secret quonsar swap time is fast approaching! Last year, we had hundreds of participants from locations around the world. It was fun. But before we can get to swapping this year, we have a few preliminary things to resolve. Fa la la la la. La.
The secret quonsar swap is - for the uninitiated - our holiday-adjacent wintery gift exchange.
1. I need at least one more volunteer to help manage the swap and the followup. Many thanks to Crunchland and PhunnieMee for volunteering last year. We manage the swap using a shared gmail account and google drive spreadsheets and scripts. If you are good-natured, vaguely organized, and/or like making things work, this may be up your alley. Drop me a memail for more info or to volunteer.
2. Participants can select a region to swap in. My proposed list:
International (Ship Anywhere, Receive from Anywhere)
Do we need other regions? Do these regions suit our needs?
3. We will recruit second chancers (people who step in in cases of giftus interruptus) once the swap gets going.
4. Last year we had a $15 spending limit. Do we want to keep it at $15?
Look for signups to go live on (next) Monday, November 12, 2012 (12 November 2012 in some locales). Signups will be open for 1 week. There will be a metatalk post outlining the hows and whyfors at that time.
If you are concerned you might miss the announcement (due to exams, holiday stress, record-breaking pie-making attempts, work demands, or possible alien abductions), you can sign up for the Signups-Are-Open Notification Mailing List
. When the signups go live, you will get an email letting you know.
Finally a heart-felt Thank You
. Because I am an idiot, I didn't realize the box of awesomeness I got last year in February was an unnecessary but much appreciated thank you gift for doing sq stuff, or I would have thanked you guys way back when. The box was full of continuing delight and usefulness, and filled with awesome things.