makobdayexchange: (2016)
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Thank you for your interest in being a pinch hitter for the 2016 Tachibana Makoto Birthday Exchange! Here's some info for you:

What is a pinch hitter?

When a participant drops out for whatever reason, a pinch hitter is someone who steps up and accepts the assignment in their place (sometimes on very short notice). Pinch hitters are absolutely essential to the success of any exchange.

How does pinch hitting work?

Unlike regular assignments, pinch hits are not automatically assigned. Whenever one comes up, it goes out for claiming to all potential pinch hitters on a mailing list. If you’re interested in taking the assignment, you reply to the email. If you're not interested, you don't have to do anything. Pinch hits are assigned on a first come, first served basis.

Do I have to be a participant in the exchange in order to be a pinch hitter?

Definitely not! We'll take anyone who's interested.

So then, how can I join the pinch hitter mailing list?
Leave a comment here with your name and a reliable email address you check regularly. Comments are screened and your email will be kept confidential.

Do I need an account anywhere in particular to participate?
Yes—the exchange is running through AO3 this year, so in order to accept a pinch hit assignment you will need an AO3 account. If you don't have one, you can go here to request a free account or let us know in your comment and we'll set you up with one.

And how much do you love me for signing up to be a pinch hitter?
A lot. So flippin' much, you don't even know!

Just in case you missed it above: to sign up as a pinch hitter, please leave a comment here (all comments are screened) with the following:
  • your name (whatever you want me to call you; including your AO3 name is optional at this point)
  • a reliable email address you check regularly
Thank you! ♥
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