How to Start a Swap
First choose the type of swap you want to have
. There are several different kinds of swaps available. They are broken down into categories as follows:Decide on the details of your swap
. The post below is a swap template. You don’t have to use this template, but it is pretty thorough as to what details should be included. Take a peak at other swaps that are posted to get an idea of what your title should look and how the swap detail is worded/laid out.
Your thread title should be descriptive and should give basic info
. Keep the title short. For example,
***New & Open*** SU Catalog swap, 10+1 due 03/25/09
or ***Open*** 6X6 Cake Recipe swap, 20+1 due 05/01/09
See Post #11
for more info on titles.
Do not make changes to the details of the swap if you already have people signed up.
If changes must be made, please make sure all your swappers are aware of the changes.
If you want to host more than one swap at a time, please avoid over-committing.
Do not have too many swaps going. Consider time needed to set up, monitor, respond to questions, sort and mail swaps. Multiple swaps take more time. As per the new swap forum rules, hostesses may only have 5 swaps open at one time.
A swap is considered "Open" until all the swaps have been swapped out and mailed. In other words, once the swaps leave the hostess's home, the swap is closed.
Please Note: Swaps can ONLY be started by members that have more than 25 posts.