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Subject: Dorm Address Help??
Date Posted: 8/30/2011 11:04 PM ET
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Hi I need help typing in my Dorm address. The website will not let me write in more that one line. Here's what I need to put in. These names are made up. 

Sanford Hall

Room 2222

422 33rd AVE S

St. Paul, MN 

52354

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

Date Posted: 8/30/2011 11:12 PM ET
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I'd go with

422 33rd AVE S, Sanford Hall Rm. 2222

St. Paul, MN 52354

 

You could lose the Sanford Hall part if it's too wordy, it's probably the only building at that address. And possibly subsitute # for Rm. If you don't get a separate line for the city, state, zip, just put commas in between.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cathy A. (Cathy) - ,
Date Posted: 8/30/2011 11:16 PM ET
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You can't just write it in a way that makes sense to you. You must write it in a way that works for USPS. To figure out what their standard address is, go to http://zip4.usps.com/zip4/welcome.jsp

Enter the address there and make sure it shows up as "Full Address in Standard Format". If it does, then you can use it on your account here.

If only part of the address shows up, then USPS doesn't care about the rest. Your University Post Office does care though, so put that part in the c/o line. It would most likely look something like this:

c/o Sanford Hall, Room 2222

422 33rd AVE S

St. Paul, MN 52354

Date Posted: 8/30/2011 11:24 PM ET
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Thanks soo much for the help!

Date Posted: 8/30/2011 11:24 PM ET
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Thanks soo much for the help!

Date Posted: 8/30/2011 11:24 PM ET
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Thanks soo much for the help!

Date Posted: 8/31/2011 10:48 AM ET
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Just a thought; how does the PBS one address/one account handle the possibility that someone else in the same dorm is a PBS member?

-RD

Date Posted: 8/31/2011 11:30 AM ET
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Rob, I think that if that was an issue for her, she would just need to contact TPTB and explain the dorm situation. I believe they make exceptions for cases like that.

Date Posted: 8/31/2011 11:31 AM ET
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It doesn't, Rob.  People who are in the same dorm, or same apartment building, or other places where the address may be the same have to make special arrangements through TPTB at the Contact Us link.

Date Posted: 8/31/2011 12:19 PM ET
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When I was at college, I gave the college's address as we had a mail room for all the students to use. I know that at least one other student on campus used that same address for PBS because he was a friend of mine who I suggested PBS to and took to it like a fish to water. But neither of us were questioned or given warnings for having the same address. In fact, it didn't even occur to either of us that having the same college address might come up as a red flag.

Date Posted: 8/31/2011 12:51 PM ET
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It is actually ONE account per person, TWO accounts allowed per address. The second account at the same address does not get the 2 free credits for joining.

Any exceptions would need to be handled by contacting PBS. As far as a college address ... its possible that you and your friend are not the 1st and 2nd person to join from there, PBS might have already known due to other previous or current members unknown to you. Or, if it was obvious to them by looking at the address that it was a college, they might not have needed to contact you.



Last Edited on: 8/31/11 12:53 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 8/31/2011 1:10 PM ET
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It is not just the physical address that triggers the red flag either, IP addresses and names come into consideration too so depending on how the internet access is set up in a dorm, an address might not have any issues. Sometimes dorm situations will trigger an account to be flagged, sometimes it won't. Feedback will always clear it up if an account is improperly flagged as a second in a household and doesn't get the startup credits, or as a third + and the account is denied completely.

Date Posted: 8/31/2011 1:25 PM ET
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Thanks for the info folks.

-RD