Deskthority Secret Santa 2017

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Compgeke

04 Nov 2017, 00:43

It's just about that time of year again. Time for inescapeable Christmas songs, tree decorating and most importantly, Secret Santa!

I'm going to do a repeat of 2014 since that worked pretty well. Rules are as follows:
1. PM me your nickname and address and I'll throw you on the list
2. DEADLINE to send me your address and sign up is November 26th, 2017 PST I'll have everyone's names matched and PM'd by 10 PM sometime after that date.
3..Please mail your gift by December 11th. Not everything will arrive by Christmas but the sooner we ship the sooner it arrives.
4. Matches will be randomly generated making use of boxes and printed names. Don't worry though, Jim and Fred won't be sending each other gifts. It'll be closer to Jim -> Harry, Harry -> Fred, Fred -> Jim.
5. Once you receive your gift, please take a picture and post it in the Secret Santa 2017 Photo Thread.
6. Only members that joined Deskthority before October 15th, 2017 are eligible to join. Alternatively, if you can get a trustworthy user to vouch for you I'll be glad to throw you in.
7. The size and value of the gift is open, but it should be keyboard related. For bonus points throw in some of your local candy or treats. Who doesn't like that stuff?
8. Shipping charges are on you. This is a worldwide event and as such you might end up shipping internationally. If absolutely required mention it in the PM and I'll try and match you with someone in the same geographical area. I understand that sometimes shipping internationally can be very expensive, I've been hit with that in the past.

List is as follows:
01. Compgeke (US)
02. Nuum (Germany)
03. mike52787 (US)
04. Wobbled (UK)
05. Wodan (Germany)
06. flowerlandfilms (Australia)
07. Myoth (France)
08. ohaimark (US)
09. gogusrl (Romania)
10. andrewjoy (UK)
11. marijan (Croatia)
12. 7bit (Germany)
13. __red__ (US)
14. snuci (Canada)
15. hypkx (Germany)
16. faxe (Germany)
17. tobo (Netherlands)
18. codemonkeymike (US)


For historical fun, here're the results of the previous years:
2012 - photos-f62/secret-santa-2012-photo-thread-t4557.html
2013 - photos-f62/secret-santa-2012-photo-thread-t7050.html
2014 - off-topic-f10/deskthority-secret-santa- ... t9266.html
2015 - photos-f62/secret-santa-2015-photo-thread-t12124.html
2016 - keyboards-f2/secret-santa-2016-t14760-240.html#p347400
Last edited by Compgeke on 21 Nov 2017, 02:17, edited 12 times in total.

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mike52787
Alps Aficionado

05 Nov 2017, 03:57

Yay! been looking forward to this all year :)

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Wodan
ISO Advocate

05 Nov 2017, 07:49

Awesome, thanks for putting this together!
Just one thing I would really like to see in the rules is a value range for the gifts. Something like „around 50$ but 100$ max“ would be nice. Just to keep things balanced out a little.

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Myoth

05 Nov 2017, 07:58

that's super cool and it sounds really fun ! I'll try to participate this year !! Really looking forward to it ! :D

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ohaimark
Kingpin

05 Nov 2017, 14:22

I'm in.

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mike52787
Alps Aficionado

05 Nov 2017, 14:30

Wodan wrote: Awesome, thanks for putting this together!
Just one thing I would really like to see in the rules is a value range for the gifts. Something like „around 50$ but 100$ max“ would be nice. Just to keep things balanced out a little.
Totally agree with this, I would hate to see someone give a huge gift and just get some switches or something in return. a value range is always good.

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wobbled

05 Nov 2017, 14:49

I'm getting a warm fuzzy feeling now and it's not even December!
Time to get my comfy socks on, the hot chocolate with ginger bread syrup, and of course some banging Christmas tunes on!

PS I agree with Wodan, we should have at least a minimum price (not max)/ product worth to give away, that way no one is going to be disappointed and if people feel like being ridiculously generous then they can!

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kbdfr
The Tiproman

06 Nov 2017, 11:27

I would participate, but only on the condition I do not receive anything :lol:

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7bit

07 Nov 2017, 18:16

I'm in!
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__red__

07 Nov 2017, 21:04

I'm in! Damn skippy.

In other news, I can't wait to stalk my Christmas Prey ;-)

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depletedvespene

07 Nov 2017, 22:34

kbdfr wrote: I would participate, but only on the condition I do not receive anything :lol:
I would participate, buy only on the condition I do not send anyth... er... I mean...

Uh, never mind. :oops:

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Myoth

07 Nov 2017, 22:56

kbdfr wrote: I would participate, but only on the condition I do not receive anything :lol:
Send me the stuff, I won't send anything to you, I promise !

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snuci
Vintage computer guy

08 Nov 2017, 00:07

Count me in too!

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kbdfr
The Tiproman

08 Nov 2017, 08:48

kbdfr wrote: I would participate, but only on the condition I do not receive anything :lol:
My post may have sounded like a joke, but I wasn't joking, guys :lol:
In other words, should the need arise (because of e.g. a Secret Santa failing to fulfil their engagements or a parcel disappearing on its way), I'm ready to jump in.

Three reasons for that:
1. I really have to downsize my stuff and certainly not to add anything to it,
2. The risk of getting something I'm absolutely not interested in is much too high,
3. Candy is something I definitely have to avoid :lol:

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seebart
Offtopicthority Instigator

08 Nov 2017, 09:11

kbdfr wrote: I would participate, but only on the condition I do not receive anything :lol:
We can do that anytime, you send me something and I'll thank you for it! :mrgreen:
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kbdfr
The Tiproman

08 Nov 2017, 11:29

Please note the title of this thread: Deskthority Secret Santa 2017 :mrgreen:

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seebart
Offtopicthority Instigator

08 Nov 2017, 11:50

I don't care. I'm not officially enrolled! 8-)

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wobbled

08 Nov 2017, 12:00

kbdfr wrote:
kbdfr wrote: I would participate, but only on the condition I do not receive anything :lol:
My post may have sounded like a joke, but I wasn't joking, guys :lol:
In other words, should the need arise (because of e.g. a Secret Santa failing to fulfil their engagements or a parcel disappearing on its way), I'm ready to jump in.

Three reasons for that:
1. I really have to downsize my stuff and certainly not to add anything to it,
2. The risk of getting something I'm absolutely not interested in is much too high,
3. Candy is something I definitely have to avoid :lol:
Thats still really generous of you, nice one dude!
Maybe we should send you nothing but candy ;)

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seebart
Offtopicthority Instigator

08 Nov 2017, 12:26

wobbled wrote: Maybe we should send you nothing but candy ;)

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faxe
5711 4 life

16 Nov 2017, 11:30

In.

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wobbled

16 Nov 2017, 13:47

Out. You shake it all about!

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Compgeke

16 Nov 2017, 21:32

We're about halfway through the month, anyone else want to join in? We've got plenty of spots!

Got everyone who's PM'd me added to the list so far.

__red__

17 Nov 2017, 14:09

Any idea when we're going to get some assignments? I need a little bit of lead-up time before shipping day.


thx

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Compgeke

17 Nov 2017, 18:50

December 3rd California time.

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Myoth

21 Nov 2017, 20:38

Are we supposed to tell who we are in the gift we are sending ?

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Compgeke

21 Nov 2017, 20:42

It's best to try and keep it a secret to leave people guessing "Hm, who sent me this?". Sometimes you can cross reference sender addresses to profiles though, like we only have one person from France and one person from Croatia and so on.

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Myoth

21 Nov 2017, 20:44

Compgeke wrote: It's best to try and keep it a secret to leave people guessing "Hm, who sent me this?". Sometimes you can cross reference sender addresses to profiles though, like we only have one person from France and one person from Croatia and so on.
yeah right, thanks for the heads up !!

__red__

22 Nov 2017, 01:50

Damn, what I have planned has a 3 week lead-time.

Any chance of early allocation? <3

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Compgeke

22 Nov 2017, 19:15

__red__ wrote: Any chance of early allocation? <3
Sure. Congrats on getting your assignment! If anyone else would like an earlier assignment due to lead time or whatnot, let me know.

But related to that, would anyone be upset if I cut the deadline down to Sunday the 26th and got the assignments out a couple days after that? Signups seem to have mostly stalled now and that'd give us a bit more time, don't know why I decided on a late date initially.

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Nuum

22 Nov 2017, 19:52

For all I care, do it! Depending on who my match is, I have to do quite a bit of thinking about what to gift him/her.

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