- all proposed swaps must be run by the FOCD Project
Co-Ordinator (Carolyn Englert -firstname.lastname@example.org) before posting
to the list.
isn't a case of getting permission - rather a case of keeping the record
straight. We have had situations where two different people thought
they were in charge of a swap - this helps keeps our threads from getting
tangled. Also, Carolyn has a set of guidelines, developed after
a lot of experience doing swaps, which may help a first time swap host.
the swap is sent to the list, all interested parties must respond to
the person hosting that swap. The swap announcement must contain
any rules (i.e. - sign up dates, mailing dates, skill level preference,
type of swap, if a special pattern is to be used.)
Carolyn does keep track of all ongoing swaps, she does not handle the
sign-ups. Responding to the list to sign-up may result in your
email being missed by the swap host, and you not getting into the swap.
Email the swap host personally.
you get your partner, you should keep in touch with them-frequent emails,
etc. Part of the fun of a swap is in getting to know the other
person a little better. Many have made great friendships
for any reason, you are unable to mail the doll on time, please be sure
to let your partner know. Life happens to all of us-expect the
unexpected! DO NOT mail your doll until the other person is ready!
We can't say that often enough! ALL swaps must be mailed Priority
Mail, with either return receipt requested, or delivery confirmation
- insurance is up to you, although it is recommended.. However,
certainly one way of keeping the PO on their toes! Both only cost pennies
more-what are your priorities?
can get lost or ruined - pack them carefully, with either bubble
wrap or tissue-also be sure they are in a waterproof wrapping-like a
of finished swap dolls can be sent, as .jpg (jpegs), to Paul, Webmaster@thedollnet.com
or to Internet Visions Company, Att: Crafty College, POB 166, Milford,
you lose contact with your swap partner-do not mail! Contact the
swap host-she will then attempt to reach your partner. If she
is unable to do so, she will turn it over to Carolyn. If
the situation can not be resolved that person's name will be passed
on to future swap hosts as someone to watch out for. The swap
host can choose not to accept that person in future swaps because of
anyone who has been "stiffed" in a swap-that is sent a swap item, and
got nothing back, don't despair! We have a lovely group of anonymous
"angels" who will see that you get a swap-and they expect nothing in
anyone has any questions, please feel free to email Carolyn