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2007 GTSS - NOC LIST POSTED!
« on: November 10, 2007, 03:56:34 PM »

OK, just in time of the new year! Thanks to all that participated.

I think Luke is the only one who has not received his present. Please stay tuned, though! Still trying to make it a Grinchless year!


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**************2007 GTSS NOC LIST **************
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mrbay                 merlinicorpus
snowveil              Dave303
Dave303              mrbay
merlinicorpus       snowveil
damaged             ClearCaseMan
ClearCaseMan      Peppe316
urgannagru          GideonX
GideonX              damaged
CptCafne             ~Link~
delchi                 CptCafne
Peppe316            x24
x24                    blafrisch
blafrisch              RaDragon
~Link~               delchi
RaDragon            urgannagru



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Alright folks -- this is the "official" thread for the 2007 GTSS! w00t. Once again, thanks to our noble leader, GideonX for allowing such merriment on his forums. ;)

The site is up:
http://www.radragon.com/GTSS/index.html

...and you can sign up today.

Please note: be absolutely sure that you want/will participate this year. If you are still pondering on whether or not you should go for it, please do not fill out the form! In the event that we are unable to have a gift exchange, the names and information collected will be destroyed. So spread the word about this programme to your fellow GTF members!

FAQs as posted on the GTSS site (if you were too lazy to click on the link!)

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What is GTSS?
It's GideonTech's holiday gift exchange... online!

How much money do I have to spend for this?
Regardless of the "spending group" that you select, the minimum you must spend is $20 USD. This amount does not include shipping/postage.

I have been a participant before but have been Grinched. Is there a way to avoid it this time around?
Unfortunately, we cannot predict who will be a grinch this year (hopefully, no one!) and whether or not they are intentional grinches (or simply the victims of silly international mail), we still cannot pinpoint who will become a Grinch. We will do our best to hound your Secret Santa, however, once the NOC list has been posted.

Can I purchase my present online?
Yes, you may order your present for your recipient and have it mailed directly to them. Be sure to send RaDragon the tracking #, however. This way, you can be taken off the "Possible Grinch" list.

I really suck at shopping ahead of time -- can't I last minute shop for my recipient?
Unfortunately, since you still have to mail the present, you cannot really wait until the last minute, short of knocking on their front door on Christmas day (NOT RECOMMENDED!).

I'm not a big spender; can I receive a present from a big spender?
Not really. In the past, someone who was particularly generous and sincere with shopping and giving ended up being the recipient of a Scrooge.

Wait, what is a big spender?
A big spender is someone who wishes to spend more than $20 on their present (not including shipping/postage). Last year, we have had a number spend around $40 (plus shipping) on their gift exchange present.

I want to participate but I do not believe in presents. Can I get money instead?
Unfortunately, this is a gift exchange, not a direct transaction for money transfers.

I live overseas, can I still participate?
Yes. As long as you send the tracking number (and yes, tracking numbers do exist with international post!)

My recipient did not leave enough information for me to get them a present. What do I give them?
Contact RaDragon so she can contact your recipient and will attempt to harvest more information. If he/she does not add additional information for you, then it's up to you to surprise them with a present (don't forget the $20 USD minimum).

I bought my present at the store and wish to mail it myself. Can I gift wrap it?
I'm not really updated on shipping regulations, so please be sure to check your local post office to find out what the protocols are to mail wrapped presents. Normally, you can wrap the present and then put it inside a bigger box. Just make sure not to write your name on the sender field (although, you do have to include a return address -- in case it becomes undeliverable!)

I got the same person as last year! What do I do?
Since the pairing is randomised, you must be really lucky. Go out and buy a lotto ticket! ^_^

I have no clue what to ask for. The stuff I want is really expensive.
Browse the "local" geek pages (www.thinkgeek.com, www.newegg.com, www.directron.com, www.zipzoomfly.com) or just think of the quirkiest present that you have always wanted to get but were too shy to ask for it.

Hope to get the old and new faces to participate this year! If you have more questions before signing up, this is the place to ask!
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Re: 2007 GideonTech Secret Santa (Gift Exchange Programme)
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2007, 07:24:51 AM »

Quick question, once we sign up, can we go back and add more on our likes/dislikes/wishlist as we go along?

And guys, Cold Heat is still unacceptable haha.  unless you really asked for one.
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Re: 2007 GideonTech Secret Santa (Gift Exchange Programme)
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2007, 10:26:45 PM »

ROFL Cold Heat!!! :lol:

Good point, x24! I've added a supplemental form for those that have thought of additional stuff but have already filled out the form. :)
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Re: 2007 GideonTech Secret Santa (Gift Exchange Programme)
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2007, 01:26:52 PM »

cool.

Here were the grinches from the previous years:

2004 - Prophecy421
... and GideonX (in Spexor's heart).

2005 - MadProphet

2006 - none (I think)
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Re: 2007 GideonTech Secret Santa (Gift Exchange Programme)
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2007, 02:23:30 PM »

i dont see dates listed anywhere on that site or in this thread

signup by
send by
etc
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Re: 2007 GideonTech Secret Santa (Gift Exchange Programme)
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2007, 02:40:34 PM »

Eep! Great points -- site updated!

Posted here for the lazy:
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Saturday, November 10, 2007 - GTSS Sign up begins!
Sunday, November 18, 2007 - GTSS Sign up closes.
Monday, November 19, 2007 - GTSS emails sent out (i.e., Secret Santas assigned)
Saturday, December 8, 2007 - Recommended cut-off time to mail your present
December 16 through 23, 2006 - Chanukah/Hanukkah
December 25, 2006 - Christmas Day
December 26 thorough January 1, 2006 - Kwanzaa

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Re: 2007 GideonTech Secret Santa (Gift Exchange Programme)
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2007, 02:54:59 PM »

could you guys send me something nice ?
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Re: 2007 GideonTech Secret Santa (Gift Exchange Programme)
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2007, 06:12:47 PM »

so for filling out the form, under likes and dislikes... is that like a wishlist, or hobbies/interests, or what? how specific do people generally get?
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Re: 2007 GideonTech Secret Santa (Gift Exchange Programme)
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2007, 08:31:36 PM »

Well there's a thing for wishlists.  You can be as general or as specific as you like.  Being more specific generally will get you what you really want and being general makes us guess.  Whatever you want.
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Re: 2007 GideonTech Secret Santa (Gift Exchange Programme)
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2007, 08:34:17 PM »

you can be as specific as possible.  putting something in your likes/dislikes will help your secret santa buy your gift.  specific item = the better, provided it's priced within the spending range.
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