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Pinside 2021 Secret Santa Program - Sign Up Through Nov. 10th

By LesManley

2 years ago


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    #1 2 years ago

    HO, HO, HO!

    Ok, you've been waiting patiently...for the most part. Now it's finally time. Let's get a little jump start this year and now officially set our sights on Christmas again with the 5TH ANNUAL PINSIDE SECRET SANTA PROGRAM! We've gone from 61 participants the first year to 163 last year in 2020. Even though last year was a better year overall than 2020 (really though it would have been hard to be worse) I think we can agree that people could still use some extra cheer this holiday season. So let's give it a another go this year and see if we can put even more smiles on people's faces come Christmas morning. Have fun with this, be a big kid again and get creative or go the extra mile to figure out what to get your person this year. I'll keep the Secret Santa sign up open until Wednesday night, November 10th, which should still give us a little extra time this year to buy and ship gifts. So shout it from the rooftops...tell your friends, neighbors, co-workers over Zoom...we don't want anyone to miss out that wants in. After the November 10th I really have to close it down so I can match up participants, send out Secret Santa information and people can start buying their gifts...but I'm a big softy so I will probably still be able to get latecomers in. And there are latecomers every year no matter how long I keep signups open. Once the sign up period has ended, I will create a new thread for all the participants and link to it in this thread as always.

    If you are totally unfamiliar with what this SS Program entails, here is a quick synopsis:

    Everyone who chooses to participate sends me the information requested below via private message and is put on the Secret Santa list. After registration is closed on Nov. 10th, I will randomly choose recipients for each Santa. Every Santa will receive the Pinsider name, list of ideas/information (if any were sent to me) and address of their recipient. They then do some investigation into their recipient's games and likes, they locate/purchase gift(s) and send to their recipient. Everyone who participates will send a gift(s) and receive a gift(s) to open whenever they choose this holiday season to hopefully help end this year on a good note.

    If you want to check out the complete details and/or you just want to relive all the joy we had in previous years, here are the Secret Santa threads from the past...

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/official-2020-pinside-secret-santa-participants-thread
    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/official-2019-pinside-secret-santa-participants-thread
    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/official-2018-pinside-secret-santa-participants-thread
    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/official-2017-pinside-secret-santa-participants-thread

    *THIS PART IS VERY IMPORTANT:

    If you want to participate here is what I need from you via private message...

    Your full name and mailing address

    Your email address

    Your t-shirt size

    Suggestions: I suggest providing a list of ideas to help your Santa out, but ultimately your Santa will decide what to get you. Not required, but if you update your collection on Pinside, include a list of your current games in the PM to me and/or mention that you also like arcade games and/or things like pop culture or 80's/90's nostalgia for instance, that could also help give your Santa ideas and direction. Please don't come into this with huge expectations, or have hard feelings if you get something that isn't on your list, just enjoy what's received. Remember, this is as fun of an experience as you make it!

    I think that's everything. I'll update usernames as I can from PMs as they come in in this thread as well, so everyone knows I got their message and that they are included. Feel free to post in this thread that you are participating or share past stories and encourage others to do so as well if you want. The more the merrier!

    Current 2021 Secret Santas:

    1 2Kaulitz
    2 67cutlass
    3 6point5degrees
    4 acitti
    5 action76
    6 Aflacjack
    7 alexmogil
    8 amkoepfer
    9 Apinjunkie
    10 ArcadeTechNerd
    11 ArcadeUpKeep
    12 Asylum
    13 Atari_Daze
    14 atrainn
    15 Axaios
    16 balt
    17 bbriese
    18 BenMielke
    19 BertoDRINK1
    20 bicyclenut
    21 Blitzburgh99
    22 bowtech
    23 BroMan90
    24 Ceckitti
    25 Charliew65
    26 Cheberha
    27 ChrisPINk25
    28 chromag
    29 chubtoad13
    30 Colsond3
    31 Coz
    32 Daditude
    33 davidldennis
    34 dddanielll
    35 Dee-Bow
    36 dirkdiggler
    37 DJK77
    38 dnapac
    39 docquest
    40 drbrain
    41 easye9901
    42 EternitytoM83
    43 FamDocKevin
    44 FatPanda
    45 Fezmid
    46 Flancrest_ent
    47 FLASHBALL
    48 Gexchange
    49 grantopia
    50 Gritty
    51 Gundam_Pilot_
    52 Hadojae
    53 haiderdj
    54 hanford29
    55 Hayfarmer
    56 Haymaker
    57 HighVoltage
    58 hogbog
    59 homegameroom
    60 hool10
    61 icanswim70
    62 illiterate
    63 Insane
    64 Ironphl
    65 Isochronic_Frost
    66 j_m_
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    68 Jawa
    69 Jenniebear
    70 jesperpark
    71 Jets_1479
    72 Jimmyhonda
    73 JodyG
    74 joefox22
    75 jp1985
    76 JRBBRJ
    77 Judgeworm
    78 K9Marshal
    79 Karl_Hungus
    80 King_Jelly
    81 Kkoss24
    82 LesManley
    83 Liftserv
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    121 pin2d
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    125 Pinballlew
    126 PinBall-Newbie
    127 PinPickle
    128 Pinsterwmass
    129 Pintor
    130 play_pinball
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    134 radial_head
    135 Raedwald
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    137 rockwell
    138 rodcom
    139 RoyaLJack
    140 Saltimbanco
    141 scootss
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    #2 2 years ago

    First reply?! I'm in, you slackers!

    #3 2 years ago

    Count me in again this year.
    Dana

    #5 2 years ago
    Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

    I’m in for the 5th time!

    There should be a Pinside SS achievement.

    #6 2 years ago

    Im in again!

    #7 2 years ago

    in... missed last year and was a blast the year before!

    #8 2 years ago

    Count me in!

    #9 2 years ago

    I’m in!

    #12 2 years ago

    I'm in. Always the best of Pinside!

    #13 2 years ago

    I’m in. Can’t wait, one of my favorite things!

    #14 2 years ago

    In again. Great fun !!!!

    #15 2 years ago

    Cheers to the pinball cheer ambassador, LesManley !

    You know I'm in!

    #16 2 years ago

    Looking forward to jumping in this year!!

    #17 2 years ago

    Loved it last year.
    In again this year!

    #19 2 years ago

    I am in!

    #20 2 years ago

    Ah yea, let's do this!
    I'm in again.

    #21 2 years ago

    I'm in!

    #22 2 years ago

    Count me in again

    #23 2 years ago

    And that's a wrap! i'm in. Also first X'mas pun of the day

    #25 2 years ago

    I’m in!

    #26 2 years ago

    Let me think about it

    #27 2 years ago

    Ok Iam in

    #29 2 years ago

    Hi my first year I’ll give a go

    #30 2 years ago

    I'm in!!!

    #31 2 years ago

    PM Sent, I'm in

    #32 2 years ago
    Quoted from Pintopia:

    Hi my first year I’ll give a go

    Pintopia you may want to edit your post to remove your address, and just send that in a private message to Lesmanly

    #33 2 years ago

    pm sent! the best thing on Pinside every year!

    #34 2 years ago

    PM sent! Love this part of pinside!

    #35 2 years ago

    I'm so in.

    #36 2 years ago

    PM'd

    #37 2 years ago

    I am in, loved it. gotta do better this year

    #39 2 years ago

    I'm in again for sure!! PM sent

    #40 2 years ago

    wrong thread in though 5x for me too!

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    #41 2 years ago

    PM sent, in again. Shout out to John for putting this together again!

    #42 2 years ago

    I just updated the SS list from all the PMs I have gotten so far.

    Just a couple of quick notes. First off, it seems that I can only send 25 PMs per day, so please don't be offended if I don't respond to your PM personally. I was responding to everyone then I hit the limit pretty quickly. That must be new this year, I never had a problem with PM limits before. Second, I see a few people posting in the thread that they are in, but I haven't received a PM from them. Please make sure to send me all your information via PM, I literally can't add you to the list without it. Thanks!

    #43 2 years ago
    Quoted from LesManley:

    I just updated the SS list from all the PMs I have gotten so far.
    Just a couple of quick notes. First off, it seems that I can only send 25 PMs per day, so please don't be offended if I don't respond to your PM personally. I was responding to everyone then I hit the limit pretty quickly. That must be new this year, I never had a problem with PM limits before. Second, I see a few people posting in the thread that they are in, but I haven't received a PM from them. Please make sure to send me all your information via PM, I literally can't add you to the list without it. Thanks!

    better hit robin up and ask about that limit....he'd probably lift it for you

    #44 2 years ago

    In!

    #45 2 years ago

    Pm sent! I can't believe I didn't find out until a few moments ago, darnit!

    And there I was, breeding chinchillas and learning how to crochet macrame!

    #46 2 years ago

    Put a wrap on it Johnny! I'm in again

    #47 2 years ago
    Quoted from Saltimbanco:

    And there I was, breeding chinchillas and learning how to crochet macrame!

    As long as you don’t mention Corn Nuts. Because the last thing we need this year is someone going on and on about how crunchy and delicious they are. {nom nom nom crunch crunch nom nom mmmmm}

    #48 2 years ago
    Quoted from undrdog:

    As long as you don’t mention Corn Nuts. Because the last thing we need this year is someone going on and on about how crunchy and delicious they are. {nom nom nom crunch crunch nom nom mmmmm}

    Last time I ate a corn nut about 20 years ago, it cracked my tooth

    #49 2 years ago

    I’m so in, pm to come soon. Thanks on behalf of everyone for organizing.

    This is my first year but I followed last year. No real $$$ limit correct?

    #50 2 years ago

    Only just got into pinball this year, but super keen to be in on this

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