I was trying to convince a client to set up a Flickr account yesterday however, they rang me to report that they were unable to get an account. Why? Because Yahoo! requires a postcode as part of the signup process and there are no postcodes for the majority of Ireland (there are postcodes for Dublin but Yahoo!’s signup process flags those as invalid!).
Trying other options like 00000 or 021 or 4 all failed with the same “The postal code is not located in the country you selected” error.
Leaving the field blank is not an option either – the page requires an entry in the Postal Code field.
I managed to get my client an account by finding a valid UK post code and having him change his country choice to United Kingdom.
Dear Yahoo!, just so you know, Ireland has been an independent state since 1921. We have our own government and flag and everything (however, we don’t have postcodes). Any chance you’d let us in now?