We have just added a new section to our Marketplace: Swaps!
Swaps can be a lot of fun and a great way to meet new people, but they can also be an opportunity for disappointment. With the recent popularity of holiday and themed swaps, the moderators have been getting more complaints about people who are receiving items that are far below the value of the items called for in the swap description... and some people aren't receiving anything at all! This "swaplifting" is becoming a problem.
For this reason, we've decided to limit who can start swaps as well as who may participate. People who have "Full Marketplace Access" may host swaps, and anyone with even limited Marketplace Access may join!
In addition, Marketplace Feedback may be left for swaps. This feedback is the regular postive, neutral, and "flakey feedback" left in a member's individual feedback threads. The Problem Feedback subforum cannot be used for negative swap experiences. Repeated "flakey feedback" for Swaps will result in a member losing Swap privileges.
Please remember that receiving an item in a swap without sending one is stealing.
We will be moving existing, active swap threads to the Marketplace - Swaps subforum... and all new swap threads should be started there.
Because Swaps are now part of the Marketplace subforums they MAY NOT be "advertised" in discussion threads. This follows the DoA policy of not allowing business to be transacted outside of the Marketplaces.
Threads for finished swap picture exchanges can be posted into the Gallery - Meetups and Events subforum. These threads would be the place to share pictures of your received swap item and to say thanks to your swap-ee.
We hope you have a wonderful time and that this makes it easier to find and safer to host these fun exchanges.