Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Rejected by Swap-Bot

After securing a P.O. Box last week, I was excited to sign up for my first mail swap on Swap-Bot.com.  I searched through the available swaps and found one for mail art that looked fun.  I had been thinking about how I wanted to decorate my envelope and, planned to work on it this week.  However, this morning I checked email and discovered that I have been removed from the swap because I am a "Newb" .  That's right, I do not have a rating yet since I am new to Swap-Bot, and the coordinator has apparently been burned by Newbs in the past.  I was encouraged to get five or six swaps under my belt, build a positive rating, and then check back with the coordinator.  I was very disappointed.  So glad the Send Something Good Project did not exclude me due to Newb-ness.


  1. Swap Bot can be a wonderful place, however, I'm not at all keen on the over-zealous coordinators and dramatic reactions to minor disappointments. However, any site that encourages using the postal systems worldwide is to be applauded!

    Thank you for the OPP adoption! More about that in the mail :-)

  2. Just found your blog from the do something good link up and am just getting aroudn to commenting! I don't know what swap-bot.com is, but it sounds oh so exclusive! That's crazy they would reject you just because you are a newb. Did they actually use that term? Kind of funny....

    new follower :)

    1. Actually the Rejection Email was polite...just disappointing to a first time swapper. The term "Newb" is mine not theirs. I'll live, and there appears to be plenty of other swaps on Swap-bot.com that allow and encourage newcomers/Newbs.

      Thank you for the follow!


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Christopher Scott is a pen name under which my paper concoctions are created. My pen is a compilation of family names and recognizes those that endure the chaos surrounding my paper obession. During childhood many hours were spent cutting, pasting,and creating merely for personal enjoyment. College consisted of much more of the same as I cut, pasted, and created my way through Architecture School. Now, many years later my paper addiction ensues. Hence, Christopher Scott (a.k.a. paperholic)