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« Reply #30 on: February 10, 2012 07:02:01 PM »

Boy, do I know this feeling..I'm here looking at these old posts because I lost my temper, which I have never done before, and may have been a touch rude because of it. I've been a late sender once or twice in my time, and I have taken a week to post pics before...but I have worked really hard to change that, and to make sure I always keep everyone informed, send on time and pm everyone for everything at every stage. I get steamed when my partner doesn't extend me the same courtesy. Like many have said: no one twists our arms into joining swaps. We sign up of our own free will and agree to abide by the rules.


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« Reply #31 on: February 11, 2012 10:05:09 AM »

Not acknowledging is not cool.  My opinion is that if you have time to log on and join a swap, make a package, and ship it...you can log on and tell your partner and the organizer that you received.  That the bare minimum.  Now as far as how soon after it has arrived...I give about a few days before I start PMing. I know people are busy.  Heck, I'm busy.  I get it.  BUT for the love of all things crafty, it doesn't take that much effort to PM folks and let them know. 

Pics...while its nice if people post them, I always take my own so I can and will post them myself if necessary. 

HOWEVER, a side note about this whole acknowledgement thing.  For some swaps, not acknowledging isn't just rude, its disruptive to the swap.  Several craftster swaps (OWS, Pinterest...ongoing types where you "claim" your partner) are set up so that the person who sent to you CANNOT claim again until you have acknowledged that you received. So its doubly insulting to the sender who then has to hound the person to find out if he/she received in order to claim again. And yes, if you have a DC it can help but not all packages are shipped within the US and not all Post Offices are good about using them.  I don't know.  I just feel its easy.  1. Receive a package.  2. At the very least PM your partner.  It'd be nice if you'd PM the organizer too but at the very least let someone know. 

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« Reply #32 on: February 11, 2012 04:06:49 PM »

I'd like to note that if you receive in a swap you do need to pm your organizer as well as your partner.  Your organizer needs to know in order to update your partner's feedback and like everyone says, it really is polite to thank your partner and let them know that you have received their package.  Communication makes for a much more pleasant swap for everyone Smiley

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