Winter Bash seem to attract lots of attention and I see many users wearing all kinds of hats. When it's over, the hats will of course disappear however I think that adding usage statistics to the official blog post will be a good thing just to... well, just to have statistics.

I'm not talking about adding live stats like already asked before, but rather adding this after there are no more hats so that we can reflect on that and tell our friends "See, we were part of this!".

Nay or yay?

I would like to see the following information:

  • Total hats received all across the network. (Just plain grand sum)

  • Total hats being actively worn all across the network: grand sum and maybe even how many of each type and for how long. (Kind of "popularity meter")

  • Leaderboard showing all sites with more than 100 hats and top 10 users on each of those.

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  • If it is Nay then I want it as feature-request. – hims056 Dec 26 '12 at 8:36
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    Winter Bash will never go away. We may lose out hats, but the mere existence of WB-related questions on MSO guarantees a steady future stream of questions like "What was Winter Bash", "Why did it stop" and "Is it coming back"... Just like a stench that lingers – Chris Gerken Dec 26 '12 at 19:47
  • @Chris nope. I'm pretty sure that all questions related to the winter bash will be deleted, only the blog post and maybe selected few related discussions will stay. – Shadow Keeps Social Distance Dec 26 '12 at 19:53

My plans do include a wrap-up memo or blog post or commemorative meta post. If there's information you'd like for me to include in that thing, feel free to let me know!

Otherwise: yes, I intend to make sure us quantitative types have all the quant data our hearts could desire in one handy blog post! :)

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  • Thanks, added the information I'm interested in to my question above. :) – Shadow Keeps Social Distance Dec 26 '12 at 19:39
  • One piece of data I would really like to see is the breakdown by site of the hats tied to a particular date (I Feel Fine, L'chaim, New Year's Eve Hat...). – ЯegDwight Jan 4 '13 at 10:34
  • Include number of hats gathered of each type. Number of users that gathered most/all hats, including graphs! – Martin Suchan Jan 4 '13 at 10:48
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    Stats! Lots of stats everywhere please! With graphs and charts all that too for added fun. – JonW Jan 4 '13 at 10:54
  • A list of what all the hidden hats were! :) – Adam Rackis Jan 4 '13 at 16:03
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    A lit of the top 3 hat collectors on each of the major sites! – Austin Henley Jan 4 '13 at 16:29
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    Would also like to see stats for all SE, not just per site (eg top hat collecters SE-wide leaderboard)...that's top 'hat collectors' btw, not 'top hat' collectors. – Rory Alsop Jan 4 '13 at 16:51
  • @RoryAlsop: Yeah, nice idea. That'll show who has been the most active all across SE, rather than those that have been very active on just one or two sites. Has anyone hit triple-figures for overall hats? – JonW Jan 4 '13 at 16:55
  • Yep - I've got over 130 :-) – Rory Alsop Jan 4 '13 at 17:43
  • @JonW - you can use this to check: meta.stackexchange.com/q/159381/154443 – Rory Alsop Jan 4 '13 at 17:45
  • @Aarthi -- Where might these stats be? ^_^ – Naftali aka Neal Jan 7 '13 at 18:17
  • @amanaplan I need a few days! Regressions are hard! – Aarthi Jan 7 '13 at 18:26
  • @Aarthi baaah :-P – Naftali aka Neal Jan 7 '13 at 18:27
  • Looks like the blog post is ready! :) – Shadow Keeps Social Distance Jan 16 '13 at 9:13

Today, I used the Easter Egg in the top banner of the winterba.sh web-site as a demonstration that you could include a little bit of whimsy and humour in a site, without having to make it brash or distracting.

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