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« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2013 03:38:53 PM »

Sounds like a fun swap - I'd be in!

Thank you to the mods for working on some guidelines - you guys answered a few of the concerns/questions I had!
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« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2013 03:49:58 PM »

...Because no swap of this nature has been held on Craftster before, we're going to allow it as a trial run...

Um...it looks a lot like this [fairly old] swap...but the rules that Rackycoo spells out are pretty much the same as that swap used too...

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=380729.0#axzz2cpo1IsEh
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« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2013 04:00:18 PM »

Well, I stand corrected. Thanks, wwrich, for finding that.  Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2013 10:27:56 AM »

i have participated in a swap just like this and and organized one as well, on another site. it was sorta nerve wracking, but it ended up ok. in my experience, a lot of people just put junk in, and a few people put really nice things. a weird mishmash.
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« Reply #14 on: August 26, 2013 06:24:04 PM »

Thanks to Painted Sparrow for checking with the swap mods on this one! We've discussed it and here's what was decided. Because no swap of this nature has been held on Craftster before, we're going to allow it as a trial run, with the following conditions:

  • the first round should be limited it to a manageable number of swappers (no more than 10 participants). Further rounds may have more participants, but they should all be put into groups of no more than 10, in order to keep the swap from running on for many months at a time
  • swappers should either all be from the same country, or all from Europe
  • use a flat rate box for all shipments, so all the participants know the cost of sending before they sign up
  • specify a swap requirement. Each swapper should include at least one thing they craft, and should add in at least two or three quality supplies. Boxes should be sent to the next person with no less items than when they were received
  • specify a short turn around time for sending the box out once it's received. A week would probably be optional, with the first person in the chain getting two weeks to send. (Swappers can work ahead to be making the craft(s) and getting together supplies)
  • IF someone flakes, anyone in the chain that did not receive the box will have the swap feedback removed from their profile. Only the person who originally sent out the package will be eligible for a swap angel.
  • *optional, but highly recommended: add a requirement to join of having successfully sent on time and completed a few swaps, and carefully check potential participants' prior feedback to week out people with habitual poor communication and late sending

If someone does decide to run this swap, please let a swap mod know so we can help keep an eye on things and facilitate a fun swap for everyone!

If anyone has anything to add, or wishes to know how we came up with these rules, please feel free to post here or open a help desk ticket.

Thank you so much for talking with the mods about this & providing additional information & guidelines!

Some of it I was already planning for, like the time frame & flat rate box, because they would be lifted directly from the TGIMBOEJ guidelines that I linked to. But the stuff about flaking, feedback & swap requirements are very helpful!

I would really like to see this swap attempted, so I think I shall start drafting up something to start the sign ups. I was thinking a little something different than the linked "Pass the Parcel" swap, but I should hope it would be fun. Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: August 27, 2013 07:08:37 AM »

I would love to see this become a swap! It's a great idea!
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« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2013 12:20:39 PM »

This sounds like a cool swap idea!
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