Go Back   I-Mockery Forum > I-Mockery Site Forums > Forum Events
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Mockery Mockery is offline
Pickled Patriarch
Mockery's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 1969
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Old Nov 16th, 2009, 05:35 PM        FORUM EVENT: "I-MOCKERY'S 2009 SECRET SANTA EVENT!"
YO HO HO HO! WELCOME TO...

SIGNUP THREAD

It’s Christmas time again and that means one thing: homeless people freezing to death in back alleys! Along with that, it’s also time for I-Mockery’s annual Christmas Secret Santa event. Every year, registered users from the forum 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 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:
__________________
Talent, vigor, drive...
You'll eat peanut butter the rest of your life.

Last edited by Mockery : Nov 17th, 2009 at 05:58 PM.
  #2  
10,000 Volt Ghost 10,000 Volt Ghost is offline
SKATASTIC
10,000 Volt Ghost's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Buffalo, NY
Old Nov 16th, 2009, 06:05 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! Itís 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:

Youíre more than welcome to participate, but pay special attention to the ďhow people will be split upĒ 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 heís 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 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! Donít go overboard and get something expensive, but donít 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! Letís see if an eternity of torture will help you be punctual!
  • Before signing up, make sure you have a working camera. If you canít 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.
  • MAKE SURE YOUR ADDRESS IS UP TO DATE AND YOU WILL NOT HAVE ANY TROUBLE RECEIVING PACKAGES! Itís not hard to find your current address, so donít fuck it up!
  • Donít be cheap and make something. If you have to do that, keep the minimum spending amount in mind and consider sending other purchased stuff along with your creation as well.
  • 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 ALLOW 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 YOUíRE 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 2009" 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 youíre 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, ONE WEEK FROM TODAY (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 something, thatís great, but just make sure you submit 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 donít have your package and itís 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 wonít have to spend too much on shipping. This doesnít mean that youíre guaranteed to get someone from the same country as you, but if there are only a couple participants from your part of the world, itís 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:

10, Volt Ghost
Babality Pancakes
Zomboid
The Leader
Executioneer
Nick
Captain 516
Zhukov
MarioRPG
Sam
Dextire
Stonewar
BatmanJohnson
Ozzie
Pentegarn
Kakumei
Nick
Microshock
Lumpisan
DonkeyRyan
Poppers620
MrSmiley381



So....just PM your info to me, 10K and I'll get to work.
__________________
God speed you meddling kids.

Last edited by 10,000 Volt Ghost : Nov 26th, 2009 at 01:57 PM.
  #3  
Babs Babs is offline
filthiest soap dish
Babs's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: tri county area
Old Nov 16th, 2009, 06:06 PM       
I'm in as well
__________________
"That's how much fuck fish." -John Laroche
  #4  
Zomboid Zomboid is offline
The Wolf
Zomboid's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Give me the coffee and no one gets hurt! LOL
Old Nov 16th, 2009, 06:21 PM       
I don't wanna run it, but if you want to make things easy on yourself, just copy the rules and regulations from last year's event and tweak what's needed.

Also, I like that the intro I wrote last year is being used again
__________________

That was very funny. Well done.
  #5  
The Leader The Leader is offline
Is a RoboCop.
The Leader's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: How do you like these apples, Chojin?
Old Nov 16th, 2009, 06:54 PM       
I would like to participate.
__________________
JUST DANCE!
  #6  
executioneer executioneer is offline
OH GOD
executioneer's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2001
Old Nov 16th, 2009, 08:35 PM       
im in but it has to be REALLY REALLY secret this year or else :mad
__________________
[COLOR=purple][COLOR=Magenta]SHAME ON A [COLOR=Pink]NIGGA WHO TRY TO RUN [/COLOR][URL="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVGI6mhfJyA"]GAME[/URL] ON A NIGGA[/COLOR]
[/COLOR]
  #7  
Nick Nick is offline
pickled
Nick's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Bama
Old Nov 16th, 2009, 09:53 PM       
Alright, I'm in.
__________________
"RAAARGH! DOMO-KUN SMASH PUNY WEBSITE!"
  #8  
captain516 captain516 is offline
Amicable Herculean
captain516's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: looking for a decent cheeseburger
Old Nov 16th, 2009, 11:29 PM       
Like I said, I'm in. I think we should let 10k run it.
  #9  
Zhukov Zhukov is offline
Supa Soviet Missil Mastar
Zhukov's Avatar
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Tasmania
Old Nov 17th, 2009, 06:14 AM       
If by "let 10k run it" you mean "force him to" then yes, I am in.
__________________
  #10  
Mockery Mockery is offline
Pickled Patriarch
Mockery's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 1969
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Old Nov 17th, 2009, 07:02 AM       
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zomboid View Post
I don't wanna run it, but if you want to make things easy on yourself, just copy the rules and regulations from last year's event and tweak what's needed.

Also, I like that the intro I wrote last year is being used again
That's the Christmas miracle of copy-paste. I would've copied all the rules 'n dates, but I figured whoever decided to run the thing might want to change that stuff up a bit.

10,000 Volt Ghost - It looks like the job is yours this year. Make us proud!

:hohoho
__________________
Talent, vigor, drive...
You'll eat peanut butter the rest of your life.
  #11  
stonewar stonewar is offline
hanging out
stonewar's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Omaha, NE
Old Nov 17th, 2009, 12:44 PM       
I have been shopping for the perfect santa gift for the last week and checking the forum everyday for the sign up announcement

I AM SO IN!!!!!!!!!!1

(too eager?)
  #12  
Protoclown Protoclown is offline
The Goddamned Batman
Protoclown's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Richmond, VA
Old Nov 17th, 2009, 06:15 PM       
Money is too tight this year, unfortunately. Have fun, guys.
__________________
"It's like I'm livin' in a stinkin' poop rainbow." - Cordelia Burbank
  #13  
BatmanJohnson BatmanJohnson is offline
Stuff
BatmanJohnson's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Ohio
Old Nov 17th, 2009, 06:22 PM       
I'm in!
  #14  
Mockery Mockery is offline
Pickled Patriarch
Mockery's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 1969
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Old Nov 17th, 2009, 06:46 PM       
Please take note that no gifts may be purchased from Dollar General / 99 cent type o' stores this year. We've had too many people get screwed over by stuff like that in the past (yes, myself included), so we want to make sure everybody gets something they like. If you want to buy something from the dollar store in addition to your $15 - $25 purchase from elsewhere, that's fine... just don't do the majority of your gift shopping there. Expired Hello Kitty fruit snacks does not make a good gift.
__________________
Talent, vigor, drive...
You'll eat peanut butter the rest of your life.
  #15  
Microshock Microshock is offline
Banned
Microshock's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Old Nov 17th, 2009, 06:50 PM       
I have a feeling that I'm one of the people responsible for the no 99c store rule.

Yeah I'm in

Last edited by Mockery : Nov 17th, 2009 at 07:34 PM.
  #16  
MarioRPG MarioRPG is offline
I hate this hacker crap!
MarioRPG's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Ontario, Canada
Old Nov 17th, 2009, 08:01 PM       
This year shows the return of Willie so that means it will be the best yet so everyone get your hopes up! :D
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Esuohlim View Post
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, YOU PUNY LITTLE BASTARD. I DIDN'T HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO MAKE A MAN OUT OF YA, OBVIOUSLY, BUT COME BY ANY TIME AND I'LL WHIP YOUR SUPPLE LITTLE GIRL BODY INTO A SHAPE

LOVE, YOUR FIJIAN HOST DAD
  #17  
executioneer executioneer is offline
OH GOD
executioneer's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2001
Old Nov 17th, 2009, 09:40 PM       
someone gonna get cookies
__________________
[COLOR=purple][COLOR=Magenta]SHAME ON A [COLOR=Pink]NIGGA WHO TRY TO RUN [/COLOR][URL="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVGI6mhfJyA"]GAME[/URL] ON A NIGGA[/COLOR]
[/COLOR]
  #18  
Ozzie Ozzie is offline
Space Cowboy
Ozzie's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Minnesota
Old Nov 18th, 2009, 05:44 AM       
I totally want in on this. Was going to sign up last year, but money was too tight.
  #20  
poppers620 poppers620 is offline
Member
poppers620's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Old Nov 18th, 2009, 02:27 PM       
Im in
__________________
"This has bad news written all over it." - Johnny Knoxville
  #21  
dextire dextire is offline
Cranberry Everything
dextire's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2009
Old Nov 18th, 2009, 02:33 PM       
Yes! I want in!
Since I'm a new member here's the photo.



Pondering if perhaps I shouldn't have followed the instructions exactly to the letter (or number).

I take it by the very strict instructions that some people have gotten screwed in the past? That truly is awful.

Anyway, I hope I get in. Off to do the next step.
  #22  
Mockery Mockery is offline
Pickled Patriarch
Mockery's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 1969
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Old Nov 18th, 2009, 03:48 PM       
I'm sure you'll get in Dextire. I trust ya
__________________
Talent, vigor, drive...
You'll eat peanut butter the rest of your life.
  #23  
BatmanJohnson BatmanJohnson is offline
Stuff
BatmanJohnson's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Ohio
Old Nov 18th, 2009, 04:36 PM       
I'm not considered new am I? I've been here just over a year.
  #24  
Mockery Mockery is offline
Pickled Patriarch
Mockery's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 1969
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Old Nov 18th, 2009, 05:01 PM       
Nah, you're not considered new, BatmanJohnson. Plus I know you can post photos since you've already participated in the recent Halloween jack-o-lantern contest we had. So once 10,000 Volt Ghost logs back in and adds you to the list, consider yourself in.
__________________
Talent, vigor, drive...
You'll eat peanut butter the rest of your life.
  #25  
Microshock Microshock is offline
Banned
Microshock's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Old Nov 18th, 2009, 08:02 PM       
You should advertise this on Doc Mock, the more users the merrier!
Closed Thread


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

   


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:09 AM.


© 2008 I-Mockery.com
Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.