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    Posted: 18 September 2018 at 20:25

Let's get the fun rolling

The idea is to send cards to 5 people below you on the list (wrapping the list if you are close to the bottom). For example: #6 will be sending postards to #7, #8, #9, #10 and #11.

To make this happen each person should PM his postal address to 5 people above himself on the list. For example #3 should PM his postal address to #2, #1, #20, #19 and #18.

And if you plan to print more than 5 cards then just announce in the thread that you have freebies to take - I'm pretty sure somebody will call dibs on them

When PMing your postal address please mind its formatting - put it in exactly same format as expected by your post office: different countries use different formatting and it can be painful to make sure that all is done correctly.

BTW, the unspoken agreement is that postal addresses exchanged by PMs will be used solely for the purpose of Dyxum Postards Exchange. Please mind privacy of fellow Dyxumers!

  1. ADub128     USA
  2. clk230     Austraila
  3. pegelli     Belgium
  4. alpha_in_exile     USA
  5. MartyMoose     USA
  6. rovhazman     Israel
  7. aplmike     USA
  8. gregja     Australia
  9. Labernethy     Canada
  10. MiPr     Poland
  11. KoBra64     Netherlands
  12. Howard_S     UK/England
  13. warpy     Israel
  14. waldo_posth     Germany
  15. ifreedman     USA
  16. mpb     Australia
  17. Fred_S     Netherlands
  18. skm.sa100     USA
  19. Maccroft     UK/England
  20. thamarie     Poland



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Rusty is a bit silent ATM, but I thought that we can get this rolling by looking around who would like to participate and in the meantime - I'll try to contact him asking if he would like to keep organizing this event or pass it to e.g. AMAEs.

So, without very much ado - I'm blatantly copying last year's announcement to save some work but please note that there is one small but important change - please register by announcing it in this thread - please do not send your postal addresses yet - we will ask for this when the time comes.

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Lets get the 2018 Postcard Exchange process underway! For those of you who weren't involved last time, the details for registration can be found below.

INTRODUCTION

The Dyxum Postcard Exchange is open to all members of the Dyxum community.

The intent of the exchange is to share prints of our own photographs with other like minded Minolta/Sony SLR users (& other hangers on!), whether Digital or Film, via sending them as post cards.


THE PROCESS

The exchange will be structured as follows:

    Registration - This will be a set period as announced in the initial call to exchange thread.

    Each member who wishes to participate in the exchange must register during the sign on period. Please do this by replying in this thread only - do not send any postal address details to anyone yet - we will ask for this later on (depending on who will be organizing the draw). Initially this is to be done by sending an email to the organizer. This message must include the members real name (for address usage), Dyxum screen name, the postal address where postcards will be sent to. Please, don't send me PM's my box fills up too fast and it's easier to manage lots of emails rather than PMs CLiCK HERE to sign up and send me your details. You have until monday September 4 2017 to sign up.

FOR THIS TO BE A SUCCESS, YOU MUST BE COMMITTED TO SEND CARDS TO ALL YOUR DESIGNATED RECIPIENTS

    You should show your intent to be involved in the call to exchange in this thread, but please DO NOT POST YOUR ADDRESS DETAILS ON THE PUBLIC FORUM!!!

    Allocation of names - As soon as possible after the registration process has closed a semi random draw will take place and names will be allocated for each member to send postcards to. Where possible, the draw will be done in such a way that each member gets a good international cross section of names to send cards to.    

    Once the draw is done, each member will have their list of names emailed to them. AS WE ARE DEALING WITH peoples details, CAN YOU PLEASE KEEP THEM PRIVATE. The names and addresses are to be used only for the purpose of the Postcard challenge. Each participant will receive a list of five to ten names+adresses

    Print and Post - The second to last and most important step is up to you guys. Its time to get a printing and sending them out!

    How you print them and how you do your postcards is totally up to you. Keep in mind that some postal systems may have maximum sizes for postcards, so as a rough guide, printing standard 6 inch by 4 inch cards would be a good standard. You can print using home printers, but it may work out better in the long run to print using a mini-lab service (& probably cheaper).

    The postcard backs, again its totally up to you. You will find that quite a few places will sell self adhesive backs, which may make the process just that little bit easier.

    Once you are done, address the cards (please get them right!), put the right postage stamp on for the destination and send them on their way!
    
Receiving cards - Hopefully, over the following weeks you should start to receive postcards to your letter box. Enjoy the cards, marvel at others photography and be inspired!

Once the registrations are done and the print, post and receive process is well underway, a new thread will be started that can be used for feedback and other general discussion. Its a good idea to post that you have received a card, so we know that they are hitting the mark. Its also a good idea to maybe make a comment or two about the cards that you receive.

With any luck, the whole process should be done and dusted over a two or three month period (one month approx. for registrations, two month for printing,sending and receiving).

RULES

Now, without getting too wordy, I think there are a few common sense rules. Briefly:

    Be Committed - For this to be a success, the members who participate should be committed to seeing the process through. If you say you are going to send cards, please ensure that you do send cards!
    
Image guidelines - As this is done under the banner of Dyxum, please ensure that the images you send conform to their guidelines. (I.E., no racist, sexist, violent, pictures depicting cruelty, drug use, sex or nudity)

    Text guidelines - A short description of the postcards' subject is useful for the recipient !


SOME GENERAL GUIDELINES

    Theme - The theme is open subject, but it might be a good idea to show something local to where you live. Maybe show an image that was taken, say, within 100miles/160km of your home? This is not a strict rule, but try and keep it close to home. Not that we don't want to see your vacation photos, but the point of the exchange is to make unique postcards from your locale.
    
Personalize your cards - Once you get the list of recipients, maybe it would be a good opportunity to do some research on the members on your list? Maybe you could personalize the message or the image on the card? Maybe you might be able to send them something that they may not normally look at and see? When receiving cards, look at what has been sent to you with an open mind.

    Don't be tempted to stick your card between two pieces of cardboard and put them in an envelope. Half the fun of sending and receiving postcards is how they end up at the other end. Sure, they might be a bit bent, but that adds to the character of a postcard.
    
    Once all your postcards have been received (or if you get no notification, towards the end of the exchange period), maybe show what you had sent?

Try not to be lazy! Make each postcard a different image

Don't forget, this is a Film Friendly activity as well!

If anyone wants to make suggestions to these rules or guidelines, just make a post.

Lots of participants from lots of different countries make these exchanges fun, so sign up now

Signed up for this year

  1. ADub128
  2. alpha_in_exile
  3. aplmike
  4. bonneville
  5. clk230
  6. Fred_S
  7. gregja
  8. Howard_S
  9. ifreedman
  10. KoBra64
  11. LAbernethy
  12. Maccroft
  13. MiPr
  14. mpb
  15. pegelli
  16. rovhazman
  17. skm.sa100
  18. thamarie
  19. waldo_posth
  20. warpy



    Edited by MiPr - 28 November 2018 at 08:56
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I'm in! I can help organize, if needed. (Sorry I didn't follow up on my post in the other thread.) Thanks, MiPr!!
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BTW, please update the dates in the original post -- I see at least one 2017. Maybe take the email link out too in case Rusty is unavailable.
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Thanks for picking this up guys!
I am in too. It was good fun last year, so I can recommend it to anyone!
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Originally posted by ADub128 ADub128 wrote:

BTW, please update the dates in the original post -- I see at least one 2017. Maybe take the email link out too in case Rusty is unavailable.

Ahh, missed that - thanks for heads-up.
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OK, include me in
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Aye, sir!
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I'm in again, would not miss it.

I need to improve on last year with only 4 out of 7 reported arriving , at least its a pass .

This year I may even set myself a challenge, say all photos shot from a kayak.
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You know what, after skipping it last year, this year I am in!
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8 of us - we can start if we send postcards to each other
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Count me in please. I still have the postcards I received last year displayed at work.
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Every year I see this thread coming along and see the postcards appear. I like the idea but somehow never participated. It is time to step in!
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