Starting September 26th, 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 a JPEG attachment (have location services turned on for the photo to send the GPS coordinates), 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 a 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, including the PumpkinBot.
- please leave out the fancy quotes, emojis, and even funny jokes. The computer has a terrible sense of humor anyway and no aesthetic taste.
And, yeah, no 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 that automated reply to us so we can have some humans take a second look. We’re always finding new and interesting variations we never expected and we add those to the PumpkinBot so he doesn’t lose his gourd the next time he sees it. There are even a few bugs that need squashing here and there.