First Annual Vault F4 Secret Santa Gift Extravaganza

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by English, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. English

    English Global Mod Global Moderator Forum Moderator Source Server Admin Staff Member VF4 Supporter

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    What is it?
    One of the more popular holiday games, Secret Santa is a fun and easy way for a group of friends, family members or co-workers to exchange gifts.
    The basic concept of the Secret Santa game is simple. All of the participants’ names are placed into a hat, box, etc. and mixed up. Each person then chooses one name from the box, but doesn't tell anyone which name was picked. He/she is now responsible for buying a gift for the person selected.

    When the Secret Santa wraps his/her gift, he/she should label it with the recipient's name but doesn't indicate whom the present is from. (Remember, most of the fun is in the secrecy.)



    How it is going to work

    Everyone who is interested is going to post that they want to participate. The spending limit for your gift will be $20. The point of the limit is to keep this fun (the event is not meant to be a burden). I will keep the list of all the people that are participating.

    The gifts will be mostly Steam Games/Gifts to keep it simple. If you do not have a problem with receiving an actual physical gift, you can PM me your address and I will give that to your Secret Santa.

    People have until November 31st to sign up for this great event! On December 1st, you will all be assigned your Secret Santa! It is now time to get those gifts! You can try and find out what to get your person (and risk exposure!) or just improvise and get them what you think they will like.

    Everyone will have until December 22nd to buy the gift you are going to give. On December 23rd, at 10:00PM Eastern the gifts will be given! Everyone will need to be on TeamSpeak or Steam for the giving! Make sure that you have your Steam Account associated with your forum account.






    To participate please respond to this post with the following:

    "I want to participate in the Vault F4 Secret Santa Gift Extravaganza!

    I understand that by signing up for this event I am guaranteeing that I will buy a gift for whoever I am assigned.

    If I wish to back out of this fun, then I have to let English know BEFORE November 31st.

    I have associated my forum account with my steam account"




     
  2. VintagePC

    VintagePC GodModePC (Lead Developer) Srcds Server Operator Forum Operator Minecraft Operator Global Moderator Staff Member

    A couple of points:
    1. people should have steam wish-lists that are publicly viewable to aid the Santa in gift selection. This way you have something to consider/fall back on or use if you don't know the person at all, or so you can watch the Steam sales for something they might like.

    2. Operators will have a discussion about repercussions for people that fail to buy gifts. Last year we had bans as such, but suffice it to say there WILL be repercussions if you fail to buy a gift for your selected person. TBH, it's a really dick thing to do, given the spirit of the event/season and I sincerely hope it does not happen.

    Other than that,Let's make this fun, wacky, and thoroughly enjoyable for everyone involved!
     
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  3. Twismyer

    Twismyer Well-Known Member

    It's weird, all of the text in the OP is invisible unless i highlight it.
    also
    I had to change text color so that it wasn't invisible in my quote.
     
  4. Thebookster

    Thebookster Not a Noob

    "I want to participate in the Vault F4 Secret Santa Gift Extravaganza!

    I understand that by signing up for this event I am guaranteeing that I will buy a gift for whoever I am assigned.

    If I wish to back out of this fun, then I have to let English know BEFORE November 31st.

    I have associated my forum account with my steam account"
     
  5. Ryumao

    Ryumao Well-Known Member

    "I want to participate in the Vault F4 Secret Santa Gift Extravaganza!

    I understand that by signing up for this event I am guaranteeing that I will buy a gift for whoever I am assigned.

    If I wish to back out of this fun, then I have to let English know BEFORE November 31st.

    I have associated my forum account with my steam account"
     
  6. lonesome killer

    lonesome killer Banhammered

    "I want to participate in the Vault F4 Secret Santa Gift Extravaganza!

    I understand that by signing up for this event I am guaranteeing that I will buy a gift for whoever I am assigned.

    If I wish to back out of this fun, then I have to let English know BEFORE November 31st.

    I have associated my forum account with my steam account"
     
  7. TheWildPyro

    TheWildPyro Not a Noob

    "I want to participate in the Vault F4 Secret Santa Gift Extravaganza!

    I understand that by signing up for this event I am guaranteeing that I will buy a gift for whoever I am assigned.

    If I wish to back out of this fun, then I have to let English know BEFORE November 31st.

    I have associated my forum account with my steam account"


     
  8. TimeCrush

    TimeCrush Achievement Hunter Source Server Admin Staff Member

    Grand ol' thing, your address, to be plasterin' out to the internet.
     
  9. lonesome killer

    lonesome killer Banhammered

    Hey Pyro, you only live a couple hours from me. Don't worry, I'm not going to murder you.
     
  10. LavaRed

    LavaRed Community Manager Srcds Server Operator Forum Operator Minecraft Operator Global Moderator Staff Member Minecraft Admin

    I removed the address from this thread and sent it to English in a PM. Please remember, for security reasons, to PM your address to English if you are consenting to receive a physical gift :p
     
  11. TheWildPyro

    TheWildPyro Not a Noob

    Wait. Wait, what? Oh god. I'm scared now.
     
  12. LavaRed

    LavaRed Community Manager Srcds Server Operator Forum Operator Minecraft Operator Global Moderator Staff Member Minecraft Admin

    "I want to participate in the Vault F4 Secret Santa Gift Extravaganza!

    I understand that by signing up for this event I am guaranteeing that I will buy a gift for whoever I am assigned.

    If I wish to back out of this fun, then I have to let English know BEFORE November 31st.

    I have associated my forum account with my steam account
     
  13. Iceh

    Iceh Official VF4 Matchmaker

    "I want to participate in the Vault F4 Secret Santa Gift Extravaganza!

    I understand that by signing up for this event I am guaranteeing that I will buy a gift for whoever I am assigned.

    If I wish to back out of this fun, then I have to let English know BEFORE November 31st.

    I have associated my forum account with my steam account
     
  14. Hobbo

    Hobbo Achievement Hunter

    "I want to participate in the Vault F4 Secret Santa Gift Extravaganza!

    I understand that by signing up for this event I am guaranteeing that I will buy a gift for whoever I am assigned.

    If I wish to back out of this fun, then I have to let English know BEFORE November 31st.

    I have associated my forum account with my steam account"
     
  15. FKxKreed

    FKxKreed Achievement Hunter

    "I want to participate in the Vault F4 Secret Santa Gift Extravaganza!

    I understand that by signing up for this event I am guaranteeing that I will buy a gift for whoever I am assigned.

    If I wish to back out of this fun, then I have to let English know BEFORE November 31st.

    I have associated my forum account with my steam account"
     
  16. theLumberJack

    theLumberJack Achievement Hunter Member from long ago... VF4 Supporter

    "I want to participate in the Vault F4 Secret Santa Gift Extravaganza!

    I understand that by signing up for this event I am guaranteeing that I will buy a gift for whoever I am assigned.

    If I wish to back out of this fun, then I have to let English know BEFORE November 31st.

    I have associated my forum account with my steam account"
     
  17. VintagePC

    VintagePC GodModePC (Lead Developer) Srcds Server Operator Forum Operator Minecraft Operator Global Moderator Staff Member

    "I want to participate in the Vault F4 Secret Santa Gift Extravaganza!

    I understand that by signing up for this event I am guaranteeing that I will buy a gift for whoever I am assigned.

    If I wish to back out of this fun, then I have to let English know BEFORE November 31st.

    I have associated my forum account with my steam account"
     
  18. English

    English Global Mod Global Moderator Forum Moderator Source Server Admin Staff Member VF4 Supporter

    Alright! I will be consolidating the list today and I will PM everyone with who their person is!
     
  19. English

    English Global Mod Global Moderator Forum Moderator Source Server Admin Staff Member VF4 Supporter

    Alright I have sent everyone their person! It was randomly generated (Yay integer generators!) so no complaining! You must PM me when you have bought the gift for your person. Remember you have until the 22nd of December to buy your gift! Go and do it! Everyone should make a wish list on Steam!
     
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  20. English

    English Global Mod Global Moderator Forum Moderator Source Server Admin Staff Member VF4 Supporter

    If you have yet to receive a person, please PM me. I was pretty sure that I sent it out to everyone, but apparently I forgot someone so I can make mistakes ;o)
     
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