Posted on Jan 1, 2010
Some Tanga members received multiple copies of the holiday email we sent out last night. It was caused by an unfortunate combination of a full hard drive, a misconfigured /etc/fstab file, and heavy load on one of our servers.
We are reworking our software to prevent reoccurrence of that bug.
Posted on Dec 19, 2009
Five Centuries of Board Games
Posted on Dec 19, 2009
This game is usually $150!
Posted on Dec 14, 2009
Once again, I’ll be out-of-town and internetless for the holidays. Off to see many, many relatives.
Posted on Dec 13, 2009
We are only $200 away from reaching our goal of $1000 of donations from our Tanga users to Toys for Tots. Tanga will be matching that donation of $1000 so tomorrow, we will be writing a check for $2000. But we just need a few more of you to donate so we can get that last $200!
Can you help?
Posted on Dec 10, 2009
Posted on Dec 4, 2009
We have been mulling around the idea of creating an iPhone app on Tanga and we wanted your opinion about what you would want to see for the functionality of the app. In a perfect Tanga iPhone app world, what would you want?
Posted on Dec 2, 2009
We noticed on Thanksgiving day that Tanga was slowing down under load.
After a lot of database and application tweaks, we’re happy to have seen the following improvements (lower is better). Also, load on the database servers is about a fifth of what it used to be.
Posted on Nov 29, 2009
These will only be available for 48 hours, so make sure to snag them before time runs out or they sell out. There are still items available from our Black Friday deals and new ones for Cyber Monday are now up and on sale!
Feel free to share Tanga.com with your friends and family…
Posted on Nov 24, 2009
Our database server had major hardware problems (i.e. unresponsive and unbootable).
We have tanga’s database running on a new server and all should be well!
Posted on Nov 23, 2009
Maybe because I’m getting older, maybe a little wiser, but this year I’ve been thinking a lot about what I’m thankful for and wanted to share it… If you so feel inclined, please post what you are thankful for in this thread!
“Gratitude is the sign of noble souls. -Aesop”
“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity…. It turns problems into gifts, failures into success, the unexpected into perfect timing, and mistakes into important events. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow. – Melodie Beattie”
I’m thankful for an incredible family, a supportive, amazing, beautiful wife, my three kids who always constantly amaze me with how smart and gorgeous they are (even though they make me angry when they beat me at board games!), my faith, my friends who have stuck with me for years, my health, all them guys/gals that work on Tanga everyday and all of my friends/Tanganites on Tanga!
Posted on Nov 19, 2009
Make sure to check back with us over the “Deal Weekend” as we will be putting up a lot of awesome deals on our front page as well as filling our Second Chance Deal pages plum full of incredible buys. Everything will kick off on Thursday night at 8:00 p.m. MST and run through Tuesday night!
Posted on Nov 12, 2009
Congratulations to prchugha! She was our 100,000th user to sign up on Tanga just a few days ago. We are going to be sending her a nice box of Tanga Trash and some really cool goodies.
Let’s give her a shout-out…
Posted on Nov 6, 2009
Hey Tanganites, our team (Joe, Dmitry, Becky, Aaron, Dave and Jeremy) want to say thank you for all of your support over the past three years… We are almost at 100,000 registered users, and hundreds of thousands of products sold on our site and it’s all because of you! Thanks for sharing Tanga with your friends and families and helping us grow. If there are things that we can do better, please let us know as well. We always want our customers satisfied and happy. If we’ve exceeded your expectations, we want to know that as well. It’s always good to hear what is going right!
We look forward to the next three years…
Posted on Oct 29, 2009
We have even more cool changes we’ve just implemented at Tanga. Moving forward, when we have products for sale, different types of users may see different pricing. For example, if you are a STU (Super Tanga User) you may see discounted pricing from the rest of the users. We’ve wanted to do something like this for a long time, to give our most dedicated users the best deals, and now we’ve done it. This is our way of saying thank you for helping Tanga and being a part of our cool community!
If you sign up for email or txt notifications, you will be notified of the pricing you will receive when you visit the site. So please sign up if you haven’t done so.
Some of you may be saying to yourselves “This isn’t fair!” To those I say, become an STU! You will need 5000 Tanga Points and you can get those by solving puzzles, buying products, playing the bottom feeder, submitting Random Questions and more.
Will there be special pricing for every product? No. It really depends on the product and our margin in that product. Will the discounts be huge? Probably not, but every once in a while if we get a good margined product, we might throw in some surprises for you!
Please note that only products that are currently for sale will receive “user discounts.” Second Chance products will all be sold at the same price regardless of your user status.
Thank you Tanganites for all of your support. We hope that this Holiday season we can save you beaucoups bucks on all of your gifts and purchases. And as always, please tell your friends and family about Tanga!
Posted on Oct 28, 2009
Hello everyone – we just launched a new section of the site called Second Chance. If we have products that we can continue to sell after the 24 hours are up, they may be listed in this section for a short period of time for a slightly higher price.
So if you have missed a deal, please check here to see if you might still be able to buy it!
You can find the Second Chance link below the SAVE area on any of the site’s pages. We will be putting a banner on the front page as well in the near future.
PS – we are looking for a good graphic artist that can create a Second Chance ad banner that will take the place of the Amazon deal of the day ad that is currently on the front page. We will pay $50 in Tanga Cash for someone to help us out with a cool, catchy banner! Please Tangagram me if you are interested…
Posted on Oct 26, 2009
A software upgrade broke the paging functionality of comments. Hopefully it will be fixed soon!
Posted on Oct 7, 2009
TangaMonkey needs some good, original ideas!!!
Posted on Sep 29, 2009
Congratulations to all the winners who participated in the prize giveaway with Slickdeals.net.
Amazon Kindle – Suzq
Apple 8GB iPod Touch – motogp
Flip UltraHD Camcorder – bnsync21
Slingbox Pro-HD - MinhTrinh
Apple TV 160GB – jomane1
Canon PowerShot – Cfriedla
$250 Tanga Cash – 8slash4
Sony PS3 Slim – mkalert
Beatles Box Set – IronSausage
Xbox 360 – RideMyPwny
Wii – ai2517
Posted on Sep 27, 2009
What was clearly a Hypercross apparently got a bad case of hypertension… and deconstructed. So this Wednesday at 7am PST come raise your blood pressure with a big batch o’ salt puzzles courtesy of must67.
Posted on Sep 22, 2009
Just wanted to give everyone a heads up that SimplyCatan will be offered tonight for $19.99 plus shipping. Just follow this link (tonight at 7:00 p.m. PST) and solve the puzzle for the coupon code that will give you the discounted price!
Could one of my fellow Tanganites post this to BoardGameGeek tonight at 7:00 p.m. PST so people know about it?
Posted on Sep 22, 2009
We ran out of hard drive space and it took a lot longer than expected to bring everything back up.
Posted on Sep 16, 2009
Hey Tanganites! Tanga has teamed up with the cool guys at SlickDeals.net and we will be offering 11 days of prizes and special deals starting tonight at 7:00 p.m. PDT.
When you come to the home page of Tanga tonight, you will see a new banner across the page that will take you to a special puzzle that you can solve for a chance to win some very nice prizes. We will be offering one prize per day! You can also get more chances to win by going to the home page of Slickdeals.net and commenting in the forum and signing up for Tanga alerts through their notification system.
Once you solve the puzzle, you will be able to get a special code that will give you a nice discount on the Tanga Slick Deal of the Day!
Because we will have thousands of new puzzle solvers coming to try out the special puzzles, I ask all of your Tanganites to help them out, give them hints and welcome our new friends over to Tanga. The puzzles will be very simple but it’s still “hard” if you don’t understand what you are looking at and have never solved something like a “Cryptopix” before!
Thanks for all of your help, business and friendship…
Posted on Sep 15, 2009
TangaJoe and his wife just had a beautiful baby girl. Congratulations!
Posted on Sep 3, 2009