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    Swap Policies

    Susie D
    Sun May 05, 2013 8:18 pm
    Forum Host
    Swap Policies~ Please Read!

    The following policies are in effect for all swaps hosted in the Contest & Events forum.


    1) Signing up for a swap:
    If you sign up for a swap you are agreeing to follow all of the rules of an individual swap & the policies set forth here. These include checking in with the host when you contact, send, & receive your packages in the correct thread as well as meeting all deadlines and budgets set by the swap host. All swap info will be on page 1 of the thread.
    Partners should be randomly assigned by the host and all participants should be willing to swap with the assigned partner.

    2) Deadlines:
    Each swap host outlines the package ship deadlines for his/her swap. By signing up you are agreeing to send your package by this date!! The deadlines must be adhered to. There will no longer be the option to extend the deadline by agreement between partners. Any late shippers will be added to a
    "slow swapper" list for 180 days. If an individual is placed on the list twice within any 6 month period they will then be placed on probation and not allowed to participate in swaps for the following 90 days. No allowances will be made to this policy. We do realize stuff happens even to the most organized of us. An illness, an emergency, an unexpected bill can impact our best laid plans. This is why we elected to go with "slow swapper" and it taking two separate events to add one to the probation list. The key is to communicate between partners & swap host so a name isn't moved to the Bad Swapper List.
    The tag SSL will be placed beside the names on pg in the swap. One such tag is a warning and does NOT mark the person in any way as a 'bad swapper.' They were simply late and issued a warning.

    Everyone is required to post in the swap threads at least 4 times:
    1) signing up for the swap
    2) when contact is made with your assigned partner
    3) when your package is shipped to your partner
    4) when you receive a package from your partner

    3) Budgets:
    Each swap sets their own budget & each swapper is expected to spend at least the minimum amount. If you elect to spend more on a partner's package that is up to you as an individual, but your partner is not expected to do the same. The budget does NOT include postage.
    Recently more complaints have been lodged concerning package contents. We have no way of policing contents between swappers. By signing up to swap with someone you don't know you do need to be aware there is a chance you won't be thrilled with your package. You may also love everything you get & make a lifelong friend.

    4) International Partners:
    We are aware international shipping takes time & costs more. If you agree to swap internationally, be prepared to wait for your package & be prepared to faint at the post office when they tell you how much your package costs to send. LOL Each swap will give you the opportunity to decline or accept swapping internationally during sign up. International partners are given extra time before being placed on a bad swapper list as packages do take time to arrive. They are however expected to follow the shipping deadline. It is YOUR responsibility though to contact the swap host when your package does arrive.

    5) Bad Swapper List:
    If a partner fails to send a package the name is forwarded to me by the swap host. The name is then placed on the Bad Swapper list and this person is banned from participating in all future swaps or events in this forum until the situation is resolved. I do contact them to try to help rectify the situation & be sure the information I have is correct. The only way a name is removed from the list is to send a package. Yelling at the Forum Host won't help anyone get their name removed from the list. icon_wink.gif
    We have had successes in the past. Many times though this does nothing for the current partner. It does however prevent someone else from being burned by the same swapper.

    6) Dropping Out of a Swap:
    If you see that for some reason you will be unable to participate and need to remove yourself from a swap there is no penalty for doing so as long as you contact the swap host before partners are announced. Dropping out after partners are posted results in being placed on the Slow Swapper List.


    Please do not post in this thread.
    I am trying to keep it a read only thread. icon_wink.gif
    Susie D
    Wed May 08, 2013 12:03 am
    Forum Host
    Hosting A Swap?

    So how do you plan & host a successful swap?
    Who can host?
    Where do the ideas come from?
    What are the rules?

    Susie D
    Wed May 08, 2013 12:05 am
    Forum Host
    Previous Swaps

    Susie D
    Wed May 08, 2013 12:06 am
    Forum Host

    Susie D
    Wed May 08, 2013 12:07 am
    Forum Host
    Please do not post in this thread.

    I am trying to keep it a read only thread. icon_wink.gif

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