It must be something interesting because the Forum Moderators are looking at the thread.
I'm always amazed when I encounter this attitude, Moderators are just people, they share our interest in the subject (or they wouldn't be interested in moderating it) of course they read the threads.
Another one that amuses me (and I'm not claiming that Woll has said this) is "Don't argue with the moderators".
Huh? the moderators must be respected when making official moderator decisions but when posting their opinion in a post of course we can (and should, where our opinions differ) disagree with them, they don't want to "win" every thread, except in that discussion makes a thread interesting and therefore we all win when we learn something new.
All discussions should be kept polite, because people can't always manage this we need moderators to calm things down, a job that the moderators here do very well. (and to delete spam and ban spambots of course).
Back to topic:
I doubt it's new hardware, the top of the Magpi says: "Free Raspberry..." before the rest is obstructed, this suggests to me that the surprise is one of:
- software (free to distribute)
- something cheap enough that it can be distributed with the dead tree format Magpi (may cost more than the magazine but probably not by much)
- Educational giveaway (an announcement of something being distributed to schools or code clubs)
I'm most expecting the 3rd option, it's the foundations purpose.
Building Management Systems Engineer.