I hope to do more personal swaps in the future, hence my interest in this discussion
I think it might not be too bad if we were to take turns monitoring/moderating the personal swap gallery. Perhaps the responsibilities could be rotated on a monthly basis?
It might not even be necessary to keep a running list of the folks who are swapping. Perhaps I'm mistaken, but I assumed that the point of it is to have a way of recognizing all the wonderful personal swaps that are done. Just my opinion, but I don't really wish for the gallery to be filled with instances of folks who have flaked on a personal swap! Let's keep things positive!
For example (I seem to be full of examples
), when Jane and Mary agree to do a personal swap, they don't have to inform the person who is monitoring/moderating the gallery. If they would like to share their crafted items with the rest of the community (and receive feedback for doing a personal swap), one of them (either Jane...or Mary) should post pictures of both items, along with the names of the folks who crafted the items. When they do that, they'll be added to the running list of folks who will receive positive feedback for doing a personal swap. To make things easy on the person who is monitoring/moderating the swap gallery for that month, she should only have to assign positive feedback on the last day of that month...or after a new person takes on the job of monitoring/moderating the swap gallery for the next month.