Stack Exchange wants to pay for Lion upgrades for Ask Different's top users. If you've got more than 1000 reputation on Ask Different and you still need to upgrade to Lion, send me an email!

You've got until 5PM New York time on Monday, August 8th to send me an email requesting your upgrade. Please use the words "ask", "different", "lion", and "upgrade" in your subject line so it'll go to a filter I'm watching closely. And, if you would, please stick a link to your Ask Different user profile in the body of the email so I can snoop around.

If you still need to upgrade, but you've only got 900 rep... you've got until Monday to ask, answer, and edit your way up to 1000!

Seriously, you guys! We really want to buy you your copy of Lion. We've gotten a few requests so far, but we want more. So I'm extending the deadline to this coming Friday the 12th at 5PM New York time.

  • @Abby The email in your "about me" section and the email in the email section of your profile are different. Is that intentional? Or do they both go to the same place? Aug 4, 2011 at 4:20
  • @Kyle They both go to the same place. And I thought the "email" email wasn't visible? Or can you just see it 'cause you're a mod? This house so confusing.
    – hairboat
    Aug 4, 2011 at 11:06
  • @Abby The latter - mods can see everything except openid in the profile Aug 4, 2011 at 11:09
  • Great Ideas! (I've already got Lion, can I get reimbursed? :P)
    – Moshe
    Aug 5, 2011 at 22:12
  • Almost wish I'd waited! Still, great idea! Aug 6, 2011 at 13:02
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    Gah I didn't see this "question" in time :-( Aug 7, 2011 at 9:19
  • @Nippysaurus: yes, you did! Check the update :) (unless you mean you bought it already)
    – hairboat
    Aug 8, 2011 at 17:37
  • Yeah I bought it already :-) Aug 8, 2011 at 22:53
  • I've also already bought it but I appreciate the thought. :-)
    – David
    Aug 8, 2011 at 23:34
  • You people are so awesome! I just made 1k but I'm not on a Mac so it's not relevant - but you're still awesome for offering it. Wow! Aug 11, 2011 at 20:40
  • @Abby Got mine in the mail yesterday - thanks!
    – Cajunluke
    Aug 30, 2011 at 20:41
  • I got mine in the mail too! Thanks! I was just expecting a Mac App Store redemption code!
    – zevlag
    Sep 9, 2011 at 17:54

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This is indeed very generous. I sadly am not going to quite get to 1000 (only been a member for three weeks!) but it is great that you are rewarding people's involvement on the site this way.

  • Please email me! I think we can strike a deal.
    – hairboat
    Aug 13, 2011 at 0:21

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