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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 16:31 
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I vaguely remember there was some interest in doing a BeEx Secret Santa this year. As we're getting closer to Christmas I thought it was time we moved on a step - and I hope no-one thinks that I'm setting myself up as a self-elected chairperson ... just see me as a facilitator.

If you want to take part in the BeEx Secret Santa, simply PM me your name and address. On December the 1st I'll randomly assign pairs of people as Santas and Santees and send details out via PM.

I'll only tell people who they are buying for and their address, so the recipients won't know who has sent stuff to them (as is the idea of a Secret Santa).

If you want to put a note in your package to tell your recipient who their Santa was then that's up to you :)

Also, to make things relatively cheap and simple, if everyone aims for a budget of between £5 and £10 for their gifts? If you want to go above that then that's up to you. You can also make stuff if you want, so your gift is closely tied in to your creativity :)

So, any takers?

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 Post subject: Re: BeEx Secret Santa
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 Post subject: Re: BeEx Secret Santa
PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 16:43 
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Isn't that lovely?

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So is this going to be in pairs? or is it going to be in daisy chain?

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Isn't that lovely?

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Oh yeah, I'll be in either way.

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 Post subject: Re: BeEx Secret Santa
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 Post subject: Re: BeEx Secret Santa
PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 17:00 
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Spinglo Sponglo! wrote:
So is this going to be in pairs? or is it going to be in daisy chain?

Not sure what you mean. The idea is that I get, say, 10 names and addresses.

I put those details in and then I get the computer to pick someone at random and assign it to each person.

So BeExer A gets assigned to BeExer C but BeExer C doesn't necessarily get assigned to BeExer A.

If that makes sense.

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 Post subject: Re: BeEx Secret Santa
PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 17:02 
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but a loop (like the book swap) would mean that you don't need an even number


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 Post subject: Re: BeEx Secret Santa
PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 17:04 
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but a loop (like the book swap)
Or a circle jerk [/zardoz].


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 Post subject: Re: BeEx Secret Santa
PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 17:11 
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GazChap wrote:
I vaguely remember there was some interest in doing a BeEx Secret Santa this year. As we're getting closer to Christmas I thought it was time we moved on a step - and I hope no-one thinks that I'm setting myself up as a self-elected chairperson ... just see me as a facilitator.

If you want to take part in the BeEx Secret Santa, simply PM me your name and address. On December the 1st I'll randomly assign pairs of people as Santas and Santees and send details out via PM.

I'll only tell people who they are buying for and their address, so the recipients won't know who has sent stuff to them (as is the idea of a Secret Santa).

If you want to put a note in your package to tell your recipient who their Santa was then that's up to you :)

Also, to make things relatively cheap and simple, if everyone aims for a budget of between £5 and £10 for their gifts? If you want to go above that then that's up to you. You can also make stuff if you want, so your gift is closely tied in to your creativity :)

So, any takers?


You could just dump Shin, y'know. Wrapping her up and sending her to one of us is hardly my idea of a gift :p

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 Post subject: Re: BeEx Secret Santa
PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 17:17 
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If I have an odd number of people I'll stick myself in there too.

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 Post subject: Re: BeEx Secret Santa
PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 17:34 
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GazChap wrote:
If I have an odd number of people I'll stick myself in there too.


Just assign at almost-random*, then you don't need an even number.




* Random, but switch any time someone gets drawn with sending a present to their own doormat.

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 Post subject: Re: BeEx Secret Santa
PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 17:49 
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Had a few people express interest but only one PM. If you haven't sent me your details over PM you won't be included ;)

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 Post subject: Re: BeEx Secret Santa
PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 18:06 
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If you want to take part in the BeEx Secret Santa, simply PM me your name and address. On December the 24th I'LL COME ROUND YOUR HOUSE AND STEAL YOUR PRESENTS.


You fucking Grinch.

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 Post subject: Re: BeEx Secret Santa
PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 18:34 
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You don't need an even number for the swap, Gaz.

Do it like this (this is from the first book swap)

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then any number is fine.

Also, I say yes, that's be great, and I will PM my address forthwith.

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 Post subject: Re: BeEx Secret Santa
PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 20:44 
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Aah yeah, that makes more sense.

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 Post subject: Re: BeEx Secret Santa
PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 20:53 
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Yeah, it makes it a lot easier to organise.

I usually just get pieces of paper, make little slips, each with a name and chuck 'em in a hat, pick them out one by one and just lay them out in a circle as I draw them from the ht (which isn't a hat, it is a bowl or mug, but details, details, then just say that everyone sends tot he person next in the clockwise direction.

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 Post subject: Re: BeEx Secret Santa
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Well, I'm a nerd so I'll just chuck the names into Excel and get it to randomise the list :P

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 Post subject: Re: BeEx Secret Santa
PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 21:15 
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 Post subject: Re: BeEx Secret Santa
PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 21:23 
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Frankly I'm amazed that Chinny hasn't turned up to spread his Seasonal Scroogasm around.

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 Post subject: Re: BeEx Secret Santa
PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 21:25 
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I think he did enough of that in the last thread. :p
I am rubbish at buying presents for people I know, so I'll have to have a think if I'm even capable of doing this.


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 Post subject: Re: BeEx Secret Santa
PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 13:36 
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Do you think that this will happen, Gazchops?

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 Post subject: Re: BeEx Secret Santa
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He said last night he'd only had two PMs about it Meems. :( I already have a little something for you anyway. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: BeEx Secret Santa
PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 13:40 
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Only two? One was from me :(

I have yours also :DD . I have all of my christmas stuff sorted out apart from Craig.

:munkeh: :arrow: organised this year.

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 Post subject: Re: BeEx Secret Santa
PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 13:42 
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Also, all of those that said 'yeah, I'm in!' and didn't PM Gazchops :arrow: :attitude:

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 Post subject: Re: BeEx Secret Santa
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One was me....uh.....oh and GJ said aswell so that's three people that have given details


COME ON PEOPLE! SAYING 'YES' IS GOOD AN' ALL BUT YOU HAVE TO SEND A PM WITH YOUR DETAILS

and bank account details, kthanks

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 Post subject: Re: BeEx Secret Santa
PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 0:49 
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Yeah, I've had 5 PMs so far. I was hoping for more, but I can still run it with 5.

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 Post subject: Re: BeEx Secret Santa
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BUMPITY BUMP BUMP

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 Post subject: Re: BeEx Secret Santa
PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 13:49 
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I've had 7 now. Still a week to go, chaps and chapesses!

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*gentle nudge* :munkeh:

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 13:41 
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Two days to go, chaps and chapesses!

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 2:00 
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OK, entries are now closed and all the pairings have been sent over PM.

Remember, your santee won't know you're their Santa, so it's up to you whether you clue them in or leave them in the dark! Go wild, stalk them for a bit to get an idea what they like, that kind of thing.

Budget is £10 (preferably not including postage, as that opens up more options gift-wise) but you can go over that if you really want to!

The idea of this is obv. so people have something else to open for Christmas, so ideally you should post your gift before December 17th to give it plenty of time to arrive!

When people receive their gifts, can you send me a PM to let me know? I won't tell you who sent it, but I'll tell your Santa that their gift arrived. Thanks, and have fun!

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 Post subject: Re: BeEx Secret Santa
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Just a reminder for peeps to send me a PM when they've sent their gifts :) I can then tell your recipient that it's been sent, and mark you off on my Little Black Book.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 11:24 
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Oh, and when people receive their gifts, I expect pictures to be posted in here damnit! :P

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 Post subject: Re: BeEx Secret Santa
PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 11:36 
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When do they have to be out by, Gaz? Is it the 17th?

I'll be saving opening mine until Christmas Day, but I'll be sure to post pictures when I do :D

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Mimistletoe wrote:
I'll be saving opening mine until Christmas Day, but I'll be sure to post pictures when I do :D


:this:

First class deadline is 20 December; second class deadline is 18 December.

Oxford's militant posties are all going on strike on Monday to celebrate the festive season or something.


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 Post subject: Re: BeEx Secret Santa
PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 11:42 
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You don't have to get them posted out by the 17th, but by doing so it gives it plenty of time to arrive as I don't think 20th December is early enough for our shitty postal service).

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My prezzie is being delayed by the present being at my office, and me being at home, ill.

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 Post subject: Re: BeEx Secret Santa
PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 14:30 
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I have received mine, but I presume you don't want a picture until I've opened it.


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I forgot to mention that I received my Secret Santa present over the weekend (by special delivery, no less!).

I have refrained from unwrapping it, and I will open it on Xmas Day with the rest of my prezzies.

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I haven't had mine :'(
I bet it's dog-poo

I'll send mine later as we've all been ill and shit :(

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 Post subject: Re: BeEx Secret Santa
PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 13:19 
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My Secret Santa gift just arrived! It is in a Christmas stocking, sealed up so I cannot see what is in it. I have always wanted a Christmas stocking so it is already the bestest thing ever, even if it is full of sprouts!

Thankyou sooooooooo much Santa of Secrecy, I look forward to it muchly!

Me now :arrow: :DD :munkeh:

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OH MY GOD! I HAVE RECEIVED MY SECRET SANTA PRESENT AND OH MY FUCKING GOD IT'S A PIERS ANTHONY BOOK AND I WOULD SCREAM IF MY VOICE WASN'T NEARLY GONE AND OHMYGODICAN'TSPEAKANYMORE *EXPLODES*

THANK YOU SO MUCH MY SECRET SANTA, I LOVE YOU AND MAY DIE NOW!
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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Shinta Claus wrote:
OH MY GOD! I HAVE RECEIVED MY SECRET SANTA PRESENT AND OH MY FUCKING GOD IT'S A PIERS ANTHONY BOOK AND I WOULD SCREAM IF MY VOICE WASN'T NEARLY GONE AND OHMYGODICAN'TSPEAKANYMORE *EXPLODES*

THANK YOU SO MUCH MY SECRET SANTA, I LOVE YOU AND MAY DIE NOW!
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Have you opened it already?

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[quote="Goddess Jasmince Pie"][/quote]


Boooooooooooooo.

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Some people have no patience...

Mine is currently sat under the tree, waiting for Christmas Day.

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