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Discussion of Secret Santa sign up limits

Postby ALIJ2010 » Sun Oct 30, 2011 6:36 pm

0_Lisa_0 wrote:I can't believe how few there are this year :(


There would probably be more if the rules were not so strict. I have never heard of a forum site dictating that to enter a secret santa you must have been a member x number of months and done x number of posts to be able to take part. Seems bit unfriendly way to be. I have signed up on 4 different forums secret santas now, 1 I hardly ever post on, 1 I have never posted on, the other 2 more frequent posting.

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Postby eviesmummy » Sun Oct 30, 2011 6:48 pm

ALIJ2010 wrote:
0_Lisa_0 wrote:I can't believe how few there are this year :(


There would probably be more if the rules were not so strict. I have never heard of a forum site dictating that to enter a secret santa you must have been a member x number of months and done x number of posts to be able to take part. Seems bit unfriendly way to be. I have signed up on 4 different forums secret santas now, 1 I hardly ever post on, 1 I have never posted on, the other 2 more frequent posting.



Actually the rules have to be strict to protect participating members as much as we possibly can, and is certainly not intended to be unfriendly. There is a lot of trust involved in these swaps, £25 is a lot of money to many people, and it would be very easy for someone to join the forum, take part in the SS and not send their part of the gift - that would spoil the whole thing for everyone.

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Postby docmaggoo » Sun Oct 30, 2011 6:53 pm

I haven't taken part mainly due to the utter chaos with the impending house move and sorting so much out. I was worried that I'd miss the deadlines for postage etc.
I'm gutted though, looks like loads of fun!
I loved the secret baker!!

I'm up for any 'secret' swaps in the new year though! :)

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Postby Louise » Sun Oct 30, 2011 6:55 pm

eviesmummy wrote:
ALIJ2010 wrote:
0_Lisa_0 wrote:I can't believe how few there are this year :(


There would probably be more if the rules were not so strict. I have never heard of a forum site dictating that to enter a secret santa you must have been a member x number of months and done x number of posts to be able to take part. Seems bit unfriendly way to be. I have signed up on 4 different forums secret santas now, 1 I hardly ever post on, 1 I have never posted on, the other 2 more frequent posting.



Actually the rules have to be strict to protect participating members as much as we possibly can, and is certainly not intended to be unfriendly. There is a lot of trust involved in these swaps, £25 is a lot of money to many people, and it would be very easy for someone to join the forum, take part in the SS and not send their part of the gift - that would spoil the whole thing for everyone.


This. Also I would not want to take part in a swap on a forum I never or rarely posted on. Its hard enough trying to choose a gift you think your recipient would like if you know them well let alone a complete stranger! :lol:

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Postby docmaggoo » Sun Oct 30, 2011 6:57 pm

I agree Louise!
It's more fun if you know the secret sender (even if it's only virtually! ;) )
I couldn't imagine getting a present for someone completely random!

I agree it's also about trust.

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Postby 0_Lisa_0 » Sun Oct 30, 2011 6:59 pm

docmaggoo wrote:I agree Louise!
It's more fun if you know the secret sender (even if it's only virtually! ;) )
I couldn't imagine getting a present for someone completely random!

I agree it's also about trust.

This :)

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Postby ALIJ2010 » Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:06 pm

Personally I think it is daft, you could have been advertising on classified on here for a year, be honest enough to send nappy when people pay you for the nappy but then can't be trusted to do a secret santa.

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Postby Miss_Purple » Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:09 pm

ALIJ2010 wrote:Personally I think it is daft, you could have been advertising on classified on here for a year, be honest enough to send nappy when people pay you for the nappy but then can't be trusted to do a secret santa.

Well it sounds like you have plenty of other options (you are already signed up to 4!) so why do you care? This one is for people who know each other, albeit virtually. The idea is that love and care goes into the present, it's not just random tat. If it was open to just anyone I wouldn't take part, I don't want to buy or receive from a random person.
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Postby babyroo » Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:09 pm

ALIJ2010 wrote:Personally I think it is daft, you could have been advertising on classified on here for a year, be honest enough to send nappy when people pay you for the nappy but then can't be trusted to do a secret santa.


But when you buy a nappy you have the protection from paypal. There will be lots of lovely and trustworthy people who don't meet the criterra, but hopefully you can understand why we have to make some restrictions to protect everyone.

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