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

https://gamedev.stackexchange.com/users?tab=reputation&filter=all

… 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

gamedev.stackexchange.com Tshirt

Sticker

gamedev.stackexchange.com sticker

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

Congratulations!

(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)

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    \$\begingroup\$ Awesome, made my day. \$\endgroup\$ – CiscoIPPhone Jun 17 '11 at 23:25
  • \$\begingroup\$ Thanks! Tokens of appreciation are always welcome. Brought a smile to my face after a very rough week. \$\endgroup\$ – Keyframe Jun 17 '11 at 23:32
  • \$\begingroup\$ Wow, Thank you very much! Unexpected gifts are always awesome! :) \$\endgroup\$ – James Jun 17 '11 at 23:35
  • \$\begingroup\$ I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised when I received an email about this. Very cool! :) \$\endgroup\$ – Ari Patrick Jun 18 '11 at 0:42
  • \$\begingroup\$ :) 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! \$\endgroup\$ – A.A. Grapsas Jun 18 '11 at 1:34
  • \$\begingroup\$ Oh noes! Huge kudos to jhocking though! \$\endgroup\$ – Jonathan Connell Jun 19 '11 at 17:56
  • \$\begingroup\$ What about for the most amazingest new users? Like Trevor Powell, Valkea and... me? :P \$\endgroup\$ – Jonathan Connell Jun 19 '11 at 18:05
  • \$\begingroup\$ @3nix we see you! gamedev.stackexchange.com/users?tab=newusers \$\endgroup\$ – Jeff Atwood Jun 19 '11 at 21:26
  • \$\begingroup\$ Oh I almost missed it, didn't see the mail, thank you guys very much :) \$\endgroup\$ – Maik Semder Jun 28 '11 at 21:57
  • \$\begingroup\$ status update ? \$\endgroup\$ – Will Jul 6 '11 at 20:17
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    \$\begingroup\$ @will 6-8 weeks .. everything is in progress! \$\endgroup\$ – Jeff Atwood Jul 6 '11 at 21:08
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    \$\begingroup\$ @aku it is a discussion about a promotion benefiting the gamedev.se 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 shop.stackexchange.com \$\endgroup\$ – Jeff Atwood Jul 7 '11 at 12:13
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    \$\begingroup\$ 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. \$\endgroup\$ – Cyclops Jul 11 '11 at 14:51
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Jeff Atwood, is there any news on this? It is almost two month now. \$\endgroup\$ – Hendrik Brummermann Aug 7 '11 at 23:10
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    \$\begingroup\$ @hendrik afaik everything was mailed out about a week ago? \$\endgroup\$ – Jeff Atwood Sep 8 '11 at 22:08
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Very cool, thanks so much! It's fun being part of this community.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ 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 :) \$\endgroup\$ – bummzack Jun 18 '11 at 7:44
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    \$\begingroup\$ Everyone is using answers for feedback ;-) \$\endgroup\$ – The Communist Duck Jun 18 '11 at 16:48
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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

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

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  • \$\begingroup\$ 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 :( \$\endgroup\$ – Cyclops Sep 22 '11 at 13:09
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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 "spreadsheets.google.com"... I should proceed with caution.

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

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Yup, got mine too today. Sweet. \$\endgroup\$ – bummzack Sep 16 '11 at 7:58
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And I thought that my score wasn't that high. Thank you guys! :D

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  • \$\begingroup\$ 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. \$\endgroup\$ – Cyclops Jun 23 '11 at 12:55
  • \$\begingroup\$ @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. \$\endgroup\$ – The Communist Duck Jun 27 '11 at 12:38
  • \$\begingroup\$ @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. \$\endgroup\$ – Cyclops Jun 27 '11 at 12:43
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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?

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

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  • \$\begingroup\$ 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. \$\endgroup\$ – Cyclops Sep 17 '11 at 13:02
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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)

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

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