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Topic: grrrr :( Swap organizer flaked on me. What can I do?  (Read 1398 times)
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« on: November 14, 2005 10:04:28 PM »

i was flaked on by a *swap organizer*! my package from her is over a month overdue. this person actually gave herself positive feedback for the swap in question! she also received my package just fine but refuses to update my feedback. now when i check her feedback i see that she has very recently been asked not to join any more swaps.
is there anything i can do? i'm guessing she won't be arranging any swap angels for me or the other person who got flaked on, and i'm also guessing that my package won't be arriving any time soon as she lied about it's whereabouts twice! argh!!
any suggestions? advice would be greatly appreciated!
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« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2005 10:09:28 PM »

what swap was it? and where do you live (country)? you might be able to "pick up" a random swap angel (if I can help, I will!). As for the swapper in question, I'd just PM the swap board organisers and make it clear what's happened. Keep any PM-s you've got from them as proof. Sorry about your bad experience!
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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2005 10:18:18 PM »

I'm going to PM you right now and see what we can do...
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« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2005 11:12:01 PM »

thank you so much for your advice and help- i have pm'd you in reply Meow!! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2005 09:10:36 AM »

i dont find it wrong at all to find yourself a swap angel.. you took part in a swap and held up to your obligations and if you were flaked on, by anyone, even an organizer, someone WILL craft for you. im sure the swap angel mods will do anything they can to help you find someone to craft for yoU!
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« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2005 09:59:51 AM »

i was flaked on by a *swap organizer*! my package from her is over a month overdue. this person actually gave herself positive feedback for the swap in question! she also received my package just fine but refuses to update my feedback. now when i check her feedback i see that she has very recently been asked not to join any more swaps.

I feel your pain, I had the same exact thing happen to me on the sushi swap! I also had someone flake on me on the Series of Unfortunate Events swap, and then my swap angel flaked on me too.
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« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2005 10:20:41 AM »

i was flaked on by a *swap organizer*! my package from her is over a month overdue. this person actually gave herself positive feedback for the swap in question! she also received my package just fine but refuses to update my feedback. now when i check her feedback i see that she has very recently been asked not to join any more swaps.

I feel your pain, I had the same exact thing happen to me on the sushi swap! I also had someone flake on me on the Series of Unfortunate Events swap, and then my swap angel flaked on me too.

i wonder what we would do in a situation like this, about a swap angel flaking, so we put that in profiles, or no? because they really didnt SIGN up for the swap but they offered to make something..hmmm
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« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2005 12:38:59 PM »

thanks so much for all your help & advice! meow was a great help!
the package actually arrived about a week after this post, over a month past the send-by date. which, if i hadn't been patient, i would have complained about earlier but i tried to give the benefit of the doubt.
flakers suck whether it's sending extremely late with no contact with you or not sending at all, they should both be considered flaking... !
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« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2005 12:45:55 PM »

I know how you feel. I was flaked on in a swap and the organizer won't even answer my PMs. Well, she did once, but she kind of took the flaker's side!!! I PMed her again last night .. but nothing yet. It's been almost 3 months.

And the bad part is, the organizer gave the flaker positive feedback.
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« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2005 06:20:44 PM »

If you are flaked on please contact myself or The Meow Wont Purr. Only the organizers are supposed to post on the swap angel boards. If they flake we'll take care of it for you. Read the swap angel How to post thread for details.
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