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Title: Steampunk | Vintage Exchange 2019 Sign Ups are now Closed
Post by: Erica McPhee on June 03, 2019, 07:39:03 PM
I am really looking forward to this exchange. Steampunk is a visual style originating from a subgenre of science fiction inspired by 19th century industrial steam-powered machinery. It's about mixing old with new, modern technology or gadgets with a design aesthetic of the Victorian or Edwardian era and a bit of whimsy. (Think Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Tim Burton, or even Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.)
SIGN UPS ARE NOW CLOSED.

I delayed this exchange to give everyone a chance to catch up. And we had someone who was not a member sign up for the last exchange and then not follow through so I will be checking every person who signs up to be sure they are a member with at least one post.

Sign Up Deadline: Mon, June 17, 2019
Postmark Deadline: Mon, July 15, 2019

Please only sign up if you can honor your commitment.

You must sign up via the Steampunk Sign Up Form: SIGN UPS ARE NOW CLOSED.

As always, the following rules apply:

1. If you did not complete a past exchange you signed up for, you cannot participate.

2. If you will be busy and cannot meet your obligation, please do not sign up. It is not OK to think, "Life happens" and not fulfill your obligation. It is OK if circumstances require you to send your exchanges late, however, you will still not be able to participate in an exchange until yours are sent.

3.  You must be a registered, activated member and you must have made at least one post, introductory or otherwise, in order to participate.

4. You must sign up via the online Steampunk Exchange 2019 Sign Up Form.

YOU MUST SIGN UP VIA THE FORM ABOVE OR YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED SIGNED UP.

As always, the following guidelines apply:

1. Calligraphy should be used on both your exchange insert (if there is one) and envelope.
2. You will send a card to every member on your list (typically 7-9 members).
3. Must be related to the theme.
4. All skill levels welcome!
5. If you end up not being able to participate, please contact me ASAP. If you don't send your cards after the list has gone out, you will not be able to participate in the next exchange.
6. You must sign up before the deadline. No late sign ups.
7. HAVE FUN!
Title: Re: Steampunk | Vintage Exchange 2019 Sign Ups are now Open!
Post by: Bianca M on June 03, 2019, 07:57:39 PM
YES!!!  I've been holding off on exchanges because of my workload, but I cannot say no to this one.  Thanks Erica!
Title: Re: Steampunk | Vintage Exchange 2019 Sign Ups are now Open!
Post by: Starlee on June 08, 2019, 08:13:11 PM
Crazy-stoked for this!
Title: Re: Steampunk | Vintage Exchange 2019 Sign Ups are now Open!
Post by: Inked botanicals on June 09, 2019, 07:30:59 AM
Ok, I love this exchange! But I have absolutely no idea of what to do (yet)!
Title: Re: Steampunk | Vintage Exchange 2019 Sign Ups are now Open!
Post by: Starlee on June 10, 2019, 11:39:17 AM
Nor I @Inked botanicals, nor I...but we'll figure it out! ;) By the way...off topic...but I since I have your attention, I received the sand samples you sent. Thank you!!!! They are fantastic! :)

Title: Re: Steampunk | Vintage Exchange 2019 Sign Ups are now Open!
Post by: passionforwriting on June 10, 2019, 08:52:04 PM
I agree, so excited but still brainstorming on a few ideas. I just signed up again in case my info didn't go through the first time. I know usually I get an email confirming sign ups. Has that changed?

Thanks for all you do to make these awesome exchanges happen!!   :D
Title: Re: Steampunk | Vintage Exchange 2019 Sign Ups are now Open!
Post by: Erica McPhee on June 11, 2019, 01:27:56 AM
It hasnít changed. You should still receive an email confirmation. I will check my emails in the morning and see if yours came through!  ;D
Title: Re: Steampunk | Vintage Exchange 2019 Sign Ups are now Open!
Post by: TeresaS on June 11, 2019, 08:53:27 AM
Now that you mentioned it, I realized I didnít get an email either.
Title: Re: Steampunk | Vintage Exchange 2019 Sign Ups are now Open!
Post by: Inked botanicals on June 11, 2019, 11:10:00 AM
Now that you mentioned it, I realized I didnít get an email either.

Oh wait, same here. Do we need to sign up again?
Title: Re: Steampunk | Vintage Exchange 2019 Sign Ups are now Open!
Post by: Erica McPhee on June 11, 2019, 12:03:27 PM
No, youíre all set. I will check the form but Alba, Teresa, Grace, Starlee, and Bianca, you are already signed up.  ;D

Also, Mabel, Victoria, and Pedro if you are wondering.  :)
Title: Re: Steampunk | Vintage Exchange 2019 Sign Ups are now Open!
Post by: Erica McPhee on June 11, 2019, 12:24:45 PM
@Bianca M @Inked botanicals  @passionforwriting

Can you check your spam folders and see if the confirmation is there? Mine came through when I set up the form so Iím not sure why it didnít work. Thanks!
Title: Re: Steampunk | Vintage Exchange 2019 Sign Ups are now Open!
Post by: TeresaS on June 11, 2019, 12:58:09 PM
Mine did end up in my junk mail...retrieved and all is well!  Thanks!
Title: Re: Steampunk | Vintage Exchange 2019 Sign Ups are now Open!
Post by: Inked botanicals on June 11, 2019, 03:53:53 PM

Can you check your spam folders and see if the confirmation is there? Mine came through when I set up the form so Iím not sure why it didnít work. Thanks!

I can't find it anywhere, nor the spam folder, nor the promotions folder (gmail classifies my mail how it wants!). But if you say I'm signed up, I am happy! As long as the list arrives!
Title: Re: Steampunk | Vintage Exchange 2019 Sign Ups are now Open!
Post by: Erica McPhee on June 11, 2019, 08:39:40 PM
Thanks for checking Teresa. And thank you for looking Alba - you are definitely on the list.  ;)
Title: Re: Steampunk | Vintage Exchange 2019 Sign Ups are now Open!
Post by: Bianca M on June 13, 2019, 02:08:41 AM
@Erica McPhee my confirmation email came through just fine! :)
Title: Re: Steampunk | Vintage Exchange 2019 Sign Ups are now Open!
Post by: caltain on June 13, 2019, 04:03:55 PM
Erica-

I signed up using the form provided, but did not get the confirmation email. I have visually checked all of my mailboxes, as well as digitally searched for the confirmation, but no joy.

I'm assuming that the board's outbound mail is configured for immediate sending, rather than aggregating outbound mail for sending at scheduled intervals. It's been about an hour since I registered. I'm very new to Flourish, so it's also possible that there is some profile setting that is impacting the situation.

Also, does the 4 part verification requirement for posting ever go away?

Thanks for your help!
Dan Brooks
Title: Re: Steampunk | Vintage Exchange 2019 Sign Ups are now Open!
Post by: Erica McPhee on June 13, 2019, 05:47:57 PM
Hi Dan,
Thank you for checking in. Your sign up did come through! So I'm wondering why some of the confirmations are getting delivered and others are not.  :(

Yes - you'll be happy to know the questions go away after the first couple of posts.  ;D

I'm excited you've joined our exchange!
Title: Re: Steampunk | Vintage Exchange 2019 Sign Ups are now Open!
Post by: caltain on June 13, 2019, 06:29:44 PM
It's possible that the forum software is configured to send outbound mail at certain times of the day. I'm not sure why the registration form would trigger a different process than any other notification or automatic reply. I'm getting the topic reply notifications pretty much immediately, but no sign of the registration confirmation.

It's also possible that the problem isn't on your end. You should check the email addresses that failed to see if they are all on the same domain, like yahoo.com or hotmail.com. The mail servers may consider emails from theflourishforum.com to be spam and are blocking and deleting or bouncing the messages.

Since I'm getting the topic reply notifications, we know that Yahoo is not blocking your domain, but it might still block some specific sending email addresses. Is the confirmation message configured to use the usual [email protected] for the "sender" and "reply to" email headers?
Title: Re: Steampunk | Vintage Exchange 2019 Sign Ups are now Open!
Post by: Inked botanicals on June 14, 2019, 04:32:46 AM
Erica, Iíve found something! I found my confirmation email and the sender seems to be myself. As my mail is gmail, that automatically is considered superspam and it does not get through when you use an app or a mail client software. Until this one, those mails come sent in your name, so this one is a new one! Hope that helps!
Title: Re: Steampunk | Vintage Exchange 2019 Sign Ups are now Open!
Post by: Evela on June 16, 2019, 04:25:13 AM
Iím so excited for this exchange! Brainstorming ideas at the moment 🧐
I was wondering when we find out the list of recipients for each of us?
Title: Re: Steampunk | Vintage Exchange 2019 Sign Ups are now Open!
Post by: handmadeletters on June 16, 2019, 09:38:17 AM
Crazy-stoked for this!

@Starlee Finally, my first FF exchange of the year. Hope we end up on the same list! <3

@Erica McPhee This is such a great exchange idea! So many possibilities with this. Thank you!
Title: Re: Steampunk | Vintage Exchange 2019 Sign Ups are now Open!
Post by: Erica McPhee on June 17, 2019, 10:18:22 AM
@Evela Today is the last day for sign ups. So the lists should go out tomorrow.  ;D


Iím so excited for this exchange! Brainstorming ideas at the moment 🧐
I was wondering when we find out the list of recipients for each of us?
Title: Re: Steampunk | Vintage Exchange 2019 Sign Ups are now Open!
Post by: Evela on June 17, 2019, 10:43:17 AM
Thanks Erica :)
Title: Re: Steampunk | Vintage Exchange 2019 Sign Ups are now Open!
Post by: Erica McPhee on June 17, 2019, 10:48:52 AM
P.S. @Evela I absolutely adore your logo avatar!
Title: Re: Steampunk | Vintage Exchange 2019 Sign Ups are now Open!
Post by: Mabel on June 17, 2019, 01:01:33 PM
Hi Erica, I signed up for the Steampunk exchange twice, because I first made it from the cell phone and I do not know if it was made effective :P. The second one I have done from the computer.
Sorry for the inconvenience :(
Cordially  :)
Title: Re: Steampunk | Vintage Exchange 2019 Sign Ups are now Open!
Post by: Evela on June 17, 2019, 01:17:45 PM
P.S. @Evela I absolutely adore your logo avatar!

Aww how lovely of you to say so :) thank you very much!
Title: Re: Steampunk | Vintage Exchange 2019 Sign Ups are now Closed
Post by: Erica McPhee on June 20, 2019, 01:48:13 PM
Thanks @caltain Dan. The sign up confirmations are sent out differently than traditional forum mail. They are sent via an auto confirmation using the database created on the actual wordpress website (not the forum). @Inked botanicals Alba helped me solve it! The form uses the email you input as the "from" because you are basically sending the confirmation from yourself. However, I will change that so it comes from my wordpress admin email.  Thank you for helping me solve this!

The lists have been sent out. Please check your mailboxes and let me know if you did not receive it and think you signed up. I have extended the postmark deadline by two days because of the delay in getting the lists out.

I am super excited for this one and have been brainstorming my ideas for days!  ;D
Title: Re: Steampunk | Vintage Exchange 2019 Sign Ups are now Closed
Post by: Inked botanicals on June 20, 2019, 02:12:48 PM
List received!
Glad I could help, Erica!  :D
Title: Re: Steampunk | Vintage Exchange 2019 Sign Ups are now Closed
Post by: caltain on June 22, 2019, 03:54:16 PM
Sorry to be a pain, but I've got no sign of the list either. I'm not sure what is going on at this point. Regardless, I need my list, please...
Title: Re: Steampunk | Vintage Exchange 2019 Sign Ups are now Closed
Post by: Erica McPhee on June 23, 2019, 12:57:13 PM
Hi,
So sorry about this! Two members (both with the same email provider) did not get their lists. I have resent them. Please PM me if you did not receive it again.
Thanks!
Title: Re: Steampunk | Vintage Exchange 2019 Sign Ups are now Closed
Post by: Evela on July 07, 2019, 06:41:18 AM
Happy Sunday everyone ☺️
My exchange envelopes are in the post! Hope they get to you in one piece without getting too messed up! Have a lovely day ♥️
Title: Re: Steampunk | Vintage Exchange 2019 Sign Ups are now Closed
Post by: Erica McPhee on July 07, 2019, 01:36:48 PM
I have pushed out the deadline to Monday, July 15th as a few folks let me know they are behind. Canít wait to start seeing these!  ;D
Title: Re: Steampunk | Vintage Exchange 2019 Sign Ups are now Closed
Post by: Erica McPhee on July 08, 2019, 05:33:47 PM
Hello Listmates,
My exchanges are done but I did not mail them today as it has been raining (pouring) all day. I didn't want them to get wet.  ;) Will mail them tomorrow.  ;D
Title: Re: Steampunk | Vintage Exchange 2019 Sign Ups are now Closed
Post by: Bianca M on July 18, 2019, 02:31:36 PM
List 2, I am sorry, but I was trying to be clever with an experimental project, and it didn't work, so I am running late.  Hopefully I'll have these mailed out over the weekend!
Title: Re: Steampunk | Vintage Exchange 2019 Sign Ups are now Closed
Post by: Starlee on July 19, 2019, 02:10:12 PM
@Bianca M, no worries! I have no doubt they are worth the wait. Curious about the failed experiment now though ;)
Title: Re: Steampunk | Vintage Exchange 2019 Sign Ups are now Closed
Post by: Bianca M on July 19, 2019, 05:23:02 PM
@Starlee thank you! :) I'm still trying to get it to work - it's nothing too crazy so I thought it'd be easier than it is, lol... #storyofmylife.  Your card is AMAZING, by the way!!!  Just... WOW!
Title: Re: Steampunk | Vintage Exchange 2019 Sign Ups are now Closed
Post by: Starlee on July 19, 2019, 06:47:52 PM
Thank you @Bianca M! It was a fun challenge :)
Title: Re: Steampunk | Vintage Exchange 2019 Sign Ups are now Closed
Post by: janerob325 on August 13, 2019, 01:21:12 PM
Hello,

Do you have a listing of the dates of the remaining exchanges for 2019?  Thank you.

Jane
Title: Re: Steampunk | Vintage Exchange 2019 Sign Ups are now Closed
Post by: Erica McPhee on August 18, 2019, 07:43:36 PM
Hi @janerob325
Sorry I didnít see this earlier. Yes, you can see it here:https://theflourishforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=6606.0
I was thinking of trying to sneak in a quick one before Halloween.  ;D
Title: Re: Steampunk | Vintage Exchange 2019 Sign Ups are now Closed
Post by: Mabel on November 19, 2019, 09:50:53 AM
Hello, I don't received nothing by Pedro SŠnchez and Bianca Mascorro :(
Truly,
Mabel
Title: Re: Steampunk | Vintage Exchange 2019 Sign Ups are now Closed
Post by: Bianca M on November 19, 2019, 11:06:38 AM
Hi @Mabel - I am terribly delinquent, and I am so sorry.  I was trying so hard to get a concept to work, bought all sorts of materials, and then finally gave up on it (but I'm not going to tell what it was because I still want to make it happen for another exchange.  I won't let it hold anything up again, though!).

I literally am finishing up my replacement project TODAY, so your post is amazing timing!  Hopefully you'll get yours by the end of the month, being that you're in Spain.

Again, I am sorry for the delay - not OK.
Title: Re: Steampunk | Vintage Exchange 2019 Sign Ups are now Closed
Post by: Mabel on November 19, 2019, 02:53:14 PM
Thank you Bianca,
Don't worry I look forward  :D to your exchange.
Regards,
Mabel