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#1 PoC

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 05:56 PM

Just before Christmas we ended up getting a Post Office Box for YSDC postal correspondence (as mentioned at the end of Yog Radio #33). What this means of course is that it's a lot easier to send us (snail mail) post. :)

It also means we can start up a fun thing (as people at other web sites have done previously), which is to make a call out for postcards!

Simply send "Olde Yoggie" a postcard and when we receive it, we'll scan it in and put it up here, so others can see the fine places from which fellow YSDC members hail or just postcard pictures of things you think are fun.

The only caveat is that the content should be suitable/publishable on the site. Hopefully it'll be a lot of fun so if you fancy joining in, then the address is below!

Simply send a "Dear Yoggie" postcard to:

Innsmouth House

Unit 37a Barkston House 
Domestic Street Industrial Estate
Leeds
LS11 9RT

United Kingdom

- and then well post (both sides of) it here!

Paul




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Posted 16 January 2009 - 06:30 PM

That could be good fun. :)

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 03:12 PM

Can't Wait!
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Posted 22 January 2009 - 07:48 PM

I sent mine off earlier this week. I hope it gets there unscathed.

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 10:55 AM

Nothing so far (postcards can for some reasons be slow, plus the extra sorting to go into the P.O. Box), but I'll check next week to see if its arrived!

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 11:01 AM

Now I know what caused my damaged books. Obviously the Mi-Go intercepted it at my post office. Sorry Paul. :(

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 11:01 AM

Sent off on Wednesday. Hope the post donkey makes it there. :)
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Posted 25 January 2009 - 12:16 PM

Sent this Friday gone.

Airmail might actually be quicker in this instance . . . we shall see.

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 01:43 PM

My theory is that postcards are delivered slowly because everyone who handles it while its being processed ends up reading it.

Edit: I propose we test this by copying portions of The Revelations of Glaaki onto a postcard and seeing how many post office workers become possessed by Y'golonac.

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 04:29 PM

How about a new sport - Postcard racing?


You could if you were going on a journey, say for example over a large part of Great Britain send a post card at varying points along your journey on the same day - all to the same destination and see which one gets there first or, several people at different locations could post their postcards at the same time and see which arrives first.

There is an amusing presentation/lecture in mp3 format on the Internet regarding doing silly things with the post (e.g. posting cash in note form in a transparent envelope to see if postmen are honest) . Here’s a link if anyone’s interested.


Go to this Website

http://thelasthope.org/talks.html

and do a search for term 'Postal Hacking' (try not to get distracted by all the other cool talks and lectures on there).

A review of the United States Postal Service discusses numerous mail-related issues. What is the heaviest thing that you can send in a flat rate box? What happens if you mail a sphere? What are the mysteries of digital postage meters? A look at how modern automation allows you to send a letter 3000 miles for only 42 cents and what security vulnerabilities might exist in that infrastructure. How the new "PLANET" barcode will track all mail in the future. It’s all 100 percent legal, but sure to make the mailman wonder. Postal inspectors welcome.



*Edited to improve clarity and add quote*
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Posted 25 January 2009 - 04:33 PM

Will the postcards be scanned and posted here? Or will we have to simply guess at the majesty of the illustrations/photos?

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 04:43 PM

I think I mentioned in the first post, that we would be scanning them in and posting them in this thread. (So, Yes!)

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 08:06 PM

Paul, please can we have an update, I’d like to know how many postcards you’ve received so far.
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Posted 28 January 2009 - 08:50 PM

I don't think they check the box every day, so he might not even know.

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 09:01 PM

We don't check the box everyday (its in another part of Bradford). I did check yetserday and nothing's arrived so far, which I thought was a bit odd as some people sent them the other week.

I sent myself a card today, so will see how that fares.

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 09:49 PM

I demand Royal Mail send my falsely advertised 1st class stamp back! :?

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 10:17 PM

I concur with Isis :x – I think the post office is hoarding my postcards – neither Hal (at RpgMp3.com) or Paul has got my postcards. Paul’s went ‘first class’ and Hal’s had lots of stamps on it. I reckon all the postmen are reading it (next time perhaps I write it in a spiral or UV ink or code or mirror writing or a combination of all!)






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Posted 28 January 2009 - 10:21 PM

Mine was first too, lol. Cor, what a swizz!!!

I sent myself a card today, so will see how that fares.


I'll be doing that on Valentine's Day. (Just Kidding)

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 09:54 PM

Postcard sent in the mail today!

Might take a bit of time to get out of Massachusetts, then out across the Atlantic, and then over to the Green and Pleasant Land to Innsmouth House. But yes, it's headed your way!

Cheers,

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 10:01 PM

Great stuff! I didn't get a chance to check the PO Box today due to snow, but will do so in the next few days.

Paul