Ho ho hold-up - Christmas Appeal [blush]

(55 Posts)
RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 21-Nov-13 12:10:23

Hi all,

Huge apologies from us here at MNHQ.

The lovely SandyMumsnet has been beavering away at the appeal for the past few weeks and was at the point of completion when disaster struck and the computer said no - <screams> tchshock

We are working ultra fast to get it all back up and running but we thought we should let those lovely people who donated know that their match mail may not arrive until next week now tchblush

HUGE apologies for the delay - we are doing our best to get the info out asap.

TEEARDIS Thu 21-Nov-13 12:21:42

All will be forgiven if you give all of us access to Christmas smiles now.

Except MaryZ, whose head would explode if she saw Christmas smiles now. Don't let her have them.


VelvetStrider Thu 21-Nov-13 12:22:01

Erm....smileys don't work in thread titles grin

<runs away>

Bloody computers!!!

StrattersInTheTARDIS Thu 21-Nov-13 12:31:57

We'll forgive you if you give us [TURKEY]


TEEARDIS Thu 21-Nov-13 12:33:16

I love you Stratters.

Even though I am wearing my Doctor Who fancy dress, I have no given up on [turkey]!!



ChippingInLovesAutumn Thu 21-Nov-13 12:33:21

winewine Sandy winewine

THERhubarbnotTHEDavidTennant Thu 21-Nov-13 12:42:03

What she needs is a time travelling Tardis

tardis tardis tardis

So she can go back to last weekend and have lots more
wine wine wine

toffeesponge Thu 21-Nov-13 12:57:11

Or go back in time to save after every action tardis.

moldingsunbeams Thu 21-Nov-13 13:00:36

no way we have a tardis smiley??!!

JaquelineHyde Thu 21-Nov-13 13:20:29

shock computer said no...whoops. Hope you get is sorted, in the meantime Christmas smileys would put us all at ease I'm sure.

SandyMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 21-Nov-13 15:11:45

<breathless> High everyone.
The wine is fab, thanks. tardis is genius.
<rushes back to spreadsheets>

YoniMatopoeia Thu 21-Nov-13 16:46:40

Sandy - I feel your pain.

IamtheTimeZombie Thu 21-Nov-13 17:05:07

Shall Zombie have a few words with the computer for you?

magimedi Thu 21-Nov-13 17:41:35

If Zombie has a few words with the computer, might the computer not freeze in total fright for a long time?

Could be risky. grin

Catsrus Thu 21-Nov-13 20:07:44

tardis please can we keep her? at least until you get the emails out? it would be some small compensation tardis she's so lovely tardis

MollyBerry Thu 21-Nov-13 20:46:12


TheLostPelvicFloorOfPoosh Thu 21-Nov-13 20:49:51

Will the tardis have a santa hat?

cozietoesie Thu 21-Nov-13 22:28:51

Poor Sandy. Extra gin rations this weekend I think? (Once she's redone the spreadsheet of course. grin)

StrattersInTheTARDIS Fri 22-Nov-13 08:51:49

How did Molly do FC emoticons? [fcshock]?

StrattersInTheTARDIS Fri 22-Nov-13 08:51:59

Poo sad

IamtheTimeZombie Fri 22-Nov-13 09:11:20


IamtheTimeZombie Fri 22-Nov-13 09:11:30


TheFutureSupremeRulersMum Fri 22-Nov-13 11:06:04


I love this one! tardis I want it to stay forever

ChunkyPickle Fri 22-Nov-13 12:56:01

I think like this tchblushtchgrintchshock

cut and paste her emoticons to see how it's done smile

YoniMatopoeia Fri 22-Nov-13 14:27:05


ExitPursOodByWho Fri 22-Nov-13 14:40:29


cozietoesie Fri 22-Nov-13 15:08:01


Aw this feels norty tchblush

OH well, I'm clearly not made to be norty blush

cozietoesie Fri 22-Nov-13 16:26:21


cozietoesie Fri 22-Nov-13 16:26:58

You need to use square brackets round it, Fandango.

cozietoesie Fri 22-Nov-13 16:27:23

Check it in Preview and you'll see.

MollyBerry Fri 22-Nov-13 16:30:19

so..... I have the secret.
I don't know if I'm allowed to reveal?

MollyBerry Fri 22-Nov-13 16:31:11

Although I think ChunkyPIckle already did

IamtheTimeZombie Fri 22-Nov-13 16:58:52


IamtheTimeZombie Fri 22-Nov-13 17:00:56


MollyBerry Fri 22-Nov-13 17:02:56

Ah, I could only find 3 that worked though

TheFutureSupremeRulersMum Fri 22-Nov-13 17:11:28


IamtheTimeZombie Fri 22-Nov-13 17:15:04

Zombie thinks that you're all HQers posting anonymously. hmm

I did double brackets like a link Cozietosie, then I chickened out [tchgrin]

TheFutureSupremeRulersMum Fri 22-Nov-13 18:35:21


TheFutureSupremeRulersMum Fri 22-Nov-13 18:36:14

I meant to preview, not post blush. Anyway, I give up sad.


OneUp Sat 23-Nov-13 15:23:52


TEEARDIS Sat 23-Nov-13 18:26:51

Rebecca announced on another thread that she was turning it off.

Because she's scared of MaryZ

Always thought that Excel was a workshy so-and-so.

Xmas2013SantaA4142 Wed 27-Nov-13 12:18:26

Have not dont this before. I have sent my gift and changed to my new name...... Do I need to do anything else?

IamtheZombie Wed 27-Nov-13 18:01:44

You only need to use your special Christmas nickname on the Thank You thread. Use your normal nickname everywhere else.

Xmas2013SantaA4142 Wed 27-Nov-13 20:48:48

Many thanks. Where will I find the thankyou thread?

IamtheZombie Wed 27-Nov-13 21:12:55

Zombie's not sure whether HQ start an official one or whether one of the recipients does and that then gets adopted as the 'official' thread. If she recalls correctly, once it is up it's stickied in Active Convos.

She will report this post and ask HQ to clarify.

SheldonLovesAmy Thu 28-Nov-13 14:20:25

Where can the Thank you page be found?

SandyMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 28-Nov-13 14:56:37

Hello hello,
Santa Claus is coming to town! It's official, he's left the building.
In years gone by the Thank You thread has been started by a Mner and everyone's posted their messages, so it's been a bit organic. This year we've gone techie with tinsel and so we've created one here
Ho Ho Ho.

IamtheZombie Thu 28-Nov-13 15:25:58

Thanks, SandyMN! <waves>

Zombie has also put the link on the original Christmas Appeal thread.

She's getting EXCITED!!! grin

IamtheZombie Thu 28-Nov-13 15:31:10

May Zombie also suggest that the Thank You thread be stickied in Active Convos, Christmas and Site Stuff as those are the 3 most likely places folk will look for it? Perhaps also Chat.

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