Hi! I just joined, this sounds like an absolutely amazing community & it’s something I’ve always wanted to try out. I have a lot of questions about safety though because absolute strangers from across the world having my name + address sounds a bit worrying & PO boxes are way too expensive to really consider.
The address where my postcard would get sent is shared with others, so it’s likely that they may come across it or see it. I’m worried about getting inappropriate or rude ones, so I’m wondering if there is a report system in place? Is there anyway to only get postcards from members that are known to be safe?
I think I’ll be able to hide my full name (which is quite rare and would lead to anyone being able to find me) on the postcard because I know it’ll get to me, but I’m still worried about this. Has anyone had any negative experiences with weirdos or creeps? Hopefully not, I might just be being a bit paranoid!
Lastly, I still live with my mother, so does anyone have any tips I could use to convince her that this is safe?? It might be a losing battle haha, I’m at university after the summer so I might just have to wait until then!
Thanks in advance for any help
edit: Thank you to everyone for the kind replies!! I’m feeling much better about starting off now, and I might do as @borealis suggested and just send some for now & wait a while before starting to receive them. So glad I found this website!