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Adventures in Swapping

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I think I realized why this recent swaplifting has me so more upset than the first one did. I think it's because I lost a unique bottle in this swap, whereas I'd just paid Mistress Tera for the bottle and decants the first time it happened. But this time... My Chaos Theory is just GONE. I can't swap for it again. There isn't anymore of it. It was one of a kind, and it was mine, and... yeah. It's not anymore. And I don't have anything to show for it.

 

I'm thinking of sending them both Christmas cards (or holiday cards, I guess) and asking politely for a refund of what I gave them in it, but then I just get too angry and don't even want to deal with it.

 

I think I might sell my bottles from here on out. Hoping for the best is just wearing on me.

 

Of course, I won't. I'm too addicted to swapping. Here's the thing, though- I can't even say that I'll just limit it to reliable swappers, because both of these people were reliable prior to swapping with me. WTF? :boogie: Please, please, stop choosing the time that I'm swapping with you to wig out and leave everyone hanging. I think I included frimps in with the CT. :nono:

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That sucks about losing your CT bottle. Mind if I ask who it was?

 

I really like the new(ish) swap feedback section here, but there's one feature I wish it had: an easy-to-access list of all the users with the worst swap ratings. I'd like to be able to see at a glance who the problem people are, rather than having to look through each letter category. But I'm glad that people are now publicly accountable for these things. It seems like often after a couple of people give them bad feedback, they disappear from the forums. But I wonder whether, before we had the feedback system, those people would just continue to do stuff like that because forumites at large had no idea they'd swaplifted other people.

 

Swaplifting seems to be going on fairly frequently lately, and I'm not sure if it's just always been that way and I didn't know because we didn't have the swap feedback system, or whether it has picked up recently.

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That would be a really nice feature- to be able to call up a list of people who have low ratings, and also if we could call up people who have been reported for swaplifting, who maybe did not get rated for it.

 

Duck Mountain was supposed to send me Beaver Moon, which is one of the few things I was willing to trade that bottle for. I've reported her and left negative feedback and I encourage anyone else in the same situation to do the same. I just feel awful, y'know?

 

As an aside: SCHOOL IS OUT!!! :P :D Congrats on surviving!

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Aw nuts. That really sucks, I am so sorry. That's how I felt about swapping away my bottle of Antique Lace (just prior to finding out it would be discontinued, a few years back). I haven't swapped since, not once.

But yay - no more school! Whatcha gonna do to celebrate?

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Swaplifting seems to be going on fairly frequently lately, and I'm not sure if it's just always been that way and I didn't know because we didn't have the swap feedback system, or whether it has picked up recently.

We actually have less swaplifting than we used to.

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Swaplifting seems to be going on fairly frequently lately, and I'm not sure if it's just always been that way and I didn't know because we didn't have the swap feedback system, or whether it has picked up recently.

We actually have less swaplifting than we used to.

 

I kind of hoped that would be the result of the swap feedback forum, so YAY! :D

 

I'm nosey, and now that we have the capability I look for bad feedback even if it's someone I've never swapped with. So now I notice swaplifters whereas before I never knew about it unless someone told me.

 

ETA: SCHOOL'S OUT!!!! A textbook will not be open in my house until the first week of January. YAY!!! :P

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I once had a somewhat, uh, I'd say odd interaction with Duck Mountain over a year ago. You know, I read that a lot when there is someone who does a big bout of swaplifting and a number of people are involved. Someone usually shows up in a discussion of the swaplifting and says they had an earlier transaction with the swaplifter where everything turned out OK, but there simply was something a little odd about it.

 

I'm really sorry that this happened to you -- that just stinks. Fingers crossed that Beth might do a scent in Lupercalia update that is a similar to the Beaver Moon blend! It would make sense, since she hasn't done a cheesecakey scent since then, has she? And the Yule updates weren't all that foody, either. Add to that, cherry cheesecake and Valentine's Day goes together on so many levels. :P

Who knows what Beth has up her sleeve, but we can always hope!

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