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Mockery Nov 17th, 2007 08:21 PM

FORUM EVENT: "I-MOCKERY'S 2007 SECRET SANTA EVENT!"
 
YO HO HO HO! WELCOME TO...

SIGNUP THREAD

It's that time of year again. Time for I-Mockery's 3rd annual Secret Santa Event! This is the commemorative holiday event in which Mockers leave their computers for a few minutes to send ZANY and HILARIOUS gifts to other Mockers at random, who then post the results of the exchange on the forums in this thread. Then the Mockers who sent out gifts will receive gifts of their own to post on the forums. What this holiday commemorates exactly is lost to history, but tradition is tradition, and if there's anything internet addicts hate, it's change. So are you ready to send gifts to and receive gifts from people who, in all likeliness, are complete strangers? You bet you are!

So here's how it works: You sign yourself up in this thread. On or around November 27th, you will be PMed with the name of the Mocker whom you will be SENDING A GIFT TO. You should NOT share this information with anyone else. You will then buy a present with this person in mind - if you don't know anything about this person, don't worry about it, just buy something you think would be fun for just about anybody to receive and post pictures of. Make this a good present, but don't spend too much on it (between $15 and $20 USD, not including shipping costs). Send them their present WITH YOUR FORUM NAME IN THERE SOMEWHERE by December 5th. Shortly thereafter, you will receive a present from your very own Secret Santa! Take pictures of your gifts, import or scan 'em in, upload them, and share them with us by posting them this thread by December 20th. Feel free to create a fun story about your gifts with the photos. During this time, you should also buckle yourself up for jingle bells of jubilation.

Also, when you do post the pictures of the gifts you receive, we strongly encourage you to make a story/adventure out of it just like we've done in previous years. But at the very least, you should post photos of all the gifts you received along with your thoughts on them.

If you want to SIGN YOURSELF UP, you must do so by MAKING A POST IN THIS THREAD BY NOVEMBER 27th.


By signing, you agree to the following terms and conditions:
· Signing represents a contract. If you fail to uphold your end of the contract, you will be permanently banned from the forums, and possibly tracked down and sodomized.

· You MUST observe all deadlines and follow all of the instructions.

· You MUST spend the required amount of $15 - $20 on the gift for your recipient. This amount does not include any shipping charges.

· You MUST have a working camera (buy a disposable digital camera if you don't own a regular digital camera) and some means by which to transfer the images to your computer and upload them for others to see. We've been lenient about posting photos in the past, but there's no reason why anybody wouldn't have access to take a picture and post it on the web these days, so you will be banned if you fail to post your photos by the deadline unless you received your gifts late. If that happens, contact us and we'll work something out for you so you can post your photos a few days later.

· If you want to be lame and make/build something, that's fine and dandy, but please keep the spending minimum in mind and throw some other goodies in there. If you think parents really like it when their kids give them a crayon drawing as a present, you're wrong. DEAD wrong. If you're making something, we strongly suggest sending it in addition to the $15 - $20 worth of gifts that you buy for the person.· 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.

IF YOU'VE BEEN REGISTERED LESS THAN A YEAR:

To prevent misuse, any member who has been registered and active with these forums for less than a year MUST do the following:

1. Provide a picture of themselves with a sign that says both "I-MOCKERY SECRET SANTA 2007" along with their message forum name/name in plain view.

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

3. Send a PM to Mockery, who will then provide you with a mailing address for you to send a test/verification letter to. (the sooner you do this, the better)

4. Send a test letter to Mockery at the mailing address he provides you with. The letter needs to include your full name, return mailing address and your name here on the I-Mockery forums.

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 cutoff date for SIGNUPS is November 27th.

· The cutoff date for SENDING GIFTS is December 5th.

· The cutoff date for POSTING PICTURES ON THE FORUMS OF THE GIFT(S) YOU RECEIVED is December 20th.


WHEN MAILING YOUR PACKAGE:
· You should probably observe federal law regarding what can and cannot be mailed.

· You MUST send your gift via Priority mail or your country's equivalent to avoid delays in people receiving their gifts.

· You MUST purchase a tracking number with your transaction. If your package is not received within a week, you will need this information to prove that it wasn't your fault.

· 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.


WHEN RECEIVING YOUR GIFT PACKAGE:
· You MUST take photos of all the items you receive and post them on them in this Secret Santa thread no later than December 20th, 2007.

· You MUST post some comments so everybody knows what you thought about the gifts you received. Creating a fun holiday story with your photos is also recommend, but not a requirement.

· If it's getting close to the posting deadline and you still haven't received your own Secret Santa gift package (say by roughly December 15th) please send a PM to Mockery so your Secret Santa gift sender can be contacted to see what the hold up is.

IF YOU LIVE OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES:

· You can still participate in this event, but we will do our best to pair you up with somebody else who lives outsite of the U.S. as well. This is to avoid one person getting stuck with higher shipping charges. However, if we have an odd number of foreign participants, we'll obviously have one person who has to send his/her gifts out of the country. But hey, it's all part of the Secret Santa game and we expect everybody to live up to their end of the deal and not squabble over petty things like a few additional bux for shipping.

CONFIRMED PARTICIPANTS:

-Mockery
-RaNkeri
-Sethomas
-Uncle_Sham
-MarioRPG
-Microshock
-Protoclown
-Bigtimecow
-MattJack
-Darklycan
-J. Tithonus Pednaud
-Sam
-Grislygus
-Mburbank
-Chojin
-Poppers620
-Noob3
-MLE
-Schimid
-Nothing4buddha
-Zomboid
-Jixby Phillips
-Doopa
-Dr. Boogie
-Fathom Zero
-Draw A Sidewalk
-AlliSabbah (new user: confirmation letter received. user has been approved)
-JackSchmidtKnifeThrower (new user: confirmation letter received. user has been approved)
-aj2217 (new user: confirmation letter received. user has been approved)
-Vila (new user: confirmation letter received. user has been approved)
-Captain PirateFace (new user: confirmation letter received. user has been approved)


USERS WHO FAILED TO COMPLETE THE REQUIRED SIGN-UP TASKS ON TIME:
-Womti (never received confirmation email)
-Angryhydralisk (never received confirmation email)
-Seven Force (never received confirmation email)
-Misdemonar (never received confirmation email)
-saltshakermaniac ( confirmation letter received 2 days late)
-HungryWantBiddy (never received photos, pm and confirmation letter)
-Thanos (never received photos, pm and confirmation letter)

*note: to any of you who failed to complete the tasks on time, if you would like to coordinate a gift exchange with each other, that's fine by us. We'll be happy to help you set it up if needs be. Send a PM to "Mockery" if you have any questions.

***NOTE***
Once your name appears on the participants list above, please send an email to santa@i-mockery.com which includes the following information:

-Your Full Name
-Your Full Mailing Address
-Your Name/Alias here on the I-Mockery Message Forums
-Your Age

This information is ONLY being collected so we can assign somebody to send you your Secret Santa gifts. It will NOT be used to send you junk mail or add you to any mailing lists.

If you have any questions about the Secret Santa event, please post them here in this thread and one of the moderators will answer your question as soon as possible.

RaNkeri Nov 17th, 2007 08:50 PM

I'm definitely going to join, but there are few questions I'd like to ask first:

1) I do not have a digital camera, but I have smart cam on my laptop, is that good enough?

2) What do you mean by address being P.O. Box?

3) I have no idea how long it takes for a packet to ship from US to Finland and vice-versa, and I'm spending the Christmas at my folks (Onward from the 23rd of December). So, in case my packets haven't arrived then, is it possible for me to post pictures of 'em later?

If question 3) is ok for you/can be arranged, then feel free to add me as a participant.

Question 1) can easily be taken care of.

Mockery Nov 17th, 2007 08:58 PM

1) Is the "smart cam" like a web cam? If so, that should be fine as long as it can take clear enough photos of your gifts. If not, you can buy disposable digital cameras for really cheap nowadays. Just remember, your Secret Santa is taking the time to send you some gifts, the least you can do is clearly show everybody what you received from him/her along with posting your thoughts on the gifts.

2) A P.O. Box is a Post Office Box. (IE: it's a mailbox that isn't where you actually live).

3) All you have to do is make sure that your gifts are sent out on time. The person who sends a gift to you must send them on time as well. As stated in the rules, if you haven't already received your gifts by roughly December 15th, please let us know so we can contact your Secret Santa gift sender to see what the hold up is. If for some reason you receive your gift on or after the 20th, we will probably allow an additional 1 week grace period (from when you actually receive the gifts) for you to get the photos posted here on the forum. Out of fairness, I will try to pair up people who live in foreign countries with each other, so no hopefully single person gets screwed into additional shipping charges. Not making any promises though on that one heheh.

Let me know if you have any other questions. If not, tell me if you want me to add you to the list as a participant.

RaNkeri Nov 17th, 2007 09:02 PM

Well in that case, add me to the list, I missed last year's secret santa and I don't want to miss this year's

Oh and the photos are quite clear, because it's a 1.3 megapixel's camera. I can send few photos if you want to be sure.

Mockery Nov 17th, 2007 09:12 PM

Ok cool, I'll add you to the list. And if you want, just post a test pic here in the forum and I'll letcha know what I think. Thankee.

RaNkeri Nov 17th, 2007 09:44 PM

Here's the test pic:


Sethomas Nov 17th, 2007 11:15 PM

I WILL DO THIS OPERATION.

HOWEVER: can we seriously strive for separating exchanges between the old regime and the neophytes? I mean, last year I had to SEND a gift to a kid who came from nowhere (I'm not saying he isn't a swell guy) and RECEIVED a gift from someone new as well (who had already accrued a merited reputation for lameness, incidentally). I know this might sound like the kind of elitism that we're striving to do away with, but seriously I think there's much more potential greatness if we distinguish between the classic vanguard and the incoming horde.

Oh yeah, and age should be listed too. I kinda sent a cigar last year with hopes of seeing pics of it being smoked, and he ended up being like 14. Oops!

Misdemonar Nov 18th, 2007 12:21 AM

I will do this,

Uncle_Sham Nov 18th, 2007 02:24 AM

Im up for it.

i guess i need a pic.

zeldasbiggestfan Nov 18th, 2007 02:41 AM

Ill do it this year spending a minimum of fifteen dollars and will send the reciept if necessary. I'm not screwing you all like last year, which was a majorly retarded move. And, I could, I would go back in time and kick my own long haired, stupid ass.

I got something good for this year too. Not stuff I found around the house.

MarioRPG Nov 18th, 2007 10:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zeldasbiggestfan (Post 511510)
Ill do it this year spending a minimum of fifteen dollars and will send the reciept if necessary. I'm not screwing you all like last year, which was a majorly retarded move. And, I could, I would go back in time and kick my own long haired, stupid ass.

I got something good for this year too. Not stuff I found around the house.

No offense, but I think that's not wise based on your reputation. You gave crap and received gold, man... But whatever, it's the organizer's decision.

I'm signing up! Hopefully I'll get to ship on the same continent this time.

And seth, how new is too new? :(

zeldasbiggestfan Nov 18th, 2007 11:16 AM

I really was a dick last year in this event. After I realized that it was an actual person and a really fun event that I had just ruined I felt terrible. So I spent the whole 3/4ths of the year trying to fix it while I, in my stupid little head, thought I was when in reality, I wasn't. And now I'm here and I would try to make up for at least one thing I did on here.

Angryhydralisk Nov 18th, 2007 02:04 PM

I'd like to participate. Giving is always a pleasant thing. But I do need to think on the fly when it comes to getting pics up (as I have no scanner or digital camera.). I'll figure something out.

Mockery Nov 18th, 2007 04:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sethomas (Post 511505)
I WILL DO THIS OPERATION.

HOWEVER: can we seriously strive for separating exchanges between the old regime and the neophytes? I mean, last year I had to SEND a gift to a kid who came from nowhere (I'm not saying he isn't a swell guy) and RECEIVED a gift from someone new as well (who had already accrued a merited reputation for lameness, incidentally). I know this might sound like the kind of elitism that we're striving to do away with, but seriously I think there's much more potential greatness if we distinguish between the classic vanguard and the incoming horde.

Oh yeah, and age should be listed too. I kinda sent a cigar last year with hopes of seeing pics of it being smoked, and he ended up being like 14. Oops!

Ok you're signed up. I'll generally try to pair up new users with other new users, but again, if there's an odd number, some new users will obviously get paired up with older users. It's all for the fun of it, so just make the best out of it with whomever you get paired up. And I doubt we'll be listing ages for this thing...

Quote:

Originally Posted by Uncle_Sham (Post 511509)
Im up for it. i guess i need a pic.

Yes indeedy.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Misdemonar (Post 511508)
I will do this,

Ok you're signed up.

Quote:

Originally Posted by zeldasbiggestfan (Post 511510)
Ill do it this year spending a minimum of fifteen dollars and will send the reciept if necessary. I'm not screwing you all like last year, which was a majorly retarded move. And, I could, I would go back in time and kick my own long haired, stupid ass.

As stated last year, you're not eligible to participate this time. You're simply too much of a risk after what you pulled last year and we don't want any of the other participants getting screwed over.

Quote:

Originally Posted by MarioRPG (Post 511521)
I'm signing up! Hopefully I'll get to ship on the same continent this time.

Ok you're signed up.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Angryhydralisk (Post 511537)
I'd like to participate. Giving is always a pleasant thing. But I do need to think on the fly when it comes to getting pics up (as I have no scanner or digital camera.). I'll figure something out.

Ok you're signed up. As for the no digital camera thing, again, you can buy a disposable digital camera just about anywhere and most photo places will put all the images on a CD for you so you can import them onto your computer back at home.

Womti Nov 18th, 2007 05:09 PM

I would like to sign up.

Microshock Nov 18th, 2007 06:06 PM

Sure , i'll join.

I don't need verification right? I did the event last year.

And give zeldasbiggestfan another chance.

He doesn't seem like the type of person to screw someone over again.

Emu Nov 18th, 2007 06:39 PM

Uh, he did it twice last year, if I recall.

zeldasbiggestfan Nov 18th, 2007 09:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Microshock (Post 511553)
Sure , i'll join.

I don't need verification right? I did the event last year.

And give zeldasbiggestfan another chance.

He doesn't seem like the type of person to screw someone over again.

It'd be nice if they gave me another shot but rules is rules.

AlliSabbah Nov 18th, 2007 09:55 PM

I will be signing up as soon as I figure out how to get my pic to show up on here. Might take a few days but I will be working on it.

Protoclown Nov 18th, 2007 10:01 PM

I'll play your game, rogue.

Uncle_Sham Nov 18th, 2007 10:09 PM

Fixed it

Seven Force Nov 18th, 2007 11:17 PM

I'm in. :)

bigtimecow Nov 18th, 2007 11:21 PM

I AM FUCKING IN

MattJack Nov 18th, 2007 11:36 PM

I'm gonna do this so hard

Mockery Nov 18th, 2007 11:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Uncle_Sham (Post 511570)


can somebody make this bigger?

You need to handle that yourself. You can't scale up a tiny pic like that and expect it to be readable. That looks more like a thumbnail than a normal size photo. You sure you have the right URL?

Quote:

Originally Posted by zeldasbiggestfan (Post 511563)
It'd be nice if they gave me another shot but rules is rules.

You'll have another shot next year, unless we somehow end up with an odd number of people overall this year, then you might have a chance of getting in.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Emu (Post 511556)
Uh, he did it twice last year, if I recall.

Yes he did, and he was lucky not to be permanently banned at the time. Not only that, but he also acted very ungrateful for some very cool gifts that were sent to him. Wasn't exactly a shining example of "the holiday spirit" if you know what I mean... :o

darklycan Nov 19th, 2007 12:17 AM

Oh I am so in!

I participated last year, recieved stuff made a huge ass story, sent my stuff (but never got to see a story out of them :( ). So do i still need to do the posting and showing a picture again?

Also, will the threats of a ban follow through because there was quite a few stories not getting posted so just wanted to know what the stance on it was.

Cheers
Lycan

Chojin Nov 19th, 2007 12:50 AM

I think that ages should be PM'd to the event coordinator, then sent to the person who will be buying their gift along with their address. It makes a huge difference in what you'll buy.

I will also not be dealing with new people for gift exchanging this year, after I got fucked two years in a row on this. I even went to all the trouble of making a letter written in blood by BAPE, only to have the fucker disappear forever.

OJB tried to send someone a week-old taco bell bean burrito, wrapped in duct tape, and the post office even accepted it, but he was given an incorrect address so it got sent back. He still has that burrito and keeps it in his fridge.

Chojin Nov 19th, 2007 12:52 AM

If you've participated before and held up both ends of the bargain, then you're automatically eligible for this one, darklycan, yes.

Also, people were banned last time for failure to meet obligations, but Glowbelly was spared and ZBF I think had his ban reduced to a couple months or something.

J. Tithonus Pednaud Nov 19th, 2007 01:13 AM

I am in, but woe to he who crosses me with crappy gifts.

Sam Nov 19th, 2007 01:22 AM

I WANNA DO DIS

Emu Nov 19th, 2007 02:20 AM

I want to participate, but we've been having such trouble with our mail here that no matter how early I sent the thing I'm not sure that it would arrive before February. A number of places and people have yet to receive things I sent a month ago, and we have yet to receive things sent to us. :(

Mockery Nov 19th, 2007 03:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Emu (Post 511620)
I want to participate, but we've been having such trouble with our mail here that no matter how early I sent the thing I'm not sure that it would arrive before February. A number of places and people have yet to receive things I sent a month ago, and we have yet to receive things sent to us. :(

Ok, well as the rules state, we need you to be able to guarantee that you'll be able to send/receive everything on time. It's simply to avoid having you or your recipients getting screwed over. We don't wanna ruin anybody's fun in this event, because I hate to see some people get great Secret Santas and then other people have their Secret Santas shit all over them (even if it is unintentional). Where do you live exactly and why is the mail such a problem? If you can ensure that the gifts will be sent/received/posted on time, then we can let you participate no problemo. Otherwise, you'll prolly wanna sit this one out until you can get your mail situation sorted out.

Also, a reminder to everybody who has signed up or will be signing up...

Once your name appears on the participants list above, please send an email to santa@i-mockery.com which includes the following information:

-Your Full Name
-Your Full Mailing Address
-Your Name/Alias here on the I-Mockery Message Forums
-Your Age


Thanks.

Zomboid Nov 19th, 2007 05:12 AM

I certainly have time for it this year, but I'll wait and see how many other Canadians sign up first. I still have ninjavenom's horribly disgusting tranny and black man porn from the first secret santa somewhere at home. I really like the idea of keeping new people seperate from the older ones.

RaNkeri Nov 19th, 2007 08:24 AM

Could you oldtimers tell me, what kind of presents are we supposed to give? Can it be anything, like candy, or something(as long as it's not junk)? Or are we supposed to give presents that are easy fodder for the christmas story?

darklycan Nov 19th, 2007 09:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chojin (Post 511595)
If you've participated before and held up both ends of the bargain, then you're automatically eligible for this one, darklycan, yes.

Also, people were banned last time for failure to meet obligations, but Glowbelly was spared and ZBF I think had his ban reduced to a couple months or something.

Oh Ok , its just I know liquidstatik had gotten the present I sent him, but alas never made the story but I do see him post every now and then. Or was this a special acception?

Cheers
Lycan

Uncle_Sham Nov 19th, 2007 09:41 AM

Fixed it


Emu Nov 19th, 2007 10:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mockery (Post 511635)
Where do you live exactly and why is the mail such a problem?

I'm in Jacksonville, Fl. right now. The city's having some kind of insane budget crisis and all of the public offices are running at quarter speed (meaning, not moving at all.) So I think I'll have to sit out this year. :<

RaNkeri Nov 19th, 2007 11:20 AM

Might sound like a stupid idea(ok, it IS stupid idea), but can't you just go send your packet from the neighbouring town/city/village/metropolis?


Although receiving your secret santa gift might be a problem.

You have any relatives or friends who you could rely on?

HungryWantBiddy Nov 19th, 2007 11:29 AM

I would like to do this...but the all the sarcasm around here kinda makes me wonder if it's for real.

Esuohlim Nov 19th, 2007 12:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RaNkeri (Post 511641)
Could you oldtimers tell me, what kind of presents are we supposed to give? Can it be anything, like candy, or something(as long as it's not junk)? Or are we supposed to give presents that are easy fodder for the christmas story?

You'd get a better reception if you sent something that was actually cool and interesting or, conversely, intentionally worthless. One that sticks out in my mind is Jixby getting the Rosie O'Donnell Christmas album.

MarioRPG Nov 19th, 2007 12:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chojin (Post 511593)
I will also not be dealing with new people for gift exchanging this year, after I got fucked two years in a row on this.

The hell? Last year Willie got you and you got noob3.

Seven Force Nov 19th, 2007 12:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HungryWantBiddy (Post 511650)
I would like to do this...but the all the sarcasm around here kinda makes me wonder if it's for real.

It's as real as the ZOG conspiracy :eek

AlliSabbah Nov 19th, 2007 12:30 PM

I have a question. Well a couple of them.

First I know what I want to get for whomever I end up with. Trust me iit will be very interesting seeing what kind of story they come up with for it. However looking for the item on ebay (Its not used I just cannot get the item around here. I live up north. :( ) Anyways I notice most of the people selling it are charging inflated shipping prices to avoid the ebay fees. Actually it looks like all of them are. If they are charging like $20.00 s&H for something I think would be maybe $10.00 should I count the other &10.00 towards the price? Or should I just keep looking until I find an honest (Hee Hee Hee good luck to me.) Seller? Not that Im greedy but I have five kids and $40.00 or more on this is a bit much. :) Although it may be worth it to see what they come up with.

2. Ok now the easy one. Once I get a pick of myself with my sign is there anything special I need to do to make it show up on here?

Grislygus Nov 19th, 2007 02:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HungryWantBiddy (Post 511650)
I would like to do this...but the all the sarcasm around here kinda makes me wonder if it's for real.

Actually, we faked all of it, and David Icke is is 100% correct in his hyperfactual theories regarding world leaders and the space lizards from V. That being said, I would love to have the chance to once again participate in this hellish facade. Merry Hanukkah and Happy Christmas!

ie, "I'm in."


Jerks.


Also, while separating us newer schmucks from the finer herd is all well and good, I think we can all agree that Tithonaus' gift will most likely be a hellspawned siamese-twin flipper monkey baby and it will be a goddamned crime if it is given to someone who won't appreciate it.

Zomboid Nov 19th, 2007 02:57 PM

Percentage of "stories" that are even remotely funny = 3%

Mockery Nov 19th, 2007 03:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Uncle_Sham (Post 511645)
Fixed it

Thanks man, you're all set.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Emu (Post 511648)
I'm in Jacksonville, Fl. right now. The city's having some kind of insane budget crisis and all of the public offices are running at quarter speed (meaning, not moving at all.) So I think I'll have to sit out this year. :<

Well you could obviously use fed-ex or UPS to ship out stuff on time. And like RaNkeri suggested, is there anybody nearby enough that could accept the package for you or anything? If ya gotta sit it out, that sucks, but yeah, there's always next year.

Quote:

Originally Posted by HungryWantBiddy (Post 511650)
I would like to do this...but the all the sarcasm around here kinda makes me wonder if it's for real.

I assure you, this is for real. Check out the threads for the Secret Santa event from the past two years in this forum and you'll see it's quite real. Once you've done that, let me know if you'd like to sign up for the event this year.

Quote:

Originally Posted by AlliSabbah (Post 511660)
If they are charging like $20.00 s&H for something I think would be maybe $10.00 should I count the other &10.00 towards the price? Or should I just keep looking until I find an honest (Hee Hee Hee good luck to me.) Seller? Not that Im greedy but I have five kids and $40.00 or more on this is a bit much. :) Although it may be worth it to see what they come up with.

2. Ok now the easy one. Once I get a pic of myself with my sign is there anything special I need to do to make it show up on here?

For your first question, I would just search for another seller or choose a different gift, because as stated, the actual gift needs to cost a certain amount. I'd also be wary of buying your gifts on eBay because some sellers can be really bad about shipping stuff out in time, and we wouldn't want to see you or your recipient get screwed over and banned just because you bought from a bad seller on eBay.

For your second question, you need to just upload your photos to some free photo hosting service (such as photobucket) and then post it here. Are you not all that internet savvy or somethin? It's not hard to upload pics and post 'em, but you need to have that stuff figured out before the deadline.

mburbank Nov 19th, 2007 04:15 PM

I'm in

Chojin Nov 19th, 2007 04:18 PM

Oh yeah, I forgot - I'm in

poppers620 Nov 19th, 2007 04:20 PM

i wanna do the secret santa as long as i dont have to deal with someone telling me my gifts were crap like last year

Mockery Nov 19th, 2007 04:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by poppers620 (Post 511690)
i wanna do the secret santa as long as i dont have to deal with someone telling me my gifts were crap like last year

Yeah, you gave great gifts last year and that guy isn't involved in the event this go around, so you don't have to worry about that.

noob3 Nov 19th, 2007 05:13 PM

i'm in, but i have a new mailing address. i'll send it to mock before the deadline is up.

plz don't pair me with new people i already have a really great gift in mind and i don't want to spoil it on somone i don't like :x :lol can it be like last year where i get gifts from cool people & send them to cool people plz thx (mle sent my gf a gift & chojin sent me 1 and then i sent sam out some stuff it was SO COOL)

RaNkeri Nov 19th, 2007 05:28 PM

To which group do I belong to? Am I still viewed as a newcomer or am I among the old ones? :x

Because I'd also prefer sending/receiving gifts to/from people I actually know :x

JackSchmidtKnifeThrower Nov 19th, 2007 05:36 PM

I'm In. I have been reading I-Mockery for a few years, but never noticed the Secret Santa event for some reason. I am new to the forum (this being my first post) but I am Definently willing to participate. First on the list is the Pic, but unfortunatly my camera is not with me at the moment...but I will probably post one later today, or worse case scenario tomorrow. I am SO glad I made the cut off because this should be interesting. Pic on the way and I will work on the others today also. So, Put me on the list! Oh and HungryWantBiddy, I love your Avatar and Sig. Futurama is my all-time favorite show.

EDIT: I aggree with those who say that, A) age should be given to Mockery to give to the gift-giver, and B) it would be a good idea for the event to be split between ones who have been posting for a while and new comers. Another Idea I had is for new posters to post some things they particularly like/dislike so nobody gets something they particularly dislike. Long time posters would have an Idea, but new persons, like myself, would have no Ideas. Any thoughts on the subject?

AlliSabbah Nov 19th, 2007 06:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mockery (Post 511678)
For your second question, you need to just upload your photos to some free photo hosting service (such as photobucket) and then post it here. Are you not all that internet savvy or somethin? It's not hard to upload pics and post 'em, but you need to have that stuff figured out before the deadline.


Im alright internet wise. Its posting pictures on message boards Im not savvy with. :) Ill get the picture of myself tonight have it developed on wednesday and post it then. :)

aj2217 Nov 19th, 2007 08:10 PM

Hi, I'd like to sign up! I'm new to the forums, but have been checking i-Mockery every day since 2005. I hope this will be a lot of fun, I can read and write, take pics and have no intentions of screwing anyone over with lousy gifts. :x

Here's my pic - made with my amazing webcam *cough*. I have a digital camera at my sisters house, so story pics will be better quality.


MarioRPG Nov 19th, 2007 09:10 PM

When's Jixby gonna come and join up? He's a good guy.

Misdemonar Nov 19th, 2007 11:30 PM

HOLY SHIT A GRRRRLLL

J. Tithonus Pednaud Nov 20th, 2007 01:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Grislygus (Post 511671)
I think we can all agree that Tithonaus' gift will most likely be a hellspawned siamese-twin flipper monkey baby and it will be a goddamned crime if it is given to someone who won't appreciate it.


Oh great, now I have to think of a new present. THANKS FOR RUINING CHRISTMAS, GRISLYGUS!

poppers620 Nov 20th, 2007 01:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zeldasbiggestfan (Post 511524)
I really was a dick last year in this event. After I realized that it was an actual person and a really fun event that I had just ruined I felt terrible. So I spent the whole 3/4ths of the year trying to fix it while I, in my stupid little head, thought I was when in reality, I wasn't. And now I'm here and I would try to make up for at least one thing I did on here.

ok what?until you realized it was a real person? who the hell do you think went out and spent money on your ass? oh yeh, me. and who do you think you were sending stuff to? a make believe person? you were definately a dick last year.

noob3 Nov 20th, 2007 03:14 AM

i vote to ban zbf from this

Mockery Nov 20th, 2007 03:44 AM

Welcome to last year. He's already not allowed to participate this year, so no reason to worry about it anymore.

MLE Nov 20th, 2007 07:16 AM

I'm in. I will send awesome gifts, just like last time! (noob is your girlfriend playing again this year)

noob3 Nov 20th, 2007 11:24 AM

she probably will want to, i'll ask her :n

HungryWantBiddy Nov 20th, 2007 12:35 PM

Ok, Mock. Count me in. Pics and PMs to come. As long as you PROMISE not to stick me with GW.

Mockery Nov 20th, 2007 02:57 PM

Not a problem.

Dauss Nov 20th, 2007 08:20 PM

Just securing my position on the list, I have to arrange for a camera from a friend, as no one sells disposable digitals around here.

Although I may be able to borrow a webcam later tonight...

Meh. I'll get photos and confirmation soon.

Schimid Nov 20th, 2007 10:55 PM

I'd like to join under the stipulation that if Dr. Boogie draws me again (like he has for the past two years), he has to buy me a new car. It's like rolling doubles in Monopoly.

Mockery Nov 20th, 2007 11:28 PM

Another reminder, to those of you who have signed up to join, please don't forget to send the required email with your full name, mailing address, age and forum name. Still waiting on a lot of those. We have roughly 30 people signed up already, but only about 10 emails with their addresses.

If you haven't sent your emails in by the deadline, we won't be able to include you in the Secret Santa event. Ho ho horror :o

Thanos Nov 20th, 2007 11:38 PM

I would love to participate this year. This week is a little hectic with the holiday and all, so look for my required image by the weekend. I'll be sure to get all the required info emailed out as well at that point.

nothing4buddha Nov 20th, 2007 11:55 PM

awww hell ... i'll do it

J. Tithonus Pednaud Nov 21st, 2007 12:08 AM

Who the hell are all these people?

JackSchmidtKnifeThrower Nov 21st, 2007 12:17 AM

I have to find the freakin' camera... Someone lost it. I have the sign made and the computer ready to upload but no camera. I sent the email with the details a few minutes ago.... Just the confirmation letter.

hypnotic_peach Nov 21st, 2007 12:20 AM

id sign up, but after i buy gifts for my family and friends, im not going to have much money left and i wouldnt wonna be the asshole who buys the $5 gift.
ill try to sign up next year :)

Zomboid Nov 21st, 2007 01:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by J. Tithonus Pednaud (Post 511840)
Who the hell are all these people?

I was just about to comment on that. Last year a bunch of people came outta the woodwork just to participate in this and it looks like the same is happening now. This is exactly why people are saying they wanna pair the newer people together and the "vets" together.

Edit: Count me in too. I'll need something to kill a bit of time once I finish classes for the semester and I'll have a bit of extra cash too. I ALSO REALLY AGREE WITH THE AFOREMENTIONED IDEA OF PAIRING UP NEW PEOPLE TOGETHER. I don't care about being paired up with other Canadians though.

J. Tithonus Pednaud Nov 21st, 2007 01:49 AM

Ditto on not caring about being matched with a fellow Canuck. Geographical locations may be an issue to consider for the Europeans in the crowd, if there are any.

Captain PirateFace Nov 21st, 2007 03:46 AM

Can I be added? I am down with this sound baby!

RaNkeri Nov 21st, 2007 08:24 AM

I don't really mind sending a gift to US or Canada, but Europe's fine for me, at least it won't take as much time for it to be mailed. As long as the one receiving the gift is an active/old forum member I don't really care where he lives.

aj2217 Nov 21st, 2007 12:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zomboid (Post 511854)
I was just about to comment on that. Last year a bunch of people came outta the woodwork just to participate in this and it looks like the same is happening now. This is exactly why people are saying they wanna pair the newer people together and the "vets" together.

Some of us aka me have been fans of I-Mockery for a long time but never felt the need to use the forum.

And also, what's with all the "he", aren't there any "she's? here? :x :P

Mockery Nov 21st, 2007 01:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain PirateFace (Post 511860)
Can I be added? I am down with this sound baby!

Sure, as long as you go through all the requirements.

Quote:

Originally Posted by aj2217 (Post 511872)
Some of us aka me have been fans of I-Mockery for a long time but never felt the need to use the forum. And also, what's with all the "he", aren't there any "she's? here? :x :P

It's not that new forum members haven't been on I-Mockery.com for a while, most new users have been on I-Mockery for years from what I've seen. The simple fact is that a lot of the people who have been on the forums for a while are worried that they'll get screwed over by a new forum user who just happened to sign up for a Secret Santa event. So that's why we're pairing new users with other new users. It's a good way to keep everything balanced and let everybody have fun with the event. And yeah, there are female members here, several of whom are participating, but it's never been a secret that there are way more male forum members heheh.

MarioRPG Nov 21st, 2007 04:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by J. Tithonus Pednaud (Post 511857)
Ditto on not caring about being matched with a fellow Canuck. Geographical locations may be an issue to consider for the Europeans in the crowd, if there are any.

:rock:rock:rockCanada rox!
I don't care who's paired up with who. Last year some of the new people gave some pretty bitchin gifts, although I understand the hesitation because a couple of them... didn't.

AlliSabbah Nov 21st, 2007 04:38 PM





Here I am in all my shyness.

Gah now I cannot look forward to getting a handwritten book of quotations from Max Burbank. What will I do now?

poppers620 Nov 21st, 2007 05:01 PM

im a chick and I am participating!

JackSchmidtKnifeThrower Nov 21st, 2007 11:33 PM

How do you post a pic here? On the only other Forum I just post the link to it and the pic appears in the post. But I can't post the pic without it being so massively large, that only half of the pic will appear. I tried the 'Insert Image' link, but it ignores my picture altogether. What to do?

Chojin Nov 21st, 2007 11:58 PM

You have to use IMG tags and point it at a URL, like so:

Code:

[ img ]http://www.i-mockery.com/lol.jpg[ /img ]
Only you wouldn't really have the spaces in the [ img ] tags.

Poppers, welcome back!

JackSchmidtKnifeThrower Nov 22nd, 2007 03:54 PM

p://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z34/JackSchmidtKnifeThrower/HHNCarnival051.jpg"

See? It only shows up horrendously large, or the same size in a link. Only thing I can think of is, I use PhotoBucket, maybe this forum dosen't work well with it... I can't think of anything else. It works fine on the other forum, but there is a different system here. AND THE 'INSERT IMAGE' BUTTON still does nothing. Is a link O.K.? or does it HAVE to be posted-posted directly on here?

MarioRPG Nov 22nd, 2007 04:11 PM

That's small but neat.

Mockery Nov 22nd, 2007 04:57 PM

32 people signed up so far, but only 17 confirmation emails have been sent to santa@i-mockery.com. Send those emails in if you haven't already.

AlliSabbah Nov 22nd, 2007 08:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JackSchmidtKnifeThrower (Post 512056)
p://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z34/JackSchmidtKnifeThrower/HHNCarnival051.jpg"

See? It only shows up horrendously large, or the same size in a link. Only thing I can think of is, I use PhotoBucket, maybe this forum dosen't work well with it... I can't think of anything else. It works fine on the other forum, but there is a different system here. AND THE 'INSERT IMAGE' BUTTON still does nothing. Is a link O.K.? or does it HAVE to be posted-posted directly on here?


I use photobucket and mine is showing up fine. The IMG tags are missing so that might be the problem. Also I noticed theres a few boxes with the code pre done for you with tags and everything. Just get the one that allows adding to message boards and you should be all set.

JackSchmidtKnifeThrower Nov 22nd, 2007 08:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AlliSabbah (Post 512085)
I use photobucket and mine is showing up fine. The IMG tags are missing so that might be the problem. Also I noticed theres a few boxes with the code pre done for you with tags and everything. Just get the one that allows adding to message boards and you should be all set.

I have put the [IMG] on and, it ussually comes on automatically, but I tried putting it on manually, and it does the same thing just shows a link but with [IMG] on either end. I tried the link for both 'Forum' witch I ussually use, and 'Message Board' and neither work.

JackSchmidtKnifeThrower Nov 22nd, 2007 08:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mockery (Post 512068)
32 people signed up so far, but only 17 confirmation emails have been sent to santa@i-mockery.com. Send those emails in if you haven't already.

Mine is one right?

EDIT: Okay, my Test Letter is ready to go, I could not send it out today, due to the fact that it is Thanksgiving, but it will go out FIRST thing tommorow, since I am going to the stores for 'Black Friday' early.

AlliSabbah Nov 22nd, 2007 10:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JackSchmidtKnifeThrower (Post 512088)
I have put the [IMG] on and, it ussually comes on automatically, but I tried putting it on manually, and it does the same thing just shows a link but with [IMG] on either end. I tried the link for both 'Forum' witch I ussually use, and 'Message Board' and neither work.

Not sure what it could be. maybe you should try another picture or if you want I can pm you my email address for you to send the pic ytoo and I can try it on my photobucket account for you. id hate to see you miss out due to technical errors.

Jixby Phillips Nov 23rd, 2007 05:02 PM

I WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE I THINK

Chojin Nov 23rd, 2007 05:34 PM

jack, check your profile settings to make sure you have vBcode turned on.

JackSchmidtKnifeThrower Nov 23rd, 2007 07:45 PM

As far as I know it is.... Anyways, Mockery, I sent out my Letter today, you should get it soon.

Vila Nov 24th, 2007 12:39 AM

I'm in.... I think.


saltshakermaniac Nov 24th, 2007 10:07 AM

I want to get in on this, sounds like fun. I'll have the picture up latter today the e-mail with my info will sent out latter as well.

Dauss Nov 24th, 2007 10:26 AM

Euhh...

Seems like I'll have to pull out this year. I can't arrange for a camera, and I'm moving next week, so I'll have no time.

Sorry for being a nuisance, I'll come back next year with my own camera.

Have a nice time playing this year guys. :D

aj2217 Nov 24th, 2007 12:24 PM

Victory! I stumbled across a shop today with an amazing collection of insane toys :love

doopa Nov 24th, 2007 03:13 PM

:obeyok I'll do it

Uncle_Sham Nov 24th, 2007 06:31 PM

Fuckin, Eh. im from good ol, canada so who ever i get is getting a shit load of snow and maple syrup.


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