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The description of Silencium hat in the ❄️ Winter Bash 2019 Hat list ❄️ reads

Question with no flags for a week
ask a question that gets no flags within a week of being posted

It's the same description in the Winterbash website as well.

How do we know that there won't be any flags on our question? Users won't be notified or made aware of the flags raised. Should we ask a question and wait for a week hoping there won't be any flags?

Is it aimed at getting non controversial questions?

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    That will be a surprise ;) – Ankit Sharma Dec 9 '19 at 7:49
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How do we know that there won't be any flags on our question? Users won't be notified or made aware of the flags raised.

That's correct; unless you are a ♦ moderator on that site (who have access to the full timeline of a post, including flags) you do not know whether it got no flags and have no way to check it.

There are some ways to know it did get a flag: close votes are stored as flags (though it's not clear yet whether those count). You can see those if you have 250 reputation, and the 'Possible duplicate of' 'Does this answer your question?' auto-comment is visible for everyone. If the requirement turns out to include no flags on the comments and answers as well, you could watch for deleted comments/answers as well. Those are often initiated by flags, either users flagging them or automatic low-quality determination flags raised by the system.

Is it aimed at getting non controversial questions?

We can only guess, but those were exactly my thoughts as well. It's a nice, subtle touch to current events.

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    Another question I had regarding description - Is it just a flag or a helpful flag? Should I include it in this question itself or ask a new one? – Nog Shine Dec 9 '19 at 17:31
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    Follow-up question: should I flag all incoming questions to ensure that nobody earns a hat? – Cody Gray Dec 9 '19 at 20:52
  • I guess we'll know in 6-8 days ... – Glorfindel Mod Dec 9 '19 at 21:36
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    Exactly 6-8 days (not SE days) ;) – Nog Shine Dec 10 '19 at 7:11

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