I just received Glare reducers on Server Fault when I tried it on Stack Overflow

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Update: Got it on 8 more sites now. But not on SO.

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    Also got it on server fault and haven't visited the site in months. And now on SU and webapps, also sites I barely visit.
    – anonymous2
    Commented Dec 15, 2021 at 12:13

2 Answers 2


Fix is in place.

Due to bug, this was being awarded on every single site the user has an account, if they have dark mode set on SO. Hats awarded on non-SO sites have been removed.

This hat can only be awarded on SO or on one of the non-English SO sites.

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    But it's still not awarded on SO yet. Commented Dec 15, 2021 at 12:30
  • "All hats can be earned on any participating Stack Exchange site" - Winter Bash FAQ. Is it possible to earn this hat on a non-SO site?
    – Jo King
    Commented Dec 15, 2021 at 12:36
  • @JoKing It seems like SO specific hat only. Commented Dec 15, 2021 at 12:37
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    Yeah, it will be SO-only (or the non-English SO sites). All the sites where dark mode is available. Commented Dec 15, 2021 at 12:42
  • I see the wrong hats were removed from my profile, but now the hat count is 1 even though I have no hats (had no other hats before this update). I guess this is just a caching issue?
    – Mureinik
    Commented Dec 15, 2021 at 12:42
  • Maybe rephrase that part in the FAQ then?
    – Jo King
    Commented Dec 15, 2021 at 12:43
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    Ok, all illegetimate hats should be gone, and you should be getting this hat now for SO if you have dark-mode turned on. Commented Dec 15, 2021 at 12:51
  • @YaakovEllis But I still have Glare Reducers option on my profile on non-SO sites
    – Minot
    Commented Dec 15, 2021 at 13:07
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    @Minot enjoy it then. You can keep it on as long as you want, but once it is off, you cant get it back (on that site). Commented Dec 15, 2021 at 13:14
  • I got the hat on SO and SO en español, although I have not visited SO en español during Winter Bash. I don't know if that is intended.
    – wimi
    Commented Dec 22, 2021 at 8:32

Not an official answer, but from what I've seen Dark Mode and High Contrast are only available on Stack Overflow. It seems that after enabling one of those settings, the hat will be awarded (annoyingly slowly) on all the sites you have accounts on.

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