I'm sure you know about all the cheesy happenings here on Meta. I understood that only the top 25 answers would receive a cheese board. Mine did not come close to the top 25.

Yesterday I received an email from JNat saying

Hello there!

You're receiving this because your answer on this Meta post entitled you to receive a cheese board! \o/

I thought that maybe everyone would receive one in the end (as the SE people are very generous :) ), but the update to the question gives a very different impression:

UPDATE: JNat will be sending out emails to collect addresses from the lucky users getting a cheese board — be on the lookout for those! :)

So the question is: was my email an error?

Please don't say yes!

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    My guess is according to Tim's post here they have spares and/or some people opted for other swag instead of the cheese boards so they're not just sitting on those extras but sending them out to other contestants. – Magisch Nov 22 at 9:04
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    I wondered too, have meager 10 upvotes, but was too lazy to actually count, and didn't want to risk getting a "You're right! No swag for you!" reply. :) – Shadow Wizard Nov 22 at 9:07
up vote 17 down vote accepted

If you got an email, then it wasn't in error, no. We originally said we'd award the top 25 answers, but then we decided, as you guessed, we'd be a bit more generous than that! :)

Hope you enjoy it, when it gets to you ;)

  • So maybe edit the question? Or you want it to be a pleasant surprise? :) – Shadow Wizard Nov 22 at 9:25
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    Just a question: for us extra lucky ones who get one due to your generosity, is there an option to go for other swag, or was that just for the winners? I just love cheese, but my space is rather limited. – Watch this space Nov 22 at 9:25
  • @Jǝssǝ maybe you can trade with other people? I'm serious, I'd trade something and these days shipment doesn't cost too much. – Shadow Wizard Nov 22 at 9:26
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    Reply to the email you got from me, and I'll walk you through the option, @Jǝssǝ ;) – JNat Nov 22 at 9:27
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    I'm ok with keeping it as a pleasant surprise, @Shadow :) – JNat Nov 22 at 9:27
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    Thanks so much! @Shadow, thanks for the offer, but I'm flat broke at the moment (and a weak home currency makes shipping very pricey for me) – Watch this space Nov 22 at 9:31
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    @Jǝssǝ maybe some will go as far as taking the cost on themselves... still think that it's worth a shot, come over to Tavern and feel free to ask about it. :) – Shadow Wizard Nov 22 at 9:35
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    @Shadow: You could start a new community; Swag Exchange! – Watch this space Nov 23 at 14:01

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