Thanks for bringing this up. I believe that if you take on the role to organize a swap, you must be prepared to keep track of everything that comes with it! The swapping guide has documents and rules to follow, and its best to fill out and keep track of everthing. It is half your responsibility to make sure that you get a DCN or a confirmation that the package has been recieved (the other half is for the person to send it!) As an organizer, you should be making sure everything is recieved and sent! And then send any bad swappers information to a mod or Leah (admin). xmelida is right, there is only so much you can do, and its most important that the swappers do their part so everything runs smoothly.s
Its also not a responsibility to send out "extras" although, its definately kind of you to do that! If you can't send something out, its always nice to ask other participants if someone wanted to send something out to a person who didn't get anything. Sometimes people who weren't even in the swap will be so kind to send soemthing since they missed the signup deadline or something.
This wouldn't really be a guideline, but as an organizer I've checked every joiner to see if they have been deliquent swappers
This is vital for everyone to do! We may introduce something called "karma" which is a feature on this board. From Leah: "Basically every member starts with a Karma of zero and members can bump up or down another member's Karma by one point whenever they feel like the person has done something good or bad.ONLY moderators and swap moderators can change people's Karma. And when someone flakes out on a swap we could decrease their Karma to -1. This would be a way for swap organizers to quickly check whether someone is a badder swapper or not."
If anyone has any ideas on how to improve swaps, we want to hear them!