I come bringing good news! If your name is on the first two pages of:


...you'll be getting an e-mail from me soon to send you a little care package, as a token of our appreciation for being awesome and making this site a success! Inside the little blue box of wonders we're gonna send you, you'll find:





I should be in touch early next week with. 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 this stuff will be shipped your way! I could try to offer a precise prediction for when these will arrive at your doorstep, but we all know what 6 to 8 weeks means around these parts.

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

Thanks to all of you for making this site great!

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    Does this mean I have to find out my t-shirt size, moreover in some American system? I really need to make Clothes.SE a thing to help me handle such challenges.
    – Wrzlprmft Mod
    Dec 10, 2015 at 21:33
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    I hope you are also shipping to Switzerland, because I am unreasonably looking forward to this :)
    – xLeitix
    Dec 10, 2015 at 22:12
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    I am getting a t-shirt. Cool!!!
    – Alexandros
    Dec 11, 2015 at 7:28
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    I second @Wrzlprmft; any chance of getting the t-shirt sizing as given by the manufacturer?
    – Moriarty
    Dec 11, 2015 at 19:48
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    I've included a size chart for guidance in the form.
    – JNat StaffMod
    Dec 11, 2015 at 19:52
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    @xLeitix We're shipping everywhere ;)
    – JNat StaffMod
    Dec 11, 2015 at 19:59
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    This is very nice, thanks!
    – yo'
    Dec 11, 2015 at 20:32
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    I love the current top "related" entry: What to do about belligerent users? Dec 11, 2015 at 20:57
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    All that procrastination has finally paid off! Thanks a bunch :D
    – Moriarty
    Dec 11, 2015 at 22:12
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    Cool stuff! But no girls t-shirts? Also, what will you do with our personal data afterwards?
    – Cape Code
    Dec 12, 2015 at 15:10
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    “for having helped this site grow healthily 'till it reached graduation.” – Actually, when the site graduated, I had 172 reputation.
    – Wrzlprmft Mod
    Dec 13, 2015 at 6:50
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    @AustinHenley: That’s not how you get that hat.
    – Wrzlprmft Mod
    Dec 29, 2015 at 10:35
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    A minor complaint about the t-shirt design: the text reads only "academia", not "academia.stackexchange.com"; so it could be mistaken for a shirt recommending academia.edu, a quite controversial "academic social network". This association is a bit unfortunate. Please take this only as a suggestion for the future; I am not complaining about this welcome present; I thank you warmly for it. Jan 7, 2016 at 16:33
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    @FedericoPoloni: I'm not sure most people will connect the shirt with any website at all unless they recognize the logo. The first time I wore my Stack Exchange shirt in public, someone asked if it had something to do with Wall Street. :-) Hopefully people seeing you in your shirt will either already be familiar with this site or just assume you are really excited about higher education. Jan 7, 2016 at 16:57
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    @JonEricson I work in a university in Italy; the English word "academia" is not commonplace there, and I am afraid that most of my colleagues will associate it to the spam mail they got from academia.edu as their first thought. Anyway, I realize that it is probably too late to suggest a change of design. I will test if my prediction is accurate by wearing the t-shirt and seeing the reaction of my colleagues. :) Jan 7, 2016 at 17:28


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