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4th TON Secret Santa Exchange
Topic Started: 21 Sep 2015, 06:45 PM (5,426 Views)
Zero Tolerance
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WELCOME TO THE 4TH ANNUAL TON SECRET SANTA!

A big welcome to all returning participants! :3

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How it works:
You PM me with something or a short list of somethings you want for Christmas. Then I will sort through all the names of people who want in on this and I assign you with SOMEONE ELSE'S list to get for that someone. The Idea being you don't know WHO gets your list and they don't know WHO got THEIR list. It's all meant to be a fun surprise until Christmas. :)

Signup deadline: November 1st. I think I'll start things in September so I don't need to extend the deadline...

Attendance Records.

1st Annual Santa count: 10-12 ..... I never jotted it down so I can only guess.

2nd Annual Santa count 12!

3rd Annual Santa count 10. Hoping for a larger turnout this year.


Here are the Rules:
[NEW] Please don't sign up for TON just for free stuff. You MUST have been a registered member of TON for at least 4 months OR you can have an established TON member or good standing Secret Santa member vouch for you. Please don't misunderstand, I love having new members in Secret Santa to show them how nice TON is, but we operate on an honor system. Please respect it. :) [NEW]

Vouchable list.
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This first one is not a rule but is Strongly recommended!
IF you can afford it, PLEASE send your parcel with Tracking!!
In our first year we had 2 parcels go missing because they had no tracking so please, do yourself and your giftie a favor. Don't let it get lost.

Rulez. Please Read.
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{NEW}
If a Grinch is found among our Ranks, they will be BANNED from entering next year!
If this is the case I will do everything I can to fix things for the unfortunate victim of grinching.

Grinch list: If your name is here that means you are NOT allowed to participate this year because you did not follow through on you commitment to gift. :(
You may participate next year so long as you learned your lesson.

No one was bad last year so hooray! :fly:


Please remember that despite all the seemingly stiff rules, this is meant for be an enjoyable event! :fly:

That's all! Now go Have fun!
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SewedCodeMode
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YES! Sending you a PM right away!

It's the mooooost wonderful tiiiiiiiime of the year!!
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Bayou Mama
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I'm in, ZT! This will be my first time to participate in the TON Secret Santa, but I had a blast with the candy swap. My PM is on its way to you. Thank you for coordinating the swap again this year!
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Nafaei
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A figment of your imagination...
This sounds like fun, but I'm not sure I can participate yet... You may get an email from me, once I have a better idea of what's going on around here c:
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Zero Tolerance
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What is it you're unsure about?

I'm here and more than happy to answer questions. :)
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Nafaei
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No questions about the event itself, just thinking about the timeline. I just moved back into college, so both money and free time is a little sparse right now :shrug:
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Kitten Forest
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I really enjoyed last year, I'll be in again! :)
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pandorado100
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I've done a a TON tea exchange and a candy swap and enjoyed them immensely. So, I would like to participate in this years Secret Santa Swap. :)

PM sent.
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Zero Tolerance
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EEEEE! YAY!!! :fly: Awesome to see you Pando! I know you'll enjoy SS this year!
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23 Sep 2015, 04:30 AM
EEEEE! YAY!!! :fly: Awesome to see you Pando! I know you'll enjoy SS this year!
Thanks AM. I'm looking forward to it. I'm not a good shopper though. I only know what I like, so please pair me with someone who knows what they want to get. I need some guidance. :)
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Nafaei
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PM sent :3
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Zero Tolerance
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Nice to have you Nafaei :D

@Pando Don't worry, most everyone so far is pretty specific about what they want. ;)
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Kirbuigi
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Darn, I was hoping to be in a better place financially by this time... I wish I could afford to participate :C ! Next year... I'll be able to participate!!!
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Zero Tolerance
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You know the cap is only 30 dollars, right? The gifts don't need to be expensive to have meaning. :)

Perhaps I'll get lucky and there will be another Canadian gifter. :) I'll keep you posted, how 'bout that Kirbuigi?
Edited by Zero Tolerance, 24 Sep 2015, 04:34 AM.
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teddeler
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I've been ignoring this for a few years (three, probably), there always seems to be so much to keep track of during the holiday season. But, yeah, this year I'm in. Zero Tolerance, you shall be receiving my PM presently.
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DarkAlchemist
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I'd like to sign up, Zero. ^_^
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Zero Tolerance
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Awesome to both of you!

We're up to 11 participants already! (including me) :ocarina: :ocarina: :ocarina: :ocarina: :ocarina: :ocarina: :ocarina: :ocarina: :ocarina: :ocarina: :ocarina:

The best part: We have so many new people attending this year as well as some old familiar faces!
and so far, EVERYBODY Checks out for reliable! (No grinches to be found this year!) ;)

We're totally gonna hit a new attendance record this year! :fly: I can feel it!
Edited by Zero Tolerance, 24 Sep 2015, 06:50 PM.
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Endalion
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Have you actually found any grinches in previous years?
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Zero Tolerance
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Just the one dude named Zoolax from the 2nd year.

Never kept in contact with me and I was the one to send a replacement gift to the one who he was meant gift.

Other than that, We haven't had any repeat problems but it never hurts to play it safe, right? :)
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antiocles
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I am in as well. Can't send anything along with details regarding the now as I'm boarding a flight, but will try to do so later.
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Zero Tolerance
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Hi there, just giving this a bump. :whistle:
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KaizFrost
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sending you a pm as soon as I actually have time 'w'
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vistrix
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Kaizfrost I am concerned about you participating as you never did send my candy after several months, I do not wish to be rude but are you sure finals won't get in the way, or have some other incident that prevents participation?? I wasn't going to say anything after our very lengthy conversation but this does bring up a concern since you posted
Edited by vistrix, 9 Oct 2015, 03:54 AM.
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Zero Tolerance
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I greatly appreciate your concern Vistrix and I am sorry that your candy exchange was a bust but I must say in KaizFrost's defense, Last year in S.S. I was wonderfully gifted with A Songbird Pendant ocarina from her.

I am willing to give her a chance again this year. If things fall though, She won't be allowed next year. After that, I always assume FULL responsibility to make it up to the one on the receiving end of a gifting.

Conversly, KaizFrost, If you feel you will be too busy during the month of November to partake in Secret Santa, then please do both yourself and your potential Gifter a favor and bow out rather than take the chance of hurting both your reputation and the feelings of another. There is always next year. :nod:
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vistrix
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Ty kindly I did not wish to be rude only air my concern, my apologies if it came off in a sour or otherwise distasteful manner, I'm not always the greatest with conveying emotion in text.
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Zero Tolerance
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That's okay, You did fine. :)

As I said though, I shall keep an eye on things. I always keep a few tricks up my sleeve around this time of year... ;)
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Hi, I'm Mathew :)

@Zero I would like to participate, I shall send you my details momentarily.

@Vistrix, I've hosted the last couple of candy exchanges, and plan to do it annually around Easter. The first one I hosted was around Halloween and conflicted with the Secret Santa, so I decided to move it. If there's enough demand I could make arrangements to do it more frequently.
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Zero Tolerance
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Bump! :whistle: Remember, sign up ends the 1st of November! :D
So don't let this year pass you by!
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foxinthestars
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I'm too much of a newbie this year, but I hope everybody has a great time!
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Zero Tolerance
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Can you get someone here in good standing to vouch for you? *Check the rules at the top*

I always feel bad about people being left out.
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foxinthestars
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I don't think I've had prior dealings with anyone, but don't sweat it, I'm fine.
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Zero Tolerance
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Bump. Just letting you all know the 31st (This Saturday) is the LAST day you have for sign up.

Don't let this year slip by. :3
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Bayou Mama
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Looking forward to the pairings!
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Zero Tolerance
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You'll all have your lists by this Sunday. (November 1st)

Hopefully things won't be too crazy around here. :grin:
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teddeler
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How many have signed up so far?
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Zero Tolerance
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Currently we have 14 members (including me) but hopefully 16 if they get back to me in time with their mailing info.

Seriously, people need to read the rules more often. I apologize they're so long but they're really important. :(
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(sorry for double posting) Alright!

Secret Santa is officially closed for this year!

Congrats to all my wonderful participants this year!

New Attendance Record: 17! (including me) Awesome job this year you guys! :boogie: :fly: :playoc: Totally smashed the old records! :whistle:

So you know, You will all be receiving your lists sometime today. Once you all get your lists, chime in on this thread that you have them. Okay?

If there are any questions in regards to your lists or questions you want to ask your giftee, PM me and I will speak to them for you.

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Nafaei
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I have my list, thanks Zero!
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itsgottensunny
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Shoot, can I get in? Have been out of town without internet for weeks and remembered this as SOON as I got home! If not it's cool obviously :)
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vistrix
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Received the list
Edited by vistrix, 2 Nov 2015, 06:42 AM.
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Dawani
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Thank you, I have my list too. :)
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Zero Tolerance
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Guys would you be alright with there being a redrawing so It'sgottensunny can partake?

I hate to do this but I hate even more people being left out.

I need EVERYONE'S input on this.
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itsgottensunny
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I very much appreciate you asking on my behalf, but if it's too complicated for everyone involved, it's okay. :) I would even be fine with being assigned to someone who seems to have gotten grinched (if that unfortunately happens), without anyone being assigned to have me this year.

I just want to participate because I look forward to this every year, but was just a little too late this time, which was totally my fault. I should have thought to check in September before I left. :)
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Tell me Itsgottnesunny: Would you be willing to ship international this year?

If so, I think I have a plan... >:3 If not, then I STILL have a plan! :rofl:
Edited by Zero Tolerance, 2 Nov 2015, 04:46 PM.
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I'll PM you about that, Zero!
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