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Welcome to the Blind Exchange.

In a nutshell, here's how the exchange works. I collect a list of
participants, then arrange them in random order and send each person
the name of the person after them on the list (with the last one
getting the first name). Each person is expected to send one
photography "product" to the person whose name they receive. Their
intended recipient could be located anywhere from the same city to
the other side of the world, so be prepared to send your photography
on a long, one-way trip. As participants receive the work of their
fellow members, they are encouraged to post thanks, critiques,
comments, and discussion to this thread.

The Blind Exchange will run in three month cycles:


  • Month 1: members volunteer to participate.
  • Month 2: products are made and sent.
  • Month 3: rest.

This time around, members will volunteer to participate in January.
Photography will be made and sent in February. March will be a
month of rest before the next cycle.

Each member who participates in the blind exchange should agree to
the following participant expectations:
  • Participants will be asked to send one analog photography
    product by the last day of month 2 to a user whose name,
    userid and mailing address they will receive on APUG as a
    private message.
  • "analog photography product" could include a minilab
    print from a slide or negative, a polaroid print, a handmade
    proof or custom print, a contact sheet , slide or alt
    process print. I'd also like to open up the possibilities
    to negatives, if someone wants to give up a negative for
    the exchange, it will give them a chance to do things like
    share the effects of different film/developer combinations
    or exposure approaches on the negative.
  • Each participant must supply a name and mailing address
    at which they can receive their product. Additionally, each
    participant agrees that their own name, userid and mailing
    address may be released to other APUG members in the
    exchange.
  • Each participant acknowledges by joining that they might
    draw a name and address of an exchangee that is on the
    other side of the world, and they should be prepared to
    send their product that far.
  • [Added 03Jan2005] All products will be sent on a one-way
    trip. The actual negatives, prints or transparencies will
    become the property of the recipients, although the rights
    to the image will remain the property of the original
    photographer.
  • If a participant commits to send a photo product out and
    for some reason , isn't able to send it out by the last
    day of month 2 in a cycle, they'll have to sit out a cycle
    while they attempt to resolve the issue(s) that prevented
    them from following through on their commitment.
  • [updated 29DEC2004] If a participant doesn't receive
    their print by day 15 of month 3 in a cycle, they should
    PM the moderator, who will verify that the sender isn't
    able to send the product in a reasonable period of time,
    then if they aren't, drop their sender from eligibility for
    the next cycle and ask for volunteers to send a print to
    the member who didn't get a product.

Additionally, I think these are reasonable expectations of the moderator:

  • The moderator should randomize the list of participants,
    and ensure that a PM is sent to each participant by the
    7th day of month 2 with the name, userid and mailing address
    of their intended recipient.
  • The moderator shall make a reasonable effort to provide
    as much circulation as possible within the list, and to
    ensure that once someone draws a given name, they won't
    draw the same name again for at least three cycles.

Please send all suggestions for changes as a PM to me (kwmullet).

-KwM-
 
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[Revitalized] Blind Exchange -- February Participants

Here's the list I have so far of folks who've expressed an interest in participating in the February round of the blind exchange. I'll send out PMs to them right after finishing this message to get their particulars.

February Blind Exchange
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Member               Date of Status          Status
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BWGirl               12-28-2004             expressed interest
gr82bart             12-27-2004             espressed interest
Jeremy Moore         12-27-2004             expressed interest
JMoore               12-28-2004             expressed interest
John McCallum        12-27-2004             expressed interest
kwmullet             12-27-2004             moderator
matt miller          12-28-2004             expressed interest
mikeb_z5             12-27-2004             expressed interest
Ole                  12-28-2004             expressed interest
oriecat              12-27-2004             expressed interest
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Count me in!
 

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I'm happy to play if no-one minds posting to the UK :smile:
 

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TPPhotog said:
I'm happy to play if no-one minds posting to the UK :smile:

I don't mind at all. I send international packages several times a month.

Jim
 

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TPPhotog said:
I'm happy to play if no-one minds posting to the UK :smile:

I certainly don't mind - that would save me a lot of postage! :tongue:
 

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Jim and Ole, thank you kindly I've PM'd my details to KWM :D
 

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I'm trying not to respond to this... :smile:
 

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lol! exactly! But Ole keeps jumping in, and I can't let him be the only one who's in just about everything!

After checking the proposed schedule... I'm in! (I have another print to complete for an private exchange that must be sent sooner than later!)
 

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Nige said:
lol! exactly! But Ole keeps jumping in, and I can't let him be the only one who's in just about everything!

After checking the proposed schedule... I'm in! (I have another print to complete for an private exchange that must be sent sooner than later!)
Good choice :wink:
 

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This is great!! Heck, I'll ship anywhere! Moon??? You bet! Got Mars?? No problem!!!
This will be tons of fun!
 

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Jeanette our postal service only think Totnes is on the moon :D

I promise the print I send out won't be the scary self portrait from the next APUG Challenge :surprised:
 

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TPPhotog said:
Jeanette our postal service only think Totnes is on the moon :D

I promise the print I send out won't be the scary self portrait from the next APUG Challenge :surprised:

:D :tongue:
 

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TPPhotog said:
Your self portraits are always welcomed of course :tongue:
Oh heavens!! You must think I take LF photos! haha!!! :D
 

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BWGirl said:
Oh heavens!! You must think I take LF photos! haha!!! :D
Why? Do you have a head that looks like a cube with a long black curtain down your back for hair? :wink:

I'll find out when you do the APUG Challenge and mine will be scarier than yours :tongue:
 
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Glad to see we've got lots more participants. I'm working to get out an updated status list. I've talked to Sean out of band, and he's looking into a way to lift the restriction on how long after a post I can edit a message so I can just keep a single message at the top of the thread with all the current participant info rather than posting multiple copies. I'll post multiple copies for now, and if/when he finds a way around the edit restriction, I'll just make the multiples pointers to the upated list at the top of the thread.

cheers,

-KwM-
 
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