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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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When will the Winter Bash 2015 begin?

When will the Winter Bash 2015 begin? Any info on the non-secret hats?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hat icon appearing in top left of chat room, not over user picture

Why is the hat for bjb568's user profile in the top left of the screen rather than over his user icon? It seems to be attached to that line of messages. This is what happens when I scroll up: The ...
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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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Make the “hats” vs “no hats” choice instead “users can opt out” vs “users can opt in”

I realise I'm a bit late with this suggestion... It's too late to apply it to 2015, so treat it as a thought for 2016. Most sites are very positive about the "Winter Bash" hat-related activity. Some ...
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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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How do I interact with people?

I'm afraid I'm a little shy, and it's hard for me to find the right way to interact with the people. That said, I've tried several things, and nothing is working. For instance, when I click on one ...
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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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Hat counter has lost track

I just noticed the following on the Code Review Winterbash leaderboard: Now, if my math is correct, TopinFrassi has 5 hats and rolfl has 4 hats. Why doesn't the leaderboard agree with me here, is ...
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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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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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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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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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Got Hat Trick, but haven't hit rep cap

The description for Hat Trick is: hit the reputation cap on three different days I just earned this hat, but this is my reputation today so far. Note that I have two accepted answers, so I didn't ...
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Names can be hidden under hats in chat

If a user types a couple of lines right after each other in chat, the avatar grows to it's maximum size. So does the hat. Because of the size of the mask and the short length of the name, the name ...
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Will there be any remains from the Winter Bash after January 4th?

I feel like this question exists for every year (and the answer is no), but will there be any remains from the Winter Bash after January 4th, the description states no though, but I am a fairly new (...
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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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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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Can I lose a hat? [duplicate]

Yesterday I had the secret hat described as Hairboat's Revenge, but now I have lost this hat, is it possible?
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Are some hats manually awarded other than Archimedes?

This is just a curiosity that I had after reading this post: Can I lose a hat? Probably this is not the explanation here, but I was wondering if the Hairboat hat is awarded manually, which could ...
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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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Timey Wimey hat not awarded

The description of the Timey Wimey hat reads: edit 5 questions that were posted more than a year earlier I believe I have fulfilled this criterium on Stack Overflow: how to calibrate the ...
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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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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 ...