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-2018] if it's solely about this year's edition of Winter Bash.

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Can the community satisfy Sparky's demands before the earth is destroyed? [A novel Winter Bash idea]

Out of character: This is a Winter Bash idea motivated by comments such as: As an aside, I would love to hear suggestions from people that have nothing to do with hats. This was the 8th year we've ...
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Why break the tradition?

It all started out in 2011 on the Gaming Stack Exchange under the name of Hat Dash. Participants of Arqade really liked it, and in 2012, it became a fun event for the whole Stack Exchange network ...
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Do we have comparative statistics for Winter Bash 2019?

Comparing leaderboard of 2019 with last year, It seems I did the same this time too (missing out on 2 hats again). But nobody got all the hats this year when last year there were six people. And even ...
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Hats sometimes break the alignment of `{asked|answered} <date>` text on user cards

It's easier to explain with a picture. Normal behavior: Hat is too high up, the text is misaligned:
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What does 'discarding a question' mean for the Rubber Ducky hat?

Apparently I need to press the discard button on a meta or main site to get the Rubber Ducky hat. However, I do not know how to discard a post. Is that the same as deleting it?
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Suggestions for Winter Bash 2020

Winter Bash 2019 is almost over, and as it's the new year, it's now time to open up the recurring question for the next Winter Bash. Please post your suggestions regarding how to make Winter Bash ...
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Previous year's winter bash pages are not redirecting to the proper site

When I'm navigating to previous year's winter bash page, from Blog posts or Tag's description or directly entering the URL in browser, there is a redirect issue. For example, Winter bash 2017 (https:/...
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Hats don't appear when viewing a user's profile in chat [duplicate]

It appears hats are no longer visible when viewing chat profiles: Hat is shown: Hat isn't shown: There was a bug report here which was marked status-completed by an employee. The hats appeared in a ...
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Hats do not populate on new accounts [duplicate]

I saw that hats do not populate on new accounts. What I mean is I have already in other SE/SO site few hats. And just create account in Meta.SE. But do not see hat? Or maybe this is because my ...
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“Bûche de Noël” hat with wrong description [duplicate]

Just got awarded with Bûche de Noël hat even though in Portugal is 24th of December and, according to the description of the hat ask, answer, or vote on December 25th Should we clarify in the ...
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I have silver badges but “Amazing Grace” is not awarded

I have 2 silver badges at Stack Overflow, I got them months ago I think. When I try to get an Amazing Grace hat from Winter Bash, it says You haven't earned this hat on any sites yet. So what's going ...
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Why was my 'Be Best' Winter Bash knitting removed?

Earlier this month, I posted a Winter Bash knitting (10k only link) based on the First Lady's Be Best campaign promoting well-being and online safety, containing the knitted text 'Be Best' in red/blue ...
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Why am I going to get the Hero of Time hat for posting this question? [duplicate]

The WinterBash site defines Hero of Time as follows: So why will I win that hat by posting this question, even though it is not "on the hour" right now?
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Is Where in the World? still awarded using Sklivvz's hardware RNG?

The Where in the World? hat first appeared in 2016 as a secret hat. In the WB2016 wrap-up blog post, it was mentioned that the hat's awarded using Sklivvz's then newly-built hardware RNG, a rather ...
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Winter Bash site header and footer shows 2018 when JS is disabled

The header on the Winter Bash knitting editor and the site footer shows 2018 when JavaScript is disabled, as the image between the <noscript> tags isn't updated to 2019. Header: <noscript&...
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Winter Bash stats page is listing the stats from 2017

The Winter Bash stats page is listing the stats from the 2017 Winter Bash (archived version for comparison). For reference 2018 displayed the correct stats. The stats are useful, I miss this feature.
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Are secret 'hat triggers' different for employees of Stack Exchange?

I notice that employees get hats and place in the top ten (probably due to our upvotes, and appreciation of their helpfulness, and for no other reason). Do they get secret hats based on a different ...
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Am I allowed to upload Winter Bash-related content on personal sites?

As mentioned in this answer, Stack Exchange owns the copyright to all WB hats and WB-related content. However, I am wondering if I can upload images of hats onto a public-facing personal site to make ...
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Is the “This Is Fine” Winter Bash hat delivered when you get half-bounty?

My question is virtually the title. I am asking whether you can still get the “This Is Fine” hat if the person who set up the bounty doesn't manually award it to anyone but instead the system awards ...
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Aren't you exposing our hidden communities when we earn hats on those communities?

Aren't you exposing our hidden communities when we earn hats on those communities? If everybody can see where we earn those hats, then so they will know about out hidden communities, no? Or since ...
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Offer hats as bounties

In the interest of getting new folks tools to get good answers and have fun, it might be a fun wrinkle in the December months to let users who get hats offer them as bounties so that Catching Them All ...
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User “hates hats”, but wears a hat on their avatar

In the site I moderate, I noticed a user that appeared in this list as having earned the "Warm Welcome" hat. I then noticed that this user has disappeared from this list. Nothing strange since here, ...
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I can't see hats in users' profiles on sites where I don't have an account

I can't see any hats in user profiles on sites where I haven't joined yet. I have verified the same on most of the sites where I do not have an account. For example: I'm not a member of Mathematics,...
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Have Winter Bash for Stack Overflow Enterprise

My company has started using Stack Overflow Enterprise, and it does not have a Winter Bash. Activity on our site seems a bit light, and I think Winter Bash might be a good way to increase activity on ...
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About earning the hat that has 2 hearts

I'm referring to this hat Just to clarify, we have to start a bounty (no matter how many points, right?) on somebody else question (answers too?) at least 7 to 1 day(s) after the last day of hats, ...
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Are zero and negatively-scored answers eligible for the “This Is Fine” hat? [closed]

The description for the This Is Fine secret hat says: There are two ways to define answers that "receive an upvote": The intuitive way: answers with a positive score The literal way: answers with at ...
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Chat still shows the old Warm Welcome hat

Yesterday the star on the Warm Welcome hat was changed to a heart, according to this post. But it seems like chat.stackexchange.com has not been updated yet. I see the new hat on my profile, but not ...
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Knitting on mobile missing some colours

I asked a question how to start knitting on Winterbash site. How do I start Winterbash knitting on mobile?. One answer gave a way to use in landscape mode. It worked. But some colours are cropped out....
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The grey symbol on Amazing Grace hat looks like a Reichsadler (coat of arms of Nazi Germany)

I wanted to put on an Amazing Grace hat that I earned on one of the sites and zooming in I saw that the grey symbol on it resembles the Reichsadler, the coat of arms of Nazi Germany. I admit that for ...
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I got an invisible hat in notification bar

"Universe Brain" is almost invisible in notification bar: A darker shade of yellow, or maybe a border/shadow can help in this case.
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Why is loving hats and opting-out mutually exclusive by design?

This question asked why we have to hate hats in order to opt out and I noticed that it was tagged with status-bydesign. Why is hating hats to opt out necessarily by design? Why can't we opt out ...
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This star on the Warm Welcome hat looks like a communist symbol

I've just earned the "Warm Welcome hat" and the red star on it looks like a communist symbol. I associate this symbol on this particular hat closely with many atrocities against my country: Poland, as ...
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Is Fashionable hat for all questions during winter bash in all sites? [duplicate]

The title is basically my question. Is Fashionable for views on all questions asked during Winter Bash on all sites or on just one site? It has an explanation of: get over 9,000 combined total ...
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Not getting Shiver Me Timbers hat - Winter Bash 2019

I got whats needed for Shiver Me Timbers: provide the highest scoring answer that outscores an already accepted answer having a score of 2 or more, by at least 2 Here: Can I check pandas ...
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Can we get Community a hat too?

Last year, Community ♦ had a wonderful Santa Claus's hat on. However, this year I can't see Community wearing a hat. Could we please bring that back? Although it is not so important, it greatly ...
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Show off your hats! (2019 edition)

We obtained 266K hats this past year's WB 2019 contest, and just like the past two Winter Bashes (2017 and 2018) we showed off our new hats. We choose our finest hats, used the positioning controls ...
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Winter Bash borked

<snark superfluous>Good to see old traditions again,</snark> since just like last year, Winter Bash is borked for me: I cannot login on the https://winterbash2019.stackexchange.com site as I ...
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Retire Werewolf Hunter

It's that dreadful time of year again, hats. Not that I dislike hats so much, but all the pointless post bumps from winter-bash-2014 are something I don't want to see on the question list. The ...
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Spot on! Oh, now it is not. The hat positioner is a little off

The hat positioner seems to have a slight offset to the right: I adjusted my new hat to my liking, but unfortunately it doesn't show like that on my profile. I took this picture after reopening the ...
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Typo on Winter Bash 2019 page

Winter Bash is on! I am very excited about hats though I don't own one yet :-( I was just hanging around clicking on random cards on the Winter Bash page when I came across this after I clicked on ...
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Should we close old Winter Bash questions?

I see a few questions in the Close Votes review queue here on Meta Stack Exchange for specific questions about the challenges and rewards of Winter Bashes gone by. Some people are voting to close them ...
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Winter Bash hat not being awarded for Gold Badge on main sites

I gained a golden badge more than 12 minutes ago: but until now I didn't get the Foot of the Rainbow hat, do the hats take so many minutes to be shown in my profile? Please read this comment by ...
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How do I start Winterbash knitting on mobile?

As we know, the theme of this year Winter Bash is knitting. There is already a post to submit our knitting designs. How do I start knitting using a mobile device? Is this feature available on mobile ...
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Trigger for Silencium Hat

The description of Silencium hat in the ❄️ Winter Bash 2019 Hat list ❄️ reads Question with no flags for a week ask a question that gets no flags within a week of being posted It's the same ...
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Will there be a blog post for Winter Bash 2019?

In years past, there would be an announcement on the Stack Overflow Blog to launch Winter Bash. WB 2012 WB 2013 WB 2014 WB 2015 WB 2016 (even includes a video!) WB 2017 WB 2018 There doesn't seem to ...
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I just earned a New Year's hat on Dec 8 [duplicate]

I have a new hat... but it's not clear why. And the description needs some help post a message in chat within ±12 hours of the UTC New Year’s begin that gets starred "New Year's begin"? Did you ...
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Winter Bash 2019 Hats Don't Appear in Chat

Apparently Winter Bash hats are supposed to appear in chat, but they do not.
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Winter Bash 2019 Knitting [closed]

Repost of Winter Bash 2018 Knitting Just go here and click Start Knitting! Share your knits in the answers.
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Winter Bash 2019 bugs with the “glasses with a number on top” hat and the “Philanthropist” hat

As in the past it appears you all forgot to change the year on those two hats.
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❄️ Winter Bash 2019 Hat list ❄️

The Winter Bash is back and the hats 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 updated as we learn ...