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Topic: Any "Newbie" swaps in the works?  (Read 1524 times)
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DeeDee5555
« on: March 21, 2011 08:40:29 PM »

 Roll Eyes I've been reading over the posts and the guidelines...like a good potential swapper should! and I'm ready to jump in.  The advice from these awesome helpful boards seems sage..wait for a Newbie Swap to get your first swap in.  How often do they come along?  Is one in the works?

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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2011 09:39:27 PM »

Welcome to swapping, Deedee! Smiley

I didn't join a Newbie swap for my first swap - they are great, but you can join any swap, as long as they don't specifically say you must be an experienced swapper (nearly all swaps will accept newbies). I'd recommend starting with a small to medium sized swap, rather than big one. But any one that interests you should be fine, and organisers are generally very good at helping new swappers learn the ropes.
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« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2011 05:26:51 PM »

 Grin Thanks for the tip!  and, as you can see I'm not very "chatty" either (2 posts in more than a year of lurking and loving Craftster) so I think once I find a small or med. swap in my field, I'll ask for permission to join.  What a great group!
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« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2011 07:49:51 PM »

No worries! And don't forget, you'll need to post at least 15 times before you can sign up for a swap too (you've probably already figured that out of course!).

I've had a lot of fun swapping - hope we see you round the swap boards Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2011 01:40:06 PM »

I'm just finishing a Newbie Swap and there should be a new one starting in a month or two Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2011 01:36:06 PM »

I went ahead and opened the Newbie Swap Round 16 today!!  Here is is!
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« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2011 03:56:35 PM »

Yaaaaaay! now I just have to post a few more times.. not very chatty .. but I am excited!
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« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2011 12:29:26 PM »

deedee i hear ya there....i have been a lurker for a while....then i joined but have been not posting....cant wait to swap and post pictures!
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« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2011 12:36:14 PM »

Maybe that's a dumb question, but qhat's the difference between a newbie and a regular swap?
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« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2011 05:09:48 PM »

The Newbie swap participants are all newbies, so it helps to alleviate some of the first swap jitters or worries about asking questions about the swap process since you are all in the same boat Smiley  There also isn't a theme, just size requirements and the organizers (all swap mods) try very hard to match people up who want what the other excels at.  Its a great way to learn the ins and outs of swapping!
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