Questions tagged [winter-bash]

For general questions about the Winter Bash (or holiday hats) celebration at the end of the year. Please consider using the year-specific variation, e.g. [winter-bash-2020] if it's solely about this year's edition of Winter Bash.

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Do we know the exact number of participants in each year's Winter Bash?

I wonder: is there a way to know the exact number of participants* in each year's Winter Bash? I am interested in knowing the exact number of participants from the Stack Overflow community in the past ...
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Server error when trying to log in to Winter Bash 2020 Hat Dash after it has ended

Today I found this: Please make the Hat Dash leaderboard link a different color And was interested to see what this is: https://winterbash2020.stackexchange.com/ When I try to login, I get: Oops! ...
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How can I find the total number of times each website on Stack Exchange has participated on Winter Bash?

How can I find the total number of times each website on Stack Exchange has participated on Winter Bash? Is there a way to know this? If it is difficult to find, Is there any way to find out the total ...
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Wrong usernames on the Winter Bash /stats page

In the public WB stats page, the usernames are incorrect. For example, "user1599751" is PeterJ, "user163529" is Shree, "user51" is Yaakov Ellis and so on.
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What is the fate of the Vexillologist hat?

Now that Winter Bash 2020 is over, I have a question... Will the second trigger for the Vexillologist secret hat be revealed? It's still listed as "Not figured out yet": Now that there is ...
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Please change the color of the hats/usernames on the Winter Bash 2020 /stats page

On the Winter Bash stats page, the color of the hat names and the users they were awarded to is not really a great color: It requires a bit more effort to read than, for instance, the stats from WB ...
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Winter Bash 2020 Closing Blog Post Feedback

We have just posted out Ciao Winter Bash 2020! post on the blog where we go over some of the highlights and stats of the event that just ended. Here is an excerpt: Nick and VonC earned the very first ...
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Winter Bash has ended, but the hats metadata still seems to be available

Winter Bash 2020 has ended, but I discovered an old Stack Overflow tab from a few days earlier which still had the snowflake hats icon on top. To my surprise, when I clicked it, I still got my list ...
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Winter Bash Leader-board search bar not working

Since now Winter Bash has ended, we can't see each others hats. But supposedly in the Winter Bash Leader-board you can search users by their name and see how many hats they got. But I tried searching ...
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The Winter Bash 2020 has ended. What are your thoughts?

I will share my thoughts first. I think the hat dash and the Defender of the Unicorn were fun games. Here are some comments of them: Hat Dash Defender of the Unicorn About Rules similar to Chrome T-...
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Hat does not display fully on a user's activity page [duplicate]

I'm aware Winter Bash is ending soon, but perhaps this could be fixed for next year's WB. As seen in the image below, my hat does not display fully. It appears that this can be fixed by removing ...
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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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When does Winter Bash really end?

I am just wondering what time exactly does the Winter Bash end. As mentioned in the FAQ here, it says: What is going on? Why do I see hats? From December 16th through January 4th, you'll be able to ...
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Hat list kinda blocks off link to meta site

As you can see, the "Meta user" is very close to the hat list and, sometimes, when I'm visiting the meta, I accidentally click on the hat list. Is this by design or a bug?
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What is the origin of “It's important to know your history… in more ways than one”?

The hat lists of some years include the quote "It's important to know your history... in more ways than one", e.g. Winter Bash 2019: Provided that "It's important to know your history.....
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How many people have won hats during different years?

I am trying to find the number of people participating in WB each year. "Participate in WB" means that acquiring at least one hat of that year's WB. Is there any way I can achieve that?
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Is it possible to earn the Wa-Boushi hat for an answer on a meta site?

I am just wondering if it's possible to earn the Wa-Boushi hat on Meta Stack Overflow. I have this answer, it has 36 upvotes (lol hoping for more), but I am wondering if/when I get 40 upvotes, will I ...
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What can I do to find how many distinct users contribute to all the posts and comments this query seaches for?

I have used the query below to form a result table and now I need to find how many users are contributing to it. Is there any way I can achieve that? SELECT p.Title,p.Body,c.Text FROM Posts p JOIN ...
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Why is the JavaScript file that deal with Winter Bash hats called “hakovaim.js”?

Looking through Network tab on Chrome developer tools, I noticed a file called "hakovaim.js" and in it seems to be code that controls the Winter Bash hats. Why was this name chosen? The word ...
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Why didn't I get the Edward hat - Winter Bash?

Why am I not getting the Edward hat on English Language Learners (ELL)? I already asked seven positive scored question on seven different days, and I already earned the Curious badge two days ago on ...
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Suggestions for Winter Bash 2021

Winter Bash 2020 is over, so keeping the ritual on with the recurring question for the next year's Winter Bash. Please post your suggestions regarding how to make Winter Bash 2021 even more fun than ...
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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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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 in profile image overflow: hidden

Hat in profile image gets cut like the following image: I've inspected the element: <div class="gravatar-wrapper-32 wb-hat-checked"> <div class="hat" style="float: ...
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Do you need to ask 5 question that are all positive scored and not deleted/closed on five consecutive days for the Edward hat?

My question is virtually the title... I am just wondering does all the five question you asked in Winter Bash for trying to get the Edward hat all on 5 consecutive days? Let's say (just an example): ...
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The tooltip of the Bûche de Noël hat shows “�” characters

The tooltip for Bûche de Noël in the Winter Bash modal has an encoding issue: accented characters are shown as �.
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A question about “Where in the world” hat [duplicate]

This is a follow-up question for How did I earn both the Sun and the Moon version of Where in the World?, in which the description for these hats are included. Ask, answer, or vote ±12h from Dec 21, ...
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Hat Name is not in English

My default language in Stack Overflow is English and all other hat names are in English but this one is not: I am suspecting it is a language error because of the dots above the "u" and &...
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Winter Bash notification bar left padding is missing [duplicate]

There is left padding missing for the text, but the right padding is perfect in the Winter Bash notification bar (I mark as red line in the picture):
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Wrong wording on date based hat descriptions

The Bûche de Noël hat description says Ask, answer, or vote ±12h from Dec 25, 0:00 UTC and Where in the World is similarly worded. However, I already got the hat while it's only 10:55 UTC as I'm ...
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Winter Bash hats are shown behind the profile photo

The avatar is hiding the Winter Bash hats when placing the hat, during its control (changing its location, size, etc.). In past it always shown in front of the avatar. Is there any way figure out this ...
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How can the Community user earn the “Warm Welcome” hat?

The Community user downvotes on spam/ evil posts, but to earn the "Warm Welcome" hat, it needs to ... (not revealing the secret, those who earned will know). The Community User has earned ...
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Points from earning hats in the winter bash?

I am very enthusiastic about earning hats on multiple sites in the winter bash. It is an engaging concept too. However, I am wondering if my reputation can increase because of that i.e. get more ...
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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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Sometimes you can't view hat details

The title says it all. Steps to reproduce: Click on a user with any hat. It needs to be from a per-site-meta; it's no-repro here. When in their profile, click on their hat on their profile picture. ...
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Allow using arrow keys to move hats more precisely

During this Winter Bash, I've been trying to move one of my hats to the perfect location on top of my avatar, but the mouse is not letting me position it correctly. It would be helpful if support ...
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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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Can a user play Winter Bash Unicorn game without being a member of any Stack Exchange(or SO) site?

I opened the leaderboard link provided in this post. At the top of the Leaderboard, there is a user with username joblessperson. I opened their Network Profile, but saw they aren't a member of SO or ...
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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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Winter bash blog posts are not tagged correctly

There are many winter bash posts in The Overflow blog posts. Those can be searched by the wording winter bash. But we have tag option in The Overflow blog, but it was not linked properly to the post. ...
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Activity button in user profiles hidden or blocked by large hats [duplicate]

When users wear a large hat above the border of their profile picture, it sometimes hides the Activity tab button, which makes it impossible to visit their profile activity page directly. Here are a ...
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Why is the winter bashed themed as such when users of the network are from all around the world (and it's summer in half the Globe)? [duplicate]

These aren't the geographically located Olympics. I am from the Southern Hemisphere and this makes me feel alienated, as sometimes occurs in other forums and communities. I think many people will ...
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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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I am wearing a hat on Stack Overflow, but when I update the page it does not appear immediately

I have a mask for my avatar on the Stack Overflow website. However, when I go through Stack Overflow back and forth, for example, go home from the Questions tab, my mask does not appear on my avatar ...
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Do moderators still indicate their interest before hats are turned on for their sites?

The Winter Bash FAQ page includes the following question every year. Why are you doing this to us? For sites that have hats on by default, your moderator teams or your communities indicated that hats ...
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Hats on Stack Exchange flairs? [duplicate]

Why don’t hats seem to appear on Stack Exchange's flairs? Are they OK to appear or not? I did not try myself and saw other's. By flair I refer to the icon Stack Exchange provides to put on other ...
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In what order are the hats displayed on a user's profile?

In what order are the hats displayed on a user's profile (not to confuse with a similar question regarding the order of the hats on the leader board)? For example, here is the order on my profile: On ...
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Winter hat showing up in math expressions [duplicate]

Noticed a small bug in Mathematics Stack Exchange, though perhaps it might exist anywhere using MathJax. The winter hat (in this case, "Gimme Space") shows up inside the rendered expressions....
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Does the '10' in some of the hat triggers mean anything?

There are two new hats with a 10 in their trigger: Rep Hunter: 10 answers in 1 day with positive scores Matryoshka: 10 successful close or reopen votes There might be secret hats qualifying for this ...
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Winter Bash event demystified [duplicate]

How is Winter Bash different from the traditional gamification on Stack Exchange websites? What is the purpose?

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