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« on: June 26, 2006 11:01:52 PM »

Does anyone else think it would be a good idea where you can look for personal swaps and post if you want to do a personal swap
because i really want to do some personal swaps and i hate asking people if they dont want to do them
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« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2006 11:03:31 PM »

Honestly, the best way to go is to pm someone who you'd be interested in swapping with.  No board is in the works.
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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2006 08:24:16 PM »

I was going to say add it to your signature, but I see it's already there. Wanna swap? d Cool
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« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2006 09:22:35 PM »

I was going to say add it to your signature, but I see it's already there. Wanna swap? d Cool

Just pm me if you want to swap Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2006 06:30:08 AM »

I was just thinking of the same thing MoonLightbliss33 ... .I want to do one too, but am chicken to ask!
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« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2006 06:34:29 AM »

I think it would be great to have a board about personal swaps -- that way you could post if you wanted something in particular or search easily for people who are interested. . .
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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2006 10:22:17 AM »

its funny ive had 2 personal swaps from posting this but i think its a good idea but im not a mod  Undecided
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« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2006 11:50:26 AM »

its funny ive had 2 personal swaps from posting this but i think its a good idea but im not a mod  Undecided

the mod's aren't the ones who can create a new board. Ultimately, it is up to Leah. It costs time and money to make a new board, and unless there are pages and pages of requests, it is unlikely that a board will get made.
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« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2006 11:52:08 AM »

ooh i had no clue if i knew it cost so much i wouldnt have even said anything
geeze so complicated
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« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2006 11:54:49 AM »

ooh i had no clue if i knew it cost so much i wouldnt have even said anything
geeze so complicated


it's okay! thats what this board is for!
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« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2006 04:42:28 PM »

I don't think there needs to be a whole board, if ya know where to look.  These links should help a bit! Smiley

There's a pen pal thread which is a suuuuuper place to find people.  It's pen pals, but lots of them include that they would like to personal swap.  Here's 81 pages of swapping, pen palling goodness...  Smiley 
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=42415.0

And if you look through the personal swap gallery threads, you can find people that have participated in one before & then ya could PM 'em:
June 2006 Gallery (still in progress!) May 2006 Gallery
April 2006 Gallery
March 2006 Gallery
A thread where we talked about Personal Swap Gallery creation

If ya see something in the regular swap galleries that ya like or if ya notice someone has the same style as ya, PM 'em.  Smiley  I've never heard of anyone being mad or unapproachable to friendly PMs... after all, who doesn't love mail?  Paper or PM!  Cheesy

Hope that helps, happy swapping!
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« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2006 05:37:28 PM »

Personally, I'd *love* someone to PM me about a personal swap... dont be afraid. Everyone here I've met here have been super nice.
Dont be chicken.. go ahead and ask.
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« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2006 06:41:54 AM »

I think that if we got rid of the classifieds area and just put in a forum for personal swaps/classifieds it would simplify our boards instead of maknig it more complicated and get rid of the need for a seperate classifieds program.  We could call it the trading post and people could post seperate threads for each thing they wanted or needed.  Also, if someone flaked in a personal swap they could note it in the post, which could be researched by someone else. 
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« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2006 11:01:40 AM »

Thats a good idea lafemmafatale
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« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2006 08:40:56 PM »

or a spot where a thread would be ok. You know somthing where we can post somthing like this.

I have: 23 starbucks caps for trade
I would like: fabric

You can do this on the classified board but No one seems to go there.
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« Reply #15 on: July 30, 2006 07:35:42 PM »

maybe we could get it put into the swap faq that personal swaps can be done through the classified board?  i think that having personal swaps mixed in with the organized swaps might be a little confusing, but i definitely agree that people need to know where to get in on all the personal swaps!
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« Reply #16 on: July 30, 2006 07:39:34 PM »

I like that idea!  Please, please!!  It seems that it would help out the shy people (like me) who really don't like randomly PMing people. Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: July 31, 2006 09:51:23 PM »

see my problem is I have items I wanna craft into somting and swap but no clue where to find people to swap with, Mabey even a thread to do this on under new swap ideas?
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« Reply #18 on: July 31, 2006 10:28:47 PM »

This would be a great idea, I hope something can get worked out for it!
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« Reply #19 on: July 31, 2006 11:06:40 PM »

Thats what the classifieds are for. Look to the right under recent unread posts ------------------------------------------->

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« Reply #20 on: August 02, 2006 09:27:33 PM »

no one goes into the classifieds! its unfortunate because there is some great stuff there
i wish there was a way for more people to know about the classifieds
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« Reply #21 on: August 02, 2006 09:29:40 PM »

I had no idea about the classifieds! Craftster has so much more than meets the eye, I love it Grin
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« Reply #22 on: August 02, 2006 09:41:01 PM »

thats what i mean no one goes there
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« Reply #23 on: August 02, 2006 09:57:00 PM »

It's been my experience that everyone here is really nice and nobody minds getting randomly PMed  Wink Especially people who have notes about personal swaps in their signatures (because most are swap-a-holics )

Maybe the classifieds link should be big, neon, and flashing to get people's attention  Grin
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« Reply #24 on: August 02, 2006 09:59:48 PM »

It's been my experience that everyone here is really nice and nobody minds getting randomly PMed  Wink Especially people who have notes about personal swaps in their signatures (because most are swap-a-holics )

Maybe the classifieds link should be big, neon, and flashing to get people's attention  Grin

that's definitely true; i know i have been totally flattered when people have wanted to do personal swaps with me, and even when i've been turned down for personal swaps everyone has been super nice.  the only problem with pm-ing someone is that you have to actually *find* someone who either can make what you want or wants what you can make Wink
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« Reply #25 on: August 02, 2006 10:21:57 PM »

yeah, that's true. It usually take a lot of lurking around in posts and galleries  Undecided
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« Reply #26 on: August 02, 2006 10:22:20 PM »

it would be so nice to have a place where eveyone can list what they can do and what they would want
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« Reply #27 on: August 02, 2006 11:27:45 PM »

there is this thread:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=104055.0

which looks interesting. people have started to list trade requests on the second or third page.
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« Reply #28 on: August 03, 2006 12:05:36 AM »

I like the idea of making the classified section neon and big. People would notice it more. Maybe Leah can change that.
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« Reply #29 on: September 28, 2006 02:37:47 AM »

I was just about to create a new thread about this, but found this old one. I totally agree with lafemmefatale. I've tried to put requests (and answered to others) in the classifieds, but nothing happened. People don't seem to read them. I think that a lot of people would appreciate and use a board for personal swaps/trades. Please answer to this if you agree (or not). I think that many craftsters feel the same way as I do about creating a board like this, but if people don't voice that opinion I understand that it can't happen...
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« Reply #30 on: October 03, 2006 10:01:49 AM »

I was just about to create a new thread about this, but found this old one. I totally agree with lafemmefatale. I've tried to put requests (and answered to others) in the classifieds, but nothing happened. People don't seem to read them. I think that a lot of people would appreciate and use a board for personal swaps/trades. Please answer to this if you agree (or not). I think that many craftsters feel the same way as I do about creating a board like this, but if people don't voice that opinion I understand that it can't happen...

i think a child board in the existing swap category for personal swaps only would be a great idea.  no one really seems to check the classifieds and they're kind of like a separate entity from craftster.  i understand the whole separation thing because i know that craftster takes no responsibilty for people being flaked on in personal swaps, but maybe if there was a big disclaimer on the personal swap board saying "SWAP AT YOUR OWN RISK" or something?  i think it would be great if each person who wanted to do a personal swap could post a query -- maybe with a rule that you had to put something in the subject line about either what you wanted or what you could make, so it wouldn't be a board full of "swap with me!!" posts to slog through.

anyway, that's my just-woke-up two cents Smiley
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« Reply #31 on: January 10, 2007 07:28:12 PM »

Just FYI... I'm working on some ideas that might help accomodate Personal Swaps better. More details at some point in the future. Smiley
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« Reply #32 on: January 10, 2007 08:51:48 PM »

and check out the new ongoing pick your partner swap for a semi-personal swap Wink

there's a link in my sig.
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« Reply #33 on: January 10, 2007 09:37:28 PM »

Just FYI... I'm working on some ideas that might help accomodate Personal Swaps better. More details at some point in the future. Smiley

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« Reply #34 on: September 06, 2010 11:19:44 AM »

I'm new and all, but I've been a lurker for a while now. And I wonder why there's no board for people looking to do one on one swaps? Is that against the rules somewhere? Seems like it would be nice to have a say in who my partner is and make our own deadlines and point system and all that...
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« Reply #35 on: September 07, 2010 09:32:06 AM »

Personal swaps aren't supported by Craftster.

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21. Am I allowed to do a personal swap with another Craftster member?

You are allowed to, but just as with Organized Swaps, we have to encourage you to be careful with giving your address out over the internet and please remember that neither Craftster nor the site administrators or moderators are responsible if anything happens to your package or if you do not receive a package.  No feedback is given for personal swaps, and there are no angels in cases where one partner never sends.  Personal swaps are "at your own risk." Do not advertise for personal swaps in a post. If you are available for personal swaps, please note that in your signature or indicate that in your profile. If you're interested in doing a personal swap with someone, contact them through a private message.

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« Reply #36 on: September 07, 2010 10:27:46 AM »

K thanks! I love being a newb... At least I'm a newb who asks first, right? ^^"
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