Transcript of the Elf Supervisor Chat

Elf Crash Murphy and several of the Elf Supervisors met in Elf Chat to answer questions of the elf community. This is a transcript of their conversation:

Elf MaxTrying to get the supes in here now….they don’t know what to do!!!
Elf Chocolate Snowflakesyes
Elf PinkyHey!!!
Elf UlanYeah, Elf Max
Elf UlanHello, Elf Pincky!
Elf UlanElf Pinky!
Elf MaxOk, from what I can see….we have Elf Randi from Sector 1 here…
Elf Chocolate Snowflakeshi pinky
Elf MaxElf Rolf from Sector 3
Elf MaxElf Pinky from Sector 5
Elf MaxCrash is here….
Elf UlanHello, Elf Randi!
Elf MaxWe’re missing Elf Tubby from Sector 4, who has internet issues
Elf MaxAnd Elf Clif, who can’t make it.
Elf UlanHello, Elf Rolf!
Elf MaxCrash, did I miss anyone?
Elf UlanHi, Elf Crash! XD
Elf Rolf JanssenHello everyone
Elf Crash MurphyI think we are good to go
Elf Randi HumeHi everyone!
Elf MaxOk, everyone…lots of people here, I’ll do the best I can to keep order
Elf MaxWe want this to be a very open chat
Elf MaxWe’ll try to take it one at a time, but we want you guys to ask your questions. The supervisors as I understand it do NOT have an agenda. This is all about your questions.
Elf MaxSo…that being said….who has a question?
Elf CrusaderI do.
Elf MaxOk, fire away
elfbubbleteahey guys!
Elf CrusaderElf Pinky, if an elf moves, do they have to reapply for a city captain position
Elf MaxGo ahead, Crusader
Elf CrusaderOr any position
Elf PinkyGood question, Crusader. We should talk about it, yes. We don’t want to kick someone out. I heard you were moving
Elf CrusaderIs my question not showing?
Elf Crash MurphyCity Captain is very location specific. So move to a city where there is no City Captain, Crusader
Elf UlanElf Randi, how are my reports so far? I want to know what weather report you need, wind, temperature, etc.
Elf CrusaderI am ma’am. To Iowa
Elf Randi HumeElf Ulan. Your reports are excellent. The biggest help in reporting the weather right now is the forecast for the next couple of days. With the sleigh in our sector right now, it helps
Elf MaxGreat questions!
Elf Chocolate Snowflakeself pinky what is your favorite thing about Christmas time?
Elf PinkyI heard all the elves in Sector 3 are shorter than 5’2″. Is that true?
Elf CrusaderCrash, what do you expect of us this year?
Elf PinkyI love tracking Santa. It’s my life, Elf CS
Elf Rolf JanssenNo, that’s not true, Pinky. I hear all the elves in Sector 5 wear pink.
Elf Crash MurphyI’ll hold off on answering that for now, Crusader. I think Elf Pinky should answer that
Elf PinkyI hope they do, Rolf!!!
Elf Crash MurphyYou two….
Elf CrusaderPinky, what do you expect of sector 5 this year
Elf PinkyExpectations? I would expect our elves to be present and paying attention. Ready for anything
Elf PinkyFor the record, we’re in good shape right now. Right on target
Elf UlanThank you, Elf Randi. So I can keep my style. Do you need to send the report tomorrow or Tuesday this time?
Elf PinkyOctober is going to be a busy time for us
Elf CrusaderDo we know when Santa will be home?
Elf Randi HumeElf Ulan, I prefer the weekly reports any time on Tuesday
Elf Crash MurphyNo clue about Santa, Crusader. People are starting to talk.
Elf MaxPinky, when is the best time to send in chimney inspections?
Elf PinkyThat’s an October thing, Max. Early enough to still have good weather but late enough for the information to be current for Santa
Elf UlanElf Randi, thank you! I’ll send it on the regular day. How about the local Christmas reports I send?
Elf MaxIs Sector 5 still the biggest one in terms of numbers of elves?
Elf PinkyYes, by far.
Elf notJackI have a question for Elf Pinky
Elf PinkyGo ahead, Jill
Elf PinkySorry, Elf NotJack
Elf Chocolate Snowflakeswow that’s alot of elves here in sector 5
Elf notJackUhh
Elf notJackOkay so, I’m not quite sure what I’m supposed to be doing right now in terms of reports could you explain your expectations?
Elf Crash MurphyIf you wanna get under Pinky’s skin, just call her Red
Elf Rolf JanssenHey Red!
Elf CrusaderHow am I personally doing so far pinky?
Elf PinkyReport expectations are pretty light. I’d like to see a weather report once a week right now, just to help with test flights
Elf PinkyWe want as well to be sending in reports that notes BIG changes locally since last Christmas
Elf Chocolate SnowflakesI have a question for pinky
Elf notJackOkay thank you!
Elf PinkyAlso, any upcoming road construction would be great to note as well
Elf PinkyBut I’m not asking for a ton of specifics right now, that changes after Oct 1 or if I get something new from North Pole Flight Command
Elf Crash MurphyGuys, as me that question at the end of the chat….
Elf UlanElf Randi, please tell me about the Local Christmas reports. My area is still very quiet, and my reports are okay or not
Elf CrusaderAm I still sector lead?
Elf Chocolate Snowflakeswhere i live don’t have an chimney and the area of where i live doesn’t’ have chimneys either what do i do if you call a chimney report?
Elf Randi HumeIt is quiet in many areas, Elf Ulan. But things are changing quickly. I’m noticing in my travels a lot more Christmas out there. Online and offline, people are talking a lot more about Christmas
Elf PinkyGREAT questions Elf CS. If you have no chimneys just don’t send in a report. No need to confuse things by reporting on something that isn’t there. This is a common thing.
Elf CrusaderWhat if there’s no test flight in your area?
Elf MaxWill we have the same Sector Lead in Sector 5 as we did last year? (Sorry, Crusader)
Elf PinkyYes, Crusader is our Lead
Elf CrusaderNo problem max
Elf Rolf JanssenThe test flights are more in your areas than you know. There are 12 sleighs flying out there. They aren’t always together
Elf Randi HumeWe sure have a lot of flights in Sector 1 right now
Elf UlanElf Randi, thank you, I’m looking forward to changing the time, we will see when it happens!
Elf MaxHow much do the test flights matter, Pinky?
Elf PinkyThey are great for training. It feels kind of low key because those flights are going so well. They don’t need or ask much from us. At least for now.
Elf Crash MurphyThat could change though.
Elf MaxWhat do you mean, Crash?
Elf Crash MurphyWhat I hear is that that test flights are doing so well, they are pushing the agenda forward. Not even sure if it will be flown come December, They are moving fast. So keep track of them
Elf UlanElf Randi, yes, they came to my area too! XD
Elf PinkyWhat could they ask of us, Crash?
Elf CrusaderPinky, is there anything that I should be doing as sector lead right now?
Elf Crash MurphyWeather mostly. But I hear rumors they may engage our trackers in some….special assignments.
Elf CrusaderSpecial assignments?
Elf PinkyCrusader, you’re doing it. When new elves come on board, become their friend. This goes for all of you. We can all do a better job of sharing information and skills
Elf UlanElf Crash, do you know Santa’s sleigh is with the test flights now?
Elf CrusaderHappy to do so , pinky!
Elf Crash MurphyCan’t say anything more than that, Crusader. But what would you think if they sent a test flight right over your house and told you it was coming. Would you watch?
Elf Chocolate Snowflakeself crash how heavy is the sleigh?
Elf Crash MurphyElf Ulan, I have no idea about that. Santa’s got a different agenda. I don’t think he is with the test flights, no.
Elf CrusaderI would crash
Elf Crash MurphyChocolate Snowflakes, I have no real idea. At least 15 pounds.
Elf PinkyI have a feeling that Santa is back in Sector 5. Just a feeling.
Elf Chocolate Snowflakescool
Elf PinkyOk, Crash – I’ll ask it. What are your expectations of us?
Elf Randi HumeI think it’s a little heavier than 15 pounds, Crash
Elf Crash MurphyMy expectations. Ok, listen up.
Elf CrusaderFrom what I hear, Santa has a friend who lives in Minnesota who he’s been visiting
Elf UlanElf Crash, thank you, okay, he got a different agenda. Do you know what it is?
Elf Crash MurphyRight and for the next month ONLY, I’d like the Elf Supervisors to focus a little bit on Elf recruiting
Elf Crash MurphyWe don’t need a lot of new elves.
Elf Crash MurphyBut I think making a small effort to have fresh eyes and new elves with us is a good idea
Elf Crash MurphySanta does not want MILLIONS of new elves like we did in past years….just a few
Elf Crash MurphySo be selective
Elf Rolf JanssenOk
Elf Crash MurphySanta doesn’t sound to me like he’s coming back to the North Pole soon
Elf Crash MurphyI’m guessing…Thanksgiving, maybe? I just don’t know
Elf Crash MurphyBUT, when he gets back he’s going to have instruction for us
Elf CrusaderWhen do things start kicking into high gear for us?
Elf Crash MurphyMy experience with him going on walkabout is that he always comes back with very specific information in certain areas
Elf Crash MurphyHigh gear? Really high gear comes November
Elf Chocolate Snowflakeswhen is a good time to send our christmas list?
Elf UlanElf Crash, maybe Santa will not visit Canada this year with Mrs. Claus?
Elf Crash MurphyAnd I think Santa may have some special stuff for us. I just want us to be ready for it. It could be different because it is a walkabout year
Elf MaxElf Chocolate Snowflakes, I think Elf Hugo talked about wish lists in this morning’s North Pole Chat
Elf CrusaderHow does mrs. C feel about Santa be gone for so long?
Elf Crash MurphyYes, it sounds like Santa’s not doing Thanksgiving in Canada. Which is WEIRD
Elf Crash MurphyMrs. Claus is a very strong lady. She’s the best. I don’t know how she feels about Santa being gone but I can tell you that Santa is a lot more active right now and talking to all of us by phone a great deal. I talked to him on Thursday
Elf CrusaderIs he watching this chat?
Elf MaxDid Santa give you any special instructions FOR US?
Elf UlanElf Crash, thank you for telling it!
Elf Crash MurphySanta will read this transcript but I have no reason to believe he is online right now.
Elf Crash MurphySanta did not give any special instructions. I actually asked him that and he told me to just listen to my boss, Elf Roger Star of North Pole Flight Command
Elf UlanI hope Santa would be here!
Elf CrusaderCool
Elf Chocolate Snowflakescool
Elf Crash MurphyI know Santa was here last weekend…or at least a few weeks ago. He seemed pretty happy with his visit
Elf Crash MurphyI would not be surprised if he hopped back on SantaTrackers.net every now and then going forward. We’re in the season now. Santa is engaged.
Elf CrusaderThat’s good to hear
Elf MaxOk, we’re over time – any last questions for Crash or the Elf Supervisors?
Elf MaxSupes, any last words?
Elf CrusaderWould any of you like to be on one of my podcasts
Elf PinkyFrom what I can see every elf here is very experienced. You know what to do. I’ll do better to let you know what we need.
Elf Randi HumeI will focus on some new elf blood going forward, Crash. I’m proud of my team!
Elf UlanThank you, Elf Crash, and supervisors! I’m so delighted to see you today! I hope we will see you again soon! XD
Elf Rolf JanssenI think it still may be possible to get Santa here for a tracker-elf only chat. He and I talked about that a long time ago. I know our elves want that very much
Elf Chocolate Snowflakesbye
Elf MaxThat would be very cool. Crash, is that possible?
Elf Crash MurphyYes sir. I talked about it with him too. Looks like December though
Elf PinkyI’ll be here for that!
Elf MaxOk, that’s a good note to end it on. Thank you everyone for being here!
Elf PinkyThanks everyone!
Elf Randi HumeGood job everyone!
Elf Rolf JanssenSemper Fi!
Elf UlanElf Randi, Thank you so much!
Elf CrusaderLater everyone
Elf notJackThan you supervisors!
Elf Chocolate Snowflakesyou’re welcome bye.
Elf Crash MurphyThanks, Max. Nice work.

Come to the Elf Supervisor Chat

Hi y’all!

We have finally received buy-in from all our Elf Supervisors for a joint chat for all sectors this Sunday at 11am EST.

We know that time is not convenient for many people. It is simply impossible for us to find a time that works for everyone.

But, with North Pole Chat scheduled with Elf Hugo scheduled this Sunday at SantaUpdate.com at 10am we feel that we have the best chance to get folks together for a chat with the Elf Supervisors right after that.

So after you chat it up with Elf Hugo on Sunday morning at SantaUpdate.com, just come over here to SantaTrackers.net to chat with the Elf Supervisors.

I have ask the Elf Supervisors to make this an open chat. That means YOU will be driving the discussion – not them. Don’t expect any big announcements and a huge list of instructions to come from this chat. This chat is about YOUR questions for THEM.

I might be there, lurking in the background. I want the focus to be on the Supervisors.

Elf Max will moderate the chat and will be able to answer questions, too.

Thanks!

Santa Tracker Chat

Elves in Sector 1 on Alert

Elves,

The test flights of Santa’s sleigh will be wrapping up in Sector 5 this week and heading for “an extended period in the Pacific region”.

That’s us – or at least mostly us. I suppose it’s possible the sleigh could be on the fringes of Sector 2 at times.

Doesn’t matter. We’ll be in the spotlight.

My source in Flight Command does not say exactly where the test flights will be going. However, in talking with another elf I know who has contact with the North Pole Navy, I know ships of the navy are already headed towards Guam, Japan and the Philippines. I also heard one of the ships assigned to the Indian Ocean is transferring towards Australia and New Zealand waters.

So it looks like a lot of activity is headed our way for the next few weeks in September.

Also, just so you know, I’m looking to organize a chat with the other elf supervisors. Just giving you a heads up for now. If it is going to happen I’d like to do it around the middle of the month.

We’ll keep you posted.

Let’s Rock, Sector 1

Hello from our base in Fiji! Our tracking center here in Nadi is now fully operational and we’re tracking both the test flights of Santa’s sleigh as well as movements of the North Pole Navy.

We get a lot of questions about the North Pole Navy. Considering our sector is the one with the most beaches and the most shorelines against oceans it is natural the North Pole Navy is most active in our areas.

We are noting a lot of changes this year in many areas of the sector.

So we will want a lot of fresh reports this year in advance of Santa’s flight.

For those trackers out there who want to get started sending in reports, we’re going to start with weather reports and general property updates. The report calls will grow over time.

So, to begin, plan on doing the following:

1. Weather reports on Tuesdays. Try to include a five-day forecast for your area. This will change come December, but for now this will be the most helpful.

2. Local Christmas Reports will be pretty important each year. Please try to send in one of the these reports every Sunday if you can. They will seem kind of silly early on but these reports give us good information as the season goes on. There is value in doing this one every week.

That’s it for now, guys!

Regional Tracking Center for Sector 1

North Pole Flight Command has just announced the location of the Regional Tracking Center for Sector 1. It will be located in Fiji this year.

For more details, please see the announcement at the North Pole Flight Command website.

Each sector features a regional tracking center staffed by an Elf Supervisor and elves from Flight Command who coordinate activities in advance and during Santa’s flight. Instructions for tracker elves in each sector come from the regional tracking center who works with Flight Command at the North Pole.

The announcement today indicates it will be operational by September first.

As Christmas-in-July continues similar announcements from Flight Command are expected for each Sector.

Report Form for Finding Santa

As we promised earlier last week we now have activated a report form so that tracker elves can report possible sightings of Santa.

Finding Santa

This report is a little different. It goes straight to the Finding Santa Trask Force at North Pole Flight Command.

When you send in information via this form it gets added to the database of other information recently gathered about Santa’s possible location.

This allows analysts to compare all the information.

With this mass amount of information, Elf Roger Star, Elf Agent X and other task force leaders can move elf assets from the North Pole Sleigh Fleet, the North Pole Navy, and Flight Command Scout teams to different locations.

We recognize that these reports are mostly tips. Most will likely not pan out. However, all it takes is one good report to move us closer to finding Santa.

We hope you will use this report form frequently. There are NO bad reports!

The News Department will be providing updates at least weekly. Be sure to follow breaking developments at SantaUpdate.com, NorthPoleFlightCommand.com and right here on SantaTrackers.net for ongoing information.

Thank you.

Mrs. Claus Stands in for Santa

Mrs. Claus has taken charge in the absence of Santa Claus while he goes on walkabout. News of Santa’s travels broke at SantaUpdate.com yesterday.

As noted at North Pole Flight Command this morning, Mrs. Claus has set up office at Santa’s Workshop and chosen Elf Trixie to be her Chief of Staff while Santa is gone.

For the Elf Community at SantaTrackers.net, Elf Trixie says that Mrs. Claus will be meeting with Elf Roger Star this next week for an update on the various projects already in progress for the tracker elf community.

As for Elf Trixie, I am her boss in her regular duties, and while serving Mrs. Claus as Chief of Staff I have been told that Trixie will continue in her regular reporting duties for North Pole News and here at SantaTrackers.net.

We have all been told that even though Santa will be absent for a while we can expect things to carry on normally.

Stand Down, Elves

It’s time. The Bedtime Advisories are telling us and now Flight Command is tell us. Time for elves in Sector 1 to stand down.

Thank you, friends. It appears things are going well for Santa in Sector 1. Let’s now get ready for him in our own homes.

Merry Christmas to each of you.

I will be posting a recap for our Sector after Santa returns to the North Pole.

One Last Weather Update

This sounds like the final report request for our sector tonight from Flight Command. Naturally, it’s about the weather. Let’s help them out with the latest:

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Watch for Bedtime Advisories

It’s getting later here, gang. Bedtime Advisories are posted at NorthPoleFlightCommand.com. You might want to start watching for them. Not long after Santa launches we expect to see them roll out for our Sector.

Ground Report Needed

We must be getting closer to delivery in our sector. Flight Command wants a fresh look at things on the ground:

This is very important. We need to know where you are seeing what you are reporting.
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Santa Launches in 9 Hours

Santa launches in just 9 hours. For us in Sector 1, that actually happens at a decent time – in the middle of our evening or late afternoon. In a lot of sectors it is happening late at night or early in the morning. In this case, we’re the lucky ones.

I know it feels like a long time at this point. But we have waited this long, what’s a little longer?

That being said, I think it would be awesome to start sending some new Elfie Selfies to us in the Regional Tracking Center. I want to put your pictures up so elves working here can be reminded of who got us here! No rush on this, I know it’s still fairly early in the morning for some of you.

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