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Everyone knows to put a postcode.
NB: reasonable answers about data recording and such WILL NOT BE TOLERATED
But also it causes problems for us on accounts of the different ways our address is formatted in the various databases.
Thanks for reading.
on Postcode Lookup things. It’s still just recognised as a single house even though it was converted into flats decades ago.
Always seemed like a mild inconvenience until we went to sell it and various mortgage providers/credit-checking agencies/solicitors/etc. had “computer says no” moments. The official land registry address didn’t exist on most systems and at various points we just had to guess what the address they actually wanted might be and hope for the best. Almost fucked up both our sale and purchase and apparently there’s no way of correcting it or anyone you can contact to deal with it. Hooray for technology!
there are people out there that don't know how to calculate a postcode
if you get one bit of the address and confirm the whole thing from the PAF database. So long as the address is actually *in* the PAF database.
you should switch parties!
to format the address however they want, without a separate line for each part, it means people like me have to spend ages correctly formatting a spreadsheet before putting it into a database. So costing you barely any effort at all saves me loads.
even if not absolute granular precision....house number will often then be requested.
(I know this very very well seeing as I've had to clean up a conglomerate of 60 databases/sets of records addresses for several million)
so they know which postperson gets to deliver it
and just incase said postperson can't decipher the house number on the envelope then they can guess
i know of more postwomen than postmen
I wouldn't use postperson. It sounds stiff
it's extremely one dimensional
its both a drawback and strength of dis's character.
The extreme banality that is bolstered by relatively intelligent and open people creates a king of existential metaphysical state of mind at best, yet (with apparently little differentiation) it can also make us go and get in the shower with our clothes on, crouch on the ground and sob and howl (to attract the moths..... then its out with the old chap)
by forcing the selection of an existing address, rather than relying on fuzzier matching of free-text entries