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[*] posted on 24-11-2015 at 06:42 PM


Clarajane,
Thanks for the info about the forum U2U address book. I will look into it. I was thinking of more for the Postcrossing home page vs the forum. There are some who are not in the forum but I keep in touch with through the home page. All the messages are in my email, but I don't know if I can find them somewhere else on the homepage (may be nice if I could).
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[*] posted on 25-11-2015 at 01:57 AM


Quote: Originally posted by carin_keyes  
I would like to be able to bookmark certain people that I am communicating with more often on my homepage. It would be easier to find them quickly if I want to message them. I am new to this and maybe this is possible? If so, please tell me how!!!!!


Use your browser bookmark option.

Create a folder in your browsers bookmarks and save the profile links to that folder.
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[*] posted on 25-11-2015 at 06:38 PM


Thanks Vicki (Mundoo), that makes sense!
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[*] posted on 2-12-2015 at 03:33 PM


I wish Postcrossing would do something to the inactive (esp. the new) users who seem not bothered to register a received card... Like sending an automatic message reminding users to register cards (if the system shows they do have incoming cards) after 30 days of inactivity, (and/or perhaps also suggesting them to shut their account if they do not wish to continue) something like that...

I always have this thought when I see cards being expired, especially the nice ones I've spent effort chosen for the users and they'll never have the chance to be recognised on the site. I know I can send them a message, but I just feel if the message is official then it would be a bit more useful? Just a thought tho :(
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[*] posted on 2-12-2015 at 05:52 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Zinffe  
I wish Postcrossing would do something to the inactive (esp. the new) users who seem not bothered to register a received card... Like sending an automatic message reminding users to register cards (if the system shows they do have incoming cards) after 30 days of inactivity, (and/or perhaps also suggesting them to shut their account if they do not wish to continue) something like that...

I always have this thought when I see cards being expired, especially the nice ones I've spent effort chosen for the users and they'll never have the chance to be recognised on the site. I know I can send them a message, but I just feel if the message is official then it would be a bit more useful? Just a thought tho :(


I'm pretty sure Postcrossing already does these things.
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[*] posted on 2-12-2015 at 10:18 PM


Quote: Originally posted by SuzyDoozy  
Quote: Originally posted by Zinffe  
I wish Postcrossing would do something to the inactive (esp. the new) users who seem not bothered to register a received card... Like sending an automatic message reminding users to register cards (if the system shows they do have incoming cards) after 30 days of inactivity, (and/or perhaps also suggesting them to shut their account if they do not wish to continue) something like that...

I always have this thought when I see cards being expired, especially the nice ones I've spent effort chosen for the users and they'll never have the chance to be recognised on the site. I know I can send them a message, but I just feel if the message is official then it would be a bit more useful? Just a thought tho :(


I'm pretty sure Postcrossing already does these things.


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[*] posted on 4-1-2016 at 04:54 AM


I wish when we are registering message, there will be one question asked by the sender that you can answer along the hooray message. Sometimes I want to ask the people I'm sending postcards, but run out of space.

Another wish is to display how fluent members are in a particular language, like this:



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[*] posted on 9-2-2016 at 08:35 PM


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[*] posted on 14-4-2016 at 10:17 AM


Right now I would change, that if I send a postcard and have photo proof of the written card with all the stamps that it gets registered after one year.

Most users I sent my cards too aren't active anymore and that is very disappointing.
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[*] posted on 6-5-2016 at 04:01 PM


Quote: Originally posted by nimithil  
Right now I would change, that if I send a postcard and have photo proof of the written card with all the stamps that it gets registered after one year.

You mean, you upload a pic of the front and of the back of the card? That will take double space in the database. And it would cause more work for the administration team.

How do you want to "proof" something? How could anyone see that the card really was sent - or that you just wrote something on a paper to pretend you wrote a real card?

There's a way to have the "proof" that you sent a card - "registered mail" ("Einschreiben" auf Deutsch :bigsmile: )

Of course it's dissappointing when a card isn't registered, but anyway, shit can happen anywhere. That's the risk when you use postcrossing.
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[*] posted on 2-10-2016 at 10:30 AM


I would really like to get some sort of notifications when user send a postcard to my adress. ;) Maybe without username too, like "There`s is a postcard coming your way!"
I heard that posstcross.me has this feature...
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[*] posted on 3-10-2016 at 12:21 AM


Quote: Originally posted by blue_zurbagan  
I would really like to get some sort of notifications when user send a postcard to my adress. ;) Maybe without username too, like "There`s is a postcard coming your way!"


You already get that notification.

It is part of the hurray emails you receive.

At the bottom it will say if you are to expect a postcard or not. If it says "Now YOU will receive a postcard from another random member... keep an eye on your mailbox! " then your address was given to a member to send you a postcard.

You have been notified.

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[*] posted on 7-1-2017 at 12:21 AM


I was browsing among Australian users the other day, and I have a little suggestion. It would be way cool if there was a way to get a more extensive list than just the top ten of the most active members or order all the members from a particular country.

I just wanted to check out some more postcrossing lovers out there - but can understand if this isn't a top priority!
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[*] posted on 23-9-2018 at 10:55 AM


Child accounts that send/receive 5 or so cards and then become inactive ... one time I had the misfortune to be assigned to 2 child accounts in one-go, they both knew each other, went to the same school, etc. Both cards expired at the same time and a little bit before they did, I tried to reach out to the user asking them if they got my card, nothing to my avail... reached out to Postcrossing directly and it took an additional 70 days for the accounts to be deleted. Just doesn't seem fair to be sending cards without them being registered. I feel this way towards adult accounts that go inactive, too ;)
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[*] posted on 29-9-2018 at 05:28 PM


Quote: Originally posted by darah  


Another wish is to display how fluent members are in a particular language, like this:







That is a neat idea! I second that! :thumbup:
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[*] posted on 18-10-2018 at 03:32 PM


If I could, I'd actually change two things.

1. this:

Quote: Originally posted by ladybelle  
Quote: Originally posted by Gruenlilie  
I wish postcards sent to people who have lost interest in PC would automatically be marked as "sent". I have lots of expired cards and where half of them the users just never logged in again.


Yes! That's the only change I'd really and truly love to see in the PC rules.


(it's been suggested here too now: https://forum.postcrossing.com/viewthread.php?tid=121055)


2. the other thing would be giving new members a way to increase the number of cards they can send much faster.

I understand the need to have limited slots at the start and to somehow "prove" that you are a good member and are actually sending and registering your postcards. But the nature of postcrossing and postcards is that many of them will travel for a long time, sometimes just because they go to a "slow country" and sometimes because the recipient has disappeared or only registers cards in long intervals. If you're unlucky and draw a lot of slow countries or inactive users early on, it just blocks the few available slots for a long time and makes it extremely slow to increase the slots. It can take several months to be allowed to send the first 10 or 20 cards.

I think the most frustrating thing for new members not being allowed to be more active and send more postcards, and I also think this may be one main reason that many new members lose interest (and maybe contribute again to the first problem because they disappear and don't register received cards anymore).

So I think the number of outgoing slots should increase much faster, once the first few postcards have been sent and received. Or there should be an additional way to get more slots for new members who are really serious about it, for example through a premium membership.
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[*] posted on 15-12-2019 at 08:58 PM


I see a bunch of people complaining they want to be able to skip the most popular countries by volume. How about instead of adding an option to stop getting those countries, you add an option to raise limits for people that want to send more cards to those locations?

Maybe a check list of most popular countries that are over represented, and let people select if they want to send to those locations more often. For instance, I live in the US and it is a large country, I’d like to get cards from all the states, would be happy to have more cards inside the US, and send more domestically. I studied Russian and would be happy to do more Russian postcrossing, especially if my limit was increased to make up for the longer travel times.

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[*] posted on 20-12-2019 at 09:21 PM


I wish there was an option for the sender to write out a description of the postcard. We have the option of uploading a picture prior to sending, why not the description too? I think it would be especially beneficial to give credit to local artists who created a beautiful art card. Not to mention, it would be nice to know what exactly we are looking at! We can all recognize the Eiffel Tower or Mt. Fuji or a bald eagle, but what about a lesser known piece of architecture, landscape, or native animal?
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[*] posted on 21-12-2019 at 02:53 PM


Quote: Originally posted by SnowApple  
I wish there was an option for the sender to write out a description of the postcard. We have the option of uploading a picture prior to sending, why not the description too? I think it would be especially beneficial to give credit to local artists who created a beautiful art card. Not to mention, it would be nice to know what exactly we are looking at! We can all recognize the Eiffel Tower or Mt. Fuji or a bald eagle, but what about a lesser known piece of architecture, landscape, or native animal?


I always leave a comment with all information given on a sent card, and the copyright too.

As some users have their own ways to use the description, like mentioning the kms or date or other details important to them, an prior description might get deleted sometimes.

But yes, a more prominent use of description would be great - I often wonder what places or aristist cards show. Maybe that would be a nice topic for the general blog?
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[*] posted on 21-12-2019 at 04:17 PM


Quote: Originally posted by SnowApple  
I wish there was an option for the sender to write out a description of the postcard. We have the option of uploading a picture prior to sending, why not the description too? I think it would be especially beneficial to give credit to local artists who created a beautiful art card. Not to mention, it would be nice to know what exactly we are looking at! We can all recognize the Eiffel Tower or Mt. Fuji or a bald eagle, but what about a lesser known piece of architecture, landscape, or native animal?


I also support this suggestion. It would be great to be able to deposit a description at the same time as uploading the image. I don't know how it would be technically feasible, but it's a big wish of mine.
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[*] posted on 25-12-2019 at 04:35 AM


I know the following will be an extra work for Admin team; but still wanna put it out:

My Wish:

On start of every month, Admin teams sorts the country lists (names of all countries) by most received cards in decreasing order. Germany & Other countries who receive a lot of cards will be on top. Assume total number of countries are like 220.

Then this list is divided into 4 equal parts. First 55 in 1st Group, next 55 in 2nd & such. 4 groups of 55 countries each. The countries can change & move in/out of each group as per their numbers from last month. 55 is assuming total countries are 220.

We users should get a dropdown option in settings/profile (on same page as "own country send Yes/No") to select the group we prefer out of above 4. Remember, user can just select group 1 OR 2 OR 3 OR 4, not any specific country, or NO PREFERENCE.

When drawing cards for sending, if user has a group preference, draw address from those countries group only. If user selected No PREFERENCE in profile, then the address will be from any country as it is now.

Instead of sorting the countries every Month, it could be sorted every 2 months, 6 months or een yearly, looking back at same amount of time.
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[*] posted on 25-12-2019 at 05:44 PM


Quote: Originally posted by davchana  
I know the following will be an extra work for Admin team; but still wanna put it out:

My Wish:

On start of every month, Admin teams sorts the country lists (names of all countries) by most received cards in decreasing order. Germany & Other countries who receive a lot of cards will be on top. Assume total number of countries are like 220.

Then this list is divided into 4 equal parts. First 55 in 1st Group, next 55 in 2nd & such. 4 groups of 55 countries each. The countries can change & move in/out of each group as per their numbers from last month. 55 is assuming total countries are 220.

We users should get a dropdown option in settings/profile (on same page as "own country send Yes/No") to select the group we prefer out of above 4. Remember, user can just select group 1 OR 2 OR 3 OR 4, not any specific country, or NO PREFERENCE.

When drawing cards for sending, if user has a group preference, draw address from those countries group only. If user selected No PREFERENCE in profile, then the address will be from any country as it is now.

Instead of sorting the countries every Month, it could be sorted every 2 months, 6 months or een yearly, looking back at same amount of time.

What is your point?
Is it about reducing the numer of cards you send to/get from countries with a lot of PC-traffic? Or to avoid/reduce sending to/getting from 'slow' countries? Or to get more cards from/send more cards to rare countries?
Keep in mind, that you can change your own behaviour, but you cannot force others to change their behaviour, e. g. you cannot make Africans send more cards.
So again: What is your point? What is the sense behind your idea?
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[*] posted on 25-12-2019 at 05:50 PM


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Quote: Originally posted by Marghit  
Quote: Originally posted by SnowApple  
I wish there was an option for the sender to write out a description of the postcard. We have the option of uploading a picture prior to sending, why not the description too? I think it would be especially beneficial to give credit to local artists who created a beautiful art card. Not to mention, it would be nice to know what exactly we are looking at! We can all recognize the Eiffel Tower or Mt. Fuji or a bald eagle, but what about a lesser known piece of architecture, landscape, or native animal?


I also support this suggestion. It would be great to be able to deposit a description at the same time as uploading the image. I don't know how it would be technically feasible, but it's a big wish of mine.

I second that, too.
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[*] posted on 25-12-2019 at 10:36 PM


Quote: Originally posted by RalfH  
Quote: Originally posted by davchana  
I know the following will be an extra work for Admin team; but still wanna put it out:

My Wish:

On start of every month, Admin teams sorts the country lists (names of all countries) by most received cards in decreasing order. Germany & Other countries who receive a lot of cards will be on top. Assume total number of countries are like 220.

Then this list is divided into 4 equal parts. First 55 in 1st Group, next 55 in 2nd & such. 4 groups of 55 countries each. The countries can change & move in/out of each group as per their numbers from last month. 55 is assuming total countries are 220.

We users should get a dropdown option in settings/profile (on same page as "own country send Yes/No") to select the group we prefer out of above 4. Remember, user can just select group 1 OR 2 OR 3 OR 4, not any specific country, or NO PREFERENCE.

When drawing cards for sending, if user has a group preference, draw address from those countries group only. If user selected No PREFERENCE in profile, then the address will be from any country as it is now.

Instead of sorting the countries every Month, it could be sorted every 2 months, 6 months or een yearly, looking back at same amount of time.


What is your point?
Is it about reducing the numer of cards you send to/get from countries with a lot of PC-traffic? Or to avoid/reduce sending to/getting from 'slow' countries? Or to get more cards from/send more cards to rare countries?
Keep in mind, that you can change your own behaviour, but you cannot force others to change their behaviour, e. g. you cannot make Africans send more cards.
So again: What is your point? What is the sense behind your idea?


Hi Ralph, first of all, if I am mistaken I am sorry, but if there is a tone of showing off yourself smart & others stupid in your message, that will be unwanted.

Ok, to the topic now:

> What is your point?

The point is to give user the ability to select the countries as a group based on cards speed/traffic. The purpose for me; many times I wish that I do not get another address from Germany or Russia or Finland (all high traffic assumed), but of some country with low traffic & low users.

> Is it about reducing the numer of cards you send to/get from countries with a lot of PC-traffic?

Yes, correct, you got it. My proposal affects only what I SEND, no changes on what I GET.

> Keep in mind, that you can change your own behaviour, but you cannot force others to change their behaviour, e. g. you cannot make Africans send more cards.

I am not expecting others to change their mind; its just a suggestion & not a forced change. The current situation (any country) option is also there if user selects "NO PREFERENCE". I think high traffic & high number of users are interconnected. The quick the card reaches, the quick the user sends another card, the more they talk about it, the new user gets encouragement. Obviously every country has all types of users, one who want to send a lot of cards, & one who sends occasionally, be it Africa or American or European.

I came across this website when I was in Qatar (a low card traffic & low number of users country, with all postcards postage costing about $3.25 per card), the speed of my cards reaching other places was slow; so I was like sending a card & then waiting for about a month to reach & to send another card. At that time I would have chosen the high traffic countries. Slow country to slow country is always slower than a slow country to fast country.

Slow to Slow > Slow to Fast > Fast to Fast

Then I moved to India, where postage was cheaper (about $0.15 per international card), & mediocre speed. I would have been ok with getting any country.

Now I am in USA, fast speeds, now I would love to send cards to Slow countries.

So, as above, wishes evolve, preferences change, & thus the Wish to select the destinations by speed group.

Obviously, its just a wish.
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[*] posted on 25-12-2019 at 11:20 PM


Postcrossing already allows preference of rarer countries when you don't choose repeated countries option.

If the system were to function the way you describe anyone who would choose group 4 (and probably 3) would run out of addresses to send to very quickly. What then?
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