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Mockery Nov 9th, 2010 04:18 PM

FORUM EVENT: "I-MOCKERY'S 2010 SECRET SANTA EVENT!"
 
YO HO HO HO! WELCOME TO...

OFFICIAL SIGN UP THREAD

It's Christmas time again and that means one thing: reindeer burgers for everyone! Along with that, it's also time for I-Mockery's annual Christmas Secret Santa event! Every year, registered users from the forum community come together to share in the holiday commercialism by buying and sending each other gifts that range from hilarious to just plain awesome. It's tradition, so whether you're a new member or an old one, if you think you wanna join in the fun, be sure to reply to this thread. 10,000 Volt Ghost is running the event this year, so be sure to read the important rules he's posted below:

10,000 Volt Ghost Nov 9th, 2010 05:01 PM

How it works:

You sign up in this thread by stating that you want to join. The last day to sign up is November 24th. Send 10,000 Volt Ghost a private message with your full mailing address, real name and your forum name/alias. On November 25th, you will receive a PM with the name and address of the person you will be sending your gift to. At this point, you send out your gift before December 5th and get ready to receive a gift of your own! Upon receiving your gift, you must post pictures in this thread to show everyone what you got! It’s not mandatory, but many participants in the past have made a little story out of enjoying their gift(s), so do that if you wanna have extra fun! But at the very least, you need to post photos of what you received. Everyone needs to get pictures of the gifts they received posted by December 22nd.

Everyone has plenty of time to do all of that, so do it!

Special note for those of you who live outside of North America:

You’re more than welcome to participate, but pay special attention to the “how people will be split up” section below.

Rules and Guidelines:
This whole thing is for fun, but there has to be some assurance that everyone will keep up their end of the bargain, so failure to follow the rules and instructions will result in a permanent ban from the forums. Plus, we know Santa pretty well, and he’s assured us that messing up in any way will result in a nice big chunk of coal being rammed up your rectum! :D

Here are some general rules and guidelines everybody should follow:
  • Spend somewhere between 15-25 bucks (USD) on your gift. This amount does NOT include shipping costs. No one likes a cheapskate, so if this is too much money for you, get a job and join next year instead! Don’t go overboard and get something expensive, but don’t cheap out either. If you want to spend more than 25 bucks, you can, but please understand that you most likely won't receive something of equal monetary value. Then again, that's not what this is all about, so that shouldn't matter to you anyway, Scrooge!
  • Obey all deadlines. Screwing someone over, especially at Christmas, is a guaranteed ticket to hell! Let’s see if an eternity of torture will help you be punctual!
  • Before signing up, make sure you have a working camera. If you can’t upload pictures to your computer directly, there are other options such as getting your film developed and put on a CD. Uploading pictures of your gifts is just as important to our Secret Santa event as sending some gifts out is. Remember, if you don't have a camera of your own, your cellphone probably has a working camera and/or you can also buy disposable digital cameras too.
  • MAKE SURE YOUR ADDRESS IS UP TO DATE AND YOU WILL NOT HAVE ANY TROUBLE RECEIVING PACKAGES! It’s not hard to find your current address, so don’t fuck it up!
  • Don’t be cheap and make something. If you have to do that, keep the minimum spending amount in mind and please consider sending other purchased stuff along with your creation as well. It's fine to make something in addition to purchasing gifts for your recipient, just try not to only make stuff as it's hard to put a monetary value on that sort of thing
  • Your mailing address CANNOT be a P.O. Box. No gifts will be sent to P.O. boxes nor will anyone with a P.O box as a mailing address be allowed to participate in the Secret Santa event.
  • Again If you fail to uphold your end of the deal, you will be permanently banned from the forums. So please, don't be a dick. We want this event to be fun for everybody.
  • YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO PURCHASE GIFTS FROM DOLLAR STORES. We've had too many people get screwed over by cheap gifts at 99cent / dollar general stores, so please do not purchase gifts from them.
IF YOU’RE A NEW MEMBER(Registered AND active less than a year)

In an effort to cut down on people who might sign-up just to get free shit, new users need to take the following steps to be eligible to join in the fun:

1. Provide a picture of themselves holding up a hand-written sign that says both "I-MOCKERY SECRET SANTA 2010!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" along with their message forum name/name in plain view.

2. Post this picture in this thread for all to see.

3. PM 10,000 Volt Ghost, informing him that you are a new member who wants to participate in the secret Santa event. He will then send you a letter with a mailing address.

4. Send a test letter to the mailing address that you were provided with by 10,000 Volt Ghost. The letter needs to include your full name, return mailing address and your name here on the I-Mockery forums.

5. To ensure that you’re eligible to participate, do all of that as quickly as possible!

These steps are necessary to verify that you have a working camera and the motivation to get your ass to a post office.

DEADLINES!!!!

-The last day to SIGN UP is November 24th, TWO WEEKS FROM TOMORROW (watch this thread because if we have an uneven number, we might accept more)

-The last day for SENDING your gifts out is December 5th

-The last day for POSTING PICTURES of the gifts you receive is December 22nd

MAILING YOUR PACKAGE:

-You MUST send out your gifts by priority or express shipping methods to ensure that everyone receives their gifts in a timely fashion. Someone will be doing this for you, so please do it for someone else.

-You MUST purchase a tracking number for your package so that you can keep track of it if there are any delays.

-Do NOT send a PM or email to the person who you are sending a gift to in an attempt to let them know that you're their Secret Santa. It's called "Secret" Santa for a reason, people. Half of the fun is people being surprised when they learn who their Secret Santa is!

RECEIVING YOUR PACKAGE:

-Post pictures of all the gifts you receive no later than December 22nd. If you want to be funny with it and make a video or pictorial story or something, that’s great, but just make sure you post it all by the 22nd.

-Take pictures of ALL of your gifts. Half of the fun of this event is seeing recipients enjoying their gifts.

-If you don’t have your package and it’s getting close to the deadline for postings pictures, send a PM to 10,000 Volt Ghost so he can see what the delay is.

HOW PEOPLE WILL BE SPLIT UP:

Everyone who participates will be paired randomly with someone to send their gift to, but if certain conditions are met, some switches might have to be made:

Because this event attracts people from all over the world, special attention will be paid to making sure people won’t have to spend too much on shipping. This doesn’t mean that you’re guaranteed to get someone from the same country as you, but if there are only a couple participants from your part of the world, it’s a possibility. Either way, we will not tolerate complaints from people who refuse to mail packages outside of their country. If you have a problem with this, you shouldn't sign up because there's always a chance you will have to pay a little extra to ship your package out. This season is about giving, so you shouldn't be picky about little things like shipping fees.

CONFIRMED PARTICIPANTS:

Mockery
10,000 Volt Ghost
Ex Leper
Dimnos
Stevetothepast
Pentegarn
Nick
Ozzie
MarioRPG
Stonewar
Dextire
The Leader
ChrisGlass
Harrylime
BatmanJohnson
Blood panther
MLE
Zhukov
Babs
Samfucius
Ali Sabbah
GreenPeaness
PROTOCLOWN
Nekoneko61
Dr Boogie
Replicant





So....just PM your info to me, 10K and I'll get to work.

:xmas3:xmas2:xmas2:xmas1:xmas2:xmas2:xmas3

stonewar Nov 9th, 2010 05:09 PM

I'm IN!!!!
And apparently first. I'm sorry I don't have speech prepared

stevetothepast Nov 9th, 2010 05:51 PM

I will also be participating.

dextire Nov 9th, 2010 05:59 PM

I'm in as well! :xmas1
"I'm sorry I don't have speech prepared" is the finest speech I've heard all day, Stonewar. :)

Ex Leper Nov 9th, 2010 06:03 PM


MarioRPG Nov 9th, 2010 06:04 PM

Greatest event every year! :D PM-ed you 10k

Dimnos Nov 9th, 2010 06:17 PM

Im in if you need an extra or feel free to drop me if you have an odd number of people. Bla bla bla...

The Leader Nov 9th, 2010 06:19 PM

I would like to participate.

ChrisGlass Nov 9th, 2010 09:44 PM

Rog has mentioned it to me, so I have to do this. Well, I've been around over a year, but didn't participate last year because I felt like I'd be taking advantage of the community.


Ozzie Nov 9th, 2010 10:02 PM

Good lord, yes, I've been eagerly anticipating this since September. I am so in.

Mockery Nov 9th, 2010 10:11 PM

Wow, Chris... now that's a face anybody would be lucky to send a gift to or receive a gift from.

Harry Lime Nov 9th, 2010 10:47 PM

Huzzah! I'm in!

Pentegarn Nov 9th, 2010 10:49 PM

Entering, PM sent. And with no (name not mentioned) giving his crappy gifts, making his crappy comments, or being crappy in general means this will be a happy happy event

BatmanJohnson Nov 9th, 2010 10:50 PM

I'm in!

Nick Nov 9th, 2010 11:17 PM

I will do it again.

blood_panther Nov 10th, 2010 12:03 AM

wanted to do it last year but was a little too poor. make up for lost time! I'm in!

darkvare Nov 10th, 2010 12:30 AM

lol a lot of dudes i hadn't seen before i would join but i live here in mexico and can't ensure the timely delivery

dextire Nov 10th, 2010 12:32 AM

Nice job on that photo, Chris! :xmas1
I like how you added all the extra exclamation points.

blood_panther Nov 10th, 2010 12:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by darkvare (Post 703521)
lol a lot of dudes i hadn't seen before

yeah, about that....

I'm sort of a "lurker"....but some of you may remember me from my halloween contest entries. runner up of the "turn your own damn groceries into halloween jack-o-lanerns contest" as well as one of the winners of the "mega man 9 box art poster giveaway" (well, the winner was "BloPant" my guest name, that lead me to make the name I'm currently using.)...still waiting on the results for the "random cheap-ass purchases made during the 2010 halloween season" contest thing.

replicant Nov 10th, 2010 02:39 AM

Darn it. I was so hoping to avoid posting my ugly mug on here, but for the spirit that is xmas, I will so I can participate.


ChrisGlass Nov 10th, 2010 03:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dextire (Post 703522)
Nice job on that photo, Chris! :xmas1
I like how you added all the extra exclamation points.

Those weren't extra. He put down 29, so I put down 29.

Pentegarn Nov 10th, 2010 07:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by darkvare (Post 703521)
lol a lot of dudes i hadn't seen before i would join but i live here in mexico and can't ensure the timely delivery

Zukhov lives in Australia. He was my Santa last year and his gifts came in plenty of time. You shouldn't let being in Mexico stop you

Zomboid Nov 10th, 2010 10:15 AM

If I join, can I get the other guy that lives in Edmonton?

I'm not serious.

10,000 Volt Ghost Nov 10th, 2010 10:32 AM

Updated.


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