Sunday, February 23, 2014

Postcrossing: multiple accounts unwelcome

I have blogged before about the phenomenon of some Postcrossing users having more than one account, and my frustrations and mixed feelings around that situation. (Since my aforementioned blog post was more than 2 years ago, I'll lay your questions to rest: no, of course not, I never created a second account and have only the one Postcrossing account, as I feel pretty strongly about this.) I've just come across this wonderful answer in the Postcrossing FAQs about this matter:

Can I have more than one account?

Spoiler: the boldface leading sentence reads "Postcrossing does not welcome multiple accounts per person," and then goes on to explain the reasoning in a very logical and thoughtful manner.

Hear, hear.


  1. I think this is the first FAQ-appreciation post I read... thank you! :)

    Truth is, we would love it if we could just say 'We do not allow multiple accounts!', but in reality, things are never that simple. The stricter we are, the more "policing" we would have to do... and we feel that spending our days checking whether several accounts belong to the same person or not wouldn't be the best use of our time in Postcrossing.

    1. Ana, that makes total sense. I think you framed it very well - and thanks for that info. Lovely to see you on my blog! Happy Postcrossing. :-)