MeFiSwap is back and bigger than ever June 9, 2005 8:18 AM   Subscribe

It lives! It lives! After much fiddling, the MeFiSwap is back, bigger, brighter and better than ever with a new administrative system that will (knock wood) eliminate all of the human delays which have plagued it to date. Come, register, swap.

Also, if you were a part of the last one, please take a minute to follow-up on its success, if you would. Ta.
posted by Dreama to MetaFilter Music at 8:18 AM (27 comments total)

Dreama you're the dreamiest, thank you.
posted by OmieWise at 8:29 AM on June 9, 2005

Awesome, thanks Dreama!
posted by nomad at 9:12 AM on June 9, 2005

Do I need to register to find out what it is that you guys swap? I poked around the site, but the faqs didn't enummerate on anything aside from registration. Is this a cd swap...or is it cooler stuff like...stuff?
posted by naxosaxur at 9:56 AM on June 9, 2005

My comments: "The Mefiswap is totally awesome. I purchased three CDs from artists I had never heard of in the wake of the first swap. I'm not entirely sure my budget can handle it, but I think I'll join the next one, too. Thank you, dreama!"
posted by Plutor at 10:02 AM on June 9, 2005

Awesome. This was one of the reasons I ponied up the five bucks. Now let's just hope that I draw JonMC, so that I can get one of his unpretentious every-guy mixes!
posted by klangklangston at 11:08 AM on June 9, 2005

So this is just a music exchange? Huh, I was picturing a huge board where MeFi users swapped goods and services. I will have to dispose of my old computer equipment elsewhere.
posted by Eideteker at 11:38 AM on June 9, 2005

I look forward to the next round of MeFi Swap! This last one was fantastic, I received nine CDs from wonderful MeFi'tes with artists that I would have never discovered on my own. Thank you MeFi !
posted by seawallrunner at 1:28 PM on June 9, 2005

I loved the last swap, and the new organizational scheme looks good, but as soon as I registered and tried to log in with the password I used, it said it was an invalid password. I'm sure I used the right password since I had just entered it a minute previously, but I asked it to email me my password, which I haven't gotten yet. You might want to check that it is working OK.
posted by matildaben at 2:49 PM on June 9, 2005

naxosaxur and Eldeteker - it's an audio CD swap. You send five, you get five if everyone's trustworthy. (They are more than not.) Once you've done it once, you can send ten and get ten.

matildaben - It is working okay, all new users have to be activated by yours truly -- that's how I'm keeping non-member interlopers out. :D (Yes, every single swap we have a good handful of non-MeFites who try to horn in on our action.)

I'm about to go and activate everyone who has registered thus far (6:40-ish p.m. US EDT) so you should all be ready to go in about a half hour or so.
posted by Dreama at 3:43 PM on June 9, 2005

Eideteker: That's actually a kind of neat idea. Freecycle might be your best bet though... (I have an assload of promo cds that I'd love to be rid of).
posted by klangklangston at 4:23 PM on June 9, 2005

posted by rhapsodie at 5:01 PM on June 9, 2005

Thanks, Dreama. Sorry to be so impatient. The Internet has spoiled me.
posted by matildaben at 5:51 PM on June 9, 2005

Are these mp3s or regular CDs?
posted by caddis at 6:18 PM on June 9, 2005

Regular CDs, caddis. It's about, um, sharing our picks of favorite tunes on a quadrennial basis, not piracy.

That's my story and I'm stickin' to it.
posted by Dreama at 7:25 PM on June 9, 2005

Matt plz steal SA-Mart concept and add to metafilter. tia
posted by Dreamghost at 7:26 PM on June 9, 2005

My Eyz, my eyz!

(sorry sorry sorry, it's probably that I've been in the dark for the last couple of hours - but, that was a serious shock on my eyes, so much that I couldn't bring myself to explore the page further as I had to alt-F4)
posted by PurplePorpoise at 9:19 PM on June 9, 2005

The red is that shocking?
posted by Dreama at 10:49 PM on June 9, 2005

Excellent! I'll be in for two swaps this time round.

BTW - 3 different swaps over the years contained a different track from the same album. Can anybody top that? So thanks to cortex, Mars Saxman and fatllama for introducing me to Poe.
posted by salmacis at 2:15 AM on June 10, 2005

One quibble - you should probably tell people not to use their Metafilter passwords when they sign up.
I've got questions, but I assume they'll be answered once I'm in and strolling through the Forum.
posted by mistersix at 3:53 AM on June 10, 2005

posted by tpl1212 at 4:50 AM on June 10, 2005

Dreama, could you pls email me? Thanks.
posted by dobbs at 8:27 AM on June 10, 2005

Hooray! Will the "occasional emails from administrators" remind me to get my shit together?
posted by absalom at 9:35 AM on June 10, 2005

Dreama --> If I enter in my mailing address, can I change it? I'll be moving in a few weeks, but want to enter some kind of address now or else I might forget alltogether...
posted by jmd82 at 1:21 PM on June 10, 2005

Do we have to make ten different mixes? I'm pretty sure I can make one really great mix and send it to ten people, but I dunno if I have time to make ten different mixes..
posted by ori at 6:32 PM on June 11, 2005

(Also, are Canadians allowed to participate?)
posted by ori at 6:33 PM on June 11, 2005

I sent out five, only got two in return. Bleh.
posted by painquale at 2:19 AM on June 12, 2005

I still haven't gotten an email from the swap registration. Am I missing all the fun? Dreama, please help me figure out why I can't get in!
posted by matildaben at 1:37 PM on June 15, 2005

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