S.E. Wisconsin & Area Math Trade V
- Jack KUnited States
WisconsinTreasure those you love...
This event is open to anyone who wants to participate, but please note that this is a no-ship event. We will be meeting up on Saturday June 27th to exchange games traded and you'll either need to be in attendance or have someone proxy (drop off and pick up) for you at the event. Past events have seen good participation from Milwaukee, Madison, Oshkosh, Kenosha and even Chicago.
What is this GeekList?
This is where you post your offerings for trade. Entries posted after tbe deadline noted below will not be considered for this event.
Please do not delete items from this list once you've added them. - you can always submit a blank want list for an entry if you've traded it away before the deadline.
For those of you not familiar with the process, a very useful guide to Math Trades is available here, courtesy of Lindsey Dubb:
OK - some simple rules - please take a few minutes to read them:
1) This is a no-shipping event. All exchanges are to be made at the Game-a-thon between 1 and 2pm. If you cannot attend in person, you can still participate but you must find someone who is willing to act as you proxy at the convention, taking your games there for you and picking up your "winnings".
2) Gift certificates, Geekgold (GG), DVDs etc are all permitted.
3) Gift certificate and GG arbitrage are NOT allowed. (i.e. You cannot put someone else's gift certificate entry on the want lists for a gift certificate you are offering in an attempt to "trade up", the same is true for GG).
4) Cash entries are not allowed.
5) Sweeteners are to be listed using the GAMEID formatting. If you don't use this format your sweeteners won't show up in the OLWLG properly.
[ gameid=xxxx ]
[ imageid=yyyy ]
Remove the spaces and put in the appropriate ID numbers.
6) Non-game entries must be added as "Outside the Scope of BGG" (game id 23953), Miscellaneous Game Merchandise (game id 22104) or "Miscellaneous Game Accessory" (game id 5985).
7) You are expected to describe, as accurately as is reasonably possible, the condition (components and box), language and edition of your item in the description. This includes sweeteners if they are physical items (i.e. not GG).
For games not brand new (in shrink) you must inventory the game's components and list anything missing. Do not assume it's complete. Also, remember that just because something is "new in shrink" that doesn't mean that you shouldn't disclose any dings. It might not matter to you, but it matters to some people.
8) Finally - you are expected to periodically check during the item submission period, and preferably during the want list submission period, to see if anyone has commented on your entries. People often ask questions of items - most commonly because you have forgotten to state a version, language or shipping policy - and you should check in to address such questions in a timely manner should they arise, so that everyone then has the correct information available.
This is a very easy thing to do. Just click on "My Geek", then "Contributions" and finally on "GeekList Items". You will then be able to see your items without having to find them in the trade GeekList along with any comments that people have made. You will only need to go back to the trade GeekList to make adjustments or answer questions if there were any.
As moderator, I reserve the right to ask you to remove any entries which I feel are unsuitable, but I can't think of too many things which would fall into that category.
Other useful information
Software Used: TradeMaximizer 1.4 with duplicate protection. SEED=1234567, ITERATIONS=100, METRIC=USERS-TRADING
I have chosen the USERS-TRADING metric because it potentially increases the number of people taking part who make at least one trade, while not affecting the overall number of trades. This means that for this particular event, the order of the items on your want lists makes NO difference.
Discussion Thread: http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/416013
Request Geeklist: None. Please add requests to the discussion thread.
Users may not post more geekgold than they currently have.
If you wish to request that an item be added to this math trade, Please do so in the discussion thread.
Open for posting games: Now to Monday, June 22nd, 10pm
Want list submissions: Monday, June 22nd, 10pm to Thursday, June 25th, 10pm
Results posted by midnight on the 25th.
Please note: Sometimes real life intrudes on us unexpectedly. If I'm an hour late posting something, please bear with me. Running one of these can be a fair bit of work.
We will be meeting at the Jamey's Game-a-thon in Muskego on Saturday, June 27th. The exchange will take place at noon.
See here for more details:
If you cannot attend in person, you'll need to find someone in your area who can act as your proxy at the event, dropping off your traded games and picking up your acquisitions - but it's worth coming along if you can, meeting your fellow gamers and playing a few games at the event...
If you are prepared to act as a courier for others to the event where exchanges will take place, please let us know in this thread.
Want list submission:
Once the summary of games is posted and the want list submission period begins, you can send your want lists in.
You must use the On-Line Want List Generator (OLWLG) which JeffyJeff has kindly made available to us for this event.
Note that it's best to work on your want list and submit them early - you can always make changes and resubmit later. This will prevent you from being left out if you forget the deadline.
Also: Creating want lists is not the same as submitting them. To submit them you will need to click on the "Submit My Wants" button. If you're not sure how to find this, consult the documentation referenced above or ask in the discussion thread.
When you submit your want lists, you will receive a confirming GeekMail. If you don't get one, your want lists haven't been submitted. Your want lists in the GeekMail may be truncated - this is fine.
Please note that errors made by you will not invalidate the results. You will be expected to honour your trades even if you made a mistake, so carefully review your lists before sending them in. You can make changes via the OLWLG at any time before the end of the submission period but not after it.
If you've never used the OLWLG before, consult the new BGG wiki page here:
After reading this, please feel free to ask OLWLG-related questions in the discussion thread. Many of us have used it before and will be happy to help.
So enter lots of items and have fun!
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