Do you want to exchange gifts with other WI members? Great! Please read and follow the instructions below and you will be giving and receiving gifts before you know it! First, a little info on WI terms and abbreviations: · Gift Exchange = GE – Where Gifted and Gift Gurus exchange items. · Gift Guru = GG – Gifted members who have more than 50 exchanges after becoming Gifted, 100 posts on WI, 30 days as a Gifted member, have shown excellent GE behavior. · Gifted – Title for members who are allowed to exchange gifts in the GE but do not have GG status. They may exchange gifts on threads only, not through PMs. · Gifted Trainee = GT – WI members who have applied to become Gifted, been accepted, and are in the process of learning how the GE works. GTs may only exchange gifts with other GTs, and GCs. · Gifted Coach = GC – Gift Gurus who have been chosen to teach and guide GTs through exchanging gifts on WI. · Training Section = TS – The section of the forum where GTs learn how to exchange gifts on WI. The TS is only open to Administrators, Moderators, GCs, and GTs.
That’s a lot of G’s huh? Don’t worry, you pick it up quickly and it will be second nature before you know it! Now on to the how part.
How to Become a Gifted Trainee 1. Please DO NOT offer exchanges outside of the GE.
Exchanging items in the open forum is not allowed. DO NOT
make posts about what you have, want, or will trade. It’s a big No-No and may result in a longer wait for you to be allowed into the TS. 2. Gifting privileges will only be given to members who contribute to the WI forum as a whole.
As such, we require that all members post a minimum of 50 posts before applying to be a Gift Trainee. The management reviews EVERY post by EVERY applicant before accepting them as a Gifted Trainee. Posts that are considered "fluff" will not count toward your 50 posts. If your posts do not count and/or your application is denied, DO NOT
pm the staff to ask why and complain. Instead, continue to make good, strong, informative posts, then reapply.
~Also, each member is allowed as per WI
rules, to have only ONE ACCOUNT, this does not mean you can have an account and let a family member use it~ 3. You must be a member of the WI forum for at least TWO WEEKS before applying to the TS.
Get to know our community before trading. 4. You must agree to work with the GCs.
The GCs will guide you until you completely understand the Fair Gift Exchange Policy, how the GE
works, and are comfortable with making exchanges. 5. Post your agreement on this thread
once you have 50 good posts, have been a member for TWO WEEKS,
and feel you can work with the GCs.
Your posts will then be reviewed and a decision made. 6. Once your application has been approved, and there is a slot available in the Training Section, the TS will be unlocked for you
. You must read the Fair Gift Exchange Policy, located at the top of the TS board, and post your agreement to follow the Policy. Once you’ve agreed, a GC will contact you and help you begin. 7. In order to ensure that all GTs are completely trained before becoming fully Gifted, the number of GTs will be limited.
The limit will be determined by the GTs' rate of learning and how many GTs the Gifted Coaches can effectively maintain.
If the TS is full, it may take a while for approval. You will be notified when space is available. Please be patient and realize that the better trained each Gifted member becomes, the safer and more fun the GE
becomes for all to enjoy. If by the second month of you being GT'd, you have not set up a gift thread, or traded, then you will be removed from the Training section. After which time, you may reapply, but will need to wait a required 2 months.
Becoming fully Gifted and moving on to the GE
based on number of trades. The coaches will decide when a GT has a good understanding of the rules and exhibits good exchange practices and behavior.
We want you to understand that safety for all members is our number one concern. These guidelines are set in place so that all members exchanging gifts are having fun and enjoying themselves without fear of being ripped off or scammed. The GE
is fast paced, exciting, and an absolute blast when you know what you’re doing. We want to ensure that you’re prepared and ready to jump right in!