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The description of the Glasses With A Number On Top says

post a message in chat within ±12 hours of the UTC New Year's begin that gets starred

But what does this mean?

±12 hours could mean around 12 hours or it could mean 12 hours before and after.

  • Does the trigger mean around 12 hours before the UTC New Year?

  • Does the trigger mean around 12 hours after the UTC New Year?

  • Does the trigger mean 12 hours before or after the UTC New Year?

It could mean any of these!

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± is being used here with one of its generally acceptable meanings as that of an engineering tolerance

So we're talking within 12 hours either way of midnight UTC of New Year's day so as to allow everyone around the world a shot at getting the hat.

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Yes, "within" specifies a time range (not a specific moment). Here, the activity needs to happen within a range of 12 hours, (ahead or lagging time-zone).

Completing the required activity, at any time, falling into the range of the given time, will be awarded the hat.

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