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Sun Oct 24, 2021 8:02 pm
Hello Folks
Christmas is coming, and as you will be aware following last week’s post and vote, and today’s post by Admin, the idea of running a Secret Santa for the Forum has been floated. Despite the rather low turnout on the vote, it’s going ahead. In the spirit of the season, as occasionally happens, inspiration struck like a lead-weighted sock, and the following describes the process:

'Twas the month before Christmas and all through the forum
We were trying to think of a way not to bore ‘em
The ultimate scheme then came in at a canter
We know, let’s help out our old friend Uncle Santa

The elves were asleep so we had to think fast
To work up a plan before Christmas was past
The times for the post gave us cause to consider
Whether the Sleigh could be open to bidders

But the thought of Ace Bullion trying to control
Eight reindeer and sleigh from the icy North Pole
Caused a hasty rethink, and though maybe misguided
We’re keeping things simple. Here’s what we’ve decided:

Back to prose.
1. The Secret Santa is open to all members. All members who would like to take part must reply to this post by 31st October - next Sunday – by midnight London
      time.
2. Gifts are to be within the range of £25 to £60 (or € or $ equivalent), or one ounce of silver. [See below]  Don’t go mad, this is meant to be fun!
3. When the list of participants has closed, either Admin or I will match them up and tell each participant both who their Santa is and who their victim/recipient is. The Santas will then PM their
       recipients to get address details. Obviously, everybody must be happy to disclose their names and addresses to their Santa. Equally obviously, that information
        must not go any further.
4. Gifts to be posted in time to be received before Christmas.
5. Following the distribution of gifts, after Christmas, all participants are to post saying what they got, but the name of their Santa remains secret. A photo would be
      nice but if, like me, you can’t do that, then a description will be fine.
6. Ho! Ho! Ho!  santa

Hope to hear from you,
TCM

To clarify - the ounce of silver could have cost less that £25 originally.
If anyone has questions, please ask.


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Sun Oct 24, 2021 11:09 pm
Sounds like a nice way of enjoying Christmas with our forum pals, especially for members who happen to live alone, and have no family to celebrate with, and the only thing to open on the festive day is a packet of tea bags? still it could be worse I suppose?
Count me in   Crying or Very sad

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Mon Oct 25, 2021 7:38 am
A whole packet of tea bags? All to yourself?? I suspect you're playing for sympathy here @Fortune8 - I bet you have a bag of crisps too.

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Mon Oct 25, 2021 2:09 pm
Thank you to TCM.

I ( AceBullion) am in for sure.

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Sun Oct 31, 2021 4:35 pm
A question for Admin?
Is there a section specifically for all relevant, up to date, information for all participants of "The Secret Santa" ?   santa
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Sun Oct 31, 2021 5:10 pm
@Fortune8 wrote:A question for Admin?
Is there a section specifically for all relevant, up to date, information for all participants of "The Secret Santa" ?   santa

Hi Lucky - probably a question more for me, but I'm sure Admin will add anything I miss.

There is no specific section along the lines you mention. Neither Jonrms nor I have terrestrial address details of members, and because of the Data Protection rules only the individual can consent to their details being disclosed. Given that we are all remote from each other, the method I chose is the simplest way of getting all the gifts sent out. Obviously, the consent will be limited to the one-time gift giving, but anyone who doesn't want their address to be revealed to anyone can't participate. I can't think of any way to operate a Secret Santa where gifts have to be posted that doesn't involve addresses being disclosed.

When the (extended) period is up I will match Santas and recipients by the time-honoured method of drawing names - first the Santa then the recipient - from two 'tins' each containing all the names. Hopefully I won't have one left over. I'll then PM the Santas and tell them who they are giving to, and it will then be up to the Santas to get details from their partner. In fact, I will PM everyone to let them know who their Santa is too, given that the secrecy element will evaporate as soon as address details are requested.

Does that make sense?

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Sun Oct 31, 2021 6:46 pm
Even for one as thick as myself, and my extreme slowness in processing relevant information, a comprehensive answer to my enquiry, which I understood completely!
Thank you.   cheers
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       You are rapidly becoming my favourite Mod.   bounce
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Sun Oct 31, 2021 7:19 pm
Oh, for goodness' sake! Rolling Eyes I can see that I'm going to have to work on you.
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Sun Oct 31, 2021 8:11 pm
I am for sure interested in taking part, ive been super busy and havent been able to respond till now, sorry
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Sun Oct 31, 2021 8:34 pm
Not a problem, glad to see you.

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Wed Nov 03, 2021 2:01 pm
The entries so far

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Please sign up quickly if you want in.

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Thu Nov 04, 2021 11:45 am
@m&m prospecting If your interested bud.

I know we talked about this. Any questions shout on the livestream. It is starting in 15 minutes.

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Thu Nov 04, 2021 1:21 pm
Uuhhhmmmm yeah u think I can find a round to part with so I guess count me in on secret santa

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Thu Nov 04, 2021 1:27 pm
Welcome on board @m&m prospecting. I'll add you to the list.

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Hurry Everyone, If you want in the list will stop on the 11th at Midnight London time !!! Don't be caught out on the naught list.
Lets have fun.

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Fri Nov 05, 2021 2:58 pm
Count me in for you Secret Santa...🎅🏿

PS: What do you call a broke Santa...?

Saint Nickel-less!

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Fri Nov 05, 2021 2:59 pm
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PS: What do you call a broke Santa...?

Saint Nickel-less![/quote]

OH dear god

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Fri Nov 05, 2021 3:41 pm
Q. Why won't Rudolph go out when it's wet?
A. Because he doesn't like the rain dear.

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Fri Nov 05, 2021 4:21 pm
Updated list, Still plenty of time. You have until Midnight on the 11th of November to join!!!!
This is The Cats Mothers project so best not to upset the Cat.. Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Arrow Moving on.


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Please tag in as many members as possible. The closing date to enter is THIS Thursday the 11th of November.

so if you want to be part of the Secret Santa please sign up. If you have concerns email me or send me a pm.

I hope you all have fun, but we need to ensure that everyone is ready, there will not be any more extensions on this.

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Mon Nov 08, 2021 1:40 pm
Just tagged a lot of members, If I missed anyone out please tag them in.
I am sure I did and its not deliberate.
But lets get this party started!!!!!



@Admin wrote:Updated list,  Still plenty of time. You have until Midnight on the 11th of November to join!!!!
This is The Cats Mothers project so best not to upset the Cat..   Twisted Evil  Twisted Evil  Twisted Evil  Arrow    Moving on.


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Mon Nov 08, 2021 2:51 pm
Im looking forward to the secret Santa Wink Thank you @The Cat's Mother and Sir "Admin" for hosting such a great thing for us Smile

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Mon Nov 08, 2021 5:36 pm
Can I get in on the secret Santa please 😎
I will give this 1 oz silver The Locker Mint coin. 😎


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Mon Nov 08, 2021 6:06 pm
Of course you can - you're now on Santa's list. Hope you've been good! santa lol!

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Mon Nov 08, 2021 7:45 pm
Count me in santa

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