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I just got back from shopping in exciting, cosmopolitan Wood Green, while wearing my SO T-shirt. Did people in shops say things like:

You are a StackOverflow user? Please have this litre of gin at half-price!


StackOverflow! Do you know Neil Butterworth? He is my God!

Did they b*ggery, but perhaps that is expecting too much in N22. I was wondering if anyone has had positive (or negative) recognition while wearing their shirt? Conferences and trade shows don't count.

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I don't wear it :O – Andreas Bonini Jun 10 '10 at 12:34
@Kop are you keeping it in mint condition so you can flog it on ebay for a ludicrous amount in twenty years time? – nb69307 Jun 10 '10 at 12:37
@Neil Butterworth: Maybe it's signed by Jon Skeet and he doesn't want to ruin it? – Andy E Jun 10 '10 at 12:54
I hate revealing my address to anyone I don't know personally, so I never signed up for mine. I guess now I don't have to feel bad that I'm missing out on all the "glory". – mmyers Jun 10 '10 at 14:42
@mmyers This is the sort of thing that gives paranoia a bad name. Utilities, electoral roll, tax man etc. Are you personally acquainted with all of these entities? Anyway, if you don't want yours, can I have it? They've already got my address, and it must be XX large. – nb69307 Jun 10 '10 at 15:10
There's a T-shirt now? Oh well, they probably wouldn't have had one in my size anyway... – Aarobot Jun 10 '10 at 15:16
@Neil: I don't think I'm a paranoiac, but I only give out information on a need-to-know basis. (You could find out my first name, age, and general location if you're really good at cyber-stalking -- and even a picture if you're an absolute ace -- but I prefer to stay slightly in the shadows.) Anyway, I also had two other reasons; one is laziness and the other is that I just don't like wearing clothes with logos. – mmyers Jun 10 '10 at 16:17
@mmyers I agree about the logos thing - but these are free, which counts for us poor people. – nb69307 Jun 10 '10 at 16:25
@Neil: Quite true. And it also occurs to me that they already have my IP (although I use IPs in two different states). Well, if the offer is still valid I just might do it. – mmyers Jun 10 '10 at 16:43
What does a SO t-shirt look like? – Moeb Jul 13 '10 at 15:15
@cambr something like this - meta.stackexchange.com/questions/45782/t-shirt-time-beta/…, but not very. – nb69307 Jul 13 '10 at 15:58

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Still haven't got mine.

Still sad with no shirt!

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Yeah, me neither! – Pëkka Jun 26 '10 at 20:33
And still none. I'm sad! – Pëkka Jul 13 '10 at 11:39

I wore mine on a plane once, and while waiting in a long line for the restroom, someone joked that he hoped there would be no "stack overflow".

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When I visited a Microsoft office recently, one developer did comment "Nice T-shirt" - but I'm not sure whether they actually knew about the site, or whether they thought it was to do with the general exception.

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It is, after all, an exceptional shirt. – Adam Davis Jun 10 '10 at 12:48
they probably thought you were making fun of their code ;-) – Steven A. Lowe Jun 10 '10 at 14:23

None at all.

Kinda sad, since I wear it like a badge of honor and I live in a high-technology area.

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I'll have to keep an eye out, then. You've commented twice now that we live in the same area. – Pops Jun 10 '10 at 15:17
Maybe those t-shirts are just too common in your area? – Georg Schölly Jun 10 '10 at 17:26
@Georg I have yet to see someone with one. – George Stocker Jun 10 '10 at 17:37

Not the SO T-shirt itself, but I was wearing my unicorn T-shirt the other day, and a guy (programmer) I know loosely noticed it.

Him: So, what's the deal with that unicorn?

Me: Oh, that's a long story. Do you know Stack Overflow?

Him: Yeah, that's the site where I get all my XML snippets from.

(whatever that was supposed to mean …)

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I live in rural Nebraska, so nothing yet. Maybe I'll wear it when I fly through Chicago O'Hare later this month, so we'll see then.

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Your profile says "WI". You don't live in Wisconsin? – Kyle Cronin Jun 10 '10 at 15:11
I know almost nothing about Nebraska except for the Springsteen album. But are there any bits that aren't rural? – nb69307 Jun 10 '10 at 15:15
Moved about 6 months ago (has it been that long?) - must have forgot to update meta. Fixing now. – Joel Coehoorn Jun 10 '10 at 15:15
@Neil - just Lincoln & Omaha. – Joel Coehoorn Jun 10 '10 at 15:16
*holds up microphone* Do you have an opinion on the impending realignment of conferences? (Hey, no one has suggested a SE sports site yet. I wonder if that could work.) – mmyers Jun 10 '10 at 16:45
@mmyers - Couldn't care less. The only thing that concerns me is that I'll always be more of a Badger fan. If Huskers join the Big10 that will make things... interesting in my new locale for a few games each year. – Joel Coehoorn Jun 10 '10 at 19:05
@mmyers: there is one already. – uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN Jun 26 '10 at 7:03

A friend of mine ask me: "How many rep. point do you need to get that?"

And I answer: " .. No, no, no.. I had to pay for it, :'( "

Now at dollar exchange of $12MXN per $1USD + shipping, I felt a bit embarrassed for final price I paid.

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Pay? Why? Customs? – Pëkka Jun 26 '10 at 20:34

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