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Subject: BGG Secret Santa 2012 Wrap Up - Santas, Grinches, and recruiting Volunteers rss

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Matthew M Monin
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Happy New Year, everyone!

It's time to wrap-up the 2012 BGG Secret Santa - our biggest exchange to date!

If you sent your target a gift - Hooray! Good job, Santa! Hold onto all of your purchase and shipping info - these documents will absolve you of any further action in case something went wrong.


If you received a gift from Santa - Hooray! please go thank your Santa on the Secret Santa Geeklist: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/149339/2012-edition-of... if you haven't already.


If you still haven't received a gift, or have another complaint - go to the BGG Secret Santa 2012 Complaint Form, fill in the required info and click Submit. Most Santas use tracking and delivery confirmation, so we can track down what happened with your gift. If your Santa was actually a Grinch, we'll get you a new one.


If you haven't sent a gift to your target - expect to hear from me soon. Folks who fail to follow through on their Santa obligations will have a number of site functions disabled.


If you want to volunteer as a replacement Santa - you are the best kind of awesome! The generosity of our replacement Santas is what makes this exchange work and represents the best parts of our community! Register to replace an absent Santa here: 2012 Secret Santa - Replacement Santa Sign-up (If you already signed up as a Give Only Santa at the start of the exchange, you do not need to register again using this form).


Thanks again to everyone for making 2012 an awesome year on the Geek! Here is to an even greater 2013! And a very special thank you once more to our army of replacement Santas!!! You guys rock!

-MMM
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Nice job running the show, Octavian - it was my first year on the 'Geek and made for an epic finish. Thanks for the fun, everyone!
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Pieter Syroit
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Thank you for organizing this event. It was my first ans sure won't be my last Secret Santa.
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Advance thumbs for the super-santas:

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This reminds me, I need to post my thank-you on the list!
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Todd Walden
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Octavian, as always, fantastic job. BGGSS is something I REALLY look forward to every year, and it's always great.

Thank you for everything you do to keep this running. I know I couldn't do it.

You, sir, rock.
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Exactly- great job!
I did this for the first time, but it won't be the last time.
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Thanks everyone, Secret Santa is always my favourite event here on BGG.

I'd love to give some help as Volunteer, sadly i'm a little broke for this month so... shake
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This was an amazing event for me and again, I wish to thank my Santa for his awesomeness.

I also wish to thank our beloved Octavian for organizing this monumental event! Great times!
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I like the idea of the grinches losing some site functions.
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Thanks for all your hard work on this Mr Octavian.

This was my first BGG Secret Santa and it will definitely not be my last. Everything went smoothly for me as I got my gift well in advance of Christmas and my target has posted already to say they were very pleased with their haul from me.

Happy new year to you all!!
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Thanks Matt and all participants! thumbsup

Despite not receiving anything as of yet, I'm glad most people enjoyed this event. It really is a good time.

Matt - I've submitted the requested information and await further news... ninja
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Likewise here, Bob. My geeklist was pretty much all pre-orders when secret santa started, but almost everything was released (and has been for a few weeks now).

It's always a fun event, especially when Santa taunting goes on.
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Alan Winterrowd
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Many thanks for running this show! My first year, and it was a blast!
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I'd like to offer my thanks too. It's my first time and a great experience!
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I heard from my Santa on the 22nd for the first, and only so far, time. Santa said something about elves from the States after the 26th (I was out of town from the 21st to the 26th). I have heard nothing, and not received anything.

Should I use the complaint form or wait longer?
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Filled up the form, thanks Octavian.

No communication at all from my SS, not sure if a package was delivered while I was on vacation or not...
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When is the absolute last we should expect to recieve things? I haven't gotten mine, but given where I live, I wasn't really expecting to get the present in time for christmas, or even new year.
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Thanks Octavian for all of your time and effort in running this event. It was my first time participating and it was a great experience!
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punga wrote:
When is the absolute last we should expect to recieve things? I haven't gotten mine, but given where I live, I wasn't really expecting to get the present in time for christmas, or even new year.


Go ahead and fill out the Complaint form anyways. If something is on the way, I can remove it from the list.

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Octavian,

Thank you once again for a job well done!

Happy New Year,
Gary
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It was my first SS this year. I had so much fun and everything ran so smoothly, I just signed up to be a replacement Santa!

This was so much fun and I can't wait for next year. (Or giving to someone who got grinched - whatever comes first )

Great job, Octavian.
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punga wrote:
When is the absolute last we should expect to recieve things? I haven't gotten mine, but given where I live, I wasn't really expecting to get the present in time for christmas, or even new year.


My feeling: Given that targets were handed out in mid-November, people should have had plenty of time to get gifts sent out, no matter what part of the world.

Since the form has been posted, I'd say that if you've not received a gift, you should fill out said form right away. I suspect Octavian (or his elves) contacts each of the wayward Santas to find out what's going on.
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Another awesome year. Thanks to everyone for making it so!
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carl67lp wrote:


My feeling: Given that targets were handed out in mid-November, people should have had plenty of time to get gifts sent out, no matter what part of the world.

Since the form has been posted, I'd say that if you've not received a gift, you should fill out said form right away. I suspect Octavian (or his elves) contacts each of the wayward Santas to find out what's going on.


Yeah, but postal services are fickle beasts. I sent mine out at the end of November, and it still hasn't reached my target, even though the store and the target are in the same country. I don't think my target has forgotten to let me know, as we established good communication, and the non-board game gifts arrived just fine. While I haven't heard from my Santa, except once, it's feasible that it wasn't his fault, but rather the postal service.
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My Santa contacted me a week ago, saying that due to unfortunate events, work on my gifts had been delayed but all systems are go now. Given that kind of encouragement, I have no reason to fill out the form yet?
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