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Dregan
a flim flam is as good as a shim sham sam
Fri 2nd Dec '05 3:02PM
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The 2005 Secret Santa is underway!

The rules are the same as last year. Entries are open until the 7th December [that's next Wednesday folks!], whereupon I'll match you all up. From last year:


Ye Olde Poste stateth:
  1. Comment in this thread, saying you are taking part.
  2. PM me your name and postal address. I'll be taking applicants until Dec 7th, which is a week away.
  3. On the 7th [or 8th, if I get lazy, which is quite likely] I'll put all the names of applicants into a hat, and draw them out one after the other. The first name out buys presents for the second name etc, and the last name buys a present for the first.
  4. I will PM you with the name and address [and forum nick] of the person you are being a Secret Santa to. You will not be told who your Santa is, since that would defeat the purpose somewhat.



Easy-peasy! You know you want to take part, you know it. You KNOW it. Once you get your recipient, feel free to send the stuff out. Write thedaddy.org or something on the parcel, that worked wonders last year for preventing premature presents.

Q&A from last year:

Q: Can I trust you guys with my address?
A: I can't speak for everybody, but I'm certainly putting my address out there with the rest of them. So you can trust me, and I'm sure everyone else is perfectly fine too.

Q: No, really?
A: Yes.

Q: I don't have a lot of money...
A: That's ok, I'm not expecting people to get Xboxes Xbox 360s or anything. Even some random tat that's lying around your house - a board game you don't play, a DVD you haven't watched in ages, could very well make a good present. Following from last year, a ?5 upper limit on any new gifts seems fairly reasonable.

Q: Wah! I don't know what to get my recipient! I'm a bad Santa!
A: Think simply. Remember, you're giving presents, and often completely blindly. Don't sweat it if you can't think of the perfect gift.

Q: I didn't get a present!!!!
A: Give it a week or so. Delays can happen! If it still hasn't shown up by January, contact myself or an admin and we'll step in with bats and shoes!

And that's it! It begins... AGAIN.

This isn't the user you're looking for.
    

Spanners*
Misses his big brother :(
Fri 2nd Dec '05 3:11PM
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Oh yeah! I'm in. With the secrets and the santa and the presents and the giving and the happy happy happy.
    

Malcolm*
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Fri 2nd Dec '05 3:24PM
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Yes, yes, yes indeed! Thank you Dregan - I think we'd all been hoping you'd do this again . Count me thoroughly in.

Excuse me for mentioning it, but can I interest you in a panoramic print of York - http://www.panoramicyork.co.uk ? No? Oh well - just thought I'd ask.
   

Diziet
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Fri 2nd Dec '05 3:34PM
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great idea

count me in


General*
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Fri 2nd Dec '05 4:24PM
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I didn't do it last year but count me in this time arround!

If anyone gets me I'd like this: http://www.eu.aibo.com/
    

BrightonBabe
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Fri 2nd Dec '05 4:37PM
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Count me in again

Ummm Interesting !!!!
 

Swoop*
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Fri 2nd Dec '05 4:48PM
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Santa me up baby, oh yeah just like that, mmmm that's good.
 

Kelly*
Poke me in the knees and call me Roger
Fri 2nd Dec '05 5:33PM
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Yes yes yes let me play please.
   

Allen Key
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Fri 2nd Dec '05 11:46PM
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I'm definitely in again, hooray for Christmas!
 

Amanshu*
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Fri 2nd Dec '05 11:47PM
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You know I was thinking of this earlier and thought I might have to start it if it didn't happen so, but then you did this and I think everything is much better for it...

I should very much like to be included if that is acceptable since I blatantly didn't do it last year? Pretty please? Yes?

Wait, this is just a cunning plan to get everyone's addresses isn't it?
   

Demian*
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Sat 3rd Dec '05 4:41PM
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I'm in again. Need my addy again?

Also, post what you got last year! I received a rather fine volume called 'That's Not My Teddy' - and indeed it wasn't, it's paws were far too rough.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0746037821/qid=1133628070/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i1_xgl14/002-4102034-7614442?n=507846&s=books&v=glance
  

Dregan
a flim flam is as good as a shim sham sam
Sun 4th Dec '05 2:01PM
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The Santastic Eleven

dregan
Spanners
Malcolm
Diziet
General
BrightonBabe
Swoop
Kelly
Allen Key
Amanshu
Demian

More. MORE. FEEEED MEEEEEEEEEE.

If this is your first time playing: send me your address RIGHT NOW!!!! Also, if you played last year and your address has changed, send me your address RIGHT NOW!!!! If your address is unchanged, I can hunt through the personal messages RIGHT NOW!!!! and see if I still have 'em. I'll post a requirements list RIGHT NOW!!!! later.
    

Mildred
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Mon 5th Dec '05 9:13AM
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Please may I join the Santastic Eleven (thus rendering it the Santastic Twelve)?
Yay!
 

Loo Rahhh
Don't kick my bum, don't kick my bum.
Mon 5th Dec '05 10:57AM
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Me too, Me too!!!
 

Gertrude
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Mon 5th Dec '05 11:42AM
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I want to play! I love Christmas.
 

Clara
Even red onions have a silver lining
Mon 5th Dec '05 12:38PM
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I'm in! Oooooohhhh, I'm all festive!
 

Dregan
a flim flam is as good as a shim sham sam
Tue 6th Dec '05 12:56PM
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Updated to include addresses received by Tue 06 December 16:20

Fifteen to Fun Seventeen tumpty-tumpty
dregan <- address confirmed
Spanners <- address confirmed
Malcolm <- address confirmed
Diziet <- address confirmed
General <- address confirmed
BrightonBabe <- address confirmed
Swoop <- address confirmed
Kelly <- address confirmed
Allen Key <- address confirmed
Amanshu <- address drunkenly confirmed
Demian <- address confirmed
Mildred <- address confirmed, dregan is a spacker
Loo Rahhh <- address confirmed
Gertrude <- address confirmed, dregan is a spacker
Clara <- address confirmed, dregan is a spacker
Oooood <- address confirmed
Arabstrap <- no address at all!!

Only one more day to go! If you haven't signed up, hop to it! If you haven't sent me your address [or confirmed last year's], hop to it! If you have already either sent your address or confirmed last year's and I have mislabelled you, hop to it! punish me. HURT ME MORE.

So far we are at a rousing 150% 170% signup compared to last year! Things are well!

Serious note: I know it's a bother to confirm addresses and all, but it needs to be done I'm afraid, I'd rather not take the chance that you've moved or something ok! I'm not doing this because I'm a dick.

Well, maybe a little.
    

Oooood
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Tue 6th Dec '05 2:23PM
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Count me in!

Ding dong merrily on high.
 

Clara
Even red onions have a silver lining
Tue 6th Dec '05 3:48PM
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I thought I had sent my address! Have sent it again in case bugs got into the system (or I'm having hallucinations...).
 

Spanners*
Misses his big brother :(
Tue 6th Dec '05 4:00PM
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Clara was bold enough to comment:
in case bugs got into the system


What are you trying to say missy??? Don't make me come over there!
    

Arabstrap
Daddy-licious
Tue 6th Dec '05 4:04PM
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count me in!!!!

a thumb, of gigantic proportions!

Dregan
a flim flam is as good as a shim sham sam
Tue 6th Dec '05 4:06PM
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A little pushing goes a long way :D

Updated my previous post with addresses and such. Also inserted Oooood and Arabstrap [ooh-er]

And as it turns out, I'm a spacker who can't read personal messages properly Sorry Mildred, Gertrude and Clara, and your address came through ok Loo Raahhhhahahahahahhahahahhahhaahhhhahahahaha :D
    

Clara
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Tue 6th Dec '05 4:41PM
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Spanners was bold enough to comment:


Clara was bold enough to comment:
in case bugs got into the system


What are you trying to say missy??? Don't make me come over there!



I assure you Spanners it would be bugs in my machine here! Me and our IT bods have an 'interesting' working relationship...
 

Demian*
Oh Lordy, Plegaleggole
Wed 7th Dec '05 8:06PM
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Confirming my address is still the same, and Swoop's is about 3 metres southwest of that
  

Dregan
a flim flam is as good as a shim sham sam
Thu 8th Dec '05 2:45AM
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Status updated!

By this time tomorrow, all going well, everyone will have their Santee! For convenience, the last postal dates for a guaranteed Chrimbo arrival within the UK are:
Second Class: 17th December
First Class: 20th December
Special Delivery: 22nd December
Overseas: fuck I dunno, pretty soon I'd wager

So the earlier you post, the better! And remember: no anthrax!!
    

Mildred
Daddy-licious
Fri 9th Dec '05 1:21PM
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Not long now, I hope, til we find out who our Santa recipients are! Oh, it is almost too exciting!



Hooray!
 

Dregan
a flim flam is as good as a shim sham sam
Fri 9th Dec '05 4:28PM
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SORTING COMPLETE!
GRYFFINDOR!


Well, after eight days, two delays and a stunning last-minute entry we are underway! Check your PMs folks, you should all have your Santees by now.

IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A SANTEE, PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF CRACKERS PM ME AS SOON AS YOU POSSIBLY CAN!!!!!

I've done my best to make sure nobody related gets one another, but on such a tight-knit board that's quite a trick. Also, you may note last year there was an awesome picture series for how I generated the sequence: I'm afraid this year all you get is =int(rand()*18)+1 followed by me rearranging one or two! ISN'T THAT EXCITING!!

Basically, though, any problems at all, please PM me as soon as possible. Thanks!

The Final Eighteen
1 dregan
2 Spanners
3 Malcolm
4 Diziet
5 General
6 BrightonBabe
7 Swoop
8 Kelly
9 Allen Key
10 Amanshu
11 Demian
12 Mildred
13 Loo Rahhh
14 Gertrude
15 Clara
16 Oooood
17 Arabstrap
18 Malley
    

Spanners*
Misses his big brother :(
Sun 11th Dec '05 7:10PM
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Wahey, well played Dregan. It's all very exciting
    

Malley
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Thu 15th Dec '05 1:52PM
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I snook in late, like an aggrieved child that had been taken to one side by a despot of a headteacher because he was running late to class assembly, then slippered and told to join class silently, as though nothing had happened.

Poor kid.

http://www.the-echo.co.uk

For the best band in Leeds, honest.

Roooaaaaarrr!!!
  

Diziet
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Sat 17th Dec '05 2:54PM
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received the most expertly wrapped present i've ever seen through the post today. i'm actually worried about opening it because it'll ruin its shiny perfection!

big thanks to my secret santa.


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