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Old 06-30-14, 10:40 AM  
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Another Exchange Board rant

I really don't know what's happened to common courtesy these days. Lately I've had issues with the Exchange Board. A couple weeks ago I PMd someone about a trade and no answer.The latest one was last week. I was going through some old threads about a particular Beachbody kit and so I PMd someone asking if they still had a DVD available that they had mentioned maybe putting on the YaYa board. No answer. Again I sent a gentle PM asking again. No answer. Please....a simple answer back would be appreciated letting me know it was sold/swapped. Or you decided to keep it. Or whatever.
I answer ALL PMs. One way are the other the person gets an answer. Just common courtesy.
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Old 06-30-14, 10:50 AM  
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I've noticed this too. I've pm'd and emailed and received no response. I usually wait 48 hours and add them to my ignore list.
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Old 06-30-14, 10:56 AM  
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I'm sorry that you've had some negative experiences with the Exchange board.

On a personal note I'm uncomfortable with the recent trend to air grievances about Share the Wealth or trades/exchanges in the General Discussion forum. Even when names aren't mentioned it makes me think that the person posting is wanting to publicly shame another member. I find that unwarranted.

I think emailing the moderators would be a better idea. Or privately request that Wendy or another moderator make an announcement about answering PMs in a timely manner or whatever the issue is. Maybe the moderators should also consider updating the rules of the Exchange forum. I would just request that this happens behind the scenes.
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Old 06-30-14, 11:02 AM  
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I'm sorry that you've had some negative experiences with the Exchange board.

On a personal note I'm uncomfortable with the recent trend to air grievances about Share the Wealth or trades/exchanges in the General Discussion forum. Even when names aren't mentioned it makes me think that the person posting is wanting to publicly shame another member. I find that unwarranted.

I think emailing the moderators would be a better idea. Or privately request that Wendy or another moderator make an announcement about answering PMs in a timely manner or whatever the issue is. Maybe the moderators should also consider updating the rules of the Exchange forum. I would just request that this happens behind the scenes.
+1.....well said
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Old 06-30-14, 11:08 AM  
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As someone who rarely checks into VF lately, it's possible...possible...they don't come on here often. It's also possible an email was changed. Maybe they were new and don't have a sense of the general protocol?

In all my years here, I've never had a problem with a trade itself and I don't believe I've never heard back from someone when making a request. Even if it did/does happen, the positive experiences have far outweighed any negatives. Just my 2 cents of course.
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Old 06-30-14, 11:08 AM  
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I think emailing the moderators would be a better idea. Or privately request that Wendy or another moderator make an announcement about answering PMs in a timely manner or whatever the issue is. Maybe the moderators should also consider updating the rules of the Exchange forum. I would just request that this happens behind the scenes.
I think that this is a good idea, but I think the issue is, what would be considered timely? 48 hours? A week? In my line of work, fourth quarter is a very difficult, stress filled time for me and I may not always get to PM people right away. One has very good intentions when posting exchange or Share the Wealth lists, but then things get in the way. And if the Exchange becomes too moderated, people may not want to participate. As it is, threads such as these are probably making people think twice about Share the Wealth and the Exchange, which is a shame really. Not that I'm trying to call out the OP, as I know I've vented in threads similar to these in the past. Maybe I'll start an "Exchange Board Praises" thread, so people will know it's not all bad But everyone is entitled to their rants!
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Old 06-30-14, 11:20 AM  
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I really don't know what's happened to common courtesy these days. Lately I've had issues with the Exchange Board. A couple weeks ago I PMd someone about a trade and no answer.The latest one was last week. I was going through some old threads about a particular Beachbody kit and so I PMd someone asking if they still had a DVD available that they had mentioned maybe putting on the YaYa board. No answer. Again I sent a gentle PM asking again. No answer. Please....a simple answer back would be appreciated letting me know it was sold/swapped. Or you decided to keep it. Or whatever.
I answer ALL PMs. One way are the other the person gets an answer. Just common courtesy.
The reason I did not respond to your question about a comment that I had made about the Beachbody DVD is that I have been working 7 days a week, as the new academic year has started today at the University. In addition I have been helping a homeless Vet from the VA find a place to live, along with sickness in my family.

I'm eating lunch at my desk, checking the forum and saw your thread, which really irritated me. Your first email was sent on Friday, the second yesterday. I had planned on responding tonight after work. No, the 21 day Barre Fix is not available.
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Old 06-30-14, 11:22 AM  
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I'm sorry that you've had some negative experiences with the Exchange board.

On a personal note I'm uncomfortable with the recent trend to air grievances about Share the Wealth or trades/exchanges in the General Discussion forum. Even when names aren't mentioned it makes me think that the person posting is wanting to publicly shame another member. I find that unwarranted.

I think emailing the moderators would be a better idea. Or privately request that Wendy or another moderator make an announcement about answering PMs in a timely manner or whatever the issue is. Maybe the moderators should also consider updating the rules of the Exchange forum. I would just request that this happens behind the scenes.
I agree and well said.
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Old 06-30-14, 11:31 AM  
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I'm sorry that you've had some negative experiences with the Exchange board.

On a personal note I'm uncomfortable with the recent trend to air grievances about Share the Wealth or trades/exchanges in the General Discussion forum. Even when names aren't mentioned it makes me think that the person posting is wanting to publicly shame another member. I find that unwarranted.

I think emailing the moderators would be a better idea. Or privately request that Wendy or another moderator make an announcement about answering PMs in a timely manner or whatever the issue is. Maybe the moderators should also consider updating the rules of the Exchange forum. I would just request that this happens behind the scenes.
X2. We are all people who have things that happen in life and I think we need to offer one another grace and figure out our issues privately, or with WWWendy involved. I personally have had some sticky trades, etc. Some have been problems with the other end but some honestly have been me. I have had gracious people who are willing to work with me and that's what has always made VF a good place to be.
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Old 06-30-14, 11:50 AM  
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I'm sorry that you've had some negative experiences with the Exchange board.

On a personal note I'm uncomfortable with the recent trend to air grievances about Share the Wealth or trades/exchanges in the General Discussion forum. . . . I would just request that this happens behind the scenes.
I agree completely.

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threads such as these are probably making people think twice about Share the Wealth and the Exchange, which is a shame really.
Yes, I believe you are right. I know that I personally don't use the exchange without a BIG WARNING that I have a busy life and may be slow to respond so people are pre-warned!

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X2. We are all people who have things that happen in life and I think we need to offer one another grace
I think this really says it best, Cheri.

Just my opinion on this matter! I do understand the frustration and the need to rant, but ultimately, sometimes an exercise dvd is not as important a priority to someone else as it is to us (or vice versa.)
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