UPDATE: I just sent out emails to collect addresses from the lucky users getting these watches — be on the lookout for those, and try to fill it in the next two weeks! :)

On occasion of our anniversary celebrations, we offered some cheese boards a while back. If you were late for that, though, no sweat! You’re just in time for another limited edition super special swag contest!

This is the bit where you go It’s about time, isn’t it?” To which I’ll reply with “well... yes, it is about time! How d’you guess?!?”

So, if you want one of these with our logo on it:

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...then all you need to do is something in which time is the centerpiece! As happened last time around, puns are encouraged, obviously.

You can:

  • Build a time-machine (ok, it doesn’t need to be functional).
  • Write a song or a poem about time (hopefully, something a bit more cheerful than what Pink Floyd did).
  • List a few things you'd drop into a time capsule — either to be used as they usually are, or... to be sent to the past with your time-machine?
  • Write the story of a life-time.

...or anything else you can find the time to do... in time before the deadline. The top 25 entries, as calculated by net upvotes received (not aggregate score, down-voting won't help you win!) will receive this timely package. Whatever it is, you have to be able to submit it as an answer to this question. Links to videos are accepted, however they must be of your own creation and the video must remain available. If either stops being true, your submission will be removed. Also, any code or work of art produced must also be of your own creation.

So, as with the previous context, any format you can think of is allowed: text, images, crayons on newspaper, LEGO, popsicle sticks — as long as you make it temporal... or I guess intemporal or timeless stuff are also accepted...? Anyway, you get the gist!

The Rules

  1. You can post as many entries as you want in good faith as long as they are in line with our terms of service, acceptable use policy and code of conduct. This is also a reminder that all user-contributed content falls under our CC-BY-SA 3.0 license.

  2. Contest is open from 2018-11-27 to 2018-12-27, final entry must be received at or prior to 23:59:59 UTC on the last day. Contest will then be locked for historical reference.

  3. Employees are eligible.

  4. You must be a user in good standing on Meta Stack Exchange during the entirety of the contest, or your entry may be disqualified. Let's have some good, clean fun.

  5. Winners will be notified via email within 10 days of the contest closing. As we will be ordering these based on demand (they're not cheap!), you'll need to allow approximately 30 days for delivery. You'll need to provide us your shipping information privately, in accordance with our privacy policy.

  6. If you win but don't care for watches, we'll give you a selection of other items of approximate value. We want you to enjoy the prize.

  7. Void where contests are prohibited.

Get to it! Time is of the essence!

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    Phew - posted just in time!
    – Tim Post
    Nov 27 '18 at 16:23
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    entry to be completed in 6-8 weeks
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Nov 27 '18 at 16:27
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    @rene You could build a time machine out of socks if you really wanted to.
    – Tim Post
    Nov 27 '18 at 16:31
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    I don't know if i have time for this...
    – Pikoh
    Nov 27 '18 at 16:32
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    @TimPost Requesting a name change to Time Post. Nov 27 '18 at 16:32
  • 19
    Umm... watch your comments, y'all! Nov 27 '18 at 16:36
  • 19
    All these puns make me wanna clock someone
    – Erin B
    Nov 27 '18 at 16:39
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    Can anyone do something with Jon Skeet's most upvoted answer?
    – user392547
    Nov 27 '18 at 17:05
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    I don't know why this was not posted yet: winterbash2018.stackexchange.com
    – MEE
    Nov 27 '18 at 18:04
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    I find these contests very nice. However, the answers shoulds be displayed ramdonly, otherwise you are privileging those who got here first and those who have already received lots of votes, since I dont think everybody would check all pages to see what was sent...=(
    – carla
    Nov 28 '18 at 1:19
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    I really don't have the time for this. Nov 28 '18 at 12:49
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    Clarified the post to explicitly call out for original stuff, @Mari-LouA; thought it was clear enough, but I guess making it outright explicit doesn't hurt :)
    – JNat StaffMod
    Nov 28 '18 at 14:09
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    The hours on the "swag" go 1, 1, 1, 4, 5, 6... That's a weird watch! Nov 29 '18 at 7:06
  • 8
    I guess we'll get emails about our watches in 6-8 weeks? Jan 2 '19 at 17:21
  • 6
    @JNat curious to know, who are the winners?
    – Div
    Jan 3 '19 at 10:11

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A small game

This is an attempt to recreate a scene from the movie Men In Black. There is a scene in which they fall from the pillar near the rocket and using time machine, they switch the region before touching ground.

Note: Here, you're falling from sky and you've to survive by switching the regions before the counter at top right side reaches 100. You can simply click anywhere on the game area to switch region. This is a never ending game.

Note that we can't refund the time you're spending on this game.

alert("Game Starts in 10 seconds");
var next=1, img = ['https://i.stack.imgur.com/r75Sk.png','https://i.stack.imgur.com/R3U7g.png','https://i.stack.imgur.com/B833i.png'],clicked=false;

function change(){
  document.querySelector('.fixed-div').style.background = "url('"+img[next]+"')";
  next == 2? next=0 : next++;
function play(){
  document.querySelector('.fixed-div').style.zoom = '100%';
  var timer = setInterval(function(){
    document.querySelector('.fixed-div').style.zoom = (parseInt(document.querySelector('.fixed-div').style.zoom) +1)+"%";
    document.querySelector('.position').innerHTML= parseInt((parseInt(document.querySelector('.fixed-div').style.zoom)-100)/4);
        alert("Go home!! You're dead");
<div class="fixed-div"></div>
<div class="position">0</div>


Ok guys, enough is enough! I am going to start this and it will only stop after I win the prize!

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    Flagged for terroristic threats! ( j/k <3 ) Dec 11 '18 at 17:41

remember that one time that someone posted a very subjective and primarily opinion based answer to a question that already had a ton of good ones, yet he somehow still got up-voted anyway?

Good times. I liked that guy, he was pretty cool.

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    No, I don't seem to remember that.
    – user474678
    Oct 22 '19 at 21:28

I saw a lot of people trying to build their machines of time, I always thought it was just to close my eyes.

And "close your eyes" is not close your eyes.


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Yeah! you guessed it right, I am a (lazy) web developer :P


Misquoting Martin Luther King Jr,

"Now is the time, I was declared the winner".


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Meta's Never Changing River

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