Hello everyone! A few of you have received your posters now, but most have not.
Honesty time: I was totally unprepared for the logistical pandemonium of shipping. Between problems with USPS and having to leave town due to a family emergency, many packages have not been shipped yet.
However, I have sorted things out, and the rest of the posters will go out soon.
August 24th is the latest anyone should be receiving their package. The vast majority of them should arrive between today and two weeks from tomorrow (August 10th), but I want to go with August 24th as the official "get in touch with me if it still isn't there" date since I'm sure there will be a few exceptions due to the vagaries of the USPS.
So, what in the world have I been doing with your posters for the last month?!
Not only did it take me way longer to pack poster tubes than I expected, but I also had some really horrendous issues with USPS; I ended up holding off on shipping most of your packages because I didn't want to wake up one morning to 400 tubes marked "Return to Sender" on my doorstep due to some obscure mistake, or worse, 400 tubes lost indefinitely in the ether of the postal system. To make things even more fun, I had to leave town to deal with a family emergency for a while, so I didn't get to ship any posters while I was away. (I had lots of fun spending hours on hold with USPS, though!)
Fortunately, I now know what the deal is with USPS, and I am back in LA, diligently shipping packages. I can't apologize enough for making you all wait; thank you so much for being so patient. If one thing surprised me the most during this project, it's been the amazing enthusiasm, support and kindness from all of my backers. The project description says "May 2012" for delivery; by any reasonable measure, you should all really have your posters by now, so I am incredibly grateful for how understanding everyone has been.
If you have an address change, please get in touch with me so I can see if your package has already shipped, and update the address if it hasn't.
If anyone loses their package because it shipped to an old address due to this delay, I will send another poster for free. You all have been incredibly patient, and I don't want to punish anyone for my mistakes.
Thanks again for being awesome, everyone. If you are frustrated, you have every right to be; if there's anything I can do to help besides just getting your package shipped out ASAP, please get in touch with me and I will do my very best to make it up to you. You deserve it!
Hi everyone! I just launched the Vim cheat-sheet poster web store:
I am working with Shopify to set up a discount code for Kickstarter backers only. It will be a 30% discount. If you want the discount, please wait a few days while I set things up with Shopify; I will be sending out another backer-only update with the discount code when it's ready.
In other news, I have arranged a mighty Poster Shipping Assembly Line on my living room floor, and people should start receiving their posters around the end of next week. If you haven't received your poster(s) by the end of the month, please get in touch with me so we can figure out what happened.
Thanks again to everyone for your support, enthusiasm, and patience! I'll be in touch soon with the discount code, and one last time when the next cheat-sheet (topic still undecided) is ready to go.
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Apr 26, 2012 - May 10, 2012 (14 days)
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A nifty high-resolution image of the poster that you can print out for personal use. Sweet!Estimated delivery: May 2012
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A bona fide copy of the cheat-sheet printed on 100 lb. matte paper. Please keep out of reach of emacs users, who may burst into flames upon physical contact. Includes high-res image from the $10 reward.Estimated delivery: May 2012
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Two copies of the cheat-sheet, plus your name in the credits listed in the corner of the cheat-sheet. The names will be printed pretty small to keep everything else clear, but they will be there! Includes high-res image from the $10 reward.Estimated delivery: May 2012
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5 copies of the cheat-sheet (BONUS!), plus a unique feedback opportunity. I'll solicit feedback from you about each revision of the poster, and carefully consider your advice as I move forward. Maybe I'm missing something, or the design could be improved by X and Y. There are no guarantees, here: I have strong feelings about the "right way" to make this poster, so I reserve the right to implement 0% of all offered advice. However, I do guarantee that I will listen to you in earnest before deciding what to do. Includes your name in the credits from the $50 reward, and high-res image from the $10 reward.Estimated delivery: May 2012
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5 copies of the poster, including the feedback opportunity described in the $100 reward, and one additional poster on special material (canvas, wall sticker, static window cling, or 14 pt. cardstock) with a personalized thank-you message on it, custom-tweaked to reflect any of your feedback that wasn't used in the final product (within reason). Includes your name in the credits from the $50 reward, and high-res image from the $10 reward.Estimated delivery: May 2012