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The Many Memes of Meta

Catchphrases and concepts that spread from person to person are known as memes, which, courtesy the Internet, can now explode across the Earth like a highly contagious virus (hence "going viral&...
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A Moose, Some Silly Putty ... And A Desperate Plea For Help [closed]

Note: This event ended on Friday, December 22. This question is now closed to prevent submissions of new answers. Due to a rather unfortunate series of events that can be directly attributed to a ...
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Winter Bash 2019 Knitting

Repost of Winter Bash 2018 Knitting Just go here and click Start Knitting! Share your knits in the answers.
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Sunsetting Winter/Summer Bash: Rationale and Next Steps

This year, we made the difficult decision to sunset Winter/Summer Bash. Winter Bash has been an annual event on Stack Exchange each December for the past decade. What are the origin and goals of ...
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What's the best of Stack?

Continuing with my series of questions to you - I've got one that's a bit lighter this week. We spent last week firing up our magic wand and changing things. This time, let's celebrate what exists. I ...
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Winter Bash 2019 - is it happening this year?

On a lighter note for meta, I was wondering if there was any heads up on a start date. From past years it looks like we're about a month out. I'm a huge fan of any hat targets that focus on answering ...
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Recent color contrast changes and accessibility updates

Last month, we kicked off an initiative around accessibility. We made the announcement on MSO because originally we had intended for the rollouts to only happen on SO and on the Teams product. Once ...
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Why is Winter Bash 2020 participation so high?

It may be the eye of the beholder, but Winter Bash 2020 seems to be much more popular than years before. Some evidence for this can be found in SEDE; I've tried to display the progress of some values ...
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Will there be some kind of award for participation in this year's Winter Bash?

Stack Overflow frequently gives out swag for contests, such as the Stack Overflow's 10 Million Questions contest. More recently, more contests were organised including Who cut the cheese? and Time for ...
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Stack Exchange has been taken over by a rubber duck!

I couldn't miss this now, on all SE sites: What are the duck powers? Was anyone able to make it do or say anything other than "Quack"?
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What is the shape of the Knitting canvas?

The knitting canvas of Winter Bash 2018 has a weird shape: What is this shape supposed to represent, if anything?
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Will we lose our reputation we earn from hats when we lose them?

I got the hat "retro fan" and I got 2 reputation points. Once the hats are gone, do we lose the amount of reputation we get from them or do we keep it? For example, if I got the hat X and get Y ...
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The Lord of the Hats: The Return of the Chicken 🐔 [closed]

...Also known as "The Quest for the Winter Chicken of the Bash, Part 3" (part 2 here). So, winter has come again. As every year, the staff members try their best to hide some funny Easter eggs, ...
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Make a "gif" knitting

How do all of you make a gif knit with the winter bash knitting website? I saw a couple of gifs from this question here And I thought maybe I could make mine into one. But I'm not too sure how?
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Wait, so what kind of discussion of hats is and isn't on topic here?

This question of mine: Received -11 votes and was deleted as 'this kind of ...
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