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OOPS Stream of Consciousness (SOC) Ltr. AUG

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Swap Coordinator:Bhindblueeyes (contact)
Swap categories: Challenges  Letters & Writing  Miscellaneous 
Number of people in swap:3
Location:International
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Last day to signup/drop:July 29, 2020
Date items must be sent by:August 14, 2020
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

Welcome back to my monthly SOC Ltr. swap! If you're new here, welcome to you too! :)

OOPS VERSION - PLEASE READ
Recently, it came to my attention that some SB members who do not meet the 4.98 rating requirement are interested in this swap. Therefore, I am hosting an OOPS version. This version will be for members with a 4.95 overall rating and higher, BUT there are expectations that must be met. Double profiles, drama llamas, non-raters, etc. will continue to be banned - all requirements are clearly listed below. Those with a 4.95 rating clearly have some unresolved 1s or some 3s. I will review each of these carefully. If your score is below a 5.0 due to circumstances beyond your control: a difficult partner, a retalirate, etc., you will stay. If you were a straight up flaker and have not attempted to make swaps right (still owing to active SB members, no response comments on your poor ratings, etc.), you will be banned. With that being said, to show you understand these expectations, comment OOPS in the comments. If you don't follow directions, you will be banned, just like in my 4.98+ version. If you have any additional info. you'd like to share about your ratings, PM me.**

THE SWAP
This swap is fun on a variety of levels! I know many people are participating in the pen pal / snail mail hobby, and if you write your letters like I do, your letters tend to be focused and organized.

For this swap, you will write a letter, to ONE partner, based solely on stream of consciousness. Whatever enters your mind, no matter how random or nonsensical it may be to your partner, write it.

Example: After work, I may visit my Gma. I have not had pizza in three weeks. A cup of coffee is on its way to me because my colleague is amazing to me. I love Thursdays AKA Friday Jr.

This letter should be written in one sitting as not to lose the stream so the length requirement is reasonable: one standard 8.5X11 page (front only) or 1 letter set (typically, 2 smaller pages and a matching envelope). These are just examples to show expected length requirement; envelope doesn't have to match or other sized paper is Okay as long as it equals the same length

Letters can be handwritten OR typed. Some have expressed that typing is better for them in regards to stream of consciousness so they can keep up with their thoughts and their partner can read the letter.

These letters do NOT require a response. The initial topic / stream is writer's choice, and feel free to decorate the letter and the envelope!

Requirements
-Must have a rating no lower than a 4.95
-No recent 3s (received within the past 1 month). 3s older than 1 month will be looked at and evaluated.
-No 1s within the last 12 months. 1s older than 1 year will be looked at and evaluated.
-No late swaps on dashboard.
-At least 25 Type 2 under your belt
-If you are a known problem swapper, double profiler, heart beggar, drama llama, non-rater, or non-communicative, you may also be banned.
-Appropriate rating practices are expected.
-Newbies are welcome as long as you have a well constructed / detailed profile (I DO check).
-Recent LLO
-Complete (and real) names and addresses expected in your mailing info.
-And YES, mailing on time is also a requirement.

If you've been banned from one of my swaps, you didn't meet one or more of these requirements. If you think your ban was in error, please feel free to (politely) message me. I'm usually happy to do this swap privately :)

Remember to include the swap name and your user ID in your letter. Feel free to abbreviate / use "SOC Ltr"

Have fun with it!

Discussion

Burger1girl 07/ 9/2020 #

Ooooppss

jeka396 07/21/2020 #

OOPS

NRGordon 07/28/2020 #

Oops!

Bhindblueeyes 07/29/2020 #

OOPS!! :)

Bhindblueeyes 07/30/2020 #

Unfortunately, most were banned from this round. It's important to read instructions:

"With that being said, to show you understand these expectations, comment OOPS in the comments. If you don't follow directions, you will be banned"

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