This is a sample message that you could use to send to a member of your group.
Default message used by caretaker groups on pending messages:
Dear Freegle Member,
I'm sorry I can't approve your message on Freegle today. I know that 'swapping' an item often seems like a good, environmentally friendly idea, but Freegle is just for giving things away free to keep them from ending up in landfill not for swaps, lends or borrows. You could of course place a simple wanted/request post for the item you need.
If you would like to reword your post as a straight offer, you are welcome to repost it.
Kind Regards $myname $groupname Volunteer $owneremail
Default message used by caretaker groups on approved messages
Hi Freegle Member
I'm sorry I have had to remove reference to swapping in your message on Freegle today and left it as an outright Wanted request.
I know that 'swapping' an item often seems like a good, environmentally friendly idea - but the group rules state there should be no strings attached to any item offered which includes swapping. Freegle is for offering outright ownership only.
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