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secret santa 2016 (mods please sticky)

Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 3:38 pm
by flatapex
Please could a Mod sticky this thread, thanks

If no-one objects i will get the ball rolling on this (if r.r wishes to take over then I will of course honour his wishes)

Different organiser, same rules, thought the forum could do with some cheering up.

Please Read This Post Fully Before Responding

Yes that's right, i've plagiarised replay retro's rule book and am ready to start my 1st year organising the forum secret santa (also doing my 4th year organising sega 8 bit secret santa and my 3rd year organising retrocollect's!, once again it may only be October but according to the shops it's Christmas already so here we go with Secret Santa 2016, as always please read this message fully before messaging me or responding. Closing date is 5pm November 4th

I know r.r has filters on his pm box, I do not have this facility, therefore i need you to help me to help you. please put in the subject line of your pm 'secret santa sign up'

>>>TO AVOID PROBLEMS PLEASE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS & RULES COMPLETELY BEFORE POSTING OR MESSAGING ME<<<

THE RULES!
1. If you are receiving a gift then you're sending one too, no exceptions. If you can't follow this rule you WILL be named and shamed
2. Items do not need to be gaming related but please remember we're on a gaming forum so it might be a good idea to keep it on theme
3. Gifts cannot include charity donations made on the recipients behalf (not knocking charity but it kinda goes against the idea of random gifting)
4. Gifts should be between £5 and £10 there are loads of great gift ideas in this price range in stores at the moment and it should mean we all feel our gifts are the same kind of value. Of course if you're giving something out of your collection then it's more difficult to gauge its real value but please be fair to others
5. To take part you must have 50 posts or more, pretty much same reasoning as the selling rules. Hoping to attract reliable people who frequent the forums rather than just those looking to get something
6. To take part you must have been registered on the forums for at least 6 months, again this is to try and keep involvement to proper forum members

HOW IT WILL WORK;
Step 1. People PM me to enter (PMs must be received by November 8th) DON'T SEND IT YET, KEEP READING!
Step 2. After the closing date i'll work it into a list and everyone receives the details of who they need to send a gift to
Step 3. You will then find a gift for said forum member
Step 4. By December 15th all gifts must be sent out and confirmation of this sent to me
Step 5. Everyone receives their gifts and has a jolly old time with Christmas related shenanigans and tomfoolery
Step 6. A mob will be assembled to visit the addresses of those who received but did not send gifts (please provide own pitchfork/flaming torch)

HOW TO GET INVOLVED;
If you want to take part in this years secret Santa and you've read everything above PM me using "Secret Santa - " as the topic, it's important you use this topic to ensure the message is filtered into my special Secret Santa inbox, otherwise it may be ignored! Your message should include your address, gender, age, and what consoles you own (in case they want to give you a game) Personally i also recommend providing your name as it makes collecting the parcel from the PO easier, if you are getting your parcel delivered to a workplace then name is obviously crucial.
If you are unhappy putting your age please feel free to put an age range instead (ages might help your Santa target the gift)

e.g.
SUBJECT: Secret Santa - I'm In
Name: Bob Hoskins
Address: 11 Hoskins Tower
Hoskinsville
BH14 7HB
Gender: M
Age: 70
Consoles Owned: Philips Cdi


My inbox will not be automatically filtering messages so please only use the "Secret Santa - sign up" subject line for your entry, this makes it easier for me to send out addresses later, if you need to contact me for anything else please use a different subject line. Also if you don't use the correct subject line for your entry there's a good chance i won't see the message or may miss it when sending out details, It'll be your own fault so don't come moaning to me or your local MP.

If everyone who gets involved does this properly it should be just as successful as last year and a nice bit of community fun for the forum, so please only sign up if you're going to go through with it, or you're just going to cause a problem and find burning bags of turd on your doorstep (seriously, flushing the toilet isn't cheap, brown paper bags are)
Right i think that's everything, i'll wait for either a flood of pm's or tumbleweed

Re: secret santa 2016 (mods please sticky)

Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:07 pm
by flatapex
tumbeweed it is then?

Re: secret santa 2016 (mods please sticky)

Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:15 am
by markopoloman
Stuck...

Hope to sign up... but currently unemployed. Plenty of time though!

Re: secret santa 2016 (mods please sticky)

Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:04 am
by stayAwhile
markopoloman wrote:Stuck...

Hope to sign up... but currently unemployed. Plenty of time though!
yeah i may be sitting this out for £ reasons

Re: secret santa 2016 (mods please sticky)

Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 12:27 pm
by rocky1980
I am in :) PM sent

Re: secret santa 2016 (mods please sticky)

Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:34 pm
by paranoid marvin
I'm in

Thanks for sorting Flatapex! :D

Re: secret santa 2016 (mods please sticky)

Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 3:36 pm
by The Hardest of All Freds
I am in and I have some cracking ideas :)

Re: secret santa 2016 (mods please sticky)

Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 3:54 pm
by ianpmarks
I'm in

Re: secret santa 2016 (mods please sticky)

Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 11:50 am
by flatapex
thanks for all the entries so far :D

Re: secret santa 2016 (mods please sticky)

Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 1:18 pm
by Shinobi
Well i''m in for Retro Collect SS as you know 8) just still undecided about here what's the closing date if I do decide to participate?

Re: secret santa 2016 (mods please sticky)

Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 2:18 pm
by flatapex
Shinobi wrote:Well i''m in for Retro Collect SS as you know 8) just still undecided about here what's the closing date if I do decide to participate?
PMs must be received by November 8th

i'll pm you know about rc mate

Re: secret santa 2016 (mods please sticky)

Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 2:38 pm
by Shinobi
flatapex wrote:
Shinobi wrote:Well i''m in for Retro Collect SS as you know 8) just still undecided about here what's the closing date if I do decide to participate?
PMs must be received by November 8th

i'll pm you know about rc mate
I pm'ed you on Retro Collect it takes me ages to write anything on the iPad ha

Re: secret santa 2016 (mods please sticky)

Posted: Sun Oct 23, 2016 5:44 am
by flatapex
Massive thanks to everyone that has signed up so far, there is only approx 2 weeks until I close entries, if you want to join in, get messaging

Re: secret santa 2016 (mods please sticky)

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 5:15 am
by ArchaicKoala
Go on then, i'll join this year :)

I'll drop you a PM later dude

Re: secret santa 2016 (mods please sticky)

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 5:07 pm
by flatapex
ArchaicKoala wrote:Go on then, i'll join this year :)

I'll drop you a PM later dude
awesome news thanks dude, i'll look forward to it

and while you are there give me a nudge to send those games you wanted :lol: