We want to congratulate and thank everyone that helped this site and community grow healthily into what they are today!

If you can find your name among the top 72 users in the first two pages here, we have a surprise for you! We want to send you a token of our appreciation for being among the most prolific users in this community! As such, we're sending you a little box, inside which you'll find:





I don't know why they have floppy disks with very old Microsoft Windows software on them, but apparently they're a good place to put a sticker.

I'll be reaching out to you shortly with a link to a form: be sure to fill out the form as soon as you're able to do so! You'll have two weeks to do it, after which I'll close the form and take care of sending all of the swag your way! It should take from 6 to 8 weeks for the package to be delivered to you!

If you're not on the list, don't worry too much about it — we've got some extra swag stored we can send to you for events and such!

Thanks to all of you for making this site great!

Update 10/18/2016: We're sorry for the delay. We did send quite a few swag runs to our warehouse at about the same time, so they are slightly backlogged. As far as I know, this run is still in the process of having the product finalized before mass printing and has not been shipped. I will let you all know when I hear anything further.

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    Awesome! Oops - I have 2 accounts and both of them are listed. I guess I can't be awarded twice, so let's give away one set to the first person on page 3. Commented Jul 25, 2016 at 18:22
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    @ThomasWeller Absolutely. I was already planning to pull 1 extra person to make up for that Tim Post guy stealing one of the spots. Pffft. That guy.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Commented Jul 25, 2016 at 20:52
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    7 weeks ... I'm so excited ... It could arrive every day ... Commented Sep 16, 2016 at 17:57
  • 11 weeks ... Should I be worried?! :/
    – Dɑvïd
    Commented Oct 9, 2016 at 12:55
  • Did someone receive it already? Commented Oct 18, 2016 at 16:07
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    Any update on this? Almost half a year is passed and I've not received my swag yet x)
    – Mr. Alien
    Commented Dec 5, 2016 at 6:45
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    I too neither received it yet. Commented Dec 12, 2016 at 12:26
  • Looks like you don't have to be in the "top 72" of users ... at least I'm not, but today I found a similar package in my mail, shipped all the way to the land of beer, chocolats and fries ... aka BE. Merci! PS: for those who are not so good in French: thank you! Commented Feb 1, 2017 at 14:44
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    @Pierre.Vriens You were half a year ago when the top 72 was selected for swag. You just aren't anymore. But that doesn't matter.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Commented Feb 1, 2017 at 14:55
  • @animuson : aha, that's the explanation ... Just to be sure the rules won't change, and even "today" that doesn't matter, I might soon try to get (about) +60 points, to avoid some other SE requests arrives to ship it back ... stay tuned ... Commented Feb 1, 2017 at 15:04
  • Thanks for the gesture, but I would not use it, so you can give it to someone else. However (and that's the reason I'm commenting here on 6 Feb 2017) I have never seen any mail with a link to a form. Maybe caught in a spam trap, maybe something wrong in your administration. I.e. something to watch out for next time.
    – user416
    Commented Feb 6, 2017 at 21:20
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    Still waiting ...
    – Mawg
    Commented Mar 7, 2017 at 15:27

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Yay! Mine arrived today. Thanks a lot!! :D

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    Awesome! I hadn't been informed these ever shipped out. Good to know. thumbs up
    – animuson StaffMod
    Commented Jan 18, 2017 at 3:41
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    Mine too. The shirt is a great fabric type.
    – user46
    Commented Jan 19, 2017 at 0:41
  • @Undo yes, it is much nicer than my ask Ubuntu shirt.
    – Seth
    Commented Jan 19, 2017 at 0:43
  • Mine came this morning too. The packaging survived being found by the dog.
    – Chenmunka
    Commented Jan 20, 2017 at 13:04
  • Also in Scotland ... brightened a dark January day!
    – Dɑvïd
    Commented Jan 20, 2017 at 18:51
  • Good mine too. Yaay
    – danijelc
    Commented Jan 21, 2017 at 10:22
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    Mine did not arrive yet. :-( Commented Jan 26, 2017 at 12:01
  • Yesterday, the package was in my post box. :-) :-) :-) Thank you so much. Commented Feb 1, 2017 at 7:22

Thank you very much. That's thoughtful.

I have a sufficient amount of clothing, and would prefer to donate mine to someone more needy who perhaps does not have a clean shirt to wear.

Would you be willing to ship my t-shirt to a homeless shelter instead of sending it to me? That would make me happy. :-)

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    Hm, I think it would be more meaningful if you delivered it to a local shelter rather than us shipping it to some random shelter. Of course, you are always free to just enter the address for a local shelter so that it gets delivered directly to them (although I wouldn't personally advise it without at least getting their permission to do so first).
    – animuson StaffMod
    Commented Aug 1, 2016 at 16:25

Thank you so much animuson & Stack Exchange. I don't have any stickers on my laptop but I think I might make an exception:).

My shirt and stickers came as well, thank you so much StackExchange:)


Shirt will be given to someone, most likely anyone looking in need of it but stickers I wanna put up in nice places

I bought my self a wooden case PC, can't wait to receive sticker and put it on :)


Got mine a couple of days ago - brilliant! Thank you very much! I think I was one of the lower rep users to just qualify for the merch, but it's greatly appreciated! :)

Software recommendations tshirt modelled by self


Mine has now arrived, (all the way in Australia). I'm pretty happy about this, the fabric is loverly. And it means a bit, since this was the first site I committed to on Area51, and I put in a fair bit when it was starting up as part of my committment (and then when we reached public beta and were well established more or less dropped off.)

One suggestion for future shirts of this type, would be the have the StackExchange name and logo on it as well, because that is a much better known brand than any individual site (except the big 3). And it gives context to the shirt, that just saying "Software Recommendations" does not.

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