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« on: July 02, 2006 08:35:03 PM »

so far i have only done a couple of swaps, about three.  and so far my partners and i have gotten along, talk all the time, are very chatty and friendly, etc.  i'm in this new swap and my swap partner doesn't talk to me.  hasn't pm'ed me once, hasn't asked any questions or anything. 
my point is, is it normal to have a partner that doesn't talk to you during the swap process?  i'm fairly new to all this and don't really know what is normal and what isn't yet.
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« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2006 12:31:58 AM »

i think everybody's style varies, so this person may be more into crafting than chatting.  with that in mind, i would definitely pm the person once at the beginning, if only to say, "is there anything you want to tell me before i start crafting for you?" and definitely pm the person before you send just to check in.

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« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2006 12:43:23 AM »

You might want to check if they have even been online lately. Maybe they haven't had time to get on the net for a little while... 

Although some people are more into crafting than chatting communicating is a requirement of being a good swapper, so they should at least respond to you once or twice during the swap or risk getting a "didn't communicate" note in their swap feedback.

If it  continues and really worries you, PM the organiser about it... unless you are the organiser... in which case you just have to encourage the person and try to be nice about it...  Undecided but be honest in the feedback.

Don't worry too much though. So far you've had mostly good experiences that's the main thing! Smiley

« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2006 09:04:50 PM »

great advice from both of you, thanks for the help.   Smiley
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2006 10:34:44 AM »

lol, i'm one of those "quiet" swappers...i'm just on the computer too much to get into chatting...i have 2 kids that are pulling on my leg and i just make my crafts instead of talking. don't take it wrong...we aren't unfriendly...i actually didn't think it was "un-normal" till now  Huh

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« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2006 08:14:57 AM »

For most of my first swaps, I never communicated with my partner--I didn't see a reason too ( I was a newbie and shy)! In fact, it's only recently that I have started, because recently the questionairres have gotten more precise and include likes and dislikes. Now I have a better idea of what to make and so, I have more questions! Wists help with this too.

However, if you pm someone and they don't respond at all, you might try again--in case they didn't get it for some reason.


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« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2006 09:44:37 PM »

don't take it wrong...we aren't unfriendly...i actually didn't think it was "un-normal" till now  Huh

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