Does anyone know how to check profiles if they haven’t posted? As the email bounced as well I am presuming someone was hoping to get and not send. They have been excluded unless I hear otherwise from them.
@RiotDemon And it turns out fake email address and fake meh name (yes I temporarily turned on my profile so that’s not the problem). So he is out for sure. No one will suffer as it was caught now and so no one has him and he has no one. Second time (under my watch) this has happened. Thanks for telling me how to do this.
@Kidsandliz, ya, so I think I’m about an idiot. Plus, I’m a little loopy after 3 hours with a dentists fingers fussing about in my yaw and all the associated medications. But… I guess I’m not remembering which email address I submitted, cause I checked my most common ones and no emails from you there. Might I trouble you, at your convenience, to peek at your database and whisper the email addy I submitted?
@ruouttaurmind Blame the goat. I whispered the answer. There is a 50 cent fine but please donate that to the gofundme I started for those ex-cattery employees. I called them today to let them know I have requested the first batch of money to be taken out of the account so I can give it to them (gofundme said Feb 1 - I wish it could be sooner) and one of them started crying that strangers would help her out. Another one clearly was struggling not to cry. The folks on the meh forum are truly wonderful.
@llangley@UncleVinny Well the user name won’t work if they haven’t posted. Also try on the woot forums. Maybe the came from there and post there using the same user name… I did make a post below telling folks to post about themselves if they want.
Those who wanted to send only - by the time I got the list out last night and then did work stuff I had to do I was too tired (am too tired this morning too - sitting at car repair, that was too early!) and I have deadlines (I teach online and micromanagement is the norm). I’ll either email this evening or tomorrow with info. The short version is if you only want to send if someone gets screwed, if you want to randomly pick someone to send a bonus box to, or… I know we have a couple of bonus box people and one who wants to send a bonus box only if they aren’t needed for anyone being screwed by their sender.
I sent a name correction to three of you just now (as in you weren’t sent the mailing address name, just the meh name). So everyone please periodically check your email for stuff like this. Hopefully this is the only thing I screwed up.
how did i miss out? dag nabbit. i want to send someone a surprise
i would blame the goat, but i’m thinking it’s probably my own fault!! oh well. i’ll just save up more stuff, and the next one i’ll have a massive, monster box to send to some lucky individual.
@LemonTheCat Besides blaming the goat complain to management as they only had it on broadcast for a couple of hours… if it had been there at least a day or two it would have been more visible. You aren’t the only one who didn’t see it.
@Kidsandliz it’s okay it happens. I’m not a huge technology person and don’t keep up as much as the average person. I’m not very cool. I’m telling you, next time there’s one it’s going to be a monster box of surprises 🦶
@Kidsandliz I’m being vulcanized into action. (It’s only logical not to force My Recipient to wait any longer than necessary.)
Though…I kinda muffed it today. Got busy and forgetful at work, and even though I brought a biggish package to work to remind me to ship it…I still forgot. Blame @mike808 somehow, I guess? Anywhoozle, I will surely ship tomorrow!
I sent mine with a tracking email yesterday. Hopefully the recipient got the email. He/She should have the box Monday.
Also those of you worrying about the USPS increase, for the medium flat rate priority box; it will be less than $1 more. So don’t panic
Me to my spouse: “Can you pick me up 4 medium boxes and 1 large box so I send random crap to strangers on the internet?”
Spouse’s unsupervised trip while I was at work resulted in this:
I made the assumption he was going to the post office to pick up boxes…he returned with moving boxes. Luckily, for my fellow Mehmbers…I’ve filled these boxes and will ship them on Monday…you’ve been warned…(insert evil laugh)
@RiotDemon Oh I think you will change your tune a bit later (smirk). I can be bribed if you delete your last message on the endless last post here thread that you put right before you locked it, which would then leave mine as the last one. That is probably a big enough bribe for me to give you a hint.
Well now we have THREE bonus box winners (insert evil laugh) being sent by 3 very generous people… And no I won’t tell so you will just need to keep checking your mail to see if the publishers clearing house mystery box shows up at your house.
There might be a 4th but that depends on whether or not they are needed to send to someone who has been screwed.
@submariner Finally, and only hours under deadline, I got boxes in the mail today. Yours should be delivered Saturday. I’m shipping from a rural substation, so that typically adds a day to the journey.
And for cripes sake, learn to overshare with thousands of rando strangers in online forums, would you?
@ruouttaurmind I admit I haven’t posted here often. I know it’s too late, but here’s a future hint: I don’t use this username often (it’s a hard one to get), BUT it’s also the same as my Twitter handle, which has a lot of links to my Instagram which is my more common username
I packed most of a box, but then found weird pockets of maybe better (“better” = “more meh”) choices and now I’m vacillating on what to do. I’m home all day tomorrow, so unless the POLAR VORTEX freezes me solid I’ll figure it out.
On a moderately related topic, I owe @studerc an ENORMOUS apology/thank you. He got me in a mehrican exchange in October '16 and sent me a great box of stuff, which I put aside to photograph, never photographed, and then sort of forgot about. Cut to: today, when I realized that we should cover the huge gaps at the windows of our structurally unsound house and spent the afternoon FREAKING OUT about it for no real reason, and then thought, “wait. @studerc sent me an open, partially used window sealing kit with no tape. I have tape, I can use the film if I can find it.” And because I am a crazy hoarder, I found it within a half-hour and will be sealing up at least part of my home tomorrow thanks to him. So, I’m truly sorry I never posted a picture of the great box you sent. And I’m thankful it included a box with some shrink film in it.
PS I will be passing along the copy of From Justin to Kelly to my lucky exchange recipient.
I’ve just spent the last hour stalking the forums, armed with Google search operators, trying to learn a bit more about the targets… er, I mean recipients of the boxes I’ll be sending out tomorrow morning so I could try and tailor the contents of the boxes to the persons.
My efforts have netted me… NOTHING. A big, fat, empty nothing. Sorry guys! You have to learn to blather more, or you get what you get!
/giphy evil laugh
@ruouttaurmind Sorry you randomly got two who don’t post since you were going to make the effort to customize the boxes a bit. I only check that their user name/email is legit and that they didn’t join, oh, say, yesterday. I then, literally, make the rest of it random.
@Kidsandliz No worries! The recipients are legitz, and have posted semi-regularly over the last year or two. But unlike many of us, they don’t seem to share personal details with thousands of random strangers.
OK - This excuse passed my fake excuse test. According to my spreadsheet and google @mikeleemm is experiencing -23 degrees right now. On Friday it is projected to be +23 degrees. Your excuse expires then.
@boredashell Finally, and only hours under deadline, I got boxes in the mail today. Yours should be delivered… maybe as soon as Satuday, but possibly not until Monday. I’m shipping from a rural substation, so that typically adds a day to the journey. You like stuff and things, you’re getting stuff and things.
And for cripes sake, learn to overshare with thousands of rando strangers in online forums, would you?
@mick go see my email to you. @Captamehrican left the ‘s’ off of her street name based on last time (I was sending to her last time and she got it so that one has to be “good enough” LOL). I just download to excel what people type in and then copy/paste from that into the emails. We had someone else who misspelled their user name…
@submariner Cool, I wasn’t sure who it was from, I suspect it must have been you In the box was a Woot Monkey (classic), a pair of promo Global Knowledge socks (someone I’ve amassed a bunch of these from various vendors now), a lunchbag, grime hand wipes, and wait for it… CASH!!! Canadian, Indian, Australian!
@ELUNO oooooh yeah, I like to take revenge on icky corporate mail or bills or garbage ads by making them sit sullenly in my mailbox for a few days before I collect em, on the outside chance that they send word back to “their kind” that my mailbox is a hostile environment for dullsville mail that I want no part in.
So far, this strategy isn’t helping, and is probably giving rein to dark postal-vengeance fantasies that I’d be wise to unnurture. But I’m a punk, Dottie. A rule-flouting rebel. And I fly alone into the teeth of madness, with forever stamps clenched peevishly in my ferocious talons!
@UncleVinny managed to pack box today despite being only 1 thumbed. Hopefully will make it to post office tomorrow, unless the rain is pouring down (I know you frozen people, you’d die for it just being rain, but this is southern California, people drive crazy when it is sunny).
@HexTheOwl Your package has been moved to a bigger box as I killed time during the Polar Vortex. Now it’s snowed. I can put in another pound or two of stuff and still match the flat rate, which is what I’m planning, but it won’t go out until tomorrow. Is this OK?
@mossygreen Just got a package last night, and took a peek inside (the delivery guy decided it was a good idea to leave it out in the rain instead of under my awning but it looks like the contents were dry) I’ll have to take a night to unpack and get a good pic of everything.
And we have yet another meh bonus box that will be going out to one of the lucky ones who actually posted what they received - so be sure to post or your won’t be included in the pool where that recipient will be chosen from.
Hi - So I received my exchange box and I was trying to upload my pics to the reveal thread but everything was wrong so I deleted it. They turned up all sideways and also when I hit upload, a link is generated in the dialogue box where I type but above it, it says “[enter image description here]” - - What am I supposed to put in that box? And where do I type what I want to say about each picture? Am I making this more complicated than it is?
Is there a place I can go to learn how to upload pictures to the Meh forums? Or is there at least a post preview that I am missing?
I feel like I’m shooting blind any time I hit the “Say it” button" and I don’t like it! Lol
@qwerty82 if you put something in the enter description here part that will be the alternate text (caption) for the image. You can leave it alone. The only time someone will see that is if they mouseover/long press on it or if they are using a screenreader. If you put your text there no one will see it unless they do one of those things.
Put what you want to say on the next line after the top part of the code the photo uploader inserts (the [enter description here] part). Leave all the links at the bottom together.
I do it like this: upload pic, type whatever, new line, upload new pic, carry on. I don’t scroll down into the stuff it puts below where I’m writing, just leave it alone.
@qwerty82 The sideways crap is sometimes solved by running the photo though iphoto (or the PC equivalent) and then exporting it. Don’t worry if photos are sideways though. We can just look at it sideways - we will still be able to see what is there. Or you can flag a moderator to fix it for you.
@qwerty82 If you edit your picture (like a minor crop) and save it before you upload it, it will load right side up. There is some techy fancy answer in the forum somewhere for why it loads sideways. Lots of people just leave it sideways and move on.
Sorry, I suck / am going through a really awful time. I haven’t yet opened my package but am really looking forward to it. I also haven’t mailed one out yet, so very sorry to someone who’s waiting, I promise it will go out this week Priority so you won’t be waiting much longer.
I had more surgery on Thursday, so I was out of the office on Thursday and Friday, but I came in this morning to find a pretty sizable box waiting on my desk from @zachdecker. I have no idea how long it’s been sitting here, but thank you, @zachdecker! I’ll open it up tonight at home and post in the Reveal topic!
@Kidsandliz Pain is temporary, but glory will live on in infamy! Or whatever.
Ya, it’s pretty uncomfortable. But TBH, the worst part for me is the two or three hours after the surgery waiting for the effects of the local anesthesthetic to wear off. Can’t speak, drooling on myself if I try to drink or spit out the yuck, face and mouth numb… oh damn I hate that part. And the soft diet after. I don’t know how many more smashed potatoes, Jell-O and applesauce I can eat!
A week ago there wasn’t any real pain after. This time it was pretty uncomfortable for a few days.
@ruouttaurmind I usually at least look at the forums once a night but I’ve been sick as a dog and was for like 3 weeks, this is the first week that I feel almost human, so between the holidays and…the sickness, I’ve not been very social on the intrawebs.
So…quick note…I have been sick w/ a sinus infection and it’s slowed me down…I finally got my boxes mailed out last week…should have been received yesterday/today…I also got 3 boxes I think - which I should have only gotten 2?..haven’t had a chance to open and document and post…due to only having enough energy to get to work/home/put the tot in bed and follow her…so as I’m getting better - I’ll get the posting done…sorry for any delays on my part - four season weekly weather changes have been hell on my sinuses…
@amehzinggraceGUESS WHAT!!! You are a LUCKY BONUS WINNER!!! (yes for real - random number pick where the sender picks a number I tell them whose name is on that excel row). There are some more bonus boxes yet to come to people, including 1 or 2 that will be sent near the end of the exchange.
@amehzinggrace That’s what made me sick!! I live in Georgia and always say Georgia has bipolar weather. You never know what it’s going to be one day to the next and my body cannot take the bouncing back and forth, then things started blooming because it was so warm so my allergies started up…sigh…crazy weather