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How are the scores calculated in Winter Bash's "Hat-Dash"? [duplicate]

I recently noticed that in Winter Bash the scores are not proportional to time played and sometimes I scored more in less time. In this image you can clearly see the difference in scores and time ...
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What else is required from me to earn the "Defender of the Unicorn" hat?

I managed to get an illegitimate score into the top of the leaderboard while circumventing the updated auto-ban system, and I reported how it was done. Unless there exists additional criteria that I'm ...
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Hat Dash scoreboard/scoring flaw?

A very simple, yet addictive game... but is anyone else noticing that their scores aren't being recorded? My highest score overall is 2,543 (December 17th) which should put me at 15th (as of December ...
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Hat Dash cheat-punishment music won't connect to YouTube

Apologies: I had to try to cheat to get this error If you get caught cheating at Hat Dash, it's supposed to say "You have been caught cheating" and then show a "See here for more info&...
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Link directly to the "More information on cheating mechanisms" post from Hat Dash leaderboard

Over at the Hat Dash leaderboard, the white ? contains the tl;dr for the anti-cheat mechanisms, but the "More info" link just leads to Meta's homepage: Maybe we could change that link to ...
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Can you help a poor unicorn to find its way back home?

Our poor /unicorn Sparkles got lost, and is stuck in a never ending loop of dashing and jumping. While it may be fun to watch him run and to make him jump, he does need some help to find his way back ...
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Can we make the Hat Dash game able to jump with a mouse?

I was just thinking that wouldn't it be nice if we were able to jump with using a mouse on Hat Dash? Like now we only can press space, or press the up arrow to jump. But wouldn't it be nice that if ...
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Hat Dash leaderboard update times

I made it onto the Hat Dash leaderboard this morning, with a score of 1362, after the leaderboard reset. At the time of this question, the leaderboard also lists me as having a little over 5 minutes ...
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Leaderboard on Hat Dash showing triplicates?

When I was looking at the 'Overall Statistics' section of the hat dash leaderboard, for the entire winter bash, I came across the following: I am pretty sure this is an error, as they all have the ...
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Hat Dash White Hat Hall of Fame and Leaderboard Refresh

A few days ago, I solicited help on finding ways to prevent (or at least make it harder) for folks to cheat at Hat Dash. I would like to give a shout out to all users who have helped thus far - you ...
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My Hat Dash record scores don't show only until I play one round - winter bash

I sometimes play Hat Dash, but I also want to see my record scores. But I realize that when you click the Hat Dash button, your top scores do not show, it's is just a big blank space below the unicorn....
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Hat Dash "High Score" on the top left corner always shows last round's score, not the highest score - Winter Bash

I play Hat Dash sometimes, and I always see on the top left corner that it shows that my highest score is always the score I got last round: But as you can see above, my highest score is not 48, it's ...
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Hat Dash is cut off on mobile

When I try to play Hat Dash in portrait mode, half of the canvas is cut off: This makes it fairly difficult to react to obstacles in time, especially at higher speeds. The workaround is easy though, ...
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Bug in hat dash (macOS, safari, spacebar) [closed]

I'm on a macbookpro 13 inches and when trying to play on safari, as soon as a tap my spacebar, the page scroll down and I can't see anything from the game. This appear to be a bug, originally reported ...
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How do the Hat Dash points work?

I know this seems like a simple question - I had just assumed that your points were directly related to the amount of time spent in the game. But my top scores table definitely shows situations where ...
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Tripped on a speck of dust in Hat Dash

I was waiting for my code to compile, but suddenly while playing I died for no apparent reason!
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Hat dash inception

While playing the Hat Dash game, after a short period of time, the game suddenly "incepts" itself. The progress freezes when it does that, and it then creates another copy of itself in a ...
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Hat dash stats not matching the leaderboard

When I finish a game in Hat Dash, it says: Games played: 239 over 152.3 minutes When I look on the all-time leaderboard, it says: User Minutes Total Games kylejrp 130.92 133 I'm aware that games ...
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Please make the Hat Dash leaderboard link a different color

Over at the Winter Bash page, the link leading to the leaderboard under the Hat Dash button is not a great color and is kind of hard to read: Especially against the orange background. Can we make it ...
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Hat dash records time while the game is paused as time played

I think there is a bug in the recording of how long one played the hat dash game. If I start a game and immediately switch to a different tab page in my browser, the game is automatically paused. If I ...
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Can we get a <title> for the Hat Dash leaderboard?

The Hat Dash leaderboard currently has a blank <title></title> tag. Can the page get a title, e.g. <title>Hat Dash Leaderboard - Winter Bash</title>, like the other pages?
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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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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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No Hat Dash Button

I just realized I should see a "Hat Dash" button on winterbash home page when logged in: However, no such button for me: Can I please get the button too?
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Can't load the Winter Bash game “Hat Dash”

Just now I wanted to play the Hat Dash game, but I can't, it keeps loading, like this: I think this is a bug...
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High and current scores are not shown in Hat Dash if I start the game by pressing the up arrow

The Hat Dash game shows the current score and high score (in a session) if I press the Spacebar and start playing. The game also gets started if I press the up arrow, but this time the current and ...
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Hat Dash Leaderboard links to unused network site profile

For some reason, my picture on the Hat Dash Leaderboard is linking to my profile workplace.stackexchange.com. This is a network I joined today to earn a hat, but I don't need it to be the one that ...
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No usernames on leaderboard for Hat Dash

I think the screenshot says it all: There are no usernames on the leaderboard, so we don't know who is the best at show jumping their unicorn.
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Unable to play Hat Dash in Safari 14

When Hat Dash is launched in Safari (by pressing the space bar), the unicorn stays static. Pressing the space bar further does nothing. Browser: Version 14.0.1 (15610.2.11.51.10, 15610) OS: macOS ...
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Hat dash doesn't work on mobile?

I got a notification saying You earned the right to run fast and jump for joy on Winter Bash! But it requires a spacebar, which I don't have available on mobile. Nor do I have a cantina. I noticed ...
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Why does hatdash.com show the SO contests page but not redirect to it?

hatdash.com was used for Arqade's Hat Dash. Currently, the site shows the SO contests page but does not redirect to it. Since past Winter Bash sites all redirect to the contests page, is there a ...
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