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I noticed the 2016 Winterbash URL has been made active, but there is no countdown yet.

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When will we start hatting? Is there a deadline by when sites can opt in/out?

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    Why is this being downvoted? – OldBunny2800 Nov 26 '16 at 20:16
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    @OldBunny2800 because people hate fun? Or just because people prefer to let SE declare it on their own time. – Shadow Nov 26 '16 at 20:34
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    Because generally we don't like users being impatient. Why not wait until it is there? – Patrick Hofman Nov 26 '16 at 20:35
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    Calm down folks: When will the Winter Bash 2015 begin? – Werner Nov 26 '16 at 20:36
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    Here's a motivation behind my question: On TeX - LaTeX we've opted out of Winterbash for the first couple of years, but joined in on 2015. Based on knowledge of a timeline, one could ask again on Meta what the community's interest is in participation. – Werner Nov 26 '16 at 20:39
  • Maybe you should ask about the deadline then? Isn't that more relevant? – Patrick Hofman Nov 26 '16 at 21:19
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    @PatrickHofman: Good point. I've updated my question to be less open-ended, specifically asking about an opt-in/-out deadline. – Werner Nov 26 '16 at 21:22
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    Anyway, guess we'll know when it begins in 6-8 weeks – Shadow Nov 27 '16 at 7:20
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    Haters gonna hate. Hatters gonna hat. – Kit Z. Fox Nov 30 '16 at 16:39
  • It's official. Countdown started. – ypercubeᵀᴹ Dec 3 '16 at 13:08
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The winter bash starts on December 19, 2016 and runs up to and includes January 8, 2017.

Sources:

http://meta.worldbuilding.stackexchange.com/q/4143
Winter Bash 2016!
Should we stay opted-in for Winter Bash 2016?
an email sent from SE to all moderators.

  • Good my head is getting real cold, I need at least 20 hats to keep it warm. – robbmj Dec 16 '16 at 12:20
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Soon....

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As far as the site opt in/out, I'll be sending out the emails (hopefully) this week. Blame Turkey Day for it not getting out last week.

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    Turkey Day? Are they a new hire? ;) – OldBunny2800 Nov 28 '16 at 23:45
  • Will we know when it begins before it ends? ;) – Shadow Nov 29 '16 at 16:03
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    Everything is a secret this year @ShadowWizard – Taryn Nov 29 '16 at 16:04
  • So will I get a secret hat if I guess when Winterbash begins this year? ;) – Shadow Nov 29 '16 at 16:18
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    No hats for guessing, sorry @ShadowWizard. – Taryn Nov 29 '16 at 16:19
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    That's what I guessed @bluefeet ... hat pls. – Bart Nov 29 '16 at 16:28
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    My ban finger is twitchy @Bart :P – Taryn Nov 29 '16 at 16:29
  • Flipper. Your ban flipper. We ponies have hooves, you penguins have flippers. We both don't have "real" fingers. – SPArchaeologist-様 Dec 1 '16 at 19:59
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    How dare you call me a penguin @SPArchaeologist!!!! – Taryn Dec 1 '16 at 20:09
  • Checks SE Staff Memes book ... Nope, seems right. You are a penguin, Gracenote is the Cactuar, Shog is either Cthulhu, a medusa head from Castlevania or both, Jason is a beard.... The guide says so, and the guide is always right. Only reality can be quite imprecise at times :P – SPArchaeologist-様 Dec 2 '16 at 19:13
  • @SPArchaeologist not a penguin, but a blue footed booby. – David Dec 10 '16 at 22:26

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