I love running this swap group, I really do.
But lately I am frustrated at the sheer number of emails that I am receiving from members in relation to swaps not being honoured. Some dating back to June this year.
I remind all members that we follow a swappers code of conduct, and I have taken the stance that if I get an email from a member telling me that a swap has not been honoured, the offending member WILL BE SUSPENDED until such a time that all of the swaps have been completed and you are up to date. This may seem harsh, but I simply cannot allocate you a new partner when you have one or months outstanding swaps not honoured.
I sound like a broken record, I know, but its not fun when I have to write firm emails, so if you are moving house, taken ill, or a family member taken ill, going on holidays or just need a break, that's OK. I understand that there are many many things in life more important but PLEASE let me know, if you have been allocated a swap and cannot do it, either I will or find someone that can step in for you, and please also let your partner know so they dont go to the trouble of making and sending you a block that has not been reciprocated.
I have placed three members on Suspension this week, and trust that they will do the right thing and honour their swaps, even if they decide that they can no longer continue as part of the group.