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July 8, 2002 6:35 AM   Subscribe

So what happened about the MeFi Swap II? Is it still going ahead? I signed up, but I'm still waiting to receive my list. I thought the list was supposed to be sent out by the 5th July.
posted by salmacis to MetaFilter-Related at 6:35 AM (40 comments total)

The wonderful Dreama set up MeFi Swap Talk to discuss the swap, and there's a thread there that answers this very question. Short version: there's been a brief delay, and lists will be sent out soon!
posted by toddshot at 7:50 AM on July 8, 2002


I got my list this morning.

Oddly enough, toddshot is on it.

toddshot, I hope you like N'Sync.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 12:12 PM on July 8, 2002


I'm amazed that no-one has mentioned the illegality of this project.
posted by timeistight at 12:29 PM on July 8, 2002


timeistight: We were having a contest. You lose.
posted by ODiV at 12:46 PM on July 8, 2002


I'm amazed that no-one has mentioned the illegality of this project.

We've all been too busy jaywalking and tearing the tags off of mattresses.

posted by machaus at 12:58 PM on July 8, 2002


I'm amazed that no-one has mentioned the illegality of this project.

It's okay to rip CD's for archival purposes, and this project simply provides an offsite archive that someone listens to occasionally (to make sure the archive is still good).
posted by jaden at 1:09 PM on July 8, 2002


Now I get it. Anyone have an archival copy of Photoshop 7.0 (Mac version please) that they'd like me to store for them? I promise to check it regularly.
posted by timeistight at 1:12 PM on July 8, 2002


timeistight: certainly. I require a deposit of $20. Just to make sure I get the archival copy back later, you understand.

(Now you're getting the hang of it.)
posted by ODiV at 1:44 PM on July 8, 2002


still waiting for my swapee
posted by corpse at 3:09 PM on July 8, 2002


Crash, I hope you like Tibetan throat-singing and Andrew Lloyd Weber.
posted by toddshot at 3:19 PM on July 8, 2002


Who doesn't like bullfrogs and cats?
posted by mr_crash_davis at 3:30 PM on July 8, 2002


My swap list totally rocks.
posted by riffola at 5:49 PM on July 8, 2002


the swap list mail server is on the osiru blacklist for open relays. if you didn't get your email, check to make sure it didn't get filtered into a spam folder.
posted by machaus at 5:52 PM on July 8, 2002


i got my list today. anyone on my list who didn't get an email from me this evening, please email me and let me know. (there was a problem with my street address). thanks.
posted by dobbs at 6:06 PM on July 8, 2002


Got the list today too. Dunno if I can compete with N'Sync, Tibetan throat-singing and Andrew Lloyd Weber but will give it a go.



posted by lampshade at 8:07 PM on July 8, 2002


riffola - the entire original Broadway cast of "Oklahoma!" is in the mail tomorrow!

c'mon everybody!

Oh, what a beau-ti-ful MOR-ning ...

posted by yhbc at 8:26 PM on July 8, 2002


Don't tempt me. I'll send out the recording of the production of Oklahoma *I* was in. I know you're all itching to hear my rendition of 'The Farmer And The Cowman'.
posted by toddshot at 8:28 PM on July 8, 2002


I'm not sure where the security hole is (still working on figuring that out) but yes, somehow or other I'm now supposedly a spammer. This pisses me off more than words, and has blocked mail from getting through to several folks on my original attempt, but not others -- and never with any explanation, just a bounce. This *just* happened, I was able to get the confirmations to everyone last week, I don't know if this is a problem with my ISP or my domain host. I could scream.

In any case, at this point, all indications point toward foaf and modofo as the only people who have not received their lists so far. Is there anyone else?


posted by Dreama at 8:35 PM on July 8, 2002


Well, heck toddshot - they should be friends.

(On preview, sorry to bust in with more banter like that, Dreama - I got my list just fine).
posted by yhbc at 8:37 PM on July 8, 2002


No list yet for me. Should I send my alternate email address, Dreama?
posted by bmarkey at 8:44 PM on July 8, 2002


yhbc, your Air Supply's Greatest Hits volume 1 CD is on it's way too. :)
posted by riffola at 8:59 PM on July 8, 2002


If the lists went out late, is there still a chance one could sign up?

*crosses fingers, waits patiently*
posted by Melinika at 9:18 PM on July 8, 2002


I also haven't received a list yet. Which is a shame, because I'm sure everyone's waiting in breathless anticipation for those tracks I pulled off Disney's "Hercules" soundtrack.
posted by brookedel at 9:48 PM on July 8, 2002


I haven't received a list yet, but my email account (drezdnatuwm.edu) doesn't have filtering.
posted by drezdn at 10:39 PM on July 8, 2002


I haven't received the list yet either. I have spamassassin on in that e-mail address. But I would still get all the mails.
posted by justlooking at 11:07 PM on July 8, 2002


Mel: it looks like no more signups for the official swap. But drop me an e-mail; I'm in a giving mood, and perhaps I can send something 'unofficial' your way, eh?
posted by toddshot at 12:58 AM on July 9, 2002


I've got three words for all of you:

Hall and Oates.
posted by Sapphireblue at 7:01 AM on July 9, 2002


Arrrrrgh!!!!! The pain, the pain!

I hope you aren't on my list Saphhireblue...
posted by salmacis at 8:08 AM on July 9, 2002


I hope you aren't on my list Saphhireblue...

*sigh* :)
posted by Marquis at 8:23 AM on July 9, 2002


very sad for things named Marquis!
posted by Sapphireblue at 9:45 AM on July 9, 2002


I hope you aren't on my list Saphhireblue...

No, but your kiss is.

Bam!
posted by toddshot at 10:20 AM on July 9, 2002


hey! don't knock hall and oates. they made some great records in the early-mid seventies. :)
posted by dobbs at 11:09 AM on July 9, 2002


oh...MYgod, toddshot.

I'd forgotten all about that song, actually, and you know what, if I'd remembered, I'd've kept it to myself. I'm just saying.

and now it's in my head THANKS SO MUCH.
posted by Sapphireblue at 11:20 AM on July 9, 2002


I have e-mailed everyone in my list except sad_otter. The e-mail keeps getting bounced back.

There was a small typo in my e-mail, but an important typo that will have you sending cd's to my 96 year old neighbor down the street.

Maybe she'll like Hall and Oates.
posted by Benway at 11:41 AM on July 9, 2002


errr...I mean a small typo in my address.....its been a long afternoon.
posted by Benway at 11:42 AM on July 9, 2002


Sapphireblue... jeez. No need to be a maneater.

Bickety BAM!
posted by toddshot at 2:49 PM on July 9, 2002


Okay -- EVERYONE who reported to me that they did not get a list should now have a list. Especially so if you provided a secondary e-mail address like a yahoo or hotmail kind of thing, in which case I doubled up and sent to both of your addresses just to be sure.

If you haven't received a list by now, I'm thoroughly perplexed and ready to bang my head against the nearest convenient wall. But we can find alternatives, I'm sure.

As to late signups, I got an e-mail asking today, plus the request here in the thread, plus I have someone who'd actually like to be in a second swapset, and I suppose I could be inspired to get involved in a second so that's four people. We could do an abbreviated send 3/get 3 swapset or, if there are two more people who didn't get to sign up who'd like to jump in, well, why not. Let me know whatcha think, and I'll put it together.

Btw, I will say for the record, that in my bizarre, eclecticism, I would welcome both music from Oklahoma and carious ditties from those kings of blue-eyed soul, Hall and Oates. Bring 'em on!
posted by Dreama at 3:46 PM on July 9, 2002


Carious Ditties. Sounds like a band name. See Dreama smack herself in the head and whine pitiously, then slink away to eat some dinner and leave MeFi Swapping to its own devices for a little while...
posted by Dreama at 3:49 PM on July 9, 2002


"You're out of touch, I'm out of touch." Damn you Saphireblue, I've got stupid H&O songs stuck in my head all day!
Dreama, I had someone who emailed me asking about MeFi Swap II/III, so I pointed him to the the MeFiSwap Talk, I don't have the email address and name around, but I'll forward it to you when I get back home.
posted by riffola at 3:53 PM on July 9, 2002


Cool, riffola -- and by the by, that's "You're out of touch, I'm out of time but I'm outta my head when you're not around."

My brain is an airtight receptable for all of the most inane lyrics of the 80s.
posted by Dreama at 9:03 PM on July 9, 2002


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