Oh, my restless and patient or impatient swappers. I have been in a black hole online lately. My apologies, but I feel like I fell down the rabbit hole and am struggling to come back!
I spent 48 hours getting the matches done, and a few more emailing them out. That was a while ago. But no one got them!
The company that I had my domain registered with closed out and moved us all to a new company. It was supposed to be seamless, and it looked like it. I had a couple hundred emails in my SENT folder. But no one replied, no one had questions. Had I finally managed to pull off a swap without messing up someone’s swap partners? Unlikely.
I watched, and then I got coupe of notes in Instagram, and hey, you guys didn’t get the emails! So I went through and RESENT everything from my SENT folder.
Again no replies. Now my domain is tied to my blog so I wasn’t seeing the dozens of comments either, sorry.
Last week I finally got a live person on the phone at the new domain place. They at first said I was wrong, but several phone calls and a lot of persuasion, and they realized it was a mess. This charming customer service rep said they could recover my sent mail and push it out.
But did it happen? Nope. The emails have now disappeared from my SENT folder as well, and gone nowhere. Poof. vanished. I spent a night being furiously pissed.
Tonight after work I will begin replacing them all. Since I have a busy work week, it will take me a couple of nights at least to get about 200 emails out.
You have my sincere apologies. But thanks for hanging in there too!
After the emails are out I need to figure out what other things got lost in the switch as well.
Also, yes the people with questions all answered me eventually. Turns out we had several guilds and multi-quilter households this round. That messes the ease of the swap up, a they usually share stash, You can guess, if 6 people from a guild all join the swap, they can’t swap with each other. But that means I really have to treat them collectively like ONE person, so their swap partners can’t repeat. 6 people, 16 sets each, that’s 96 partners needed. MESSY. Watch for some rule adjustments next round.
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