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Questions tagged [winter-bash-2015]

For questions about the Winter Bash (holiday hats) to celebrate the end of the year 2015.

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Winter Bash 2015 Secret Hats

I just received my first Winter Bash 2015 Secret Hat, so I decided to start the traditional Secret Hats and how to get them spoiler question. Note: Please edit the primary list of secret hats with ...
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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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What exactly is the process to earn Hat Trick hat? [duplicate]

I am changing my hat on profile for three different days wearing different hats. I also earned hats on Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Still I have not got this hat.
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Spanish translation for Greeter hat is incorrect

Recently, I have been having trouble getting the Greeter hat. I live in Argentina, so therefore, Stack Exchange sites shows me spanish text when available. This is the case for hat descriptions. ...
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Votes, deleted content and “Vote Early, Vote Often”

So, I vote on a lot of material. I also delete vote a fair bit of material that I've voted on too. I know from experience that when you delete a post you have voted on within the same day, you get ...
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Can we have much more complex 2015 Winter Bash hats?

We are only a few hours into Winter Bash 2014, and already almost all the secret hats have been found and understood. This is all very well, but it leads to a very rapid spike of posts and votes (not ...
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What should we do for Winter Bash 2016? [closed]

This is in the same vein as Winter Bash closing remarks - ideas for next year as What should we consider for next year's Winter Bash?. I figured we might as well have one for this year. . . So, ...
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The Quest for the Winter Chickens of the Bash [closed]

It is that time of the year again, winter is coming, and while all the ponies are busy hanging home-made icicles to the roofs of their houses, here we are again collecting hats and wondering about the ...
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Could we get some detailed hat stats for 2015?

I am still missing the ideals presented in Collect hat stats please and How many hats did each site get?. The Hats off blog post doesn't satisfy. For each site: What is the ratio of Thalia to ...
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Winter Bash 2015 post-mortem

I was a big fan of Jon's approach to wrapping up Winter Bash last year, pairing the traditional blog post with a deeper dive here on meta. So I'm stealing it continuing to implement a successful ...
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Where did the hats go?

For some reason, I can no longer access the Winterbash 2015 page--when I try, I get redirected to the Stack Exchange promotions page instead, just like Winterbash is over. Except, we should still have ...
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What positive behavior is each hat encouraging?

Hats are like badges you can wear, it's well known. Badges exist to encourage and reward positive behavior and contributions; in theory the same goes for hats, including the hidden ones. I'm willing ...
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Is there a list of what each of the Winter Bash hats is named after?

Many are self explanatory (Batman), or nearly so (A New Hope). But some are more obscure. I'm especially curious about "Weed Eater". As a fan of Stephen King's The Dark Tower series, the term "Weed ...
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Why didn't I get the Hairboat's revenge hat?

According to the secret hat trigger list: So I left this comment: It's been over 4 hours and I still don't have the hat. What gives?
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Will you publish Winter Bash 2015 source code for snowball animation?

I like the snowball animation for Winter Bash 2015 - do you plan to make the source code public? It would be a great inspiration for making similar animations for our own projects!
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2015 Secret Hats: Is the Archimedes hat still up for grabs?

I would very much like to earn the Archimedes hat. The two tips for earning this coveted hat are the following: Solve these riddles and it's yours. (Sound familiar?) Running naked through the ...
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Can we get some hints for the 2015 secret hats?

We're a week into Winter Bash 2015, and a lot of secret hats have been found. How do you get these secret hats for yourself? Well, figuring that out is half the fun! I mean, you could be boring and ...
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My winter hats don't work “An error occurred while changing the hat” on StackOverflow.com [closed]

The error that appears in a little red box: An error occurred while changing the hat My winter hats broke after I added an account that had an old question linked to it. During the merge process it ...
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I did not get the Greeter hat

On biology stack exchange, I had reviewed a new first question and upvoted it. Then I edited it. The edit was definitely in the post body. After I edited it, I did not get the hat so about 20-30 ...
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Please could hats be ordered by when they were earned?

Like several others, I've been keeping an eye on the leaderboards for Winter Bash 2015. One thing I've found annoying is that when people gain a new hat and change position, it's not always clear ...
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Can we add a badge having similar criteria as Weed Eater hat?

I suggest that we turn the Weed Eater hat of Winter Bash 2015 into a permanent badge. I'm not sure what name it should be given, or what color the badge should be. Perhaps we can introduce several ...
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How to share my Darth Vader winter hat display picture on facebook?

As a part of winter bash, Stack Exchange is celebrating the end of the year with hats! I love my SO display picture with these cool hats! Is there anyway I can save them and then share them? I ...
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Winter Bash - no Greeter hat

On this Post: Click on link using VBA I did edit it I did upvote it Its his first Post I didn't get the Greeter hat. Did i miss something?. Additional Information: That one upvote also triggered ...
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Wrong image alt text on Winter Bash 2015

I had just a network issue while loading the main page on my mobile and I was greeted with a Winter Bash 2013 text. I had to double check the url, it seems that the alt text is broken.
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Will the hat be removed if my question is deleted? [duplicate]

I earned a hat by posting a question on meta site. Will the hat be removed if the question is deleted?
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How to get Researcher Hat?

How i am supposed to get a Researcher Hat for Winter BASH 2015? I tried to use the site search functionality on 3 consecutive UTC days.
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What exactly is the Fan-hat-ic hat? [duplicate]

With the Fan-hat-ic hat what is based off from? I swear I've seen that design before but i just can't think of where. Also if the reason isn't obvious, why is it associated with fanatics (which is ...
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Why did Winter Bash 2015 go down? [duplicate]

It appears that Winter Bash just went down. The Winter Bash site now redirects to http://stack exchange.com/promos. Additionally, the snowflake and my hats have disappeared from my view. Is this a ...
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Hat on profile disappears after acknowledging an earned badge [duplicate]

On the Activity section of the profile page, there's a little blue hat in the top-right corner of the badge section. When I receive a badge, it gets partially covered by a congratulatory message. When ...
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Users with the highest number of hats, per site

How can I see the users who earned the highest number of hats until now on a per-site basis? The maximum I saw was 19 (earned by two users) but I don't think this is the actual highest one.
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Double hats on profile page [closed]

I just earned a tag badge, and the "Congratulations!" box had another copy of my hat-tally added to it: Whaddup-wid-hat?
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z-index on badge icon is incorrect with hats overlapping it

See that image above. The hat comes out of the gravatar and overlaps the badge count. What should happen is that the hat should cover the badges. However, it doesn't cover the badge icon. Now the ...
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“Congratulations! Thanks to your efforts you have earned” box appears on top of the hat picker

Normally the hat picker is on top of the "Badges" box in your activity tab, but when there's a "Congratulations" there, the hat picker appears behind it: Also, as @MikeMiller mentions, the hat ...
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Why can't I see hats on my phone using the app [duplicate]

I am loving the winter bash and I love that there are things to do on your phone to get a hat. But then you can't see them on the phone. You can't even see a list of earned hats. I am using the ...
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Hats Load on Pages, but don't always go away

I had an interesting problem with hats loading oddly this afternoon: When I changed the hats on a separate tab, the hats loaded in, but never left, which was awkward for all of us. I was running ...
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Zombie page when actual last page got exactly 20 items [closed]

Few minutes ago, I clicked the last page in the Stack Exchange Network Leaderboard: Just to be greeted with an empty and sad page: Manually going to the previous page (2186 at the time) ...
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What is the exact required timing to get the “Speedy Delivery” hat?

The short description for the Speedy Delivery hat reads answer within 30 minutes of the question being asked, scoring 3 and getting accepted I am not sure as to how the timing works here. Do I ...
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Missing hat in the list

This guy have 5 hats but it reflects only 4, hope this is bug. Confused how he opened the closed question.
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What are the requirements to get the “Weed Eater” hat?

The hat's description says answer a question qualifying for the Tumbleweed badge that gets accepted During the winter bash, I answered a question that is a tumbleweed, and it got accepted; yet I ...
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429 Too Many Requests error on winter bash site

After looking through the top 20 pages of the leader board on the winter bash, if I go to the next page I get this error: Too many requests. Wait 40 seconds before requesting this resource again. ...
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Winterbash Hats: localized description

I have visited http://winterbash2015.stackexchange.com/ to see more about hats It shows me localized description for hats (Russian). A bit strange after English-only SO.com, I'm Ok with English, but ...
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One click to my community Leaderboard

Yes, I do check my community leaderboard frequently, hard for me to go every time over there. Is there any chance to get direct link in snowflake menu?
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Choose Winter Bash language

For some reason the Winter Bash page is in Spanish. It might be because in my Accept-Language HTTP header Spanish has more priority than English. But the Spanish page is so confusing for me, because ...
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A bug with the Hats Beanie display [duplicate]

I recently noticed this bug while visiting a new site: Having the beanie overlapped like that is rather annoying to be honest. Not sure if it is a wrong z-index value or relative positioning issues.
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Hat position is wrong in iOS app, scrolls with page

When visiting my profile on the mobile app, my hat scrolls with the page: It doesn't stay linked to my icon at the top. I'm on an iPhone 6+ running iOS 9.2 and version 1.4.1 of the SE app.
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Does delete votes count for “vote early vote often” hat?

Let me keep it simple. Related to "vote early vote often" hat, what's the exact criteria? "cast a total of 250 votes on any seven consecutive UTC days" is it up, down and delete votes taken ...
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Melpomene hat is not awarded for flagging spam?

The description of the Melpomene hat reads: "participate in successfully closing or deleting a question". I've found that it is awarded generously: you don't have to have be able to cast close votes ...
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Winter bash 2015 : People crazy about hats [closed]

I saw Users get crazy to wear different hats. But I really think is this worth anything. There will be no value of your hat after some days. Your hats will be taken off forcefully. Really big reason ...
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Do not show hats to people who haven't visited the site

I have seen a user who has not visited the site since Winter Bash has started, and still, his avatar shows a hat. In my opinion, this is at least disrespectful to them. Therefore I suggest that hats ...