Posted on Dec 24, 2007
Hello all of our beloved Tanganites!
TangaJoe, refurdson, TangaJen, TangaJordan and TangaMonkey want to wish you happy holidays and a wonderful new year. This past year has seen a lot of change at Tanga and we are very excited for the future and we are glad you are a part of it! The Tanga 2.0 launch has been very successful and has added a lot of cool and new functionality to our site. It has been fun to see people use the new features and participate in the new Daily Fun via the Bottom Feeder contest and the new puzzle types. Without you, we wouldnât be here so thank you, thank you, thank you!
For a Christmas present this year, weâd like to give all of you $1 in Tanga Cash. Now, itâs not much but we are still a young company that doesnât have a bunch of cash :-) After you login, you will find a credit in your account that you can use towards any purchase at Tanga.
Also, on Christmas day, we will be offering a product for free. We have a large quantity of these games, so hopefully if you want to purchase, you will be able to. The only charge will be for shipping and handling!
We look forward to an even better 2008!
TangaMonkey and co
Posted on Dec 21, 2007
Here is an article that was published today about Tanga…
Local’s Tanga Takes OffFeaturing Tanga’s own Cindy Lauzon! Wahoo!
Posted on Dec 19, 2007
It looks like our fearless TangaJoe has fixed the Random Question bug where it cycles before 100 people answer. If you notice any other weirdness please let me know!
Posted on Dec 17, 2007
We received a message from Tarrant about how he was in the process of moving and his Christmas Tree, along with all of his ornaments, lights, tinsel, was stolen! So he used his Tanga Snowglobe as his tree and put a choo-choo train around it. I asked him to send me a picture and if we could post a note so that all the Tanganites could wish him a Merry Christmas and he said “sure!”
Here is the picture and Tarrant – we are giving you a $25 Tanga Cash credit to your account so you can purchase something on us. Merry Christmas to you!
Posted on Dec 17, 2007
Here are some cool stats to look at from our Tanganite Friend RPTGeek! Enjoy…
So I took the lowest 100 numbers over the 15 games completed so far and ran some statistics.
For the lowest 100 unique numbers -
64% of the time the unique number is even.
32% of the time the unique number is divisible by 5
91% of the unique numbers were guessed by different individuals
3 individuals guessed 2 of the lowest unique numbers
1 individual guessed 3 of the lowest unique numbers
272 was guessed 4 times and was the most common guessed unique number (mode)
33 was the smallest unique number
275 was the largest (in the lowest 100)
224.66 was the average of the numbers (mean)
239 – is the median (1/2 of the unique numbers are above this number & 1/2 are below)
51.63 = the Standard Deviation
Posted on Dec 13, 2007
I’m trying to think of something insightful to put here, but I can’t think of anything.
Can someone help me out?
Posted on Dec 12, 2007
Starting tomorrow, Thursday December 13th until Christmas, with items ordered on Tanga, we cannot guarantee that you will receive your packages in time for the big day. Items shipping out of our office will typically ship out the day after they are sold and depending on how far away you are from St. George Utah, may receive the products in time for Christmas, but there is no guarantee.
PS: I just reread the info above and I probably could have written that more clearly than I did, but I’m in a hurry! :-)
Posted on Dec 6, 2007
TANGA UNLEASHES SOCIAL ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK TO SERVE GROWING COMMUNITY OF TANGANITES WHO CREATE AND SOLVE PUZZLES
- Fast Growing Puzzling and Deal of the Day Site Expands to Wider Audience â
St. George, UT and Seattle, WA. (December, 2007) — Go ahead: entertain yourselves.
So says Tanga, the fast growing âdeal of the dayâ and puzzle publishing website that in less than a year has sprouted more than 20,000 members known as Tanganites and created more than two million page views per week. Today, the company announced it will add a new social entertainment network to the existing website giving an online community the ability to play fun, user-contributed games and puzzles with friends.
Tanga was founded less than a year ago by serial entrepreneur Jeremy Young with less than $100,000 of seed capital and an idea of offering a âdaily dealâ featuring one product at a deep discount off retail in limited quantities per day. In less than a year, Tanga has quickly built significant traffic to the website and more than $1.2 million of product sales. Along the way, Young combined another personal passion â solving puzzles on the site as an extra reward for his growing group of Tanganites.
âIâve been fortunate to have had some success in the business of technology and Iâve always had a love for puzzles and games,â said Tanga Founder Jeremy Young. âTanga is a great intersection of my two passions and I think weâre building an exciting online community and business out of this opportunity.â
Prior to starting Tanga, Young founded VServers, a web hosting company which he sold to Micron in 2000 for $48 million, and later founded Uberplay Entertainment, an award-winning publisher of board games, and SimplyFun that features its own award-winning family entertainment products through a direct selling model.
âI first heard about Tanga on another popular board game website and have been a regular visitor since â both for the puzzles and for the Daily Deals,â said John Morgan, a Tuscon, Arizona-based web applications programmer. âTanga is something completely unique on the web. Iâve been entertained by hundreds of puzzles and published more than 25 of my own to the site. Itâs a thrill to watch others try to solve my puzzles â it has me thinking of puzzles around the clock.â
For decades puzzles have been popular in forums as varied as college math supplements, preparation for graduate school exams such as the MCAT, LSAT and GMAT and in an array of daily newspapers. The past several years have seen mind teaser and treasure hunt game shows and reality shows such as âDeal or No Dealâ and âThe Amazing Raceâ become increasingly popular. It is the Internet, however, that has truly spread puzzle solving to the masses. As an example, a Google search of Sudoku, the popular numbers puzzle game yields more than 67 million results.
Tanganites have solved nearly 500,000 puzzles in categories such as One Word Wonders, Hypercross, and Crytopix. Nearly all puzzles are now contributed by Tanga users who receive Tanga points that can move users up the Tanga Leader Board. Tanga is currently in negotiations with a number of content partnerships that will further expand the offerings of the site in the future.
âI do Tanga puzzles almost every night before I go to bed,â said Cindy Lauzon a homemaker in Fredericksburg, Virginia. âI have submitted my own puzzles and Iâve solved more than 700 otherTanga puzzles and Iâve bought games on the deal of the day. I have a lot of fun watching my position move up and down on the global Tanga Leader Board.â
Based in St. George Utah, Tanga is a social entertainment network focusing on user-contributed puzzles and games as well as a very entertaining and unique shopping experience. The companyâs mission is based on the fact that we want internet users everywhere to come and be entertained. For more information about Tanga, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 435-688-9595.
Posted on Dec 5, 2007
We are proud to announce the Highest Point Leaders from the start of Tanga to the Launch of Tanga 2.0. Because of these people (and all of you who visit faithfully each day) we have grown from a simple idea to one of the coolest places to come each day to have fun, play games and buy great deals.
To reward these Tanganites, we are sending them a 1st year commemorative plaque, complete with the faces of your Tanga Team. See below for the incredible picture that will be inserted into your Tanga 1st Year Plaque.
Bigrob | 40455
Hrothgar | 11768
CinMel | 11023
alfinator | 10849
Peart | 8896
Carmen | 8689
dsmeyer | 7783
must67 | 7737
jevers | 6749
MSBorba | 6675
Verve640 | 6540
MeanMr | 6175
Wrayman | 5800
griffinritmire | 5763
mestupid | 5065
UncMike | 4903
huber | 4845
50Rascal | 4835
leadfoot | 4360
Murdoctor | 4167
Posted on Dec 4, 2007
We are having a weird bug happen where products don’t stay up for sale like we are setting them to and then it grabs random products and places them for sale! Joe is hoping to have this buy fixed by tomorrow so we can start having a normal product schedule.
We also hope to have a bug fixed very shortly with the random questions. It is supposed to allow 100 people to answer but it is changing questions much more quickly.
Thanks for your patience – we’re almost there to a pretty stable system!
Posted on Dec 4, 2007
We have put a new layout for the Hypercross puzzles to make it easier to play and solve. We hope you like it!
Posted on Dec 3, 2007
We just gave Tanga Cash rewards to our Top 20 Point Leaders for November before we launched Tanga 2.0. Congrats to the top 20 users!Bigrob | 5610 FooDawg | 1916 wploco | 1631 patrel | 1606 ChrisHandy | 1440 flabber23 | 1381 Carmen | 1291 gameczar | 1138 quantumorder | 1116 Hrothgar | 1090 mregamr | 1080 greenie | 1061 dsmeyer | 1035 Wrayman | 995 mayhew96 | 946 must67 | 863 hgramsdell | 841 DNewfield | 833 Jefff | 810 zestyonion | 801
Posted on Dec 3, 2007
You can now see the username of the person who contributed the Random Question! Soon, we will add an archive so that you can go back and view the results of any of the questions.
Posted on Nov 30, 2007
The winner – drawn randomly from all the people who solved 23 or 24 puzzles is -
DRUM ROLL PLEASE!!!
Arnott! Congrats to being chosen the winner… Your Wii will be on its way very soon!
Posted on Nov 28, 2007
nobody has solved the loom puzzle.
solving the loom puzzle is officially not required to be eligible to win the wii.
if someone manages to solve it they get glory but no greater chance at the prize.
hope this is fair
Posted on Nov 27, 2007
the system is giving too many points for solving old puzzles. all old puzzles will be worth 1 point if you haven’t viewed the solution.
if you’ve been plundering the archives for mucho points, sorry, but we’ll be taking them back! all but one point per puzzle
wouldn’t be fair to users who have slaved for months at a rate of one point or two points per solve.
Posted on Nov 27, 2007
This evening at 7:00 p.m. PST, we will launch our first Bottom Feeder Contest. The prize for tonight is a Nintendo Wii. Everyone can participate! All you need to do is login and pick 3 numbers. After 24 hours, if you happenned to pick the lowest unique number, you win the prize for free! The bottom feeder contest will happen every evening with a fun, new prize to win every day.
Posted on Nov 27, 2007
Last night, TangaJoe and TangaJordan worked hard to get our long awaited 2.0 version of our web site launched. Despite all the beta testing we’ve done, there are bound to be bugs that we will work hard on fixing as they come up. If you find something, please send us a Tangagram so we can put it in our system to be fixed. We will work as hard as we can to fix little issues (like the puzzle points from last night, for example) as fast as possible so please be patient with us!
For a list of things that have changed, look here
I look forward to hearing from you!
Posted on Nov 27, 2007
ok everyone all kinds of stuff is new and changing so bear with us!
(sorry bout no caps. bad back and typing with one hand and supporting back with other)
starting at 7 pst tonight we’re publishing a puzzle every hour for 24 hours. we’ll draw a winner from among the people who solve all 24. this winner will get a nintendo wii.
new points system.
points are now only available through doing daily fun stuff. you used to get lots of points for buying stuff, which made the meaning of the leader board a bit fuzzy. everyone gets to keep all their points. From now on puzzle solving will be worth more points. regular puzzle solvers will overtake regular buyers pretty quickly and the idea is that your total number of points will reflect your daily fun accomplishment.
We have a new system to reward quick solves. For every puzzle you get a bonus if you’re one of the top 100 solvers. this bonus is 101 minus n where n is your solve rank. first to solve gets 100 bonus etc.
having your puzzle featured is worth 150 per puzzle and 300 per hypercross.
we should probably make the puzzle authors ineligible for this bonus but i don’t think we have yet. so authors please don’t answer your own puzzles for a while.
i hope this will make the leader board a bit more meaningful after a while.
we know the new hypercross interface is bad. having to scroll down to see the images is awful. we’ll get that fixed.
probably forgetting a bunch of stuff but ok for now. gotta go choose 24 puzzles.
if you have some great unpublished ones email me at email@example.com including your tanga name and puzzle description.
Posted on Nov 26, 2007
This evening, sometime after 10:00 p.m. PST, TangaJoe and TangaJordan will be taking down this web site to do a long awaited, and awesome new upgrade which we’ve dubbed Tanga 2.0! In it, you will find even more puzzles to solve, ways to connect and play with your friends, daily contests for awesome free product and much, much more.
We would like to thank all of our Super Tanga Users (STUs) in helping us beta test the new site – we couldn’t have done it without you!
If all goes well, tomorrow morning you will see a brand new Tanga with lots of changes – we hope you like it! Then check back at 7:00 p.m. for a 24-hour Puzzlethon and our first Bottom Feeder contest. Nintendo Wiis will be given out to the winners…
Posted on Nov 21, 2007
Tanga will be closed from November 22nd until November 26th when we all return to work after getting fat eating lots of turkey and potatoes. No shipping will take place during this time so we’ll have a busy Monday and Tuesday. We will be checking Tangagrams and Email however!
There will always be product for sale 24/7 so this is just shipping and being here at the office. We need to give TangaJen and TangaJoe a break!
Posted on Nov 19, 2007
So my curiosity was piqued and I started to read The Pillars of the Earth after reading all the glowing reviews on Amazon. I have to say that it is probably one of the most fascinating books I have ever read and I can’t wait to finish it and start reading the sequel that just came out last week!
What are you reading right now and what do you recommend?
Posted on Nov 19, 2007
Posted on Nov 2, 2007
Salutations, loyal Tanganites. How about another Metacross? This weeks puzzle is actually an unedited submission to me from fellow Tanganite thedude. There are a few variant spellings and a few places where Wikipedia will be your friend, but overall itâs a solid puzzle. If this is your first trip to my Tanga Times, click here for previous issues. In order to obtain your Tanga Points, verify your solution, or both, send an E-mail to Verve640@AOL.com. This week the prizes are as follows:
1st – 10 TP
2nd – 6 TP
3rd – 4 TP
Please hold, I-L connect you…
1. Breakout maker
11. Mil. rank sporting two chevrons
14. Hunting player
15. Railroad horn blower of song
16. They sometimes give you gas (abbr.)
17. âIâm not being serious.â
19. Wrestling medium
21. River in Congo
22. You can count on them
26. Just above middle C
27. Controversial 90âs sitcom
28. Olympic symbol composition
31. âThat smarts!â
32. Heihachi Mishimaâs grandson
36. Trinityâs prodigal charge
37. Some geeks run this to get them dates
38. Chin attachment?
39. Something to sit on
41. Netsâ star who went to UC Berkeley
44. Firemanâs tool
45. Trick alternative
46. Lasting condom brand
47. Unit of flights
50. Malcolm Reynoldsâ ship
53. Thereâs 760 of these in an atmosphere
54. Frequent Japanese alternative to spaghetti sauce
56. Palindromic dam
57. Their code begins with, âThere is no emotion; there is peace.â
62. Article for Adolf
63. A friend in France
64. He played Batmanâs butler
65. Child advocacy org.
66. âI apologize, Daniel-san.â
67. Reznor of NIN fame
1. Descriptive wd.
2. It represented 300 in Sparta
3. Morning hrs.
5. Part of a print head
6. Comedian Izzard
8. Pres. Clinton briefly studied politics here
9. Glass sheet
10. Anabolic steroid banned in 2003 (abbr.)
11. Cigarette brand with an eponymous mascot
12. Hot newscaster Zahn
13. â____ swingeâ: 1985 hit song by Norwegian duo Bobbysocks
18. April event org.
21. FDNY union
22. Dystopian sci-fi cartoon character once played by Charlize
23. Avian-sounding name of an interactive Java development environment
24. Foil maker
25. Helpful hacker profession (abbr.)
26. Bull end?
29. Signed off on
30. Type of insurance from which soc. sec. originates
32. Plain ____
33. Frequent Gilbert & Sullivan actress, ____ Palmay
34. New Zealand is called Aotearoa in this language
37. Letters in the mail (abbr.)
40. 2000 gangster movie, â____ Beastâ
43. âThe babyâs coming!â
44. Attila was one
46. Represent by drawing
47. Like the Grand Canyon
49. Center of certain football games
51. Philadelphia sports radio personality, dubbed âThe King of Blingâ, Howard
52. Start of DMC
54. Vegas game with a lot of balls
55. Round, red-wax-covered cheese
57. Large climbing hold
58. Long-nosed fish
59. You may do this if you have to go really badly?
60. Erstwhile country music chann. that is now SpikeTV
61. Egyptian god with aardvark/jackal head
Posted on Oct 29, 2007
You will be happy to know that we do not have any more Mother the Board Game in stock!