from the sticky post at the top of this forum http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f38/exchange-rules-44987/
We encourage all members to gift or swap beer for the purposes of education, feedback on recipes, brewing techniques and learning to judge and evaluate beers.
All group exchanges should be coordinated by a Supporting Member or preferably a Moderator. Exchanges are restricted to supporting members unless otherwise stated.
You must state in advance who is to be included in the exchange. People may object to disclosing information to those that are not supporting members.
Remember that you are providing personal and identifying information to that individual and that such disclosure should be considered when agreeing to participate.
If you are organizing, understand that you may be asked by participants to provide such information in kind. Furthermore, the success or failure of such an undertaking falls squarely on your shoulders. You will have to enforce due dates and may have to confront those that did not follow through on their end of the bargain. You may have to cajole others to join, provide extra bottles, bow out of receiving to even out the exchange. Clear out your PM box, because you are bound to get lots of replies.
All other members are welcome to exchange beer but should do so on a one-to-one basis unless they are participating in a group exchange coordinated by a Supporting Member or a Moderator.
Finally, NO BEER SALES!
An effort like this needs to be organized by a supporting member or moderator and participation is restricted to supporting members. These rules are born of experience with trades and exchanges here on HBT. None of this applies to private, one-to-one exchanges, of course.
And yes, I know I'm a wet blanket. Sorry. I'm leaving the poll up, in case a supporting member or moderator wants to step forward and organize an exchange. For what its worth, I'm skeptical of the raffle concept working, but an exchange is more feasible. But read the caveats in the rules above - large exchanges are a lot of work and will involve some level of heart ache and disappointment.