[Announcement] HF Secret Santa 2018 - Midterm Madness Edition

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Hello! It's that time of year again! I thought it be good to make sure I didn't do it at the last minute this year...

What is it?
It's a Secret Santa between your fellow halforumites. Everyone who signs up will be randomly assigned another participant. You are then tasked to buy that person a gift. As a recipient, you should leave a few hints in a post to this thread as to what sort of interests you have.

Rules and Info
  • To sign up, send me a PM with your email address, shipping address, and any gift rules/restrictions. Be sure to specify whether or not you would accept NSFW or "adult" gifts (such as alcohol/sex themed gifts). Also, please specify if you are unwilling/unable to ship internationally.
  • International people are allowed. If you would prefer not to get an international person, indicate so when you sign up. It may be the case that if you restrict your choice to local shipping then matching might not work out and you may be left out - I'll let you know once the matching is complete if that's the case. So far we've always been able to match everyone that wanted to participate and meet their shipping requirements.
    -International Shipping Links: USPS, Customs Forms
    -Tips for shipping in and out of Canada
    -Remember to allow extra shipping time when shipping outside of your home country
  • Who can sign up?
    To keep things fair, only those with a join date earlier than April 15, 2018 with more than a handful of posts will be allowed to participate (for obvious reasons). If you would like to participate and don't fall under the requirements then you will just have to wait until next year. The final say of who can join this activity will be entirely up to Dave so there may be exceptions, but his final word is final. Don't complain if special dispensation is not made for you. This goes for those who may be dis-included as well.
  • The deadline for signing up will be November 30th. After that day, Santas will be randomly assigned by computer. You will be sent an email or PM shortly after with the information of whom you will be drawing a gift for.
  • Recommended gift value is $10 to $50. Feel free to spend as much as you want, just be aware that the more you spend, the less likely you will receive a gift of equal value. Also, homemade/handmade gifts are allowed, and even encouraged (no homemade food please).
  • ABSOLUTE FINAL DEADLINE FOR GIFTS SENT IS DECEMBER 15th! PEOPLE WHO DO NOT SEND GIFTS BY DECEMBER 15th WILL BE TIED DOWN AND FORCED TO LISTEN TO NON-STOP POLITICAL ADS UNTIL THEIR HEAD EXPLODES. NO EXCEPTIONS. If you are not CERTAIN you will be able to send a gift, then don't sign up.
  • Do not complain about your gift, conversely, try to send something you think the other person will like.
  • You MUST post pictures of your gift when you receive it. No exceptions.
  • UNLESS SPECIFIED AS SOMETHING THEY WOULD LIKE, PLEASE DO NOT SEND NSFW OR ALCOHOLIC GIFTS. Please note that many states/nations have rules about shipping alcohol, so when in doubt, choose another gift.
  • CAN I SHIP SOMETHING STRAIGHT FROM AMAZON OR SOMETHING?
    Yes you can, and it's a good idea to shop at your person's home country's Amazon site (www.amazon.ca for instance) if you want to save a bit on shipping.
  • SHIP WELL IN ADVANCE
    Get your act together NOW and ship your stuff by Dec 15th to make sure it arrives before the crazy Christmas rush that always happens at the latter half of December.
As people sign up, I will post a list showing their names. When we move on to the next step, I'll be sure to update that too.

Who's In:
  1. Bubble 181
  2. PatrThom
  3. Dave
  4. jwhouk
  5. Sparhawk
  6. Emrys
  7. Wahad
  8. Cog
  9. Chad Sexington
  10. GasBandit
  11. Far
  12. Denbrought
  13. Dirona
  14. Dei
  15. LittleSin
  16. Celt Z
  17. evilmike
 
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If you opt in but don’t see your name for a bit, don’t worry. I don’t check in as often as I like and it will sometimes be a day or so between updates to the names.
 
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#20
We’ve got a little less than 2 weeks before the deadline to sign up. The more the merrier!
 
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Final call for anyone wishing to participate this year. Please sign up by the end of today (if you haven’t done so already!).
 

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#27
You know, Li'l Z still has the Cap poster above his bed. If I ever get assigned to you, I have to return the favor.
If I get assigned you again, it sounds like I need to send you a second cap poster :p
 
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Hi all. I was going to do the big switcheroo last night, but I got sick. I’m trying to shake it off today, but I need to put it off a little longer. I hope you all don’t mind. I’ll get it out by tomorrow night.
 
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Hi all. I was going to do the big switcheroo last night, but I got sick. I’m trying to shake it off today, but I need to put it off a little longer. I hope you all don’t mind. I’ll get it out by tomorrow night.
Hey, man. It ain't like I'm gonna ride you about being late.

--Patrick
 
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#35
Sorry, sent mine! Totally missed that this was needed and assumed you'd just devine the necessary info from the ether.
 
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