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nicolelouise last won the day on December 19 2016

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  1. Where the heck was this announced? My daughter has been anxiously awaiting the announcement and each day she'd come home from school and we couldn't seem to see it anywhere. I am pleased candy won, though. That was my vote.
  2. In terms of tracking what you get, I'm usually a spreadsheet person but I've never tracked what I won at the CC because I've never usually had that much stuff to give and I didn't do a lot of buying. This year I was, once again, merrily not keeping track when someone else told me that they had set up a JN wishlist to track what they won. So I did too, a private one. I'm missing the first 90 or so items from it, but it was very satisfying to do, although possibly not of as much value as the spreadsheet @jaydeed is proposing. But I did enjoy being able to see all the images of what I'd won with a glance. Well, a glance and some scrolling!
  3. To be fair, we are only a week or two out from the event, so maybe give it some more time? But then I wonder how much of a genuine scarcity of items there is now, or if it is still just opportunism dragging on longer than it should?
  4. Well, let me get this darn rubbish avvie sorted and I'll be with you, hoarding absolutely everything!
  5. Oh, Wow. Now that actually was good timing. In the sense that, if not for finding out that it was a thing a week before it happened, you might have missed this one too.
  6. I was just about to re-edit my previous post because I'd just noticed in your very first post you said you heard about the event about a week before it happened. Where/how did you hear about it? (And don't tell me it was on the news page! I'm so terribly bad about actually reading the news page in a timely fashion.) I think, for me, even a week before the event would have been too late, as I'd mostly cleared my SDB by then and was just aggressively trying to get more items to donate to the money tree since the amount I did give wasn't enough for the avvie. But two weeks before...well, that would have been a different story! Oh, and that sucks! What bad timing.
  7. I'm like the rest of you, learnt a lesson this time round and instead of making bulk donations to the money tree I'm doing it all individually so that I can check those rarity values. My biggest issue was that I started chasing the rubbish avvie in earnest about two weeks before the CC was announced and I donated oodles of stuff to the money tree that I didn't think twice about because it was 'junk', only to find out later that some of that junk was r90+ stuff. (Mourns all the Twirly Plants she got rid of. So close to the event too!) Actually, a lot of it turned out to be r90+. I, too, am mostly only getting rid of r101 stuff right now, although I slip up every now and then. I just want the rubbish avvie to happen for me already! In terms of what will be next, who knows? It really could be any category they hit next (although I also thought about a weapons amnesty as a possibility for next time). And I'm impressed with the theory, @jellysundae It's not just about us, as you say. It could very well be to help clear out some of those inactive shops. Actually, wouldn't it just be too awful if we all focused on chucking out our 100+ items, and hoarding everything else, and then the charity corner next time round was to get rid of some of those 'special' items?
  8. Today when I spun the Wheel of Knowledge, I won another spin. Yay! So I span again. And I won another spin. Yay? So I span again. And I won, yet again, another spin. Say what? So I span again. THIS time, I won a Meatier Asparagus Dish. How bizarre, right? What are the odds of me winning three free spins in a row? And has this ever happened to you?
  9. I took it all to be just cute storyline, because in the FAQ question about what will happen to the items: What are the different categories of items? What will they be used for? There are 5 categories of items this year. They are: Books – To fill the upcoming library in the new Community Hall, Coffee and Beverages – For the construction workers to have while they take a break, Food – To provide lunch meals for workers, Furniture and Gardening – Will be reused to furnish the Hall or salvaged to help with the construction of the Hall, Gifts – To be sold at a Garage Sale to raise funds for the construction of the Hall. it gives story, rather than saying, "Oh, yeah, we're just trying to clear our servers. Each item you donate will then cease to exist in-game." I mean, where's the romance in that? They're just keeping the fourth wall intact, I thought. I hope! Because "helping each other out" sounds more like what the neoboards are already used for. Why duplicate that? I think, if they were to try to have year-round charity corner-type activity, they would have to completely rethink how it works. I can't see its current format being a viable option on a long-term basis.
  10. I'm with you! I just go from the first on the list and work my way down. Depends on how many of the item I want. I do, however, like to buy from someone who has multiples of one thing...if I'm after multiples of that one thing. I'm lazy. I figure, with all the refreshing I have to do to try to find the cheapest price because I don't have SSW, if I find someone who has a thing at a good price and I need lots of them, I can't be bothered shopping around anymore. I'll just get them all from the one place. Well, as few places as I can. But I do like to go on little sprees sometimes. I'll pick a random item and then find the person who has it for the cheapest and then I'll just buy a bunch of stuff that's in their shop that catches my eye without price checking, just for the fun of it. I go through my penny-pinching phases, and then, very occasionally, I want to splurge. I also don't know about whether this affects any of you, but shop layout and number of items in the shop affects my shopping. If I can't read the text or the numbers on the screen properly, or just plain don't like the look of the shop, I won't buy there. And if they have too many things, like pages and pages and pages of stuff, I can't be bothered. I want to have a browse, not need a water bottle and a picnic lunch to sustain me from one end of the shop to the other. I also figure if they've got enough funds to invest in that much stock, they probably don't need my custom.
  11. Yes, you should have. I know people who donated less than you who got the bronze trophy. I gave 700 and also got the bronze trophy. Hope you've gotten it by now.
  12. So my question is, for those of us with the previous avatar who have the glitch affecting us, since the event is going to end very soon, how/where will we get the avatar? If it required 'one more donation' to activate it for everybody else, how will it work for us? We're not going to be able to make one more donation.
  13. I can't even say that it makes sense for the Southern Hemisphere, because it's still very definitely summer here. *looks at forecast for 35 degC today and whimpers*
  14. I recently did exactly this. I accidentally left off a zero in an offer I made on an MP and was chatting to someone on Skype when my brain caught up with my muscle memory and I went, "Wait a second...!!" Yep, my offer had been rejected. I very quickly neomailed the person to say that I'd made a typo mistake and re-offered on the lot with the correct amount. So it can happen to any of us. I suspect this is what happened with your person but they may not have realised they'd left off the zero. Usually when I get crappy offers on stuff, what they're offering reads nothing like what I've requested so it can't be interpreted as that kind of mistake. Like being offered 20np and a rotten artichoke when I've asked for 3000np. There are no typos there.
  15. Me! Me! Ooh, pick me! I know there are other musical people in this place so it's interesting that you can't find any threads about this already. But I too sing, in a choir and a quartet, and I play a couple of instruments. I didn't do it for several years and I missed it so badly. It was like there was a piece of me missing. So, who else wants to put their hand up?