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What should the post minimum be to particpate?

0 - No minimum
3 (30%)
30
1 (10%)
50
4 (40%)
100
1 (10%)
200
1 (10%)
250+
0 (0%)

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Voting closed: November 13, 2014, 05:39:37 AM

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Re: SECRET SCHNOZ 2014! Sign up by Nov 15th
« Reply #25 on: November 02, 2014, 10:34:10 PM »
This year went by fast, didn't it? :isidro: It's time to start collecting entries for this year's Secret Schnoz! Please check out the updated original post for the rules and info on how to participate (and a new banner inspired by the incomparable asic :slan:).

We've also decided to reduce the minimum gift price to $15. I know a lot of people are giving to the Patreon as well, so please feel free to give us some feedback. Looking forward to seeing who can join in this year!

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Re: SECRET SCHNOZ 2014! Sign up by Nov 15th
« Reply #26 on: November 03, 2014, 01:33:10 AM »
I'll be participating again this year!  :guts:

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Re: SECRET SCHNOZ 2014! Sign up by Nov 15th
« Reply #27 on: November 03, 2014, 02:47:43 AM »
Count me in

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Re: SECRET SCHNOZ 2014! Sign up by Nov 15th
« Reply #28 on: November 03, 2014, 04:13:04 AM »
That banner's just great haha! Last year was hella fun to be part of. I'm in.
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Re: SECRET SCHNOZ 2014! Sign up by Nov 15th
« Reply #29 on: November 03, 2014, 04:27:26 AM »
Oh I would love more than anything to participate in this, however my post count kind of prevents me from doing so...perhaps the lovely people I bought statues from on here can vouch for me? Or perhaps my Patreon pledge?
(I'm an honest person, I swear!) :griffnotevil:
This sounds like a blast I hope everyone has as much fun this year as it looks like you did last year! :ubik:

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Re: SECRET SCHNOZ 2014! Sign up by Nov 15th
« Reply #30 on: November 03, 2014, 06:25:41 AM »
Responses already! :ubik: Thanks guys!

And Jackolyn, thanks for your feedback - I think you bring up a good point. Incantation and I have had a bit of back-and-forth about this rule. We ended up erring on the side of a higher number, but given the pace of the forum and the size of our community, maybe that's unnecessary. I'd like to ask the participants to see what they're most comfortable with, so I added a poll. :casca:

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Re: SECRET SCHNOZ 2014! Sign up by Nov 15th
« Reply #31 on: November 03, 2014, 06:50:03 AM »
Responses already! :ubik: Thanks guys!

And Jackolyn, thanks for your feedback - I think you bring up a good point. Incantation and I have had a bit of back-and-forth about this rule. We ended up erring on the side of a higher number, but given the pace of the forum and the size of our community, maybe that's unnecessary. I'd like to ask the participants to see what they're most comfortable with, so I added a poll. :casca:

The poll is a great idea! I, for one, would love to participate but I'm more of a lurker than I am a poster, however I am just as invested in this community as the high volume posters on this website!
I think that between 50-100 is a good safe number, as it demonstrates a solid level of involvement within the community.
(Though with that being said, I STILL fall short of that number, but you get my point  :casca:.)

And if you were at all uncertain about a person participating, you can go through and do a bit of a "security check" on said person who has a lower number of post frequency to make sure that they're not just spamming for attention or appear untrustworthy in any way.
--Also, check the date that they registered. I myself have been on this forum practically every day since 2012, so just because I have a small amount of posts doesn't mean I'm just a passing visitor! I know that I'm not the only one.  :guts:

I am also aware that the main admin group on here has a very tight circle of people, so I completely understand wanting/requesting a high volume of posts (and a general sense of familiarity with a new participant) before you accept them.

I look forward to hearing what the community has to say about this!

And even if I get to participate or not, I think it's a fantastic idea and I really just love the idea of the Berserk community getting together and doing a Secret Santa. Something about that just makes me over the moon happy!  :ubik:

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Re: SECRET SCHNOZ 2014! Sign up by Nov 15th
« Reply #32 on: November 03, 2014, 08:24:31 AM »
Oh I would love more than anything to participate in this, however my post count kind of prevents me from doing so...

In the spirit of Christmas, your wish has come true.

I am also aware that the main admin group on here has a very tight circle of people, so I completely understand wanting/requesting a high volume of posts (and a general sense of familiarity with a new participant) before you accept them.

This isn't really an official thing, but as far as admins go, I can assure you that we would like nothing more than to have more people actively involved in the community.

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Re: SECRET SCHNOZ 2014! Sign up by Nov 15th
« Reply #33 on: November 03, 2014, 12:04:08 PM »
In the spirit of Christmas, your wish has come true.

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Thank you so much!! I will not disappoint!! 

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This isn't really an official thing, but as far as admins go, I can assure you that we would like nothing more than to have more people actively involved in the community.

This is very true, and to be honest when it comes to various Berserk communities, I believe that this is the best one out there. Everyone is invested in the story, characters, and discussions, I couldn't ask for a better forum to be a part of!  :guts:

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Re: SECRET SCHNOZ 2014! Sign up by Nov 15th
« Reply #34 on: November 03, 2014, 03:31:14 PM »
Thanks a lot for your feedback Jackolyn!

It was really hard deciding what parameters we were going to use last year and we tried to improve on it a little this year by bringing down the minimum spending amount to $15 this year to be fair to i) the person on the receiving end of the present and ii) making it a bit more affordable for the person sending the present considering shipping costs. Grail made a good point about Patreon participating members and I hope they can participate as well.

The poll is a great idea! I, for one, would love to participate but I'm more of a lurker than I am a poster, however I am just as invested in this community as the high volume posters on this website!
I think that between 50-100 is a good safe number, as it demonstrates a solid level of involvement within the community.
(Though with that being said, I STILL fall short of that number, but you get my point  :casca:.)

And if you were at all uncertain about a person participating, you can go through and do a bit of a "security check" on said person who has a lower number of post frequency to make sure that they're not just spamming for attention or appear untrustworthy in any way.
--Also, check the date that they registered. I myself have been on this forum practically every day since 2012, so just because I have a small amount of posts doesn't mean I'm just a passing visitor! I know that I'm not the only one.  :guts:

Your feedback brings up good points on the post count issue, giving us something to think of for sure.  With choosing the upper limit, we were trying to be fair to everyone involved in the community today without having to go through a security check because if lowered, it would be a bit unfair to turn someone down if they were a casual lurker from say 2002 or 2003, hasn't posted in years and has a double digit post count. I think we'd have to use our discretion in that sort of situation to see if they've been active in the past year or during times when Berserk episodes were being released. This's been an amazing time to be a Berserk fan in terms of where the series is at story-wise, having access to amazing podcasts thanks to awesome Admins who've been open to clarifying every reader's queries about the series, discussing merchandise ... so there's no dearth of topics or good discussions that could be had.

And even if I get to participate or not, I think it's a fantastic idea and I really just love the idea of the Berserk community getting together and doing a Secret Santa. Something about that just makes me over the moon happy!  :ubik:

It would be totally cool to have you on board this year's Schnoz! Lets hear from other members and see what the poll shows.
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Re: SECRET SCHNOZ 2014! Sign up by Nov 15th
« Reply #35 on: November 04, 2014, 12:11:20 AM »
I'm dropping out of the Reddit Secret Santa gift exchange so I can participate in this.

That cool?

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Re: SECRET SCHNOZ 2014! Sign up by Nov 15th
« Reply #36 on: November 04, 2014, 12:56:39 AM »
I'm dropping out of the Reddit Secret Santa gift exchange so I can participate in this.

That cool?

YES!!!!!!!!!

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Re: SECRET SCHNOZ 2014! Sign up by Nov 15th
« Reply #38 on: November 04, 2014, 05:13:08 PM »
Count me in, as well!

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Re: SECRET SCHNOZ 2014! Sign up by Nov 15th
« Reply #39 on: November 12, 2014, 06:36:58 AM »
Thanks for joining in, guys! :carcus:

It looks like the voting on the minimum post requirement is closing up, with 50 posts in the lead. If for whatever reason someone who has already entered is uncomfortable with this change in the rules, please shoot me a PM.

And a quick reminder, sign ups close this Saturday! And for those who joined, don't forget to PM your info and gift preferences. :slan:

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Re: SECRET SCHNOZ 2014! Sign up by Nov 15th
« Reply #40 on: November 13, 2014, 03:05:27 AM »
I'm in this year. I have job and money so... YEAH

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« Reply #41 on: November 13, 2014, 01:50:22 PM »
I'm in this year. I have job and money so... YEAH

Sweet Klink, thanks for signing up :guts:!
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Re: SECRET SCHNOZ 2014! Time for Presents!
« Reply #42 on: November 18, 2014, 12:38:13 AM »
The names are in, the Schnozzes have been messaged, so let the gift-giving begin! :schnoz:

Just a reminder to everyone, please be sure to send your gifts out so that they arrive sometime before December 25.

If you have any questions or need some help, don't hesitate to PM me or Incantation! :daiba:

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« Reply #43 on: November 18, 2014, 03:34:54 AM »
Sweet!! Let the gifting begin!!  :ubik:

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« Reply #44 on: November 22, 2014, 01:46:43 PM »
I have my package already, that was QUICK! I'll wait a month (painfully) before unwrapping it ^_^.
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Re: SECRET SCHNOZ 2014! Time for Presents!
« Reply #45 on: December 04, 2014, 01:00:01 AM »
Sent off my present today!!  :guts:
I'm really looking forward to Christmas now knowing there's something special from the Berserk community on its way!!  :ubik:

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Re: SECRET SCHNOZ 2014! Time for Presents!
« Reply #46 on: December 04, 2014, 05:42:26 PM »
Sent off my present today!!  :guts:
Woohoo! Looks like you're ahead of the game Jacko, I'm still working on mine. :ganishka:

I'm really looking forward to Christmas now knowing there's something special from the Berserk community on its way!!  :ubik:
Same here, the wait is killing me! Also, just a general note to everybody, nobody is obligated to wait till the 25th to open their present if they don't celebrate Christmas or if you're not religious and just want some sweet presents. I don't know if I ever made it explicitly clear in the first post or subsequently, but the 25th is just the final deadline. That is, unless your Schnoz wants you to wait, because torturing your friends and loved ones is what the holidays are all about. :griffnotevil:

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Re: SECRET SCHNOZ 2014! Time for Presents!
« Reply #47 on: December 06, 2014, 08:14:24 PM »
Also, just a general note to everybody, nobody is obligated to wait till the 25th to open their present if they don't celebrate Christmas or if you're not religious and just want some sweet presents. I don't know if I ever made it explicitly clear in the first post or subsequently, but the 25th is just the final deadline. That is, unless your Schnoz wants you to wait, because torturing your friends and loved ones is what the holidays are all about. :griffnotevil:

I'm going to do my best to wait this year. I opened mine right away last year, but I think I'm going to save it for Christmas morning this time.

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Re: SECRET SCHNOZ 2014! Time for Presents!
« Reply #48 on: December 11, 2014, 06:12:10 PM »
Got mine from jackolyn today, thanks!. I think i know what it is from the sound of broken glass  :judo:

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« Reply #49 on: December 11, 2014, 07:10:58 PM »
Got mine from jackolyn today, thanks!. I think i know what it is from the sound of broken glass  :judo:
Oh no! :sad: Sorry to hear that, Branded... I hope that whatever it is, the glass is just a covering that can be easily replaced.