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Winter Bash 2021 has started and the hats are listed below.

As always, there are only two answers: one for the secret hats, and one for the regular hats. The secret hat list will be updated as we learn them.

Please, only edit the secret hat answer with definitive and correct triggers. This is not the place to post guesses. Winter Bash is a fun event, so secret hat triggers should be put behind spoilers (use the >! markup) in order to not to spoil the fun for those users who want to discover the triggers themselves.

If you'd like to discuss Winter Bash, hats or just have a question about it please come over to the Winter Bash 2021 chatroom.

Please keep the comments here clean. As always, comments are not meant for discussion, conversation, "I just got hat X", etc. use the Winter Bash 2021 chatroom for that (comments may be cleaned up without further notice).

Here are the hats from previous years:

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    Hat or no hats, fun or no fun, please don't make me have to see an emoji.
    – philipxy
    Dec 15, 2021 at 23:15
  • 8
    Given the Covid situation, we should have had a Mask List this time around.
    – CinCout
    Dec 16, 2021 at 6:56

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Secret hats for Winter Bash 2021

Thought Bubble

Thought Bubble

Trigger:

Have a conversation in chat: at least 5 distinct blocks of messages [sent] in chat in one room [in] a day (confirmed by Slate)


Spotting Scope

Spotting Scope

Trigger: Unknown


Detective

Detective

Trigger:

Earn 3 secret hats on a specific site (confirmed by Yaakov)


Monologue

Monologue

Trigger:

Ask a positively scored question that gets answered (confirmed by Catija)


Dialogue

Dialogue

Comment under an answer to your own question - the question must have a positive score (confirmed by Catija).


Trialogue

Trialogue

Trigger:

Answer gets edited after commenting under an answer to your own question - the question must have a positive score (confirmed by Slate)


Quadalogue

Quadalogue

Trigger:

Quadalogue: A asks a positive score question, B answers the question, A and C comment under the answer, and B edits the answer and A accepts that answer. (confirmed by Yaakov). All [...]logue hats are given to question OP.


Defender of the Unicorn

Defender of the Unicorn

Trigger:

1. Post a question that later receives a tag on Meta Stack Exchange (confirmed by Yaakov) 2. Save Sparkles the unicorn


E-pic

E-pic

Trigger:

Ask a question without the letter 'E' in the title. Confirmed by Yaakov. Letter 'O' for Ru.SO.


One buried penny

One buried penny

Trigger:

Suggesting an edit(that gets approved) on a post that was inactive for one month. (confirmed by Yaakov)


Two buried pennies

Two buried pennies

Trigger:

Suggesting an edit(that gets approved) on a post that was inactive for one month and that post receives an upvote (upvote by the editor won't trigger it). (confirmed by Yaakov)


Three buried pennies

Three buried pennies

Trigger:

Edit a 1 month inactive question that gets an upvote (not by the editor) and receives a +3 score answer(not by the editor). (confirmed by Yaakov)


Matryoshka

Matryoshka

Trigger:

Post a question of +5 score with >=5 positive answers (confirmed by Slate)


Satellite view

Satellite view

Trigger: Unknown


Cleanup

Cleanup

Trigger: Unknown


Helping finger

Helping finger

Trigger

Post three positively scored comments under a user's first post (confirmed by Catija)


Helping hand

Helping Hand

Trigger:

Post two positively scored comments under a user's first post and the OP edits the question after the comments (confirmed by Slate)


Helping heart

Helping heart

Trigger: Unknown


Helping arm

Helping arm

Trigger:

Comment on a new user's first post, which the new user then edits, which later scores 2+ (not closed, reopened ok) (confirmed by Slate)


Kitsune

Kitsune

Trigger:

Vote to reopen a question and answer it with a positive score once it is reopened (confirmed by Slate)


Manual key

Manual Key

Trigger:

Copy something from the body of a post on a Meta site (MSE included). The question must be a (confirmed by Catija)


Slow Trickle

Slow Trickle

Trigger:

Get upvotes on an answer or a question on 4 distinct days (confirmed by Yaakov)

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    If you do discover a trigger please do those that want to find them themselves the courtesy of posting them in a spoiler!
    – Luuklag
    Dec 15, 2021 at 12:29
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    If anyone wants confirmation for a spoiler, ping me in the WB2021 chat room
    – Yaakov Ellis StaffMod
    Dec 15, 2021 at 13:35
  • Manual Key. I think there might be other ways to earn this hat. I did not even visit a discussion type question (I don't think). I only visited this question and I don't think I copied anything from it. However, I may have copied code from a different Stack Overflow question today. I dunno. Not sure!
    – Jess
    Dec 29, 2021 at 19:24
  • Re: Kitsune, a positive score on "it"? That's ambiguous. Which post is "it"? If the question was negative 3, how am I suppose to be responsible for its recovery? Am I meant to not try to help deeply negative posts? Hats that depend on upvotes can be very hard to reach in some communities/tags. Jan 5 at 11:38
  • For "Quadalogue", the description mentions multiple users doing various things, but doesn't say which of them is eligible for that hat.
    – khelwood
    Jan 5 at 11:46
  • @khelwood The question OP.
    – Wolgwang
    Jan 5 at 15:10
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    @Wolgwang I don't need to know, but it should be in the description.
    – khelwood
    Jan 5 at 15:21
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    @YaakovEllis - The Bash is over but some secrets still remain. Would you be uncovering them?
    – PM 77-1
    Jan 6 at 17:07
  • 1
    @PM77-1 If I remember correctly, triggers that are still unknown are not revealed so that they can be used next year. Jan 11 at 12:27
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Regular hats for Winter Bash 2021

Clockwork

Clockwork

Description: Cast votes at regular times

Tip: Cast a vote in the same hour on seven consecutive days.


Tenacious

Tenacious

Description: Write a good self-answer to an old question

Tip: Answer your own question three or more days later with an answer of score five or greater.


Rep hunter

Rep hunter

Description: Write 10 good answers in one day

Tip: Write 10 positively-scored answers on open questions in one day.


Spotless

Spotless

Description: Write a perfect question the first time

Tip: No edits or flags on a positive, open question asked during Winterbash for one week.


Consensus

Consensus

Description: Have your reopen reviews validated

Tip: Complete eight consecutive reopen reviews, where the majority of voters agreed with you. Reviews without votes don't count! (Note: takes 25 on Stack Overflow.)


Rapport

Rapport

Description: Have your close reviews validated

Tip: Complete eight consecutive close reviews, where the majority of voters agreed with you. Reviews without votes don't count! (Note: takes 25 on Stack Overflow.)


Harmony

Harmony

Description: Have your suggested edit reviews validated

Tip: Complete eight consecutive suggested edit reviews, where the majority of voters agreed with you. Reviews without votes don't count! (Note: takes 25 on Stack Overflow.)


Hi5

Hi5

Description: Have five of your answers accepted in one day

Tip: Have five of your answers accepted by others in the same day.


Rep cap

Rep cap

Description: Hit the rep cap

Tip: Gain 200 reputation from votes or suggested edits in one day (hit the reputation cap).


Soapbox

Soapbox

Description: Start a good meta-discussion

Tip: Start any question of score two or greater on any network Meta site (score eight or greater on MSO or MSE).


Plus 44

Plus 44

Description: Write a good answer to a good question

Tip: Answer a previously unanswered question of score four or greater with an answer of score four or greater.


I voted

I voted

Description: Vote anywhere

Tip: Upvote or downvote on any open question or answer.


Glare reducers

Glare reducers

Description: Try High Contrast or Dark Mode

Tip: Try out the new High Contrast or Dark Mode features. Only on Stack Overflow and its language specific sites where "Dark Mode" is an available setting.


Starfish

Starfish

Description: Write two well-liked comments

Tip: Post two comments of score five or greater.


Gem detector

Gem detector

Description: Cast 50 upvotes on questions that stay open

Tip: Cast 50 upvotes on questions when they are less than two days old, 95% of which are still open after four days.


Gem finder

Gem finder

Description: Cast 30 upvotes on questions that stay open

Tip: Cast 30 upvotes on questions when they are less than two days old, 90% of which are still open after four days.


Gem watcher

Gem watcher

Description: Cast 10 upvotes on questions that stay open

Tip: Cast 10 upvotes on questions less than two days old, 80% of which are still open after four days.


Sunrise

Sunrise

Description: Write a well-received first question

Tip: Ask a question that's well-received by the community on a site you haven't used before.


New moon

New moon

Description: Write a well-received question during the new moon

Tip: Ask a question at any time around the new moon (Jan 2 6:35 PM UTC +/- 12 hours).


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    According to meta.stackexchange.com/a/373006/223467, "Glare reducer" is only available on Stack Overflow (and its non-English counterparts). Should this be edited into the post?
    – Mureinik
    Dec 15, 2021 at 13:39
  • it should be different -- winterbash2021.stackexchange.com no "perfect question the first time" Glorfindel. :( Dec 15, 2021 at 13:39
  • I can't even find the Dark Mode setting in the new layout. Dec 15, 2021 at 13:40
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    @mickmackusa On Stack Overflow, go to your profile in the top right and press 'Settings' under your avatar next to 'Activity' to find dark mode
    – Oast
    Dec 15, 2021 at 14:32
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    I hope someone got the Plus 44 reference. ^_^
    – Vanny StaffMod
    Dec 15, 2021 at 16:29
  • 1
    @Vanny Polish notation?
    – Dharman
    Dec 15, 2021 at 18:31
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    @Wolgwang thank you for converting them to PNGs. I should make that part of my script to generate the initial version of the post ...
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Dec 16, 2021 at 6:23
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    I earned Satellite View. Based on my activities (flagging spam across the sites as a Charcoal regular) and the associations I get, I speculate it's related to visiting multiple sites in the network.
    – tripleee
    Dec 16, 2021 at 13:16
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    Spotting Scope speculation (somewhat tongue in cheek): Tried to use search, gave up.
    – tripleee
    Dec 16, 2021 at 13:17
  • The Rapport hat, have your close reviews validated, what does it mean exactly? As I have done many close reviews between today and yesterday and still didn't get it. Dec 16, 2021 at 20:24
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    @Peter I imagine you get that when a review you participated in reaches a consensus by having others review the same post and agree with you to close or leave open.
    – tripleee
    Dec 17, 2021 at 9:22
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    I earned One Buried Penny apparently for editing an old post. I edited one of my own and one by another user (who approved my edit suggestion because I don't have enough rep on that site) so it could be either of those two.
    – tripleee
    Dec 23, 2021 at 6:56
  • I have both One Burried Penny and Two Burried Pennies. I think the first is for getting one edited post approved and winning +2 points, and the 2nd is for getting a 2nd edited post approved and winning another +2 points. I edited several posts on Unix and Linux to finally break 1000 points there. See my first +2 reputation 2 days ago, on 22 Dec. Dec 24, 2021 at 17:55
  • I just got the Spotting Scope, and I noticed it few minutes after editing a 8 months old post of mine (similarly to the Excavator badge). Dec 26, 2021 at 20:04
  • I got spotting scope apparently after rolling back someone else's (recent) edits (vandalism) on their posts (while posts were deleted) (and flagged a moderator on one). This might be considered an edit, the rollback was via editing only the revision reason on the target version.
    – philipxy
    Dec 27, 2021 at 0:05

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