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Questions tagged [winter-bash]

For general questions about the Winter Bash (or holiday hats) celebration at the end of the year.

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Winter Bash 2018 Hat list

Here we go again the Winter Bash is here and the hats are listed below. The list has the same format as always, there are only two answers: one for the secret hats, and one for the regular hats. The ...
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Promos : Winter Bash 2018 [duplicate]

Would there be a Promo for Winter Bash 2018 floated, just like the yesteryears? Any idea about the secret stuff Winter Bash 2018 is bringing for us? Snapshot of the Winter Bash 2017 Promotion was ...
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When will Winter Bash 2018 start? [duplicate]

It's that time of year again. When will Winter Bash 2018 start? @animuson I'm expecting a similar answer puzzle to last year.
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When do the holiday hats start appearing again for late 2018?

When will the holiday hats start appearing again on the Stack Exchange sites?
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Year-Round Hats for Fun and Profit

Making hats available year-round, rather than limiting them to Winter Bash, would be a natural and powerful extension of Stack Exchange's gamification systems. This remains true even if hats are ...
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Winter Bash 2017 is missing from the archives

If you go to winterbash.stackexchange.com it will redirect you to this page. Which has all the other previous Winter Bashes (and other promos ran over the years) with a couple of screen captures from ...
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Will there be a wrap-up blog post for Winter Bash 2017?

Winter Bash 2017 ended a week ago, on Jan 2nd. Usually, there's a wrap-up blog post published 1 to 4 days after WB ends. (2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 & 2012). Just to check, since WB ended 7 days ago, ...
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Suggestions for Winter Bash 2018

Winter Bash 2017 is over now, and no one has opened this recurring question for the next round, so I'll just do it. Please post your suggestions regarding how to make Winter Bash 2018 even more fun ...
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What is the “Ooh Shiny!” hat supposed to be? [duplicate]

Ooh, Shiny! Flag a question for closing, cast a close, delete or reopen vote on a question. You don't have to be the last vote, and hammers work. (taken from this) And this is the Ethereum (...
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Winter Bash link should refer to the full site when mobile web doesn’t have hats

The mobile web doesn’t have any hats, and when I was notified on the full site (MSE) about a new hat, clicking on it refers me to the mobile version of Stack Overflow due to my settings. But ...
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Has anyone saved the hats for 2017?

The hats go back in the box in a few days, but as they say, "The Internet is Forever." In previous years, people have made backups of the hats in their original SVG files (not just screencaps). Has ...
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Winter Bash 2017 : Authentication screen with http:// URL

When I access the Winter Bash 2017 and click the log in option in the top bar, I get the following the authentication screen. There the URL for the winter bash 2017 is http://. Can this URL be ...
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I want some metahats

Why there are no hats on meta sites? I've just earned a gold badge there :)
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The Secret of Secret Hats [duplicate]

This sounds silly, but is there a way to find out how to obtain a secret hat? I have 2 secrets hats and I really want to know how I got them. All it says is the community I earned it on. Hopefully in ...
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Using search in top bar may break hat positioning

If you decrease browser's width to the minimum size and have to try search box you may see the following: Hat is not places on user icon. Tested on Firefox.
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Why did I not get the Explorer hat?

The Explorer hat's trigger is post an accepted answer that receives no other votes for 12 hours (which is the same as the Naruto hat from 2014.) This is my answer (the post timeline), where I ...
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How accurate is Stack Exchange's idea of time? [duplicate]

Currently there is an incentive to post a question in a specific minute of the hour (the first, for the record). In order to do, I posted, Any GPIO library that supports I2C multi-master mode? which ...
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Hats break formatting on mod elections page

I know that mod elections and Winter Bash are spaced in time in general, but using a hat may break formatting on elections page:
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Hat is obscured on flag summary page

If you visit your flag summary page (profile → impact → helpful flags) you will see that icon contains a obscured hat: Only if your hat is large enough and placed on the left hand size from the ...
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Can we someday wear multiple hats? [duplicate]

Part of the fun of hats is not just earning them, but wearing them (preferably in amusing and creative ways). I particularly appreciated the addition of size/position/rotation controls a few years ago....
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Trying to get the Mother of Dragons secret hat

I think that I have to ask my a question on a Stack Exchange site for 3 days with a score of +3. I was wondering if I could get some help on the details of this hat. I see that I have to: Make ...
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“Silencium” hat trigger details?

The trigger for the Silencium hat says answer a question that has never been commented on; your answer gets no comments and scores 7+ Which makes it sound like the question can get comments on it ...
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Can we get numbered rankings on the leaderboard

Can we have all the sites (auto) ranked on the Winterbash Leaderboard page? It would make it easier to know the exact position of a site Any thoughts/opinions on this?
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Hats on top bar profile not aligned properly [duplicate]

I spent a bit of time aligning my hat, but every time I glanced at the top bar it looked off, well either way, it seems to be a pixel or so off to the right.
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How to get my previous Hat on Winter Bash? [duplicate]

I am playing Winter Bash every year, but unfortunately the Hats are missing now? How can I get my previous Hats in Winter Bash 2014, 2015, 2016? Is there any page that can I access? There is only ...
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Can we have a “hats” tag?

I think that there should be a tag called "hats". It would be very useful for hat-related questions. Right now, there is a secret hats tag, but no hats tag. It would be helpful for questions about ...
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Can we please get real hats to go along with our digital ones?

I have a feature request to be added to SO: I think that when you win a hat, or maybe just a few special hats, the hats should be sent to your house for you to keep. When I was looking at the Winter ...
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How long does it take for I'll Handle It hat to be awarded?

The criteria for the I’ll Handle It hat is as follows: vote to close a question, edit it from closed, vote to reopen I've voted to close a question, edited it from closed and voted to reopen it. ...
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Can't view a user's other hats on a meta site

If a user is wearing a hat, and you click on the hat on their user page, it shows you all hats they have, including ones they are not wearing. This doesn't work on meta sites. You can click on the ...
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Winter Bash: Common Hats

There are a few triggers for Winter Bash hats that are reused throughout the years. Since it's the 6th anniversary of Winter Bash, here's a post that lists all the hats with common criteria ...
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Allow anyone to see how a different hat will look on someone else's profile

In Winter Bash people can wear their hats, so anyone who visits their profile can see it overlaid on their profile picture. That is nice, but I sometimes I would like to see how a different hat a user ...
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What is the purpose of the “I’ll Handle It” hat?

I understand that the criteria for most badges and hats are designed to encourage positive actions that are constructive to Stack Exchange sites. The criteria for the I’ll Handle It hat is: vote ...
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I earned 11 hats, why don't I get the “The Milliner hat”? [duplicate]

I already earned 11 hats, 10 on Stack Overflow, and one here in meta.stackexchange. But I still not get the The Milliner hat which say (collect 11 hats). Is it required to get all of them on one site?...
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Can I see which question gave someone else the “Hero of Time” hat?

Is there any way to know which question the user asked so he/her got the Hero Of Time hat?
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Why wasn't the explorer hat awarded for an answer that appears to fulfill the requirements?

The explorer hat states that the requirements to earn such the hat are to: Post an accepted answer that receives no other votes for 12 hours The following answer was accepted on December 14th, yet ...
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Do comments on deleted posts count towards the Just Jesting and Think! hats?

I'm wondering if comments on deleted posts will count towards the Just Jesting and Think! hats. For instance, I commented on 10 different questions, all of which got an upvote. However, one of the ...
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Hats are not appearing correctly on expanded usercards in Safari [duplicate]

If I hover over a user with an expandable usercard, the hat is only showing on the profile pic of the usercard for a very short time. After that, it teleports back to the original picture. I don't ...
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The number of new hats never gets higher than 99

It seems the maximum number shown as a badge on the snowflake is 99: From my calculations, it should've shown something like 150 when I made that screenshot. It shouldn't be that hard to show more ...
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Can I hate hats on just one browser?

I occasionally need to visit SE sites on an older web browser. Normally, this isn't a problem, but during Winterbash, the scripts loading and drawing the hats slow things down so much that it takes ...
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Don't move all the cheese for this snowflake

Normally, the top bar icons go, from right to left: site switch, help/review, achievements, inbox, profile (+ mod). But for a few weeks a year, they go: site switch, Winter Bash, help/review, ...
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How can we see our Winter Bash hat progress?

I've looked through the FAQ. I checked the "duplicate questions" and they appear outdated. Previous hat progress was apparently by link http://winterba.sh which now forwards you to http://...
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Who else has this hat

Can we get a list of people who have a certain hat? Or at least to know their number, how many people have it? I've got Sherlock (yay!), and I want to know how rare it is. Even better if there was ...
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I can't seem to get this hat on straight!

I carefully positioned my hat to fit my head just right: But it seems to be shifted to the left a few pixels elsewhere (same in Firefox and Chrome): Stack Overfow Skeptics The top bar is also ...
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All hats are disabled even if I meet the unlock requirements for some of them

When looking at my hats on the Winter Bash site, all of the hats are grey with the following message You haven't earned this hat on any sites yet. even if I think I should already have unlocked some ...
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Why do we have to delete 10 comments in order to earn hats?

To earn This is Fine hat it requires us to delete 10 comments from 2017. My curiosity is: Why does this site encourage people to delete their comments in order to earn hats? Is it to make this site ...
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Hat on Winter Bash profile gone after refresh

The profile in the Winter Bash site doesn't wear a hat after a refresh of the page, presumably due to a bug that sets both the width and height of the hat to 0px. I'm using Safari 11.0.1. <div ...
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Remember “I hate hats” setting between years

Instead of forcing me to opt out of hats every year, can you please make Stack Exchange remember my setting between years?
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Hat disappears when I hover any profile

When I hover a profile picture, the hat blinks and then disappears (stays in the back). I've tested in many SE sites. OS: macOS 10.13.2 Browser: Safari 11.0.2 I'm not using any browser extensions.
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Can users opt back in to the Winter Bash after clicking “I hate hats”?

According to the Winter Bash 2017 FAQ, users can opt-out of the Winter Bash by clicking "I hate hats" in the snowflake menu. I hate hats! How do I get rid of them? When you click the snow ...
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Winter Bash 2017 hatymology

Inspired by a long tradition, here's a list of the 'etymology' for the Winter Bash 2017 hats. For pictures and a list of criteria, see this topic instead. The list is a community wiki; feel free to ...