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-2021] if it's solely about this year's edition of Winter Bash.

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"Defender of the Unicorn" hat, who found it with both triggers?

The Defender of the Unicorn hat is a very special hat, since it has two triggers: resolve the puzzle (save Sparkles) receive a status-completed on a question Since Winter Bash 2021 came to an end, ...
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What hour will hats stop?

As mentioned in the Winter Bash FAQ page, Winter Bash ends on January 5th... Is the end of Winter Bash January 5th UTC 23:59? Or January 5th UTC 11:59? It isn't clear on the FAQ page.
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Why no Christmas or similar holiday hats?

I was expecting some holiday hats like Christmas, Hanukkah, or New year but none of them were there this time. Any reason for skipping Holiday hats?
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"Hats off" to Yaakov!

As we begin to take our "hats off" as Winter Bash 2021 comes to an end, I want to also take my "hats off" to Yaakov for his absolutely amazing helpfulness, kindness and patience ...
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Will we get hats for fulfilling hat requirements on per-site-metas?

Will we be able to get hats from per-site-metas (not sure that's the right wording)? Let's say I have two comments with 5+ score on Meta Stack Overflow. Would I get Starfish? List of possible hats: ...
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Did the WB-app “hat engine” break down during the 1st of January 2022?

When trying to see changes in the Winter Bash (WB) Network-wide leaderboard, I found no changes during several hours. No hats attributed at all. What was the reason for this bug? I should have ...
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Wearing a wrong hat in Winter Bash 2021 chatroom

I'm wearing a wrong hat in Winter Bash 2021 chatroom. Currently on Meta Stack Exchange I am wearing the Dialogue hat. Where as in Winter Bash 2021 chatroom I'm wearing the Kitsune hat.
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Winter Bash hat causes User Card Overflow™ on old self-answers [duplicate]

In case of a self-answer, the user card for the answer has a blue background. In the latest Firefox on macOS Monterey, the Winter Bash hat moves the 'answered' information to the right, making it ...
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Winter Bash 2021 hats explained

For carrying on the tradition, here is a list of the 'etymology' for the Winter Bash 2021 hats. Everything about the naming (whether related to Stack Exchange mechanics, memes, or anything else that ...
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Hats everywhere but the profile picture on the Winter Bash homepage doesn't wear a hat

Hats, hats, and hats everywhere but why doesn't the profile picture on the Winter Bash homepage wear a hat?
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I'm wearing a hat, but the Winter Bash dropdown indicates that I have not earned any hats yet [closed]

I've earned quite a few hats, but the Winter Bash dropdown displays the "You have not earned any hat yet" message. Snapshot:
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Tool tip for "No hats for me, please" button needs to be in sentence case

The tool tip for the button No hats for me, please isn't in sentence case and reads as: opt out of Winter Bash To comply with Stacks standards, which require sentence case for UI elements, it needs ...
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Leaderboard displaying hats oddly: looks cluttered and hard to read

It appears that the hats on the leaderboard are being cut off which forces them into a second row. This makes them look out of place and harder to see. (Example from MSE leaderboard below) Next to ...
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Wrong phrasing in defender of the unicorn instructions page

Once you reach the defender of the unicorn page, it says There she is! You have are almost there! shouldn't it say either There she is! You are almost there! or There she is! You have her almost ...
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Search input doesn't appear on the network leaderboard

There is a search functionality on the Winter Bash leaderboard: However, it doesn't appear to work on the network-wide leaderboard: There's also an error in the console - it seems the typewatch ...
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Obscurus messing with sprites to hide hats behind Emperor [closed]

We all know the story of the Emperor's new cloths. Now, is the view the same from here as from there? Last year we could resize and place the hats on any part of our avatar, this year, they're tucked ...
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Oh no! Can you find our unicorn?

Once again, Sparkles the /unicorn seems to have gotten herself in a whole heap of trouble. This time she appears to have been kidnapped! oh where, oh where has my unicorn gone? oh where oh where can ...
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Who should host the annual "Show off your hats" posts?

Starting from 2017, a user hosts a "Show off your hats!" posts for users to, well, show off their hats: But I'm a bit confused. Is it that anyone can host a Winter Bash's "Show off ...
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Winterbash Leaderboard larger usernames not getting wrapped [duplicate]

Winterbash Leaderboard larger usernames not getting word wrapped Possibly same issue as On the Activity -> Summary page, Answer timestamps isn't getting word wrapped and gets hidden under the ...
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How did the sponsor xMatters contribute to this year's Winter Bash?

It's the first time ever that Winter Bash has a sponsor. From the announcement blog post: First, we want to introduce xMatters, an Everbridge company, as our sponsor for Winter Bash 2021. If you’re ...
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How is the consecutiveness determined for the Consensus, Rapport and Harmony hats?

This is related to Why am I not getting the Harmony hat?, but it's not a duplicate of that question. I completed 25 suggested edit review tasks where my Reject/Approve decision matched the majority of ...
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Is there something more in the implementation of Rapport?

The description for Rapport states: Complete eight consecutive close reviews, where the majority of voters agreed with you. Reviews without votes don't count! Here are my reviews in chronological ...
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What does "the first time" mean in the description of the "Spotless" hat?

On the Winter Bash 2021 homepage, the short description of the "Spotless" hat is Write a perfect question the first time If I click on "About this hat", the full description says ...
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Suggestions for Winter Bash 2022

Winter Bash 2021 is going on right now and will end in some time, so why not use the opportunity to gather ideas/suggestions/corrections for next year? Please post your suggestions regarding how to ...
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Winter Bash leaderboard misaligned with long usernames

On the SO leaderboard, I see: As you can see, due to the long username. The hat number and the hat images are all misaligned. This is a bug. It doesn't look good. We should cut long usernames and add ...
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I'd like all Winter bash hats to be "secret hats"... why not?

All Winter bash hats should be secret. What do you think, do we need Regular Hats? Regular hats are such when you know exactly what to do to earn from the very beginning. "Regular hats" give ...
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Why am I not getting the Harmony hat?

I reviewed more than 25 consecutive Suggested edit reviews. I reviewed all 40 of the day at once, and all of them I either rejected or approved (or improved). As you can see here: https://...
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Does skipping reviews stop the consecutive progress for the Rapport hat?

Would skipping reviews reset the progress towards the review hats (Rapport, Consensus, and Harmony)? I have done many reviews since Winter Bash started., but I haven't got the hat yet. The description ...
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Opening a new hat notification doesn't work the first time

Sometimes, when opening a hat notification from the Winter Bash inbox, the hat does not show, and in the browser console I see an error like this: Uncaught ReferenceError: winterBashCurrentHats9495 is ...
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"Oops! Something Bad Happened!" on Winter Bash leaderboard

The Winter Bash 2021 leaderboard gives a server error whenever it is visted: Oops! Something Bad Happened! We apologize for any inconvenience, but an unexpected error occurred while you were browsing ...
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Why are Glare Reducers awarded to inactive members?

Glare Reducers seem to be gifted to non-active members of the Stack Overflows, despite the fact they have not logged in during the duration of Hat Bash. Example and links below: This member has not ...
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One avatar's slot is missing from Winter Bash leaderboard

On the Winterbash 2021 Leaderboard page, in the Mathematics.SE leaderboard display, one slot for the fifth avatar is missing. Update: It is still happening on Physical Fitness.SE's display.
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Does Plus 44 require your answer to be the first?

Plus 44's description says, in order to earn it, you have to Answer a question of score four or greater with an answer of score four or greater. As far as I can tell, this answer should qualify me ...
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'Manual key' hat is not correctly triggered on localized SOs

The trigger for the "Manual key" hat have been discovered, but it doesn't work as expected on localized SOs (spoiler): Manual key:
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Winter Bash's application description still refers to 2020

Winter Bash appears as an authorized application in your profile (if you logged in on the site). However, the description refers to the wrong website, and the link also could use an update to HTTPS:
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Too much space after opting out of hats

Once I click "No hats for me, please", this shows up: Suggesting me to "love hats" (which I do). But there is a very big white space above the text, which looks very strange to me....
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Hat is partially clipped on mobile dropdown

The hat is partially clipped on the mobile dropdown: This appears to be caused by overflow: hidden; in primary.css: [class*="gravatar-wrapper-"] { padding: 0; overflow: hidden; } ...
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Inconsistent styling of the name Winter Bash

The description for Spotless states: No edits or flags on a positive, open question asked during Winterbash for one week. (emphasis mine) “Winterbash” strikes me as a little odd since it has always ...
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Sunrise hat description is a bit ambiguous

The description for the sunrise hat says "Write a well-received first question." However, if you click about, it says "Ask a question that's well-received by the community on a site you ...
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Hat scale controls are too sensitive

The hat scale controls are too sensitive for me. The whole scale range is mapped to ~13 pixels of control movement. For example, here's the minimal scale I can set: And here's the maximal scale, ...
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Offer a sun icon rather than a snowflake for Summer Bash

If Stack Exchange is going to demonstrate more "hemispheric appropriateness" by allowing "Winter Bash" to be toggled to "Summer Bash", should there be an option in our ...
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Hats unexpectedly resize when being moved

Inside the WB 2021 pop-up where you can manage the placement of the hats, when moving the hat towards the boundary of the profile picture, it resizes in an awkward manner. It even resizes more than ...
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Manual key not showing up on hat leaderboard

Users with the secret "Manual Key" hat are not showing up with the hat on the leaderboards. (In effect, this makes the leaderboards look incorrect. (See below) In this image, Yaakov is ...
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The Stack Overflow leaderboard hats run off the side of the page

Android v.11 Galaxy XCover Pro, with Google app version 12.41.19.23.arm64 in Desktop view (it doesn't give me the option for "Full Site"). The Stack Overflow leaderboard hats run off the ...
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Winter Bash main leaderboard page displays the wrong avatars next to the network-wide leaderboard listing

On the Winterbash 2021 Leaderboard page, the avatars displayed next to the link to "The Stack Exchange Network – Network-wide leaderboard" are not accurate: For comparison, here are the top ...
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Winter Bash encourages bad behavior

Besides bringing some fun at the end of the year, some hat awards are meant to incite good behavior and also serve as more relaxed introduction to the Stack Exchange sites and their policies. While ...
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Why are ranks not uniform on Winter Bash leaderboard?

Why are ranks not uniform on the Winter Bash leaderboard? Is this a bug? Network-wide leaderboard: Stack Overflow leaderboard: Edit: So it is Standard competition ranking (Thanks to Suraj Rao). But ...
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What does "well-received" mean in the description of the "Sunrise" hat? [duplicate]

The description of the "Sunrise" hat mentions: Ask a question that's well-received by the community on a site you haven't used before. But what does "well-received" mean? Upvoted?...
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Name blocked by hat

Part of a name gets blocked by the hat when it is in a certain position. And here, the entire username is blocked by the hat... Maybe this could be fixed by having the username text displaying over ...
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Hat control icon goes offscreen

It appears that it is impossible to rotate or resize the hat once it is in a certain position because the control is inaccessible and offscreen. Is there a better way to fix this other than having to ...
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