I have been involved in exchanges in other forums. You make 15 or 20 prints send them off, only to find that 3 or 4 months later the coordinator has given up on the dead-beats and you get half a dozen prints and 12 of your own back. Uncool! Uncool? Bull$#!+. Art has given these deadbeats over six months now. I agree with Jeff and the SLACKER tattoo. Although Flying Camera's punishment is more workable and deserved.
I started with the blind exchange because I was tired of making a number of prints only to be stiffed for my work. At least with the blind exchange it's only one print.
And that's the real rip. It's only one damn print. If you cannot send one print six months after the deadline just what are you? Uncool? No, your a DEADBEAT. And that's the best thing I can think to say.
If you live on the coast of Mississippi and your darkroom is now in the Gulf, That is a reason all could understand. But when 20% turn out to have lied, slacked, piked, stiffed or deadbeated, that is too much.
You got a problem with the deadbeat post? You talk the talk but don't walk the walk? Then don't join an exchange.
Art, thank you for all the work that you have done.