I was browsing through the questions on non-meta PSE and one question reminded me that puzzling gives Swag. So I was wondering if they still do this.

I looked at this Meta PSE post that talks about the conditions for 2016, so I am wondering are the condition the same for 2018? If so how do I get some?

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    $\begingroup$ That wasn't "the conditions for 2016", that was the conditions at site graduation, which only happens once. $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 29, 2018 at 0:33

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This was a one-time thing and has not been repeated.

Right now the only known ways to get sweet sweet PSE swag are:

  • become a Moderator.
    Note this may require convincing an existing Mod to step down, perhaps using poison or violence, or by kidnapping
  • reach 100k rep.

Good luck!

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for clearing that up :) $\endgroup$
    – Goose
    Commented Aug 28, 2018 at 15:34
  • $\begingroup$ Note that SE also sometimes provides swag to be used as rewards for site-sponsored contests (if we chose to do something like that). $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 28, 2018 at 15:46
  • $\begingroup$ @GentlePurpleRain Shhhhh! We were saving that for the "top four flags-handled in 2018Q2" contest. $\endgroup$
    – Rubio Mod
    Commented Aug 28, 2018 at 16:32
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    $\begingroup$ Your "kidnapping" link was disappointing, given how many actual puzzles on the site have involved kidnapping mods (I can think of three off the top of my head). $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 28, 2018 at 16:40
  • $\begingroup$ @Randal'Thor The great thing about SE is ... you can edit other people's answers, too. :) $\endgroup$
    – Rubio Mod
    Commented Aug 28, 2018 at 16:54

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