Monday, June 20, 2011

Snail mail may not be dead yet, but my postage idea is!

I tried to get some stamps printed, just for myself and my own correspondence, of my new "Snail Mail: Not Dead Yet" design. I thought they would have been pretty darn cute, to be honest.

But Zazzle won't let me print them. My order was canceled due to a "violation of the content guidelines," and when I asked for further explanation, I received this reasoning:

In this instance, your order contained products that references death and "snail mail" on customized postage, which violates the Zazzle User Agreement and content guidelines.


Go figure! I'm glad I could get them printed (from a different company), and bummed about the postage. Interesting rule. Just had to share my immediate frustration...

12 comments:

  1. How interesting! I think they would be great.....

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  2. Interesting..well I am sorry they bummed you out.

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  3. Sort of sounds like a machine rather than a person reviewed them, because I can't imagine what might be offensive about that. Then again, Zazzle can put whatever it wants in its content guidelines, so they just might have a strange rule in there.

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  4. Oh, I'm afraid I know what that means - they anticipate the death of the U.S. postal service.

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  5. Yep sounds like a machine reviewed them .

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  6. Sorry Zazzle wouldn't print them...If you can't make them into real postage, you could still make them into artistamps and just put them next to the real postage on the envie.

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  7. how weird - guess there computer program is overly sensitive

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  8. Okay, so this is so weird. Death and Snail Mail. Bad! so weird.

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  9. Of course, we tend to forget that not mentioning death makes it go away. And how clever of Zazzle to have remembered.

    Suggestion for the next run: go letterpress as the content checking is entirely voluntary!

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  10. Very weird yes, but glad you found another way to get them printed

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  11. David H - I'm not sure what you mean by go letterpress - I am referring to the attempted printing of a postage stamp. Could you clarify?

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  12. I'd guess that David is talking about faux postage stamps. I love making my own stamps. But they aren't legal tender of course! Just fun!

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