The MathOverflow Foundation has given Stack Exchange permission to print and ship (at our expense) free gifts for outstanding users of the site that want them, or that will be attending conferences where the items can be used to help promote the site. I'm very pleased to announce the immediate availability of the following items:

MathOverflow mugs for your favorite tasty beverage:


MathOverflow shirts, because some stores require you to wear shirts:


MathOverflow stickers, because blank spaces are boring:

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How do I get some of these wonderful items, you ask? It's simple, but varies depending on why you want them.

For Conferences Or Events

Please take a moment and fill out the following form, and we'll get in touch with you through the email address that you provide. Generally, we just need some evidence that the conference is something legitimate, and be certain that you understand that the items must be provided completely free of charge. Give us as much advanced notice as possible, preferably 30 days or more.

I use the site, and would just like a mug, please!

Normally, the system contacts users once they reach certain reputation thresholds and offers them some items. We're not doing that here, because that's not a very good mechanism for this community - many here would rather not have rep.

If you're an established user that has:

  • Been a member in good standing for at least six months
  • Have at least several posts with a score above 3
  • A desire for stuff

Then simply fill out this form, and allow six to eight weeks for delivery. I'm trying to keep the criteria as loose as I possibly can, I just want to make sure that folks receiving this stuff have actually made (and will hopefully continue to make) valuable contributions to this site, without relying on your level of reputation. Exceptions can be made on advice from your moderators.

You can request any (or all) of the items above, as well as some extra stickers from other sites that you might use.

I'm a MathOverflow moderator, and I'd like you to send something to {user}

Contact me directly via email (it's in my profile) to let me know, and I'll take care of it.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments below. I think these turned out very nicely, and I hope you're as excited as we are!


I'll be allowing a few more days to compile responses from folks so we can get as many as possible out in one swoop, these will be shipped near the end of this week.

Second Update

What we had in stock went for sponsorship of ICM 2014, which came together at the very last minute. We should have more printed and available in the next few days, at which point we'll have this all shipped out. Sorry for the delay all, it really was a last-minute opportunity or I would have waited to post this.

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    $\begingroup$ I would appreciate commentary from MathOverflow Foundation reps (moderators as well) on the following likely (better than 30% chance) scenario: I would be attending ICM in Seoul in mid August, and am willing to devote some time to promoting MathOverflow. How much swag to order, and how to use it? There are also logistic issues, as well as some political issues. For example, is MO 1.0 style publicity favored over MO 2.0 style? Does MOF have a public relations guide for me to follow? Do I pass out mugs informally, or whip out my smart phone and give a 30 second demo before they get a mug? $\endgroup$ – The Masked Avenger Jun 17 '14 at 19:53
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    $\begingroup$ @TheMaskedAvenger: Please send an email to the moderators -meta.mathoverflow.net/questions/833/… $\endgroup$ – François G. Dorais Mod Jun 17 '14 at 21:04
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    $\begingroup$ I have the MSE mug, and it is wunderbar! (Although there was an immediate discoloration inside the mug; but nothing I actually cared about.) $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Mod Jun 17 '14 at 23:12
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    $\begingroup$ @AsafKaragila I believe we changed mugs, you should be able to put a double shot of espresso in these without discoloration, but don't let coffee / tea sit in them overnight. You know, since I have the ability, I should actually send myself one of our own SO mugs (same brand) and see :P I'll get on that today. $\endgroup$ – Tim Post Jun 18 '14 at 6:39
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    $\begingroup$ @Tim: We are very prone to leaving dishes for a couple of days. Which is how the last mug got stained. Also drinking espresso from such mug is weird. $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Mod Jun 18 '14 at 7:23
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    $\begingroup$ @Tim: I stopped diluting my coffee with excessive amounts of water. When the water stop being dark, I stop the machine. I mean, what's next? Taking a Glen Livet 25 and adding a glass of water to a shot? :-( $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Mod Jun 18 '14 at 9:28
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    $\begingroup$ I got a math.stackexange mug a while back. Any thought on producing a dark-colored mug ... coffee & tea stains invisible ... $\endgroup$ – Gerald Edgar Jun 18 '14 at 16:54
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    $\begingroup$ @Tim: I would have expected you to be able and actually have Gerald Edgar's comment with +100. Also, please let me know when you do that sciency part on the mugs! I'm interested in the results. $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Mod Jun 22 '14 at 14:53
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    $\begingroup$ Oh, OK. I now understand why the old meta.MO used to be called 'tea'. $\endgroup$ – Emilio Pisanty Jul 2 '14 at 11:12
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    $\begingroup$ I filled out the form linked (about least 9 weeks ago). Is it possible to get confirmation that items are on their way? $\endgroup$ – David Roberts Aug 4 '14 at 5:13
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    $\begingroup$ Like David, I filled out the form shortly after this question was posted and haven't heard anything since. $\endgroup$ – Felipe Voloch Aug 10 '14 at 1:19
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    $\begingroup$ All - updated the post. All that we had in stock went to sponsor / represent MO at ICM 2014, at the last minute (we didn't know we'd have the opportunity), so all we had in stock was diverted. More is being printed, should be ready shortly, and we'll have the warehouse send all of this out from that batch, then print more so we have some in stock. Sorry about the chaos, it just worked out the way that it did. $\endgroup$ – Tim Post Sep 3 '14 at 8:11
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    $\begingroup$ What sort of shipping times are expected? I will be moving in just over a month, so if I need to change my address somewhere, it would be good to know. $\endgroup$ – Tobias Kildetoft Sep 3 '14 at 18:27
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    $\begingroup$ @TimPost Since my move is rapidly approaching, I would appreciate an update on where I would need to change my address. $\endgroup$ – Tobias Kildetoft Sep 26 '14 at 18:01
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    $\begingroup$ Will you be sending the free stuff to other countries? I'm from the Philippines, I filled up the form last year and I haven't received anything yet. $\endgroup$ – Joel Reyes Noche Jun 20 '15 at 5:45

The swag is here!

The re-order shipment is now in stock and that information we've been holding for over a year now has been sent off to our warehouse so the orders can now be processed. Everything will be shipped shortly and should start arriving at your doorsteps (or wherever you get your mail) over the coming weeks. Enjoy!

  • $\begingroup$ So are you the new lord of swag? (At least I think I've heard that Tim Post gave up his crown.) $\endgroup$ – user642796 Oct 8 '15 at 17:13
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    $\begingroup$ Can new swagophiles make new swag requests? $\endgroup$ – Jeremy Rickard Oct 8 '15 at 18:19
  • $\begingroup$ I got my swag---thanks a lot! The caviar is fantastic. $\endgroup$ – Joel David Hamkins Oct 20 '15 at 13:21
  • $\begingroup$ Excellent. I just received mine. Thank you! $\endgroup$ – Andrés E. Caicedo Oct 20 '15 at 18:21
  • $\begingroup$ Mine just arrived. Thank you. $\endgroup$ – Steven Landsburg Oct 20 '15 at 22:56
  • $\begingroup$ Just got mine too, thanks! $\endgroup$ – Felipe Voloch Oct 21 '15 at 1:28
  • $\begingroup$ Chiming in with thanks $\endgroup$ – Steve Huntsman Oct 21 '15 at 12:18
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    $\begingroup$ Got mine in Australia, thanks! $\endgroup$ – David Roberts Oct 27 '15 at 8:20
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    $\begingroup$ Got mine (in the Philippines) yesterday! Thanks! $\endgroup$ – Joel Reyes Noche Oct 28 '15 at 2:00
  • $\begingroup$ @Joel: Can you tell me when it was that your parcel was posted? Thank you very much! $\endgroup$ – José Hdz. Stgo. Oct 28 '15 at 3:47
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    $\begingroup$ @J.H.S. It seems that my package was sent on October 21, 2015. $\endgroup$ – Joel Reyes Noche Oct 28 '15 at 13:08
  • $\begingroup$ I also received it. Fantastic! $\endgroup$ – Thomas Rot Nov 1 '15 at 10:23

I'm adding this as an answer, rather than a comment, to bump the question.

I haven't received my swag yet, despite it being about 14 months later.

I notice Joel Reyes Noche and Aaron Meyerowitz mentioned this in comments above a couple of months ago with no response.

EDIT: I emailed Tim Post and he got back to me to say that he will get the ball rolling later today.

  • $\begingroup$ Likewise........ $\endgroup$ – Neil Strickland Aug 27 '15 at 17:42
  • $\begingroup$ Paging @TimPost $\endgroup$ – David Roberts Aug 28 '15 at 0:18
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    $\begingroup$ It could be more efficient to write an email to Tim Post (see his profile for it) or perhaps to the SE team via "Contact Us" for instance. In any case your last comment has essentially no effect as it will not notify. I vaguely recall that Tim Post now has a different role in SE, which might explain the delay. $\endgroup$ – user9072 Aug 28 '15 at 8:46
  • $\begingroup$ @quid Post's profile at meta.stackechange still says community involvement, so I assumed this was a relevant position. But you are right regarding email SE directly, which will get the attention of the correct people. $\endgroup$ – David Roberts Aug 29 '15 at 1:11
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    $\begingroup$ In his profile he says that he is "Director of Stack Overflow Communities;" note it says "Overflow" not "Exchange" (in contrast to plenty others). I believe he now is focused on the SO sites only, trying to get more different language sites running. But this is a bit tangential speculation. $\endgroup$ – user9072 Aug 29 '15 at 10:15
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    $\begingroup$ Thanks for your initiative on this matter. I hope those interested will soon receive their goods. And then I hope for some photos of the fellow MOers with the new gear. :-) $\endgroup$ – user9072 Sep 1 '15 at 10:27
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    $\begingroup$ There are actually a few photos of such members on the ICM2014 website. For the mere cost of an (authenticated) photo of yourself (with your face), I'll be happy to comb the site and send you links. Gerhard "Quite Willing To Scratch Backs" Paseman, 2015.09.02 $\endgroup$ – Gerhard Paseman Sep 2 '15 at 15:59
  • $\begingroup$ Gerhard, you are a card! $\endgroup$ – Todd Trimble Mod Sep 2 '15 at 21:36
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    $\begingroup$ Hey everyone. Sorry about the delay. We are submitting orders now to get everything we need restocked, and will get everything shipped out to you guys whenever that stuff reaches our warehouse. I don't have an exact timeline, but I'll follow up here again once we get the stuff in. $\endgroup$ – animuson ModStaff Sep 8 '15 at 18:34
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    $\begingroup$ @animuson What about possible address changes? $\endgroup$ – Tobias Kildetoft Sep 9 '15 at 6:57
  • $\begingroup$ @TobiasKildetoft If you (or anyone else) need to update your address, send shoot me an email (my display name @stackoverflow.com) with your new details and I'll update it in the file. $\endgroup$ – animuson ModStaff Sep 9 '15 at 7:01
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    $\begingroup$ @animuson did you want to update the OP, so that it bumps, and people can see an official SE response? $\endgroup$ – David Roberts Sep 9 '15 at 7:02

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