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We obtained 266K hats this past year's WB 2019 contest, and just like the past two Winter Bashes (2017 and 2018) we showed off our new hats.

We choose our finest hats, used the positioning controls to adjust them, and posted a screenshot as an answer. As was the usual, we had a Winter Bash 2019 chat room for tips about finding secret hats and other millinery.

With Winter Bash over no more updates are expected here. At the end of 2020 a different contest is expected, this was (supposed to be) the last year for hats.

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    Why is this question being negatively received, while the ones for 2017 and 2018 are positively received? – Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog Dec 11 '19 at 18:10
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    I remember those started off with negative scores as well. – Glorfindel Dec 11 '19 at 18:17
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    @SonictheReinstateMonica-hog I think many people are still angry over the way Monica was treated and don't feel happy at all – Richard says Reinstate Monica Dec 11 '19 at 18:20
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    @RichardsaysReinstateMonica There's many more going wrong with Stack Overflow Inc. beyond how monica was treated. – πάντα ῥεῖ Dec 11 '19 at 18:22
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    People share what they have with their compatriots but seldom with those whom are most in need. Is the glass half full or half empty. Better to contribute an improvement than fall into dispare. – Rob Dec 11 '19 at 18:26
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    @πάνταῥεῖ yes, but the way monica was treated is the Ur example – Richard says Reinstate Monica Dec 11 '19 at 18:39
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    Glorfindel's answer was not festive enough, it seems. – Frédéric Hamidi Dec 11 '19 at 19:32
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    Wow! The hat-haters are out in full force this year. There are always downvotes on Winter Bash related posts, but this year it is crazy! – X-27 wants to Reinstate Monica Dec 12 '19 at 1:40
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    @X-27wantstoReinstateMonica - Don't let a few downvotes discourage you, it takes five down to cancel one up. So that everyone can participate the question was enthusiastically reopened an hour ago. If people aren't walking around IRL in a bad mood, and even if they are, such behaviour isn't to be encouraged here. Off-topic behavior is off topic. – Rob Dec 12 '19 at 2:12
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    I really can't decide if putting a damper on Winter Bash because of the unpleasant events is called for or not. I do miss Monica's participation, though, and I can see that for her Winter Bash would be bitter. I respect those who want to refrain from having fun in a way that will make those who were injured/left SE feel left out. – hat Dec 12 '19 at 7:02
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    There is not good reason to close this! It is a tradition which has been supported even by employees. If it gets closed again I'm definitely going to cast a reopen vote. – hat Dec 12 '19 at 18:05
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    @Rubiksmoose thanks, I cast a reopen vote. I don't know why we have to go through this every year. – hat Dec 12 '19 at 19:57
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    The Hat Madders. – Rob Dec 12 '19 at 21:14
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    Not so permanent. Remember: A Sportsmanship Badge is earned by: "Upvote 100 answers on questions where an answer of yours has a positive score.". --- Answer in the "Winter Bash 2019 Knitting" and "Show off your hats! (2019 edition)" question and get 95 credits for upvoting everyone else. Getting a silver badge earns an "Amazing Grace" hat. A Sportsmanship badge helps your Candidate Score – Rob Dec 17 '19 at 0:14
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    Why do I feel like some of these pics don’t have hats – sure Dec 29 '19 at 1:33

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The Merlin says Reinstate Monica

The Merlin says Reinstate Monica

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    Excellent choice of an avatar... it goes well with that hat :) – X-27 wants to Reinstate Monica Dec 14 '19 at 4:46
  • Thank you. Judging from the downvotes, at least three people dislike either the hat or the avatar. Or my posting the combination. – Stephan Kolassa Dec 14 '19 at 6:45
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    @S.Kolassa-ReinstateMonica If you look closely, there are no answers with no downvotes. It seems some people don't really like Winter Bash the way we do it. – Ver Nick says Reinstate Monica Dec 16 '19 at 6:51
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    Where may I create a hat of my own? – Sridhar Ratnakumar Dec 17 '19 at 17:47
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    I don't like the hats. If they were imposed or hard to disable, I'd be the downvoter from hell. When I looked at the notification this year, I saw that no hat would be displayed unless I adjusted it to fit and said yes. Someone deserves a hat and/or attaboy for fixing that. – bit chaser Dec 26 '19 at 5:29
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Hero of Stack Exchange

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I didn't think I needed a hat on top of my hat, but...

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    Yo Dawg, I heard you like hats, so I put a hat on your hat so your hat can wear a hat while you're wearing a hat. – rgettman Dec 20 '19 at 19:45
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Yes, after Winter Bash I'll eat my hat.
Winter Bash 2019 - Secret Hat: Rubber Ducky


Tastes like chicken!

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I Tyrion of house Lannister have returned to give more insights to my story from last year

You all know I fought in the Battle of Blackwater. But you didn't know how I felt after that blow on my face. I saw the stars!

Image of my profile picture containing Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister with Cosmic Brain hat

But I have considered myself to be clever and put my efforts to save the King's Landing, plotted against other houses. My allies called me clever.

Image of my profile picture containing Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister with The Merlin hat

But my nephew Joffrey hated me. He insulted me in his wedding.

Image of my profile picture containing Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister with Just Jesting hat

This is me and cross bow which I used to kill my own father.

my profile picture containing Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister with Werewolf hunter hat

There was a threat to my life. I have been to a lot of places. I was a slave with a collar to my neck.

My profile picture containing Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister with Warm Welcome hat

Me dressed as one of the lords of coast of Essos.

Profile picture containing Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister with It's Amazing hat

I drink and I know things

Image of my profile picture containing Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister in 007 hat with

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    I love GOT. +1 :) – Shree Dec 13 '19 at 4:38
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My Hat

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It's nothing special but thanks to the publicist badge bug fix I earned a couple of gold badges during Winter Bash with zero effort

Sky really is a unicorn at heart

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    Aww.. Its so cute! – Amy Dec 14 '19 at 9:17
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It's not easy to get a hat that looks good on the default Gravatar. Also in memory of the time I was clueless...

This is Fine

This is Fine

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I'd rather remove the glasses, but I guess it's good enough.

Hat used as a muzzle on a snow leopard

  • Now we know who ate Grace Hopper's brain. Yikes. – IkWeetHetOokNiet Dec 23 '19 at 11:24
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Just a narwhal with a helmet ... Nothing suspicious

Narwhal

Cosmic Narwhal

narwhal

The flying Narwhal!

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Narwhal in disguise..

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Gentleman Narwhal

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This is fine....

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A nice warm fire place

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  • about the "nothing suspicious here" narwal with Russian hat, is it an oblique reference to phys.org/news/… ? – uhoh Dec 25 '19 at 0:02
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    It's not. But maybe it is.. Who knows? – Amy Dec 25 '19 at 1:43
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Whoomp!
There it is
      Updated image with modified hat.

  • I don't like Winter Bash, but I love this one! – Ismael Miguel Dec 16 '19 at 12:31
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+100

Dr. Sheldon Cooper thinking of all the ways to win the Nobel Prize for his theory of Quantum Physics:

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After winning the Nobel:

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Getting ready for paintball with Penny:

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Sheldon seeing stars on Earth while Howard was in space:

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Dressed for Halloween:

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Pirate Cooper:

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    Reminds me of the pool-of-balls Leonard was chasing Sheldon in... Bazingah. – einpoklum Dec 16 '19 at 17:02
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    You have the lowest reputation here and already have a "This is Fine" hat, so I am awarding you the bounty (which excludes you from winning another "This is Fine" hat). As a consolation you may keep the 100 reputation after Winter Bash, the hat would have to be returned. – Rob Dec 20 '19 at 0:06
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    Haha. Thanks @Rob – CinCout Dec 20 '19 at 4:40
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I am wearing the hat which I am not supposed to have yet

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    Congratulations on being in first place on the Leaderboard. – Rob Dec 12 '19 at 15:11
  • @Rob btu might fall now :( not getting rest of the hats – Ankit Sharma Dec 13 '19 at 7:13
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    I've seen stranger things than this, however... – Machavity Dec 16 '19 at 13:52
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Here's me, showing off hats I didn't earn.

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If they can recycle, so can I...

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    "This is Fine" version is the best! – Ver Nick says Reinstate Monica Dec 12 '19 at 20:44
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    This looks awfully familiar... maybe I saw something like it a year ago? XD – X-27 wants to Reinstate Monica Dec 14 '19 at 4:47
  • @X-27 not last year. I chose some hats I earned in past bashes, since that's what the organizers of this WB did. – Eran Dec 14 '19 at 4:52
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Cosmic cat

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Training unicorns for the army:

unicorn_army

The unicorn galaxy I call it Uni-verse:

unicorn_univers

Mother of unicorns:

unicorn_mother

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As soon as I (erroneously) was awarded this hat, I couldn't resist. I've been wearing it ever since.

my avatar wearing the "Glasses With A Number On Top" hat

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Ill gotten gains; 2020 edition

I was one of a few dozen or so people that equipped the Glasses With A Number On Top hat before the date bug was reported and subsequently fixed.

I continue to wear it both for the amusement factor and the fact that few other hats actually fit on my avatar. And before you complain about the jpeg artifacting: no, there is no lossless version of the image; it dates back over a decade to a time when 100x100 pixel avatars were the norm and was sent to me as a 100x100 pixel jpg.

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    That is sweet that even when they went and removed the new year's hat from everyone, you were already wearing it so despite no longer having it you can wear it :) – X-27 wants to Reinstate Monica Dec 12 '19 at 1:41
  • @X-27wantstoReinstateMonica And I have the screenshot, so even if they had taken it off, I could fake putting it back on just by updating my avatar. – Draco18s no longer trusts SE Dec 12 '19 at 3:15
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I decided to become Whosaysbigcatsdontwearhats once again for Winter Bash!

Puma wearing with Werewolf Hunter

This has a little of the Wild West feeling for me. Good for a wild cat!



If you are going to look ridiculous

Puma wearing Bluefeet

at least try to be dignified!

Puma wearing top hat



So cosy...

Puma with burning log on head

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Captain Dad!

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No more space!

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    UVed to 5... yet another Lifejacket. – David Dec 15 '19 at 6:22
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Trogdor burninating communism

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These new glasses I got an early adopter's copy of are amazing!

They give me 20:20 vision!

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In hindesight though, it probably would have been more fun to pick them up when they officially launch, but it looks like I will be able to collect them again.

(yeah I know, bad puns)

  • I also get 12 link-publication badges - from yesterday (with one gold) - SO make pre-Christmas cleaning? – Kamil Kiełczewski Dec 13 '19 at 7:45
  • The fact that you put them on after the bug gave them out and kept wearing them since the hat was recalled makes this especially neat. – X-27 wants to Reinstate Monica Dec 14 '19 at 4:48
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Look at these zombie ones: enter image description hereenter image description hereenter image description here

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    you should put the photos a little smaller – JackNavaRow Dec 16 '19 at 17:09
  • If you put an "m" on the end of the image link, it will be automatically show smaller. (An "s" would make it really small) – hat Dec 17 '19 at 9:35
  • @hat thanks I tried and it worked (at least for "s"!) – user575955 Dec 17 '19 at 9:45
  • Great! They are easier to see now. – hat Dec 17 '19 at 10:08
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Srid says Reinstate Monica

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My hat has Grace Hopper amazingness and is perfectly positioned.

Amazing hat

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I can’t decide whether to move forward or turn around. What shall I do?

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Just a moose cube with a crossbow. Move along folks, nothing to see here.

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It's no chicken on my head but close enough enter image description here

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Hats usually don't fit my profile picture so well, but Merlin does!

Robotnik is a wizard

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