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For Newbies #4: The blind flat envie swap.

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For Newbies #4: The blind flat envie swap.
Swap Coordinator:Petaltea (contact)
Swap categories: Newbie 
Number of people in swap:30
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Last day to signup/drop:November 14, 2020
Date items must be sent by:November 19, 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 fourth in a series of 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)

For this swap you’ll prepare ahead of time an envie (envelope) with 2 goodies in it. You don’t know who your partner is yet and therefore you can’t look at their profile (that’s the blind part!) When I started out here at swapbot I had no idea what blind or envie meant hahaha. Now I do.

The goodies can be stickers, a tea bag, bits and pieces of ephemera or washi tape. Anything that fits into a flat envelope.

Upon receiving the swap, rate immediatley and write something in the comments! For example “ Got your swap today, thank you!”.

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.

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


Petaltea 11/19/2020 #

If there are any problems contact me!

Petaltea 11/20/2020 #

Deadline has passed. 3 people have still not gotten back to me. I have messaged all 3 today. If I hear anything at all I will let their partners know. I will angel if necessary and the partners can then rate them a 1.

I will keep everyone up to date. Thank you.


Petaltea 11/20/2020 #

I have been in touch with “the leftovers”. All seems to be well.

kizzlets 12/ 7/2020 #

Hello, it appears my partner did not receive my mail. Unfortunately, I was not contacted about this. I will be sending my partner a message for a follow up and will be doing a resend. Had I known she did not receive something, I would have immediately done a resend. Just makes me sad when I get a silent rating. kizzlets

kizzlets 12/ 7/2020 #

Just an FYI, I originally sent some recipe cards and a blank bird notecard to my partner. I will be doing another resend with tracking.

kizzlets 12/ 7/2020 #
kizzlets 12/ 7/2020 #

Hi, just sent a resend to my partner today December 7, 2020 with tracking. I have no idea what happened to my first envelope, all it had was a rubber stamp on it, no washi tape or anything. Sigh....

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