I've done alot of swaps, more then I can count that I've particpated in, have hosted well over 30. I've only had maybe a handful end on time. I've heard every excuse in the book. I also do "countdown" emails to those who haven't sent them in yet. Some come to the final day saying "I just haven't had time". Well, when you think about it, if you have a dozen to tie. If you tied ONE a DAY before you went to bed, you'd have them done in just under two weeks. If you sat down for an hour or two (depending on your tying skills) you could have them all popped off at once. But too many just forget, and put it on a backburner (who hasn't). It's partially the swapmeister, but it's an even between swapmeister and particpant. Participant should bow out if they think they can't do it. A month overdue just isn't acceptable, though I've had swaps run that long. But I've ALWAYS asked for consensus with other tyers FIRST before just shutting them off. If they say "ok, we'll wait" then I'll give them time. But one extension is IT!!! One thing is though, how much time from startup until flies delivered was allowed? I've found you need at LEAST one month from time of posting to date of deliver to the swapmeister. Funniest thing of all. My worse offender was the board owner of a board I no longer frequent. Was late by a good month (and of course the others said OK because of who it was). Then, since he said he was going to be late by that much, two other guys decided to take their time too. I'm not really worried, nor ever was, about toe tags. Depends on the system you work it. My first thing to do is sort the flies when I get ALL the flies. I take the pic and document who's flies are who's. Then post the pic so everyone knows which fly belongs to who. Talking about swaps. I'm involved in two right now. Luckily, I'm just a participant. But my flies have DISAPPEARED! So I have a package of Dee Flies floating around in LaLa Land. I'm going to have to bite the bullet and retie them (ughhhhhhhh). This is when it really sucks.