Topic: New rules for whip swaps
I'm sorry that we have to come up with another rule. I hate that! Amongst civilized individuals there shoudn't be any rules neccessary. Unfortunately we have - every now and then - unreliable subjects here. You can never see into their hearts or brain. I tried. Didn't work... We had thos once. There was a whip swap. Last year or two years ago. The names were drawn, everybody was happy. And then - I think, his name was Taylor Jennings... - after he received his part of the deal (the complete WB DVD edition), he disappeared. Jeff was the one who should've receive a whip from him. Nothing. Just nothing. And now...? James Holly and Charlie Carpenter. One stepped back, the other simply did not answer to anything. That won't happen anymore. In Jeff's case, Rachel was so kind to make him a whip. So everything was fine.
But that won't happen again. Never.
I'm not saying that we're going to stop those whip swap thingies. Quite the contrary! The idea is fantastic and we'll go on with it. We just need some control. Here's my idea: Two people agree to a swap. And they choose a Mediator. That means, they send their finished whip not to other one. They send it to their mediator. And as soon that mediator has both whips - he's going to send them to the swap partners. I know that this will cause two times shipping costs - but better a bit more postage and a new whip (guaranteed!) instead of heavy disappointment. The mediator will receive, keep and send both whips. But he will not pay for the shipping costs...
So everybody who takes part in a swap will pay two times shipping. So it would be best, if the moderator would be in the same country as the "Swap Partners". But that way it is guaranteed that everybody will receive what was promised.
No more Charlies, no more James Hollys and no more Tyler Jennings.
What do you think?