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Questions tagged [winter-bash-2014]

Winter Bash 2014 occurred in December 2014 and is now complete. Use this tag to ask questions about it.

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Past Winterbash 2014 results? [duplicate]

Are the results for Winterbash 2014 still up anywhere? Specifically the network-wide and individual site results? Some of us on travel.SE were trying to remember how many of each were achieved. (EDIT)...
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Should we make the Red Baron hat trigger a permanent badge?

During Winterbash 2014, there was a hat called Red Baron, which was earned by giving an answer scoring 5 or better to question that had a score of −3 or worse at the time of answering and later rose ...
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Winter Bash 2014 post-mortem

I left out a lot of detail in my recent Winter Bash 2014 wrapup because it was too "inside baseball" for the general public. Before I forget, I thought I should put my post-mortem to metapost. Things ...
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Mistletoe hat (in 2014 Winter Bash) and SE servers

I've just read blog summary about ended 2014 Winter Bash. One thing, that interested me, is: and Mistletoe (207 times to 154 users). Due to timezones, we were pretty generous with the timing. But ...
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Maintaining secrecy of secret hats [duplicate]

Winter Bash 2014 was fun, especially the "secret hat" concept. However, by the time I found out about it, all the secret hats were not 'secret' anymore. I don't mean that revealing secret hats is a ...
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Why was my Secret Hat answer deleted?

I posted an answer on the Winterbash 2014 secret hats post which has now been deleted. Why was my answer deleted? I'm pretty confident that post is what got me the Eureka hat, so I can't understand ...
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Winter Bash 2014 closing remarks - ideas for next year [closed]

Last year we had a question like this, and other SE staff members have supported one this year, and nobody seems to have made one yet. Hence: What does everybody want for next year's Winter Bash? It'...
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Winterbash hat delay? [duplicate]

Is there a delay on some of the winter hats? For instance, yesterday I asked a question from my mobile app, and never got the on the road hat. The criteria for that hat simply says ask a question ...
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Why should I have to download an app to get the BugDroid hat?

I'm viewing the site on my Android tablet, but I don't get any hat for that because I am using a Web browser. Why is the hat only awarded to those who succumb to the pressure to be treated as second ...
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“Fascinating” holiday hat [duplicate]

So... I just got a new hat today. I can't understand how I got it, and since it's secret hat (which is also weird), it doesn't show up in the "WinterBash 2014" page. It's called "Fascinating" hat, and ...
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“On The Road” hat is Americentric

Why does the "On The Road" hat largely feature a cap labelled "USA"? Did you forget that only ~25% of your unique visitors are connecting from the USA? I can't wear this hat because it would show ...
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Accepted answer with no votes but no Naruto hat awarded?

The Naruto hat is supposed to be issued for answering a question, getting marked as the accepted answer and then having no votes over a 12 hour period... like this, I guess? What am I missing?
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When accounts are merged, are hats also?

If accounts get merged during WinterBash, do hats get transferred as well? Just curious.
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How to get Kofia Hat? [duplicate]

I do not mean that I deserved a Kofia hat, but today I asked and answered questions, all of which have at least one upvote. Are there another requirement for the hat? Kofia first post ...
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How many hats can be obtained with one question?

What is the maximum number of hats that a user can earn by posting only one question?
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ho-ho-ho hat is missing

Last year, I earned the "ho-ho-ho" hat on the 25th December. If I remember correctly, any user could earn it by just logging in on the site on 25 December. This year I waited for 25th December as well ...
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Why is the Community User collecting hats, and who decides what she wears? [duplicate]

I do understand the role of the community user - it is a record keeping device that owns all activity that is no longer controlled by a specific named user. Even with that knowledge, however, I found ...
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How do hats modify users' behavior?

How are users modifying their behavior because of Winterbash 2014? What have you seen, positive and negative? I've seen some comments on various Winterbash posts about the behaviors the hats ...
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iOS application hat bug? [duplicate]

I've been using the iOS application for 2 days now and still no hat. Is it some sort of bug? As a matter of fact, I'm writing this question on my phone. Oh... Well, the text use the iOS application ...
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I got Solstice for a comment on the 22nd? [duplicate]

I just got the Solstice Winterbash hat here on Meta Stack Exchange. Checking my activity, I have not posted or commented yesterday (the 21st). I do, however, have an upvoted comment today. That ...
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Is the “snow” effect on the Winter Bash page open source? [duplicate]

I don't know if it's the right place to ask this, please correct me if that's the case. The "snow" effect on the Winter Bash page is pretty cool, is that an open source plugin? I was looking at the ...
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Honesty time, is working with other users to get a hat considered cheating?

Let's say, I agreed with other users on one of SE sites to get a hat, for example the (5 answers in 30 minutes hat), each one of us will ask a question and the other five will answer quickly and so on,...
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Is it better if the colored winter hats displayed in The 2014 winter hats gallery?

I got several winter hats, so far (e.g. the one I wear now, colored ones). But it took me some times to make it match with the one displayed in the 2014 winter bash gallery (weird image with blue ...
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How often do the new hat checks get run?

I've noticed that it sometimes takes a little while for hats to be awarded. How often does the system run the checks for awarding new hats? Are all of the checks run at the same time with the same ...
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How can I earn the Resolution hat?

Do the comments I delete need to be mine? How can I find 10 comments to delete to earn the Resolution hat?
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I'm not earning Solstice [duplicate]

It's presently the 21st of December, and I've left a few comments today on RPG.SE. That seems to suggest I should get Solstice, which requires that I "post or comment on 12/21", but I'm not earning ...
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Profile picture not updated in leaderboard

I changed my profile picture for all sites 3 days ago, but still it shows my old profile picture in Leaderboard, I tried hard refresh also. It is same for individual site leaderboard Is this feature ...
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Bill Lumbergh - all 5 questions in a single Saturday?

From description of Bill Lumbergh hat - answer 5 questions on a Saturday (in UTC time) Two questions: Do all 5 answers have to be on the same Saturday ? (or can they spread across various (read 3)...
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Winter bash icon doesn't appear with Chrome browser on Android phone

The winter bash icon doesn't appear on my Android phone with the Chrome browser. From the image below, you can see it isn't present.
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What does `post` in `Got a tablet for Christmas` Hat mean?

The description of Got a tablet for Christmas hat is given when you post from the Stack Exchange app on 25th December 2014. My question is: The hat name has Tablet, so do we have to use the Stack ...
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Can you get Naruto for Posting a Selfie?

You can get the Naruto hat for posting an answer, getting accepted, and receiving no votes for 12 hours. My question is: Can you accept your own answer and still be awarded Naruto? Or is Naruto only ...
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Distinguishing hats earned on current site

If I look at any user profile on any site, there's no easy way to distinguish hats earned on the current site and hats earned elsewhere. It would be nice if there was a toggle button for that. This is ...
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When did the whole “hat” thing start? [duplicate]

This is the first year I've done the whole "winter bash" thing, and I was interested; how did this tradition start? Mainly, who (and why, and how) invented the idea of hats on avatars (on SE and ...
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Isn't Saint Lucia hat a bit dangerous? [closed]

I think it would be nicer if we get safer hats next time. Putting burning candles on my head!? Good thing that imitation crab is not alive.
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Let us be more creative with our hat placement [duplicate]

So, safe to say, I am fairly addicted to the hats. They are a lot of fun and their silliness is addictive. In the spirit of the winterbash, I am hoping we can be allowed to have more control of hat ...
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Can reindeers change into unicorns?

The winter bash page is pretty cool! However, there is a reindeer: Now while I have nothing against reindeers, unicorns are better. How about this: Now I'm not the best unicorn drawer, but ...
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Should general secret hats questions only be asked on SE Meta

I saw this question in Meta Arqade: How did I get a secret hat? Should it be asked on Meta Stack Exchange, instead of just Meta Arqade, a not-so-important-and-popular Meta? As the question is ...
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No hat for silver badge

I've earned a silver badge and my hat "werewolf hunter" is not enabled. Here is the screen And my hat is not wearable Is it a bug or a pebkac ?
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Received Bugdroid hat without using app

I got the Bugdroid hat last night on CodeGolf.SE. The thing is, I never used (or even downloaded) the Android app. Did this happen to anyone else, or should I be worried that my account got hacked (...
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Didn't get “On The Road” Hat or “Bugdroid” Hat

Yesterday evening, I posted this question from my android device using Android app SoClient I didn't get "On The Road" hat or "BugDroid" Hat. Is there any other thing which plays role here?
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Collect hat stats please

Last year I was curious about some hat stats (How many hats did each site get?). Unfortunately, this data wasn't collectable at the time I asked. Please consider collecting the data this year. You ...
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Please implement hats in the mobile StackExchange App [duplicate]

I am aware of Hats on iOS app? . This is a feature request to the developers to add hats to the app. I know everyone would love the ability to see those amazing pieces of apparel, and I'm wondering ...
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Will there be Winter Bash-related contests for Winter Bash 2014?

Last year, there were several contests related to Winterbash. Will there be Stack Exchange-sponsored contests related to winterbash-2014 this year? Winter Bash Question Will there be contests this ...
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What exactly does “Kofia” hat description mean?

first post between 12/26 and 1/1 Does that mean your very first post as a user should be made in those days? Or that you should be the first user to post any post on a site starting 12/26? Or ...
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Hats are really small [duplicate]

Like, really, really, really small. No option to resize. Changing hats does not change the size, unfortunately all other hats become just as small.
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If I click “an edit has been applied to this post”, hatz disappear!

I just went to a question. It was edited and the banner saying that "an edit has been applied to this post, click to load" appeared. I clicked it and then the avatars of the editor and OP lost their ...
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Please allow me to wear my hat upside down

I want to wear my hat upside down but the rotate control seems to be fixed so I can't. Please remove this terrible restriction so that I can use hats as they weren't intended! :-) See also the ...
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Hat doesn't shift tabs on profile

Open your profile page. Open your activity page. On the latter (and how I think it should be): If the user is wearing a hat that extends into the tabs, the tabs are given a margin-left with js so ...
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Is wearing/changing hat considered as changing profile picture?

I know. I know. I know it's very easy to change a profile picture, but I'm still asking this as this question is related to a secret hat called Chameleon and to earn this hat you just need to change ...
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No hats related to Christmas?

I think there should be some santa hats for winterbash ? I don't see any related to Christmas .