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I'd like to trade my reputation for air miles on a 1:1 basis. I think Jeff and company should look into incentive programs that airline companies offer businesses for air miles.

I could then fulfill my StackOverflow long dream of meeting Jon Skeet in person.*

Jeff, make it so!

*Turns out I'd need a lot more rep to get to Europe, and comments below appear to suggest that Jon is difficult to meet.

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If you're going to say "Make it so!" you should at least have a picture of Jean Luc Picard, if not the entire crew from The Next Generation. I mean, seriously. He's the best captain ever. –  XMLbog Jan 26 '10 at 20:30
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@Jean - The deed has been did'd –  Adam Davis Jan 26 '10 at 20:34
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is someone not getting enough work to do? –  Jeff Atwood Jan 26 '10 at 20:49
    
Best Captain Ever! –  Brad Gilbert Jan 26 '10 at 20:51
    
@Jeff: There's always time for Star Trek! –  XMLbog Jan 26 '10 at 20:51
    
Even if this program existed, what makes you think that you would be able to meet the honorable Mr. Skeet? –  RSolberg Jan 26 '10 at 21:32
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@Jeff You realize, this site runs on programmers that aren't getting enough work to do... –  Tyler Carter Jan 26 '10 at 21:49
    
@Chester - Oh sure, just dash my dreams like so many clams upon the rocks of reality! ehow.com/about_5437183_many-needed-fly-paris-airways.html I'm going to need a lot more Rep to get to Europe... –  Adam Davis Jan 26 '10 at 21:50
    
@pollyana - I hope that your dreams are met and you are greeted with open arms... I'm just pointing out some obvious issues with your goal... Getting to the UK is like 20% of the battle... –  RSolberg Jan 26 '10 at 22:51
    
I'm still curious why airline miles are considered so blatantly offensive... –  Adam Davis Jan 27 '10 at 17:48
    
@AdamDavis I'll say hi to Mr Skeet for you tonight, as he's at our nexgen event :) –  Skuld Feb 16 '12 at 13:37
    
@Skuld I'll sit over here being totally jealous and stuff. Oooh, there's hotpockets in the fridge! brb... –  Adam Davis Feb 16 '12 at 16:02
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Why would I need air miles when I can simply order my transporter chief to take me anywhere in the world with the push of a button, or when I can simply order my android helmsman to take me across the galaxy in the blink of an eye?

I wouldn't trade my reputation as Star Fleet's greatest captain for anything!

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THERE ... ARE ... FOUR ... LIGHTS! –  Adam Davis Jan 26 '10 at 20:35
    
Looks like this post pushed Welblog over 10k. Oh the irony! –  Ether Jan 26 '10 at 20:54
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I've been at 10k for like a week, you silly Targ. –  XMLbog Jan 26 '10 at 20:55
    
How many Enterprises did Picard destroy anyway? –  Brad Gilbert Jan 26 '10 at 20:55
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Depends on whether you count alternate timelines or not... –  XMLbog Jan 26 '10 at 20:56
    
Of course you have to count alternate timelines. –  Brad Gilbert Jan 26 '10 at 21:22
    
Hello there! I don't believe we've met! –  perbert Jan 26 '10 at 21:36
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@Brad: That would be somewhere in the area of infinity then, wouldn't it? –  mmyers Jan 26 '10 at 21:38
    
Warp me to Halifax! –  snicker Jan 26 '10 at 21:50
    
When did you get an android for a helmsman? I thought he was your Operations Officer. –  Zoredache Jan 26 '10 at 23:12
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This seems like a joke, but seriously, wouldn't it be cool to be able to trade some of that excess rep for cool stuff like SO t-shirts*, mugs and stickers?

As long as we're not giving out rep to other users, I'm okay with converting rep into some more usable form of currency. What's a poor soul to do after they hit 10k anyway?

*Come on, picture it with me: "I hit 10k rep on Stack Overflow and all I got was this lousy t-shirt."

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"I hit 10k and all I got was this lousy Telerix license" –  squillman Jan 26 '10 at 20:43
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@squillman: "Telerik" –  XMLbog Jan 26 '10 at 20:47
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Names changed to protect the innocent. –  squillman Jan 26 '10 at 20:50
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