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SECRET BOBCATS Discussion

SmallLadySmallLady Registered User regular
edited December 2013 in PAX General Discussion
(aka, secret santa)

Sign ups are gonna go up around Oct 17th ishnow.

USE THIS THREAD FOR DISCUSSION OF THE GIFT EXCHANGE.

THE OTHER THREAD IS ONLY FOR POSTING YOUR LETTER TO THE GREAT CARDBOARD TUBE IN THE SKY AND PICTURES OF BOBCATS.

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"we're just doing what smalllady told us to do" - @Heels
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  • zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    I AM READY!

  • miker525miker525 New YorkRegistered User regular
    I can't wait

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    :D

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  • Kiss Me GoodByeKiss Me GoodBye Registered User regular
    I'm in!

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  • zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    As far as ideas go, I think things went pretty well last year. The theme is good, and we certainly have continuity for it since the bobcats stayed strong in 2013.

    I will also volunteer as a go-between if people need to ask questions of their bobcat recipients.

  • Manic2kManic2k Brotherhood of the Squirrel [AUS]Registered User regular
    How does this work :3?

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  • zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited October 2013
    Now irrelevant since signups are open :)
    Excerpts from last year's Bobcat Exchange OP
    SmallLady wrote: »
    Everyone who signs up will be randomly assigned another participant. You are then tasked to buy that person a gift. As a recipient, you will write a letter of things you like and do not like to The Great Cardboard Tube in the sky.

    WTF Bobcats??
    Yes.
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    Who can Sign up?
    Anybody who has a forum account that was created on or before Aug 1st 2012 and has a minimum of 15 substantive posts. However, if you feel you should get special consideration outside of these rules, feel free to PM me. But the decision will be mine in the end.

    THE RULES
    •If you do not send a present. Your forum account will be banned.
    - There is no exception for this. If you can’t afford to send somebody a present. Don’t sign up.
    •Pairings will be Random. I’ll try to make sure people don’t get the same gifters/giftees as last year, but no promises.
    •Recommended Gift Value is $20. Feel free to spend as much as you want, however, don’t be that jerk that sends somebody a $1 sheet of spider stickers........That's not cool
    •No NSFW Gifts and NO TROLLING.

    GIFTER RESPONSIBILITIES
    •Screw your family, screw your friends, screw your significant other (not the good kind of screwing), and buy your gift for your Giftee FIRST, because you’re going to have to mail the fucking thing.
    •Get your present to your Giftee BY Jan 1st. Anytime after that and your risking not being invited back to the gift exchange and/or me sending Moe after you.
    •If your gift is going to be arriving after Jan 1st. PM me. Your excuse better be AMAZING.
    •Don’t tell me your gift got lost. Pay for tracking.

    GIFTEE RESPONSIBILITIES
    •When your present arrives, you MUST post on the forums letting everyone know what you got and how amazing it is and thank your Gifter. Failure to comply will result in not being invited back next year.
    •Pictures and thank you posts are MANDATORY.
    •Open and post about your gift as soon as you receive it. Otherwise tracking you all gets far too difficult.

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  • 00Fayt0000Fayt00 Registered User regular
    edited October 2013
    I'm in...mainly because of SmallLady's OP from last year. Had me crackin up.:)


    EDIT, Relized I didn't meet the date for signing up the the forums. Next Year I guess.

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  • Aussie BenAussie Ben AustraliaRegistered User regular
    I... Wow. Sold, count me in!

  • SmallLadySmallLady Registered User regular
    SmallLady wrote: »
    (aka, secret santa)

    Sign ups are gonna go up around Oct 17th ishnow.

    USE THIS THREAD FOR DISCUSSION OF THE GIFT EXCHANGE.

    THE OTHER THREAD IS ONLY FOR POSTING YOUR LETTER TO THE GREAT CARDBOARD TUBE IN THE SKY AND PICTURES OF BOBCATS.

    update

    "we're just doing what smalllady told us to do" - @Heels
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  • zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    Apparently someone was feeling motivated! <3

  • SmallLadySmallLady Registered User regular
    You quoting my post reminded me how much I fucking love bobcats.

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  • zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    Now comes the hardest part (for me): thinking of what to write in my letter!

  • SmallLadySmallLady Registered User regular
    I really hope somebody draws me some CT fan art.

    "we're just doing what smalllady told us to do" - @Heels
  • PurpleBekPurpleBek Manchester, EnglandRegistered User regular
    I hope my letter is okay, there wasn't any up when I started writing it, and it took me about 15 minutes...

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  • AtomicGaryBuseyAtomicGaryBusey Registered User regular
    I drew a bobcat in honor of Cardboard Tube. It's a gift in my letter. :3

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  • Drayven_DarkoDrayven_Darko Canberra, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited October 2013
    Damn my lack of posts.

    Lurkers gonna lurk.

    Have fun!

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  • zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited October 2013
    There's always next year!

    Incentive to participate in discussion! :)

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  • Drayven_DarkoDrayven_Darko Canberra, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    That sounds dangerously close to social interaction. :P

    "Sometimes I doubt your commitment to 'Sparkle Motion'."
  • DashDDashD Dread Pirate Chef Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    Damn my lack of posts.

    Lurkers gonna lurk.

    Have fun!

    I was in the same boat last year. If you plead your case, you might be allowed to participate.


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  • Drayven_DarkoDrayven_Darko Canberra, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    I considered that, but I hate asking for special treatment. I don't fit the criteria this year, but I will by next year, and that's fine. I'll just keep reading the letters to tubey. :)

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  • Manic2kManic2k Brotherhood of the Squirrel [AUS]Registered User regular
    I meet the requirements to sign up right ?

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  • zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    Manic2k wrote: »
    I meet the requirements to sign up right ?
    Account created before August 1 2013? check.
    More than 15 decent posts? check.

  • Aussie BenAussie Ben AustraliaRegistered User regular
    Oh, I didn't see that requirement. I have 15 posts, but I dunno if they're all "of decent quality". ;-) I'm fine to miss out if needed.

  • zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited October 2013
    Well, the idea is that someone who maybe only ever posts once a year in the hotel share thread probably doesn't have much community involvement. "Decent posts" isn't going to be someone critiquing your every word ;)

    Mainly, nobody wants anyone to get shafted. Someone with little to no community involvement has less incentive to be good since the only *real* punishment for being a deadbeat is to get banned for life from the forums. That and having your name forever cursed.

    On that note, this is also a good time to remind everyone that we are an international forum. You may get paired up with someone not in your country. Be prepared for this eventuality and don't complain about shipping costs. What would be super awesome, if someone has some time on their hands, is if we could have some posts about the various laws regarding shipping gifts to the USA, Canada, The UK, and Australia (forgive me if you're from somewhere else, those the primary countries for this community).

    In addition, maybe some online retailers in each country that allow foreigners to make purchases to be shipped within that country? Something like an American shopping via the Canadian Amazon (if that's even a thing they can do).

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  • zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    Oh! not sure how I forgot this earlier. I suggest if you play steam games, you put your steam profile in your signature and we should all add each other in this thread. That way we can not give ourselves away as the secret santa by adding someone later on in order to look at a wishlist.

  • Manic2kManic2k Brotherhood of the Squirrel [AUS]Registered User regular
    zerzhul wrote: »
    Manic2k wrote: »
    I meet the requirements to sign up right ?
    Account created before August 1 2013? check.
    More than 15 decent posts? check.

    Haha cool thanks Zerzhul, kk well sign me up :D

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  • zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    Manic2k wrote: »
    zerzhul wrote: »
    Manic2k wrote: »
    I meet the requirements to sign up right ?
    Account created before August 1 2013? check.
    More than 15 decent posts? check.
    Haha cool thanks Zerzhul, kk well sign me up :D
    Gotta do the instructions in the Signup thread. :)

  • Aussie BenAussie Ben AustraliaRegistered User regular
    Okay lovely! I'm happy to take part, it sounds like fun, and I'm always up for some international shipping (hence my pin pals trading!). I always tick the "gift" box on the declaration and keep the declared value at $50, that seems to keep everyone happy in customs.

  • Manic2kManic2k Brotherhood of the Squirrel [AUS]Registered User regular
    zerzhul wrote: »
    Manic2k wrote: »
    zerzhul wrote: »
    Manic2k wrote: »
    I meet the requirements to sign up right ?
    Account created before August 1 2013? check.
    More than 15 decent posts? check.
    Haha cool thanks Zerzhul, kk well sign me up :D
    Gotta do the instructions in the Signup thread. :)

    Done :D

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  • sacratoysacratoy Colorado, USARegistered User regular
    edited October 2013
    I'm pretty darn excited. I have my post up, just need to set up mailing address now.

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  • FrugusFrugus Photographer MontrealRegistered User regular
    zerzhul wrote: »
    Oh! not sure how I forgot this earlier. I suggest if you play steam games, you put your steam profile in your signature and we should all add each other in this thread. That way we can not give ourselves away as the secret santa by adding someone later on in order to look at a wishlist.

    Yes... YES!!! I would love it so much if people got into this. In fact I wish I had something like every year I participated.

    Also, of course I'm in, just not sure what to write just yet.

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  • PedroAsaniPedroAsani Brotherhood of the Squirrel [Prime]Registered User regular
    edited October 2013
    @zerzhul, for people sending to the UK:

    Anything marked "Gift" will be subject to Duty and VAT if the value is over £36. If it isn't marked gift, the limit is £15. Anything subject to duty can be stuck in Customs whilst they value the item, and that can take up to two weeks normally, and six weeks around Christmas.

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  • VapokVapok Just a Guy. BostonRegistered User regular
    I have signed up for the Bobcats and I am excite!

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  • PurpleBekPurpleBek Manchester, EnglandRegistered User regular
    zerzhul wrote: »
    Oh! not sure how I forgot this earlier. I suggest if you play steam games, you put your steam profile in your signature and we should all add each other in this thread. That way we can not give ourselves away as the secret santa by adding someone later on in order to look at a wishlist.

    Could we organise a specific steam group for everyone involved, then it's easy access to everyone without necessarily flooding out friend lists?

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  • zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    well, I suppose, but I'm not sure you can gift people items if they're not on your friends list.

  • PurpleBekPurpleBek Manchester, EnglandRegistered User regular
    edited October 2013
    I made a group, is it joinable via link or is it just invite only?

    edit: temporarily made it public to get some people in initially.

    edit: not viable, deleted.

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  • PurpleBekPurpleBek Manchester, EnglandRegistered User regular
    True... okay well, I think it would be a good idea to have a generic pax east steam group though so I may just change the name.

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  • zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited October 2013
    it's viewable and joinable, but you can still only view wishlists and gift people things if they are on your friends list.

    Also secret bobcats are not pax east only (seeing the name says pax east)

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