Eden Post Crossing

buzz buzz
This is a mock off of a site called post crossing where people send post cards to others all around the world! But would you be interested in getting to know people here at Eden by sending post cards to each other? It would cost maybe 70 cents for stamp and card, but would put a big smile on people's faces.
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Sounds cool, but I'm not into that
DeliciousSurprise , Envy , Coralbell , pinkcupcakes , firekitten , potstickers , Waterfall , Misfit Momma , PussyGalore , beeauctie2 , Miss T , BeautiFullFigured , BadgersRose , ellejay , zeebot , svalentine;)
16
I'd be interested in joining
BluePixi , RosesThorns , *HisMrs* , Valentinka , Pandahb , Miss Madeline , Red Vinyl Kitty , Lady Godiva , ~LaUr3n~ , BexvanKoot , MaryExy
11
It sounds like a lot of work
DeliciousSurprise , Darling Jen , liilii080
3
Mail doesn't make me happy
I love getting cards other than bills in the mail!
BluePixi , DeliciousSurprise , Darling Jen , *HisMrs* , liilii080 , Miss Madeline , Red Vinyl Kitty , Misfit Momma , ~LaUr3n~ , BexvanKoot , Lily Night , Illusional , MaryExy , ellejay , MsGoosie , Solar Ray , zeebot
17
Other
BluePixi , Darling Jen , newlady , Miss T , clp
5
Total votes: 52 (35 voters)
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02/05/2011
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BluePixi BluePixi
seems interesting
02/05/2011
Kayla Kayla
Personally, due to the fact that we'd have to share addresses and names for that to work, I probably wouldn't participate. It's a cute idea though.
02/05/2011
RosesThorns RosesThorns
Sounds like it could be fun!
02/05/2011
Darling Jen Darling Jen
Quote:
Originally posted by Kayla
Personally, due to the fact that we'd have to share addresses and names for that to work, I probably wouldn't participate. It's a cute idea though.
This. It ruins the anonymity that others find comforting or necessary. Also, many of our contributors live outside the U.S. so postcards could be more expensive, have a higher rate of being lost in the mail, or be considered inappropriate depending on what's on the card. I love postcards myself but it would just be a whole lot of work as an official program.
02/05/2011
newlady newlady
To be honest, I'd like to say I'd participate, but I probably wouldn't, due to the personal information that would have to be made available.
Plus I have some sort of flaw in my character that prevents me from having the ability to put things in the mail....
02/05/2011
Vaccinium Vaccinium
I suggested the idea of e-cards as an EF feature a few weeks ago. That would still allow cards to be sent, but more anonymously, as they'd go to an email address only. Granted, that would still mean that you would have to give up your email address, but creating an alias isn't that hard. For example, through Yahoo, I'm able to create an alias email that I use for this site only and I access it through my regular email account. In other words, my inbox contains email from both accounts.

E-cards would also allow for an integration with Facebook and would make it possible to send adult and non-adult-themed e-cards to friends and family. There could be birthday, holiday, get well, love-themed, sex-themed, and other cards and the creative community member we have here could probably to a great job, if the t-shirts are any example. E-cardss would be especially advantageous for EF since they'd get free advertising out of it. There could even be an option to attach a gift card. I could go on and on.

Examples of how beneficial this could be:
1. In a recent thread, redvinylkitty was lamenting the fact that her birthday always seems to be overlooked. I bet she wouldn't feel that way if her inbox was flooded with e-cards.
2. Illusional is nervous and anxious about starting a new life in Baltimore. E-cards expressing support can be more soothing and supporting than our typed words in a thread.

OK, I'm done. Sorry for the threadjack.
02/05/2011
Envy Envy
I think I'd prefer e-cards more than anything.
02/05/2011
Mr. E Mr. E
It sounds like a great idea, but like others have stated, anonymity is important to many of us. I personally prefer to keep my true identity a mystery.
02/05/2011
liilii080 liilii080
I love fun postcards but I don't think I would be very good at keeping up with it.
02/05/2011
firekitten firekitten
Quote:
Originally posted by Kayla
Personally, due to the fact that we'd have to share addresses and names for that to work, I probably wouldn't participate. It's a cute idea though.
This. I don't really know anyone here well enough to be comfortable with sharing that information. I use a fake name for a reason ya know?
02/05/2011
buzz buzz
Hmm, it seems like the biggest issue here is keeping your identities private. That is totally understandable. I just am that that into e-cards.
So I was thinking about it, and how about instead of sending the cards to each other, they were sent to one location, and then re-routed. So only an admin would have your address? And the cards could be put into envelopes so little peeking eyes wouldn't know any better?

Also, international stamps are 98 cents, opposed to domestic stamps which are 44 cents. So its 2 quarters and 4 pennies more. Not a huge amount and the international cards are always so neat!

Here are a few cards I have received:


02/05/2011
Miss Madeline Miss Madeline
To the best of my knowledge it is not required for you to put your name on anything.

I have sent many a postcard to my Owner when he is on business trips and just put his address. None have ever been returned so far.

I love checking the mail and that particular excitement has never waned for me. Even amidst bills and junk and bills and more bills, I always hold out hope that there will be a card or letter.
02/05/2011
potstickers potstickers
This would only be kinda cool if postcards were sent through the service, and randomly mailed out to participants.
02/05/2011
Darling Jen Darling Jen
Quote:
Originally posted by Miss Madeline
To the best of my knowledge it is not required for you to put your name on anything.

I have sent many a postcard to my Owner when he is on business trips and just put his address. None have ever been returned so far.

I love checking ... More
The sender wouldn't need to put their info on it, but in order to know who to send it to, you would need the other person's name and address. And to get one, you'd have to give that info to someone else.
02/05/2011
buzz buzz
Quote:
Originally posted by potstickers
This would only be kinda cool if postcards were sent through the service, and randomly mailed out to participants.
I like that idea. Just send in post cards to a location and they all get sent out to other participants at random. And since there doesn't need to be a return address, then the receiver won't be any the wiser.

And to keep track of them, people can put their usernames on it or a code on it and just tell the admin the code or username.
02/05/2011
Waterfall Waterfall
I would be interested, as long as I do not need to give any identifying info away.
02/05/2011
Kayla Kayla
Quote:
Originally posted by buzz
I like that idea. Just send in post cards to a location and they all get sent out to other participants at random. And since there doesn't need to be a return address, then the receiver won't be any the wiser.

And to keep track of ... More
It sounds neat, but for an EF-located job to do the rerouting, it does seem like a lot of work just to reroute postcards to contributors. It seems like going the e-card route would be a lot less time consuming and still just as fun. I'm sure a small group of people would still probably be interested in the postcard idea though.
02/06/2011
Miss T Miss T
Quote:
Originally posted by Vaccinium
I suggested the idea of e-cards as an EF feature a few weeks ago. That would still allow cards to be sent, but more anonymously, as they'd go to an email address only. Granted, that would still mean that you would have to give up your email ... More
Love this idea!
02/17/2011
clp clp
I am on Postcrossing, but I don't want to integrate it into EF. I'm more than happy for my EF friends to also join PC, but I don't think it would be the same to have one here. No thank you.
02/17/2011
danellejohns danellejohns
Seeing that many would like to do the e-card exchange, would it be feasible if someone took the job of making a email account that others could send the e-cards to?

In turn it could also be an account where someone could send an email announcing that someone really could use a e-card campaign of support. And then the person would post (on the blog or in the forums, possibly a club?) the details of the request. For example so and so just got a promotion..... or so and so really needs some cheering up.

I was thinking this would make it centralized and everyone can feel comfortable knowing that no physical address is given out. Okay this really is just a rough draft idea.
02/18/2011
BadgersRose BadgersRose
It sounds like a nice way to add a little more friendliness into the community but I'd agree an e-card exchange would probably be the way to go.
03/31/2011
zeebot zeebot
I don't think there's much call for this on EF...there's plenty of other sites for this if you're into it. If you want to get lots of mail, link is great for that.
04/09/2011
svalentine;) svalentine;)
sounds interesting
08/12/2012
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