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What is Winter Bash all about?

Winter Bash seems to have really taken off here and I am a newer user. Can anyone summarize everything that has been discussed over the past few days on here?

The http://winterba.sh/faq is lacking considering all the questions under the winterbash tag.

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marked as duplicate by gnat, balpha Dec 20 '12 at 20:46

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This is a dup of everything. That's got to be some kind of record. – Chris Gerken Dec 20 '12 at 19:14

is the only link you need.

There is no need to add that to the FAQ.

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I want half the rep you got from this answer for creating the tag. – Yannis Dec 20 '12 at 19:57
    
@Yannis eh? wadya mean? – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Dec 20 '12 at 20:02
    
Your answer is based on the [winterbash] tag, a tag I created. You owe me half the rep you got here... (I'm trolling you Neal ;). – Yannis Dec 20 '12 at 20:06
    
@Yannis lol lucky. – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Dec 20 '12 at 20:07

Do Things. Get Hats.

Ends January 4th.

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Summary:

  • Do good things on site
  • Get hats
  • Show hat to others
  • Have fun
  • Hate having fun.
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There is no fun on SE... you know that.... – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Dec 20 '12 at 19:05
    
Only a few days in the year. So enjoy. – Toon Krijthe Dec 20 '12 at 19:05
    
@aman You can have fun, you are just required to hate it at the same time. – Josh Caswell Dec 20 '12 at 19:36

You can see a list of all the hats and how to get them here.

From that Q/A:

Why are you doing this to us?

For sites that have hats on by default, your moderator teams or your communities indicated that hats would be a fun, lighthearted thing to do. Why did we offer it? Because we thought it was a nice way to finish out a really amazing year. You can always decide you hate hats and turn them off.

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but who the hell hates hats? – jdotjdot Dec 20 '12 at 19:59

Just have fun! don't let it ruin you like everyone else.

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