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Event #1: Personalized MAL Images

Request a custom-made/shopped image to use on MAL (profile picture, forum signature, etc.)
and gift a personalized MAL image to another user!



Event #2: Personalized MAL Recommendations

Request an anime/manga recommendation (based on certain criteria) and gift a personalized
anime/manga recommendation to another user!


Note: Recommendation here means "I think you should watch Series X
because..." and is not related to the Recommendation feature on MAL.



Important Dates

Sign-Up Deadline: Friday, Dec 8, 23:59 PST
Confirmations by: Monday, Dec 11, 23:59 PST
Santas Receive Usernames: Dec 13 ~ 14
Gift Deadline: Wednesday, Dec 20, 23:59 PST
Present Opening: Dec 23 ~ Dec 24
Secret Santa Reveal: Dec 30 ~ Jan 2



HOW TO JOIN?

Use These Sign-Up Threads:

#1: Images
#2: Recommendations


 
 Santa's Workshop Needs Elves!

 Nearly all of our elves are otherwise occupied (too much glühwein...)
 and we need volunteers to help:

  ❅ collect all our Secret Santa sign-ups
  ❅ send event PMs to all participants at multiple points during the event
  ❅ poke naughty users who haven't finished their gifts
  ❅ give pointers to stuck Santas
  ❅ idle in our IRC workshop to help with miscellaneous tasks


 To volunteer, please say so in this thread!
 We'll contact you with more information, depending on the number of participants.
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Dec 1, 1:54 AM
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Have a merry Christmas everyone and be sure to sign up for secret santa ^^



(I know it's too early, shaddap!)
 
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Finally! I'm very excited, been waiting all year!! :D
 
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Hi!!

I'm not good at editing but my searching skills for images are exceptional (forgive the self praise)!! Can I still sign up?!!
 
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Hi ^^
i want to join the event but first i want to make sure about something.
about the image event, basically we just have to make a profile pic, about me, forum avi, sig, profile set or forum set for another user that we don't know yet, right?


would you like to sample our new jam~? (◕‿◕✿)
 
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Head_Hunter47 said:
@Ardanaz

Hi!!

I'm not good at editing but my searching skills for images are exceptional (forgive the self praise)!! Can I still sign up?!!

Hehe
The images do need to be at least a little personalized. You can sign up if your skills aren't the best. You'll be paired up with someone of a similar skill level :)
 
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Merry Xmas all - it's finally here

Nothing ventured, nothing gained (Girls und Panzer der Film ) / from Nishizumi Miho

 
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Ardanaz said:
Head_Hunter47 said:
@Ardanaz

Hi!!

I'm not good at editing but my searching skills for images are exceptional (forgive the self praise)!! Can I still sign up?!!

Hehe
The images do need to be at least a little personalized. You can sign up if your skills aren't the best. You'll be paired up with someone of a similar skill level :)


Okay, thats a relief!! At least I'll be of some help, rather than none!!

Thanks
 
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Dec 1, 2:33 AM

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I'd like to join, but i'm not certain how this whole thing works lol
 
Dec 1, 2:39 AM
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Looks fun but I'm lazy lol
 
Dec 1, 2:43 AM
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Kofja said:
I'd like to join, but i'm not certain how this whole thing works lol

Basically you sign up for one of the two (recs or image or both). Then once signups close, you'll get a name and their signup PMed to you. Then you fulfill their request and send it back to the elf that PMed you (Not the user you're making it for). Then once everything is done, you'll get your request sent to you and yours will be sent to whoever you made it for.

That's a TL;DR of the event :)

EDIT: To clarify, you can sign up for BOTH if you want.
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Dec 1, 3:12 AM

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Hi!

I would humbly volunteer myself as an elf. Santa's workshop looks fun and I don't like glühwein so I'm a perfect candidate

 
Dec 1, 3:20 AM

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Hmm, I've always been intimidated by this event... but I see Head here and it does look fun... alright why not? ^_^

I'm gonna sign up for both ~



 
Dec 1, 3:20 AM

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I'd like to be a volunteer although my english isn't advanced I can be useful. (I have a lot of free time, a loooooot.)

I just want to know when I'll have to be avaiable.
 
Dec 1, 3:41 AM
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I'll try it out.
 
Dec 1, 3:46 AM
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Sounds fun I might try event #1 if there is no need to be a photoshop expert... :3
 
Dec 1, 3:54 AM
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Finally Padoru Padoru season!
 
Dec 1, 3:57 AM
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it's that time of giving and receiving again!
don't be shy and join in!
 
Dec 1, 4:04 AM

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Awesome ! Havn't been able to take part in this previously but have tons of time now :>

Would gladly volunteer to be an Elf with one caveat (Wouldn't be able to idle in IRC until this following Saturday due to work and a Korea ... thing...) Discord is fine tho 'cause I'll have my phone !! Unfortunately can't install IRC on a govt computer ;-;

Lemme know~ !


what did you expect~?
 
Dec 1, 4:34 AM

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hey i want this
 
Dec 1, 4:38 AM

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This is my first time participating in this kind of event ever since I joined MAL. It's exciting ^^
 
Dec 1, 4:40 AM

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I’ll volunteer to be an elf! Not sure what I can do but I will try my best :3
 
Dec 1, 4:58 AM
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I'll volunteer to help out as an elf, Merry Christmas!
 
Dec 1, 5:26 AM
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This sounds quite interesting! Will be joining the recommendation gift!
 
Dec 1, 5:32 AM

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Pseudo_Nym said:
Hi ^^
i want to join the event but first i want to make sure about something.
about the image event, basically we just have to make a profile pic, about me, forum avi, sig, profile set or forum set for another user that we don't know yet, right?


I guess that's it, base on my own understanding though.
 
Dec 1, 5:48 AM
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Pseudo_Nym said:
Hi ^^
i want to join the event but first i want to make sure about something.
about the image event, basically we just have to make a profile pic, about me, forum avi, sig, profile set or forum set for another user that we don't know yet, right?


Join and you will get a PM from an Elf telling you who are you going to gift, then you will read their post with what they want and send back the work to that same Elf. Some time after all the users will get their present and some days later it will be revealed who did your present ( Person you did their present will get your name too).
Hope you understand, you should try it.


On other note it's shame this year i won't be able to make it, don't have the time, everyone whould join it's an amazing event.

 
Dec 1, 5:51 AM

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I'm not that good in these stuff so maybe I participated next year, but hope you all have fun and do your best guys XD
 
Dec 1, 5:52 AM

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Alright, ill try this thing out :D seems fun lol
 
Dec 1, 5:54 AM
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I participated last year and the recommendations were really good!
I'll sign up again hoping that my Secret Santa will be as good as last year's.
I am exciteddds
 
Dec 1, 5:57 AM

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Ah, a year ago, I joined MAL because of the Secret Santa, and got to watch the all amazing JoJo.

Sadly I won't be able to volunteer as a elf, cause I am only home at the weekends.........


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Dec 1, 6:17 AM

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Haven't joined last year due to some circumstances but I'll try and give it a shot for this year ^-^

Question: In the Image edition, there's a part of the form where the link(s) from the previous images used is indicated. Do first-timers fill it out or leave it??
 
Dec 1, 6:19 AM
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I'll volunteer.
 
Dec 1, 6:27 AM
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Merry Christmas to everyone, I want to sign up in both events, let's enjoy our times and meet some new people. =)
 
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Never done this type of stuff before, but it look interesting and I've used photoshop a bit in the past. I'll be participating, Merry Christmas everybody! (^.^)
 
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I'll volunteer for Event #2; hope to give someone a good anime and get a good anime out of it.
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Dec 1, 7:59 AM
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Guess its time to sign up Ardychan ^^ <3 \o/count me in ^^ id love to do this.
 
Dec 1, 8:00 AM
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I wanna join, but ain't sure what this is about ;-;
 
Dec 1, 8:03 AM

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Correct me if i'm wrong. So is his like an event to share anime and art with each other?
 
Dec 1, 8:18 AM

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I would like to volunteer myself as an elf.
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Dec 1, 8:26 AM

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Hello! I volunteered for the MAL Secret Santa last year and I loved helping out and am totally up for doing it again this year :D
 
Dec 1, 8:34 AM

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Sure, I'll volunteer as an elf. Might as well do my good deed for the year to get on someones nice list. :^)
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Dec 1, 8:48 AM

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I'd like to join, what should I do to join? (My editing skills aren't bad, but they aren't good either!).
 
Dec 1, 8:54 AM
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I’ll do event number 2 :)
 
Dec 1, 8:59 AM

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Ill join the anime rec. one~
 
Dec 1, 9:04 AM

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I'll consider it, if i can? Maybe? Do you have to be a MAL supporter? Can you do it regardless?

I'm just a dude who made a "BAD" typo. My username is a "COMPLETE" lie...
 
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I would be an elf =P , my English isn't that good but I can help \
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I can help you doing elf stuff.
 
Dec 1, 10:18 AM
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I'd be too nervous making the perfect present for someone :O But you can always give me presents outside of this 8D I love presents <3
 
Dec 1, 10:20 AM
Happy Christmas~

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If you need any elves I'm pretty free to help out
 
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Very excited :D ............... Thank's to all
Merry Christmas
Nice to meet you...
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