On the Winterbash 2021 Leaderboard page, the avatars displayed next to the link to "The Stack Exchange Network – Network-wide leaderboard" are not accurate:

Screenshot of the row in the leaderboard page for "The Stack Exchange Network – Network-wide leaderboard", showing a set of 5 seemingly arbitrary users' avatars on the right

For comparison, here are the top users shown on the network-wide leaderboard (as of now):

A list showing the user's rank in the leaderboard, their avatar, username, number of hats, and images of 9 of the hats they've earned – #1: Ankit Sharma, 9 hats; #1: José Carlos Santos, 9 hats; #3: Suraj Rao, 8 hats; #3, user17242583, 8 hats; #5, double-beep, 7 hats; #5, Thomas Markov, 7 hats; #5, Dharman, 7 hats

Shouldn't the position #1 above show the avatar of any one of #1 in the ranking (that is, Ankit Sharma or José Carlos Santos) and similarly for other positions too? Or is it intentional that it is displaying random users' avatars?

The specific site's leaderboard (for example, SO's leaderboard) and SE leagues displays avatars according to ranking.

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    I saw the same issues, wanted to ask this but then on some refresh ti got fixed but now it's back again with the same issue with different avatars. Mouseover show it's not only avatar but wrong user is linked there Dec 16, 2021 at 9:57
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    @AnkitSharma Happened to me a few moments ago, I reloaded the page and it got fixed and gain reloaded, they were correct but reloading it for the third time made the section display random avatars.
    – Wolgwang
    Dec 16, 2021 at 10:30
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    yeah it's very repetitive big Dec 16, 2021 at 10:36
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    This is the most famous I will ever be. I have peaked. Dec 16, 2021 at 14:58
  • The hat shown here is the one I am wearing only in SO.. Not in MSE
    – Suraj Rao
    Dec 16, 2021 at 15:03
  • @ThomasMarkov Lucky, you'll probably be there for longer than fifteen minutes.
    – Joachim
    Dec 16, 2021 at 15:12
  • This was also an issue in last year's Winter Bash but wasn't fixed.
    – Panda
    Dec 17, 2021 at 2:46

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The query that retrieves this information wasn't accounting well for differences between "total different Hat Count" per-site and network-wide. I've pushed an adjusted version of the query that should account well for those.

Thanks for reporting! Appreciate the help.

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