Posted on Sep 10, 2013
When Tanga was born 8 years ago, the Daily Fun section was a big part of our humble beginnings. Our original product offerings were board games – one single board game for sale every night. Puzzles were also published each night alongside of the deal of the day to help bring a new slate of visitors to the site, if only to challenge their noggins with brainteasers & puzzles. We are proud to say that over the years, we saw:
- ~ 15k user contributed puzzles.
- ~ 10k published puzzles.
- Over 3.5 million puzzles solved.
As the years have passed, Tanga has grown to be much more than fun and games. With our daily deals side of our site flourishing, we’ve slowly come to the realization that we need to become more focused on continuing to grow the ecommerce side of our company. That’s why it’s with sadness that we’ve come to a tough and emotional decision. As of September 30, Daily Fun and its associated discussion forum will no longer be updated and will be removed completely.
Over the past year we had high hopes to extend the life of our Daily Fun puzzles and games. We even went as far as to come up with a new name, an entire new design, and domain name to transfer and continue building the community outside of Tanga. We called it ThoughtLobster and it had a fun mascot we named Claude. As development went from a sprint to a slow walk to standing still, reality set in that we just couldn’t do it justice in the long term.
Some screenshots from “ThoughtLobster”
Want to Take Over Daily Fun/ThoughtLobster?
We know that there are smart people in the Daily Fun community that might have the chops and energy to help continue Daily Fun/ThoughtLobster outside of Tanga. So Daily Fun (and new ThoughtLobster) is for sale or barter. If you are interested, please contact me via Tangagram for more information.
We are hopeful that this is not a goodbye, but just a see you later and that Daily Fun will exist in some form in the not so distant future.
Thank You to Some Special Tanganites
There are a few people to whom we want to give a ginormous shout out. We owe a HUGE thank you to Arnott & Renfurdson. Without their tireless efforts and creative spark, the Daily Fun couldn’t have existed. They have been the driving force behind the fun. They are Tanga heroes.
Additionally, for years we’ve had some very special moderators that have kept Daily Fun going, weeding out the naughty and/or lame puzzles, and providing SALT to bewildered puzzlers. Heartfelt thanks to Murdoctor, Scoutmom, Jebediehard, and Sonjahi… as well as past Moderators RPardoe, Cyncat, Verve, Leadfoot, Steph_Frolin, and Gst.
Keep on a-puzzling, Tanganites.
EDIT: Be sure to also sign up at http://www.thoughtlobster.com/ for any future Daily Fun announcements!
Posted on Sep 10, 2013
[INSERT SCREENGRAB IMAGE OF PUZZLES WAY BACK WHEN]
When Tanga was born, the Daily Fun section was a big part of our humble beginnings. Our original product offerings were board games…one board game for sale every night. The puzzles published each night were new and fresh, bringing a new slate of visitors to the site, if only to challenge their noggins with brainteasers & puzzles.
As the years have passed, Tanga has grown to be much more than fun and games. Now one of the premiere daily deal sites in the world, our efforts have to be 100% focused on finding great deals for an increasingly diverse audience. Unfortunately, that’s meant we haven’t been able to give Daily Fun the attention it deserves.
As of September 30, Daily Fun and its associated discussion forum will no longer be updated and will shortly be removed completely when we release a new design of the Tanga website later this fall.Thank You to Some Special Tanganites
Last, but certainly not least, we owe a HUGE thank you to Arnott & Renfurdson. Without their tireless efforts and creative spark, the Daily Fun couldn’t have existed. They have been the driving force behind the fun. They are Tanga heroes.
Additionally, for years we’ve had some very special moderators that have kept Daily Fun going, weeding out the naughty and/or lame puzzles, and providing SALT to bewildered puzzlers. Heartfelt thanks to Murdoctor, Scoutmom, Jebediehard, and Sonjahi… as well as past Moderators RPardoe, Cyncat, Verve, Leadfoot, Steph_Frolin, and Gst..
Keep on a-puzzling, Tanganites.
Posted on Aug 14, 2013
TODAY ONLY – BONUS 10% OFF!
Good on everything on Tanga.com. Until 11:59 pm Pacific.
Use coupon code TENOFF
Posted on Aug 6, 2013
FOUR HOURS ONLY – FREE SHIPPING SALE!
Good on everything on Tanga.com. From 10am – 2pm Pacific
Use coupon code FREESHIP
Posted on Aug 1, 2013
Posted on Jul 31, 2013
Today Only: 12 Hour Sale!
Use coupon code JULY31 to take a BONUS 10% OFF select sections of Tanga.com.
Coupon expires at 11:59 pm Pacific tonight.
Posted on Jul 30, 2013
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Posted on May 24, 2013
24 deals, one new deal per hour, each just $5!
Only 24 available of each item…free shipping
(Happy May 24th everyone)
Posted on May 1, 2013
Posted on Apr 24, 2013
Tanga was featured on the Marie Osmond Show today!
Thanks to Joanie from The Krazy Coupon Lady for mentioning Tanga as a great for people to save money.
To celebrate this appearance, we’re offering 10% off site-wide today only when you use coupon code MARIE1 at checkout. Don’t thank us…thank Marie Osmond!
Here’s a quick recap from the show. We’ll post video if/when it becomes available.
Posted on Apr 11, 2013
Posted on Apr 1, 2013
You asked, and we listened!
Thanks to the many requests from you, our loyal Tanganites, we will be featuring the world’s best deals on livestock!
Every day we will feature an ark-load of deals on the very best animals on the planet. It’s feathers, fins, and fur of the best kind, at best-of-web prices!
Be sure to check back each day, as you never know what you’re going to find.Browse today’s Livestock Deals now!
Posted on Mar 19, 2013
It’s that time of year, when guys named Shabazz, Nerlens, and Trey dominate our thoughts and dreams. When Blue Devils get into staring contests with Jayhawks. When we consider wearing face paint around the house…just because.
Yes, fellow Tanganites, the 2013 Men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament brackets have been announced and it’s time for Tanga’s 2013 Tournament Challenge!
Who can pick the most winners? Whether you are into sports or not, participating is easy. Just go through and make your guesses of who will win and we will see how who is the best prognosticator of the bunch.
First prize: $75 Tanga Gift Card
Second prize: Hoosiers DVD
Third prize: A pair of totally tubular TUBE SOCKS!
How to Play
Sign up by creating an account here and following the instructions:
Be sure to have the brackets picked by Wednesday night as the first game is on Thursday morning.
After that, just follow along and we will see who does the best in our Tanga group!
Posted on Mar 8, 2013
Posted on Feb 18, 2013
Come solve a Hypercross…
That’s also a contest!
Posted on Feb 9, 2013
Just cross-posting here (albeit a few days late) because someone reminded me that not everyone reads the Discussion Forum :)
Posted on Feb 7, 2013
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Posted on Jan 14, 2013
Starting Monday, Tanga features some oldies but goodies that are coming back for one week only.
Each day this week, we’ll bring back a retired t-shirt for just $5.55!
Each deal lasts 24 hours!
Starts Monday at 7 am PST.
Posted on Jan 7, 2013
Tanga user Heromerchant won $50 Tanga Cash for entering the Tanga Weekly Review Sweepstakes!
Just by posting a review to ResellerRatings.com, Heromerchant was randomly drawn as our winner!
Read all of the directions here and enter to win!
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