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#1 the.golden.ax OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 1, 2012 11:54 AM

We are all done adding new people to the list for this year. Thanks!

The OFFICIAL AtariAge SECRET SANTA 2012 Thread™
Open to any AtariAge member that has joined on or before August 15th 2012.

Your elfy mission should you choose to accept:
Send one gift to your randomly assigned recipient.
Then get one back from another super secret elf.

#1. Anyone who wants to participate should state their intention within this thread.
Then PM MEwith the answers to the five questions below using a SINGLE CONCATENATED STRING!
LIKE THIS:
EXAMPLE OF A CORRECTLY FORMATTED REPLY:
the.golden.ax, Mr.Smith, 123 Main Street, Anytown, ST, 12345, chocolate, video games, cartridges, hairbrush, I'm a quirky fellow OR A URL like www.atariage.com, yes

#2. Everyone who is playing along needs to have their correctly formatted answers
to me no later than the week BEFORE Thanksgiving NOVEMBER 15th 2012.
Sadly, anyone that does not provide the data by then, will have to be left out, this year.

#3. You will be sending gift or gifts to your randomly assigned recipient, and
getting some from someone else. The total value should be around $25 plus or
minus $5. Everyone will be providing their own answers to the same five questions below.
THE GOAL: Please make every effort to give something that your recipient would actually WANT basing it specifically on the information you are given from their submission to the questions. Not stuff you just have around.

PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE!
DON'T SEND YOUR INFORMATION IN THIS PUBLIC THREAD!
DON'T ASK ME TO CHANGE YOUR ANSWERS AFTER THEY HAVE BEEN SENT IN!
DON'T ASK ME TO HOOK YOU UP WITH SOMEONE WHO WANTS THE ITEMS YOU HAVE ON HAND!
DON'T COMPLAIN ABOUT WHAT YOU GOT TO ME OR IN PUBLIC, IF YOU ARE WORRIED DON'T PARTICIPATE!
(even though I post these requests, they still seem to be a CHRONIC issue.
Sadly I'll need to ignore the above information and requests since this isn't
a full time occupation but something I'm doing for the enjoyment of our community.)

#4. Gifts should be mailed NO LATER than December 10th
to ensure that they have two full weeks for delivery.

#5. We want everyone to have fun this year. Participation of any specific individual
may be limited, in the sole discretion myself or of this sites moderators.

#6. Participate only if you are good natured, and wish to
enjoy a lighthearted fun experience with our community.
Didn't get exactly what you wanted? Be gracious.
It's the Holidays. Be good to one another.
Don't be selfish, be ELFish :D :D :D

Here is a signature line you can add to your own.
Please help spread the word!
(Remember to remove it by November 15th.)


Join AA Secret Santa 2012 CLICK HERE! Ho Ho Ho

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Please read this whole questioner before responding.

THE FORMAT OF YOUR REPLY IS VERY IMPORTANT.

IMPORTANT!
In order to randomize and match people I need
to have your data in a format I can use in EXCEL.
A SINGLE STRING OF TEXT WITH COMMAS
BETWEEN YOUR ANSWERS IS WHAT I NEED !!!
The past few years I did this manually. This year to help me out and make things easier I am asking
you the partisipants to please format your reply correctly for my ease of use.


EXAMPLE OF A CORRECTLY FORMATTED REPLY:
the.golden.ax, Mr.Smith, 123 Main Street, Anytown, ST, 12345, chocolate, video games, cartridges, hairbrush, I'm a quirky fellow OR A URL like www.atariage.com, yes

Chose your response carefully. I can not edit your submission after you send it in. Sorry.

A) Your user name with full mailing address, IN LONG FORMAT.
(Example: the.golden.ax, Mr.Smith, 123 Main Street, Anytown, ST, 12345)

B) Answer these 5 questions each in FIVE WORDS EACH OR LESS:
#1 Favorite Candy that doesn't go bad in the mail (Example: Chocolate, Peppermint, Don't like Candy)

#2 Favorite Hobby (Example: Video Games, Books)

#3 Favorite Media Formats (Example: Book, eBook, Cartridge, CD, DVD, BluRay):

#4 Something (not expensive) you may want or need (Example: Shirt, Toothbrush, Toilet paper)

#5 Something your SS should know about you OR your URL/Want list
(Example: I see jolly people, faces come out in the snow, www.ebay.com)

C) Yes or No: If anyone
PMs me to report that they did not get a gift by
December 19th 2012, would you like to be a Rescue Reindeer?
If yes, you MAY be randomly selected to send one person that
did not get one, ANOTHER gift. You would not get anything more
in return. This is a fail-safe to prevent disappointments. Don't

feel bad if you can't just a simple yes, or no is fine.

Your reply must be comma delimited. Formatted in the following configuration:

user name, address, candy preference, favorite hobby, favorite media type, what you may want, brief information about yourself, RR yes or no.


EXAMPLE OF A CORRECTLY FORMATTED REPLY:
the.golden.ax, Mr.Smith, 123 Main Street, Anytown, ST, 12345, chocolate, video games, cartridges, hairbrush, I'm a quirky fellow OR A URL like www.atariage.com, yes



DON'T do this:

Hi this is NaughtyBoi13,

A) Your user name with full mailing address, IN LONG FORMAT.
Naughty Boi
123 Main Street
Anytown, ST 12345

#1 Favorite Candy that doesn't go bad in the mail:
I like this that and the other thing because I've never had this or that and it isn't because of that or this plus the other reason and so forth
#2 Favorite Hobby (Example: Video Games, Books)
I like video games, music, movies, pooping my pants because it makes a lovely squishy sound
#3 Favorite Media Formats (Example: Book, eBook, Cartridge, CD, DVD, BluRay):
Media Media Media where do I even begin, there are so many types, but I'm only supposed to pick one, why is that exactly, to save space
or something and make it easy, I thought I was writing a book. LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!
#4 Something (not expensive) you may want or need (Example: Shirt, Toothbrush, Toilet paper)
I want the world, the moon, the stars, everything under it, and I'm telling you why it is that I want all that crap :) yay for naughty boi!
#5 Something your SS should know about you OR your URL/Want list
I'm into fruit, small dogs, yoga, and mint drinks. I like long walks off a short peer. Hold my hand after midnight and we can poop our pants together.
C) Rescue Reindeer? heck no, I can't afford to pay for one gift much less two gifts. I know you just want me to say yes or no here, but I'm so guilty about
saying no and just wanting something free without really sending anything at all that I have to tell you how poor I am and that no one loves me. Splat.

Wow, that was hard... Now send me stuff so I can get it for free! HA HA HA

Thanks,
Naughty Boi



EXAMPLE OF A CORRECTLY FORMATTED REPLY:
the.golden.ax, Mr.Smith, 123 Main Street, Anytown, ST, 12345, chocolate, video games, cartridges, hairbrush, I'm a quirky fellow OR A URL like www.atariage.com, yes

(FINAL UPDATE on 11-16-2012 at 8:09pm CST - that is all for this year! :) )
Those on Santa's List. Letter written:
By 82atari5200
By ahuffman
By Albert
By Atari Dogs
By bennybingo
By bomberpunk
By captmorgandrinker
By Chuck D. Head
By Deteacher
By doctorclu
By dr. kwack
By esplonky
By Fr0st
By frankodragon
By FujiSkunk
By godslabrat
By JohnBuell
By jtoubeaux
By KevinMos3
By labrat
By MagnaFarce
By Mark T
By Master Phruby
By Metal Ghost
By moycon
By MrBland
By PitfallHarry2600
By raskar42
By roberto
By Savetz
By SoulBlazer
By swlovinist
By the.golden.ax
By TheGhost
By thevnaguy
By toptenmaterial
By Trekker_1138
By Wolfpackmommy
By UberArcade

#2 raskar42 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 1, 2012 1:09 PM

i'm In!

#3 Grig OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 1, 2012 1:14 PM

Awww yeeahhhh!

#4 JohnBuell OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 1, 2012 1:19 PM

Lets go 3 for 3 (well, for me anyway :))

Edited by JohnBuell, Thu Nov 1, 2012 1:19 PM.


#5 FujiSkunk ONLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 1, 2012 1:23 PM

In am I. (Answers will come in a day or two, sorry, gotta set some other things up first.)

Edited by FujiSkunk, Thu Nov 1, 2012 1:26 PM.


#6 Cebus Capucinis OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 1, 2012 2:00 PM

I'm going to emphasize this as a mod:

PLEASE DO NOT COMPLAIN ABOUT YOUR SS GIFTS EITHER VIA PM TO AX OR IN PUBLIC.

It's supposed to be CHRISTMAS, the spirit of good will and happiness, and the joy of giving. If you feel like you won't get what you deserve, don't participate, because what you "deserve" is likely a stocking full of coal for having a bad attitude about gift giving. Please do not post in this thread (or anywhere in public) with complaints about gifts. If you did not receive a gift, please PM ax to let him know so the Rescue folks can take care of it.

#7 bomberpunk OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 1, 2012 2:08 PM

I'm down (for my third consecutive year). Will send a PM soon.

#8 captmorgandrinker OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 1, 2012 2:21 PM

I'm in again! Correctly formatted concatenated string will be PM'ed in the next few days.

#9 UberArcade OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 1, 2012 2:23 PM

Count me in

#10 Chuck D. Head OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 1, 2012 2:35 PM

Oh, you'll know when I'm in.....

#11 frankodragon OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 1, 2012 3:49 PM

You know what? I'm in too.

#12 SoulBlazer OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 1, 2012 4:21 PM

I'm in also!

#13 godslabrat OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 1, 2012 4:51 PM

PM Sent. I'm in.

#14 bennybingo ONLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 1, 2012 5:21 PM

I'm in there like swimwear!

#15 labrat OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 1, 2012 6:42 PM

I'm in again.

PLEASE DO NOT COMPLAIN ABOUT YOUR SS GIFTS EITHER VIA PM TO AX OR IN PUBLIC.


Wait, no complaining? Man, my SSR is gonna get scroo(ge)d this year! :evil:


Also, we need a photoshop where ax's beard goes through the hat cuff to the pom-pom.

Edited by labrat, Thu Nov 1, 2012 6:51 PM.


#16 Master Phruby OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 1, 2012 10:42 PM

That was fun last year. I'm in!!!

#17 Fr0st OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Nov 2, 2012 2:33 AM

Count me in.

#18 roberto OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Nov 2, 2012 7:27 AM

Count me in. The string will come in too as soon as I can :thumbsup:

#19 Grig OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Nov 2, 2012 8:42 AM

Is it too early to start complaining??? :-D :-D :-D

Seriously - have there been prior whiny-butts about this??? Who would complain about having a fun Secret Santa on Atari Age??

#20 the.golden.ax OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Nov 2, 2012 9:13 AM

Santa is using excel to maintain the list, so I'll periodically update the first post to confirm alphabetically from whom I have their Santa letters in the format of:

Those on Santa's List. Letter written:

By a By b By c By....

#21 raskar42 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Nov 2, 2012 10:44 AM

B I Bickie-By

also don't see your name on the list.... :ponder:

Edited by raskar42, Fri Nov 2, 2012 10:44 AM.


#22 PitfallHarry2600 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Nov 2, 2012 3:38 PM

I was waiting for this! Count me in, coz last year was fun!

#23 roberto OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Nov 3, 2012 6:32 AM

As kids we wrote a hand written letter to Santa, now that we grew up.... we write a comma delimited string! :lolblue:
Sent mine and looking forward to be someone's Secret Santa too!

#24 the.golden.ax OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Nov 4, 2012 8:44 AM

You would think after that spiel everyone could do it correctly, but I've actually ALREADY gotten some formatted based on the "don't do this" example THIS TIME AROUND... and they weren't joking. :roll: *sigh* I don't want to be scroogey and just delete it, but I did ask many times in many ways. Guys, please like this:

EXAMPLE OF A CORRECTLY FORMATTED REPLY:
the.golden.ax, Mr.Smith, 123 Main Street, Anytown, ST, 12345, chocolate, video games, cartridges, hairbrush, I'm a quirky fellow OR A URL like www.atariage.com, yes

#25 bennybingo ONLINE  

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Posted Sun Nov 4, 2012 10:42 AM

I'm not on Santa's list yet? :? Was I naughty this year??? :grin:




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