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Winter / Summer Bash 2022 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 / Summer Bash, hats or just have a question about it please come over to the Winter / Summer Bash 2022 (c)hatroom. Even better, check the FAQ first.

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

Here are the hats from previous years:

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Secret hats for Winter / Summer Bash 2022

Do NOT use this post to guess or discuss triggers for secret hats, even if you think you know them. Edit this post with a secret hat trigger only if it was verified by staff, linking to the verification.


Over 9000!

Start any question of score two or greater on any network Meta site (score eight or greater on MSO or MSE) (confirmed by Catija)


Collection Complete

Another user saves one of your posts (confirmed by Catija)

Note: Design of this hat was modified during WB. See this post for more information.


Not Found

Visit the /404 page for an SE site (confirmed by Catija)


Heads up!

Raise a helpful flag (confirmed by Catija)


Back In My Day

Upvote a question over 5 years old (confirmed by Catija)


X Marks the Spot

Get three other secret hats on one site (confirmed by Catija)


Chatterbox

Send 5 distinct blocks of messages in one room in one day (confirmed by Catija)


Flagging

9 flags marked as helpful in your most recent 10 flags on unique question pages (confirmed by Catija)


Unflagging

23 flags marked as helpful in your most recent 25 flags on unique question pages (confirmed by Catija)


Everything Everywhere All At Once

Upvote 10 answers to the same question (confirmed by Catija)


Emperor's New Hat


This Is The Way

Ask a question that is upvoted, not closed and gets an answer (confirmed by Catija)


Thomas Mensah

Complete 3 close reviews, where the majority of voters agreed with you. Reviews without votes don't count! (Note: takes 10 on Stack Overflow.) (confirmed by Catija)


Albert Einstein

Complete 3 suggested edits reviews, where the majority of voters agreed with you. Reviews without votes don't count! (Note: takes 10 on Stack Overflow.) (confirmed by Catija)


Verified

Post 8 chat room messages with a star (confirmed by Catija)


I'm Okay...

Answer a bountied question (during the bounty period but not necessarily during WB) but don't receive the bounty, and have a positive score (confirmed by Catija)


Mario Molina

Complete 3 reopen reviews, where the majority of voters agreed with you. Reviews without votes don't count! (Note: takes 10 on Stack Overflow.) (confirmed by Catija)


Running Up That Hill

Delete 50 comments older than 6 months (confirmed by Catija)


Defender of the Unicorn

1. Post a question on Meta Stack Exchange with a tag that later receives a tag (confirmed by Catija)

2. Check in on Sparkles the Unicorn and succeeded in guiding her back home (hat award page)

(The hat and its trigger remains unchanged from 2021.)


Four Ayes

Have a specific post upvoted at least once per day for four days with no downvotes in between (confirmed by Catija)


Shakuntala Devi

Review at least one First Question post a day for 5 days. The days do not need to be consecutive. (confirmed by Catija)


Hedy Lamarr

Review at least one First Answer post a day for 5 days. The days do not need to be consecutive. (confirmed by Catija)


Gregorio Y. Zara

Review at least one Low Quality post a day for 5 days. The days do not need to be consecutive. (confirmed by Catija)


Solstice (Sun) / Solstice (Moon)

Participate/do any action on the Winter Solstice (December 21, 2022) (confirmed by Catija)

(This hat comes in two forms but you can only get one.)


Yes, a Robot

Check in on Sparkles the Unicorn but failed in guiding her back home (hat award page)

Note: This hat can be earned in conjunction with Defender of the Unicorn. You only need to fail the quiz to get it, even if you have already passed it previously.


Introverts Unite

Participate/do any action on World Introvert Day (January 2, 2023) (confirmed by Catija)

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  • Given how bountied questions seem to be ChatGPT honeypots, I wonder whether fake answers are going to generate a lot of "I'm Okay..." hats?
    – dbc
    Dec 16, 2022 at 1:24
  • I dispute the explanation of “Heads up!”.   I just got it (on Super User) without doing the action given in the spoiler. Dec 16, 2022 at 18:07
  • @G-Man that was confirmed, so most likely one of your old flags was handled. Dec 16, 2022 at 19:21
  • With "Chatterbox" what is meant by "5 distinct blocks of messages"?
    – user692942
    Dec 17, 2022 at 17:08
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    The trigger for "Everything Everywhere All At Once" is unfortunate. Incentivizes users to go and upvote a bunch of crap, just to get the hat.
    – wim
    Dec 18, 2022 at 2:35
  • 1
    @wim depends. If you know some heavily active questions, it is not that hard to upvote good answers. Not saying that it's easy tho, so it could indeed favor some "lazy behavior" for sure.
    – kissu
    Dec 18, 2022 at 14:18
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    @kissu No on-topic question has 10+ good answers that are each contributing something novel and useful
    – wim
    Dec 19, 2022 at 0:29
  • @wim possible here. Huge framework, various versions, possible helpers/packages, vanilla JS solutions, with or without TS, more or less explicit examples, more detailed use-cases, pro/cons, API changes, differents bundler configurations, etc... The list can go on, 10 is feasible.
    – kissu
    Dec 19, 2022 at 0:35
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    @wim It seems the easiest way to vote for 10 answers and not to break anything is to vote for Show off your hats! answers here on Meta.
    – demonplus
    Dec 19, 2022 at 5:33
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    @tripleee and everyone: please don't use comments here for guessing triggers, there are dedicated chat rooms for that. Let's keep things organized without making extra work for the mods. Dec 19, 2022 at 13:48
  • Nodoby has found "Emperor's New Hat" ???
    – Excorpion
    Dec 28, 2022 at 14:54
  • @Excorpion no one has guessed and posted the criterion. Many people have gotten hats and not known why.
    – Mary
    Dec 28, 2022 at 16:08
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    @starball it is an excellent way to form a behavioral routine. There is every likelihood that reviewers will not stop after doing the minimum since the next review is auto-loaded. We need to "trick" users into being reviewers as much as possible. Jan 2, 2023 at 6:43
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    Does the lack of them now mean we will not get the spoilers for Emperor's New Hat and Running Up That Hill? Or do we still stand a chance?
    – Willeke
    Jan 5, 2023 at 20:33
  • 4
    Running Up That Hill?
    – Korvo
    Jan 6, 2023 at 4:25
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Regular hats for Winter / Summer Bash 2022


You Got Splunk!

Ask or answer a question with a tag that includes the string "data" and have a score of at least 1 on the post


Mmm, Cookies!

View the cookie settings modal


Sufganiyot

Post a question, answer, vote, or comment during Hanukkah (Dec 18-26)


Miranda

Suggest one or more edits that get approved


Rules Lawyer

Review the Stack Exchange Terms of Service or Code of Conduct pages


Cakewalk

Post a question, answer, vote, or comment on National Cupcake Day, Dec 15


Behind the Curtain

View the profile of a staff member


Tourist

Take the tour and get the Informed badge


A Penny Saved...

Save a post

Note: Design of this hat was modified during WB. See this post for more information.


Lifesaver

"Create new list" in Saves

Note: Design of this hat was modified during WB. See this post for more information.


I Voted

Vote on any post


2cool4skool

Try High Contrast or Dark Mode (Stack Overflow only)


Hat Your Service

Write a well-received answer to a question from a "New contributor"


Glasses with a Number on Top

Post a question, answer, vote, or comment on New Year's Day


11 Will Save The Day

Collect 11 hats on a single site


Maverick

Watch or ignore a tag


The Explorer

Write a well-received first question


Hey, Listen!

  1. Edit a closed question from a "New contributor" that gets reopened
  2. Choose "Edit post" for any posts marked as closed in the Stack Overflow "Staging Ground" and publish the question

Squared Away

Post 4 answers on 4 separate sites during WinterBash


Cubed Away

Post 4 questions and 4 answers on 4 separate sites during WinterBash


K-Pop Light Stick

Have an answer that reaches a score of 100 during Winter Bash (earn the Great Answer badge).

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