# Interested in a 10th international Mathtrade?

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Since I had participated in my first mathtrade (it was the 6th) I have always loved it. I contacted E&Cplus3 if he will run another one but unfortunately he is too busy to do so. But he has sent me the link to the program. After solving the first problems, I was able to play with it for a while, to get familiar with it. Now I think I could run it if there is enough interest.

In general, I would like to run it the same way as Chuck did, because he did it in such a great way that I don't want to change a thing. If there are enough people interested, I will start it officially.

If you don't know what a mathtrade is - well, let me quote how Chuck described it:

A More Detailed Explanation:

Q. What is a geocoin math trade? What makes it different from a 'normal' trade?

A. In a ' normal' trade, person A gives coin X to person B and person B give coin Y to person A. Sometimes person A wants a coin that person B has, but has nothing that interests person B to give in return. In that case person A could go looking for a person C to arrange a trade to get a coin from person's B want list. In a math trade you don't have to hunt for a 'person C' -- the software will do this for you! The math trade software will find optimal 'trade chains', some of which may involve just the regular 2 coins, while other 'trade chains' that are part of the same math trade may involve 3, 4, 5 or even more coins.

Q. I feel uncomfortable listing coin offers without knowing what I'll receive in return for them. Why would I do this?

A. You will be the one to decide what you'll get in return. After everyone has listed their coin offers, you can go through the total list of offers and make a want list for every coin you have offered. If you are not interested in trading one of your coins for any of the listed offers, you will simply use an empty want list for it, so that your coin won't be traded at all.

Q. What if someone offers a coin that I REALLY want? Is there a way that I can maybe offer 2 of my coins in exchange for this coveted coin?

A. Yes, there is. After Phase 1 (entering coin offers), we will enter Phase 2 (regrouping). During this phase you have a chance to look closely at the coins that are being offered, and if there are coins you would really want to get, you could try and create a more interesting offer by grouping two or more of your coins into one offer. If you group coin X and Y together, then these will not be traded separately, but as one single unit, for which you can decide (during the want list submission phase) what you want to trade them for.

(Detailed instructions for this regrouping will follow once we hit that phase (but don't worry, it's actually quite simple).

Q. Two or more people have listed one specific coin that I like. But if I include both in my want lists for, say, two of my coins, I risk ending up with 2 copies of the same coin. Is there a way to prevent this?

A. Yes, there is (a more verbose answer will follow at the appropriate time).

Not familiar at all with the 'math trades' program or idea. Have seen it in other threads though.

Is it run for a specific period of time? Start date and preset end date?

How long between 'grouping' sessions or RE-grouping sessions ?

What if participating traders fall behind in posting their trade offers and wants ... (whatever you call it) ?

I'm in

YES!

I am interested!

I'd be in for another math trade.

You bet!!

Yes....

I'm in.

Thanks for taking this on.

Absolutely! Thanks for doing this!

Not familiar at all with the 'math trades' program or idea. Have seen it in other threads though.

Is it run for a specific period of time? Start date and preset end date?

The mathtrade is devided in four phases:

1. Coin submission - entering your trade offers into the spreadsheet (for example until end of May))

2. Regroup - reorganize your coin submissions to create groups (for example within first week of June)

3. Want list submission - create your wish lists! (for example until end of June)

4. Trading! - trade list generated and emailed to you (for example beginning of July)

How long between 'grouping' sessions or RE-grouping sessions ?

What if participating traders fall behind in posting their trade offers and wants ... (whatever you call it) ?

If there is no submission of traders it is not a problem at all, because there are simply no coins that other people could put on their wantlist. If there is no submission of a wishlist of a participant in a certain time I will put the wishlist of all the listed coins of that participant to zero that means no coins of that person will be traded.

Have all a great weekend

Thomas

Thx for the explanations Thomas.

I'll give it a go.

Hooooray waiting has ended, i´m in

Count me in.

I'm in

ILYK

ILYL

I'm in; never participated in one so I am "going for it!"

I'm in! How many submissions can we do?

In

I'm in! How many submissions can we do?

Maximum number of coins per participant is 50.

I am in, but what if no one want's your coins? i assume you are then out? i figure that is fair. so i will enter with the hopes to make a trade, but will not be mad if it doesn't happen.

I'm in!

I've only participated in a German Math Trade so far, so I'm game for an international one.

Ok, that is definitely enough interest

I will work on the sreadsheet on the weekend and let you know about the next steps then. Thanks, I'm looking forward to that kind of fun

I am in

YES! I'm in!

Great to hear that quite a few of you still have interest in such a mathtrade. I started a new thread so you can now officially sign in: