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Nov 21, 2020 4:55 PM
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Event #1: Personalized Anime Recommendations
Event #2: Personalized Manga Recommendations

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


Event #3: 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!



Important Dates

Sign-Up Deadline: Sunday, Dec 6, 23:59 PST
Confirmations by: Tuesday, Dec 8, 23:59 PST
Santas Receive Usernames: Saturday, Dec 12-ish
Gift Deadline: Sunday, Dec 20, 23:59 PST
Present Opening: Dec 24 ~ Dec 26
Secret Santa Reveal: Dec 31 ~ Jan 2



HOW TO JOIN?

Use These Sign-Up Threads:

#1: Anime Recommendations
#2: Manga Recommendations
#3: Images


 
 Santa's Workshop Maybe Needs Elves!

 A few of our elves are otherwise occupied (too much glühwein...)
 and we might need 4-5 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 Discord workshop to help with miscellaneous tasks


 To volunteer, please say so in this thread and join MAL's Discord server!
 We'll contact you with more info if we need a few extra hands, depending on total participants.



Frequent Questions
 
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Nov 21, 2020 8:59 PM
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yaaaay let's make sure everyone signs up for images this year!! :D




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i'm super excited to see what my secret santa comes up with! <:
 
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I'd like to volunteer tho I'm kinda nervous so...please bear with me ;~;
 
 
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I'd like to volunteer tho I'm kinda nervous so...please bear with me ;~;


No worries, it's super chill in the elf lounge =) Everyone is super nice, so you don't need to be nervous!

Blessed by Bunnyama. <3
 
 
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azratun002 said:
I'd like to volunteer tho I'm kinda nervous so...please bear with me ;~;


No worries, it's super chill in the elf lounge =) Everyone is super nice, so you don't need to be nervous!


I'm glad to know >///<
 
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Nov 22, 2020 4:50 AM
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Let's have some fun this year too! uwu
 
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Nov 22, 2020 4:58 AM
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I would like to volunteer 👍🏼
 
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Nov 22, 2020 5:41 AM
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I can't wait for thisss, my favorite event is here yey
 
Nov 22, 2020 6:27 AM
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The time has come! I guess I'm signing up for everything again this year!







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Nov 22, 2020 9:29 AM

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i'd also like to volunteer if theres still spaces available :0


"𝚙𝚎𝚘𝚙𝚕𝚎'𝚜 𝚕𝚒𝚟𝚎𝚜 𝚍𝚘𝚗'𝚝 𝚎𝚗𝚍 𝚠𝚑𝚎𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚢 𝚍𝚒𝚎....
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Nov 22, 2020 10:29 AM

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I’d like to volunteer
 
 
Nov 22, 2020 10:36 AM
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Happy to see this event happen again :)
DELIVERY Thank you to my fellow elf(HallowsIvy) for this forum set :)
 
Nov 22, 2020 11:15 AM
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I'm new but I would love to volunteer. As im free basically the whole day.
 
Nov 22, 2020 1:53 PM
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❅Min-Max length (episodes): No Limit Here
❅Likes (genres, demographics, themes): I’m open to really any genre. As for themes I love heartwarming anime, whether that comes from Romance, Family, Sadness or Happiness, although I prefer romance mainly, but not as a primary focus of the show. If not that, then something more mysterious would be nice, I’m also into drama, No particular quirks aside from those.
❅Dislikes (genres, demographics, themes): * Nothing In Particular
❅Any sub/stream restrictions? (e.g. must it be available on CR): No Restrictions
❅Can the recommendation be on your Plan to Watch list? (Yes or No): No
❅Number of Completed entries on your anime list: Around 86
❅Does your list include everything you've seen?: No
❅Link to anime list: https://myanimelist.net/profile/Nixus-
❅Will you create a gift for another user (Gift Exchange) or do you only want to receive (Elf Gift)?: Gift Exchange
 
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Nixus- said:
❅Min-Max length (episodes): No Limit Here
❅Likes (genres, demographics, themes): I’m open to really any genre. As for themes I love heartwarming anime, whether that comes from Romance, Family, Sadness or Happiness, although I prefer romance mainly, but not as a primary focus of the show. If not that, then something more mysterious would be nice, I’m also into drama, No particular quirks aside from those.
❅Dislikes (genres, demographics, themes): * Nothing In Particular
❅Any sub/stream restrictions? (e.g. must it be available on CR): No Restrictions
❅Can the recommendation be on your Plan to Watch list? (Yes or No): No
❅Number of Completed entries on your anime list: Around 86
❅Does your list include everything you've seen?: No
❅Link to anime list: https://myanimelist.net/profile/Nixus-
❅Will you create a gift for another user (Gift Exchange) or do you only want to receive (Elf Gift)?: Gift Exchange

Hello there, you need to post your sign-up in the MAL Secret Santa 2020: Anime Edition - Sign Up!. If you've posted there already, please make sure your post is following the right format. You can just edit your post if that's the case.







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Nov 22, 2020 4:42 PM

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Nixus- said:
❅Min-Max length (episodes): No Limit Here
❅Likes (genres, demographics, themes): I’m open to really any genre. As for themes I love heartwarming anime, whether that comes from Romance, Family, Sadness or Happiness, although I prefer romance mainly, but not as a primary focus of the show. If not that, then something more mysterious would be nice, I’m also into drama, No particular quirks aside from those.
❅Dislikes (genres, demographics, themes): * Nothing In Particular
❅Any sub/stream restrictions? (e.g. must it be available on CR): No Restrictions
❅Can the recommendation be on your Plan to Watch list? (Yes or No): No
❅Number of Completed entries on your anime list: Around 86
❅Does your list include everything you've seen?: No
❅Link to anime list: https://myanimelist.net/profile/Nixus-
❅Will you create a gift for another user (Gift Exchange) or do you only want to receive (Elf Gift)?: Gift Exchange

Hello there, you need to post your sign-up in the MAL Secret Santa 2020: Anime Edition - Sign Up!. If you've posted there already, please make sure your post is following the right format. You can just edit your post if that's the case.


I've noticed that this year's edition of the images, doesn't have a slot pre-written or a slot saying for users to put in their skill level for photo editing. Are we discarding this pairing aspect this year?
 
 
Nov 22, 2020 5:41 PM
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I've noticed that this year's edition of the images, doesn't have a slot pre-written or a slot saying for users to put in their skill level for photo editing. Are we discarding this pairing aspect this year?


We removed that field from the signup form, but we'll still be taking your skill level into account based on the examples of images you've edited before.





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Nov 23, 2020 7:02 AM

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If Santa still needs elves, I am glad to volunteer!

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Nov 23, 2020 7:09 AM

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I’d love to volunteer!


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Nov 23, 2020 10:50 AM
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Know somone anime like danmchi i mean that mc who becomes strong with the time egen the anime involving and at least 24ep
 
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Know somone anime like danmchi i mean that mc who becomes strong with the time egen the anime involving and at least 24ep

Hello! Make sure you follow the instructions in the first post to sign up. If you want to only sign up for the Anime Edition, you need to use this thread and follow the right format: https://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1877338

I hope you enjoy this event! :)







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Nov 23, 2020 7:04 PM

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I would like to volunteer!
Rei: So you only find happiness in your dreams.
 
Nov 23, 2020 8:08 PM

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I would like to volunteer if possible
 
Nov 23, 2020 10:17 PM

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I have a question about the image gifting, but where do I ask it?
 
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I have a question about the image gifting, but where do I ask it?
Ask away here!




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Min-Max length (episodes):any amount but should be completed
❅Likes (genres, demographics, themes): adventure, drama, action, romance, comedy, horror, anticipated.
❅Dislikes (genres, demographics, themes): *ecchi, harem, BL, GL.
❅Any sub/stream restrictions? (e.g. must it be available on CR):I like both sub and dub.
❅Can the recommendation be on your Plan to Watch list? (Yes or No):yup
❅Number of Completed entries on your anime list:95
❅Does your list include everything you've seen?:yes
❅Link to anime list:https://myanimelist.net/animelist/Sekikunjoi&view=tile&status=2
❅Will you create a gift for another user (Gift Exchange) or do you only want to receive (Elf Gift)?:elf receive.
 
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Tensho said:
dumbfirehazard said:
I have a question about the image gifting, but where do I ask it?
Ask away here!


Ah, okay. (Sorry if I should've made another separate comment to ask instead of quoting you.)

So here is my question: When images are gifted, what are they exactly? Are they images that they think suit the other person, are they simple edits, can custom drawn ones be gifted? And are there any qualifications for the gifted image or criteria that need to be met?
 
 
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Crap , i am way too passive to know what's going on here
 
 
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dumbfirehazard said:
Tensho said:
Ask away here!


Ah, okay. (Sorry if I should've made another separate comment to ask instead of quoting you.)

So here is my question: When images are gifted, what are they exactly? Are they images that they think suit the other person, are they simple edits, can custom drawn ones be gifted? And are there any qualifications for the gifted image or criteria that need to be met?

Yes, you'd try to match their request in both what type of image they want (profile pic, about me, etc. which have resolution requirements) and also the likes/preferences they describe in their sign up post. You can certainly hand-draw gifts or otherwise edit to the best of your ability! There are no other minimum qualifications for the image.




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Tensho said:
dumbfirehazard said:


Ah, okay. (Sorry if I should've made another separate comment to ask instead of quoting you.)

So here is my question: When images are gifted, what are they exactly? Are they images that they think suit the other person, are they simple edits, can custom drawn ones be gifted? And are there any qualifications for the gifted image or criteria that need to be met?

Yes, you'd try to match their request in both what type of image they want (profile pic, about me, etc. which have resolution requirements) and also the likes/preferences they describe in their sign up post. You can certainly hand-draw gifts or otherwise edit to the best of your ability! There are no other minimum qualifications for the image.


Ahh, I understand now. Thank you.
 
Nov 24, 2020 12:00 AM
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berserk is totally cossi cossack
 
Nov 24, 2020 12:28 AM
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thats cool
 
Nov 24, 2020 12:44 AM

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I'd like to volunteer because I'm not that good at recommending stuff and I have nothing better to do (b/c lockdown)
 
Nov 24, 2020 12:45 AM
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This'll be fun!
 
Nov 24, 2020 1:46 AM

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this looks interesting..
 
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I would like something depressing or heavy like Sangatsu, NHK and Rakugo
I would like something like Made in abyss
I like stories that are more on a personal level and focus on the characters and their feelings and I would like to know your favorite anime
 
Nov 24, 2020 4:06 AM

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Sounds fun, Im in. Since christmas markets in my country seem to be cancelled this year I need something else to do. Usually I would spend december drinking "mulled wine".
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It is for Madoka alone." - Homura
or how I would descripe Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica.
 
Nov 24, 2020 4:36 AM

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Question - Do I get a choice as to what I can make as in an user gets a choice as to what they want but does an user get a choice about what they can make ?
 
Nov 24, 2020 5:02 AM
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Question - Do I get a choice as to what I can make as in an user gets a choice as to what they want but does an user get a choice about what they can make ?


Talking about images, I suppose? You can add to your sign-up post that you'd prefer doing a signature for someone, as example. That way, the elves try to match you with someone who wants to get a signature.

Blessed by Bunnyama. <3
 
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If there are spaces available I'd love to volunteer!
 
Nov 24, 2020 6:17 AM
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I would like something depressing or heavy like Sangatsu, NHK and Rakugo
I would like something like Made in abyss
I like stories that are more on a personal level and focus on the characters and their feelings and I would like to know your favorite anime
To participate, go to this thread and sign-up by following the instructions.




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How do the images work? Are they supposed to be of high standard? I don't plan to send garbage but I know that my art skills are less than high tier.
 
 
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How do the images work? Are they supposed to be of high standard? I don't plan to send garbage but I know that my art skills are less than high tier.
You would be matched with someone appropriate for the skill level you demonstrate from the images you provide as examples. The only expectation is that you do your best and we (the elves) will be available to give pointers or help with image editing work as well. :)




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Nov 24, 2020 6:30 AM
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Thanks, I might hold off just because the quality of some around is a lot higher than what I can do
 
Nov 24, 2020 6:36 AM
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no max or min lenght
like slice of life but intresting like Eizouken ni wa Te wo Dasu na!
don't like generic shounen and I would rather it not to be in top 50
no sub/stream restrictions
it can be on my plan to watch list
62 completed entries on my anime list
yeah pretty much all I've seen is on my anime list
https://myanimelist.net/animelist/Zavertt
Elf gift
 
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Thanks, I might hold off just because the quality of some around is a lot higher than what I can do
We cater for all experience levels, including beginners. :) Kineta's profile picture is from Secret Santa last year and as you can see, it's nothing complicated (just cropping).




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Nov 24, 2020 6:55 AM
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Hey, I would like to volunteer this year^^
I already joined the discord server as well.
Gan-san#1285
 
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