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The Flat Earth Society => Announcements => Topic started by: Daniel on October 29, 2009, 12:12:01 PM

Title: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Daniel on October 29, 2009, 12:12:01 PM
After the longest couple of days in history, it's all finished and ready to go.  The new site is online (http://www.theflatearthsociety.org), the Flat Earth Wiki (http://www.theflatearthsociety.org/tiki) is up, the Society is officially accepting new members (http://theflatearthsociety.org/cms/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=49&Itemid=66) and the long-awaited t-shirts are becoming a reality (http://theflatearthsociety.org/cms/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=51&Itemid=69).  And my ongoing pet project, the Flat Earth Society Library (http://theflatearthsociety.org/cms/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=47&Itemid=62), is nicely stocked!

(http://www.theflatearthsociety.org/cms/images/stories/fes_tshirt_royal_blue_thumbnail.jpg) (http://www.theflatearthsociety.org/cms/images/stories/fes_tshirt_royal_blue.jpg) (http://www.theflatearthsociety.org/cms/images/stories/fes_tshirt_sky_blue_thumbnail.jpg) (http://www.theflatearthsociety.org/cms/images/stories/fes_tshirt_sky_blue.jpg) (http://www.theflatearthsociety.org/cms/images/stories/fes_tshirt_steel_blue_thumbnail.jpg) (http://www.theflatearthsociety.org/cms/images/stories/fes_tshirt_steel_blue.jpg) (http://www.theflatearthsociety.org/cms/images/stories/fes_tshirt_burgundy_thumbnail.jpg) (http://www.theflatearthsociety.org/cms/images/stories/fes_tshirt_burgundy.jpg) (http://www.theflatearthsociety.org/cms/images/stories/fes_tshirt_olive_thumbnail.jpg) (http://www.theflatearthsociety.org/cms/images/stories/fes_tshirt_olive.jpg) (http://www.theflatearthsociety.org/cms/images/stories/fes_tshirt_black_thumbnail.jpg) (http://www.theflatearthsociety.org/cms/images/stories/fes_tshirt_black.jpg)

I'll be sending out our press release (http://www.theflatearthsociety.org/library/flat_earth_society_press_release.pdf) tomorrow morning.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Parsifal on October 29, 2009, 12:16:55 PM
The new site is online

Old. (http://www.theflatearthsociety.org/forum/index.php?topic=30963.msg828291#msg828291)
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Colonel Gaydafi on October 29, 2009, 12:18:08 PM
I think we all owe Daniel an apology for doubting him.

Someone else can apologise for me.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Daniel on October 29, 2009, 12:18:23 PM
The new site is online

Old. (http://www.theflatearthsociety.org/forum/index.php?topic=30963.msg828291#msg828291)

That link seems to go to a post that doesn't exist.  Odd.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Blanko on October 29, 2009, 12:28:45 PM
The image of the black t-shirt isn't loading. Pleas fix it as I may consider buying one.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: EnigmaZV on October 29, 2009, 12:36:26 PM
Thank you for all your hard work.  It's most appreciated.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Daniel on October 29, 2009, 12:41:38 PM
The image of the black t-shirt isn't loading. Pleas fix it as I may consider buying one.

That was weird.  That jpg got corrupted somehow.  It should be working now, though.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Mrs. Peach on October 29, 2009, 12:41:53 PM
I just became a Friend.  Hope I'm the FIRST!   ;D

(And please read the special instructions)
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Eddy Baby on October 29, 2009, 12:45:13 PM
To become a friend, I make the paypal donation, and send a postcard, is that right?
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Mrs. Peach on October 29, 2009, 12:53:06 PM
I just put the instructions in the PayPal form.  Hmmm......I hope that suffices.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Colonel Gaydafi on October 29, 2009, 12:58:10 PM
I'd become a friend but I don't have a paypal account
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Taters343 on October 29, 2009, 01:01:01 PM
It won't let me order the shirt :(

Edit: I became a friend though!
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Mrs. Peach on October 29, 2009, 01:04:01 PM
I wonder if becoming a Friend also makes me a member? 
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Daniel on October 29, 2009, 01:04:44 PM
It won't let me order the shirt :(

Edit: I became a friend though!

Can you PM me with the error you're getting?  And this goes for anyone else having problems.  It's a new setup, obviously, so little glitches may pop up and I'd like to resolve them ASAP.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Daniel on October 29, 2009, 01:06:34 PM
I wonder if becoming a Friend also makes me a member? 

Yes.  It's in the description but I'll try to make it more clear.  I can see how someone could overlook it.  It's easy to skip over.

Quote
Friend of the Flat Earth Society

To become a member and Friend of the Flat Earth Society, ...
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Parsifal on October 29, 2009, 01:06:44 PM
Can you PM me with the error you're getting?  And this goes for anyone else having problems.  It's a new setup, obviously, so little glitches may pop up and I'd like to resolve them ASAP.

I am having difficulties with the cowbell. Quite frankly, your site needs moar of it.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Taters343 on October 29, 2009, 01:09:56 PM
It won't let me order the shirt :(

Edit: I became a friend though!

Can you PM me with the error you're getting?  And this goes for anyone else having problems.  It's a new setup, obviously, so little glitches may pop up and I'd like to resolve them ASAP.

I'm not getting an error message, it is just bringing me to the paypal homepage instead of the page to actually purchase the shirt.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Daniel on October 29, 2009, 01:10:39 PM
It won't let me order the shirt :(

Edit: I became a friend though!

Can you PM me with the error you're getting?  And this goes for anyone else having problems.  It's a new setup, obviously, so little glitches may pop up and I'd like to resolve them ASAP.

I'm not getting an error message, it is just bringing me to the paypal homepage instead of the page to actually purchase the shirt.

Ok, I'm on the case.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Mrs. Peach on October 29, 2009, 01:13:35 PM
Quote
Friend of the Flat Earth Society

To become a member and Friend of the Flat Earth Society, ...

I was in a hurry to be the first.   ;D

(Gad, I hate being dumb)
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Taters343 on October 29, 2009, 01:17:26 PM
It seems pretty obvious, but I'm going to ask so I don't send it to you unnecessarily. If we become a friend, do we still send you the postcard?
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Daniel on October 29, 2009, 01:17:39 PM
I'm not getting an error message, it is just bringing me to the paypal homepage instead of the page to actually purchase the shirt.

Thanks for pointing out the problem.  It's resolved now.  The content management system I'm using for the main website is very finicky about HTML code being embedded in the pages.  It had kindly cleaned up my HTML by removing important Paypal referral information.

Also, Mrs. Peach, you were the first person to become a Friend of the Flat Earth Society.  I urge you to not act hastily and get a tattoo to commemorate the occasion.  Not until you've had a day or two to think it over, at least.  And, yes, I also got your request in the Paypal transaction.  So that part is definitely working too, which is nice.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: markjo on October 29, 2009, 01:19:35 PM
It seems pretty obvious, but I'm going to ask so I don't send it to you unnecessarily. If we become a friend, do we still send you the postcard?

Even if it isn't necessary, I think that Daniel would still appreciate a postcard.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Mrs. Peach on October 29, 2009, 01:20:04 PM
I fired the canons in lieu of a tattoo! ;D ;D  ;D
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Daniel on October 29, 2009, 01:20:47 PM
It seems pretty obvious, but I'm going to ask so I don't send it to you unnecessarily. If we become a friend, do we still send you the postcard?

You don't need to.. but I like getting postcards :)  I'm planning to put up a Flat Earth map and have all of the postcards around it with coloured strings leading to where the card came from.  Sort of like you see on television cop shows when they're tracking a serial killer, but less menacing.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Colonel Gaydafi on October 29, 2009, 01:23:18 PM
That sounds cool. Lets all send Daniel postcards and no parcel bombs!
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Taters343 on October 29, 2009, 01:27:45 PM
I'll send one at some point, probably within the next month or so. I'm totally framing the certificate and what not. Maybe I'll get a little display case for the coin.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Daniel on October 29, 2009, 01:31:45 PM
I'll send one at some point, probably within the next month or so. I'm totally framing the certificate and what not. Maybe I'll get a little display case for the coin.

The certificates are pretty slick.  I they're laser-printed onto proper certificate stock, so it's not just a blurry inkjet printout.  I'm quite proud of the pewter medallions also.  Mostly because I made them myself :)
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Taters343 on October 29, 2009, 01:34:09 PM
My favourite part of the new site is the title on the homepage that says "Welcome to the Frontpage".
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Daniel on October 29, 2009, 01:42:22 PM
My favourite part of the new site is the title on the homepage that says "Welcome to the Frontpage".

Fixed now.  That setting was hidden away in the admin system so that no one would even find it if they weren't specifically looking for it.. which is why I never noticed.  Anyway, thanks again for bug-finding.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Mrs. Peach on October 29, 2009, 01:44:47 PM
It's all elegant and classy IMO.   8)
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Taters343 on October 29, 2009, 01:45:28 PM
I was serious, that message brightened up my day :(
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Colonel Gaydafi on October 29, 2009, 01:46:20 PM
Why would you fix that?
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Taters343 on October 29, 2009, 01:47:46 PM
The shirt order thing now. Maybe it was just me being dumb.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: physics101 on October 29, 2009, 01:56:05 PM
I think I might just have to order a shirt.

Are we going to get the 15 people we need? I'll wait to order until we are sure.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: General Douchebag on October 29, 2009, 02:29:29 PM
As soon as I figure out the intricacies of actually putting monies into my dusty unused Paypal, I shall be ordering one.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: SMV on October 29, 2009, 02:31:19 PM
I promise that I'll be ordering a black one tomorrow morning.  It's worth the price, especially since it's the first batch. :)
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: General Douchebag on October 29, 2009, 02:32:39 PM
Daniel, is that your mobile number on the press release?
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Daniel on October 29, 2009, 02:37:33 PM
I think I might just have to order a shirt.

Are we going to get the 15 people we need? I'll wait to order until we are sure.

I'll keep the thread updated about how many have been sold.  However, if everyone is waiting for everyone else to commit, the end result will be zero.  If people place orders and we don't get the necessary number, I'll just refund all of the Paypal payments and nobody loses anything.  Unless I run off to the Bahamas with the money, of course.

update: We officially have one t-shirt sold!
(http://www.wired.com/images/article/magazine/1607/st_howto_f.jpg)
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Daniel on October 29, 2009, 02:59:49 PM
Daniel, is that your mobile number on the press release?

Sort of.  It's a mobile I bought specifically for Flat Earth Society stuff.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: General Douchebag on October 29, 2009, 03:16:48 PM
Daniel, is that your mobile number on the press release?

Sort of.  It's a mobile I bought specifically for Flat Earth Society stuff.

Oh, cool.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Masterchef on October 29, 2009, 03:17:58 PM
As soon as I get around to buying an Orlando post card, I will send it in. And I will become a friend within a few weeks. ;D
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Colonel Gaydafi on October 29, 2009, 03:19:15 PM
Oo I'll send naked ladies!
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Mrs. Peach on October 29, 2009, 03:31:56 PM
I'm trying to put two shirts on one order (so PayPal only dings Daniel once) but I'm having no luck so far.  Or is it a percentage in which case it wouldn't matter?  Hmmm?  Has anyone here been a PayPal seller?


*I should add that the shirts are different sizes and colors.*
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Ichimaru Gin :] on October 29, 2009, 03:39:14 PM
I really hope I was one of the first 10 to become a friend of the society :/
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Taters343 on October 29, 2009, 03:55:26 PM
I'm trying to put two shirts on one order (so PayPal only dings Daniel once) but I'm having no luck so far.  Or is it a percentage in which case it wouldn't matter?  Hmmm?  Has anyone here been a PayPal seller?


*I should add that the shirts are different sizes and colors.*


Read the bit at the bottom about multiple shirts.

I think I might just have to order a shirt.

Are we going to get the 15 people we need? I'll wait to order until we are sure.

I'll keep the thread updated about how many have been sold.  However, if everyone is waiting for everyone else to commit, the end result will be zero.  If people place orders and we don't get the necessary number, I'll just refund all of the Paypal payments and nobody loses anything.  Unless I run off to the Bahamas with the money, of course.

update: We officially have one t-shirt sold!
(http://www.wired.com/images/article/magazine/1607/st_howto_f.jpg)

That is probably me ;D
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Daniel on October 29, 2009, 04:12:20 PM
I'm trying to put two shirts on one order (so PayPal only dings Daniel once) but I'm having no luck so far.  Or is it a percentage in which case it wouldn't matter?  Hmmm?  Has anyone here been a PayPal seller?


*I should add that the shirts are different sizes and colors.*

I don't think there's an easy way (at least not easy for me) to set up Paypal's automated system to sell multiple shirts like that.  Maybe if they were all identical or if I didn't want to do discounted shipping on multi-shirt orders.  But the shipping on two shirts is less than 2x the cost of a single shirt, so that wouldn't be fair.  If you want more than one shirt, just PM me or email me with the details (size, color, etc).  I can put together a custom invoice on Paypal and send that to you.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Mrs. Peach on October 29, 2009, 04:21:05 PM
Okey dokey.  I put through the orders and if there's any sort of shipping savings, please apply it to the Society's general fund. 

I am at present enjoying the Society's Library!
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Daniel on October 29, 2009, 06:01:58 PM
Okey dokey.  I put through the orders and if there's any sort of shipping savings, please apply it to the Society's general fund. 

I am at present enjoying the Society's Library!

Annnnnd we're up to three t-shirts!
(http://images.publicradio.org/content/2008/10/08/20081008_sivertson_highfive_33.jpg)
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Taters343 on October 29, 2009, 06:02:32 PM
Hellz yeah!
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on October 29, 2009, 06:13:56 PM
I plan to order one tonight/tomorrow.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Ichimaru Gin :] on October 29, 2009, 06:14:36 PM
I'm going to get the black one soon
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Proleg on October 29, 2009, 08:08:53 PM
Friending the FES and ordering a t-shirt ASAP.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: theonlydann on October 30, 2009, 08:17:15 AM
What i lack contribution wise in posts... i make up for in shirts.

3 for me.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Parsifal on October 30, 2009, 08:48:59 AM
What i lack contribution wise in posts... i make up for in shirts.

3 for me.

Three?! You would need at least over nine thousand to make up for your lack of worthwhile posts, young Dann.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Sentient Fridge on October 30, 2009, 08:54:06 AM
Argh.


Job first, then SHIRTS!

Well, maybe. I wonder if I can still wear XXL. I've been buying 4x lately...Meh.

But for surely going to get a postcard asap and send that in, and when I actually have money I will become a friend.


You're awesome Daniel.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: theonlydann on October 30, 2009, 09:43:56 AM
What i lack contribution wise in posts... i make up for in shirts.

3 for me.

Three?! You would need at least over nine thousand to make up for your lack of worthwhile posts, young Dann.
i chuckled at that.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Daniel on October 30, 2009, 11:16:59 AM
Three new sales, three new high-fives.
(http://www.hes-emp.org/image/highfive.jpg)

This puts the total number at 6 now.  I'm cautiously optimistic that we'll hit 15 in the next week or so.  Remember, people: Christmas is fast approaching.  Wouldn't your friends and/or loved ones enjoy a Flat Earth Society t-shirt?  If not, shouldn't you reconsider whether or not they're the sort of people you really need as friends and/or loved ones?
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: physics101 on October 30, 2009, 11:26:54 AM
Three new sales, three new high-fives.
(http://www.hes-emp.org/image/highfive.jpg)

This puts the total number at 6 now.  I'm cautiously optimistic that we'll hit 15 in the next week or so.  Remember, people: Christmas is fast approaching.  Wouldn't your friends and/or loved ones enjoy a Flat Earth Society t-shirt?  If not, shouldn't you reconsider whether or not they're the sort of people you really need as friends and/or loved ones?

I lol'd.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: theonlydann on October 30, 2009, 12:00:16 PM
Excellent. Thus far i account for 50% of the sales.

May i own half of TFES?
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Proleg on October 30, 2009, 12:00:41 PM
If you don't mind my asking, Daniel, are you by any chance related to the late, great Samuel Shenton?
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: General Douchebag on October 30, 2009, 04:05:51 PM
If you don't mind my asking, Daniel, are you by any chance related to the late, great Samuel Shenton?

I asked a while ago, no response.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Lord Wilmore on October 31, 2009, 09:32:32 PM
I'm skating on thin cash reserves right now, waiting until the end of November for payroll to dish out the dosh again. I missed the October deadline, so I'll be getting two months pay in one go then. When that happens, you have my money.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: General Douchebag on November 03, 2009, 05:56:39 AM
Would it be possible to put both T-shirt and FotFE through as one order? It'd save both parties some hassle.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Lord Wilmore on November 03, 2009, 08:07:28 AM
Would it? It seems to me it'd be a lot easier to make two different paypal payments.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Daniel on November 05, 2009, 02:00:43 PM
Update about stuff:

T-shirts: We've hit the necessary minimum number of t-shirt orders, so they're definitely happening.  So if you've been waiting to see if other people would order.. you're a coward.  But you're a coward who can safely order now with the knowledge that it's a sure thing.

Memberships: We're up to about 20 now.  Not bad for less than a week!  I spent about 2 1/2 hours this evening casting pewter medallions.  00001-00030 are done now!

Flat Earth freebies: I also made some FES cloth patches.  I'll include a couple with anything I send out.  I'm also getting some FES postcards printed.. and designing a tiny little assemble-it-yourself Flat Earth desk globe sort of similar to this (http://makingmaps.net/2007/09/19/making-flat-earth-globes/).  It's much smaller, though -- the 'globe' part will be about 4cm in diameter -- and either made from transparent, coloured acrylic or from very thin plywood.  Or maybe a combination.  And the map will be etched into the material rather than printed onto paper and glued on.  I'll post pictures of those when I make a prototype tomorrow (hopefully).  In the meantime, here's a picture of the patch (sorry about the image quality, it was taken with my phone):

(http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/9093/flatearthsocietypatches.jpg) (http://img692.imageshack.us/i/flatearthsocietypatches.jpg/)
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Lord Wilmore on November 05, 2009, 02:08:28 PM
Cool, great news! Freebies are always good news =)


Also, I have to say, it's a shame we can't get some sort of FE Globe/Plane paperweight made. It would probably prove awkward to do, but it would be very cool.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Colonel Gaydafi on November 05, 2009, 02:12:40 PM
Hooray for all of this!
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Taters343 on November 05, 2009, 02:22:22 PM
And Hooray for Daniel as well!
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Sentient Fridge on November 05, 2009, 03:17:40 PM
Daniel, you are win.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: physics101 on November 06, 2009, 06:45:13 AM
I'll order a shirt soon then! After this weekend, probably Monday or Tuesday.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Daniel on November 07, 2009, 02:51:30 PM
Just a quick update..

I've cast medallions 00001-00030.  At first, I thought it was going to take forever because half of them didn't cast properly and I was having to re-cast them pretty frequently.  But after a little experimenting, I worked out a reliable method and then it went by pretty quickly.  After the first 3-4 were finished, I think I only had one dud that I had to re-cast out of the following 20+.  Here's all of them in a pile:

(http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/3140/img4914b.jpg) (http://img20.imageshack.us/i/img4914b.jpg/) (http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/img4914b.jpg/1/w640.png) (http://g.imageshack.us/img20/img4914b.jpg/1/)

I also made a little acrylic Flat Earth 'globe' that I'm quite pleased with.  It's a flat-pack system that can be assembled without any glue.  The three pieces just slot together.  I'm going to run a batch of those sometime this week so I can send them out with the membership medallions/certificates.  And I'll send them with the t-shirts in a couple weeks when they ship..

(http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/227/img4911n.jpg) (http://img258.imageshack.us/i/img4911n.jpg/) (http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/img4911n.jpg/1/w640.png) (http://g.imageshack.us/img258/img4911n.jpg/1/)

And here's a better image of the patch from a couple days ago..
(http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/838/img4907s.jpg) (http://img213.imageshack.us/i/img4907s.jpg/) (http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/img4907s.jpg/1/w640.png) (http://g.imageshack.us/img213/img4907s.jpg/1/)

Postcards and other things are in the works too.
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Post by: Colonel Gaydafi on November 07, 2009, 02:55:08 PM
AWESOME
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Post by: Taters343 on November 07, 2009, 03:17:17 PM
That is awesome Daniel. I already told my mum that she is going to have to put the patch on my fencing jacket for me.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Mrs. Peach on November 08, 2009, 08:51:38 AM
I'd like to know more about the technique used for casting the medallions.

I've been thinking of ways to display mine. Has to be something that befits its importance.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Taters343 on November 08, 2009, 08:58:05 AM
I'm thinking of getting a small glass box that has a little stand in it that will prop the coin up at an angle. I'll probably end up using a case that my watch came in and some sort of makeshift stand.
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Post by: Mrs. Peach on November 08, 2009, 09:00:46 AM
I like that idea a lot.  I've seen some nice stands made to display antique pocket watches.  Thanks.  :)
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Taters343 on November 08, 2009, 09:02:42 AM
No problem.
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Post by: Eddy Baby on November 08, 2009, 09:05:39 AM
Make it into a necklace!
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Taters343 on November 08, 2009, 09:07:54 AM
Make it into a necklace!

You'd have to drill a hole or something, and that would be blasphemy.
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Post by: Lord Wilmore on November 08, 2009, 09:11:38 AM
I'm sure there's some cool coin display stuff out there that would be perfect. A quick google brought this up:


(http://www.usadisplay.net/coindm3.jpg)

http://www.usadisplay.net/911display.htm


Obviously that might be a bit much, but still, there are loads of simpler, cheaper alteratives out there.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Colonel Gaydafi on November 08, 2009, 09:18:52 AM
I was thinking I'd just glue it to my forehead
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: General Douchebag on November 08, 2009, 09:21:29 AM
I'd have it sewed under the skin of my back so if I get shot in the chest my heart might stop the bullet before it hits the coin.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: theonlydann on November 10, 2009, 10:47:35 AM
Imma be one FES geared up SOB.

Next, winter Knit caps.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Daniel on November 10, 2009, 01:57:01 PM
I'd like to know more about the technique used for casting the medallions.

I've been thinking of ways to display mine. Has to be something that befits its importance.

I'll post some pictures next time I cast a batch of the medallions.  In the mean time, I've made some little medallion stands.  Like the Flat Earth 'globes', they're flat-pack and just need to be slotted together.  Their flatness means I won't have to pay for any extra shipping! :)  These pictures are from my phone so the quality isn't great.. but you'll get the idea, I'm sure:

(http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/8681/flatearthcoinstand.jpg) (http://img694.imageshack.us/i/flatearthcoinstand.jpg/)

This isn't to say that you shouldn't surgically implant them behind your heart, though.  But when you want to show it off to your friends without getting blood everywhere, the stand could be a temporary solution.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Lord Wilmore on November 10, 2009, 03:13:08 PM
Seriously Daniel, how do you do all this stuff? I'm starting to think you're a man of many hidden talents!
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: General Douchebag on November 10, 2009, 03:17:13 PM
I'd like to know more about the technique used for casting the medallions.

I've been thinking of ways to display mine. Has to be something that befits its importance.

I'll post some pictures next time I cast a batch of the medallions.  In the mean time, I've made some little medallion stands.  Like the Flat Earth 'globes', they're flat-pack and just need to be slotted together.  Their flatness means I won't have to pay for any extra shipping! :)  These pictures are from my phone so the quality isn't great.. but you'll get the idea, I'm sure:

(http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/8681/flatearthcoinstand.jpg) (http://img694.imageshack.us/i/flatearthcoinstand.jpg/)

This isn't to say that you shouldn't surgically implant them behind your heart, though.  But when you want to show it off to your friends without getting blood everywhere, the stand could be a temporary solution.

The marks will be embossed on my back, and there's no reason to think that I couldn't cram the stand in there too, I've got room.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Taters343 on November 10, 2009, 07:20:02 PM
That is amazing Daniel. If you lived closer to me I would give you a hug.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Pete on November 11, 2009, 01:52:14 AM
I might actually buy one of the shirts for a gag gift/white elephant gift exchange.... hmmm. I always do find the best stuff for those gift exchanges. Last time it was a copy of Suetonius' De Vita Caesarum. The girl who picked that present just about started crying when she saw she'd gotten a book by an ancient Roman biographer. The idiot child, Suetonius is a really fun read. Thankfully, a more intelligent person stole it from her, and she got to open another present and got something that better suited her air-headed, vacuous nature.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: General Douchebag on November 11, 2009, 09:49:33 AM
I might actually buy one of the shirts for a gag gift/white elephant gift exchange.... hmmm. I always do find the best stuff for those gift exchanges. Last time it was a copy of Suetonius' De Vita Caesarum. The girl who picked that present just about started crying when she saw she'd gotten a book by an ancient Roman biographer. The idiot child, Suetonius is a really fun read. Thankfully, a more intelligent person stole it from her, and she got to open another present and got something that better suited her air-headed, vacuous nature.

Unless the entire text was in the original Latin the Latin title is a little pretentious.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Daniel on November 18, 2009, 06:53:05 AM
Just a quick warning: I'm sending the t-shirt print job to the printer tomorrow morning.  If anyone wants a t-shirt and hasn't already ordered one, now would be the time!

T-shirts can be ordered here (http://theflatearthsociety.org/cms/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=51&Itemid=69)
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: markjo on November 18, 2009, 07:15:52 AM
Does this mean that you don't plan on keeping a small inventory for future orders?
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Daniel on November 18, 2009, 09:01:04 AM
Does this mean that you don't plan on keeping a small inventory for future orders?

I don't think it's practical, unfortunately.  I'll probably order a few extras to keep on hand to use as prizes (for what, I don't know) and that sort of thing.. but not an inventory as such.  The problem is that I'm dealing with 1) very low numbers of sales and 2) a product that comes in a variety of sizes/colours.  So even if I had 10 extra shirts, there's a decent chance someone's preferred size/colour wouldn't be in that batch.  Well, maybe I'll get a few extra steel blue L/XL t-shirts to keep in stock, come to think of it.  Those seem to be the most popular colour/sizes.  Hmm.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: markjo on November 18, 2009, 09:47:07 AM
So then you aren't counting on the avalanche of sales rolling in when the truth of the Flat Earth rocks the scientific community to it's very foundations, are you?  ;)
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Crustinator on November 18, 2009, 10:27:02 AM
I am strangely impressed with Daniels entrepreneurial skills demonstrated in this thread.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Daniel on November 18, 2009, 11:09:17 AM
I am strangely impressed with Daniels entrepreneurial skills demonstrated in this thread.

Watch and learn. One day you too could maybe just about break even on a small batch of t-shirts.  Watch out, Donald Trump!   
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Daniel on November 19, 2009, 02:59:24 PM
Ok, pre-orders are officially closed.  It's sent off to the printer and I'll keep everyone updated via email as to the shipping date.  I'm pretty impressed with the number of orders.  Not including the ones I bought for myself or to give to friends, there were 29 orders.  When I first announced the t-shirts, I thought I'd be lucky to get 15 non-me orders.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Taters343 on November 19, 2009, 05:53:33 PM
Hooray! I can't wait to get mine.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Lord Wilmore on November 20, 2009, 01:35:44 AM
I only wish it was warmer. I fear my t-shirts will have to wait a while before I can sport them openly. It's incredibly wet here at the moment.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Taters343 on November 20, 2009, 03:53:28 AM
I don't have to worry about that because I'll be in school most of the day.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Colonel Gaydafi on November 20, 2009, 07:19:57 AM
Hell I'd risk hypothermia just so I can let everyone see the t-shirt
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: markjo on November 20, 2009, 09:03:59 AM
Or just order a shirt big enough to wear on top of a sweat shirt.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Lord Wilmore on November 21, 2009, 09:57:34 AM
Honestly Daniel, if you arranged a FE hoody, you'd have a guaranteed purchase from me. Any chance of that happening?
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: physics101 on November 21, 2009, 09:58:07 AM
Honestly Daniel, if you arranged a FE hoody, you'd have a guaranteed purchase from me. Any chance of that happening?

This. I would do this too.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Colonel Gaydafi on November 21, 2009, 11:04:12 AM
Honestly Daniel, if you arranged a FE hoody, you'd have a guaranteed purchase from me. Any chance of that happening?

This. I would do this too.

I'd like to third this
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Taters343 on November 21, 2009, 11:16:05 AM
I'll fourth that.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Daniel on November 21, 2009, 11:51:53 AM
If you are interested in this, email me (daniel@theflatearthsociety.org) before Sunday 10pm GMT

I've sent the order off but the printer said he won't be able to actually start on the job until Monday, so I can sneak in a couple last-minute changes over the weekend if you want.  But if I don't have it by Sunday night 10:00pm GMT, it'll be too late.  The sweatshirts are a bit more expensive than t-shirts and will cost more to ship, especially outside the UK.  Prices for those (my cost + shipping) would be:

UK: 15UKP -- 12UKP for the hoodie, 3UKP first-class postage = ?15
Europe: 19 Euros  -- 12UKP for the hoodie, 5UKP air-mail postage (3-5 days) = 17UKP = 19 Euros
USA: $28 surface mail, $35 air-mail -- 12UKP for hoodie, 9UKP air-mail postage (3-5 days) or 5UKP surface mail (2-10 weeks) = 21UKP or 17UKP = $28 or $35

I'm estimating postage based on reading online that a hoodie weighs about 700g.

Here's what the hoodies look like*:
(http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/4930/folhoodie.jpg) (http://img134.imageshack.us/i/folhoodie.jpg/)
* I cannot guarantee you will look as cool as that guy


Colours are similar-to-but-not-the-same-as the t-shirt options.  Sky blue, dark navy blue, black, steel blue, 'graphite' (medium gray), burgundy or brown.  If you're interested in buying one or changing your order from a t-shirt to a hoodie, email me.  Instead of setting up a Paypal button, I'll just email you an invoice.  Probably easier that way.. especially if you're switching orders, so I can just invoice you the difference between the original and the new one.

If you are interested in this, email me (daniel@theflatearthsociety.org) before Sunday 10pm GMT
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Robbyj on November 21, 2009, 06:45:11 PM
Is this for t-shirts as well or is it too late for those?
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Daniel on November 22, 2009, 02:02:08 AM
Is this for t-shirts as well or is it too late for those?

You can order t-shirts here (http://theflatearthsociety.org/cms/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=57).  Same rules apply about everything ending tonight at 10:00 GMT (5:00EST).
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Robbyj on November 22, 2009, 06:23:11 AM
Done and done.  Thanks Daniel.  Good job on the site too by the way.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: theonlydann on December 04, 2009, 06:49:51 AM
I only wish it was warmer. I fear my t-shirts will have to wait a while before I can sport them openly. It's incredibly wet here at the moment.
Hell I'd risk hypothermia just so I can let everyone see the t-shirt
i see Gayer posting... and i see its wet everywhere... an my mind just goes nanners.


I'm wearing my shrit to the mall the day i get it... if only my gut doesnt make the Earth look to round.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Sentient Fridge on December 05, 2009, 06:17:44 AM
Will there be a chance to purchase hoodies after the new year? Do they come in 2x?
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Taters343 on December 05, 2009, 06:53:10 AM
When are they supposed to arrive?
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Daniel on December 05, 2009, 09:50:41 AM
When are they supposed to arrive?
I'm picking them up either tomorrow night or Monday/Tuesday night.  As soon as I get them, I'll start packaging and sending everything.  So, to answer your question: very soon.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Taters343 on December 05, 2009, 03:27:18 PM
Huzzah! It will be like getting an early Christmas present from Daniel, but I will have paid for it, so not really.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: physics101 on December 06, 2009, 07:45:24 AM
Huzzah! It will be like getting an early Christmas present from Daniel, but I will have paid for it, so not really.

You can buy yourself Christmas gifts. I plan on doing the same for myself, but with something else.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Daniel on December 08, 2009, 09:25:55 AM
I picked the shirts up last night.  They look really good.  The printer is still waiting on a couple shirts (his supplier didn't have the size/colour in stock) but those should be shipped to me within a couple days.  The vast majority of them are sitting in a box in my living room now, though.  Here's a sneak preview..

(http://www.theflatearthsociety.org/images/flat_earth_shirts.jpg)
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: physics101 on December 08, 2009, 09:35:01 AM
I came.  :o
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Taters343 on December 08, 2009, 12:17:14 PM
That is amazing. I wish that I had had enough money to order a hoodie, but the t-shirt is just as amazing.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: General Douchebag on December 08, 2009, 03:32:02 PM
And to think they're being defiled by being so near to what appears to be a Mac keyboard.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Taters343 on December 08, 2009, 05:51:02 PM
Poor clothes :( So innocent, yet so corrupted. :'(
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Lord Wilmore on December 09, 2009, 04:27:45 AM
My hoodie is right next to the keyboard. I may be in heaven.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Daniel on December 09, 2009, 10:35:57 AM
And to think they're being defiled by being so near to what appears to be a Mac keyboard.

They were designed on a Mac as well.  If it makes you feel any better, though, most of the other stuff (those little plastic Flat Earth 'Globes', etc) was designed in WinXP running in Parallels.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: General Douchebag on December 09, 2009, 12:21:37 PM
And to think they're being defiled by being so near to what appears to be a Mac keyboard.

They were designed on a Mac as well.  If it makes you feel any better, though, most of the other stuff (those little plastic Flat Earth 'Globes', etc) was designed in WinXP running in Parallels.

It does actually. But not very much. It would really help if they arrive soon though...

Please?
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Daniel on December 13, 2009, 01:38:27 PM
All packaged and ready to go!  I'll be shipping tomorrow:

(http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/8703/img1226.jpg) (http://img130.imageshack.us/i/img1226.jpg/)
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Mrs. Peach on December 13, 2009, 01:57:29 PM
There we are, the FES, all packed in battleship grey plastic, piled on Daniel's floor.  Together at last.   ;D
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Colonel Gaydafi on December 13, 2009, 02:01:41 PM
I always knew I'd end up in a big heap on the floor with you lot
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Lord Wilmore on December 13, 2009, 04:04:24 PM
Mine is the one at the front. I defintely have the biggest package.


http://www.instantrimshot.com/
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Epic Skeptic on December 13, 2009, 08:44:01 PM
I would LOVE to get one of those shirts for the sake of irony(like my DARE shirt, teehee).  Unfortunately, donating my money to halfwit spreaders of misinformation makes me nauseous.  Please know that I am wearing it in spirit.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Eddy Baby on December 14, 2009, 12:22:01 PM
I would LOVE to get one of those shirts for the sake of irony(like my DARE shirt, teehee).  Unfortunately, donating my money to halfwit spreaders of misinformation makes me nauseous.  Please know that I am wearing it in spirit.
Pretty cool opinion there.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Mrs. Peach on December 15, 2009, 10:40:05 AM
Mine is the one at the front. I defintely have the biggest package.



Reported for immodest behavior in the upper forums.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: theonlydann on December 17, 2009, 03:15:30 PM
All packaged and ready to go!  I'll be shipping tomorrow:

(http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/8703/img1226.jpg) (http://img130.imageshack.us/i/img1226.jpg/)

Im saving that picture and stealing the addys for my christmas card list.

:D

Also, IM SO EXCITED!
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on December 17, 2009, 03:17:22 PM
Got my shirt today.  ;D Hopefully the coin will come soon.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Taters343 on December 17, 2009, 05:33:36 PM
Oh, I thought he packaged all the stuff together, I didn't really thoroughly read all of Daniel's posts though.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Robbyj on December 20, 2009, 06:19:46 PM
All packaged and ready to go!  I'll be shipping tomorrow:

(http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/8703/img1226.jpg) (http://img130.imageshack.us/i/img1226.jpg/)


I can see mine!!!
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: theonlydann on December 21, 2009, 04:31:17 AM
I've worn all three of my shirts already.

Also, regarding the Medallions and Certificates.

Any update on when those will be shipping out Daniel?
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: General Douchebag on December 21, 2009, 10:41:47 AM
I'd quite like my shirt at some point.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Taters343 on December 21, 2009, 12:24:04 PM
I got my shirt today! Pics shall arrive tomorrow! My key chain was broken though :( I super glued it, so hopefully it won't break again.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Colonel Gaydafi on December 21, 2009, 01:12:33 PM
Lucky taters. I take it the pipo hasn't arrived yet, you need to get pictures of you wearing the t-shirt and the pipo.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Daniel on December 22, 2009, 11:34:29 AM
I've worn all three of my shirts already.

One at a time, I hope.

Quote
Also, regarding the Medallions and Certificates.

Any update on when those will be shipping out Daniel?

I'm sorry about the delay on those.  The medallions are cast already and the certificates are ready.  I ordered a box of printable business card stock for the membership cards and it took forever to get here.  Or, more accurately, it got here two weeks ago and it's been sitting at the security office (where packages are delivered sometimes if I'm not home) and the postman didn't bother to leave me a 'While you were out..' card to notify me of this.  Anyway, I have them now and the wheels are in motion.  Here's what the cards look like:

(http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/5684/flatearthsocietymembers.gif) (http://img197.imageshack.us/i/flatearthsocietymembers.gif/)
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Daniel on December 22, 2009, 11:35:54 AM
I got my shirt today! Pics shall arrive tomorrow! My key chain was broken though :( I super glued it, so hopefully it won't break again.

How annoying.  I tried really hard to pack the keychains and other plastic bits in a way that would prevent them from breaking.  I underestimated the postal service's ability to break things, I guess.  If the super glue doesn't work, let me know.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Colonel Gaydafi on December 22, 2009, 11:39:05 AM
I want my t-shirts NOW!

Also the membership card looks cool, when I get asked for ID in future I'll just keep accidently showing that instead :D
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: theonlydann on December 23, 2009, 09:24:15 AM
I got my shirt today! Pics shall arrive tomorrow! My key chain was broken though :( I super glued it, so hopefully it won't break again.

How annoying.  I tried really hard to pack the keychains and other plastic bits in a way that would prevent them from breaking.  I underestimated the postal service's ability to break things, I guess.  If the super glue doesn't work, let me know.
Naw Daniel... it's the keychain. Mine broke the other day in my pocket. The area where the ring is appears to just be a bit thin. But on the plus side, now i have a sweet FES Blue... thing to prop up somewhere. :D
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Taters343 on December 23, 2009, 01:59:32 PM
Yeah, that is where mine broke too. The plastic bits are great though.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Lord Wilmore on December 26, 2009, 06:19:52 AM
Got my hoodie and t-shirt, as well as Daniel's funky FES Business Card. Awesome stuff, thanks a million Daniel! Coolest Christmas package ever!
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Colonel Gaydafi on December 26, 2009, 06:23:28 AM
Still haven't got mine :(
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: theonlydann on December 26, 2009, 06:31:04 AM
Guess we know who Daniel loves more Gayer. You may be a Mod... but i got shirts.
 :-*

I love you.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Colonel Gaydafi on December 26, 2009, 06:33:05 AM
He probably just delayed it to add in moar stuffs into mine
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: theonlydann on December 26, 2009, 02:20:56 PM
He probably just delayed it to add in moar stuffs into mine
psh. He paid extra to have mine shipped cuzza all the extra stuff i got.
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Colonel Gaydafi on December 30, 2009, 06:53:40 AM
Still no t-shirts  >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Colonel Gaydafi on January 04, 2010, 05:21:06 AM
I finally got my t-shirts, hooray!!  ;D

My keyrings were broken as well though. I'll just try and fix them with glue.


But I didn't get any of the cloth patches  :( I am very disappointed Daniel  :(
Title: Re: Ok, the new site is LIVE! And t-shirts preorders have begun!
Post by: Daniel on January 04, 2010, 09:15:59 AM
I finally got my t-shirts, hooray!!  ;D

My keyrings were broken as well though. I'll just try and fix them with glue.


But I didn't get any of the cloth patches  :( I am very disappointed Daniel  :(

Royal Mail must make it policy to run over all of my parcels with a truck or something.  I packed key rings inside the folded shirts specifically to avoid them breaking.  How annoying. I'll have to start sending the keychains and the metal rings separately from now on.  That might cut down on the snapping..

As for the patches.. I'm sending out membership stuff tomorrow anyway, so I'll slip a few in there for you.
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Post by: Colonel Gaydafi on January 04, 2010, 09:23:06 AM
It'll take more than a few patches to mend my broken heart Daniel  :'(
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Post by: markjo on January 04, 2010, 10:05:00 AM
Maybe he should include a needle and some thread along with the patches.
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Post by: General Douchebag on January 04, 2010, 10:18:49 AM
Maybe he should include a needle and some thread along with the patches.

And a bag to put them on. And a maid to actually do the sewing, and a sexy outfit for her to wear. And GHB in case she refuses.
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Post by: physics101 on January 04, 2010, 11:06:34 AM
Maybe he should include a needle and some thread along with the patches.

And a bag to put them on. And a maid to actually do the sewing, and a sexy outfit for her to wear. And GHB in case she refuses.

And protection in case she doesn't?
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Post by: General Douchebag on January 04, 2010, 12:03:57 PM
Maybe he should include a needle and some thread along with the patches.

And a bag to put them on. And a maid to actually do the sewing, and a sexy outfit for her to wear. And GHB in case she refuses.

And protection in case she doesn't?

She'll be on the pill so we don't need to.
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Post by: Colonel Gaydafi on January 04, 2010, 12:05:59 PM
I'm getting slightly disturbed by this
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Post by: General Douchebag on January 04, 2010, 12:08:29 PM
Don't blame me for this, I was just making a point. I need to stop doing that, it keeps causing trouble.
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Post by: theonlydann on January 04, 2010, 12:38:17 PM
So... I'm getting a Maid with my membership materials?

nice. Better not be an English woman though.
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Post by: markjo on January 04, 2010, 04:08:25 PM
Maybe he should include a needle and some thread along with the patches.

And a bag to put them on. And a maid to actually do the sewing, and a sexy outfit for her to wear. And GHB in case she refuses.

Actually, the needle and thread were to sew the patches on the tatters of Gayer's heart after Daniel had ripped it to shreds.  But your idea sounds good too.
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Post by: theonlydann on January 04, 2010, 04:20:45 PM
Maybe he should include a needle and some thread along with the patches.

And a bag to put them on. And a maid to actually do the sewing, and a sexy outfit for her to wear. And GHB in case she refuses.

Actually, the needle and thread were to sew the patches on the tatters of Gayer's heart after Daniel had ripped it to shreds.  But your idea sounds good too.
Well... i say keep the GHB and the maid outfit, and send me gayer also.
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Post by: theonlydann on January 04, 2010, 07:21:36 PM
I wonder what number my Medallion will be. I hope im a higher number than gayer.
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Post by: markjo on January 04, 2010, 07:37:04 PM
I wonder what number my Medallion will be. I hope im a higher number than gayer.

Actually, it's the lower numbers that tend to be more coveted, not the higher ones.
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Post by: Colonel Gaydafi on January 04, 2010, 07:39:42 PM
I think I'm 6 and you're 7
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Post by: theonlydann on January 05, 2010, 12:42:09 PM
I wonder what number my Medallion will be. I hope im a higher number than gayer.

Actually, it's the lower numbers that tend to be more coveted, not the higher ones.
WTF is this? Golf?
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Post by: Taters343 on January 05, 2010, 12:43:49 PM
Order in which we signed up. I should be 4. That famous dude is 1, Daniel is 2, Peachykins is 3, and I am 4.
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Post by: General Douchebag on January 05, 2010, 01:14:16 PM
It's on the main site.
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Post by: theonlydann on January 06, 2010, 03:33:28 AM
Order in which we signed up. I should be 4. That famous dude is 1, Daniel is 2, Peachykins is 3, and I am 4.
NO I SHOULD BE 1
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Post by: frostee on January 06, 2010, 05:08:32 PM
Considering getting a shirt if Daniel does more. I only didnt order because my parents fret about buying online, however for christmas I got a gift card which apparently works just like a Visa credit card, I think i can use this...
Alternatively becoming a friend of the flat earth society wills suffice. Is Daniel still taking orders for those and casting the medallions? Am I too late?
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Post by: Lord Wilmore on January 08, 2010, 05:09:33 AM
Got my membership certificate and medallion today, along with my membership card and another funky Plane! Daniel. I'd just like to congratulate you on this whole thing, because you've actually done it. You've managed to revivie the society, so that there are paying, card-carrying members of The Flat Earth Society all across the world. Congratulations!
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Post by: theonlydann on January 08, 2010, 05:41:47 AM
Got my membership certificate and medallion today, along with my membership card and another funky Plane! Daniel. I'd just like to congratulate you on this whole thing, because you've actually done it. You've managed to revivie the society, so that there are paying, card-carrying members of The Flat Earth Society all across the world. Congratulations!
times two.
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Post by: Colonel Gaydafi on January 08, 2010, 05:48:16 AM
Didn't get mine yet  >:(
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Post by: Daniel on January 08, 2010, 10:14:36 AM
Didn't get mine yet  >:(

I sent yours via swimming donkey.  It may take a while.  And it will be wet.
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Post by: Colonel Gaydafi on January 08, 2010, 11:04:32 AM
Didn't get mine yet  >:(

I sent yours via swimming donkey.  It may take a while.  And it will be wet.

I suspected as much. You are a big meanie  :'(
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Post by: markjo on January 08, 2010, 11:53:49 AM
Didn't get mine yet  >:(

I sent yours via swimming donkey.  It may take a while.  And it will be wet.

I suspected as much. You are a big meanie  :'(

We only hurt the ones we love.  :-*
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Post by: Taters343 on January 08, 2010, 12:43:36 PM
Didn't get mine yet, hopefully tomorrow. What size frame am I going to need?
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Post by: Daniel on January 08, 2010, 01:57:17 PM
Didn't get mine yet, hopefully tomorrow. What size frame am I going to need?

The certificate is printed on A4 certificate stock.  So that's 210mm x 297mm.. or 8.27" x 11.69" if you're in a country which has stubbornly refused to accept the metric system.
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Post by: Taters343 on January 08, 2010, 02:29:51 PM
And I am, so hopefully I will be able to find a good frame.