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Oct 20, 2006 15:07 # 43519

null announces...

Second Annual NAO Kris Kringle!

I was about to post this in Current Events or Site Related, but then I felt the need to somehow brighten up this forum by adding something not entitled "NAO Outage" to it. :-)

So, as Mel's idea was a success last year, I'd like to invite you all to participate again (or for the first time) this year.

Here's how it works, the short version:

  • You go here and enter your NAO username and your address.

  • A couple weeks from now, all addresses will be sold to direct marketing companies will be thrown into a virtual hat. The virtual hat will be virtually shaken, and the computer will randomly distribute the addresses among the participants.

  • You send a small (that means inexpensive) Christmas present to the address you're given, and in turn receive a small present from another random person.

  • Everybody is happy about receiving a random present from a random stranger!

When life hands you a lemon, that's 40% of your RDA of vitamin C taken care of.

Nov 01, 2006 11:43 # 43568

andromacha *** has a suggestion...

Re: Second Annual NAO Kris Kringle!

Yep, already joined it, thanks :) I will make sure that Hawkeye joins too this year! I can't wait to know who will be the receiver of my present :)

One suggestion though: Would it be possible to start sooner this year? At least we should be more or less guaranteed of receiving the packets before Christmas. If it gets too soon, we just have to be patient and wait! However, I do think that it would be nice to be able to open it on Christmas day, don't you think? So, maybe if we could send everything by the 2nd week of November (like at most around the 20th), all the packets should be able to make it to wherever in the world, with a non very expensive postal fee. What do you think?

Italy no longer accepts illegal immigrants. Mr. B sink their boats!!!!!!!

Nov 01, 2006 13:42 # 43569

null has all the information you need...

Re: Second Annual NAO Kris Kringle!

I'm planning to distribute the addresses in about two weeks, so that everybody has at least five weeks to get & mail their present.

When life hands you a lemon, that's 40% of your RDA of vitamin C taken care of.

Nov 06, 2006 08:57 # 43606

null has all the information you need...

Re: Second Annual NAO Kris Kringle!

All right, seven people have joined the bunch so far, which is not bad :-) but I'm sure we can somehow talk another two people into participating.

The first of two e-mails will be sent this weekend. (Please make sure the e-mail address in your NAO profile is still valid.) It will tell you whether the recipient of your packet is male or female.

The second e-mail will be sent Thursday the 16th and contain your target person's real-life address. This means that your packet has at least five weeks (25-30 workdays, depending on how your postal service treats Saturdays) to get to its destination.

When life hands you a lemon, that's 40% of your RDA of vitamin C taken care of.

This post was edited by null on Nov 06, 2006.

Nov 12, 2006 13:04 # 43631

null announces...

Let's roll!

The first of two e-mails has been sent and should have arrived in your mailbox in the meantime. (If it's not there, check your Junk folder or talk to your spam filter)

It should look a lot like this one -

Hello your NAO user name here!

This is the first of two e-mails you'll receive.
The addresses have been randomly distributed, and will be revealed soon.
You now have a few days to get a small present (don't spend more than 10 bucks).

The recipient of your present is gender and has left the following comment:

----
Some text... or not
----

Below is your postal address, which will be sent to another participant in a few days.
Please make sure it's correct, and report mistakes ASAP.
(Make sure you've mentioned the country you live in!)
Your own real-life address

If you run into problems or have any questions, direct them to me - null@web-world.ch.

Merry Christmas!

If you didn't get this e-mail, please let me know ASAP and I'll send you a copy.

Happy present buying!

When life hands you a lemon, that's 40% of your RDA of vitamin C taken care of.

Nov 16, 2006 13:20 # 43633

null announces...

Aaand... Action!

The second e-mail has just been sent and should be in your inbox by now. Now have fun spreading the love everybody!
(Christmas is in a little more than five weeks. Remember to post your packet soon enough, overseas mail often takes up to four weeks or even more to arrive.)

Hello your NAO user name here!

You should have received a first e-mail a few days ago with the gender
of your target person and any additional comments they might have left.

Now please take the packet you've prepared, and send it to:

Real-life address, with or
without full or abbreviated
real-life name

Don't spend a fortune on postage, but if possible the packet should
arrive in time for Christmas. (Also, please check with your local
postal office for customs regulations, you might need to fill in
some small form informing the customs people about the packet's contents.)

If you run into problems or have any questions, direct them to me - null@web-world.ch.

Merry Christmas!

When life hands you a lemon, that's 40% of your RDA of vitamin C taken care of.

Nov 17, 2006 17:52 # 43638

Anonymous isn't happy...

Re: Aaand... Action!

Boah I just spent a fortune on postage! I wasn't aware of that being so expensive! I think I seldom made such an expensive present before. But what to do? You can't just buy something that fits in a small envelope. Maybe for next year we should only bring people together who live on the same continent! I hope it arrives intactly and delivers a little bit of joy :)

This post was edited by Anonymous on Nov 17, 2006.

Nov 19, 2006 20:25 # 43641

ginsterbusch *** replies...

Re: Aaand... Action!

Well, mine'll fit into a parcel :)
Alas, the postage costs were the first I looked up after receiving the address whom I'm going to send a present.

cu, w0lf.

beards are cool. every villain has one!

Nov 20, 2006 15:50 # 43644

andromacha *** replies...

Re: Aaand... Action!

Mine can fit into a parcel too, even though I have no idea about the postal rates yet :P I guess I will find out tomorrow at the post office ;)

And now... guess who is the lucky receiver of my present :D

Italy no longer accepts illegal immigrants. Mr. B sink their boats!!!!!!!

Dec 06, 2006 14:05 # 43673

Anonymous replies...

Re: Aaand... Action!

The package to Japan is on its way too. Should be there in up to a week or so, according to what I have been told.


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