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Spot Your Name - We'll send you Swag

By dcolbert Contributor ·
The latest Tech Republic newsletter had "Spot your Name, send us your mailing list, and we'll send you swag" as a mini contest...

The reply to: address is

Really? You want my REAL personal info and you're going to send me stuff?

A bad choice in a reply to: address, at the very least.

Really, I've seen those TV shows where the guy shows up to win the lottery and gets arrested for back child support or for an outstanding DUI warrant. I'm suspicious.

Anyone else notice this?

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Drunk Deadbeats

by BFilmFan In reply to Spot Your Name - We'll se ...

Unless you are wanted by the authorities for being a drunk driving deadbeat, I wouldn't be too worried that Sonja and Jason or any of the TR-gang have your personal information.

And if I am not mistaken, the sheriff of Cook County just used a gift card promotion to round up several dozen wanted individuals.

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Sonja isn't harvesting information

by Tig2 In reply to Spot Your Name - We'll se ...

And she doesn't use it for any negative purpose. She very simply sends a TR coffee mug to anyone chosen in that random drawing.

TROL is an acronym for Tech Republic Out Loud. It started as a podcast and has become a weekly video show. It is also the name of the community blog.

If your name is chosen and you are uncomfortable with sending your address to Sonja, you don't have to. Maybe I can talk her into sending ME your cup. I am trying for a set of four.

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by The Scummy One In reply to Sonja isn't harvesting in ...

I already have 4

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Unfortunate dishwasher accident

by Tig2 In reply to ha-ha

I mistakenly put one in the dishwasher along with something incompatible and had an undesired result. So I am still working up to my set of four.

If I pinged Soni every time I had earned swag, I would have been at a set of eight long ago. I don't bother because I have the swag item that NONE of you have- the TR dartboard. Top that!

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by Jaqui In reply to Unfortunate dishwasher ac ...

it only took hot coffee and cold metal door frame to break my one and only TR mug.

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I keep mine gaurded

by Neon Samurai In reply to aww

I've got a suspicious look practiced and perfected for every time I see someone reach for it.

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Thought you could only get SWAG once a year???

by jimmy-jam In reply to Unfortunate dishwasher ac ...
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That was only special prizes

by jdclyde In reply to Thought you could only ge ...

An idea I gave Sonja to try to help pull more lurkers off the fence.

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Tig perhaps you could work out a Deal with Sonja

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Unfortunate dishwasher ac ...

That all unclaimed Swag goes directly to you for all time. I know that way you would be drowning in unclaimed Swag items cus I very rarely ask for anything.

I'm told that I still have a TR Mug by SWMBO but I haven't seen it since she took it away to protect it from me as I was using it as a Pen Holder on my desk. She insisted that the Pen Holder she bought me was better. :^0

Pity she didn't ask and just did it while my back was turned. I have my suspicions as to what has actually happened.

I even got home unexpectedly to see a 32 GIG Thumb Drive of mine disappearing out the front door connected to a TR Lanyard that was too easy as mine though it was denied at the time.

As for TR Dart Boards I'm not allowed to have Sharp Objects even Plastic Knives are way too sharp to allow me to use so I could never have a TR Dart Board.

Col ]:)

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arghhh that Dartboard

by The Scummy One In reply to Unfortunate dishwasher ac ...

needs to be in my hands

Oh, and never wash a TR mug in the dishwasher. Always HAND WASH.
So, since you were a BAD GIRL, send the dartboard to me for safe keeping

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