So this year's SS is a bit late. Apologies for that, but on to the main event!
THE SIGN UP DEADLINE IS 9 PM, PST, NOVEMBER 14TH
It's SECRET SATANS!
That glorious time of year when we dig deep and buy shit for randos from the Intertrons.
Interested? Then pray continue reading!
This is where you do the sign-ups.
There will be another thread later where people can talk about what to get, or what not to get, or go off-topic so delightfully as we tend to do.
But if you want to make a post about what you want here, FEEL FREE!
We have rules and not reading or knowing them is no excuse!
So read them all before you try to sign up.
>>>>>>>> READ ALL THE RULES, AS WE TWEAK THEM EVERY YEAR. IGNORANCE IS NOT AN EXCUSE FOR FAILING TO SEND A GIFT ON TIME. <<<<<<<<
1. The New SMS/Text system is NOT required this year, but we are testing it out. It would be greatly appreciated if people were to test it out. Any issues you have with that system should be PM'd directly to me, neville
More info on this will be posted later, as well as linked from the welcome match messages.
2. We have had a LOT of people do this "Oh hey I'll be gone from Dec 19-20, can you make sure no packages arrive in that time period? There's a time nexus that will absorb all presents that arrive then."
Don't do that unless you really can't help it. It's incredibly time-consuming for @Usagi
and I. The new SMS system should help with this.
3. There is no minimum spending amount and no maximum spending amount. Just because you spend $500 on your person, doesn't mean you'll get the same amount spent on you. And some people make handmade shit because they're poor, talented, or some combination. 2014 update: That said, minimum should be clear. If you send a gift deliberately to be cheap or an asshole, you won't participate again. Also, we will be sure and call you out for it.
This is a time to be giving, not a stingy mcAss-Goose. So be kind, please. :-)
4. Wishlists and/or wishlist posts must be made prior to signups. No exceptions except for PA Staff.
5. Wishlists or suggestions ARE REQUIRED this year. If you feel you are a regular and people should know what you like; awesome. You still can't sign up without this info.
6. International people are allowed. There is a field now in the sign up process for if you REALLY are strapped for cash, but I still cannot 100% guarantee you will not get someone in Australia, New Zealand, or lesser Uranus. IF YOU CAN'T HANDLE THIS POSSIBILITY, DO NOT SIGN UP. Note: Canada is NOT considered "international."
7. If nobody knows who you are, you probably will not be allowed to sign up. This is to cut down on the number of deadbeat Satans.
8. People who do not send gifts will be banned. Seriously. Not you "might" get banned, you 100% WILL get banned. Tube is tired of people whining about not getting shit, so if you sign up, you better fucking send something. Excuses are not accepted. I don't care if you are deployed to Afghanistan, lose your job, or are in love with Jesus; IF YOU SIGN UP AND DON'T SEND YOU WILL BE BANNED. The deadline to receive gifts is January 25, 2015. That's exactly one month past Christmas. If you can't get it in by then at the latest, don't be a silly goose (or worse) -- don't sign up.
9. DO NOT COMPLAIN ABOUT WHAT YOU GOT. But while a joke gift is ok, sending only terrible gifts just to be terrible is not encouraged. I.E. Don't do it.
10. Really. Do not complain about your gifts.
10b. Don't send obviously shitty gifts. If we find someone sending out a $5 gift just to be an asshole, you will be banned from future Secret Satan events.
11. Do NOT send NSFW gifts unless they specifically OK it in the info sent to you when you get your person.
How Do I Sign Up, Boss?
UPDATED FOR 2014:
Send an email to email@example.com with your forum handle as the subject
(Nothing else! JUST your forum handle)
Details of the email MUST CONTAIN:
1. Your Name (YOUR REAL ONE. NO ALIASES. NO ABBREVIATIONS. If you aren't comfortable with that, don't sign up.)
2. Your full Address (INCLUDING country)
3. Your cell phone number (If you are not American, please make sure to put the country code info there)
4. YES to SMS / NO to SMS (and don't just type a random yes or no, please. Put: YES to SMS or NO to SMS) - Choosing No is optional this year, but it may be required in the future. We really, really, really encourage everyone to say Yes who has a phone capable of sending SMS just to help us validate it all works. And @neville
is covering all the costs, so... please help. :-)
5. Your Preference in Sending Internationally (please note this is a preference, you may still be chosen to send internationally): YES / NO
6. If NSFW gifts are OK or NOT
7. Link to your amazon/foodzie/etsy/etc wishlist OR a few items here OR a link to a wishlist post.
If you do not include one of those 3 ways of giving SOME idea of gifts you'd like, YOU WILL NOT GET IN.
***Note: Saying "I will make a wishlist post" IS NOT ACCEPTABLE ANYMORE! You must make the post first. ***
1. Chris whoever
2. 123 my address
wherever, wherever, USA
5. YES to SMS
6. Preference in Sending Internationally : YES
7. NSFW gifts: OK
8. Link to your amazon: www.amazon.com/fafafaf.....
Signups in this thread WILL NOT BE COUNTED AND YOU WILL BE THOROUGHLY MOCKED.
Or ignored. Perhaps both Probably both..
THE SIGN UP DEADLINE IS 9 PM, PST, NOVEMBER 14TH. Matches will likely go out that evening.
The traditional.... Framling's Fantastic FAQ For Foisting Freebies On Friendly Forumers!
Q: My person lives outside the country! What if shipping takes a long time?
A: Oh shit! Better plan ahead!
Q: I got evicted from my apartment! I can't afford a present right now.
A: Shouldn't have signed up, Poordilocks!
Q: I don't want to give suggestions, because I <goose reasoning that I don't care about>
A: Then don't sign up. Because if you don't give suggestions, you won't be allowed in.
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