I was thinking Neutral feedback wouldn't stop people from joining more swaps until a certain number were awarded. But them someone would need to monitor than (a Mod maybe).
There should just be a way to attach feedback that doesn't necessarily stop people from swapping but puts a warning out there. And maybe organizers who are organizing a more complicated swap (FOC, My Country doesn't have that) might wish NOT to include those who have Neutral feedback.
If the participant is "In Progress," but they are in communication with you & for some reason they are sending 3 weeks late, couldn't you put the comments as "IN COMMUNICATION, BUT WILL BE SENDING 3 WKs. LATE"? This would flag organizers that are looking to approve them for new swaps, that perhaps they don't need to join an additional swap at the time.
I think that would serve the same purpose as creating another feedback option (neutral). Then once they sent, they can have a positive, but be sure to update the comments appropriately. Possibly..."SENT 3 WKs LATE, but great package."
I don't ever see it as an option for a mod to monitor all profiles. That made my head hurt just thinking about it...
I can't accurately tell you the the ratio of moderator:active feedback profiles, but I can imagine it's pretty crazy. But if organizers are looking at profiles before they approve the individuals, I don't see how using the comments field for this purpose wouldn't be of some sort of help.
A lot of the time my partners have contacted me and said they will be sending late (some with really good reasons, like yours) and I have to say it's ok, 'cause really what choice do I have, it's gonna be late either way
If I say it's NOT ok it's not like they are going to get it out any sooner. I've sent late too, and I feel like crap. But for repeat offenders there should really be something we can do, if every person that eventually
sends gets a positive, that sucks.
I think if everyone used the comments field in the manner I described above, it would be very easy to notice if someone has a pattern of sending late. This would not only help future organizers, but us mods as well!
If you are an organizer & notice an excessive
repeat offender you can always contact a mod to investigate and/or take this into consideration when approving and partnering your participants.
Even if someone has 6 "SENT LATE" comments, it may or may not mean they are a habitual late sender. All 6 occurrences may have occurred in the same 2 week timespan due to a family emergency or something of the like. If the 6 "SENT LATE" comments span over months & month, well, then that's a different story.
All of these things have to be taken into consideration.
That's just my
...I hope it does more help than harm!