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Hungary Bill (Forum Supporter)
Hungary Bill (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
12/1/22 7:56 a.m.

Hello everyone and welcome to December!  (You didn't think I forgot, did ya?)

It's that time of year!  Where forum members from around the world tax our respective postal systems mercilessly in an effort to ditch all the junk that we were able to dredge up from around our garage and ditch it on some unsuspecting soul with whom we've only ever had the loosest of internet based relationship with (Applause!).

Just like last year, I'll create an excel spreadsheet, pair people up, and get everyone out in one batch.  This year has been an increadibly taxing one.  Even still, I think we can run the signups from now until about the 23rd of December, after which I'll send out everyone's partners on the 26th and 27th.  Stragglers are always welcome.  As long as I can find another straggler to pair you up with, I can get you added in so please don't be afraid to ask to jump in late.

If you'd like to play this year simply PM me with:

  • your GRM Forum name

  • Your real name

  • Your current address

Please title the e-mail "GRM New Year Game 2022" and please don't post your personal information in this thread.

Also in your e-mail please note whether or not you'd be willing to ship international (we have some members from all around the world now who would like to participate).  In years previous we've had a surplus of people willing to ship international versus international people wanting to participate.  If you were on the fence because of your geographical location, please don't let it stop you from joining in the fun.

The rules:

Something "automotive" or "laying around the garage" tends to be the norm (offerings to the gods of speed, random car parts, garage reading material, war trophies, stuff you just don't want, etc). You can deviate from this by buying something strictly for the game but you do so at your own risk.  A gift that fits in a flat rate box (size of your choosing) has been the norm in the past, but is by no means a hard and fast rule.  You may ship something bigger if the standard postal sizes do not fit your ideas.

We call this a "New Years Game" because we're all busy enough as it is around the holidays and there's no sense in adding to the cluster.  In saying that, there is no real deadline to have your gift sent out but please be considerate of your giftee.   Having a box in the mail sometime before January 15, 2023 would be a good deadline to set if you were looking for a timeframe and ideally we'd like all the gifts to be received before February 28th.  (It really makes the game drag on after that, so earlier is better).

Please note that I will not give you the screen name of the person you're gifting to.   There has been some back and forth discussion on this in the past, but I believe this helps keep any on-screen bias from getting into the game.  However, I'm not above sending hints (to help you tailor your gift), and many people in the past have used their detective skills with much success.  

Since we're doing the lists and giftings in one batch again this year I think we can all post pics to this thread, as opposed to starting a new one.

Speaking of "pictures and threads": This part is mandatory please.  It's fun for you to receive a gift, and possibly even to send one, but it's fun for everyone when you share your spoils online so please be sure to post pictures of the gift you received here.

There is no punishment for signing up and not participating. But I do have a non-participant list running from the last few years (these are people who received, but did not gift). If you're on the naughty list I'm afraid you won't be allowed to participate this time without some sort of...  well, we can work something out.  Just contact me for details or to check if you're on the list.  Almost every year we've had we had very near 100% participation, I'm hoping we can keep that streak goin! 

Let's see, did I forget anything?

If you're new to the game and looking for gift ideas, here's  GRM 2021 Gift Game for ideas.

Also, yahoo mail subscribers once had trouble with the PM system. If in doubt,  "willgrow" and the number "three" at gmail.com (all one blurb) can be used for more reliable message delivery.

There is a slight situation where I will be unreachable via internet right in the middle of December, but please don't let that stop the fun.  I don't foresee any issues that couldn't be corrected after my return.

I think that about covers it laugh

Cheers everyone, and thanks for making the game what it is!

matthewmcl Dork
12/1/22 8:00 a.m.

I don't think we get to put a subject line on PM's, so however GRM formats that...

Mr_Asa UltimaDork
12/1/22 8:00 a.m.


Hungary Bill (Forum Supporter)
Hungary Bill (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
12/1/22 8:12 a.m.
matthewmcl said:

I don't think we get to put a subject line on PM's, so however GRM formats that...

You know, I think at one point in time it must have been possible...  Either way:  GRM this time of year in that e-mail account ='s game, so we're good.


Woody (Forum Supportum)
Woody (Forum Supportum) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
12/1/22 8:18 a.m.

In reply to Hungary Bill (Forum Supporter) :

I don't know how you have the time or energy (especially this year) to take this on, but thank you very much. 

RevRico GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
12/1/22 8:19 a.m.


¯\_(ツ)_/¯ UltimaDork
12/1/22 8:20 a.m.


Racebrick Reader
12/1/22 8:20 a.m.

I'm in, and looking forward to it!

Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter)
Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter) UberDork
12/1/22 8:36 a.m.

I'm in. 

Shadeux GRM+ Memberand Dork
12/1/22 8:49 a.m.

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Jerry PowerDork
12/1/22 8:52 a.m.

Why not, I have stuff.

birdmayne GRM+ Memberand Reader
12/1/22 9:06 a.m.

I'm in

P5Racer (formerly BMWGeoff)
P5Racer (formerly BMWGeoff) GRM+ Memberand Reader
12/1/22 9:13 a.m.

PM sent. I've got some special stuff planned for my victim devil

Aaron_King GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
12/1/22 9:14 a.m.

In again.

RacetruckRon GRM+ Memberand Dork
12/1/22 9:23 a.m.

I'm in.

EvanB GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
12/1/22 9:24 a.m.

Emailed, junk standing by to fill box. 

11GTCS Dork
12/1/22 9:32 a.m.

In! Email sent!

Thinkkker UltraDork
12/1/22 10:48 a.m.


Mndsm MegaDork
12/1/22 11:06 a.m.

I suppose I'll go one more round. 

barefootcyborg5000 PowerDork
12/1/22 11:46 a.m.


AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
12/1/22 12:23 p.m.


Tony Sestito
Tony Sestito UltimaDork
12/1/22 2:59 p.m.

Oh, you know I'm in! Just cleaned my office, too. laugh

Oooh yeah...I'll be there!

PM sent. laugh

Robbie (Forum Supporter)
Robbie (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
12/1/22 7:09 p.m.

This box of transmission shrapnel is about to become *somebody else's* box of transmission shrapnel.


Stampie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
12/1/22 7:13 p.m.

I'm in.  Sending PM.

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