Status: Completed! ✧｡٩(ˊᗜˋ)و✧*｡
These have not gone out yet. Tim had some technical difficulties. They're going out shortly; this post will be updated when there's news.
Update 21 Jan 2016: Still in the queue, and I've got the screenshot to prove it. Swag orders are processed in a FIFO queue, and here's the current position of this request. (It's not quite as bad as it looks, because the top ones that are way older are waiting for items to be re-stocked in the warehouse. So all the other stuff isn't actually waiting for those to go out.)
Update 11 Feb 2016: Here's a new shot of the queue. JNat buckled down and churned through that whole queue today. You may notice that the only item we care about here - the 10M Swag sheets item - is still Open instead of Pending, but that won't be the case for long. There was another data entry issue (about half of the records were missing a Real Name, which is important for shipping), but he got that sorted out today and should be able to get the orders off to the warehouse for processing tomorrow. (He is GMT, so his day is over now.)
Update 19 Feb 2016: The queue is now empty! That means our part in this is done with. However, as Abby mentioned above, there was some trouble in the collection of the entries, which means the spreadsheets are not uniformly formatted, which in turns means our vendor is having to spend a bit more time than what was expected inputting each one of your names! I had hoped for this all to be shipped by today, but I don't think that is likely — I'm seriously hoping it won't get past next week, though!
Update 25 Feb 2016:
These packages have left the warehouse, and should be going your way. If, after a reasonable period of time has gone by, for some reason you still haven't received your package, please shoot me an e-mail (jnat@).
Update 4 Mar 2016:
So... apparently I wasn't aware of the whole rules of this... (⌒_⌒;)
Users who posted on Meta should already have their stuff, or at least have it on the way, but... the authors of the answers they mentioned are still missing — I'm terribly sorry about this! orz
I'll gather shipping information on these during the next week (I'll have to do it manually, which means I have no idea who's eligible or not off the top of my head, nor do I have all the names indexed yet, so please don't populate the comment section with "am I eligible?" queries), and will get to shipping it as soon as I can!
Update 14 Mar 2016:
Just sent the posters of the original answers mentioned in the Meta post an e-mail. Will allow for two weeks to collect everyone's addresses, and then get to shipping everything your way! This odyssey is almost at an end!
Update 29 Mar 2016:
I've just closed the form for collecting the original answerers' shipping info. More updates to come
tomorrow this week! (sorry, minor delay)
Update 1 Apr 2016:
As was explained to the people who were e-mailed about getting swag because their answers were mentioned in the meta post, an unexpected number of people (over 200!) participated in this contest: as such, we won't be able to get all of those users signed copies of "Smart and Gets Things Done", as the original post on Meta.SO mentioned. Instead, 35 of the users who filled the form I sent them were picked at random, and are listed below:
Patrick Hofman, Jonathan Leffler, Dave Zych, Cesare, stephen.vakil, David, GlenH7, hvd, Willem Renzema, Barry, Rob W, Eric Lippert, Irvin Dominin, AmeliaBR, haraldK, KyleMit, Oleg, Ivan Rodriguez Torres, Benjol, Harry, VonC, Michael Borgwardt, milez, Ilija Dimov, Florian Margaine, scheien, Nero, Massimo Polimeni, simbabque, nwp, Mat's Mug, Aracem, e-satis, Am_I_Helpful, and Sourav Ghosh.
The other 90 or so of you that filled the form will get, in addition to the t-shirt and ruled notebook mentioned in the original Meta post, some extra stickers as a consolation prize.
Next week the shipments will go out, with a few caveats:
- The 35 winners of the books will just be getting their shirt and notebook for now (unless they are...);
- Users who still had some other outstanding swag (either because they reached 100k or 250k reputation anywhere on our network, or because one of their previous shipments was returned for some reason) that was supposed to be sent their way, I'll get that bundled in with this one.
I'll update this post again next week, once I have confirmation that these shipments have gone out. I'll also update on the status of the signed copies then — right now we're working on getting them signed.
Update 18 Apr 2016:
The shipments have left the warehouse last week (on Wednesday and Thursday, the 13th and the 14th). I expect most of you to get them by the end of this week. As with before, please reach out to me via e-mail if they haven't arrived after a reasonable period of time (a month, let's say).
Still working on getting the signed copies of the book, though. More updates on that to come.
Update 26 Jul 2016:
We have finally been able to restock on the books! \o/
Now we just need to get them shipped from the warehouse to the office, get them signed, and then sent your way! Please hang on just a bit more (thanks for being so patient), and I hope we can get these shipped within the next few weeks.
Update 18 Aug 2016:
It's been almost a year, but the books have finally been shipped. Which concludes the last piece of this contest!
I'd like to, once again, apologize for all the time this took us, and to thank everyone involved for their patience. Hopefully everyone'll have their books by the end of the month! Enjoy your swag, people!