Alright, the cat is out of the bag. I guess the secret is out that everyone's secret match with their Secret Santa is no secret. Several people sent PMs letting me know that they had figured it out and asked if this was done by accident. It was not. Let me explain.
Last year (2011) I was late to sign up for the RFGen Secret Santa and was matched up with one of the only remaining members who didn't have a match, Techie413. I figured it out, as most of you did this year, when I saw a very familiar return address.
Fast forward to the middle of November just this past year (2012) when I asked Shadow if a Secret Santa was going to happen on RFGen this year. He told me that the staff was swamped with other work related to the site and I offered to organize the SS campaign. I made the decision to match members up 1-1 because of the RFGen buddy I gained in Techie by knowing that he was my Secret Santa.
A Secret Santa is a lot of fun, but this site is about collecting. I believe that collecting is as much about the relationships that we make with awesome people as it is about the awesome things that we acquire. I hope that by knowing who you were matched up with, you gained an RFGen buddy like I did a year ago.
First let me say that Die Hard is a Christmas movie so the picture makes sense. Also, finding the NES game complete would require a Christmas miracle so it's doubly appropriate.
Several users have still not returned their completed forms to Santa. If Santa doesn't get the completed form in time, you simply can't be matched up. THE CUTOFF DATE IS NOV 30th. If your letter is not received by Santa by Nov 30th, Santa cannot guarantee that you will be able to participate.
IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO SIGN UP AS LONG AS YOU RETURN THE COMPLETED FORM BY NOV 30th!!!! Send an email to email@example.com requesting the sign up form and check out complete details on the Secret Santa thread http://www.rfgeneration.c...10624.msg153376#msg153376
If you are participating in the RF Generation Secret Santa 2012 Extravaganza, PLEASE make sure that you have filled out your form that was sent to you from firstname.lastname@example.org.
About half of the participating members have been matched up but Santa is still waiting on about a dozen letters before everyone can be matched.
If you haven't signed up and would like to participate, you can send an email to email@example.com and request the sign up form. YOU WILL NEED TO RETURN THE COMPLETED FORM WITHIN 24 HOURS. That way, there will be enough time to match you up so that you can get shopping!
Details on the RF Generation Secret Santa can be found on this thread-
The RF Generation Secret Santa 2012 is live!
In a nutshell:
Sign up (link below), get matched with another RF Gen member, send each other glorious video games for Christmas! On Christmas morning (or earlier if you just can't wait), post pics on the Secret Santa thread so that we can all share in your happiness!
If you decide to participate, just remember that the value of the items you send must be AT LEAST $20.
To participate, head to the Secret Santa thread for detailed instructions:
The holidays are fast approaching, and I thought I'd bring up something for the RFGeneration members to try this year: Secret Santa!
All that would be needed is to put your name on a list of interested members and opt in/out for international shipping. At that point, a list would be needed for items you would be most interested in, along with reasonable items if your aspirations are quite high (I'm not sending you Cheetahmen II, Crabby!). Shipping information would also be needed.
During the first week of December, you'll be matched up with another forum member here and be sent their shipping information and list of interests. Traditionally, trading items from your collection is desired, but feel free to go wild on what you send. It doesn't have to match exactly what the person is asking for, as long as it's done in the spirit of the holidays. General value is the items should be around $20, but I won't stop you if you send more.
Contacting a member about their wants/interests will be done through a neutral third party so that the person sending the gift won't be identified until after the holidays (or never, if they so wish!).
Is anyone interesting in doing this? I've done it on Digital Press for 2 years, and had a blast doing so. We won't be able to go all out like they do on their forums for the entire month, but I figured it would be a great way for people to receive new and interesting things in their collections and meet their fellow
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