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Postcard Penpals (EDITED!)

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Postcard Penpals (EDITED!)
Swap Coordinator:nyanSan (contact)
Swap categories: Postcards 
Number of people in swap:55
Location:International
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Rating requirement:4.97
Last day to signup/drop:June 17, 2014
Date items must be sent by:June 30, 2014
Number of swap partners:2
Description:

I love exchanging postcards and letters, how about you? Sometimes letters are long and very time consuming to write and at other times just a simple postcard with a beautiful image can make your day brighter. Whatever the reason is, if you're going to join this swap, please join because you're searching for people to become postcard penpals with.

For this swap you will have 2 partners to whom you'll be sending 1 postcard each. Read your partners' profiles and buy a card that will make your partner happy. It can be a card featuring a theme from their likes or their wishlist or just a card you believe would make your partner smile. Don't send anything from your partners' dislikes.

On the back of the card please introduce yourself.

Also, please include your address so your partners can write you back.

EDIT: The postcard should be sent naked. If you wish to send it in an envelope please message your partners beforehand and ask if it's ok with them.

No unresolved 1s or 3s, rating requirement is at least 4.97. I will go over the participants and I reserve the right to ban anyone for whatever reason. I want us to have fun and get to know new people we can befriend so I want to minimize any risk of flaking.

Discussion

eelliott 06/ 3/2014 #

I'm a newbie so don't meet the minimum rating, but I would love to join this swap if at all possible?

nyanSan 06/ 3/2014 #

@eelliott Unfortunately no, but I would love to exchange a postcard with you if you want to become penpals :).

h3yitsbeth 06/ 8/2014 #

I am also new around here. If nobody lets us join the swaps, then how can we get any rating? Please help.

nyanSan 06/ 8/2014 #

@h3yitsbeth you need to find newbie friendly swaps. Use the search to find them. For example, I have one swap I opened up for newbies http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/175844. You can try joining it. Also, in the forums, there is a thread of people who want to help newbies gain ratings (I'm one of those people). If you'd like a private swap with me or any other person, you can always send a private message and request a swap of this kind. This way you can get some ratings that show you're a responsible swapper. There are just so many newbies that end up flaking so many don't let them into all of their swaps.

nyanSan 06/ 8/2014 #

also, newbie helpers group is a very good group, you can join it and swap there to get some ratings and learn how stuff work.

femkevd 06/14/2014 #

Must you send the postcard 'naked'? Because if I have to write my address on the card, there won't be much space left for writing a message.

nyanSan 06/15/2014 #

@femkevd I didn't mention it in the description and edited now. You should ask your partner if it's ok with her/him to get the postcard in an envie. There are many people who would prefer to get it naked though.

femkevd 06/15/2014 #

I'll do that. Thanks for the quick reply! :)

tkichinka 06/17/2014 #

For all the newbies: I understand your pain! However, there is a solution for you to get some ratings! If you click on the link that says "find swaps" there will be a little box for you to highlight categories. A category that is listed is "newbie." That way you can find swaps that are newbie friendly so you can accumulate some ratings!

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