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    Posted: 29 September 2019 at 17:11
Let's get the fun cardse rolling!!

Here is the final list.
I did my best to maximize the geographical spread, but the UK and USA are well represented in the 18 participants, so some overlap was unavoidable.

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.
At the end of the list, we will just roll forwward to #1.
So #16 will send a card to #17, #18, #1, #2 and #3.

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, #18, #17 and #16. Don't post your address here!!

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 voluenteer to get one of those via a PM with their address.

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. Howard_S
  2. alpha_in_exile
  3. clk230
  4. rovhazman
  5. Maccroft
  6. aplmike
  7. Fred_S
  8. Hezu
  9. adhox
  10. ADub128
  11. bonneville
  12. MiPr
  13. Josiel
  14. MartyMoose
  15. Nandbytes
  16. Gregja
  17. Pegelli
  18. Pakodominguez


    Have fun all!!




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ADub128 had kindly offered to set up the Dyxum Postcard Exchange for 2019, but it seems he is too busy, since he hasnít been online since that offer.
In order not to miss this great fun challenge this year, I have decided to step in and get it going.
Like last year, I would propose to us last yearís way of exchangning addresses (so there wonít be a draw in order to keep the organisational effort limited. See below for further details).
Letís hope ADub128 is still able to join.


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Letís get the 2019 Postcard Exchange process underway! For those of you who weren't involved last time, the details for registration can be found below.

SUBSCRIPTION IS OPEN UNTIL 13 OCTOBER


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.


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!!!

   Like last year there wonít be a draw for practical reasons. Once we have closed the subscription, we will create a list where we will try to create maximal geographical spread and travel distances for the cards.

    The idea is to send cards to 5 people below you on the FINAL LIST (to be published after the submission closing date!). For example: #6 will be sending postcards 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.

    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. Itís a good idea to post that you have received a card, so we know that they are hitting the mark. Itís 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 (if you can).
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 !!




The final list in the right order:

  1. Howard_S
  2. alpha_in_exile
  3. clk230
  4. rovhazman
  5. Maccroft
  6. aplmike
  7. Fred_S
  8. Hezu
  9. adhox
  10. ADub128
  11. bonneville
  12. MiPr
  13. Josiel
  14. MartyMoose
  15. Nandbytes
  16. Gregja
  17. Pegelli
  18. Pakodominguez





    Edited by Fred_S - 18 October 2019 at 19:37
 



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I'm in too! Thanks for doing the heavy lifting on this, Fred_S. Let me know if you need some assistance ... just tough for me to be the main guy at the moment.
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Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

I'll play


Just to record it in this thread Pieter, welcome on board!
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Welcome Greg, Art and Josiel! I will add you to the list.

That makes 13 already in only one day. We're well underway to beat last year's number of participants.

So, who is next ???
 



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Originally posted by ADub128 ADub128 wrote:

I'm in too! Thanks for doing the heavy lifting on this, Fred_S. Let me know if you need some assistance ... just tough for me to be the main guy at the moment.

Good to hear that all is well with you Art. Family first sounds as a sensible prioritisation, work may be debatable . I'll give a shout for help if necessary.
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Count me in, please!
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Great Pako, welcome on board! I have added you to the list.
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Would like to join 2019 DPE please
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You're more than welcome Marty!!
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Me too!
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Great! Will thamarie join as well again this year?
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I'll ask her - she's not at home today - but I suspect she will join, because she loves getting postcards.
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