I had my first postcard “expire” recently on Postcrossing, which was a bit soul crushing. 😦 (Postcards “expire” if the person receiving it, hasn’t registered the card after 60 days. However, they can still register the card for one year, from the date you request it.)
This one truly expired because I sent it a year ago. Therefore, there’s no way to register it, and I’m out the cost of the card, postage and time it took me to write the card.
I’ve had a few cards expire (after 60 days) and normally, I’ve sent another card or contacted the person I sent it to. However, the person to whom I sent the card hadn’t logged in for a long time (several months), plus i emailed her and kindly asked her to register the card, but she didn’t. It’s really frustrating and I wish Postcrossing would change it’s policy, and void unregistered cards when the user hasn’t logged in for months, so that I may receive another card from someone… I should write to them. 🙂
To note, if someone deletes their account, it counts as a registered card (I had that happen once).