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Smack Santa 2018 ELF Sign Up

Postby Smack Santa » September 3rd, 2018, 3:39 am

Ho ho ho!

I know we're a mite early for our usual holiday shenanigans, but given how short-notice we rolled out things last year, I'm hoping to make up for it this year. That said, I'm putting out the call for helper elves early.

What Santa Needs Help With
-Coding: Old Saint Nick is, well, old, guys. Computers are not his forte, and while Santa is working on it, he is not very code-savvy. So if we have anybody good at building comic sites that would be able to get one built between now and mid-December, Santa would appreciate the help.

-Gift Elves: These are the folks who volunteer to make gifts for those who get scrooged (don't receive a gift) or grinched (receive a lackluster or terrible gift). These are the people that ultimately save the day for the people that would otherwise have a real sad Secret Santa event, so take this job seriously. The notice for these to roll out will come out Christmas day (after the turn-in deadline) and will need to come in as quickly as possible, so please take this into account before committing.

Sign-ups for volunteers will continue until October 1st. After that, sign ups for PARTICIPANTS will start. Looking forward to the event. Santa thanks you all in advance!
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Re: Smack Santa 2018 ELF Sign Up

Postby pixlyJolt » September 12th, 2018, 2:41 pm

*le GASPU
Um, I am really good with coding...but I have a really tight schedule here at school & with my homework...being a new teen is stressing for me...so I could probably work on one...but I’m not too sure. *le practically me :arrow: :geek: *
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Re: Smack Santa 2018 ELF Sign Up

Postby Squirreltastic-Blue » September 12th, 2018, 4:02 pm

Hey, Santa. My team would happily handle all the dirty work for you this year if you're interested. PM me.
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Re: Smack Santa 2018 ELF Sign Up

Postby JoKeR » September 13th, 2018, 2:32 pm

I think this year I will be a Gift Elf. :mrgreen:
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Re: Smack Santa 2018 ELF Sign Up

Postby Zin Trollborn » September 14th, 2018, 3:13 am

can we have more details? (sorry I only joined SJ this year)
I'm interested to be a gift elf, but during exactly when to when elves need to be able to make stuff? what is the deadline for the normal event (christmas day maybe?) and deadline for the elves?
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Re: Smack Santa 2018 ELF Sign Up

Postby eishiya » September 14th, 2018, 9:09 am

Zin Trollborn wrote:can we have more details? (sorry I only joined SJ this year)
I'm interested to be a gift elf, but during exactly when to when elves need to be able to make stuff? what is the deadline for the normal event (christmas day maybe?) and deadline for the elves?

The deadline for the normal event is "Christmas day", as the OP says. The deadline is "as soon as possible", since everyone wants their gift by Christmas. Ideally, a gift elf should have their gift done in 1-2 days, but a little longer is acceptable (gifts are usually posted in series rather than all at once, so some gifts are posted up to a couple of days later, depending on the number of participants). Because of the tight deadline, gift elves need to be committed and ready to work at a moment's notice during the days around Christmas.
Very rarely, gift elves get lucky and someone who is unable to deliver their gift notifies the head elves ahead of time, and the gift elf can get their gift done before the deadline. Usually though, the Christmas deadline comes and there's no gift, so that's when the gift elves start working.

Since this is your first time participating in the SJ Secret Santa, I recommend starting out as Secret Santa (sign-ups start Oct 1) just to get a feel for how it all works, when stuff gets posted, etc. You could see if you can spot which gifts came from gift elves ;D And then next year, you could try being a gift elf once you're familiar with the way the way Secret Santa goes on SJ.
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Re: Smack Santa 2018 ELF Sign Up

Postby Zin Trollborn » September 15th, 2018, 4:20 am

I wanted to be gift-elf because I can draw quickly, but indeed, I have no idea how the event works :lol:
I'll look forward to it! ^^
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Re: Smack Santa 2018 ELF Sign Up

Postby Yenzala » September 19th, 2018, 10:47 am

I'd like to be a gift elf please!
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