After I clicked on the Winter Bash icon, instead of showing the hats notification screen the icon just dissappeared:

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Now it's missing on all the StackExchange sites.

If that matters, the icon showed a number on it (one new hat) before I clicked on it.
Also I'm sure I didn't click the "I hate hats" link at the bottom of the Winter Bash notification screen.

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    I've noticed that this happens sometimes, but, if you give it time, it should show up after almost 30 seconds. Commented Dec 12, 2018 at 9:52
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    I have disabled winterbash for anonymous users on Stack Overflow for now to decrease the number of connections, that seems to have relieved things. Will keep you posted.
    – balpha StaffMod
    Commented Dec 12, 2018 at 10:08
  • @balpha Seems like it also fixed meta.stackexchange.com/questions/319914/… Commented Dec 12, 2018 at 10:13
  • Anonymous Stack Overflow users see hats again now.
    – balpha StaffMod
    Commented Dec 12, 2018 at 12:21


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