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#1 of 28 Old 04-13-2008, 02:38 AM - Thread Starter
 
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So - before I do a ton of searching - did we do a bead swap here? Or is there plans for one?

I have a strand of beads here that is my memory of my last baby :-) It's pretty cool...
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If you get a few more posts you can host one yourself in the swap forum. You need 150 posts. I don't know if you could be the organizer though, i think you have to have participated in 4 swaps prior to becoming organizer. Just a little piece from me!

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I'd be interested. I'd host but I've never done a swap before.
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I'd definately do it, but I have never done a swap before either.
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Someone did one in my previous due date club (May) - we just did it here in our due date club, not on the swap board - kept it small. I'd be willing to do it if it was just us, unless that would not be allowed...
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I am very interested in a swap as well. I didn't realize it would have to be an "official" MDC swap board swap though, since it's just in our DDC. That seems to make it a lot more complicated becauase you have to meet all sorts of qualifications.

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Is there a new rule that it has to be done in the swap forum? In my last ddc we just had a thread for it and coordinated via pm. IIRC we had a list of mamas wanting to participate and once we had a final number we mailed x number of beads to the coodinator who sorted and sent the beads out. It actually worked out pretty well. It seems like a hassel to move it to the swap forum, yk?

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with my former due date club, we did it all ourselves via pm and kept the thread within our ddc...i really hope this is still allowed...it made things super easy! I absolutely adore my necklace of beads. I taped all of my birth affirmations in a notebook and wore my necklace the wholel time during labor! It was wonderful and I felt like there was a huge circle of women around me cheering me on...

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Someone did one in my previous due date club (May) - we just did it here in our due date club, not on the swap board - kept it small. I'd be willing to do it if it was just us, unless that would not be allowed...
I'm sorry, but that is not allowed. All swaps must take place in the swaps forums, although you may post here to direct people to the swap thread.

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I am very interested in a swap as well. I didn't realize it would have to be an "official" MDC swap board swap though, since it's just in our DDC. That seems to make it a lot more complicated becauase you have to meet all sorts of qualifications.
The qualifications are 60 days of posting and 50 posts. We have these rules for any swaps done on the board to protect all our members.

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Is there a new rule that it has to be done in the swap forum? In my last ddc we just had a thread for it and coordinated via pm. IIRC we had a list of mamas wanting to participate and once we had a final number we mailed x number of beads to the coodinator who sorted and sent the beads out. It actually worked out pretty well. It seems like a hassel to move it to the swap forum, yk?
The rule has been in effect for at least a year and nine months. You can read the DDC guidelines here, which include:
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[*]Can we do a swap? - We do not allow swaps, trades or sales in DDCs. All sales can be made through the MDC Trading Post and swaps can be conducted in our MDC Swap section if you meet the current MDC Swap Board Rules and Guidelines criteria.

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with my former due date club, we did it all ourselves via pm and kept the thread within our ddc...i really hope this is still allowed...it made things super easy! I absolutely adore my necklace of beads. I taped all of my birth affirmations in a notebook and wore my necklace the wholel time during labor! It was wonderful and I felt like there was a huge circle of women around me cheering me on...
You can take things private to another board and post the link here, or you can take it to the swap forum and post a link here.

Sorry, mamas. I know it adds another layer to things.

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In my last DDC (July...), we had a separate board outside MDC, to accomodate everyone who wanted to participate. When I left, the bead swap group was huge, over 80 mamas. I would love to participate and would probably even be willing to handle all the shipping. I think they figured the easiest thing was to have all beads shipped to one mama with labels and messages, and then that mama made packages, stuck them in bubble-mailers and then into the flat-rate envelopes. I still have my sewing room set up, so I'd have plenty of room to set up an assembly line for a bead swap!
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There was a thread about this much earlier. I'm sure it's probably clear back on the second or third page of the board. I had just found out I was pg I think so it was clear back in mid Feb probably. I'm definitely in! Just let me know what to do. Bummer there are rules about it being in the swap forum. It seems like it'd be easier to just organize it ourselves but I can see how it keeps people accountable by making it more "official".
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I would love to be in on it.

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I'm sorry, but that is not allowed. All swaps must take place in the swaps forums, although you may post here to direct people to the swap thread.


The qualifications are 60 days of posting and 50 posts. We have these rules for any swaps done on the board to protect all our members.


The rule has been in effect for at least a year and nine months. You can read the DDC guidelines here, which include:




You can take things private to another board and post the link here, or you can take it to the swap forum and post a link here.

Sorry, mamas. I know it adds another layer to things.
thanks for clearing things up!!

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Sounds like fun!
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Oooo!! I want in too!

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I'd be interested too!
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I'll be watching this thread to see what is decided.
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I'd love to be a part of it as well!
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I'll jump in too...I'm not real good about making things though!

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I want to be a part of a bead swap please!
My one good friend said she did it last year and she still has the beads.

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Count me in too! Sounds like fun. Right now I am drowning in last minute things at the end of the semester. Fun,fun. 4 more weeks and than a little break.
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Did anyone decide anything?
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count me in too! we did one in my last ddc, but that was over 2 years ago... and now the rules have changed...
If we do it through the swap, then does that mean it's open to everyone and not just our ddc? that seems a little overwhelming.
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I'd love to do it too.

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