When will the holiday hats start appearing again on the Stack Exchange sites?

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We have a countdown!

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It looks like Winterbash 2018 will begin on Wednesday Dec 12 '18!

I must admit that's 5 days earlier than I expected.

It's consistent with last year's Wednesday Dec 13 '17 start date, but I thought they'll go back to the tradition of starting Winterbash on Monday.

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    Hopefully they remembered to filter out potentially offensive numbers like 80085. – PeterJ Nov 23 at 9:10
  • Huzzah! Having a countdown rocks. – mrflash818 Nov 24 at 20:05
  • Would be awesome if you can make the image dynamic somehow. ;) – Shadow Wizard Nov 25 at 14:11
  • @ShadowWizard maybe I should replace it every day or so :) – Eran Nov 25 at 14:12
  • Nah, just write code that scrapes the countdown, turns it into image, and host it somewhere. Piece of cake! :D – Shadow Wizard Nov 25 at 14:18
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    @ShadowWizard why would I need to scrape the countdown? I know when the countdown will reach 0, so I can calculate the current value myself. – Eran Nov 25 at 14:20
  • Oh, so take the current image as background and put dynamic number on it.... yeah that can work either. Unless SE change their countdown appearance... ;-) – Shadow Wizard Nov 25 at 14:25
  • @ShadowWizard - My version is dynamic, feel free to edit for better accuracy. – Rob Dec 5 at 3:19
  • @PeterJ they did not (just saw 480085 on the countdown), though why would anyone find that number offensive? (I do realize is slightly resembles a certain word, but still, it's just a number). – Eran Dec 6 at 10:44
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    @Eran it wasn't a serious comment, but seemed appropriate given all the recent meta posts where people seem to find new and amazing ways to be offended by just about anything – PeterJ Dec 6 at 11:10

This site counts down with a GIF: https://www.sendtric.com/

Winter Bash 2018

Please feel free to re-edit for better accuracy.

  • You should subtract 4 hours off this counter. – Eran Dec 5 at 7:01
  • Not using the winterbash design but still nice. As @Eran said, it's not accurate and I don't know how it's working so can't edit to fix it. Cheers! :) – Shadow Wizard Dec 5 at 7:09

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