The return of swag post is very welcome, however I see a couple of tiny things that we could perhaps improve.

  • In the early years of Security.SE, giving sec.SE t-shirts to speakers at conferences and competition winners really drove positive awareness and growth, and I know getting t-shirts from other sites kickstarted my forays out to bicycles.SE, lego.SE etc. I see from @Catija's comment that this swag run is only going to be SE/SO due to costs/logistics, and there is no current intention to offer swag for purchase.

    But it should be possible for this to be federated out - the logos exist, and small run printers abound in many countries, so could the management of smaller-scale swag for non-trilogy sites be handled by moderators of those sites?

  • My other thought is for users who haven't hit 100k or 250k on one site, but have a total rep across multiple sites (yes, I count myself in this group: over 250k across the network, but no more than 60k on any one site). Will there be a "Masters of None" swag package?

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    100k on some sites is kinda unheard off too. Look at the stats for SharePoint for example - requirements should be per site, or just take "top-n users"
    – SPArcheon
    Dec 24, 2020 at 15:41
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    What I feel like is a reasonable compromise might be periodic site-swag drops . I'd also point out that 2/3+1 of the trilogy in 4 parts has no site swag Dec 24, 2020 at 15:51
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    @SPArcheon Agreed. I mod on three sites. Total number of >100k users: 2
    – Stephie
    Dec 24, 2020 at 15:59
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    I already suggested e-coupons for prizes and a Logo Printer to print, store, and ship (leaving SE only to send an email and collect a check); but the CM must have tired of comments on their 'no more swag' post and mass-deleted it along with the rest.
    – Rob
    Dec 24, 2020 at 16:30


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