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17 January 2008 @ 07:39 am
Assignments have NOT gone out yet, so don't worry if you haven't received one. I'm in the process of discussing with tortoises the possibility of making each penpal-ing period two months instead of one. A lot of people didn't receive letters and just as many admitted to not having enough time to do so (and send their apologies, of course).

So, what do you guys think? While your waiting for your next penpal, you can have a bit more time to exchange with your current one if you so wish.
Alexa Rose: Ninetales -- Cursedpapersnow on January 17th, 2008 02:42 pm (UTC)
I don't think that it was that a month just wasn't long enough, but more that trying to get the letters done on top of whatever they had to do for the holidays was just too much. I know that was the case with me, but now that everything's said and done, I think a month is perfectly adaquent.

Perhaps, though, start doing sign-ups and assignments earlier? Instead of starting at the beginning of each month, and then sending out addresses about a week into it, start the last week of the previous month? That way, we'd be ready to write and whatnot come the first (or thereabouts, as opposed to the tenth or so).
Ɲøʀƙɨɑ: Pokemon - Kyogreflag on January 19th, 2008 12:44 am (UTC)
Agreed on all accounts. I think a month is enough time (if not more than enough time) to get a letter sent out and that the current backlog may be due to the winter holidays. I also agree with earlier signups.
Rachel ♥digivolution on January 18th, 2008 04:17 am (UTC)
I never got a letter so I can't exchange with my current penpal. But I think that 2 months should be okay. Are we even going to do an exchange for January, since the month is half over?
!tksama on January 19th, 2008 06:24 am (UTC)
I think we might take a hint from the above posters and do assignments now for the letters to arrive in February.
regen: chimecho!regen on January 19th, 2008 04:10 pm (UTC)
I agree that the holiday rush probably didn't help the exchange get off to a great start. ^_^; But whatever seems to be the best option for the community is fine with me.
.citizen.erased.citizen00erased on January 25th, 2008 11:29 pm (UTC)
do you mean that you just send/receive one letter over two months, or that they can keep up correspondence however they please until next assignment?

also, i still haven't gotten anything about verifying my address.@_@
kohakushinjukohakushinju on January 28th, 2008 07:08 am (UTC)
ya im still in the same boat. i need to get my address verified.
.citizen.erased.citizen00erased on January 28th, 2008 01:17 pm (UTC)
>w< well i hope we both get verified, then
kohakushinjukohakushinju on January 31st, 2008 04:38 am (UTC)
hope you got a penpal. :)