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« on: June 22, 2011 01:01:44 PM »

I have had to resend things twice in the past few weeks because my stuff seemed not to be getting there. Only to find out, after resending, that the person was out of town or out of the country for a long time. (several weeks.) I think that if you know you are going to be out of town for most of the swap, you should either say this up front so we can all be warned, or wait for a better time to join a swap.  thanks for listening. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2011 06:52:35 AM »

Agreed!  If you're going to be out of town for an extended period of time, don't swap.  In my last swap, 2 swappers went on a short vacation (few days) and didn't think it was important to mention that to anyone.  The least they could do is let us know!
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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2011 06:43:41 PM »

Ep!  With mail costing what it does, that would suck.  Very inconsiderate of them for several different reasons.
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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2011 02:40:25 AM »

oh my gosh, bad stuff! it's bad enough that they didn't let you know, but to leave it to the point that you have to resend is just horrendous!  Sad Sad some people *faceplam*

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« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2011 09:43:58 AM »

I have had to resend things twice in the past few weeks because my stuff seemed not to be getting there. Only to find out, after resending, that the person was out of town or out of the country for a long time.

Huh they didn't say if it arrived or not but you had to re-send anyway?
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« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2011 11:06:26 AM »

I have had to resend things twice in the past few weeks because my stuff seemed not to be getting there. Only to find out, after resending, that the person was out of town or out of the country for a long time.

Huh they didn't say if it arrived or not but you had to re-send anyway?

I know some of the papercraft swaps say that you have to resend if it doesn't arrive. For example if you send in a plain envelope, thus can't get a DC# and have no proof that you sent beyond you saying that you did. Maybe that's the case here?

And bluepaisan I agree with what you said completely. If I know I'm going to be going on extended vacations I PM the organizer to check that it's okay if I join the swap before even filling out my questionnaire. That way they can decide whether it would just be too much trouble, or they at least have advance notice that I'm going to be away. I'm sorry your partners weren't considerate enough to let you know they weren't going to be around. Sad
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« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2011 01:07:50 PM »

I have had to resend things twice in the past few weeks because my stuff seemed not to be getting there. Only to find out, after resending, that the person was out of town or out of the country for a long time.

Huh they didn't say if it arrived or not but you had to re-send anyway?

I know some of the papercraft swaps say that you have to resend if it doesn't arrive. For example if you send in a plain envelope, thus can't get a DC# and have no proof that you sent beyond you saying that you did. Maybe that's the case here?

I understand that, I've had that happen to me too and I've re-sent things after my partner said she didn't get it. I'm just a little confused about resending before the partner says 'yes or no' if it arrived.
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« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2011 06:55:10 PM »

I have had to resend things twice in the past few weeks because my stuff seemed not to be getting there. Only to find out, after resending, that the person was out of town or out of the country for a long time.

Huh they didn't say if it arrived or not but you had to re-send anyway?

I know some of the papercraft swaps say that you have to resend if it doesn't arrive. For example if you send in a plain envelope, thus can't get a DC# and have no proof that you sent beyond you saying that you did. Maybe that's the case here?

I understand that, I've had that happen to me too and I've re-sent things after my partner said she didn't get it. I'm just a little confused about resending before the partner says 'yes or no' if it arrived.

Yeah... I don't think anyone should have to re-send without knowing for sure if the item wasn't receive. When that has happened in swaps I've organized I always open a help desk ticket and as far as I can remember no one had to resend if the receiver never confirmed if they did/did not receive. With no communication it should just be assumed they received. That's my thinking anyway
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« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2011 12:33:26 AM »

A swapper I sent to went MIA and didn't say if they received or not. It was international and the receipt was nowhere to be found (I must have accidentally thrown it out) but I still got positive feedback since the organiser took my word for it.
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« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2011 01:40:27 PM »

Do those MIA get negative feedback for never saying if they received or not?  I hope so, but the swap feedback system is somewhat lacking.
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« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2011 02:01:04 PM »

Do those MIA get negative feedback for never saying if they received or not?  I hope so, but the swap feedback system is somewhat lacking.

If they send and it is confirmed as received they get positive feedback. But the swap organizer can make a note of "poor communication" when they leave feedback. If they disappear and the swap package they are suppose to send is never received then they get negative.

Its tricky to judge positive vs negative in a lot of cases, so the feedback rules have to be universal. Basically if a person fulfills the swap by sending the required amount (which is sometimes fuzzy to judge in itself) and it is received then they get positive feedback. I think the system is decent and fair, although there have been a few times I wanted to give someone negative feedback, but that is what the comment section is for, so other swap organizers can have an idea of the swappers and if they send on time, have god communication, and such. An organizer can always decide not to let someone in their swap if the comments suggest a poor swap experience.
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« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2011 04:07:47 PM »

Do those MIA get negative feedback for never saying if they received or not?  I hope so, but the swap feedback system is somewhat lacking.

If they send and it is confirmed as received they get positive feedback. But the swap organizer can make a note of "poor communication" when they leave feedback. If they disappear and the swap package they are suppose to send is never received then they get negative.

I think that's a different situation though. In one swap I was in,  I sent but my partner never said if they got it or not. I got a positive (I had my dc#) and my partner got a comment about poor communication. I would NOT have been happy if my feedback had any negative comments because my receiving partner flaked. I'm not sure how it would work for the lighter-weight swaps (ATCs, 44c swap etc) that don't have dc# to prove the package was sent. But still, I'd like the partner to say she didn't receive it before I re-sent.

(and for a related, but not really, side note, having a dc# should be proof enough that the package was sent, I shouldn't have to provide pics of the package to prove I met the swap requirements to get feedback when a receiving partner flakes, like I saw a while ago on a swap sign-up post.)
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« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2011 04:16:27 PM »

Do those MIA get negative feedback for never saying if they received or not?  I hope so, but the swap feedback system is somewhat lacking.

If they send and it is confirmed as received they get positive feedback. But the swap organizer can make a note of "poor communication" when they leave feedback. If they disappear and the swap package they are suppose to send is never received then they get negative.

I think that's a different situation though. In one swap I was in,  I sent but my partner never said if they got it or not. I got a positive (I had my dc#) and my partner got a comment about poor communication. I would NOT have been happy if my feedback had any negative comments because my receiving partner flaked. I'm not sure how it would work for the lighter-weight swaps (ATCs, 44c swap etc) that don't have dc# to prove the package was sent. But still, I'd like the partner to say she didn't receive it before I re-sent.

(and for a related, but not really, side note, having a dc# should be proof enough that the package was sent, I shouldn't have to provide pics of the package to prove I met the swap requirements to get feedback when a receiving partner flakes, like I saw a while ago on a swap sign-up post.)

I think I have poor communication skills right now  Tongue The "they" in this sentence: "If they send and it is confirmed as received they get positive feedback." is the MIA swapper... I completely agree that if someone goes MIA and never says a package was or was not received then that should NOT count against their partner, but I was saying the MIA swapper would still get positive feedback if the package they sent was received by the non MIA partner. Am I making sense? .....
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« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2011 08:06:53 PM »

The swap mods take situations like this on a case by case basis so the best thing to do is open a Help desk ticket with your concerns.  We definitely take into consideration if a partner is out of communication (or completely MIA) and has not confirmed receipt of their package, especially if the DC# confirms delivery; that should not reflect poorly on the sender.  Posting pictures are not a requirement of the Craftster Swap rules for either partner to receive POSITIVE feedback   Smiley
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