[Revitalized] Blind Exchange -- Intro

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  1. kwmullet

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    Welcome to the Blind Exchange.

    In a nutshell, here's how the exchange works. I collect a list of
    participants, then arrange them in random order and send each person
    the name of the person after them on the list (with the last one
    getting the first name). Each person is expected to send one
    photography "product" to the person whose name they receive. Their
    intended recipient could be located anywhere from the same city to
    the other side of the world, so be prepared to send your photography
    on a long, one-way trip. As participants receive the work of their
    fellow members, they are encouraged to post thanks, critiques,
    comments, and discussion to this thread.

    The Blind Exchange will run in three month cycles:


    • Month 1: members volunteer to participate.
    • Month 2: products are made and sent.
    • Month 3: rest.

    This time around, members will volunteer to participate in January.
    Photography will be made and sent in February. March will be a
    month of rest before the next cycle.

    Each member who participates in the blind exchange should agree to
    the following participant expectations:
    • Participants will be asked to send one analog photography
      product by the last day of month 2 to a user whose name,
      userid and mailing address they will receive on APUG as a
      private message.
    • "analog photography product" could include a minilab
      print from a slide or negative, a polaroid print, a handmade
      proof or custom print, a contact sheet , slide or alt
      process print. I'd also like to open up the possibilities
      to negatives, if someone wants to give up a negative for
      the exchange, it will give them a chance to do things like
      share the effects of different film/developer combinations
      or exposure approaches on the negative.
    • Each participant must supply a name and mailing address
      at which they can receive their product. Additionally, each
      participant agrees that their own name, userid and mailing
      address may be released to other APUG members in the
      exchange.
    • Each participant acknowledges by joining that they might
      draw a name and address of an exchangee that is on the
      other side of the world, and they should be prepared to
      send their product that far.
    • [Added 03Jan2005] All products will be sent on a one-way
      trip. The actual negatives, prints or transparencies will
      become the property of the recipients, although the rights
      to the image will remain the property of the original
      photographer.
    • If a participant commits to send a photo product out and
      for some reason , isn't able to send it out by the last
      day of month 2 in a cycle, they'll have to sit out a cycle
      while they attempt to resolve the issue(s) that prevented
      them from following through on their commitment.
    • [updated 29DEC2004] If a participant doesn't receive
      their print by day 15 of month 3 in a cycle, they should
      PM the moderator, who will verify that the sender isn't
      able to send the product in a reasonable period of time,
      then if they aren't, drop their sender from eligibility for
      the next cycle and ask for volunteers to send a print to
      the member who didn't get a product.

    Additionally, I think these are reasonable expectations of the moderator:

    • The moderator should randomize the list of participants,
      and ensure that a PM is sent to each participant by the
      7th day of month 2 with the name, userid and mailing address
      of their intended recipient.
    • The moderator shall make a reasonable effort to provide
      as much circulation as possible within the list, and to
      ensure that once someone draws a given name, they won't
      draw the same name again for at least three cycles.

    Please send all suggestions for changes as a PM to me (kwmullet).

    -KwM-
     
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    [Revitalized] Blind Exchange -- February Participants

    Here's the list I have so far of folks who've expressed an interest in participating in the February round of the blind exchange. I'll send out PMs to them right after finishing this message to get their particulars.

    February Blind Exchange
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    Member               Date of Status          Status
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    BWGirl               12-28-2004             expressed interest
    gr82bart             12-27-2004             espressed interest
    Jeremy Moore         12-27-2004             expressed interest
    JMoore               12-28-2004             expressed interest
    John McCallum        12-27-2004             expressed interest
    kwmullet             12-27-2004             moderator
    matt miller          12-28-2004             expressed interest
    mikeb_z5             12-27-2004             expressed interest
    Ole                  12-28-2004             expressed interest
    oriecat              12-27-2004             expressed interest
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  3. Bob Carnie

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    I would like to participate in this exchange
     
  4. John Bartley

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    Please count me in on this also - it sounds like fun !!
     
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    Count me in!
     
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    KWM,

    I sent you a PM with my coordinates. I'm in as well.

    Regards, Art.
     
  7. TPPhotog

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    I'm happy to play if no-one minds posting to the UK :smile:
     
  8. Jim Moore

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    I don't mind at all. I send international packages several times a month.

    Jim
     
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    I certainly don't mind - that would save me a lot of postage! :tongue:
     
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    Jim and Ole, thank you kindly I've PM'd my details to KWM :D
     
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    I'd like to participate too! I don't mind shipping overseas. Thanks, Suzanne
     
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    I'm trying not to respond to this... :smile:
     
  13. TPPhotog

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    Too late you already have so you might as well go all the way :tongue:
     
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    lol! exactly! But Ole keeps jumping in, and I can't let him be the only one who's in just about everything!

    After checking the proposed schedule... I'm in! (I have another print to complete for an private exchange that must be sent sooner than later!)
     
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    Good choice :wink:
     
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    Hi,
    I'd like to participate as well!
    Skander
     
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    This is great!! Heck, I'll ship anywhere! Moon??? You bet! Got Mars?? No problem!!!
    This will be tons of fun!
     
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    Jeanette our postal service only think Totnes is on the moon :D

    I promise the print I send out won't be the scary self portrait from the next APUG Challenge :surprised:
     
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    Hi,

    Count me in too!

    John
     
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    :D :tongue:
     
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    Your self portraits are always welcomed of course :tongue:
     
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    Oh heavens!! You must think I take LF photos! haha!!! :D
     
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    Why? Do you have a head that looks like a cube with a long black curtain down your back for hair? :wink:

    I'll find out when you do the APUG Challenge and mine will be scarier than yours :tongue:
     
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    I have PM'ed you, kwmullet.

    Looking forward to the X-change
     
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    Glad to see we've got lots more participants. I'm working to get out an updated status list. I've talked to Sean out of band, and he's looking into a way to lift the restriction on how long after a post I can edit a message so I can just keep a single message at the top of the thread with all the current participant info rather than posting multiple copies. I'll post multiple copies for now, and if/when he finds a way around the edit restriction, I'll just make the multiples pointers to the upated list at the top of the thread.

    cheers,

    -KwM-