I was one of the ones who did not come in the top 25 in the who cut the cheese contest, and was very surprised to find an email from JNat about the cheese board. 😲

Fast forward to just three days before Christmas and my swag box arrived. 😀 A very nice Christmas present indeed.

  • This beautiful story gives me hope, as someone with only 6 votes on my Time for Swag answer at the deadline. Anyway, what are your plans for the Stack Overflow cheese set? I guess now you have to entertain more. – Kobi Dec 27 '18 at 6:53
  • @kobi don't hope for too much...they did say only the top 25 after all. – hat Dec 27 '18 at 15:48
  • My parcel is still waiting, it was supposed to to be delivered today. @David you are supposed to have a pun in the title like "I'm swaggering around with a cheesy grin" : ) – hat Dec 27 '18 at 15:54
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    @kobi: Your hope was not disappointed. Yet again they have given everyone the prize! \o/ – hat Jan 8 '19 at 7:47
  • @hat - these people are all right. I probably worked too much on that one though... – Kobi Jan 8 '19 at 8:14
  • @Kobi: Perhaps overly generous would be a better description! : ) – hat Jan 8 '19 at 8:16

Here in glorious 256 color animated gif form is a stop motion of me unboxing my cheese board.

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I quite like the engraved inscription "Cheese Overflow 2018" cheese board

Thank you SE!

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    Why'd anyone downvote this? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ – SouravGhosh Dec 31 '18 at 5:50

I got mine today, and I would to say thank you to SE for going through the bother of providing alternative swag.

Now in case you think I don't like cheese, I would inform you that I just love cheese. While this is true, I don't have extra space for a cheese board, especially as I don't get to prepare cheese nearly as much as I would like. I chose alternative swag.

In the end I chose

  • A Raspberry Pi T-shirt
  • An SO T-shirt
  • A mug
  • A water bottle

In JNat's email the mug option was a Stack Exchange mug. I knew I wanted a mug, but I had wanted an SO mug ever since I saw Is my SO Coffee Mug defective?

I asked for an SO mug if they were available (a little cheeky perhaps) and Lo and Behold, to my huge delight:

Just where it likes to be!

Thank you so much for going the extra mile!!

  • I need to get that mug :) maybe SO will start selling merch and use the funds to support the site! Or for charity! – Eleeza the Character Wizard Feb 25 '19 at 20:17
  • They actually had an online store for a short while @Eleeza, but it soon became apparent that it was unsustainable. – hat Feb 26 '19 at 18:24

Not a GIF, but still the awesomeness!! Thanks and Cheers Cheese !!!

Cheese Board 1

Cheese board 2

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    Thanks and cheers? Thanks and cheese. – hat Dec 27 '18 at 15:49

I just got mine, thank you very much! :)

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