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PAX Forums Secret Santa 2010. SIGN UP HERE (Signups End TODAY!!!!!!)

SmallLadySmallLady Registered User regular
edited November 2010 in PAX Archive
PAX* Forum Secret Santa 2010

I'm taking over for Moe this year because he's super busy trying to find a "job" so bear with me as I'm totally new at this and pretty much ripping off Moe's old thread.

Also, please remember that just because Moe isn't running this, it doesn't mean he won't BAN YOUR ASS FOREVER if you do not send a present to your Santee.


Signups will close on NOVEMBER 17th.



What is?
Just what it sounds like. It's a Secret Santa between your fellow PAX brethren (and sistren). Everyone who signs up will be randomly assigned another participant. You are then tasked to buy that person a gift. As a recipient, you should leave a few hints in your signature (maybe an amazon wishlist link) as to what sort of interests you have.

Rules and Info
  • International people are allowed. If you would prefer not to get an international person, indicate thusly in your signup post. But depending on how many international folks show up, you may get one anyway. IF YOU ABSOLUTELY CANNOT OR WILL NOT SEND SOMETHING INTERNATIONALLY, DON'T SIGN UP. For the purposes of pairing, Canada will not count as international.
    -International Shipping Links: USPS, Customs Forms
    -Tips for shipping in and out of Canada
    -Remember to allow extra shipping time when shipping outside of your home country

  • To sign up post your interest in this thread and send me a private message with Secret Santa in the subject line and your mailing information, e-mail address and international preferences in the body of the private message, like so:
    Mailing Information:
    Username
    Joe Forumer
    123 Anywhere Lane
    Everywhere, NY 12345
    [email protected]
    Will ship anywhere
    Twitter Handle

  • Who can sign up?
    To keep things fair, only those with a join date earlier than April 15 and more than a handful of posts will be allowed to participate for obvious reasons. Special dispensation can be made for known participants in community events. If you would like to participate and don't fall under the requirements then you will just have to wait until next year. The final say of who can join this activity will be entirely up to the mods so there may be exceptions, but the final word is final. Don't complain if special dispensation is not made for you. This goes for those who may be disincluded as well.

  • The deadline for signing up will be November 17th. After that day, Santas will be randomly assigned by computer. You will be sent a private message shortly after with the information of whom you will be drawing a gift for. If nobody knows who you are, you probably will not be allowed to sign up. Nothing personal.

  • Recommended gift value is $15-20. Feel free to spend as much as you want, just be aware that the more you spend, the less likely you will receive a gift of equal value. Also, homemade/handmade gifts are allowed (no food please).

  • ABSOLUTE FINAL DEADLINE FOR GIFTS RECEIVED IS JANUARY 15! PEOPLE WHO DO NOT SEND GIFTS BY JANUARY 15 WILL BE BANNED, PERMANENTLY. NO EXCEPTIONS. If you are not sure you will be able to send a gift, then don't sign up.

  • Do not complain about your gift, conversely, try to send something you think the other person will like.

  • You MUST post pictures of your gift when you receive it. No exceptions.

  • UNLESS SPECIFIED AS SOMETHING THEY WOULD LIKE, PLEASE DO NOT SEND NSFW GIFTS.

  • CAN I SHIP SOMETHING STRAIGHT FROM AMAZON OR SOMETHING?
    Yes you can, and it's a good idea to shop at your person's home country's Amazon site (www.amazon.ca for instance) if you want to save a bit on shipping. Be sure and provide a note upon checkout saying who you are, though!

  • BE SURE AND SHIP WELL IN ADVANCE
    Get your act together NOW and try and ship your stuff by Dec 10th or so to make sure it arrives before the crazy Christmas rush that always happens at the latter half of December.
SHOPPING TIPS


Interesting Shops:
www.thinkgeek.com - general geeky stuff. Shipping can be high so be sure and shop around. Google for discount coupons.
www.play-asia.com - junk from Japan. Nearly everyone likes the little toys they have. Google for discount coupons.
www.buy.com - one of the best places to get used games, books and DVDs.
www.square-enix-shop.com - for that Final Fantasy or RPG fan.
www.bigbadtoystore.com - the absolute best place to get action figures.
www.etsy.com - Land of hand made cool shit.

Things to Note:
360 points are not cross-country compatible.
Most consoles are region restricted. The Nintendo DS is a notable exception to this, though.


Stalking / General Shopping Help:
If your Santee has a unique forum handle, be sure and Google it. You never know where else s/he might post.
Keep an eye on the systems he owns if you're thinking of buying a game.
If your Santee has a PS3, don't forget it can play Blu-Ray movies.
If your Santee has a XBox Gamer ID, it's not hard to figure out what games he has / likes.
Be creative! We have lives other than video games! Is your Santee taking up an instrument? Does he want to start painting? Does he like tabletop games? Does he seem to like cars? This is your chance to get an interesting gift they hadn't thought of, yet!
Does your Santee have a favorite game, ever? Consider something related to that! Toys, old complete copies, art books, etc. are always fun.
Do you have something in your city / state / country that your Santee doesn't have access to?
Interesting candies, foods, posters / prints, and other various knick-knacks make for good box-stuffers.
If your Santee has a unique name, you never know what you'll find out by Googling him or her! They might have a twitter account or something!


If a lot of this looks familiar to those of you who post elsewhere on these boards, it's because I stole most of this OP from previous Secret Santa threads on other subforums. Still, I think that's everything. Start signing up, people!


Secret Santa Participants List:
If you are not on this list, and you think you should be, go back and read the instructions! you've done something wrong.

Forum Name / Twitter

SmallLady @SmallLady0
Eye-shuh @eye_shuh
Rdr @ridermiller
crackgoblin
punzie @sewingpunzie
QuickSnap @quicksnap
ProXimity
Vthornheart @edgarverona
CaptainTapole @captaintapole
ky13 @ky13
EruditeAphrodite @ladyeep
Pinder @wootimus
That_Spoony_Bard @spoony_bard
feitocomfruta @t_kreuter
tehnakki @tehnakki
Parabola @parabs
Mystral721 @luneowl
Wingedillidan @wingedillidan
heels @h_e_e_l_s
Chaosisorder
BrokenAngel @brokenangel
Sumi
Twinkie @twink13
ZeroHourHero @zerohourhero
Artemis
Rogue_hunter @rogue_hunter
JohnnyNero @jonnynero
Spawnofcthulhu @snifit
Qs23 @qs23
MelesMeles @cheerfulchap
cabsy
ClickPicTony @clickpictony
Cynd3rCyn @cyndercyn
chupamiubre [Drobro] @dromeganaut
Neuroslice [Slicehawk] @slicehawk
Caelesto @caelesto
Decius @jasonlandals
Valantine
Frugus @frugus
ChronoHawk @chronohawk
juju @jujukoo
Eugal @Eugal
Burntoast45 @toast4321
Kropotkin @chrisoregan
peetsnack @peetsnack


*This is a community event, no official affiliation exists or is implied

"we're just doing what smalllady told us to do" - @Heels
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  • eye-shuheye-shuh Walla Walla, WARegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Woo! I'm so in! I will buy my secret santee the bestest present ever!

    eye-shuh on
  • RdrRdr Rider Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Wanted to do it last year but didn't meet the requirements. :(

    So in this year. SO. IN.

    Rdr on
  • crackgoblincrackgoblin Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    definitely in this year, missed out on last year by a few days

    crackgoblin on
    its a secret to everyone
  • MelesMelesMelesMeles Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    My join date is a little late, but hopefully my heroic activities on the tri-wiz cup will count for something :P

    Edit: I was just reminded that my activities were not heroic so much as they were a source of deep shame for all who knew me. Noted.

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  • punziepunzie Cookie Pimp Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Oh yay! I just made the join date. Signing up now.

    punzie on
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  • Mystral721Mystral721 Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Most definitely joining. Geek gifts are the best gifts!

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  • QuickSnapQuickSnap Professional Beard Grower Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    God, it's too early to be thinking about chirstmas allready! But I'm totally in anyways! :mrgreen:

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Right Here, Right Now Drives a BuickModerator mod
    edited November 2010
    I'm holding my entry until I know more about my job situation. I totally want to, but I have family to think about gifts for first.

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  • CaptainTapoleCaptainTapole Awesome in the Possum - Yee-Haw! Northern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I'm in! I'm in!

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  • VThornheartVThornheart Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    PM sending as we speak! Yay! =)<3<3<3

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  • ky13ky13 Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    SANTA SMASH!

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  • EruditeAphroditeEruditeAphrodite Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Yay, I'm in. I had so much fun making last year's gift pack.

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  • PinderPinder Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    IN.

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  • TwinkieTwinkie Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    DITTO. Go go, Sekrit Santa(s)!

    Also, MelesMeles , I must remark that falling prey to the corruption of your actions on the Tri-Wizard left me deeply distraught and emotionally traumatized, and since I have reconsidered my optimistic philosophy on life and the inherent good of humanity.

    jkjk LOVE YOU.

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  • That_Spoony_BardThat_Spoony_Bard Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Yeah why not.

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  • feitocomfrutafeitocomfruta Denver, Colorado, USARegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I wanted to do this last year, but I was too new. I'm in this year. YAY.

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  • tehnakkitehnakki Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    This was super-dooper fun last year. I am in as well =)

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  • parabolaparabola Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Obviously I'm in. I <3 you all too much not to give you something.

    parabola on
  • MxWoodMxWood Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    sadly I don't meet the reqs. C'est la vie.

    MxWood on
  • WingedillidanWingedillidan Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    QuickSnap wrote: »
    God, it's too early to be thinking about chirstmas allready! But I'm totally in anyways! :mrgreen:

    Not for the MALLS (insert Paul and Storm song reference here: The Way-Too-Early Christmas Song).

    Count me in and signing up, hope I haz what it takes!

    Wingedillidan on
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  • heelsheels Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    In.

    heels on
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  • chaosisorderchaosisorder Cupcake Princess and Pinny Whore OregonRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I'm only joining so I can send someone a giant pack of communist propaganda.

    chaosisorder on
  • arsonisfunarsonisfun Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Im in, but only if I get chosen as the santa for Atlus

    'sup case of Smirnoff Ice ...

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  • BrokenAngelBrokenAngel Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    In! ^.^

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  • SmallLadySmallLady Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Twinkie wrote: »
    DITTO. Go go, Sekrit Santa(s)!

    Also, MelesMeles , I must remark that falling prey to the corruption of your actions on the Tri-Wizard left me deeply distraught and emotionally traumatized, and since I have reconsidered my optimistic philosophy on life and the inherent good of humanity.

    jkjk LOVE YOU.

    hi twink! I'm not sure if you haven't gotten around to it, or it got lost, but I have not received a PM from you yet :)

    SmallLady on
    "we're just doing what smalllady told us to do" - @Heels
  • SumiSumi Abbotsford, BCRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I'm down for this again. :) Sending PM.

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  • ArtemisArtemis Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I'm in!!!

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  • feitocomfrutafeitocomfruta Denver, Colorado, USARegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    QuickSnap wrote: »
    God, it's too early to be thinking about chirstmas allready! But I'm totally in anyways! :mrgreen:

    Not for the MALLS (insert Paul and Storm song reference here: The Way-Too-Early Christmas Song).

    Count me in and signing up, hope I haz what it takes!

    Funny story...

    My store just put up their Christmas decorations today.

    feitocomfruta on
  • FacelesscogFacelesscog Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I, too, was in the "too new" category last year. If it's cool, I'd love to take part in this year's Secret Santa project. :)

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  • Qs23Qs23 Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I'm in!

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  • SmallLadySmallLady Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Hey guys! Lots of posts saying "I'm in" but no PMs!

    If you don't PM me, I can't add you to the list.

    SmallLady on
    "we're just doing what smalllady told us to do" - @Heels
  • DurinthalDurinthal Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    That sounds awesome, but I registered last month so I'm out (and I imagine all my activity on other forums doesn't count). Rather unfortunate, but that's how it goes.

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  • SpawnOfCthulhuSpawnOfCthulhu Also that Snifit guy. Gig Harbor, WARegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Signed up.

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  • neurosliceneuroslice Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    If BA can afford it; I can.
    Unless she just makes all the gifts.

    IN LIKE FLYNN!

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  • VThornheartVThornheart Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Oh, I thought I PM'd you SmallLady! I'm so confused... maybe I PM'd the wrong person?

    EDIT: Ah, I did! That's odd! Maybe the database issues earlier nuked it? I see it in my sent items... re-sending it just in case! =)

    In other news...

    I'm only joining so I can send someone a giant pack of communist propaganda.

    Can you be my Secret Santa, comrade? Pretty please? =)

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  • SmallLadySmallLady Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I already had you Vt, it's the people not confirmed on the OP list that I don't have (unless they PMed me in the last 8 hours) I'm currently just on my phone

    SmallLady on
    "we're just doing what smalllady told us to do" - @Heels
  • VThornheartVThornheart Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Ohhhh, I'm a dummy! I see now! =) I thought you meant that you had no one's PM at all =)

    VThornheart on
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  • JonnyNeroJonnyNero Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    In like flint

    JonnyNero on
  • Rogue_hunterRogue_hunter Breaks Through Brick Walls Los AngelesRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I'm in it to win it!

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  • parabolaparabola Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I'm in it to win it!

    This isnt a competition

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