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Forums - Website Topics - Is there any interest amongst Wii owners in doing a Secret Santa event?

Just like the thread topic says. Got the idea from NeoGAF. Essentially, trusted members who own a Wii can sign up to give (and receive!) a downloadable game to/from another member in their country. I think it'd be a nice touch for this site to have.

So, is there any interest in this idea? Or are we all just Scrooges at heart?



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I think that is a great idea. If I had money right now I'd be up for it but I don't want to end up cheating someone out of a gift so I'll pass unfortunately. :[



Gasp

I love this idea

I would participate



I would participate. Maybe have a minimum 1000 posts. Or something else to prevent cheating.

But yeah, they idea is awesome.



BengaBenga said:
I would participate. Maybe have a minimum 1000 posts. Or something else to prevent cheating.

But yeah, they idea is awesome.

In the Penny Arcade forums, the Secret Santa evet is pretty simple: you don't send a gift after you've signed up, and you're banned.

Forever.

Now I'm not saying that that's a necessary thing to do but I think it would add a nice layer of security in addition to the postcount minimum.



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I don't mind doing it. The games are super cheap. I've already sent games to a few people around these parts just because that's the kind of guy I am. If you guys go with it, just let me know.



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Khuutra said:
BengaBenga said:
I would participate. Maybe have a minimum 1000 posts. Or something else to prevent cheating.

But yeah, they idea is awesome.

In the Penny Arcade forums, the Secret Santa evet is pretty simple: you don't send a gift after you've signed up, and you're banned.

Forever.

Now I'm not saying that that's a necessary thing to do but I think it would add a nice layer of security in addition to the postcount minimum.

The only problem I see is that it's quite easy to set up an alternate account here, so a permaban isn't all that big a punishment. Maybe we can have a voucher system, in which one or two other members have to vouch for you being trustworthy?  Although the minimum post thing is a good idea, even if 1000 seems a tad high. I'll think of something.

And glad to hear that there's some interest. I'll get the ball rolling next week, and we can send out our gifts about a week before Christmas.

 



I think this is a very cool idea, but what about the risk of giving someone a game he or she already owns?



Chrizum said:
I think this is a very cool idea, but what about the risk of giving someone a game he or she already owns?

 

You can't. You'll get a message that he/she already owns that game.



Alright. And what about price? Would it be possible to send someone a 500 point game and to receive a 1500 point game? 'Cause that would be somewhat unfair.