really- been sent?


Thanks to.... life, I have 5 cards currently "traveling" but I've lost track of which cards I've actually posted. Now I guess I have to wait quite a while for them to be received before I request new addresses, so I don't accidentally send someone two! :( Have you guys ever thought of adding something like a checkbox next to postcards for users to click once they've actually put the card in the mail?
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[*] posted on 7-4-2012 at 02:43 AM


:thumbup: Sometimes when I get profiles with specific wishes I don't send the cards out straight away as I take the time to search for something they would like at the postcard store.
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[*] posted on 7-4-2012 at 12:13 PM


:thumbup::thumbup:

agreed! postcards from china to russia take no less than a month and easy to be expired! it took me about half a month to find a card for a russian girl and i am now worried about this.

the checkbox is really necessary!!!
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[*] posted on 23-4-2012 at 01:24 PM


I think this is a good idea! If there was a checkbox like that, postcards' travel times would also be more accurate, I guess. I mean, then the travel times would really describe the time postcards have spent travelling, not the whole time between requesting an address and registering the card. Did that make any sense...? I'm sorry, I'm not good at explaining. :x But anyway, I think this is such a good idea.
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[*] posted on 27-4-2012 at 09:04 PM


I have a page-a-day diary for the year. I write down what nice post has gone out (Postcrossing, penpal letters, other nice post) and what I have received. Sadly today, I received no nice post :( boo hoo, but I did feed the mailbox.
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[*] posted on 2-6-2012 at 07:15 PM


I upload the scan only after I write and stamp the card, thus i know that all uploaded cards are mailed :)
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[*] posted on 15-9-2012 at 01:26 PM


I agree with this suggestion. I like to get my next address as soon as it becomes available so I can look for the perfect postcard to send someone, but then sometimes it can take me a while before I get the card written, scanned into the computer and mailed off. A few of my cards had been "traveling" 4 days before I even put them in the mailbox. I wanted to try and keep my travel times as accurate as possible.
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[*] posted on 15-9-2012 at 01:29 PM


Quote: Originally posted by socksgirl  
I wanted to try and keep my travel times as accurate as possible.


The simplest way to do this is to request an address only when you have the time to write and mail the postcard. ;)
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[*] posted on 15-9-2012 at 07:01 PM


People who have a P. O. box and don't go to check it everyday, people who are on vacation, etc, can't register cards the day they arrive in their mailbox, so travelling times wouldn't be accurate anyway. *shrugs*
I don't want to have to remember to mark postcards sent in addition of writing and sending them.
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[*] posted on 15-9-2012 at 08:44 PM


Quote: Originally posted by siobhan  
Quote: Originally posted by socksgirl  
I wanted to try and keep my travel times as accurate as possible.


The simplest way to do this is to request an address only when you have the time to write and mail the postcard. ;)


:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
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[*] posted on 24-10-2012 at 03:18 PM


I'm older and forgetful so I have set up a little check list that I use. It is like an excel spread sheet and it has - PostcardID- country - scanned - numbered - stamped - airmail sticker - mailed. I started it after I got two e-mails saying that I had forgot to put the ID number on the postcard.
I also believe that you shouldn't order an address until you have the time you need for a card. of course I have never looked for two weeks for a card. If I don't have anything on their wish list they just get any card I feel like sending.:spin:
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[*] posted on 20-12-2012 at 07:10 PM


I also like the idea of being able to input when the postcard actually gets mailed. The automatic date we get when we request an address should perhaps appear as "address requested", then we can add "mail date".
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[*] posted on 26-1-2013 at 11:22 AM


:thumbup: support this idea.
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[*] posted on 26-1-2013 at 03:01 PM


:thumbup: i also like this idea. support seconded :)
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[*] posted on 26-1-2013 at 06:32 PM


Great idea. Sometimes you need time to search for the perfect card for someone. So it would be nice if you could see when you really sent the card.
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[*] posted on 28-1-2013 at 08:34 AM


I also like this idea!

In my case, I have the opportunity to upload all my cards, before sending, so I know which card I already send and which I don't. But last week I forgot and now I'm not sure, which card I already send and which not. Well, I have to wait for some days to see, which card arrives and which not.
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[*] posted on 28-1-2013 at 10:30 AM


It's a nice idea. Even if it does not change the travelling time it would be nice to have a 'sent' status only you can see (That would be REALLY easy to implement, even with greasemonkey or similar addon and some minimal coding skills, I'll give it a try as soon as I can)
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[*] posted on 18-2-2013 at 11:27 PM


Great idea!:thumbup:
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[*] posted on 25-2-2013 at 07:38 PM


Quote: Originally posted by honzuki  
People who have a P. O. box and don't go to check it everyday, people who are on vacation, etc, can't register cards the day they arrive in their mailbox, so travelling times wouldn't be accurate anyway. *shrugs*
I don't want to have to remember to mark postcards sent in addition of writing and sending them.

but it would be more accurate, becouse I think it sometimes took longer to find a card (or in my case to go to mail box and sent them, becouse there is no box near my home or work) and I think this happens to peopole more often like vocations... :D
And as it still won't be really accurate, it still would be better :)
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[*] posted on 1-4-2013 at 07:53 PM


I support this idea, it happened to me the other day that I lost track of which cards I already posted...
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[*] posted on 3-4-2013 at 05:52 AM


:thumbup: likes this idea
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[*] posted on 22-7-2013 at 06:34 PM


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[*] posted on 3-9-2013 at 04:12 AM


Only if this is optional. I would never use this feature and would really dislike having to add another step into the process because others can't keep track of what they send. I realize that not everyone has as large a postcard stash as I do, but I don't have to spend weeks looking for a card - I have a few thousand - chances are I have what the receiver wants, I write it that day and send it next day.

If you want to keep track of cards - do that it, but why should Postcrossing add functionality for you to do this?

* You are on a computer so LyndaC's spreadsheet is a great idea
* If you have a lot of mail/cards/post/packages going out often, then keeping a calendar as FairyFoot suggested would be helpful
* If you have just a few at a time, keep a list.

This is easy to do on your own and in my point of view it is not an effective use of Postcrossing's time and personally for me it is a waste of space and would be a huge annoyance to add a step to the process.
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[*] posted on 28-12-2013 at 10:19 PM


I think this might be a good idea, but I agree with emeraldmist that it has to be optional. I have my own system of keeping track of which postcards I still have to send (just printing all the addresses to which I have to send postcards, and glueing those adresses on the postcards; the ones I got left still have to be sent) and knowing myself, I think I would forget the step of putting the status of my postcard on "sent". (And then get annoyed with myself because I forgot it... it wouldn't add to the Postcrossing fun for me.)
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[*] posted on 5-1-2014 at 08:07 PM


Quote: Originally posted by honzuki  

I don't want to have to remember to mark postcards sent in addition of writing and sending them.


I seconf that!
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