|Swap Coordinator:||pumpkinniki (contact)|
|Swap categories:||Random Items Miscellaneous Newbie|
|Number of people in swap:||48|
|Location:||Regional - USA|
|Type:||Type 3: Package or craft|
|Last day to signup/drop:||October 19, 2009|
|Date items must be sent by:||November 19, 2009|
|Number of swap partners:||1|
I made this swap to help newbies proove themselves so they may build the requirements for future swaps. Everyone will send to 1 partner. When you are assigned your partner, scope out their profile. Then, send them something you believe they will love based on their profile. If you want a decent rating, send something nice. If you don't send something nice, you will likely get a bad rating which may keep you from qualifying for future swaps. Please no flakers! And please rate your partner accurately.
You can send bought or handmade items. A postcard is not good enough. Think 3D!
Requirements: ~Fully filled profile. (I will be monitoring!) ~NO "no sends"
OPEN TO MEN AND WOMEN!
The following is emailed to all participants. Check your email inbox. Since this is a newbie swap, expect me to be here walking you thru the swap process.
You have been approved for the Profile Surprises for Newbies Swap. Look to the top right of the swap page for a link to view who you send to, a link for when you've sent your item, and a link for rating your partner and coordinator when the surprise is received. I have reviewed every participant's profile and I've been able to come up with a gift idea for each (no, I won't share the ideas). However, if you are hard pressed to come up with something, feel free to contact your partner about adding more to his/her profile. Do not ask for something specific! That ruins the surprise! And if you have allergies, please put them on your profile.
When you send your package, please be sure to write the name of the swap somewhere on the box along with your screen name. Please include a small letter inside letting your partner know what part of his/her profile inspired the gift. Since some gift ideas take longer than others, if after 2 weeks of the deadline passing you have not received your gift, please notify me. If for any reason you believe you may be late sending the gift, please contact your partner before the deadline passes. When all is "said and done" and time for rating: a 1 is if the person didn't send anything, a 3 is for if you got something but the swap requirements were not met, a 5 is for if you got something and the requirements are met, and a heart is for if you felt the person went "above and beyond" so to speak and sent something extra special. And the star is for if you felt the coordinator did a swell job. Remember, the numbers are not rating if you like what you recieved! In the case of a swap like this one, if there is a logical reason your partner thought you would like your gift, but you happened to not like it, then you still must rate a 5. You can always use that item in a future swap for someone else that will like it.
Please use common sense. There is no monetary minimum or maximum limits, but keep this example in mind: A $5 hallmark greeting card may not mean as much to someone as a ornament made from all recycled items that costs $0 to make! I, also, can't encourage you enough to send as soon as possible and not to wait til the last minute! The sooner you send, the sooner you get your ratings built up, the sooner you gain the access to the many swaps that don't allow newbies!
Thank you and happy swapping!
PS: Please do not reply to this email as it is being sent from a never checked email account. Contact me thru swap-bot if you have any questions. Thanks!
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