Single Status Update
---Please note: This message was originally posted May 30th to Steeldrifter but had not received a response.---
I just joined your site. I am coming over from being a 10+ year member of the FAOL (FLYANGLERSONLINE.COM) site. I did participate as well as host on a few swaps over there over the years and would like to do the same here. I did read that a member must participate in at least 3 swaps on this site before they may host one. If you simply search the site under my screen name of WWKimba or my name Kim Bowman you'll see my contributions to that site and, yes, I am still a Senior Member in good standing and if you follow the forum threads you'll see that the swaps I hosted and participated in were well received. Also, this site has a "Reputation" numerical assignment (Under "W" page 11 of the "Members" section) and you'll see mine is quite respectable.
I am asking if there is a waver available due to a person's history on other sites? If not I am happy to abide by your rules, in fact I do agree with the spirit of them. Let me know.
If this helps any a couple of swaps I'd like to offer will be a "Wee Irish Dance Swap" - a micro jig swap and repeat a multiple month swap I ran about 9 years ago on FAOL a ROYGBV Swap - a different color fly each month, think rainbow. Also, I love working with youth and newer tiers and am working on a set of multiple month swaps open to all but aimed to support a newer tier. First 4 months would cover Dubbing Patterns, Chenille Patterns, Bucktail Patterns and Deer/Elk Body Hair patterns. And if more topics are added they would be on a 3-4 month swap offering as well - it's a challenge for many experienced tiers to try and commit to a FOTM type swap over a longer period I've found. The thought is to 1) help them possibly slowly increase their store of tying materials, have some patterns that they can tie with these new materials and have the more experienced participants give hints/tips on their particular pattern. In a nutshell give them a chance to mentor. I usually like to run multiple month swaps from October to March.
Hope this helps and thanks for your consideration.