Ooga-Mooga! Making Christmas Easy on Your Loved Ones

Right now, there’s someone in your life who is sweating bullets, trying to figure out what tiki thing you’d love to get this Xmas. Shopping for a tikiphile when you’re not one yourself can be a risky venture. The thrift stores are a minefield of Native American totem poles and African masks. How do they know if $40 is too much to pay for a Harvey’s bucket mug? There are only so many Kleenex-nosed Moai one person needs! Go easy on ’em — tell them you’d love a subscription to Ooga-Mooga, the paradise for tiki mug collectors! Buying an Ooga-Mooga … Continue reading Ooga-Mooga! Making Christmas Easy on Your Loved Ones

New Feature: Critiki Has Ooga-Mooga Mugs

I’ve integrated the mugtastic powers of Ooga-Mooga into Critiki. Now a Critiki entry for a location shows mugs that have been used there, with links direct to those mugs’ pages in Ooga-Mooga. For instance, The Islander in Stockton had a dizzying array of mugs in use over the years it was in operation, and you can see 21 of them on its Critiki page. If you’re interested in mugs from a particular location, it makes for a more accurate search than on Ooga-Mooga — Critiki knows the difference between the Hawaiian Room in Baltimore and the Hawaiian Room in New … Continue reading New Feature: Critiki Has Ooga-Mooga Mugs

New Ooga-Mooga Feature: About This Collection

Being able to see which mugs a person has selected for their collection, and even how they’ve chosen to photograph them, gives it so much life. Each mug in that collection has a new layer to their story because they’re owned by that person. Now the About This Collection feature adds a little bit more personality. If you have a Standard or Trader account, you can tell people visiting your collection page about your collection, in a paragraph of text that appears right above it. Go to Account Settings and fill out “About This Collection” to see how it works. … Continue reading New Ooga-Mooga Feature: About This Collection

New Ooga-Mooga Feature: Wish Lists

I’ve just finished a new feature for my tiki mug collecting website, Ooga-Mooga. Collectors have been able to privately track the mugs they wanted by using Favorites, Wish List is a separate Favorites list that is public, to let people know what you’re looking for. You can now see what mugs a collector is looking for (useful when they’ve offered up a mug for trade), and you can also see which collectors may be interested in a mug in your collection. Also fun: you can see which mugs are most wished-for in the Statistics pages. Also — anyone who signs … Continue reading New Ooga-Mooga Feature: Wish Lists