Holiday Wishes, 2011-2012 Holiday Season!

Holiday Wishes in 2011!

holiday_wishes is officially open! Time to break out the wishes, gifts, Holiday spirit and good cheer!

The spirit of the Holiday Wishes meme is for everyone to put their hearts' desires out there, to wish for anything they could possibly want, no strings attached.  The history of how it all started can be read here.

Since we are collecting all of these lists in a single forum, we do want to keep things as fair to everyone as possible. For that, we ask that you follow a few simple rules.  These are outlined below, but you can find the complete and detailed rules and posting guidelines on the community wiki.  Everyone who posts their wish list to this community is responsible for following these rules, as well as any updates given in mod posts.

When you post a wishlist, we ask...

  • That you post your wishlist once, and only once. Posting your wishlist twice may result in both wishlists being deleted.

  • That you keep your lists limited to 10 wishes.

  • That you do not add items to your wishlist as wishes are granted.

  • That you only include no more than one external wishlist (i.e. Amazon) and no more than 3 types of giftcards.

  • That you do not include a PayPal button or solicit general PayPal donations.  Asking for financial assistance for a specific reason (e.g. buying school textbook) is fine, but share your PayPal email address only.

  • That you tag your wishlist, at minimum, with your country or continent, and preferably with the types of items that you're wishing for.

  • That you do not change the default font size or color, and do not post images over 400 pixels.

  • That you do not use a cut-tag unless your wishlist is unusually long or has images.  (This sounds strange, but cut-tags make it harder for wish-givers to browse the lists!)

  • That for your safety, you do not post a home mailing address.  Although we will allow adults to include their home address if they choose to, we encourage you to use a P.O. Box address or to leave your e-mail address and only provide a mailing address upon request via private email to those you are comfortable giving it to.

  • That you do not solicit in comments for your own wishlist.  Do not comment on someone's wishlist with a link to your own list or otherwise solicit traffic to your own wishlist, unless the original poster has explicitly asked for a link to your wishlist.

When you want to grant a wish, we ask...

  • That you bookmark the wishlist of the person who's wish you're granting. That way you won't forget who wanted the last Coldplay CD, or who asked for the Battlestar Galactica icons.

  • That, when mailing something through the postal service, you include some sort of identifying information with your package or card (LJ username or e-mail address) so the recipient can thank you (unless you're trying to remain anonymous). Also, be sure to use proper packaging and check local regulations for items that may not be sent through the mail.

When you receive a gift, we ask...

  • That you thank the person who gave it to you directly (via e-mail or commenting on their wishlist, or their journal), and if you wish (or if the gift was anonymous) thank them publicly on an open thread or on [info]holiday_thanks (but please remember that not everyone watches that community, so the person who sent you the gift might not receive the Thank You.)

  • That you consider granting a wish in return and spread the love!

And finally, if a moderator asks you to edit your post please listen to them. We don't want to be dictators, but we would like to keep the peace!

If you have any problems, would like to report a problem with another community member, see a rules violation on a wishlist (i.e. someone who edited their post to include more than 10 items, or 2 wishlists that appear to be posted by the same person), please use the links on the right side of this community or contact a moderator through an open thread or e-mailing us at wishlist.project (at) gmail (dot) com.

Your moderators,

[info]bookaddict88, twilight2000, [info]outoftime, [info]kindergoth, [info]alchemia
It's up now! All posts are moderated, so we can check to make sure the rules are being followed before the wishlists are put up on the community. :)
how come it's a bad thing to help those in need like donations for college? There are many struggling students out there and I was forced to drop out due to lack of financial aid...
It is not a bad thing to help out those in need, though that is not the point of this community. You may still ask for PayPal donations, but you may not post the yellow button. It's rather in-your-face, and it clutters up people's flists. Just give your PayPal e-mail address. Also, you need to ask for donations for a specific purpose. You may not say, "I'm broke, so please give me money," but you may say "Please donate money to help fund my college tuition." People are more willing to give money when they know what it is going towards.
Hey, sorry! I forgot to add tags to my post and my address before it was approved. So I submitted a duplicate with the stuff included and just deleted the original post. Sorry for the confusion :S
I let it through this time, but next time, just edit your original post to add details like that. :)
Hi! I'm not sure if this is the right place to say this or if there's any right place... I looked at this for the first time last year I think? and I've yet to play or anything (I think it might've been late in the season), but...I just wanted to tell you that I think this is amazing. Thank you for running it. <3
Hi! I've been trying to fix the format of my post because it was a little difficult to read but I'm not sure if it's simply LJ that's now allowing me to edit it or if I'm not allowed to. Just in case, I thought I'd let the mods know that I wasn't trying to get away with adding more items :)
Some comments seem to be randomly been automatically screened, other's not, even on the same entry, do you know what's going on with that at all or what I should do about the one's pending?

Awesome community by the way!
They may be screened if LJ thinks they are spam. Do the ones that are screened have links? That may be the reason. To unscreen comments, click on the button that has the eye on it.
Ah, I think it's put all comments with links into a moderation queue. I meant moderation not screening, wrong word which means I can't fix it, but good to know what's happening, can I check that those are being gone through?
Can you point me to an entry where this is happening? I didn't know that there was a comment moderation, aside from screening, but I admit there's a lot I don't know about LJ!
Aha! Thank you; I figured it out! All comments with links outside LJ's whitelist were being marked as spam. I've turned the feature off, but unfortunately, I don't see a way of finding all previously posted suspicious comments so that I can approve them, save from visiting each entry. Please link me to all entries with comments you want approved, and I'll do so!
The second two are taken care of, but I accidentally deleted the first, so you'll have to repost it. Sorry!
Hello; I am just writing to see if and when this community will be opening up for 2012?
Hi there! We will definitely be running this season. The start date has not yet been set in stone, but look for an announcement in the next week or so!
Is Holiday Wishes happening this year (2012 - 2013)? Pleeeeaaaase make it happen! (Volunteering if you needs mods).