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« on: June 05, 2010 01:22:55 PM »

I started a new swap theme ideas thread for a swap I want to do. So far only one person has replied. I just wanted to know how long I should wait or how many people should post before I start it. Also, I often see organizers putting the link to their swap in their sig, but would it be weird for me to do that for just an idea thread? Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2010 01:27:34 PM »

It's completely up to you on when you feel you're ready to start the swap.  I like to have at least 4 people post that they are interested, but sometimes in the summer not that many respond. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2010 08:41:15 PM »

I've put links to idea threads on my sig.  It did help interest a bit, but took quite a few characters.
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« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2010 07:37:15 PM »

sometimes i pm people who i have seen participate in similar swaps in the past to see if they might be interested in my new idea....
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« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2010 04:41:32 PM »

sometimes i pm people who i have seen participate in similar swaps in the past to see if they might be interested in my new idea....

I do this too and usually you'll get quite a few PMs back saying whether or not they're interested.

I would say wait until you have enough interested that you feel its worth organizing a swap for.
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« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2010 03:24:55 AM »

I've put links to idea threads on my sig.  It did help interest a bit, but took quite a few characters.

You can use a site like http://tiny.cc/ to make a shorter url.

So, for this thread, instead of:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=349786.0

after you run it through that site it becomes:
http://tiny.cc/cq262

Very nice for saving characters in your sig, I use it all the time to get enough mod related + personal info into my siggy! Wink
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« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2010 04:57:21 AM »

I've put links to idea threads on my sig.  It did help interest a bit, but took quite a few characters.

You can use a site like http://tiny.cc/ to make a shorter url.

So, for this thread, instead of:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=349786.0

after you run it through that site it becomes:
http://tiny.cc/cq262

Very nice for saving characters in your sig, I use it all the time to get enough mod related + personal info into my siggy! Wink


Yikes! I had no idea about using tinyurl! I always wondered how people got so much into their signature!
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