poloniex shutting down on December 17th 2018 for maintenance 2+ hours

Look like Poloniex will do some maintenance on December 17th 2018 very strange to do it on a Monday and close to Christmas. Anyhow Poloniex earlier announcement that they’re shutting down or ending the Lending platform by the end of 2018. I trust Poloniex and I’ve been in business with them for a very long time, all transaction go very smooth and surprisingly the original owner is also a developer but he graduated as a musician background.

On Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 4:16:26 PM EST, The Poloniex Team [email protected] wrote:
As part of our efforts to improve the site, we are conducting planned maintenance beginning on December 17th at 14:00 UTC. We expect the maintenance to take several hours. During this time, the site will be offline and trading will be suspended.
After maintenance begins, we will cancel all open orders. When the site is back online, markets will be in post-only mode for a short time before we reopen trading. Your funds will be safe during maintenance, and you do not need to do anything at this time. For more details, please see our FAQs. For updates on the upgrade while it’s underway, please check our Twitter account.
We appreciate your patience as we work to improve your Poloniex experience. This upgrade lays the groundwork for developing new features and reviving some old, beloved functionality. We’re excited for what’s next!
As always, if you have any questions, please reach out to our support team here.
The Poloniex Team