Over the years, we've sometimes felt the need for a set of guidelines that clearly explained what Postcrossing is about. Something that would help set up the expectations for the new members of the project, as well as define some basic ground rules: a sort of dos and don'ts of Postcrossing.
So a few months ago we've sharpened our pencils and started collecting all of Postcrossing's guiding principles in one place, carefully discussing each item. We've asked for input from some longtime members of the community and incorporated their feedback. And today, we're happy to publish them. You can read them on the new Postcrossing Community Guidelines page.
Postcrossing's guidelines are not new, and include basic things like "Always send a postcard to the addresses you request" or "Register postcards on arrival". Most of them were implicit and already written on different pages of the website... but because they were spread out, it was hard for members to find them and be aware of them.
We believe that these guidelines will help bring the community closer together, and make the Postcrossing experience a more enjoyable one.
Have fun and happy Postcrossing!