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I don't have time right now, but this really needs expansion; historical development of job (parttime vs fulltime, tasks such as special delivery or postage due collection), social position, training needed for the job, relation to other postal workers, etc etc. A brief summary for each of 200 nations will be a rather lengthy article in fact! Stan 01:54, 30 Nov 2004 (UTC)
- HEY! What is this transwiki %$^&$#!! I made it clear that this should be a real article, didn't get into any edit war over it, and my reward was to be blown off. Stan 17:36, 2 Apr 2005 (UTC)
If I don't get any response in 24 hours, I'm going to unprotect this page and clear off all this transwiki crap, seeing as how none of this bot stuff pays attention to objections registered on talk pages. Stan 17:48, 2 Apr 2005 (UTC)
- I am brand new to the Wikipedia so I hope this is the place to point out some shortcomings with this page.
- This article appears to be about the United States Postal Service mail carriers. First, it is the United States Postal Service not the Post Office this has been official since the 1970's. Second special delivery is ancient history third and most important to me you have included two kinds of mail carriers in this article. The National Rural Letter Carriers Association represents the Rural Carriers. The National Letter Carriers Association Represents City Carriers.
- The Rural Carriers are the ones who use their own vehicles some times and usually deliver in the rural areas. However, things are not always this nice and tidy. In concept these crafts are very similar however, in practice they operate differently.
- We also have highway contract carriers delivering mail. — User:Suprise48 12:37, 25 July 2005 (UTC)
What is this awful neologism? Can't we move this to postman? Jooler 02:29, 10 November 2007 (UTC)
- Agreed - mail carrier may be in parlance in North America but nowhere else I know 126.96.36.199 (talk) 21:11, 27 December 2007 (UTC)
- Postman is already a redirect, so this is a redundant suggestion. If you had created Postman first than, the redirect would be from Mail carrier to Postman. If you look here you will see all the 12 redirect pages that cover most of the possible terms used for the people who deliver mail. ww2censor (talk) 21:23, 27 December 2007 (UTC)
- Yeah, actualy in america we use mailman(sometimes postman), unless specifically refering to a mail-lady. Ive never heard "mail carrier" used commonly. Sorry, no sources.--188.8.131.52 (talk) 18:34, 28 April 2008 (UTC)
- I agree that mailman or postman are the usual terms, but there is a gender issue to be considered here which is also mentioned in the article itself. But I would question the choice of mail carrier and suggest moving this entry to letter carrier because this seems to be the official term in the United States (see ). Britain's Royal Mail still employs postman, putting it alongside the female term postwoman in their official job offers (see ), which is another viable option for the main entry: Postman/Postwoman.--Tipedia (talk) 11:49, 26 March 2009 (UTC)
Famous people who happen to also have been mail carriers at some point in their life
Does it disturb anyone else that the list of "Famous carriers" appears to consist mostly of people famous for other things, but who happen to have been mail carriers? I would have expected a list of "Famous carriers" to be a list of people who became famous as a direct result of their job of carrying mail. -- 184.108.40.206 (talk) 03:29, 6 April 2009 (UTC)
- Well, I added Domingo French, and in his case his work as mail carrier, even if not the source of his notability, was instrumental (to a certain degree) in the success of the May Revolution. As a mail carrier, he knew everyone in the city (that was his job) and such knowledge had a great strategic value, helping to identify and monitor suspected counter-revolutionaries MBelgrano (talk) 01:47, 24 August 2010 (UTC)
famous post carriers
Are there no examples famous postcarriers who became famous for doing extraordinary job actually carring and delivering post, rather than excelling is something other than post carrying? As in standing up for burglars, or for working in wars or natural disasters, or for just being so dedicated and punctual for many years (as most post carriers actually are)? —Preceding unsigned comment added by أحمد (talk • contribs) 12:58, 9 October 2009 (UTC)
- If you can find some soured information on such people please propose them here. ww2censor (talk) 17:15, 9 October 2009 (UTC)
- So what? He is not and never has been a mail carrier. Get over it. ww2censor (talk) 13:09, 18 April 2013 (UTC)
This article should be re-labeled "American Mail Carrier" Firstly the job title is more commomly known globaly as "postman" Secondly there are no sections decribing postmen outside of America Other countries do exist so please remember us when writing articles.
- Agreed, this article should also mention the fact that in 1992, The Mailman himself went international.  So there should atleast be a mention of Barcelona getting a taste of true postal professionalism. Tearprod (talk) 08:50, 18 April 2013 (UTC)
- http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700056811/Karl-Malone-The-Mailman-delivers-his-Utah-Jazz-legacy-into-the-Hall-of-Fame.html?pg=all. Missing or empty
- Team, XML. "Mailman goes International". XML Team. Retrieved 18 April 2013.