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Save the monsterswap!! [
February 28th, 2007 @ 6:03pm
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devmo
The last several posts I've made have gone seemingly unheard. And the last swap fell through from lack of participants. I'm at a bit of a loss for what to do to get people back into swapping. I worry that if we just go ahead and start a swap, no one will actually join (which is why I've been trying to get feedback from the community first).
In addition, the "real" world has been drawing me away from the monsterswap goodness, so it might be time for me to pass the torch of modding. Is there anyone out there interested and motivated enough to give the community the jump start it needs?

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Monster Swap Plans!! [
January 9th, 2007 @ 1:59pm
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devmo
We're trying to get everything geared up here for our next round of monster swapping. I just fixed up the community layout (some small issues with Firefox, but nothing bad) to be nice and clean and a little bit funky and magical, because that's what all the wonderful monsters out there make me think of.
We're still without a website, so if anyone has the ability to host us and our little bit of code, please send an email to monsterswap@gmail.com. Otherwise the swap will run old school style -registration by email and swap assignments by hand. macabre_grrl made a great suggestion recently that I plan to implement in the next round. All participating members of a swap will receive email updates/reminders during the swap.
I'm also looking for ways to make people more motivated to participate in several swaps.
How do you feel about theme swaps? There is also the possibility of contests in some fashion so that the "best" monster wins a prize. If you'd be interested in themes or contests, what sort of themes should we use? what would be a reasonable prize for a contest?
And most of all--- what can the community do to make you more excited about swapping?
Thanks to you all for so many wonderful swaps! And here's hoping for even better ones in the future!

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November 5th, 2006 @ 11:41pm
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devmo
So the current situation is this- only one person emailed me about swapping monsters, so the current round is pretty much non-existant. We don't have a website where we can put up the fancy stuff (so people can log in and get swap info as they please). The last few swaps have decreased in numbers, and it's usually the same group of swappers each time. There have also been several problems with monsters not making it to their destinations.
I know I want to keep swapping, but how do all of you out there in lj land feel? Is there something that could be done to make you participate in more swaps? How have you felt about previous swaps?
Thanks for all the help!

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[
October 25th, 2006 @ 6:34pm
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devmo
So far only one person has emailed their info saying they want to be part of the next swap....
Just a reminder that registration closes the 31st.

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October/November Swap Open [
October 18th, 2006 @ 1:56pm
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devmo
Registration Open
Open for Registration: Today, 18th October
Registration Closes: 31st October
Posting Deadline: 14th November

Monsterswap is still without a website, which means that we can't be all fancy and let you sign in and register for swaps (or view your swap information or update swap status...) but I'm willing to go ahead with the swap if you all are :] But to keep things simple (and because this is a busy season for many a crafter) this swap will be for just one monster each.
If you want to participate in the October/November swap, please send an email to monsterswap@gmail.com with the following information: lj user name, real name, address, and whether or not you are willing to ship a monster to an international swapper.

Additionally, I never heard back about the following swaps (this was the status before the website expired), so if you could email or leave a comment regarding their arrival - or lack of - that would be wonderfully helpful
taurusm59 to parsnippity
scarletdecay to citrine
scarletdecay to carbonish
ginnski to scarletdecay
circusavatar to scarletdecay

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September 25th, 2006 @ 9:09am
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devmo
Sorry for any difficulties trying to update swap status at the website, we are aware that it is down again, we are currently looking for a new web host (if anyone out there has helpful information, we'd love to hear it). Please email any information about your swaps to monsterswap@gmail.com and we'll make note of it. Thank you!

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Date changes [
September 16th, 2006 @ 8:39pm
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devmo
Since we're still waiting for monsters to come in from the most recent swap, I've decided to change the dates for the next round (as registration was scheduled to start tomorrow). And with school back in session and all the holidays coming up, I think it might work out a bit better to have one less swap. So the next swap is schedule for October/November. Registration will be from Oct. 18th through the 31st and the posting deadline will be Nov. 14th. Hopefully that will give time for monsters to be made before Thanksgiving and then no swap going on over the end of the year (when the postal services are a bit strained anyways). I updated the user info for the community so these dates are there as well. Thanks to everyone, and here's hoping the rest of the monsters out there didn't eat their way through packaging materials to wreak havoc on the world!

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September 13th, 2006 @ 10:43pm
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scarletdecay
Sorry to worry any of you with the last post..
I did send out my monsters, but it seems they are late. I also seem to remember previous monsters arriving late :( I'm just hoping the post didn't eat them. If they dont seem to arrive... let me know.. I will gladly make more but I do hope they show up.

I received one awesome lil green & white monster with a long tail, however, I completely forgot to update the site that I received him and I don't know who sent him. He also has one eye bigger than the other and looks quite thrilled. That's the only monster that I've received so far, so if he sounds familiar please let me know and I'll update my status on the site.

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September 13th, 2006 @ 1:23pm
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devmo
Registration for the next swap is set to begin on the 17th of this month. However, all the swaps from the last round haven't been completed yet.
The following swaps are listed as sent, but not yet received:
taurusm59 to parsnippity
scarletdecay to citrine
scarletdecay to carbonish
dolphin_daze to circusavatar
ginnski to scarletdecay
circusavatar to scarletdecay
Do you think the next swap should go ahead as planned or should it be delayed/cancelled?

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[
September 9th, 2006 @ 10:02am
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devmo
Seven of the monsters have made it safely to their destinations, five are still on their way. And only one monster is not yet marked as sent (if the sender could do so as soon as possible, that would be wonderful).
And don't forget to take pictures and share your monsters with the community!

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Evil Bunnies [
September 2nd, 2006 @ 9:00am
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devmo
Escape from the MonsterBankCollapse )

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Swap Deadline [
August 23rd, 2006 @ 8:36am
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devmo
The posting deadline for this swap is tomorrow, August 24th. So far, only one monster has been sent, or at least marked as such. If you have already posted your monsters, please log in at http://monsterswap.oneroomshack.com and update the status of your swaps. If you have not yet sent your monsters, please do so as soon as possible. Remember, late posters may be excluded from future swaps.
Thank you.

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[
August 18th, 2006 @ 7:48pm
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devmo
One week left for monsters to be sent out!

If you're having any problems at all, please post a comment or send an email.

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August 10th, 2006 @ 8:07pm
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devmo
Thanks for your patience! The swaps are now available at the website. The new posting deadline is August 24th, which gives everyone two weeks to make and send their monsters! Don't forget to update your sent/recieved status at the websites when it changes.

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August 7th, 2006 @ 11:04am
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devmo
Sorry for the delay, had a bit of a technical difficutly, but I am in the process of assigning the swaps. However, I have a favor to ask, if carbonish, ginnski, or citrine would be willing to send a monster internationally (to Canada) things would be much easier to finalize. Thanks to everyone who signed up. Once the swaps are available for you to check out, I'll announce the adjusted posting deadline. Thanks for all of your patience.

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