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    Halloween - To answer or not to answer?

    Just curious to see who answers their doors to trick or treaters and who doesn't. I personally don't, and won't ever, and wish common sense would apply to some people (if I've not answered it means I haven't got any treats so see no point in opening the door to give false hope to your children, so there's also no need to shout abuse or calling me a "spoilt sport ") or at least adopt a "No decorations/no lights = no knock" rule but I'm just an anti-social 20 year old grump bag.

    What have you all been doing?
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    They know not to visit our house.....

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    We apply the no light/no decorations = no knock.

    We will answer until we run out of sweets, and then I have a sign that says I've run out. Surprisingly few knocks this year.

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    I don't answer the door either after having some kids throw things at our house a few years ago as a "trick". Luckily no windows were broken.

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    That reminds me - time to wire the doorbell up to the mains again....

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    Never been an issue for me... That never come knocking at my place. They're all too scared of me!

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    We have a pumpkin outside, treats available yet not many did last year (2 or 3 knocks) This year, one so far

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    We answered last year, but hardly anyone knocked, so we've adopted the "no lights, go away" approach this year.

    No knocks as of yet, one group trying to get into the garden while I was opening the door to get in, though their parents / carers / zookeepers ( one was in an elephant mask, it counts :P ) quickly shoo'd them up the road.

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    Brb... finding out where you all live to get free sweets.

    We don't open the door here. They don't want sweets, they want money... and if you don't give it to them you're likely to get punched.
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    I live in a flat so no one bothers. In the rare chance another neighbor lets one in ,they 'knock' but we just blank them.

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    We put a pumpkin out and the kids like to give out the sweets but once they've run out we put the pumpkins away and don't answer the door anymore, had quite a few this year, Missus, eldest and youngest are out at a party so just me and middle child here as she was too naughty to go to the party.

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    I FELT I SHOULD MAKE A SPECIAL APPEARANCE THIS HALLOWE'EN

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    No one has ever knocked here in 8 years. I see them walking down our street but never knock... Don't know why?... Strange.

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    The house goes into darkness and to be honest as a rule of thumb never answer the door unless I am expecting visitors, bit like answering a caller who withholds their telephone number.

    Will be in my own place next year with a camera on the door, already got the blackout blinds on order to make it look like I am not in.

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    We had a total of about 30 kids come to the door tonight and most had a parent with them, we only give sweets to them no money and once the sweets ran out we put a sign up saying no sweets left.



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