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搜索隊 Goes Wiki

(UPDATE@20/2/2009: If you’ve a gmail a/c, you can register to receive alerts of any changes made to the spreadsheet (e.g. after someone has marked a postbox as New, you’ll be notified). To register, click “Share” on the spreadsheet page and then go to “Set Notification Rules” in the pull-down menu.) 

Perhaps you’re also like this now, always looking out for postboxes when out on the street. Yesterday, for example, I walked from Yaumatei to Shumshuipo with an eye on the postboxes. It then occurred to me that it’ll be more efficient and, most importantly, more FUN if I have a location list in hand and track down the postboxes in one area one by one accordingly. It’ll be a great way to spend an afternoon, I guess!

And when I was about to print the list from the Post Office’s site today, I figured some of you might also be interested and so I’ve now created an online spreadsheet (link here).

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Anyone can have access to it and can mark next to the postbox you’ve checked whether it’s an Old (with pre-1997 British crown) or New one (so that another member may just skip it in the next search). For example, if you’ve checked Postbox 100 and found it’s a new one, you just type New in the column next to its location. So this’ll be a truly collaborative effort and it is in this sense I’m saying we’re going Wiki.

Sounds serious? No lah.  Remember, this is first and foremost a fun project. So just search in whatever way you like – location list with a map in hand or happy-go-lucky chance encounter. Not a member yet: just do a search (even if no success in locating an old beauty) and report back and you’ll become one. 

There’re more than 1000 postboxes in HK, so have fun!

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5 thoughts on “搜索隊 Goes Wiki

  1. @kiauroraswi – You mean you’re worried that someone may post fake record there? Yes, there’s no way we can stop that – let’s just hope that everyone’s honest (I’ve also created a backup copy and as the owner of that spreadsheet I’ll be notified of any changes made, so I can pull out the backup copy in case there’s someone trying to sabotage). BTW, I was notified the entry you made (“New” for a Tsing Yi one) and it was very fast – I was notified just a few minutes after your entry).

  2. @kiauroraswi – Hey, sorry, when I checked the spreadsheet again I could not find the “New” you entered anymore. I guess I must have inadvertently removed it (by undoing I believe) when I was working on it. Very sorry. Please re-enter when you have time.

  3. yes, typo finder I am, like a proofreader.
    by the way, the number of postbox really like that of 7-eleven, wow, so many around us., or I just didnt notified them.

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