Postcard Exchange : Round 7

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  1. Nige

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    Round 7 of the APUG Postcard Exchange is calling for participants.

    Current (and new participants who've already sent their info) members have been/will be emailed so no need to reply here. Anyone else with an interest, read on...

    We have 'rounds' of postcards where everyone on the list sends everyone else a postcard during the 'print and post' month which occurs each 3mths (4 times a year). I believe there will be 40 plus participants this round so think about the time and postage costs before signing up. Future rounds may be split into groups but that discussion will take place leading up to Round 8. Last month we had 35 and this month I've already got 11 new participants and one person dropping out.

    The postcards are predominately B&W prints, but there have been alternative processes (some stunning examples). Anythings welcome.
    More info at http://www.apug.org/forums/showthread.php?t=26912

    The upcoming schedule is :

    Round 7
    May : Sign on
    June : Print and Post
    July : R&R

    If you're interested, email ( nigel@apug.org ) or PM, your full name, address, APUG name and an email I can contact you at (I send out the mailing list)

    Cheers!
     
  2. Bob F.

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    How many have we got signed up so far Nige?

    Cheers

    Mike
     
  4. Nige

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    35 at the moment
     
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    Update of committed participants :

    APUGer

    Edited to remove chance of confusion!
     
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    Did David Goldfarb send his postcards out for Round#6? If you have David then I apologize because I didn't get one yet and maybe it got lost?

    I also didn't receive Luis, Ray Heath's or Jim Moore's?
     
  7. Nige

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    David is doing a Round 6 & 7 combo... he'll be good!
     
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    That's great, Nige. I didn't mean to sound like a jerk but it's possible that people sent out their cards and I just didn't get them. I'm just trying to rule that out.

    I'm a little confused about why someone would sign up for another exchange if they didn't honour their previous commitment. If anyone didn't receive my postcard I would hope that they would let me know so I could send another one.
     
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    wow that's almost 50 people. this is going to be cool.
     
  10. Kevin Caulfield

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    Well, the good thing is that the participation rate has improved from about 60% in round 1 to about 90% or better now. When several people dropped out after round one I assumed they were non-participants, but every one of them had sent cards in round one. Conversely, several who didn't send cards in round one continued to sign up for later rounds.
     
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    So, if you don't send any cards and keep signing up for rounds you keep getting postcards?
     
  12. David A. Goldfarb

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    I've always sent them out without counting how many I got back.

    Sorry folks about the delay on round 6. I'm going to print 6 and 7 back to back, like I did with 4 and 5 (the two Asbury Park photos).
     
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    Can't say I've been counting. I send them out, I post a note a week or so later saying to contact me if you don't receive it. I receive a random number in my letter box... Seems to work OK. No doubt some heading my way go missing in the post, others are never sent. As long as the numbers never sent are small, I don't give a whatsit: I'm not gonna sit down and check each postcard I receive off against the mailing list - life is far too short.

    If someone is deliberately receiving and not sending, best of luck to them - I hope they find a few postcards suitable recompense for such a sad and pointless existence that it dictates that they indulge in such absurd behaviour.

    They won't of course.

    Cheers, Bob.
     
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    hi guys,
    I've not yet done mine either, i humbly apologise

    all your works are great, i've some favourites of course, but each of them has a certain quality, value and 'specialness'

    excuse(s)/sad story(ies), lack of time, study, family & work commitments, equipment prob... i think you get the message

    sorry
    can i also do a combined 6&7
    i promise to be good in the future

    ps guys i didn't actually sign up again, i didn't know till right now that i'm committed again

    thnx
    Ray
     
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    I've got my postcard paper and I'm ready to start printing this week or next. I can't wait to see everyody's work.
     
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    I can't get postcard paper so will use some paper cut to size. Looking forward to the next round. :smile: Kindest regards, Nicole
     
  18. Nige

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    looks like I stuffed up, that list has everyone in Round 6 plus new people minus a couple that have replied 'no'. I know where I stuffed up... so here's the revised list (Ray, please confirm via PM if you want to do a David and send 2 rounds together! I know where to find you!!! :smile:

    Nic, if you want a box, I'll send you one... PM/Email me.

    Round 7 Postcarders
    Edit : see last posting of names for latest list
     
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    Had we known, some us could have scooped up more of the postcard packets Ilford was giving away at the conference and sent you some. Maybe if you asked Simon nicely :wink: , you might get a box or two.

    art.
     
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    I've got my box of postcard paper now, and will be doing my prints mid-late June.
     
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    Sorry Nige,

    Didn't mean to jump to conclusions! Thanks for organizing the postcard exchange. Your efforts are much appreciated. I just bought a box of postcard paper ready for the next exchange. Now I just have to develop all my films from China!
     
  22. Nige

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    Latest List... Let me know if you think you should be on the list... or if you are and shouldn't! 40 peoples at the moment!

    Round 7 Participants
    see below
     
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    Hey Nige,
    I didn't reply earlier because I didn't think that I would be able to pull off 35+ cards, but I think that I've become addicted, so please sign me up for this round!
    Thanks,
    Todd
     
  24. Nige

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    Updated list as @ 31/5/06 - 44 participants

    Round 7 Participants
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    Ok, here's the FINAL list... 46 participants! Address files will be emailed in a jiffy, if you don't get it, let me know!

    APUG_name
    Aggie
    Ailsa
    b1ltr1te
    Ben Taylor
    BirgerA
    blackmelas
    Bob F.
    Buster6X6
    BWKate
    Dave Miller
    David A. Goldfarb
    Derek Lofgreen
    Dharmendra
    Ellenmarie
    FrankB
    glbeas
    Gordrob
    gr82bart
    highpeak
    Jersey Vic
    jhavard
    jknotzke
    k_jupiter
    Kevin Caulfield
    komet
    leeturner
    Mark Fisher
    Markok765
    meltronic
    metod
    Mick Fagan
    mikeg
    Nancy
    Nicole Boenig McGrade
    Nige
    pandino
    Paul Sorensen
    Peter Schrager
    Ray Heath
    reellis67
    shmoo
    simulatordan
    SteveH
    toddstew
    Tom Kershaw
    tommy5c
     
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    Nige,

    Thanks for putting the work into getting the mailing the list in the label format. Very handy, especially given that my handwriting is barely legible.

    Mine will be trickling into the postal system starting next week...