February 12th, 2007 - By Humuhumu

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Ask And Ye Shall Receive! (when I can swing it, that is)

Here’s my take on the Mugs Wanted shirt — I hope you like it! TeaKey, it comes in 3X Large.

Men’s & Women’s Mugs Wanted T-Shirts

Here’s a close-up of the graphic:

I also created some Team Bob and Team No Bob (with a shattered Tiki Bob mug) t-shirts — I know a lot of folks feel strongly on the Bob issue. Personally, I must admit, I’m pretty staunchly Pro-Bob. But the dissenting Anti-Bob forces have a right to their opinion. (No actual Tiki Bobs were harmed in the making of this shirt.)

Men’s Team Bob & Team No Bob T-Shirts

Women’s Team Bob & Team No Bob T-Shirts

Get ‘em at the Ooga-Mooga Shop!

February 11th, 2007 - By Humuhumu

This post was originally made on Tiki Central.

Another new feature for Ooga-Mooga, and this one’s a biggie…

Wishlist Alerts!

If a mug comes up for sale or trade on Ooga-Mooga that is also on your own personal public Wish List or private Favorites List, Ooga-Mooga now will give you a heads-up! When a match happens, a wee blinking tiki mug will appear on the starboard side (that’s the right side, fer you landlubbers), telling you there’s a new mug you’ll probably want to check out. It looks like this:

To go with this is a new page: Wishlist Matches. It’s also on the starboard side, the link is just below “Favorites”. Here, you can see details and pictures for all the mugs currently being offered for sale or trade in Ooga-Mooga that are also on your own public Wish List or private Favorites List.

If you want to only be alerted about mugs on your public Wish List (and not your private Favorites List), you can set that in your Account Settings. Your private Favorites list stays private either way, though — only you can see your Wishlist Matches.

I’ve already created alerts for all the mugs that are currently being offered — a whole mess of you have got Wishlist Matches waiting for you.

I also have the ability to send you an alert via email (with the option to turn emailed alerts off, of course) — if that’s something you want, let me know. If I see lots of interest, I’ll roll that out.

February 10th, 2007 - By Humuhumu

This post was originally made on Tiki Central

Some more new features for Ooga-Mooga!

Mugs for Sale or Trade by User
You can now see the mugs that just one Ooga-Mooga-er has for sale or for trade. The Mugs for Sale & for Trade links on the sidebar and at the top of the All Collections page still show mugs being offered by everybody — but now there are shiny new links at the top of a user’s Collection page (only if they’re a Trader, of course), showing the number of mugs they’re currently offering, and the links take you straight to ‘em.

For example, here’s a link that takes you straight to the mugs that I Dream of Tiki is offering for Sale:

Mugs for Sale by I Dream of Tiki

Also — the Mugs for Sale page loads much, much faster now, even when you’re looking at everybody’s mugs for sale.

Improved All Collections Page
The list of collections was getting awfully gangly, so I now have it split into pages. The snazzy new Mugs for Sale or Trade by User links have been added as new columns in the list of all collections. Another new column is a count of (and link to) the mugs that user has in his/her wishlist (per a request from ookoo lady). And the comments count now links directly to that user’s comments page, too.

All Collections


February 7th, 2007 - By Humuhumu

This post was originally made on Tiki Central.

A couple more new features:

Success Stories — has Ooga-Mooga been a help to you? I’d love to hear about it. There’s a new section called Success Stories, where you can share your tale. MauiTiki has already shared one — a touching tale of love with a Mainlander Tiki Mug.

Ooga-Mooga Shop — I’ve created a shop with some Ooga-Mooga swag — t-shirts & the like. Get your “I Brake for Tiki-Kate’s House” bumper sticker today!

February 7th, 2007 - By Humuhumu

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I’ve created a shop for Ooga-Mooga, selling some Ooga-Mooga swag!

Men’s & Women’s Ooga-Mooga Shirt

Women’s Form-Fitting Shirt & Tank Top

Totally Lame Mug – One side says “This mug is way lamer than my other mugs.” and the other says “This would taste better in a tiki mug.”

And! Two special items, to commemorate that fateful day when Tiki-Kate’s mug collection got smashed in a freak incident involving a stolen car:

I Brake for Tiki-Kate’s House Bumper Sticker & License Plate Frame

As a thank you to Tiki-Kate for all that she’s done for Ooga-Mooga (she’s been a huge help in creating new mug templates), all proceeds from the sale of the “I Brake for Tiki-Kate’s House” items go to her.

Check it out! Ooga-Mooga Shop

It’s all CafePress stuff, so if you have ideas for other items you’d like to see, I’m all ears.

February 5th, 2007 - By Humuhumu

This post was originally made on Tiki Central.

No new hard drive yet, so Ooga-Mooga 2.0 is still waiting in the wings. But progress waits for no one, and so I’ve got a few swell new features in Ooga-Mooga. Call it Ooga-Mooga 1.5!

Salt & Pepper Shakers, and Serveware
Ooga-Mooga now holds salt & pepper shakers, and serveware (stuff like plates, creamers, compotes)! There’s a new Basic Template for Salt & Pepper shakers, and one for Serveware, and I’ve also created a bunch of templates for shakers, mostly vintage ones.

Trader Accounts — Favorite Tag
Trader Accounts are able to assign tags to their mugs, to help categorize and group their mugs. Now, something special happens with any mugs you tag “Favorite” — those favorite mugs will be the ones selected for your My Favorite Mug image (as seen in Fun Stuff). Now, with a Trader Account, your favorite mug can really be your favorite mug!

Statistics Page Now Painless
I tried loading the Statistics page the other day, and boy was it sloooooooow. There’s so much information in Ooga-Mooga now that it took a good minute to load. I restructured it, so now the Statistics are run once a day, instead of each time that page loads, and now it’s super-zippy. Click with no fear! They’re kinda fun, too: there are more than 10,000 mugs in Ooga-Mooga, in more than 250 collections!

Behind the Scenes – Backlog Cleared
I had a backlog of more than 8,000 images to be reviewed — whoa nelly! I review images to tag the ones that are representative (front views) vs. the non-representative ones (backs, sides, bottoms, group shots). I created a better way of reviewing images, and I was able to clear out my backlog. Whew! It’s much, much easier to review images now, so there shouldn’t be another backlog.

Hope these new features add to your Ooga-Mooga enjoyment.

Another neat milestone to note: we’re now up to over 2,000 templates in Ooga-Mooga! Many of these were added by Tiki-Kate — thanks again, Tiki-Kate!