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« on: May 11, 2005 08:48:45 PM »

I wanted to make a list that I could copy and paste and has all the questions I could ever need to know about your partner to make something for any swap.  It sure would help when I get brain blockaged.

Please help by making suggestions,
or feel free to steal questions to ask your swap partner

random things
do you keep a journal/art sketch book?
do you have any pets?
do you have any kids *ages*?
do you have a portable CD player, mobile phone, or ipod?
do you need another random trinket box?
do you need something to carry your knitting/sewing with you?
do you need a CD case/folder thing?  *you know what I am talking about, it holds your Cd's*
do you need another purse?
what crafts do you do/want to do?
what crafts do you admire?
do you collect anything?

jewelry
do you wear earing's?
do you wear bracelets/cuffs?
whats your wrist size?
do you wear necklaces?
do you want gold or silver findings?

clothing
what is your shirt size?
what is your skirt size?
what is your trouser size?
what is your shoe size?
what is your bra size?
would you like some clothes made for you?

favorites
what is your favorite color?
what is your favorite color to go with your favorite color?
do you have a favorite animal you would like something made with?
do you have a favorite TV series you would like something made with?
do you have a favorite book you would like something made with?
What is your favorite food?
What is your favorite smell?

allergies and aversions
are there any colors you hate?
would you dislike receiving items made from animal products?
is there anything you would rather not receive because of religious references?
is there anything else you would dislike?
do you have any actual allergies?


personality
what are your favorite movies?
who is your favorite person from those movies?
who is the best dresser on TV?
who are your celebrity crushes?
who is the best cartoon character?

do you think all of these questions are silly because you know you will like everything made for you anyway?
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« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2005 10:11:53 PM »

It might be good to ask for bra size if it's applicable...and if they have any allergies or aversions, so you don't send leather to a vegan, etc.

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« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2005 10:48:12 PM »

I think a page like this would be great. I don't think the needs/wants should be on this page only things that aren't going to change too much ie. favorite colors, symbols, patterns... childres, pets, hobbies...People can make changes if they want and us who swap a lot don't have to answer the same questions over and over. I think the swap questionnaire should ask the needs/wants questions and more specific questions.

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« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2005 10:56:26 PM »

whenever i make jewelry for a partner, i ask if they'd rather silver or gold findings
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« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2005 06:10:16 AM »

Religious questions? Not necessarily asking what a persons religion is but maybe...are u very religious? and then leave it up to the person to answer how they want to. Personaly for me, i'm an atheist so i wouldn't want anything with like quotes from the bible or pics of jesus. Not that i don't respect people and their religions i just don't want it for me. Wink
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« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2005 06:18:57 AM »

How about a question like "What crafts do you do/want to try?"  Then you can send supplies if it's the sort of swap that will allow that sort of thing.
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« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2005 06:29:05 AM »

I think the favorites might be more sueful if they were more general, like "Favorites songs/bands?", "Favorite Films?", "Favorite books?"
That way we can list more than one to make our personality come out a bit more so it's helpful even if the craft isn't specifically about our favorites.
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« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2005 03:48:57 PM »

good ideas,
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« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2005 03:54:05 PM »

Did anyone say anything to leah about putting a swapping file in our profile?  Wink
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« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2005 12:18:41 AM »

THAT is an excellent idea, Pink Kittie!
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« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2005 01:14:47 AM »

I second asking our darling Leah if it could be integrated into the profile at all. That would be fantastic!
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« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2005 09:30:58 AM »

yeah i agree
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« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2005 01:48:28 AM »

I concur!
Has anyone asked yet?
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« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2005 07:00:58 AM »

if this was in our profile, then we wouldnt have to ask our partner all those questions and everything would be more of a surprise! OoO
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« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2005 01:38:59 AM »

This is a great thread so I thought I'd borrow some of the questions.  Cool Thanks!
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« Reply #15 on: June 04, 2005 11:19:04 PM »

What a fantastic idea!

Maybe add, "Do you have any allergies/sensitivities?"
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« Reply #16 on: June 16, 2005 12:46:01 PM »

ok, spelling nazi (who's not always right) feels the need to mention that its "favorite" or even "favourite" depending on your location in the world...but never favourate or favouarte. *giggles*
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« Reply #17 on: June 16, 2005 01:37:40 PM »

I think this is a great idea. I don't participate in many swaps because I want the person to really like what I make. If I knew more about them it would be easier. 
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« Reply #18 on: June 17, 2005 02:18:02 AM »

So has anybody actually asked Leah yet?
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« Reply #19 on: June 17, 2005 08:40:12 AM »

maybe we should move this to the "suggest new boards and features" section of craftster.
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« Reply #20 on: June 18, 2005 07:23:10 AM »

Another great question is "Do you collect anything?"
I really like all of the questions and agree that this should be part of our profile.
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« Reply #21 on: June 18, 2005 08:19:40 AM »

ok, I contacted Leah...we'll see what happens  but I think this is really a great idea for profiles Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: June 23, 2005 11:14:53 AM »

Fantastic idea, I think it would be a great addition to our profiles!
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« Reply #23 on: July 02, 2005 12:48:08 PM »

I agree with everyone here about this, what a neat idea to have this in our profiles! I imagine Leah already has a lot of work to do maintaining this site, but Leah, if you're watching this, here's one yay! vote for this idea!

Also what a brilliant idea in the first place, a list of questions to ask and personalize, spelling errors considered ^_~

I'm starting my first swap today and I am going to borrow the list and send it to my swap partner!

Thanks!
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« Reply #24 on: July 02, 2005 12:55:52 PM »

i asked once about something like this, i think in the swap organizers how do you feel thread.  i think she said something along the lines of it was a good idea, and she'd see about it. but that was the last i heard.  a page like this has been mentioned/suggested several times since by various posters, so maybe it will become a reality soon  Smiley  i know myself and some other people have put up their own swap info pages independent of craftster.
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« Reply #25 on: July 12, 2005 05:05:20 AM »

i really wanna join a swap soon, and i totally agree that this is a great idea. if you get to know better your partner, chances are she'll really like what she will receive! yeah!
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« Reply #26 on: July 12, 2005 05:59:29 AM »

do you think all of these questions are silly because you know you will like everything made for you anyway?

This is my favorite question of all!   Cheesy

I haven't participated in a swap yet, but it seems like this would be really helpful, especially in our profiles.  Plus, it's just kind of fun to have this sort of info in our profiles so everyone can get more of a sense of what their fellow craftsters are like.
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« Reply #27 on: July 26, 2005 09:01:11 PM »

I don't think the questions are silly and unfortunately you don't always like what you get. If you hate orange and you get something orange you may appreciate it but you may not like it. I try to make stuff people will truly like and use so that my time isn't just wasted. I think the more info the person gives the easier it is for me. I've done lots of swaps and have learned to be very specific: colors i like, color combo's i don't like, symbols i like blah blah blah. Since I started doing that I pretty much get stuff i like which is great!
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« Reply #28 on: August 14, 2005 02:52:52 PM »

heya
I have been offline for a while,
I don't think there is anything anybody asked me to update on the list since last time I was on?
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« Reply #29 on: August 25, 2005 11:39:11 AM »

how about...
what is your favourite scent/flavour?
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« Reply #30 on: October 01, 2005 01:08:56 PM »

IS THERE ANY WAY TO MAKE THIS A STICKY TOPIC???

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I keep losing this thread. And its so darn useful.
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« Reply #31 on: October 01, 2005 01:22:04 PM »

I think this is such a great idea. I recently participated in my first swap and I don't think my partner liked what I made. I read the answers to the swap q's but I think more info would have been better.
 Putting this in our profiles is a great idea! Smiley
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« Reply #32 on: October 01, 2005 01:55:16 PM »

I think the swap profile would be great.
I would be afraid that my partner would feel overwhelmed
by the huge list of questions if I sent them to her.
With the info in your profile, you only have to answer them
all once. And it would eliminate some of the
"will my package be a total letdown for my partner?"
fears that a lot of people (including myself) seem to have.
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« Reply #33 on: October 16, 2005 04:44:19 PM »

how about...
what is your favourite scent/flavour?
*adds it*
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