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Last Chance to Sign Up for 10-Year Anniversary Party 124

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the party-like-it's-2007 dept.
We have 700 T-Shirts coming in today and now we need to know where to ship them. So while you can continue to sign up for parties, today is the last day we'll be looking at the sign-ups to determine where to send shirts. You can sign up or host your own party and we'll try to mail lots of you schwag and ThinkGeek gift certificates. A note to people signed on for my party in Ann Arbor- we will be at Leopold Bros Oct 20. Pudge has a large party coming together near Seattle, Zonk has 30+ in Madison, and of course there's a big party in Palo Alto Oct 25 that Hemos & I will both be at as well. A reminder to all party planners- make SURE your email address is accurate so we can spam you guys and get snail mail addresses. Remember to take pictures/videos/etc at your local gatherings and submit them to us (we'll have an email address later). Whoever impresses us the most with their creativity in submission will win $1k ThinkGeek prize.
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Last Chance to Sign Up for 10-Year Anniversary Party

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  • I for one look forward to meeting my 'Foobar' sig-correcting overlords.

    For anyone who feels compelled to point out the "misspelling" please read my journal entry (the one before the Whine Country Safari entry.)

  • Fakes? (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Turn-X Alphonse (789240) on Tuesday October 09, 2007 @12:28PM (#20914057) Journal
    Taco, how are you dealing with people faking a party to get the free swag?

    Have to admit it came to my mind "hey free swag!", and so I'm sure others will take the bait and do exactly that even if I won't.
    • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

      by stoolpigeon (454276) *
      Both 'parties' remotely close to where I live have 2 or 3 people. I wouldn't really call that a party - and I'm not going to go sit around in awkward silence with a couple other socially inept geeks just for a t-shirt. I get free shirts from vendors.
       
      It's a cool idea - but doesn't seem to be getting a lot of traction.
      • Re:Fakes? (Score:4, Funny)

        by ackthpt (218170) * on Tuesday October 09, 2007 @12:34PM (#20914159) Homepage Journal

        Both 'parties' remotely close to where I live have 2 or 3 people. [...] I'm not going to go sit around in awkward silence with a couple other socially inept geeks just for a t-shirt.

        There went your nerd cred.

        • Both 'parties' remotely close to where I live have 2 or 3 people. [...] I'm not going to go sit around in awkward silence with a couple other socially inept geeks just for a t-shirt.

          There went your nerd cred.

          He didnt have one to lose: http://thepeckfamily.us/ [thepeckfamily.us]
          • I'm not sure what to make of that. I think it's an attempt at slighting me over that page - but I don't want to jump to conclusions. I'm just not finding it easy to think of it as a complimentary statement.
             
            Or maybe it is a good humored jab and I should be laughing along. Just not enough to go on. But I'll go the laugh along route because I like to assume the best rather than the worst from people.
          • His wife is hot

            *ducks
        • The term is geek, and it's a badge I wear with pride, you insensitive clod!
      • by luder (923306) *

        Both 'parties' remotely close to where I live have 2 or 3 people.
        Hey, maybe they're all hot girls! Man, that would be sweet. We would then go to party in the jacuzzi in the mansion that I plan to buy tomorrow, as I'm going to play on the lottery tonight and I'm sure I'm gonna win!
      • by mgblst (80109)
        My party has only a few people, but it is at a pub, so the worst you can do is have a drink, and go away feeling better about yourself. I know it can be tricky getting out of the basement, even for an hour or so, but you never know what you will find in the big world outside.
        • If either of the ones by me were near - that might help too. I think one is at a dorm and the other might even be a private residence.
    • Re: (Score:2, Funny)

      by ackthpt (218170) *

      He'll post your name and email address in a special follow-up article on Geek-Imitators.

    • by filterban (916724)
      Faking a /. party for free swag has got to be one of the lamest things I've ever heard. It reminds me of Cartman pretending to be mentally handicapped so that he would win the Special Olympics.

      What's next? Photoshopping (or, excuse me, GIMPing) some fake party pictures from a Mardi Gras website to try and win $1000 to ThinkGeek? Sheesh.

      • Like this guys [slashdot.org] party.

        The 'host' has not ever posted so much as one comment to slashdot. His "party" is in some office suite from 10 AM to 11 AM.

        What a guy. Taco actually is trying to do something cool, and guys like this try to take advantage of it.

        • by empaler (130732)
          Or maybe this party [slashdot.org], taking place in 16 hours, but without having an address placement yet, nor a response to my question about the same (written in localese).
    • by freelunch (258011)

      Taco, how are you dealing with people faking a party to get the free swag?

      Taco is faking a party to get the free swag.

      Anyone know where the real Ann Arbor party will be?
      • by ackthpt (218170) *

        Taco, how are you dealing with people faking a party to get the free swag?
        Taco is faking a party to get the free swag.

        So... he can go 700 days without washing a shirt? Brilliant! No wonder Kath fell for him with a brain like that!

    • Define Party please !! (its been a long time since I went to one)
      Do two people count as a party ? (Me and my computer ?)
      • by asylumx (881307)
        No, if I remember right, 2 is company, 3 is a crowd, which means 4 or more must be a party.
    • Re: (Score:3, Funny)

      by eln (21727)
      Your premise is faulty. A Slashdot party that no one attends would be the most authentic Slashdot party of all. After all, how many Slashdot readers would really come out of their basements just to hang out with each other? That's what IRC is for!
      • After all, how many Slashdot readers would really come out of their basements just to hang out with each other?

        They don't. They DO come out when bribed with the potential of a gift cert that'll buy more blinky lights.

    • by colenski (552404)
      WTF, dude the anniversary.pl page says how many people are going to show up, so that's a kind of self policing mechanism right there.

      Shameless Plug: 24 attendees, Halo 3, DJ, Guitar Hero, real girls [slashdot.org] all in a sweet, happenin, grungy bar with decent beer. [blackdog.ca]

      CALLING ALL CAPITAL REGION SLASHDOT UID HOLDERS: WE NEED 6 MORE AND THEY WILL CLOSE THE BAR DOWNSTAIRS FOR US, SIGN UP NOW!!

      yes, I really was shouting that time.
  • Slashdot PT Cruiser (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward
    Ok, I know this is off topic, but I figure this is the best place to ask. A few weeks ago I was shopping for food in the East Bay (SF Bay Area) and when I walked out of the store there was a teal PT Cruiser with Slashdot logos on it. I needed to get home but I was curious if that was someone that worked for /. or just a really hard core fan.
    • Re: (Score:3, Interesting)

      by Lumpy (12016)
      Slashdot is part of a pool of pay for wierd advertising companies. you can whore yourself out for a couple of hundred bucks if you keep their sticker ad's that cover your car for 6 months. It's a paltry amount of money to look foolish as you drive around but several people around here do it. They want specific car types. Pt cruiser, Scion XB, etc..

      you get peanuts for making your life and car a billboard.
      I looked into it a year ago as a guy here at work did it, and I saw ebay, slashdot even digg in the lo
    • by ackthpt (218170) * on Tuesday October 09, 2007 @12:39PM (#20914233) Homepage Journal

      Ok, I know this is off topic, but I figure this is the best place to ask. A few weeks ago I was shopping for food in the East Bay (SF Bay Area) and when I walked out of the store there was a teal PT Cruiser with Slashdot logos on it. I needed to get home but I was curious if that was someone that worked for /. or just a really hard core fan.

      That was probably the latest ploy in geek recruiting. If you stepped too close the doors would have swung open, you'd have been dragged inside, driven to a secret location, dragged out and into an office building, placed at a work station, given an $80,000/yr job working with software or engineering and all the women around you for the rest of your life would give you dismissive looks.

      Good thing you ran away!

      • by AuMatar (183847)
        Damn. Most of that sounds like my real life, but why do they have to give me a pay cut?
    • Re: (Score:3, Informative)

      by mikeboone (163222)
      Wasn't that car a prize from a contest several years ago?

      I found a picture [flickr.com].
  • by Nymz (905908) on Tuesday October 09, 2007 @12:35PM (#20914175) Journal
  • Is there a Paris /. party in the works? Who's game?
    • Which Paris? (Score:2, Informative)

      by ChefInnocent (667809)
      Paris, Arkansas
      Paris, Idaho
      Paris, Illinois
      New Paris, Indiana
      Paris, Kentucky
      Paris, Maine
      Paris, Michigan
      Paris, Missouri
      Paris, New York
      Paris, Ohio
      Paris, Pennsylvania
      Paris, Tennessee
      Paris, Texas
      Paris, Wisconsin
      Paris, Ontario
      Paris, Yukon
      • by drsquare (530038)
        I think he was referring to the real Paris, not the ones made by unimaginative Americans who couldn't think up their own name.
      • by dargaud (518470)
        There's a french town that should be suing for breach of copyright ! Well, if it could help get rid of stupid dumb blondes in the news, I'd be all for it too. Hell, it took 35+ years for the region of Champagne to manage to win their lawsuit against californian sparkling wine producers. The longest running lawsuit in history.
  • you know it fits.
  • horrible.. horrible. very telling.
  • What about girls? (Score:2, Insightful)

    by tsbiscaro (888711)
    Slashdot Party? Party means girls! Ok, forget about it...
    • I think I'm going to secretly plant a Slashdot 10th Anniversary Geocache in Palo Alto so it's published just before the party. Knowing slashdotters I won't even have to suggest they bring a GPSr.

    • well heres the challenge guys:
      see how many girls you can get to come to ur party:

      1-5: come on guys, your mothers dont count..
      6-10: nice try, aunts, neighbours and horses don't either
      10-30: getting there,
      31-50: thats more like it...
      51-100 there must be something wrong with your geek cred, get on slashdot, NOW, and it might go back to normal
      101+ ''now guys, what have I told you about giving the tabloids fake rumours about massive sales starting at the x_store, y_road, z_street, as a means to
    • by empaler (130732)
      Yeah! Mine does! Well. One, so far. My girlfriend. Who's never posted a single comment here, and more or less only has an account because I kneaded her into. Er.

      Yeah, that's one. I can't think of a single girl I know that I could persuade to go to the party. At least not anyone my girlfriend will allow me to invite :-/
  • Hello, I'm from Valencia and I made a party. Is there people from Valencia (Spain)?
    • Whether or not anyone shows up, I'm with you in spirit, bud. :-)
    • Is there people from Valencia (Spain)?

      For future reference, if you have to tell people which country a city is in, the odds are that they are not anywhere near it.

      That said, I'm disappointed that there is no party in Swansea. We usually get a few dozen geeks on the beach for the university computer society beach party each summer, so getting a dozen in a pub to celebrate Slashdot incrementing its age counter shouldn't be that hard.

      Maybe we could even bury FireFury [slashdot.org] in a 6' hole again...

  • What may well be fake is anyone who shows up. There's even some kinda hot chicks in underwear show going on sometime at this place. (night of the slashparty?). But so far no one says they're gonna show up. Hell, I'll be there - if for no other reason than the happy hour munchies.
  • Yeah, I love free T-shirts (even though I didn't plan a party, and just found out about the tenth anniversary today, although I've probably been hanging around this bloody place the whole time) ...

    But then you'd spam me (as you so politely warned), and then I'd have to kill you. Or call my cousin Vinney in Joisey .. or at least hit you with a DOS attack.

    T-shirt, huh? Hmmmm ...

  • You have to entice the crowd with teasers.

    Slashdot 10th Anniversary Party with free punch and pie!

    (After I noticed one party in England is offering free food)
  • Please, please tell me there is a party in Russia.

    Because in Soviet Russia, Slashdot Celebrates You!
    • party or not party in russia, the soviet bit has gone and has been replaced with ''Putin's'':
      in Putins's russia you party about slashdot
      • I'm organising a Slashdot party in Soviet Russia. I think Red Square, 1945 (we can piggyback on the victory celebrations) seems like a good place. Make your own way there, but there's probably space in my TARDIS for anyone who's too drunk to make their own way back.
  • NYC has a spot but it was hard to book as even though we're over run with venues they all book 6 weeks - 2 months in advance.
    The twenty year party should have flying car accessibility and everyone should bring their gPhones and ...

    slashdot.org/anniversary.pl?view_id=55
  • So, you want people to host a 'hurray we're 10 years old' Slashdot party, put our names in for some free t-shirts as an incentive. Who's paying for this party? Who benefits from the free advertising? I think you'll get some response... but not much.

    Why didn't you guys just have a /. convention?!? Have guest speakers, charge fees, book it in Vegas, have presentations and awards for the best news stories, best comments, funniest comments, top member, you could really work it and at the end, have enough mon
    • Great idea...
      Does leave those of us outside North America out in the cold...

      That being said... just in case this is an idea that finds it's way into reality... may I be the first to nominate:

      **Top Member => Twitter!**

      I'll leave choosing the definition up to the esteemed members of the judging panel... over to the rest of y'all!
  • Would it be appropriate to tag this "slashvertisement"?
  • One problem with all this... didn't your mummy ever warn you of the dangers of meeting people you chat to online in real life? Mine certainly did!

    Seriously though... it will be great to see whether all you folks I've come to consider to be an extended, albeit highly dysfunctional, family are really the freaks I imagine you all to be, or whether I'm the only one?

    I'd hate to have my illusions dashed by finding out I'm the only one on this site who isn't "normal"... One of the things that most attracted me
  • Sign up? Doesn't that deliberately exclude the tens of millions of Anonymous Cowards who have spurred riveting discussion over these 10 years? They have their place!

    Post a big sign, name the time and place and let the Anonymous Cowards in!

    What's that? No, not the same time and place as the rest of us...
  • by trouser (149900)
    10 years of my life I will never get back.
  • Where you do sign-up for the t-shirt?
    Or is it just signing up for the AA or other large party = receiving a T-shirt if you're early and lucky?

  • My Slashdot account was locked with the wrong email address. Now it is unlocked thankfully to wonderful support at slashdot. SO I am planning to host party at Hyderabad, Venue still to be decided. Would the goodies be shipped from slashdot :) :) :)

  • The slashdot aniversary party in San Francisco is considering several public venues for the party. One topic of discussion was the fact that many slashdotters might not be able to recognize each other.

    Perhaps there should be a slashdot party badge sized to fit a standard badge holder. Slashdotters could navigate to a page that would print out a recognizable Icon as well as their handle and perhaps other statistics (join date, first post date, number of posts, Karma points, etc.).

    Those people unable to join

  • I suggest anyone from NL meet at In de Wildeman http://www.indewildeman.nl/indexe.html/ [indewildeman.nl]. It's close to the central station and has one of the best beer selections in the country (More than 200 sorts of beer at the last count - enough for most people I expect).

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