Posted on Sep 9, 2008
According to my handy dandy statistics page, we have solved 512,625 puzzles so far in 2008.
Let’s go for a clean million by the end of the year!
For comparison, in all of 2007, we had 355,340 solves.
Posted on Aug 18, 2008
As if we don’t have enough to worry about with trying to get orders out quickly. Now we have to be constantly on the look out for these guys
This one was found under my desk! And look at him – he is fightin’ mad!
Posted on Aug 14, 2008
This evening, we launched a new feature on Tanga that will help you find the best prices on products on the Internet. You can find the link Other Deals below the SAVE heading on each page of Tanga. When you go to shop on the Internet or to find the best prices on any product, please visit here first to start your search!
Posted on Jul 13, 2008
Mine was pretty good.
Small update: I’ve removed the “flag comment” functionality for the time being, I heard reports that it was being abused. Moderators can still remove stupid comments though.
We’ll address the issue of people solving 100,000 puzzles in an hour with a internet cheat guide soon.
Posted on Jul 10, 2008
Sorry Tanganites – the coupon is now added…
Posted on Jul 4, 2008
Hey, Gang, we’ve gotten some great response/submissions in re: Hypercrosses, so we’re upping the Schedule to Monday, Wednesday, Friday.
Except for this week :)
We have another theme set of puzzles specifically for Tuesday, so we’re gonna go SUN, TUES, THURS, SAT this week, and then fall back into MON, WED, FRI.
Thanks, again, to some nice work from you puzzlemakers out there, as well as to TangaJoe for fixing it so the Mods can edit Hypers now.
Posted on Jul 4, 2008
You can see the current magazine for sale at Tanga at http://tanga.com/feeds/magazine.xml
Posted on Jun 28, 2008
Did you know that Tanga is offering our Tanganites Coupon Codes for our magazine deals? Just click on the featured magazine for sale, look for the coupon code and type it in on the order page to see what type of discount you qualify for! It’s that easy and you will receive amazing deals every day on all sorts of magazine offers.
Posted on Jun 25, 2008
Tonight we are releasing something new and we will try it out for a while to see how it works for all of us! Please consider this part of the web site as being in “beta” mode and let us know if you experience any bugs or problems in using the site or placing orders.
Every night at 7:00 p.m. PST we will release a new magazine that will be offered for sale for 24 hours. Because there are no limits to the amount of subscriptions that we can sell, each deal will be available for the full 24 hours!
Also, make sure to look for the coupon code to get even greater savings…
Have fun playing and saving on Tanga!
Posted on Jun 24, 2008
We’re going with two days a week for now. And as previously mentioned, each Featured Hyper will stay at 20 Tanga Points for its three or four day run.
Posted on Jun 23, 2008
Until we settle on a new Hypercross schedule, any Hypercrosses that we Feature will stay worth 20 TP for as long as they’re “up.”
Posted on Jun 16, 2008
TangaJen’s grandmother died unexpectedly last week and she had to leave out of town. She is back now and things will get caught up over the next couple of days. Thanks for your understanding…
Posted on Jun 16, 2008
To you Grams – I love you and will miss you terribly.
Posted on Jun 13, 2008
We’re going to suffer (or enjoy if they drive you mad) a period with no hypercrosses. We’re having trouble finding good ones among the submissions lately and we’re going to hold off until we get a few awesome ones.
If you want to be a hero to our legions of hypercross connoisseurs, belly up tp the laptop and hyper get to work!
Couple of thoughts
Remember to use only jpeg images.
Pick a fun theme that everyone knows about.
Find nice looking, clear images
Try to make solvers think a little, not research a lot.
If you have a great idea for a theme or a mechanism for a hypercross but you don’t have the time/skills to make it, share it below in a comment and it might inspire someone to make it.
I’ll do the first comment.
Posted on Jun 11, 2008
Tanga’s gonna be switching homes (hosting providers) later this evening.
Meaning you’ll see some downtime for a little bit.
The picathon will be disabled for a small time after the move.
Post in this thread if you see any weirdness. I’ll post right before and right after the move.
Posted on May 31, 2008
And thanks again to EVERYONE who tossed their hat into the ring. It was quite encouraging to see so many of you willing to help out.
Posted on May 29, 2008
We’re ready to open the doors.
Wanna approve/nominate/reject puzzles? Actually proofread them a little better? (yes, or “at all,” I hear some of you say) Do you think you have what it takes to handle that awesome responsibility?
Then step right up and let us know.
We’re gonna choose a handful of people, and we’re basically looking for Tangans who have a decent track record as puzzlemakers, or have participated in puzzle design discussion.
There’s probably gonna be more qualified moderators than we’re looking for, so if you’re not picked this time around, please be assured that the process that denied you this lofty status was absolutely unscientific.
Moderators will still be able to solve puzzles and get Tanga Points for solving them.
However, for puzzles that they “moderate,” they are removing themselves from being able to participate in getting Bonus Points, as well as Top 20 and Top 100 solves.
Still interested? If so, please post to this thread with the word INTERESTED.
EDIT: Wow, 30 responses. Very cool.
We’re gonna pick 5, and should have our choices posted here by the end of the weekend (if not sooner).
Big THANKS to all for volunteering.
Posted on May 24, 2008
All Murdoctor puzzles, all day.
The hard part was finding puzzles to Unfeature. I’m sure there will be some disagreements :)
Posted on May 23, 2008
As I’m sure all of your have experienced the cost of buying gas has increased by almost 2 times since we started Tanga. We’ve tried hard to keep our shipping costs low, even though we’ve been losing money on every shipment that goes out. Now, trying to maintain our shipping prices has become impossible as some shipments we are losing 2, 3, 4 or more dollars depending on the weight of the item and where it’s being shipped.
We are going to have to raise our shipping prices by $1 to try to recoup some of that cost as in a lot of cases, we are making no money when you consider the margin we have in the product and the amount of money we are losing in shipping and packaging costs.
When things start to normalize with oil prices, we will be able to return shipping prices back to normal. And in some cases, we will be able to to keep shipping prices at the same $5.99 level depending on the product and the deal.
Everyone at Tanga appreciates your support!
Posted on May 16, 2008
Now that the weather is finally shaping up in Seattle, I have been taking my new friend to the dog park and having fun in the sun. My dog is a 5 month old blue dapple Dachshund named Lily. Anybody else have a dog? Post pics!
Also, let me know if you have any training suggestions! This is my first dog (didnât have one growing up) and I have been learning along the way.
Posted on May 14, 2008
Seems like something I’d be happy about right? No internet = no work! But alas, I actually care about my work, and my devoted Tanganites.
I know you want to get your stuff, you want answers to your TG’s, I know!
So I lugged the shipping computer and label printer home last night and I’m going to get everything taken care of remotely!
Just because I love you guys so dang much!
I sincerely apologize for the delay this has caused on some orders.
Thank you for your understanding!
Posted on May 12, 2008
Hey Tanganites all,
I have a very exciting announcement!
Tanga is welcoming a new partner. You already know him. He is Arnott.
This is good news for all of us. Dave has a combination of talents that we think will benefit Tanga enormously.
Dave has been toiling behind the scenes for a while already.
In fact, if renfurdson appeared more thoughtful and responsive for most of March, that’s probably because Aaron was wandering in the woods and Dave was logged in as renfurdson. Apologies for any associated confusion.
How bout a big hand for Dave!
Posted on May 7, 2008
thought I’d let folks know I’m releasing some unfeatured puzzles
we’ll have moderators going soon! Then the unfeatured stuff will be far more regular.
Posted on May 6, 2008
Here’s my nerd bookshelf. I read too much.
Posted on May 5, 2008
I was in Costa Rica all last week and had a couple of interesting things happen.
1) Monkeys really do fling their poo. And they have pretty good aim as well. We had monkeys outside of the house the entire trip and it was amazing.
2) My friends and I went down to a hotel for dessert one night. This place is in the middle of nowhere. We were eating and my friend looked behind him and sitting on a table was a copy of my Uberplay’s High Society game that people could play while eating. The only other games they had there was Rubikub. I was completely shocked as you can imagine. I would be shocked if I saw the game in the US but in the middle of Costa Rica – just bizarre.