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biggrin.gif posted on 7-10-2023 at 21:07
2023 Science Madness Secret Santa – The fun begins!


Ho Ho Ho.


It is that time. And I am not talking about holmium.
This is the site where you can sign up to this year's Secret Santa. Add any thoughts or discussion if you wish. (I will close the other thread.)

No real big changes this year. Sign up finishes at the end of October.

Sign Up Link

[Edited on 5-11-2023 by j_sum1]
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[*] posted on 7-10-2023 at 23:33


Thanks for organising for another year j_sum1!
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[*] posted on 8-10-2023 at 05:49


Yes! Best online fun anywhere!



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[*] posted on 8-10-2023 at 08:07


Me! Me!



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[*] posted on 8-10-2023 at 08:20


That's fine, it's just a pity you don't want to organize an exchange of postcards, or at least postcards in an envelope in which you can send a small gift as a private letter without going through customs...
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[*] posted on 8-10-2023 at 10:58


Quote: Originally posted by Admagistr  
That's fine, it's just a pity you don't want to organize an exchange of postcards, or at least postcards in an envelope in which you can send a small gift as a private letter without going through customs...


You can still sent cards or small items in envelopes. Just ask for a list of addresses. I am just not going to organise it formally the way I did last year – it was a lot of extra work to put together a second permutation of names.
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[*] posted on 9-10-2023 at 08:06
Names


A list of participants would be good. I make the list cumulative(year over year) to include
people we haven't heard from in some time. Picked out the card already.




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[*] posted on 9-10-2023 at 09:03


Hi :D
I want to see how these works, where can i find rules and how to participate.
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[*] posted on 9-10-2023 at 09:05


You can still sent cards or small items in envelopes. Just ask for a list of addresses. I am just not going to organise it formally the way I did last year – it was a lot of extra work to put together a second permutation of names.[/rquote]

This is good news,thank you!I will participate in this way.Thank you j_sum1 for organizing this great event!Please send me the list of addresses.
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[*] posted on 9-10-2023 at 12:22


I'm in, always a fun time. Thanks to j_sum1.
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[*] posted on 11-10-2023 at 17:23


Giving this a bump.
Sign in link is on the first post.
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[*] posted on 15-10-2023 at 21:03


Bumpity bump bump.

Only six signed up so far. I know how this works -- you stall on signing up because you still have a couple of weeks and you want to take some time to put the details in properly.

I would hate to have anyone miss out and there are some very notable absences at the moment.
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[*] posted on 22-10-2023 at 16:59


Quote: Originally posted by Chem Science  
Hi :D
I want to see how these works, where can i find rules and how to participate.
Arkoma summarized the event nicely in last year's SMSS thread. This was the first one I was apart of and I really enjoyed it.

Quote: Originally posted by j_sum1  
Bumpity bump bump.

Only six signed up so far. I know how this works -- you stall on signing up because you still have a couple of weeks and you want to take some time to put the details in properly.
I've still gotta take stock of what nice chemicals I'd like to send (guess who bought too much oxalic acid last month?). I already have a few bottles labeled with my 'nice' handwriting.



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[*] posted on 25-10-2023 at 22:20


Only a few more days to get your info in. (And that includes me.)
I notice a number of regulars have not signed up yet. It would be bad to miss out. (There are a couple of mods on that list too.)

Sign ups close at the end of this month.
I will endeavour to message you your recipient details before Friday next week.
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[*] posted on 26-10-2023 at 10:16


I believe I filled it out, but now you have me second guessing myself…



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[*] posted on 26-10-2023 at 11:59


Quote: Originally posted by Texium  
I believe I filled it out, but now you have me second guessing myself…

No. You're in.
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[*] posted on 26-10-2023 at 12:41


Just remembered that I actually had to fill in the form, not just pipe up "I'm in!"



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[*] posted on 29-10-2023 at 16:21


hey all, how does this actually work?
want to join, but don't know what I need to do.

Edit: just read last years post, and don't think I will join. not enough money to buy things for others + anything I can buy will need to go through my parents first, who aren't the most friendly to the idea of sending lab things to strangers.

Sorry to disappoint everyone, Average.



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[*] posted on 29-10-2023 at 16:29


Quote: Originally posted by averageaussie  
hey yall, how does this actually work?
want to join, but dont know what I need to do.

Fill out the form (link in the top post). You'll be assigned a "Secret Santee" and a "Secret Santa". You send a chemistry-related gift to your Santee; and your Santa sends one to you. All in good fun.




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Quote: Originally posted by DraconicAcid  
Quote: Originally posted by averageaussie  
hey yall, how does this actually work?
want to join, but dont know what I need to do.

Fill out the form (link in the top post). You'll be assigned a "Secret Santee" and a "Secret Santa". You send a chemistry-related gift to your Santee; and your Santa sends one to you. All in good fun.


Hi, thanks for that. read through the post, and have edited my previous one.
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[*] posted on 29-10-2023 at 16:52


You don't have to send lab things. Some people send T-shirts, nifty rocks, local knick-knacks, etc.



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Quote: Originally posted by DraconicAcid  
You don't have to send lab things. Some people send T-shirts, nifty rocks, local knick-knacks, etc.

I know, but the first problem of money still applies. I don't earn much, and there really isn't anything that is worth sending over, money aside.
there aren't really any t-shirts exclusive to Australia (outside of REALLY tacky ones with some stupid slogan on them that annoy me to no end), same with nifty rocks (most unique thing would be opal but you can still get that elsewhere + far too expensive for me, and anything cheap enough for me to purchase is hella boring.)

Almost all local knick-knacks are just really tacky "I LOVE AUSTRALIA" merch with a kangaroo with the colours of the Australian flag, or a koala plush with a stereotypical cork hat with Aussie flag on it.
Cards are also out of the equation, my handwriting is atrocious, and I don't even know what I would write.

Sorry to disappoint everyone (again), but I will be skipping out on secret santa.
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[*] posted on 30-10-2023 at 15:50


I'm in! I even filled out the form yesterday, a shocking whole day before the deadline... I'm unsure if I've ever completed a task so early before a deadline before! I might have turned over a new leaf! ((I actually thought October only had 30 days. Now i'm ahead of deadlines and feeling lost...))

Looking forward to the secret santa! Thanks for organising this again Jsum!
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[*] posted on 31-10-2023 at 00:36


There are just hours left to sign up. (Probably 72 hours if I am realistic.)

I get the feeling that for many if us it has been "one of those years". SS might just be the kind of positive end you need.
Remember, it does not need to be extravagant. Just being able to connect with like-minded individuals could be the lift you need. If you have needed some convincing, just do it. :)

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[*] posted on 31-10-2023 at 05:50


Come on y’all, this is fun! You never know how it will turn out. One year I got the guy exactly what was on his list, never got a thank you, kiss my ass, anything. Next year I spent a LOT of money sending something to Europe. The guy tracked me down somehow, thanked me PROFUSELY, and that made me feel really good. No matter how it goes, it’s always great fun. Last year I missed it somehow, not purposely, and I sorely regretted it. It’s the best fun I’ve had online with like minded people.



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