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All swappers must read
Posted 28 July 2005 - 07:57 PM
This type of behavior has a souring effect on people’s attitudes toward participating in swaps on this web site.
Before you join or even host a swap make sure you have ample time in your schedule to complete your flies and make a note of which swaps you have joined and when the deadlines are.
And please read and understand the rules of each swap before joining.
Dropping out of swap for legitimate reasons is understandable, but if not meeting your swap obligations become a common practice.
Please be advised that the management and moderators will be starting to keep track of how many time individual swappers drop out of swaps and any excessive noncompliance and your screen name will end up on a list that Swap meisters can view to determine if they want you in the swap that they're hosting.
Posted 28 July 2005 - 08:07 PM
We understand that things to come up that take a higher priority and are out of your control. It is only those who do this repeatedly that we are looking to weed out.
Posted 01 January 2006 - 04:00 PM
Myself and the other mods have noticed and been discussing a growing problem here. Awhile back OSD posted a notice to all swappers to make sure that you are on time for any swaps you decide to join, and yet if anything we notice that things have done nothing but get worse over the past 6 months. It seem's to be common practice for swappers lately to wait till the week before the deadline to tie and then send thier flies to the SM, that is NOT the way a swap should be done, that not only makes it hard for the swapmeister but in 90% of the cases it prolongs the swap because of time restraints for the flies to get to the SM by the due date. Another problem is there are guys that spend extra money to next day air their flies so they are there by the due date and then the swap ends up being extended because of a number of swappers that still don't have their flies to the SM on time, so that guy that spent the extra $5/10 to get his flies to the SM on time is just screwed because of the other late swappers.
It's pretty simple guys and it doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand this.....If you don't have time to fulfill your commetment to get the flies to the SM on time then DONT join the swap! And furthermore the due date is the date that the flies have to be in the SM's hands...NOT the date that the flies need to be in the mail. So if you live out of the country and you know darn well that your flies take 2 weeks transit time then make sure you mail them at least 2 weeks before the deadline, not 2 days before the deadline.
These things should be self-explainatory and we really should not have to even bring them up, but this is simply getting out of control and we will not let late swappers ruin the name of FTF swaps that we have all worked so hard to uphold. We have warned in the past that we would start keeping a list of swappers that held up swaps and we are now doing that. If we notice a trend where someone is late a couple time in a short period then that person will be banned from participating in anymore swaps.
This has been agreed upon by all the mods and everyone will be watching the swaps to make sure things are run in a smooth easy manner.
Posted 01 January 2006 - 04:20 PM
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Posted 01 January 2006 - 04:43 PM
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Posted 01 January 2006 - 08:12 PM
I think its a great idea!!!
Posted 01 January 2006 - 08:20 PM
I was involved in several swaps last year that went well. I got stuck on two swaps (3 dozen flies) I eventually got my flies back, but have not participated since. My tying time is too valuable. I will probably get involved again, knowing the Mods are keeping watch; who knows I may even host now that the word has gone out.
Posted 01 January 2006 - 10:24 PM
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Posted 01 January 2006 - 10:46 PM
Let's not let this thread go South. It's just a reminder to get swap flies in on time.
Posted 24 October 2008 - 01:20 AM
I really enjoy swaps, but that one is leaving a bad taste in my mouth. Glad to see someone is doing something about it here.
Posted 01 February 2010 - 08:38 PM
OK, lets blame someone else because your flies weren't ready on time to be shipped on the cheap.