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Did I drink too much eggnog? I see hats double! [duplicate]

'Tis the season of happy holidays, office parties (maybe not with covid), and some other traditions like hanging mistletoe, drinking eggnog, or earning some Winter Bash hats... The thing is that, I ...
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A gust of wind made me lose a couple of my hats

Till a couple of hours back I was having a collection of 20 odd colorful hats. All of a sudden now it seems a gust of wind made me lose a couple of my hats. I am aware about Yaakov Ellis's Hat ...
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Hat History Location

I think I remember there being a page where I could see what hats I got on prior Winter Bashes. It was nice to see how I did over the years. Does this exist or did I dream it?
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Why are these symbols and numbers in my ID?

I don't care about my reputation, but I have some confusion about symbols in my Stack Exchange ID (shown below) I don't understand the meaning of these symbols and numbers. Why are these symbols and ...
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Swag is coming back!

One of the things we enjoy doing at Stack Overflow is celebrating with you when you reach momentous events in our communities. Traditionally, we’ve celebrated by sending swag your way when you’ve ...
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Winter Bash 2020 hat names & references explained

Here is a list of the 'etymology' for the Winter Bash 2020 hats. Everything about the naming (whether related to Stack Exchange mechanics, memes or anything else that isn't obvious to most readers) ...
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Is the “Take This!” hat (⚔️) a toy sword?

I am particularly fond of the "Take This!" hat as it fits my avatar quite well (at least in my opinion), but I was wondering what kind of sword it is supposed to be? Given the festive vibe ...
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I see all kinds of things on top of users profile images. What's going on? [duplicate]

Can anyone please explain these hats? What if someone has all the hats? Is there an improvement in someone's profile or something else?
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What should I do about upvoted, inactive, unanswered questions that I'm also trying to find the answer for? [duplicate]

One question has been suggested as a possible duplicate. However, my question points out a few specific scenarios that could be worth discussing. Another question is also relevant, as it's about ...
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Is there a way to know the number of people's view after it exceeds 1k?

I found after people's view reach 1K, it always shows 1K in the SOF account dashboard and never change probably till 2k? Is there a way to still see exactly how many people viewed my Q&A? Thanks ...
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Is there something similar to the quality filter for edits made by the OP?

I have found some recent questions that have by-passed the quality filter and doesn't show any revision. My guess is that the OP found a way to by-pass the quality filter in order to get their ...
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Incentivizing question askers to accept an answer (Possible future Winter Bash hat?)

As others have mentioned, it is incredibly frustrating to answer a question and then never have the asker accept any of the responses as the answer. It's not only frustrating as someone who likes to ...
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What is the best site for questions about telegraphy? [closed]

I have (actually a couple of) questions about telegraphs. Would this be best on Retrocomputing, Electrical Engineering, or History?
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Can we lose our hats or it is a bug?

I notice that I lost a hat, before I had 18 hats: but now I can just see 17 hats. I notice this because I open multiple tabs in my navigator. My question: Can we lose our hats after we get them, or ...
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Should I repost somebody else's deleted question if it looks recoverable?

Suppose I know about or find out about a deleted question. I might remember visiting it before it got deleted, or found a reference to it. It may have been deleted for being low quality or having ...
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Do you see a way to cheat at Hat Dash?

Also see: Hat Dash White Hat Hall of Fame and Leaderboard Refresh Update 2021-01-13: All bounties have been awarded (on this post or on the other one), thanks all for participating! As some users ...
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Fine art to hint somebody to accept an answer which was voted positively

I now had several times the situation that I provided an answer on Stack Overflow to a question from another user which was suited for having been the accepted answer. My answer was either the only ...
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To answer or not: What makes the difference?

The statistics show that Stack Exchange family websites have a lot of users. For example, Stack Overflow has more than 14M users. However, it seems that the majority of answers come from only a little ...
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Moderator bias and stifling of discussion on Stack Exchange [duplicate]

Recently I have come across instances of moderators being biased and trying to stifle the discussion through their special privileges on Stack Exchange sites (especially if the point of view or ...
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Hat Dash Strategy and Mechanics 🏃‍♂️🦄🎩

Accessing Hat Dash The Hat Dash game can be accessed two ways: Controls To jump, press space or ↑. If your device has touch controls, you can press the touchscreen to jump. To duck, press ↓. This ...
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Hanafuda Hat Winter Bash

Regarding the Hanafuda Hat, this is what it says: Post 5 questions or answers during Winter Bash that receive a positive score. Should we post 5 questions or answers in one day? And can these posts ...
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Hat display bug [duplicate]

My "hat" is shown twice in my answer, once in my sig, and again above. MacOS 10.14.6; Safari Version 14.0.2 (14610.3.7.1.10)
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Why is Warm Welcome secret?

Why is Warm Welcome a secret hat? It's kinda obvious for some people how to get Warm Welcome: Yet why is it secret when almost everyone knows the trigger? Edit: I don't get the downvotes.
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xspdf is polluting Google search results using Stack Overflow content [duplicate]

More and more lately I am getting a lot of Google results from xspdf when searching for programming questions. e.g. https://www.xspdf.com/resolution/57076008.html The problem is these are copy pasted ...
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Loading indicator of buttons on the WB site is not animated on Safari

The loading indicator of buttons on the WB site is not animated on Safari. on Safari Browser: Version 14.0.1 (15610.2.11.51.10, 15610) ^ on Chrome (working example) ^ The "...
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Why is the text for the number of hats on the Winter Bash Leaderboard for SO so small in size?

I was looking in the SO Winter Bash Leaderboard, and I wonder why is the number for the number of hats much smaller in size than for the whole network leaderboard: Whereas the numbers for the SE are ...
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🦄 Winter Bash 2020: The return of the unicorn

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away... Yaakov had to single-handedly save a Winter Event. With so little time and so little budget, he reused the previous year's assets and managed to save the ...
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Is 2020 really great?

Before you participate on Winter Bash the popup looks like this: Is it ethically to name 2020 a great year despite global wide COVID-19 pandemic which took so many lives?
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Why did my not-so-recently-active questions receive many upvotes all of a sudden? [closed]

I noticed that two of my questions received a number of upvotes today. At first, I thought perhaps they became active for some reason (edited, etc.) but I found out that neither of them had any recent ...
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Show off your hats! (2020 Edition)

Post hats, hats, and more hats! Share images of those hats which you're particularly proud of and/or those which you look especially fashionable wearing – all are welcome!
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What does the picture of “Warm Welcome” hat represent? [duplicate]

I hope, that the question fits here. What does the picture of Warm Welcome hat represent? (I am not asking about the meaning of the hat, but the image itself.) EDIT: It turned out to be an usánka.
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No Winter Bash Knitting this year (2020)?

Is there no Winter Bash knitting this year, like in 2019? How about other seasons?
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Where should I ask a question on how to turn a classifier decision tree into a regressor?

Question I would like to ask: I have code for a classifier decision tree, using cross-entropy. It chooses the label based on the most common predicted label. I would like to transform this into a ...
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Potential problem with the “Edward” hat

So the "Edward" hat on the Winter Bash page says that we have to earn the Curious badge. However, I have already earned it on one of the sites before the Winter Bash and haven't gotten the ...
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Is it possible for mods to earn all the Winterbash hats on a site they moderate?

There are several hats that are seemingly impossible for mods to obtain: Bouncer: Make 3 reviews in the close votes queue that ultimately get handled the way you recommended, and at least one other ...
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Winter Bash 2020 hat list 👒 🎩

Winter Bash 2020 has started and the hats (and masks) 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 ...
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New chat moderation tools for the Teachers' Lounge

The Teachers' Lounge (or "TL" for short) is a private chat room that is a dedicated space for the diamond moderators of the Stack Exchange sites to communicate with each other for a variety ...
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Should questions of the form “How can I do A without using X or Y for some reason that I don't understand?” be answered?

Here's the question that prompted me to post this Meta question: Creating a list of instances(objects) of a class in Python without explicit list comprehension or for loops My question is how we ...
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Complete versus complex answers [closed]

In this question, the OP asks "How could I create a randomly-variable-length list of instances (objects) of this class Teacher without using any list comprehension (maybe from vectorization or ...
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Where should I ask journalism/media studies questions?

I enrolled in the media studies master program at the university and as long term SE user, and I find it quite surprising that there is no SE site for this field. Is there a proper place to ask these ...
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Built-in (or recommended safe) way to post a link to an image inside a comment? [duplicate]

Screenshots are so useful. Is there a built-in way to upload an image that produces a link that can be shared inside a comment (since images can't be put into comments directly)? If not, what is a ...
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Seeking site(s) to ask questions about metric units and spelling

On October 16, 2019, I asked the question Why is the ångström not a metric unit? And why is the ångström spelled with the Swedish/Finnish letters "å" and "ö...
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What should one do when they have been accused wrongly of using sockpuppets, and can the deleted accounts be recovered?

On the "A Day In The Penalty Box" post's comment section, someone posted, If your account has been suspended, do you lose the opportunity of becoming a moderator? My brother has an Arqade ...
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Protected questions page has broken experience

Protected questions view has broken experience in mobile browser, which makes reviewing difficult. Browser: Chrome Mobile: iPhone 12
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Can we [table] this tag, and use [tables] instead?

I saw the table tag on this, now deleted, off-topic question. I figure, since tables are now supported in markdown, we should be able to merge table into tables, especially considering the latter has ...
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What should I do if my question was flawed, but the answer was correct to the question I asked?

For example, I currently have this question: How can I get the value of a row in a column in SQLite 3 table with Tkinter Listbox widget? I made a mistake in my question. I forgot to mention that: &...
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Where to ask for a specific brand of food [duplicate]

I'm looking for a brand of cookies from my childhood. On which Stack Exchange site should I ask?
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We’re Adding our Subprocessors to the GDPR Section of Our Legal Portal

As part of our continued effort to ensure compliance with the GDPR, we are publishing a list of our subprocessors - a list of third party vendors who process personal information for each of our ...
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Does this site offer bounties or badges for kindness?

Does this site offer bounties or badges for kindness? And by 'kindness' I mean a comprehensiveness of views, an inviting way of welcoming newcomers, a kind and unarrogant way of inciting the other ...
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Reputation after deleting a post [duplicate]

I just got started on Stack Exchange. What happens to your reputation after deleting a question on a Stack Exchange website? Do you lose the reputation associated with the deleted question? If yes: ...

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