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10th Annual NSG Secret Santa! (signups closed)

For discussion and debate about anything. (Not a roleplay related forum; out-of-character commentary only.)

Ho ho ho!

Merry Christmas!
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Secret Santa Claus
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10th Annual NSG Secret Santa! (signups closed)

Postby Secret Santa Claus » Sun Nov 14, 2021 8:46 am

HO!HO!HO!

Halloween is behind us, so you know what that means! Department stores will be playing those familiar jingles once more, and the snow factories will be spinning up soon to blanket the lands with a festive white carpet (subject to local availability & while supply lasts). It's time to spread some holiday joy--and hopefully only holiday joy! Stay safe and wear a mask, it'll keep your nose warm :-)

NSG can at times be an unpleasant place. Emotions run high, and often uncaring words fly like mosquitoes in Minnesota. In an effort to promote harmony and a sense of community, and just generally reduce the temperature here, my elves and I will be administering an annual tradition: a Secret Santa exchange! Instead of gifts, we will help to exchange anonymous kind words among those who wish to participate. Imagine you're about to type out some less-than-complimentary response to someone in an argument, or make some assumptions about the person's character--mightn't the possibility that the person you're about to respond to is the same person who sent you a very kind, sweet message around Christmastime lead you to think twice? At any rate, it's worth a try!

Here's how it works:
  • If you wish to participate, indicate your willingness by a post in this thread. If you would prefer delivery on the Julian calendar, please indicate that as well--otherwise we will assume you mean Gregorian Christmas.
  • On December 4th, around midnight, we will cut off new participants. At that time, any account not currently in existence will be culled from the list (if you are deleted between now and then but come back with a new account, please feel free to re-register with your new account--you do not need to identify the link with your old account if you do not wish to, as it will be removed from the list anyway).
  • Remaining participants will be matched up at random, and each participant will receive a TG indicating to whom they will be sending their gift of kind words.
  • The spirit of Secret Santa is anonymity of the gift-giver, so instead of sending your kind words directly to your Santa-ee, you will send it to me and we will distribute them as soon as we can. I'm sorry, children, but delivering these words to all on Christmas day may be a bit of tight squeeze, but do not despair, we will try to work as fast as we can!

This year, Santa is looking for elves again! Sometimes folks sign up but can't find the time to craft a nice message, so having a few volunteers to spread some extra holiday joy to those in need is certainly welcome. If you're interested in being one of Santa's helpers, please say so via posting here (you can do it in your sign-up post if you like). However, please be aware that just because you sign up does not mean you'll get chosen--I don't need an infinite number, after all, and I am likely to select only those who have been around for a while so I know they'll still be here when it's time to get to work.

That's it! Once matches are made, there will be no re-selecting. Even if you feel at first you can't come up with something nice to say about the person you're matched with, give it a try. You'll feel good when you do.

Needless to say, any negative messages submitted will not be delivered. You will be given an opportunity to submit a more appropriate message, however, all the way up until the regular deadline.

And remember--if you sign up, please, if at all possible, try to get your message out--and put a bit of work and research into it! Messages that show that you took the time to tailor it to that specific person are so much nicer to receive; and just remember, someone's probably putting a lot of time and effort into yours! Even if not--pay it forward!

Current Participants:
If you have already signed up by posting in the thread but are not listed, please TG me. If you recently signed up, please give me 24 hours to update the list before TGing me saying you were left off.

Last edited by Secret Santa Claus on Mon Dec 06, 2021 12:00 pm, edited 11 times in total.

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Secret Santa Claus
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Postby Secret Santa Claus » Mon Nov 15, 2021 2:17 pm

Too soon? :unsure:

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Untecna
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Postby Untecna » Mon Nov 15, 2021 2:21 pm

I'd be willing to join this event. And no-not too early, this would take time to get ready.

If you'd like, I'd be willing to assist as an elf.
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Postby Kowani » Mon Nov 15, 2021 3:04 pm

sure, why not
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Postby Immortan Khan » Mon Nov 15, 2021 3:10 pm

Sure!
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Postby Esternial » Mon Nov 15, 2021 3:14 pm

You can sign me up.

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Postby The New California Republic » Mon Nov 15, 2021 3:17 pm

Yes I'll do this again.
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Postby Vikanias » Mon Nov 15, 2021 3:35 pm

I’m down for some Secret santa
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Postby Hispida » Mon Nov 15, 2021 3:38 pm

christ, it's not even christmastime yet... it's still FUCKING november!

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Secret Santa Claus
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Postby Secret Santa Claus » Mon Nov 15, 2021 3:43 pm

Hispida wrote:christ, it's not even christmastime yet... it's still FUCKING november!

whatever, sign me up.

It's a bit early, I just want to give y'all enough time to sign up and write up your kind messages!

In the past the timing was a lot more tight but that also meant folks only had 2-3 days to send in their message, and if they happened to be busy with other holiday duties it meant their message would not reach their secret santee :(

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Postby Aanchean » Mon Nov 15, 2021 3:46 pm

I joined NS a few months ago, therefore never participating in a NSG Secret Santa, so sign me up.

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Secret Santa Claus
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Postby Secret Santa Claus » Mon Nov 15, 2021 3:47 pm

Aanchean wrote:I joined NS a few months ago, therefore never participating in a NSG Secret Santa, so sign me up.

Stick around for a while, you might like it here!

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Postby The Blaatschapen » Mon Nov 15, 2021 3:47 pm

I am signing up, so you can write me down.

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Postby Off-piste Skier » Mon Nov 15, 2021 11:31 pm

I am signing up for this event!

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Secret Santa Claus
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Postby Secret Santa Claus » Wed Nov 17, 2021 2:19 am

All caught up!

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Postby -Astoria- » Wed Nov 17, 2021 2:22 am

Why the heck not?
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Postby Voxija » Wed Nov 17, 2021 4:53 am

I don't celebrate Christmas, but I'm still signing up!
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Yeah sign me up!

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Sign me up once it becomes December
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Postby Haganham » Thu Nov 18, 2021 9:52 pm

The Blaatschapen wrote:I am signing up, so you can write me down.

A request to whomever gets me. Please no sheep jokes :)

they leave a baa-d taste in your mouth?
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Postby Republic Of Ludwigsburg » Thu Nov 18, 2021 9:54 pm

Be'd gully if ye let me in eh
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Postby The Blaatschapen » Fri Nov 19, 2021 4:27 am

Haganham wrote:
The Blaatschapen wrote:I am signing up, so you can write me down.

A request to whomever gets me. Please no sheep jokes :)

they leave a baa-d taste in your mouth?


Pretty much. They are trite, over done, and unoriginal by now :blush:
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Secret Santa Claus
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Postby Secret Santa Claus » Tue Nov 23, 2021 7:58 am

Apologies for the brief absence there, all caught up again!

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