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    Default Secret Santas

    I was wondering if anybody would like to do Secret Santas this year. We could set a limit on gifts. It could be a lot of fun to hear from your fellow trovers during the holidays!

    Any takers? PM me if you're interested and I'll work out the details from there. Thanks!

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    So it looks like this is taking off... When you PM me, go ahead and give me your address, gender, and age.

    We are setting a cap at $20. That's $20 MAX, folks. No need to spend that much if you have the perfect gift for $10!

    And of course, remember the links to Amazon and our F******S Tweleve gear! (mods, feel free to post links. We have no shame here...)

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    Carol, you have a heart of gold girl!

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    Default What about one with artwork?

    Hi,

    Great idea.

    I was thinking, what about doing one where we sent art?

    For example, we would "secretly" send one piece of our art in our particular medium (painting, sculpture, craft, sketch, photography), with another twelever. We would just need to limit the size and scope of the piece. This way we could send something in our repetoire that has already been created, or create a piece with our recipient in mind!

    Just thought I'd throw it out there, here in "Creative Corner".

    Great Idea, kinda makes me nervous to share gender,add,&age with someone I don't know, but great idea anyway. Maybe you should think about limiting it to a certain age group so as not to offend someones parents and prevent a problem, or require parental permission.

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    Hey Tree;

    Thanks for your thoughtful consideration. I'm afraid we wouldn't have much participation if we limited the gifts to a piece of artwork; not everyone shares your talent or confidence there.

    As for being uncomfortable with sharing your address, then don't do it. This is just a voluntary thing, another fun part of Tweleve. Nobody is forcing the members to participate. It'll be hard to send you a gift without knowing your address. I'd like to point out that only two people will ever know your address, name, and age... me and your Santa. For what it's worth, I'm not someone to be feared! I may be wrong, but so far the few folks who have jumped on this idea are the ones you'd expect to be honorable and respectful in their gift giving.

    I'd like to proceed as we had set it up before. If you'd like to join us, all the better!

    Carol

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    Just sharing suggestions in the forum.

    I did not pm you with my info, so I guess you can assume I already did what you suggested, and am not taking part.

    As far as the suggestion for age and such, I was just lookin out for a fellow trover, as I am a parent, and would be concerned. I know you are harmless, but others who ask for the info may not be, and if a user deals with someone harmless and kind such as yourself, they may be inclined to share with others who are not , so I was just giving a heads up!

    I think that there are a lot of talented people on this site, and I don't generally think my art is that great when compared to other artists here and elsewhere. I was not trying to toot my own horn, just thought it would be fun to have something another trover created instead of bought, didn't say it had to be of a certain quality. I thought it would be a neat suggestion to have something someone put themselves into. I happen to love things others create.

    I take it you took offense to my post , which was not my intention. I do not see how I came off that way, but anyways, this is an open forum and I was just adding suggestions to your ideas, the way you do, and all of us do. Sorry bout that..

    But, oh well, no harm done, no harm intended.

    I still think your idea is great.

    I just happen to be a overprotective, paranoid person when it comes to personal info, and I was stating that.. So, sometimes ignoring my little paranoid rants, is not a bad idea.

    Thank you anyway!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tree_painter
    I take it you took offense to my post , which was not my intention.
    Not at all - the trouble with a forum like this is that you can't read inflection or tone. Your idea to create a gift rather than purchase one is good; I only wanted to point out that asking people to do so might intimidate them into not participating. You'll note from my second post here that I pointed out that nobody had to spend money unnecessarily.

    FYI; I am a mother of two and share your concerns over sharing personal information. I don't know how to do this without getting a little personal, however, and to me, that is the point. How do you send a gift without an address? I'm open to the suggestion of excluding your name and age; I only thought that information might help Santas target their gifts more appropriately to the recipient.

    This may all be a moot point since the Beetle token was found - we'll see if the forum even survives. (I bet the Creative Corner will!)

    Thanks again for your thoughts.

    Carol

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