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For Newbies #1 The Postcard

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For Newbies #1 The Postcard
Swap Coordinator:Petaltea (contact)
Swap categories: Newbie 
Number of people in swap:13
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Last day to signup/drop:November 6, 2020
Date items must be sent by:November 10, 2020
Number of swap partners:1



As a newbie, I know it can be hard to get started on swapbot. Some swaps don’t allow not-rated or just joined swappers. So how can you get rated if your not allowed to join swaps?

It’s important to realise that building up a good swapbot reputation takes time. It does not happen overnight. Take swapbot seriously. Log in often. Read the discussions. Check your hosts and fellow swappers profiles.

This will be the first of three swaps to help you wet your toes in the world of swapbot. Because our goal here is to develop good swapbot habits and build up a solid and honest profile (not with ratings boosters)

Send 1 postcard to your partner. This postcard is sent naked (no envelope) and it must have either a flower, animal or landscape on it. You are to introduce yourself and write down the country you live in. Don’t forget to write down the name of this swap and your swapbot name.

Upon receiving the postcard, rate immediatley and write something in the comments! For example “ Got your postcard today, thank you!”. Do not give any hearts. This is not the moment.

If you have any 1’s or 3’s this swap is not for you and you won’t be allowed.

Non rated newbies : Yes, but I will look at your profile first. If you just joined last week then I will message you. If you don’t answer right away then that will say it all. If your name has come up somewhere where people think you are a double profiler or a “ seasonal swapper” then you will be banned.

With these newbie swaps I will check your profiles (A good credible swapper ALWAYS checks profiles).

Take the time to fill out your profile. What are your likes and dislikes but also write a little about yourself. Don’t be vague.

This swap has a fast turnaround date so keep an eye on it.


joyfulsmile 11/ 4/2020 #

Hi everyone, I'm a brand new newbie from New Zealand. I have also just joined Postcrossing. I want to start collecting and sending postcards. So I'm looking forward to this swap to get my collection started. 😁

ChristieCupcake 11/ 8/2020 #

Hey joyfulsmile! I am newish too, just started Postcrossings a couple months ago and this site very recently. Do you have an Instagram? Mine is @ChristieCupcakeMail

Petaltea 11/13/2020 #

One participant has not sent. I have contacted this person but it looks like they made an account and then left. I have contacted the partner as well. I have angeled.

Robyn ( Petaltea)

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