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« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2008 01:17:59 PM »

I have organized several swaps and have never had someone ask NOT to be paired up with another participant, so it doesn't seem to happen that often.

On the other hand, I have asked to not be paired with someone, not because I didn't like her or her work, but because we were always signing up for the same swaps and had been partnered together a few times already. I thought it was time for us both to branch out a bit. Cheesy

If there's someone in particular that you wish to not be partnered with for whatever reason, I think it's much nicer to pm the organizer before signups end. That way there is no chance of hurt feelings, and it saves the organizer the trouble of re-assigning partners.
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« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2008 07:09:25 AM »

ok, so where exactly is the help desk? excuse my ignorance, or i might have read over it.

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eta: ok, i found it. how do i state my grievances?
i don't want to go on there and bitch, but i really feel heart-broken to what was done. how do i compose the "ticket"?
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« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2008 07:14:57 AM »

If you have a swap related issue, just include the facts as you know them. Make sure to provide any links or copies of PMs that will help the answering mod to understand your issue. We'll do the best we can to help sort things out.  Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2008 07:38:01 AM »

If you have a swap related issue, just include the facts as you know them. Make sure to provide any links or copies of PMs that will help the answering mod to understand your issue. We'll do the best we can to help sort things out.  Smiley

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« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2008 09:44:31 PM »

I've voted for a Neutral before & I'll continue to vote for it.

I've been in a couple swaps in a row with a person that has shown some less than fantastic habits (not item quality). It would be mighty nice if as an organizer I could give a Neutral for poor communication, late sending & such.

I know,yeah, yeah, dead horse & all that. I think a lot of peole DO feel the same but are afraid of saying so.
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« Reply #15 on: July 29, 2008 06:00:41 AM »

You can't give them neutral, but you can put comments in their feedback about the issues you had with them. Also, next time you organize a swap, you may want to specify that you may not allow people to sign up if they have several comments in their feedback about poor communication, late sending, etc. If this same person tries to sign up for a swap you are running again, it is perfectly within your rights to send her a pm saying, "I'm sorry, but due to your history of poor communication and late sending, I am not going to allow you to sign up for this round."

Positive feedback with comments about poor performance is practically the same thing as a neutral, if you ask me. It's all up to the organizers to give accurate and fair feedback, and for prospective organizers to really check someone's comments to make sure that they are the type of swapper they'd like to have join their swap.
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« Reply #16 on: July 29, 2008 06:49:24 AM »

The real dilema is how to phrase it:
"lazy communicator" "poor PM habits" "PM's only when reminded" "you will have to PM this person for all the info you need out of them"

All these just look bitchy to me, but they all fit.
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« Reply #17 on: July 29, 2008 08:35:23 AM »

The real dilema is how to phrase it:
"lazy communicator" "poor PM habits" "PM's only when reminded" "you will have to PM this person for all the info you need out of them"

All these just look bitchy to me, but they all fit.

I think as long as you report the facts without appearing biased, you are on the right track. "Poor PM habits" and "PM's only when reminded" are fine, where "lazy communicator" and "you will have to PM this person for all the info you need out of them" seem a little more emotionally charged and should probably be avoided. "Poor communication" or "little or no communication" would also probably work in this case.
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« Reply #18 on: July 29, 2008 08:46:32 AM »

The real dilema is how to phrase it:
"lazy communicator" "poor PM habits" "PM's only when reminded" "you will have to PM this person for all the info you need out of them"

All these just look bitchy to me, but they all fit.

I think as long as you report the facts without appearing biased, you are on the right track. "Poor PM habits" and "PM's only when reminded" are fine, where "lazy communicator" and "you will have to PM this person for all the info you need out of them" seem a little more emotionally charged and should probably be avoided. "Poor communication" or "little or no communication" would also probably work in this case.

Agreed! Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: July 29, 2008 02:47:14 PM »

I don't really like phrasings like "PM's only when reminded" , since that seems to imply that that is a characteristic that the person always have. All we know is what the person was like in that particular swap, so I would prefer something like "PMed only when reminded" in that case. But maybe I am only marking words here... or rather marking tenses.  Wink
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