Until we have a positive personal swap place, I'd just like to thank "d" here. I needed bottle caps and d was SO nice and sent me all kinds of cool Canandian ones to craft with, as well as putting up with all my "new crafster" questions. Three cheers for d!!!!
The personal swap button sounds cute! You might want to start a thread with it, on one of the boards mentioned above. You could include a link back to this thread, for more details. On an individual basis...you could include a regular URL link in your signature, that would function as the same purpose & not require coding from Leah
I unlocked the gallery & edited it to just be a gallery...a monthly one, for Personal/Private Swaps
But why, shouldn't someone be acknowleged for being honorable. i would like to have an avenue to check out and see if the swappee has followed through, is all.
That's totally cool. Here is what we are thinking...(and I think it would fulfill your avenue need )...
A gallery (just like the one that was already started), but no feedback or any time of organizer assigned to the gallery. There are already Moderators assigned to the galleries (I mentioned them earlier), so no need for volunteer Moderators either.
How about a monthly personal swaps gallery? If you have recieved in that month, you could post pictures in that gallery. That way, if you want to see if someone is honorable, you could search for their username/pictures of their craft, in that gallery, or a recent month's gallery.
No feedback, no negatives, no organizers... just lots of pictures & positive comments about your personal swaps
I don't think a general gallery would be a problem (I don't speak for all or assume that though ), it was the implementation of Personal Swap feedback in the Swapping Profiles, that caught some eyes & may need reviewed further.
I think that it's alright to organize, even if you don't participate as a swapper in the swap
After all, would you rather have an Organizer that is giving 100% to solely organizing, or an Organizer that knew she wouldn't quite have enough time to do both, but went ahead & organized and crafted/swapped anyway. But in the end, she only gave 50% to each task?
And since it wasn't technically a craftster swap, is that even something that's been okayed by the appropriate people (the mods or Leah, not sure who would have to do that)?
That was going to be precisely our question
I think the ideas here are wonderful! But a gallery, (especially with feedback in the swap profiles) that isn't linked to a swap, that meets the Swapping Guidelines, definitely needs to be discussed with Leah and/or the Moderators, specifically the Moderators of this board: LiquidScissors, super geek, jMi, Morning Star, hertrigger.
Perhaps some sort of personal swapping profile could be implemented. Or even the idea you guys have discussed here. Who knows? Well, Leah & the Moderators, of course Has anyone contacted any of the aforementioned Moderators already?
I think many aspects & ideas of this topic have been covered. It's been edited in some instances, but I think the points of view and suggestions are all remain. So, we are going to lock it and leave it as that
The Swap, Category, Global Moderators & Leah will review the Swap Post Starter to see if we can't include your suggestions into the standard template, as well
If you want to PM me with anything regarding this (or anything!)...please, please feel free to