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Newbie Niceties #3

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Swap Coordinator:DarbyFlats (contact)
Swap categories: Newbie 
Number of people in swap:24
Location:Regional - USA Only- I'm very sorry!
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Last day to signup/drop:July 8, 2010
Date items must be sent by:July 19, 2010
Number of swap partners:3

ni·ce·ty (ns-t) n. pl. ni·ce·ties

  1. A fine point, small detail, or subtle distinction: the niceties of etiquette.

Copied from: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/niceties


It's not easy being a newbie. I became hooked on swapping due to the awesome swappers that gave me a chance when I started. To them, I am eternally grateful. I'd like to carry that torch in their honor.

Being a semi-experienced swapper, I have a HUGE stash. It wasn't like that when I was a newbie. My intention is to start an open-ended series of swaps for newbies. The swap is non-specific on purpose. If you are unsure what your partner would smile about, send them a message. Communicate. Give them a few options of what you can provide and allow them to choose.

What To Do

Once partners are assigned, you can go to the swap's homepage. In the box to the right, you will find a clickable link that says: "See the partners you send to".

This will open a box with your partner's names and addresses. Please click on their swap-bot user name and it will take you to their profile.

Read their profile. Choose something that will make them smile. The smallest thing can cause such happiness. The idea is to send them something they will like and add a personal touch. Let them know you care.

Throwing five ribbons in an envelope is not showing you care, if you know what I mean. Suggestions include a personal note, decorate the envelope, an item from their wishlist, etc.


A well filled out profile. Three paragraphs is not enough. The intention of a profile is so I can get to know you and what you like a little better. (It doesn't need to be nearly as dramatic as my profile, lol!)

A small, lightweight, flat items wishlist. For example: notecards, address labels, postcards, stickers, etc. The goal is a simple, inexpensive swap.

Don't get all huffy if I ban you. I am more than willing to do private swaps with those I ban, providing I don't catch an attitude. I do what's best for ALL of my participants. I am always available to answer questions and help in any way I can.

Because I intend to angel all of my swaps, I read profiles carefully and I am strict with my requirements. I reserve the right to ban anyone for any reason. But, I will usually offer a private swap.

Happy Swapping!

ATTENTION, PLEASE: Because this is the next round, please be sure you have sent your previous swap out. I do not want to see newbies biting off more than the can chew (as I did, heehee) so I check carefully- what swaps you are in, if you are late on anything, your ratings, your profile (it should grow as you do as a swapper), etc.

Please also check out the group: [Newbie Niceties](http://www.swap-bot.com/group/3418c772cefbe55193a007f9aafe316d/about)




sunshineluvsu 07/ 5/2010 #

How will I know who I am assigned to?

DarbyFlats 07/ 5/2010 #

@sunshineluvsu When the sign up by date passes, there will be a clicky link that says "see the partners you send to". :)

ChuckInNY 07/ 6/2010 #

Hi .. just wondering if this would be okay ... just yes or no is all you need to say ...

DarbyFlats 07/ 6/2010 #

@ChuckInNY Yes. I understand the situation now and know you will send. :) Thanks for asking and explaining!

pestercat 07/ 7/2010 #

I am a newbie and I clicked on "Join swap" above. But, when I go to my profile it says I am currently no in any swaps. Is there a time frame before I will be able to see that I am included in the swap? Does this happen every time? Thx!!

pestercat 07/ 7/2010 #

TYPO in my comment - sorry. Should read: When I go to my profile it says I am currently NOT in any swaps.....

DarbyFlats 07/ 7/2010 #

@pestercat I do NOT see you in the participants list. If you joined, you'd be there. Try again. :) I will PM you, as well, to be sure you see this.

FoxRoxSox12 07/ 7/2010 #

i always love your swaps :)

DarbyFlats 07/ 7/2010 #

@FoxRoxSox12 Awww... thanks, sweetie! :)

thebeholder 07/ 8/2010 #

Just to be sure...after July 12th, I will be assigned to someone to swap with?

DarbyFlats 07/ 8/2010 #

You will be assigned your partner tomorrow. You need to have your items SENT and in the mail by the 12th. I hope this helps. :)

DarbyFlats 07/ 8/2010 #

Partners will be assigned Friday evening. I will extend the send date to the 14th, since partners won't be assigned immediately.

gtwins 07/10/2010 #

I still haven't gotten my partner...am I not permitted to join this swap

texasangel 07/10/2010 #

when will partners be assigned

DarbyFlats 07/10/2010 #

We had a family emergency. I am working my fastest! My apologies. I will try to be done checking profiles quickly.

gypsyinthecastle 07/10/2010 #

Hope everyone is ok. Will the delay change the deadline for mailing?

DarbyFlats 07/10/2010 #

I sent an e-mail to all the participants of this swap.

Partners are finally assigned.

gtwins 07/10/2010 #

glad everything is A-OK...and I got my partners...now to shop :)

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