GALLERY- http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=308769.0Discussion thread
Please keep all chatter over there to keep this thread organize.
(most of my wording was taken from the OWS because those gals are awesome and do a fabulous job with the OWS, also thanks to MommyTheMaid who organized the previous swap and got all of this info ready!!)
*IMPORTANT PM INFO
*: When sending PMs, please label them as ATC Swap with one of the following tags:
Swap name: Ongoing ATC Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: audio-astrophysics
Sign-up date range: 06/1 - 06/30 2009
Date to send item by: 2 weeks after you claim
Limited to a certain number of people?: NO
Non-U.S. participants allowed? Yes
All ages allowed. If you are under 18 be sure that:
A) you have your parents permission (you’ll be using their address OR a P.O. Box)
B) you have access to a computer where you can keep in contact (i.e. if you get grounded from a home computer, you can use the one at the library/friends/etc.)
C) you are able to walk/get a ride to the post office or mailbox ON TIME
D) you have enough supplies or funds to purchase supplies needed to create an awesome ATC Organizer Notes and Stuff
Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: Yep
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: Yep
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: Correct
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: Yes
Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: Yes
- Has posted at least 15 times: Yes
- Has completed at least one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps: Yes
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: Yes
- Does not have any negative feedback: Yes]
Organizer meets the 5 conditions for swapping and will make sure that every participant meets these conditions: Yes
All swappers MUST be pre-approved for this swap!YOU CANNOT PARTICIPATE UNLESS YOU PM ME AND I ADD YOU TO THE LIST!***PLEASE! Do not claim someone while waiting for approval!***
You may claim as soon as you get confirmation from me.
Do not sign up if you are currently late in sending in the previous Ongoing ATC Swap.
You can sign up at any time during the month. Once all of your claims have been received you can request to be removed from the swap and I will issue feedback.QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Ongoing ATC Swap
Your real name:
Your mailing address:
Have you read the Swap Guidelines and understand how this swap works?
Are you a Friend of Craftster?
Are you over 13?
Are you willing to ship outside of your country?
If you are willing to ship outside your country? (You MUST be willing to ship air postal or an equivalent which will take a maximum of 3 weeks.) Are you willing?
IMPORTANT: Remember to read the Swap Info Guide http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=6553.0
IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO THE ORGANIZERS VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.
How This Swap Works:
Please READ CAREFULLY! This swap works differently than most!
Try to imagine a chain. The first link is the first person whose theme list is on page 1 (Person A) – (this will be the organizer as will the last wish closing out the swap)
Now, we want to put another link in the chain. People will read that list and see if they want to make an ATC from that list.
Someone (Person B) will claim Person A for an ATC made in the theme of one of the items on their theme list. They post a reply to the thread that says “I claim Person A for a [fill in the blank] ATC. This is my X claim (however many times they have picked someone – for example, "this is my fourth claim, with one sent, and three received,” (meaning that this is the fourth claim they've made, one is in transit to it's destination, and three of the items have been received by the people they previously claimed). Also be sure to add your location to your list of themes so that people can decide if they want to claim someone overseas or not. You may want to add anything that you may not like to receive.
IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT THAT YOU REPLY WITH YOUR STATUS WHEN YOU CLAIM SOMEONE! This means you need to post who you are claiming and for what, how many claims you have made, including how many in transit and how many received.
Then comes the fun part! After the introduction, Person B is the last link in the chain, and they post their theme list!!! Be sure to PM the person you have claimed for their address. Or you can PM the person who claimed you and send them your address.
I claim Person A for a zombie ATC. This is my 3rd claim, 2 sent, 1 received
I live in Colorado, USA . I would prefer not to receive anything violent, political, or religious. My themes are:
1) 1950’s housewives
3) Tea party
4) The letter L
5) Polka dots
Along comes Person C, who claims Person B for something on their list and the chain is built, link by link.
When you want to make a claim, you can ONLY pick from the very last theme list in the chain. You can't pick anyone else in the chain - you can only connect to the very end of the chain, which is that last wish list posted.
Friends of Craftster are allowed 10 claims at one time, others are allowed 7 wishes. If this is your first swap, you are only allowed one claim. When that claim is received you can then claim the number of times you are allowed depending on your membership status. If you already have one claim that will be sent out late, please don't claim again until that one is sent out. You DO NOT need a DCN for this swap, but if your ATC is not received, you will need to resend.
Become a Friend of Craftster! Go here: http://www.craftster.org/subscribe.php
If you are at your limit of claims, you can choose again once one of your partners receives, NOT when you send.
***Do not claim someone unless you can fulfill that wish to a high caliber***
Let's keep the quality high here. I don't want to receive PMs with people concerned over the lack of quality of their items. Please, just work your hardest to keep the bar high on the quality of items here!
Now if the thread gets in a rut for a few days/hours, the person who made the last claim should add to their theme list if they can think of anything else, until someone decides to craft for them. Please make sure this is not you!
After receiving your ATC, be sure to post a picture of it in the gallery. You will not receive feedback until you do. If you are having camera troubles, be sure to tell the person who has claimed you so that they can take a picture before sending.
Communication is a GOOD thing. If you are having issues, please tell the organizer and the person you have claimed. Poor communication will be noted in feedback.