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Very Important: I hope you noticed the #4 there this year, because it's important (and will continue to be important for the coming years). If someone is exclusive to HBO, I will ensure that they are not matched up with someone who is exclusive to DBO. As the populations diverge in the coming years (like after Destiny or Halo 5 is released), this will become more and more important.
Also Note: The Intro section can be as simple as a few links to past forum posts, or a personal website/blog - or it can be a textual description of your likes and interests - or just something that you think would be cool to receive (keep it sensible, decent and realistic). Whatever you can put together that describes you, and will help the gifter create something that is personal and meaningful. Please try and limit this response to one paragraph.
If you have any questions, or if you are afraid of what happens when you submit an entry, you can always contact me directly: JDQuack (at) gmail (dot) com. Iím here to help.
You have two options for throwing your name in the ol' proverbial hat; however keep in mind - both methods require you to provide the vital information outlined above, so if you prefer some privacy, method 2 is for you:
Method 1: Simply post a reply below expressing your interest and providing the info above
Method 2: E-Mail me directly: JDQuack (at) gmail (dot) com, making sure to include everything that I've mentioned above
You have until midnight PST for each of the above closing dates for submitting things, signing up, etc. And donít worry, Iíll post reminders here (and email the participants for the critical reminders that shouldnít be missed).
The "or" dates will come down to how many people we have participating and how complicated the gifts are. I will try my best to adhere to the earlier dates, but it's up to the participants to follow the guidelines as best as possible.
Note that the vast majority of gifts will be in digital form. This means that if you are an international HBO/DBOer (as in: not in the United States), you should NOT be afraid to sign up! If you are feeling generous and really want to spend money, then go right ahead. Just note: it will make things much simpler on everyone involved if your gift is something digital that can be emailed/downloaded, etc.
If you still insist on giving a physical item, then we will arrange the details over e-mail. You can either ship directly to the giftee (in which case I will provide their home address to you as long as they are willing to email it to me), or you can ship it to me and I can forward it to maintain anonymity. I just want to reinforce that these details should be handled over email. I discourage anyone from sharing their home address on the forum. You might even want to obfuscate your e-mail address to ensure it doesn't get picked up by spam bots, like so: JDQuack (at) gmail (dot) com, etc.
Oh, and a reminder about being naughty. I've learned that sometimes we have naughty Santas who do not send out any gifts. I will hold everyone's gifts until the deadline. If a Santa was naughty and did not send out a gift, they will not receive one either (unless their Santa insists that I still impart their gift upon their naughty giftee). Last year we luckily only had one naughty Santa (you know who you are, and you should be ashamed). Being naughty puts you on my own personal naughty list, and I will not only prevent you from entering any future events, but I will hold a personal grudge against you for eternity until you make up for your wrongs.
Also, Iíd like to remind you (just like the past 2 years--evidence below) I am NOT the Grinch who stole HBO/DBO Christmas, and I'm not trying to horde other people's presents. I am only acting as the middle man to maintain the secrecy of HBO/DBO Secret Santa. I realize many of you have no idea who I am, and wouldn't trust a stranger farther than you could throw them - so in that case, I'm sorry that I don't know you better, and nobody is forcing you to participate. Just remember, we'll be sharing our gifts here over the days of Christmas, and if somebody sees that their giftee didn't receive exactly what they sent to me, it will be glaringly obvious. You have permission to publicly humiliate me in such an event.
|Secret Santa 2013 Sign-Ups||JDQuackers||11/11/13 10:14 pm|
|Game on. *NM*||Revenant1988||11/11/13 11:45 pm|
|Re: I herby endorse this service and or product||Laird||11/12/13 2:22 am|
|Re: I herby endorse this service and or product||thebruce0||11/12/13 9:35 am|
|[Reminder] Secret Santa sign-ups - 1 week remains||JDQuackers||11/15/13 9:08 pm|
|[Reminder] Last call for Secret Santa sign-ups!||JDQuackers||11/21/13 8:59 pm|
|Maybe Next Time.||Morpheus||11/21/13 11:59 pm|
|[Reminder] JDQuackers is a big fat dummy||JDQuackers||11/23/13 10:44 pm|
|I'm in *NM*||General Vagueness||11/23/13 1:48 am|
|Re: I'm in||JDQuackers||11/23/13 10:45 pm|
|Re: I'm in||General Vagueness||11/27/13 7:17 pm|
|Dude, read the first post||Revenant1988||11/27/13 8:09 pm|
|XD I'm Saving That Meme. *NM*||Morpheus||11/27/13 8:35 pm|
|Re: Dude, read the first post||thebruce0||11/28/13 10:46 am|
|Re: Dude, read the first post||General Vagueness||12/1/13 5:06 pm|
|Re: I'm in||JDQuackers||11/30/13 10:01 pm|
|Re: Secret Santa 2013 Sign-Ups||MoltenSlowa||11/25/13 2:29 am|
|Re: Secret Santa 2013 Sign-Ups||SEspider||11/26/13 10:40 pm|
|[Phase 1 Complete] Secret Santa 2013||JDQuackers||12/1/13 12:13 am|
|Is it too late to get in on this?||bryan newman||12/1/13 11:26 am|
|Same here, actually||TDSpiral||12/2/13 11:48 am|