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VC Secret Santa (version 5.0) Final Update 02/07/2013


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It's that time of year again. this is a bit late, so we're gonna have to hurry it up. i want to get all the info out before i go off on vacation next week. so sorry for the lateness.

last year went pretty much ok. 2 people got shafted, and i'm not really sure if they ever received anything from anyone, so this year i will have to make it up someway to you guys if you decide to join again. 2 gifts this year. ok, now that that is settled.

I really don't have much to say. everyone pretty much knows the rules as it's already year 5 of this. there is only a couple of rules that i am strict about:

POST A FUCKING TRADELIST!!!!!
because once we start taking names and info, your PM's won't be answered if you don't have one. I am not in the mood to keep asking people to do it and them not do it out of laziness. Just keep that in mind. And i won't ask you for one either. it's up to you to figure it out.

ANSWER ALL THE QUESTIONS ASKED OF YOUi
I hate having to ask numerous times for pieces of info on 3 separate occasions just to get all your info. so please do this. thanks.

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Update: 10/22/12

All PM's have been sent. if you didn't receive one please contact me immediately. I'm sure i got everyone though. Thanks. Shipping due dates have been entered. Please if you can try to send off by those dates if at all possible. And please send me confirmation as soon as you've sent them. Just so i can keep track of who got what and when. It's mostly so i can keep track of who's sent so far and hasn't. Thanks

Mike



and now the rules:
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VC Secret Santa 2012 Rules

Your Moderator will be Mike D. (controlthebleeding)
1. Everyone interested in participating must PM Mike (controlthebleeding) their following:
• Name
• Address (please place on one line only and not on three.)
• Avatar name and original name registered under (your login name when logging into the board, this issue comes up every year because people switch names a lot and often, myself included, started my account with a different name…and when trying to track somebody down it can be impossible to find them)
• (if you participated last year) the person you had last time, if you remember (to give you somebody new to buy for!).
• The link to your trade list. (if it's a google spreadsheet, please make shareable)
• Size of shirt just in case they have clothing in mind
• If you’re willing to ship overseas/US to Canada, etc…(this will probably drastically increase your monetary involvement, no skimping on the gift value if you spending most of the agreed amount on postage, only agree to do this is you can afford to do it.)
Send this info by the end of the day (wherever you are) Thursday, October 18, 2012. This will be the cut off date unless we have an odd person and from there we’ll accept requests to take the missing spot.
• Wait for confirmation


below is the preferred format i would ask of you all as it's going into a excel sheet:


Name: Efrain Jordaci

Address: 2495 rockford lane, fleetwood mac, fl 95857 USA

Avatar/screen name/og screen name: riffrafff2 (aka slimeball 2)

tradelist: [email protected]@@@@

shirt size: L

Yes, i'm willing/No i'm not up to sending overseas



2. Buy a gift for the person you get spending no less than $15 and no more than $25 (unless you really want to). These gifts can be vinyl, music related or just rad things you think they’ll like. It can be a few small things or one big thing, whatever. Don't send anything gross or crude (NO PORN, unless you know the person loves porn). If you don't know what your person likes, look up some of their posts and use what you've learned about them from this board as a guide. If you have questions ask around, or we'll ask for you. If you want to participate, you need to have a trade list; post the link in your signature so that your Secret Santa can get ideas of what to buy and what not to buy for you. There is no excuse not to have a trade list. Any person without a trade list will not be allowed to participate. No exceptions. So even if you don’t have time to catalog your entire record collection, create one (they’re free, another reason for no excuses) and name a bunch of your favorite bands, movies, whatever, just to give people a hand in looking for a gift for you. If you have a google spreadsheet, PLEASE MAKE IT SHAREABLE so your Secret Santa can view it. If you don't it's like you don't have one at all. entries with no type of tradelist will go unanswered.

4. Pack up and send out your gift no later than November 20. Unless you specify that you’ll agree to send packages to other countries, we’ll try to keep people to mailing within their own country, as easy cheap delivery confirmations don’t work for the USPS’s international Mail…but there are more deluxe forms of tracking, but all of them raise the price considerably for international mail. Pick the type of shipping most appropriate or affordable(in the US please remember media mail can ONLY be used for audio recorded material, books, video recordings on whatever format, ie: this is media, breaking this rule could cause your box, should it be inspected to be deemed mail fraud and not delivered, and if you’re lucky returned to sender, but most likely will be thrown away!). This is assuming that all people outside the US will use their countries equivalent delivery confirmation tracking information.
• And this is very important: ALL PACKAGES ARE TO BE SENT WITH SOME SORT OF CONFIRMATION OR TRACKING.
Send the tracking information to your Secret Santa Moderator once your package has been sent, so we have a idea of who is sending what and when, also save your receipts just in case!!!! Everyone please use my address as the return address. Please be sure to put VC Secret Santa, ATT: Mike De Los Santos, 2602 Burly Oak Drive, Austin, TX 78745.

5. This year is same as last year. This year please include 1 or several (you choose) cd mixes with music you think said person might like. Hell send them music they might not have even heard. You never know. they might be turned on to something totally new they never even thought of listening to. Also include with the gift a piece of paper with three hints about who you are. It can be anything you want, your hometown, your favorite band, something anyone familiar with the board could figure out. Or, be vague…this is part of the fun!

6. When you receive your gift:
• post what you got in this the main thread and guess who sent it to you.
• PM your Secret Santa Moderator that you received your gift so we can mark you off our list.
This is a must. I don't want to have to be PMing people daily to see if they received their gifts. Once its been noted, please, please say THANK YOU. There's nothing more thoughtless than not at least giving a “thank you.” It's rude to say the least!

7. If you don't receive your gift by December 20th, PM your moderator (me) AND post in the main thread (do not create a new thread) This means there has been a full month of allotted shipping time. We'll find a way to punish that person. If it arrives after that, we'll forgive them.

8. If you don't like what you got, feel free to swap with someone else, re-gift or sell the item.

9. On Jan. 1 (or shortly thereafter) we will reveal who everyone's Secret Santa was.

10. All new Boardies. Rather than completely disqualify you from participating, we need you to go through a few extra hoops in order to participate. All new board members (aka if you have less than 1000 posts, less than a year old, or have never participated in Secret Santa) are required, after all initial info is entered, to send first. and have a shipping date a few weeks shorter than regular members. This is for good reason. We ask this so there's a less likely chance of anyone getting ripped off. Secondly, we ask this so your package arrives in a timely manner because once your package as been confirmed upon arrival (again, please send with confirm so we can track it) by your recipient, we will then allow your Secret Santa to send your gift. Hope you understand.
*= not including those who deleted their accounts and re-joined, were part of last years Secret Santa gift exchange, or are longtime members but don't post often (again, we know who you are).

**Note to any future Secret Santa’s from overseas. We must have a even # of Secret Santas across the pond or have people willing to send overseas. Please remember to note that in your initial email/PM so we put people together in this instance.

***I also ask, once this starts rolling to have everyone hide who their recipient is until after everyone has received their gifts and figured out their Secret Santa or till we announce the list... it makes it more confusing and fun

This list of rules is not set in stone, feel free to make more suggestions and we'll alter it accordingly. This can be really fun if everyone holds up their end of the bargain.

Also if people want to start PM’ing me their information listed in point #1:
• Name
• Address (please place on one line)
• Avatar name and original name registered under (your login name when logging into the board, this issue comes up every year because people switch names a lot and often, myself included, started my account with a different name…and when trying to track somebody down it can be impossible to find them)
• (if you participated last year) the person you had last time, if you remember (to give you somebody new to buy for!).
• The link to your trade list. Don't PM Mike till you have one. If you dont, i will delete your PM.
• Size of shirt just in case they have clothing in mind
• If you’re willing to ship overseas/US to Canada, etc…(this will probably drastically increase your monetary involvement, no skimping on the gift value if you spending most of the agreed amount on postage, only agree to do this is you can afford to do it.)
• Wait for confirmation.

Thanks everyone.

Mike D.


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Confirmed:

daegor

Kevin !

jhulud

BHR Larry

cesar11

tellallyourfriends

Knocksville

jeffersonhowell

randomfortunepa

zacaroo21

BillyA

Madie

Kriss

gkersey

Marc

hudsoncomplex

ronniegwilliams

onlettingjoe

seangj

controlthebleeding

ozfactor

thejesseb

element101

yoyocasey

bkbrandonk

selfreliable

spaghetti

dreamover

Justin Communique

stevetangent

3arl

hobohunter48

ianmonstra

noalertplanet

beardacus

smailtronic

almightseancore

diabretic

tokimedo

paintedinexile

scottheisel

almightyseancore 

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PMing info now.

The guy who got me last year was a really awesome dude. I never PMed him directly because the identities were never posted, that I saw, but I did thank him multiple times in the original thread. If that was you, reveal yourself and I'll send you all my love! He sent me a Nirvana LP (my favorite pre-'95 band) and a drawing of the Circa Survive (favorite all-time band) On Letting Go balloon that his girlfriend drew.

I'm really hoping I get someone who I have a bit more in common with this year. The guy I got was a super rad dude, but we had insanely different tastes in music, and I felt bad about what I sent him.

Really looking forward to this again!

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I dont know who had you Kevin, but I remember you posting the drawing and it looked awesome, and really liking it despite not caring for the band.

Count me in and if you need any help Mike let me know as I can help you out while you are on vacation.

The drawing was so sick. It's still on my wall. I've considered framing it.

Also, like he said, I can help as well. I know I'm not a pillar of the community or whatever, but I definitely don't mind helping out.

I just sent my info.

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I'm really hoping I get someone who I have a bit more in common with this year. The guy I got was a super rad dude, but we had insanely different tastes in music, and I felt bad about what I sent him.

Really looking forward to this again!

Now to be fair, you did a pretty good job, considering the musical disparity. If only those uO re-issues had dropped a year earlier, eh?

Count me in. I promise that what I send out THIS year will be WAY better than what I sent out last year - man, I still feel really bad about that.

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Now to be fair, you did a pretty good job, considering the musical disparity. If only those uO re-issues had dropped a year earlier, eh?

Count me in. I promise that what I send out THIS year will be WAY better than what I sent out last year - man, I still feel really bad about that.

Haha. I'm glad it didn't suck as bad as I felt like it did. Hope you enjoyed the movies! And, right!? Totally woulda sent you The Changing of Times! xDD

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Haha. I'm glad it didn't suck as bad as I felt like it did. Hope you enjoyed the movies! And, right!? Totally woulda sent you The Changing of Times! xDD

I did! The remake was a lot better than I thought it would be (and you can totes send that TCoT this year if'n yr feelin' charitable! heheh)

I too, plan on including a cassette mixtape - and I promise I'll keep it simple and not put any 7 minute + krautrock or drone tracks on it, even!

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I did! The remake was a lot better than I thought it would be (and you can totes send that TCoT this year if'n yr feelin' charitable! heheh)

I too, plan on including a cassette mixtape - and I promise I'll keep it simple and not put any 7 minute + krautrock or drone tracks on it, even!

Yeah, the remake really surprised me. Haha. And if I have the money when those HT variants go up, and another Hot Cash rolls around, I'll send one your way!

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Everyone should post a little bit about who they are and what they are into.

I'm super into skate culture, and records (obviously.) I'm a huge Phillies fan and my blood bleeds orange for Tennessee football. I have a history degree but I work at a skate shop. I have a complete Braid record collection and I am so proud of it. I like wiener dogs. My favorite food is probably... nachos. Best movie.. The Warriors. Miss Lippy's Car is GREEN. Also, I am left handed.

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Was gonna suggest this too. It seemed to work well last year. The more you post, the better idea your SS has of what to send you!

So, I'll start with music. I have a complete Circa Survive/Anthony Green/Psychic Babble collection, a complete fun. Collection, and a complete Taking Back Sunday collection. I love a lot of different music. Circa is my favorite band. I love old early 2000s emo/post-hardcore, I love under-appreciated music from that era (like Recover), and I love that whole time in the scene/being a teenager at that time. I love late 90's music; Third Eye Blind, Blink, etc. Ummmm. I love really progressive pop/pink/core music (Dance Gavin Dance, I the Mighty, A Lot Like Birds). I love really fun and witty pop/pink/indie (fun., The Format, Say Anything). I love the weird as hell band Murder by Death. I love art/your prints from hands I like. I'm sure my tradelist is a good indication of the music I like.

I love the TV shows Sons of Anarchy, The Walking Dead, Doctor Who, Workaholics, How I Met Your Mother, Big Bang Theory, Breaking Bad, Justified, etc, and own none of them on DVD. I love Kevin Smith movies, although I own all of those. I love zombies movies, both the really cheesy/silly ones and the amazing Romero movies. I love horror. I love comedies. I love mind-benders. I love a lot of movies.

As stated above, I love art prints, especially involving bands I love. I also really like cool random artwork (such as the Circa drawing I got last year). I love black and white art/photography and art. I love signed stuff. Dark pseudo-1920s-1950s stuff, retro-futuristic stuff, etc.

I love candy. Warheads, Skittles, Aero chocolate, chewy sweetarts, bottlecaps.

I love anything and everything Kingdom Hearts.

Okay. I'm done rambling about myself. I sound like a douche, probably.

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there's really nothing interesting about me. i limited my hobbies over the years to basically football and masturbating (not at the same time though). but to add on:

i like bands most people on here don't really listen too. bands like iron lung/walls/hatred surge/mammoth grinder/manilla road/hoax/iron maiden/afghan whigs/replacements/etc etc. i really love all music, but am selective of certain bands. check my tradelist of what i own and don't own.

favorite football team is the buffalo bills (Bring on the jokes).

I dig graphic design, low brow art (ryden/schorr/barr/etc), photography: (J.P. Witkin/Serrano/weegee/etc), architecture, bukowski, and good food. love the television shows "freeks and geeks", "the league" and "psych", and anything degrassi.

things i dislike: white shirts and nu-metal/3rd wave pop punk/metal/hardcore.

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