Magic Library Holiday Gift Exchange - Unlimited Edition

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Magic Library Holiday Gift Exchange - Unlimited Edition

Post by ANALOG_KID » Sun Oct 15, 2006 2:49 am

Greetings all!
Welcome to the Unlimited Edition of the Magic Library Holiday Gift Exchange. =D>
For those of you in the audience joining us for the first time.....
I’m Analog_Kid. My wife MoonSprite and I are your hosts and have again volunteered our services to coordinate things this years gift exchange.
First we'd like to thank Ralph for graciously allowing us to continue this event and thanks also to Sylvanstu (wherever he is) for having started this annual (hopefully) event.
(Our apologies in advance for the length of the post.) :-*)

What is it? :-\
It's a celebration of goodwill and community spirit among the members of the Magic Library. We come here with a shared interest and very often have been enlightened or at least entertained, by the things we see or read here. The gift exchange is a fun way to participate in the sense of comraderie with your fellow members and make new friends.
Basically, participants put their names in the hat, we draw names at random for each participant and they send something (usually/ preferrably Magic related) as a surprise gift at the holidays. (Often called a Secret Santa.)

Why the Unlimited Edition?
Magic inside humor, of course. ;-)
Sylvanstu started the gift exchange in 2004. The following year when MoonSprite and I first volunteered she commented that calling it the “2nd annualâ€￾ just didn't quite capture the spirit of the event. She said calling it the Beta Edition seemed more fitting.
She couldn't have been more right!
Naturally, we had to call this one the Unlimited Edition. :-D
To keep the joke running, next year would be the Revised Edition with subsequent years designated with the appropriate base set edition.

Now, on to the Gift Exchange.

We have a few guidelines and suggestions that we'd like to go over, to get things started.
Please read them carefully.

All members are eligible to participate.
(Excluding the 3 last year who felt it was better just to receive than to give. Names will not be mentioned, but have been duly noted.)

There is an arbitrary (approximate) price limit of about $25 US. (shipping costs not included.)
Shipping will be the "givers" responsibility. (Please contact us if that is a challenge for you.)

From now until 6pm (California time) November 3, 2006 we will be taking “registrations."

We would request you send via PM to either of our mailboxes the following information:
Name ( real name & library name)
Mailing Address (or address you would like items shipped to).
A valid email address (other than the Magic Library.) you may be contacted at.
(Optional, but highly recommended) a “wishlist.â€￾ (try to keep the list under 25 line items.)
We will also need to know if you are willing/ able to ship internationally.

Your information (excluding your email) will be provided ONLY to the person who draws your name.

Confirmed participants will have their Library names listed at the bottom of this first post once we have received their information.
You CANNOT be confirmed until after we have rec'd your information.

We understand that life has its complications and challenges so, if for ANY reason you are unable or not willing to participate to the fullest, please let us know AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

Names will be drawn from the “Magic Hatâ€￾ and participants notified (via PM or email) during the weekend of Nov. 4th-5th.

Due to an increased amount of postal workloads at that time of year, we are requesting that persons shipping internationally (overseas) have their items shipped no later than Nov. 28, 2005.
This is recommended due to possible delays in customs.
Those with domestic shipping should ship by Dec. 8, 2005. This is so the items can hopefully arrive on time to their respective destinations.

We would like members to notify us when they ship gifts AND when they receive them.
Although it is not necessary, if you would like to provide us with a tracking number (delivery confirmation, registered mail, or other means of following items progress) for the gift, we will graciously keep the number for your references.

Here are some suggestions maximize the experience for the community.

1) Research your recipient. Spend some time reading through their posts
to try to discover what they collect. Part of the fun is in getting to know
people and trying to please them. (You're recipients wishlist will be provided on request, if they supplied one.)

2) If you can't find something that you know is on their wishlist, try to find
interesting, oddball things that they may not have seen. Customizing a card(s) is an idea for those rich in creativity but poor in pocketbook.
The goal should be creativity rather than bottom line eBay value.

3) The gifts should not be given anonymously, we are trying to make friends.
You may publicly post that you received (please wait until after Dec. 19, 2005 to post) and if you like, WHAT you received if you are thrilled so the person responsible will know.

Please DO NOT puplicly post who sent you your gift and you should ALWAYS privately acknowledge a gift.

4) $25.00 is the suggested value for gifts but please give whatever you want to give and think is appropriate for the magic rarities community.
If you are thinking of sending standard commons or would be upset if that is what you received, it might better if you didn't participate.

If you have ANY questions or concerns, please contact us. We will do our best to answer and assist you.
Best wishes to all and have a wonderful day!
Analog & MoonSprite

Confirmed (registered) Participants: (date info rec'd) :-)
Agzz -
Analog_Kid - Rec'd a package
Bigfatkitty -
BillyThrill -
Dilligaf -
Dragsamou -
Ende73 -
Goobafish -
Hammr7 -
K005342 -
Mahdishain -
Me-and_we -
Misterpid -
MoonSprite - Rec'd a package
Notsofasteddie - Rec'd a package
Pickle.69 -
Rick21n - Rec'd a package
Secretgiant -
TerraFrost -
Volcanon -
Last edited by ANALOG_KID on Fri Dec 15, 2006 4:38 pm, edited 15 times in total.

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Post by GraueEminenz » Sun Oct 15, 2006 4:42 pm

Call me in!
I hope to pull Mike ... still around 7 Dakmors here!
Greetings
Jan

EDIT: :-/ Am I on a blacklist? Or why am I not recorded?
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Post by pickle.69 » Sun Oct 15, 2006 5:54 pm

me too please
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Post by goobafish » Sun Oct 15, 2006 8:55 pm

Im in!

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Re: Magic Library Holiday Gift Exchange - Unlimited Edition

Post by ende73 » Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:10 am

ANALOG_KID wrote:All members are eligible to participate.
(Excluding the 3 last year who felt it was better just to receive than to give. Names will not be mentioned,
Why not publish these names? I have always failed to understand why we must protect rippers' identities on these boards.

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Post by Volcanon » Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:35 pm

I'll join. I'm sure all the promos I'm hoarding from japan will be desired by somebody.

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Post by misterpid » Tue Oct 17, 2006 10:40 pm

I'm in.
Always looking for:
Legends Presence of the Master (English or Italian)
Dark Sorrow's Path (English or Italian)
Non-English Contract From Below.

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Post by ANALOG_KID » Sat Oct 21, 2006 6:29 am

Two weeks left to get your wishlists to us. ;-)
We hope that everyone that expressed interest signs up.
Join in the fun!

Remember:
Confirmed participants will have their Library names listed at the bottom of the top post once we have received their information.
You CANNOT be confirmed until AFTER we have rec'd your information.

Don't wait until the last minute!

Have a great day!
MoonSprite & A.K.

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Post by bigfatkitty » Sun Oct 22, 2006 2:53 am

Is this different than the one I joined a few weeks ago? If not why have we restared the list and where is my name?
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Post by MoonSprite » Sun Oct 22, 2006 3:39 am

Hi,
The post from 3 weeks ago was more of an announcement to let everybody know that THIS posting is the "official" sign-up/ registration.
Confused? :-\
(So is A.K. sometimes. ;-) )

If you want your name on the list, please send us your information and if possible, a "wishlist".
Confirmed participants will have their Library names listed at the bottom of the first post once we have received their information.
You CANNOT be confirmed until after we have rec'd your information.

When we get your info BFK, we will happily add you to the list. :-))
Same goes for everyone else that would like to participate. :-)

Have a wonderful weekend all!

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Post by ANALOG_KID » Sat Oct 28, 2006 6:12 am

One more week until we pull names.
Still waiting for some folks who signed up to send their info. :-\
Don't miss out on the fun!
Join in! ;-)

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Post by dragsamou » Thu Nov 02, 2006 9:23 am

Hi.
Who's Member BillyThrill - 11/1 ?
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Post by TerraFrost » Thu Nov 02, 2006 2:25 pm

dragsamou wrote:Hi.
Who's Member BillyThrill - 11/1 ?
Somebody without any posts:

http://www.magiclibrary.net/phpBB2/prof ... illyThrill

...

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Post by pickle.69 » Thu Nov 02, 2006 2:58 pm

TerraFrost wrote:
dragsamou wrote:Hi.
Who's Member BillyThrill - 11/1 ?
Somebody without any posts:

http://www.magiclibrary.net/phpBB2/prof ... illyThrill

...
that joined today.
that sounds nice.
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Post by ANALOG_KID » Thu Nov 02, 2006 5:23 pm

pickle.69 wrote:
TerraFrost wrote:
dragsamou wrote:Hi.
Who's Member BillyThrill - 11/1 ?
Somebody without any posts:

http://www.magiclibrary.net/phpBB2/prof ... illyThrill

...
that joined today.
that sounds nice.
He's a gentleman I met at California Champs.
His taste in Magic runs on the eclectic side (not unlike many of us here in the Library).
He already knew about the forum and I've seen some of his stuff.
I just provided the nudge to get him to actually sign up for his Library card.
The fact that he has not posted yet doesn't mean he's any less eccentric than the rest of us. ;-D
Have a great one all!

NEXT TO LAST CALL FOR REGISTRATION!!
Join in the fun! ;-)

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