Starting September 23, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org with
- the title for your Pumpkin People display as the Subject line of the email
- your Pumpkin People photo as an attachment (leave location services turned on!), and
- the location in the body of the email–either an address with a number and road or an intersection.
One photo per location, please. It will be added to the map with the title you provide in the subject. Note: this map is only for Pumpkin People in Plainfield, New Hampshire.
Tips for having the PumpkinBot auto-post the message right away:
- put the address on its own line
- use the standard postal abbreviations. Use ‘Route 120’ and ‘Route 12A’ for the highways … yeah, there are dozen names for those roads, but these will work best.
- don’t forget a street number. We can’t put it on the map if we don’t know where it is on the road.
- write an intersection like this: intersection of Maple Rd and Elm St not over where Maple runs into Elm – a dumb computer is trying to figure out what you typed.
- please put the address on one line. This is right out:
That’s just harder to type and frankly confuses everybody.
- leave out the fancy quotes, emojis, and even funny jokes. The computer has a terrible sense of humor anyway and no aesthetic taste.
We’re not kidding – these are all submissions we’ve seen so far.
If you send something the PumpkinBot can’t figure out, it’ll send you a reply with a contact email – please try again to match the rules here, and if you still get another error, please forward the reply to us so we can have some humans take a second look.