PSA: our next freebiemeet will be in early June, if we hold it at all (see below). And a "regular" lazy weekend poll will be along shortly.
And a special call for comments on the freebiemeet (the most recent was episode 7), please! There has been a suggestion that perhaps the rules ought to be changed to favor regular commenters — in other words, that people would rather give away their items to people they know from Now Smell This instead of "strangers" who only appear during freebiemeets?* Please do comment and tell us how you feel about that, and if you agree with the proposition, how you would suggest we implement any changes.
My own worry is that rules restricting participants will be hard to implement or "police" on my end, and if "policed" by the giver, we could end up with hurt feelings (someone who thought they were a "regular" could be turned down for a freebie).
I am open to suggestions; here are two ideas of mine:
We could do away with the freebiemeet altogether, and people who have items they'd like to discard could start giving them away whenever they felt like it in the regular scent of the day polls?
Or, we could hold freebiemeets more often (quarterly, perhaps?), so they're a bit less of an "event", and make it a rule that in order to call dibs, someone must have commented on any post (scent of the day or otherwise) at least X number of times in the past X number of months, and if asked, provide the links to prove it?
*If anyone wants to follow the original discussion about this issue, search for the word "freebiemeet" on the Scent of Day for January 24.