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RacePhoto

« Reply #25 on: January 14, 2011, 03:24 »
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You might have to put a sticker on the back of a 4x6 on photo paper so that you can write on it and the address won't smudge off.

Good point.

Actually all someone needs to do is draw a line down the middle, pen and ruler type stuff, of a 4x6 print, write an address on the right, postage and out of good will, description on the left. :D

Nice part is that a 4x6 is within the standard postcard dimensions for mailing. (want me to go into that whole thing?)

4x6 isn't difficult to run through a printer, talking backside now. Test sheets cut from paper are a good idea, expensive/creative photos aren't wasted.

Back to "good point" a sticker is very easy for some people, aka address label. Slap in on the right side, add a stamp, done...

To answer the other question. I have been hoping the project would fill at 20 but I guess it's not as interesting as I thought. Heck, it's not like people here don't have a "good" photo to send out to friends? :D It isn't a competition or something where people will be critiqued, it's just for fun and a bit of friendship. I always find these to be personal choice gifts from someone. Kind of like when a friend gives me a CD mix for the car.

January 15th is the deadline. (I hate deadlines) January 15th will be the close of applications and entry?  ;D

Please, anyone sitting on the fence, 1) consider the financial implications, postage and printing, and 2) the fun factor, you'll get some postcards with pretty pictures. Jump in!


« Reply #26 on: January 14, 2011, 05:52 »
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I think we should all keep bumping this thread till it fills up :)

How many people are in the exchange so far?

« Reply #27 on: January 14, 2011, 12:41 »
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I wonder, Race can you change the title to "3 spots left" or something catchy - I didn't open this thread for quite a while because it somehow looked like something technical (MSG-PPPE-01) that I wasn't interested in.

« Reply #28 on: January 14, 2011, 13:12 »
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I agree, read this last night and thought we'd be too late. Count us in!!

« Reply #29 on: January 14, 2011, 14:07 »
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If i'm not too late and there's still a spot i'm in! This sounds fun!
(i also read this too late, thought it was about these virtual postcards peeps send on facebook).

« Reply #30 on: January 14, 2011, 18:11 »
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I don't think I can find places to print postcards here, or maybe not at a reasonable price, but if regular prints are ok, count me in, and then I will see if I can get the postcards instead of the prints.

I had actually thought of sending the photo in an envelope, to protect it from handling.

« Reply #31 on: January 14, 2011, 18:55 »
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I don't think I can find places to print postcards here, or maybe not at a reasonable price, but if regular prints are ok, count me in, and then I will see if I can get the postcards instead of the prints.

I had actually thought of sending the photo in an envelope, to protect it from handling.

but having the stamp and the handling from the mail is all part of the post card experience :) 

« Reply #32 on: January 14, 2011, 20:13 »
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but having the stamp and the handling from the mail is all part of the post card experience :) 

Well, ok, but to give you an idea, my books look like they have never been touched, as the spine doesn't get a single crease from opening them.   ;D

RacePhoto

« Reply #33 on: January 15, 2011, 00:47 »
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I don't think I can find places to print postcards here, or maybe not at a reasonable price, but if regular prints are ok, count me in, and then I will see if I can get the postcards instead of the prints.

I had actually thought of sending the photo in an envelope, to protect it from handling.

but having the stamp and the handling from the mail is all part of the post card experience :) 

Amazing what a postal machine can do to ruin the face of a postcard. Just wait... It's sad.

madelaide did you get in? I don't think I got a PM from you. Just print a 4x6, write the address on the back, on the right half, and put a stamp in the corner. Now it's a postcard. :D This isn't a contest or competition, no one will judge them for materials used. Just fun!

« Reply #34 on: January 15, 2011, 06:42 »
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but having the stamp and the handling from the mail is all part of the post card experience :) 

Well, ok, but to give you an idea, my books look like they have never been touched, as the spine doesn't get a single crease from opening them.   ;D

Do you also have a plastic cover for your couch and a blanket over the seats in your car? ;)

« Reply #35 on: January 15, 2011, 17:44 »
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Do you also have a plastic cover for your couch and a blanket over the seats in your car? ;)
I never had a brand new car, but I possibly would.  My botebook still has that plastic film on the lid, and my smartphone also had that film on the screen. And I put a plastic film on my camera's LCD too. :D

« Reply #36 on: January 15, 2011, 17:45 »
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madelaide did you get in? I don't think I got a PM from you.

Oops, I forgot that important step!   ::)  Will do it now.

RacePhoto

« Reply #37 on: January 16, 2011, 01:10 »
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madelaide did you get in? I don't think I got a PM from you.

Oops, I forgot that important step!   ::)  Will do it now.

Got the PM, thanks. I guess it's time to make a list and check it twice. Knowing my skills and talents, maybe three times.

RacePhoto

« Reply #38 on: January 22, 2011, 16:07 »
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How many are we now?  When do we start....

OK as I am a famous procrastinator, it's that time. I put the list together today. I'll be watch football all day tomorrow. Packers vs Bears is going to be a game almost as attractive for fans, as the Superbowl itself. Hope it's a good one. Then I'll try to figure a way to send it to everyone, because some people replied email and some PM. :D

Here's what I have right now and if you don't see your name or you want in, please PM me... Everyone would be making and sending 12 postcards if this is right. Unless you do like me and send yourself one to see what they look like after the postal service gets done with them.

Postcard Exchange 2010 MSG Forums

(Leaf)
(Bluefish)
(Elvinstar)
(Corepics)
(Pixart)
(RacePhoto)
(Mellimage)
(cclapper)
(massman)
(Ann)
(Oliver)
(Artemis)
(madelaide)

Did I miss anyone?

« Reply #39 on: January 22, 2011, 16:11 »
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You missed my username ;)

« Reply #40 on: January 23, 2011, 02:08 »
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0/  :: raises hand ::

You missed us...

RacePhoto

« Reply #41 on: January 23, 2011, 02:20 »
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0/  :: raises hand ::

You missed us...

Replied PM and yes Opla I fixed it this afternoon after you contacted me. Thanks for the corrections and assistance. I'll give it until Tuesday in case there's something else wrong and someone doesn't check in on weekends.

« Reply #42 on: January 27, 2011, 18:46 »
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Is this still happening? Was I supposed to do something?

RacePhoto

« Reply #43 on: January 29, 2011, 01:00 »
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Is this still happening? Was I supposed to do something?

Yeah, you're supposed to kick me so I wake up and get the list out. ;)

I made the list, I gave notice so people could fix my mistakes and errors. Now I need to distribute it to everyone. Let me put it on a web page and send each person a PM with the link. I really don't want to be publishing peoples home addresses on the forum. Not that they aren't easy enough to find, but might as well keep it as private as possible.

I did it, and now I'll have to get working on my PC. Sending out PMs right now with a link. If you don't get one, or have any problems, please write. Page should print two pages, or you can download and do what you want. It's plain old TXT.

Aside from one "user not found" and this You have exceeded the limit of 10 personal messages per hour. Things are moving right along. :D

edit: I think I have two more to send and everyone should have the list. If not please PM. You should have a message with a link to the txt file, names and addresses. Make that three I spelled blufish wrong. Someone "Bluefish" will be getting a list and wondering WTH I'm writing about?
« Last Edit: January 29, 2011, 01:44 by RacePhoto »

« Reply #44 on: January 29, 2011, 07:55 »
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Got the list. Thanks Pete. Will get on it and get out next week.

« Reply #45 on: January 29, 2011, 08:25 »
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thanks Race.  I got the PM and the text file downloaded.  

This is a perfect example of when we should make use of the hidden groups on Microstock.me :)  We could then share our address without telling the world.

« Reply #46 on: January 29, 2011, 11:37 »
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Got the list. Can you believe that we haven't decided which photo(s) to use yet? I guess that RacePhoto isn't the only procrastinator!

« Reply #47 on: January 29, 2011, 11:42 »
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Here we go!  Interesting list - nice to see where everyone is from.  Can you believe we have been talking about this for 2 months and I still haven't come up with a d*mn post card?  We better bring this topic up again in a week just as a reminder....   

« Reply #48 on: January 29, 2011, 11:45 »
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Here we go!  Interesting list - nice to see where everyone is from.  Can you believe we have been talking about this for 2 months and I still haven't come up with a d*mn post card?  We better bring this topic up again in a week just as a reminder....   

haha yeah good idea.  I am guessing there are a few procrastinators on the list (me included).  If we don't have a post card from someone in 4 weeks I think we better all get on their case! :)

« Reply #49 on: January 29, 2011, 12:02 »
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Actually I don't like that my address in a web site.  ::)

Maybe we can have it removed within a few days?


 

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