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HO HO HO! It is time to sign up for 2014 FT Secret Santa!

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Remember to PM wharvey when you ship your gifts out (including contents and tracking numbers) and when you receive presents (including contents)!
This wikipost is not a completely authoritative resource of Secret Santa progress, but a resource to see what everyone has received
Don't forget to include pictures if you can!



Alternatively: To include pictures in your posts, upload your picture to somewhere on the internet (a list of sites can be found in the wiki here). Then, use the image tags to post the picture, making sure to use the URL of the picture itself instead of the webpage ([IMG]the URL of the picture[/IMG], making sure that the URL contains the .JPG/.PNG/.GIF/whatever).

Gifts Sent
98103 (2)
aaucello (4)
adampenrith (1)
AhogZ (3)
AMRivlin (4)
Artemio
AZinAZ (1)
B7e7US (4)
BelfastFlyer
Bravada04 (1)
canforce (2)
CDTraveler (2)
cmn.jcs (1)
CPH-Flyer (1)
DevilDawg1960 (5)
davrossuk (2)
dibby (2)
Dolphin2 (1)
elleana (2)
evanderm (3)
flipstah (3)
FlyingCow (3)
FlyerBeek (2)
flyerred
hdawg (6)
HGHUA
houseontheprairie (1)
iamthehpt (6)
In2ishn (1)
jameslon (3)
Jamier45
JanoSicek (2)
Jinxy (6)
JVPhoto (2)
KelseyR (2)
KennyBSAT (2)
kipper (2)
levenhopper (5)
maskedmesothorium (1)
miffSC (4 )
MissJoeyDFW (2)
missydarlin (2)
MrDplus (4)
ndrk (2)
nlkm9 (1)
nomadic.relief (2)
oliver2002(1)
Onfo (1)
onthewaytoadventure (1)
pbjag (3)
Philfna
plon (2)
Points Scrounger (1)
Polomarc (1)
PSUPaul (4)
Redhead (6)
rwoman (2)
rxfleming (3)
SalishSea (2)
sandratravels (1)
santina91 (2)
sahiljain22 (1)
SESTAR (1)
Shuai Zeng (2)
sinecure (6)
SJLandsverk (5)
sorjai (1)
steveman518 (6)
stingtx (2)
SwissCircle (5)
TangoThree (2)
The Deal Mommy (5)
Timmy83 (2)
TokyoFoodie (2)
tonetone28 (2)
TravellingBeard (1)
tzvilev (2)
vishalgupta (1)
WellieinWI
WiscAZ (1)
WooFly (1)
yunicorner (1)

Gifts Received
Include pictures of you can!
Please only link to a post once you have opened your gifts and posted the contents!
98103 #1 #2
aaucello #1 #2 #3 (and maybe 4?)
Ahogz #1 (part 2) #2 #3
AMRivlin #1 #2 #3
Arsey00
Artimio #1
AZinAZ #1
B7e7US #1 #2
basejump #1 #2
BelfastFlyer #1 #2
BigRedBears #1
Bravada04 #1 #2
BXIAN #1 unwrapped #2 (filled)
canforce #1 #2
catarina #1 (part 2) #2 #3 #4 #5
Catman #1
CDTraveler #1 #2 #3
ckidder331 #1
cmn.jcs #1
CPH-Flyer #1
davrossuk #1
DevilDawg1960 #1 #2 #3 #4 #5
dibby #1 #2
Dolphin2 #1
duberville #1 #2
elleana #1 #2
erikatcuse #1 #2? #3
evanderm #1 #2 #3
flipstah #1 (part 2) #2 #3
FlyerBeek #1 #2
flyerred #1
Flyingcow #1 #2 #3 #4
Glamette #1 #2
grbflyer #1
GrinAndBearIt #1 (part 2)
hdawg #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6
HGHUA #1
houseontheprairie #1
iamthehpt #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6
In2ishn #1 #2
indianinhawaii #1
jameslon #1 #2 #3
Jamier45 #1
JanoSicek #1 #2 (part 2)
jdshscja #1 #2 #3 #4
jelliot04 #1
Jinxy #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11
joshua362 #1 #2 #3 #4 #5
JVPhoto #1 #2 #3
KelseyR #1 #2 #3
kenme1 #1
KennyBSAT #1 #2
kipper #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 (part 2) #9 (part 2 of some gift?)
levenhopper #1 #2 #3 #4 #5
lisamcgu #1 #2
LM225 #1
maskedmesothorium #1
mattt22 #1 #2
mbassom #1
medichill #1 #2
MiffSC #1 #2 #3#4
miko2a #1 #2 (part 2) #3
Mileage Lover #1 #2
Milz02315 #1
MissJoeyDFW #1 #2
missydarlin #1 #2 #3 (with pictures)
MrDplus #1 #2 #3 (part 2) #4
mtneer1969 #1 #2 and the rest? #3
ndrk #1
Nicksterguy #1 #2 #3 #4
nlkm9 #1
nomadic.relief #1 #2
nwncl #1 #2
nyr2299 #1
ohlradio #2
oliver2002 #1 (with pictures)
onfo #1
onthewaytoadventure #1
pbjag #1 (part 2) #2 #3
Philatravelgirl #1
plon #1a #1b #1c #2 #3
Points Scrounger #1 #2
Polomarc #1
PSUPaul #1 (and results) #2 #3 #4
Redhead #1 #2 #3 (with pictures) #4 (part 2) #5 #6 #7
revaharj #1 #2 #3
rwoman #1 #2 (with pics)
rxfleming #1 #2-#? #3
sahiljain22 #1
SalishSea #1 #2
sandratravels #1
santina #1 #2
SESTAR #1
Shocker077 #1
Shuai Zheng #1 #2
sinecure #1 #2
singtx #1 #2
SJLandsverk #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8
SnowCrash51295 #1 #2
sorjai #1
SteveHK #1
steveman518 #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6
SwissCircle #1 #2 (part 2) #3 #4
tango3 #1
TangoThree #1 #2
tanzaniancane #1 #2 #3
tcl #1 #2
timmy83 #1 #2
The Deal Mommy #1 #2 #3-#6
TokyoFoodie #1 #2 #3
tonetone28 #1 #2 (unwrapped)
TravellingBeard #1 #2
TTT #1
tzvilev #1 #2
UA191 #1 #2
vishalgupta22 #1
weather/Mr weather #1 (part 2) #2
WellieinWI #1
WiscAZ #1
WooFly #1
yunicorner #1 (part 2) (with pictures)
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Old Jan 7, 15, 6:54 am
  #946  
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
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Thank you, miko2a, for your second gift! It is a really noble gesture on your side to make up for something that wasn't even your fault, as the original gift somehow went missing. I guess that is the true spirit behind FT Secret Santa

For the record, I want to state again publicly that I'm really happy with all gifts received - even if I'm hopeless regarding posting pictures. I'm seriously considering adding an extra bookcase at home!
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Old Jan 7, 15, 10:16 am
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Message just sent out:

Dear Santa participants,

I know you are tired of getting messages from me... and I appreciate those of you who respond back to me. Please understand that I have very many people that have not received their gifts.

I am trying my best to close out SS2014 but need your help.

My records show that you have not reported to me as receiving ALL your gifts... or have not responded at all. I know many of you have responded to me... some as late as earlier this week.

Can I ask that you take the time to respond to me one more time? Or for the first time if you have ignored my other messages?

I will take no response back... as "I have received my gift" and will not bother you any more.

Below is your FT handle and the number of gifts I show as "missing" or "not reported".

Please verify or update.

Thanks in advance,

William

98103 - 1
Antinseattle - 3
Arsey00 - 1
Babybuns29 - 4
Catarina - 4
Chang Hung - 1
Ckidder331 - 1
Danielbk - 4
Davrossuk - 1
Durberville - 1
Eliteweb - 1
Flieduk - 2
Flipstah - 1
Flyerbeek - 1
Haa - 1
Iantolee - 1
Janosicek - 1
Jinxy - 1
Llbean - 1
Miko2a - 2
Nomadic.relief - 1
PSUpaul - 1
Roadwarrior365 - 1
Shuai Zeng - 1
SjLandsverk - 1
Steveman518 - 1
Tcl - 1
Upupandaway23 - 1
Venkol - 1
Weather - 5
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Old Jan 7, 15, 10:47 am
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I see that one of my gift recipients is on the "hasn't informed Santa" list and unless they've asked separately, their initial request was for one assignment. I hope it was received and well appreciated, I didn't have very much to go on. The postal tracking shows a signed delivery. Because it was sent directly from the merchant I hope the personal note that it was from Secret Santa got passed along.

Oh well...
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Old Jan 7, 15, 11:03 am
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That person is one of the many people that have ignored my many private messages and emails.

Originally Posted by evanderm View Post
I see that one of my gift recipients is on the "hasn't informed Santa" list and unless they've asked separately, their initial request was for one assignment. I hope it was received and well appreciated, I didn't have very much to go on. The postal tracking shows a signed delivery. Because it was sent directly from the merchant I hope the personal note that it was from Secret Santa got passed along.

Oh well...
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Old Jan 7, 15, 11:46 am
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Originally Posted by FlyingCow View Post
Thank you, miko2a, for your second gift! It is a really noble gesture on your side to make up for something that wasn't even your fault, as the original gift somehow went missing. I guess that is the true spirit behind FT Secret Santa

For the record, I want to state again publicly that I'm really happy with all gifts received - even if I'm hopeless regarding posting pictures. I'm seriously considering adding an extra bookcase at home!

This was my first year doing this and I learned an important lesson. Take good notes and don't throw away your shipping receipts. And maybe I'll ship UPS next time. I'm just hoping a few months from now the original package magically shows up
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Old Jan 7, 15, 9:21 pm
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Does ignore mean 'logged on and read but did not reply' or 'did not log on'? Although I appreciate that it's probably far too much work to check, perhaps some people are still on holiday / travelling and did not have much chance to log on to FT. I myself probably didn't log on for two weeks or so over Christmas and New Years'.
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Old Jan 7, 15, 9:26 pm
  #952  
 
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I'm still getting requests for follow up. I'm happy to make inquiries to/from your Secret Santa.

I'll see what I can do. Send me PM's for followup. ^
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Old Jan 8, 15, 4:58 am
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Originally Posted by elleana View Post
Does ignore mean 'logged on and read but did not reply' or 'did not log on'? Although I appreciate that it's probably far too much work to check, perhaps some people are still on holiday / travelling and did not have much chance to log on to FT. I myself probably didn't log on for two weeks or so over Christmas and New Years'.
Did you open your gifts and acknowledge on here as well as messaging wharvey to say what you got?
Sadly wharvey knows people have read his messages but have ignored them.
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Old Jan 8, 15, 8:41 am
  #954  
 
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Sorry for the belated posts, but I wanted to say thank you to my SS (singtx) for a fantastic set of gifts that came in over December (sorry, I couldn't wait to open them)

I got a set of goodies from Anson Mills (fantastic grain products), A selection of Korean Treats, socks, bottle kimono, bookmark, an Auburn Hoodie, and a very cool coin from his base in Korea!

Thank you again for the great gifts!

(some things are missing from the picture because I might have eaten them )

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Old Jan 8, 15, 9:23 am
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Can be both; I also sent emails to their alternate contact info... so there is no excuse.

I have checked.... and most have checked in on FT.... and I can even see they read my PM to them.

Originally Posted by elleana View Post
Does ignore mean 'logged on and read but did not reply' or 'did not log on'? Although I appreciate that it's probably far too much work to check, perhaps some people are still on holiday / travelling and did not have much chance to log on to FT. I myself probably didn't log on for two weeks or so over Christmas and New Years'.
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Old Jan 8, 15, 10:08 am
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I see my secret santa recipient on this list...
Just forwarded Amazon confirmations to your gmail...

Originally Posted by wharvey View Post
Message just sent out:

Dear Santa participants,

I know you are tired of getting messages from me... and I appreciate those of you who respond back to me. Please understand that I have very many people that have not received their gifts.

I am trying my best to close out SS2014 but need your help.

My records show that you have not reported to me as receiving ALL your gifts... or have not responded at all. I know many of you have responded to me... some as late as earlier this week.

Can I ask that you take the time to respond to me one more time? Or for the first time if you have ignored my other messages?

I will take no response back... as "I have received my gift" and will not bother you any more.

Below is your FT handle and the number of gifts I show as "missing" or "not reported".

Please verify or update.

Thanks in advance,

William

98103 - 1
Antinseattle - 3
Arsey00 - 1
Babybuns29 - 4
Catarina - 4
Chang Hung - 1
Ckidder331 - 1
Danielbk - 4
Davrossuk - 1
Durberville - 1
Eliteweb - 1
Flieduk - 2
Flipstah - 1
Flyerbeek - 1
Haa - 1
Iantolee - 1
Janosicek - 1
Jinxy - 1
Llbean - 1
Miko2a - 2
Nomadic.relief - 1
PSUpaul - 1
Roadwarrior365 - 1
Shuai Zeng - 1
SjLandsverk - 1
Steveman518 - 1
Tcl - 1
Upupandaway23 - 1
Venkol - 1
Weather - 5
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Old Jan 8, 15, 10:09 am
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Many thanks to my Secret Santa for not only some really cool physical gifts (see previous post - a book and scratch-off map), but also a $50 Air Canada gift card!
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Old Jan 8, 15, 11:26 am
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My gift was hiding from me, it is now received most gratefully. And it's pretty awesome! Thank you, Secret Santa!!
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Old Jan 8, 15, 12:00 pm
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Amazing what one can find in their spam folder!

Glad I could point you in the right direction... and I apologize to your Santa for the several messages I sent.

Originally Posted by Arsey00 View Post
My gift was hiding from me, it is now received most gratefully. And it's pretty awesome! Thank you, Secret Santa!!
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Old Jan 8, 15, 12:29 pm
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A special thanks to vapro10s for a whole slew of goodies.

I get to try out the eagle creek packing system ... so many options, decisions decisions

Got a sweet purple SPG hat, keychain from the US open and 2 drinks at a Kimpton restaurant ... conveniently the Brice down the street from me has a great restaurant in it (we had my birthday dinner there this past year) ... and its one of if not my favorite bars in savannah. They make a mean manhattan.

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