My 100K moment is coming up soon. For many years I was looking forward to the mug, mainly because - unlike T shirts or socks - the mug is something I can have on my desk permanently as a reminder of my journey as a programmer, from someone who thought they weren't good enough to be a programmer, to someone who creates software for a living.

Per this answer, I know swag is getting a revamp - is the mug gone forever? If the mug is gone, could there by some kind of hard physical token of the achievement?

Thanks. I hope it doesn't come off like I feel entitled, it's just that StackOverflow has been a big part of my life for over a decade and it would be very, very special to have some kind of physical reminder of that.

  • Do this and call it art thumbs.dreamstime.com/b/… :) Jun 10 at 9:32
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    Maybe a coaster to keep your mug on? Dark theme | Light theme
    – Justin
    Jun 10 at 9:49
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    If SE was looking at expanding swag types, which they aren't challenge coins feel like a reasonable idea. Its a small, cheap to store and ship piece of swag
    – Journeyman Geek Mod
    Jun 10 at 10:15
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    The mug is gone? Were you mugged? :)
    – Laurel
    Jun 10 at 10:57
  • You could also have a t-shirt framed, and hang it on your wall.
    – Luuklag
    Jun 10 at 11:58
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    I agree the mug is nice. Got one for my mod swag long time ago and I still use it. The nice part about it was it was a large format's one.
    – yagmoth555
    Jun 10 at 13:23
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    @JourneymanGeek a challenge coin would be lovely - easy to ship, beautiful and those of us who feel proud can have it framed. 🙂 Jun 10 at 13:50
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    @Laurel they stopped shipping them cause the new distributor only does mugs in bulk, and shipping ONE mug is not an option.
    – Journeyman Geek Mod
    Jun 10 at 13:58
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    Need some way to do bulk to local distributors, who are happy then to batch up orders to individuals.
    – Rory Alsop
    Jun 10 at 15:39
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    IMHO a mug is a bad idea. All of my mugs break after a few years. Jun 10 at 18:44
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    @SurpriseDog I have mugs both at home and at work for 20+ years. ;-) Jun 11 at 7:33
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    I hit 100k a few months back. I'd love some kind of physical memento (although I certainly realize SO has no obligation to provide one). I feel similar to you though - SO has been a massive, irreplaceable part of my life as a developer, and it's hard not to get somewhat sentimental about it.
    – Donut
    Jun 20 at 18:08


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