As a thank you for being awesome, if you are on page 1 or page 2 of …

… we'll be sending you a little care package shortly:

You can expect to get an email soon with details on how to confirm and provide your mailing address and size preferences.

T-Shirt Tshirt

Sticker sticker

The rest of the items you can view in the Stack Exchange store — direct links to sharpie, pens, stickers.


(for anyone else who wants this swag, but isn't on page 1 or page 2 of the all time top users -- the limited edition t-shirts and stickers will be available for purchase from the store soon as well)

Awesome, made my day. – CiscoIPPhone Jun 17 '11 at 23:25
Thanks! Tokens of appreciation are always welcome. Brought a smile to my face after a very rough week. – Keyframe Jun 17 '11 at 23:32
Wow, Thank you very much! Unexpected gifts are always awesome! :) – James Jun 17 '11 at 23:35
I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised when I received an email about this. Very cool! :) – Ari Patrick Jun 18 '11 at 0:42
:) Very cool stuff. I totally put AAGrapsas, though, instead of A.A. Grapsas; but, I figure you guys'll figure that one out! Really cool that you're doing this!! Much appreciated! – A.A. Grapsas Jun 18 '11 at 1:34
Oh noes! Huge kudos to jhocking though! – Jonathan Connell Jun 19 '11 at 17:56
What about for the most amazingest new users? Like Trevor Powell, Valkea and... me? :P – Jonathan Connell Jun 19 '11 at 18:05
@3nix we see you! – Jeff Atwood Jun 19 '11 at 21:26
Oh I almost missed it, didn't see the mail, thank you guys very much :) – Maik Semder Jun 28 '11 at 21:57
status update ? – Will Jul 6 '11 at 20:17
@will 6-8 weeks .. everything is in progress! – Jeff Atwood Jul 6 '11 at 21:08
@aku it is a discussion about a promotion benefiting the community -- it is 100% absolutely on-topic. It directly affects at least 72 members of the gamedev community, and anyone else who would like to obtain gamedev swag from – Jeff Atwood Jul 7 '11 at 12:13
Suggestion - maybe change the FAQ to allow announcements (at least from the management)? While I certainly have no problem with this Question (partly because I'm on page 2 :) I would say that it's an announcement (with feedback), not a true discussion. But there's not really a better place to put it, so I'd agree it belongs here. – Cyclops Jul 11 '11 at 14:51
@Jeff Atwood, is there any news on this? It is almost two month now. – Hendrik Brummermann Aug 7 '11 at 23:10
@hendrik afaik everything was mailed out about a week ago? – Jeff Atwood Sep 8 '11 at 22:08

Very cool, thanks so much! It's fun being part of this community.

I just noticed that I should probably flag my own "answer", since it is more of a comment. But technically Jeff didn't post a question either :) – bummzack Jun 18 '11 at 7:44
Everyone is using answers for feedback ;-) – The Communist Duck Jun 18 '11 at 16:48

The form asks for user-name, but my user-name is not unique. How are you going to match it all up?

Neat way to get the real names and addresses of your users

you can use the full URL of your user page if you like, that is unique – Jeff Atwood Jun 19 '11 at 2:18
cool, I'll just submit again to be sure eh? how many goodie bags will I get? – Will Jun 19 '11 at 16:39
I will not up-vote or down-vote anything from you Will while you have 1337 points! – Jonathan Connell Jun 19 '11 at 18:14
You can upvote him here on meta, it doesn't effect his score. – Noctrine Jun 19 '11 at 21:21

This is great. I was writing meta post about something like this: "hey why don't to make some promo t-shirts and send it to top users for free" a 3 month ago. Than i told myself to not be annoying and did not post anything.

And now! You just made it :-D. Great!

Also i would really appreciate some another color of t-shirt than classic "I'm typical IT guy black color" :). But still awesome. Thanks.

Well, the store has SO shirt in white, but the gamedev shirts don't even seem to be on sale. And I was thinking of getting another one - guess it's an exclusive :( – Cyclops Sep 22 '11 at 13:09

I might just be a little paranoid here but there is a voice inside saying something along these lines:

When the internet offers freebies (with free global shipping and no strings attached) through an email which states that I must give out personal information to a link which goes to ""... I should proceed with caution.

I would be suspicious of this too, but it's StackExchange/Overflow we're talking about. – The Communist Duck Jun 20 '11 at 13:25

Just got my package :) I don't know if I'm one of the first, or one of the last, but at least I can confirm they're shipping. Apparently the fulfillment company is called ST Associates, if you see a strange package in the mail. :) (Though there's also a "ref:Stackexchange" note on the label).

Yup, got mine too today. Sweet. – bummzack Sep 16 '11 at 7:58

And I thought that my score wasn't that high. Thank you guys! :D

One of the few advantages of being in a smaller community... On SO, there are 12K pages of users, I'd be somewhere around 11K. – Cyclops Jun 23 '11 at 12:55
@Cyclops If you look at a lot of them, they have 1 rep and no questions, no answers, no nothing. or maybe one poor question. There's about 5k pages of them. – The Communist Duck Jun 27 '11 at 12:38
@The Communist Duck, yes, I know, it was an exaggeration. :) In fact, it's actually 6K pages, roughly half of the users are 1-pointers. I once counted, to compare with UnityAnswers, to see if UA was just unlucky. But in both cases, it seems half the people just sign on once. – Cyclops Jun 27 '11 at 12:43

Oh wow this is awesome. I am so glad to be a part of this community.

Is this going to be available for global shipping? Just found the email, so it is.

Is there going to be a confirmation of order?


Got my package today, thanks! At first I thought, "I didn't order anything from EBay, did I?"

It's hard to find, but if you look closely at the label, there is a ref:Stackexchange line, even if it's an unknown 'from' address. – Cyclops Sep 17 '11 at 13:02

Anyone in the UK got theirs yet? I'm still keeping my fingers crossed that "global shipping" included such backwater places as London, England...

Mine came yesterday! Wooo (Sep 24 UK)

I'm in Germany, and I got mine today. – user744 Sep 24 '11 at 19:51

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