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Topic: What can organizers do about lousy swap items/disappointed swappers?  (Read 20250 times)
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« Reply #100 on: March 23, 2007 11:54:26 AM »

This topic has been discussed quite a bit around here.  Pretty much, you suck it up and carry on.  Through the course of swapping, I've found that you win some, you lose some and in the end, it all evens out.  

i'm very happy to hear that... because i'm not quitting this swapping-business  Wink i like it too much.

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« Reply #101 on: March 23, 2007 01:56:44 PM »

Here ya go! https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=101393.90

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« Reply #102 on: March 29, 2007 05:42:47 PM »

Level of ability, effort, etc are very difficult to define. There are situations though, that I think something needs to be commented in feedback, even if they technically meet the swap requirements for positive feedback. I saw one example on the boards (I'm being vague, won't mention the swap or anything, and there are TONS of galleries:)) where someone spent a lot of time on what they sent and received something I'm still in shock about, weeks after I saw it. While the receiver did run a risk of not receiving as much nice stuff because they went so far above the requirements, this was unfair.

The most important thing about this is that after seeing the item, I went back through the threads the sender had posted in, previous swaps, etc. All the other items crafted for this person (especially for themselves) were in a different league than what was sent in the swap. I was talking to my sister about it, and we agreed it looked more like the sender's little child had made it.

I don't know the full story of the swap, but it was obvious the receiver was upset. I think if there is a concern about effort, it should be based off of the crafter's other works, especially created for themselves, rather than anyone else's scale of measuring ability and effort.

whew! hope that makes sense. The end is the most important:) This is one of the scary parts about swapping, and I'm still nervous, even though my first swap buddy was AWESOME Grin
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« Reply #103 on: March 31, 2007 02:31:47 PM »

I'm in my first swap and this thread is making me really angst-ridden Cry

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« Reply #104 on: March 31, 2007 02:36:30 PM »

Since the other swap was locked... I'm going to merge this one and lock it again.  No sense in beating a dead horse. Cheesy

I think both types of items have been discussed and many views have been shared.  I am going to lock the thread to prevent further personal information & details from being posted.

As Stifflersmom & I have both said, if a swapper doesn't follow the rules (for instance - they purchase all store bought items & the swap specifically said to craft items), then the organizer can note it in their feedback.  But if, in your opinion, the crafted item was not adequate, there is nothing that can really be done.  Contact a swap mod or any mod if you need help/have questions.

If you have anything you think could truly assist anyone in these situations (that has not already been mentioned) please PM me & I'll unlock it so you can contribute.

Thanks all!
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