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The Winter Bash site is located at http://winterba.sh/.

Only one problem:

So shouldn't it be the Summer Bash? Don't forget our Aussie/Kiwi/South African/Southern Brazilian/Argentine/Uruguayan/Zimbabwean/Swazi/Tokelauan/Tuvaluan/Pitcairn Islander/Spheniscid friends!

Australian slouch hat

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sh hhhhh don't tell anyone. – ben is uǝq backwards Dec 19 '12 at 17:08
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Are you saying the snowflakes on winterba.sh should move upwards? – balpha Dec 19 '12 at 17:10
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(: ¡ǝɹǝɥdsıɯǝɥ uɹǝɥʇnos ǝɥʇ oʇ ollǝH – ZombieSheep Dec 19 '12 at 17:14
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@balpha: They should also melt. – Mechanical snail Dec 19 '12 at 17:32
    
Do we have any users from Saint Helena? – Benjol Apr 29 '13 at 9:48
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I can host a birthday bash for someone even if it's not my birthday. I don't see the problem here.

Now, if you wanted to revoke the hat privileges of users in the southern hemisphere that would make sense. Maybe in June there can be an upside-down winterbash for southern-hemisphere users, where the hat gets placed on the bottom of the avatar. Seems reasonable to me.

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Maybe. But, I have two counterarguments for you:

  1. Stack Overflow/Exchange is based in New York City, which is in the Northern hemisphere and is currently (theoretically) enjoying a nice, New Englandy winter.

  2. There's lots of hats that are summer (or at least non-winter) themed.

Are you saying that just because it's December, we shouldn't have a Mardi Gras mask? What kind of monster are you?! (Joking!)

We tried to balance our explicitly wintry hats against thematically-appropriate ones. :)

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New York is decidedly not New Englandy. YOU TAKE THAT BACK RIGHT NOW. Signed, a Yankees and Giants fan. – LessPop_MoreFizz Dec 19 '12 at 17:36
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Look, @LessPop_MoreFizz, I'm from Texas. As far as I'm concerned, Maine to Virginia is "damned Yankee Land" :P – Aarthi Dec 19 '12 at 17:37
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I live more at north than Long Island. For me, New York is all south land. ;) – kiamlaluno Dec 23 '12 at 9:53
    
And those of us in Europe, if we use the word Yankee at all, usually mean all USAmericans. – TRiG is Timothy Richard Green Jan 25 '13 at 17:44

I agree, and the answer isn't to prevent those in the Northern Hemisphere from "enjoying" their freezing cold winter, but to localise (yes, that's how its spelled where I come from) the system so that those of us that had winter 6 months ago don't feel like the party is somewhere else.

For those of us in the Southern Hemisphere it should be a summer bash.

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Of course there are those in the middle, including some in the US that have something barely recognisable as a season. What the heck you call the bash for them is anyone's guess... – ben3000 Dec 22 '15 at 2:01

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