^^I just meant it that we need a contact person who will take care of general things related to the gift exchange and to who we can PM or email that we want to participate. S/he collect a list of participants (not here publicly) and keep us updated about the list via PMs or email so we can find our partner without giving any personal information out on this public forum. S/he also checks that everyone has a partner. In the last year our contact person emailed us the list of participants and we picked out our partner ourself. Then everyone of us told to her via email with who we wanted to exchange and she checked if this person had still without a partner. Choosing a partner worked with a principle "first come, first serve" so if there were two people who wanted to change with the "user B", the person who picked her first out and told it to the contact person became her partner. For those, who tried to pick out a user who already had a partner, the contact person sent a list of participants without partners and it went on like this till everybody had a partner. After everybody had an exchange partner the contact person sent a some kind of "questionnaire" that we filled and sent to our partner so it'd be easier to him/her to choose a gift. The contact person also collect our email addresses and gave every participant to his/her partner's email address (in the last year we did this all through email). Then we could give our personal info straight to our partner via email, without giving it even to the contact person.
So that was how it worked during the last Christmas and I think it worked well. What was I asking is that what do you think about it now? Would it work now too? At least I'd prefer some kind of system in with a contact person, it'd be easier than just to start PM/email people on the forum asking "do you want to be my exchange partner?" without any kind of organization.
And if we want to pick a contact person we only need his/her username here because on HF we can PM somebody if we only know his or her username; we don't need any kind of personal information publicly. After picking a contact person out we could do it all privately.
I want your opinions. And IF we want to pick the contact person the first step (here publicly) is find an user who want to be the contact person and know his or her HorseForum.com username so we can start to PM his or her (obviously we already have one willing person to be this).
So what do you think? Other suggestions?
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