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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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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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Cannot see someone's hat collection on their SO or meta.SO profiles [closed]

Based on a quick sampling of a dozen users over a number of sites, it appears that you cannot see someone's hat collection on their network profile (makes sense) but, out of all the other sites and ...
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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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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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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 chasing : How old is old?

For the Living In The Future and the Timey Wimey hats, it is required to answer/edit an old post. But "old" is pretty subjective. So what time span defines "old" in this case?
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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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Winterbash page size doesn't match up with image locations

The Winterbash page using Chrome on iPad with iOS 9.2 does something weird with positioning images. That last house on the right: This happens in portrait and landscape. Post fix being pushed - here ...
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How to group or sort Winter Bash 2015 leaderboard in other ways?

I'd like to see different ways to display the information in the Winter Bash leaderboard. The leaderboard has lots of data, and changes frequently, so it would be infeasable to me to generate these ...
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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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Is it a hat or a cake?

I recently unlocked this hat: From the Winter Bash 2015, and I was wondering, because at first I thought it was a cake, and as not all of the things you can get are actually hats, I am wondering if ...
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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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Melpomene hat has contrast problems

The Melpomene hat is nearly invisible on some avatars and site designs because it lacks any outlining to prevent disappearing into white areas: (It similarly disappears into its own hat box on the ...
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Winter bash hat issue in mobile profile page [duplicate]

I noticed that my Winter bash hat, which is hovering over my profile picture on the profile site, has the following issue: When scrolling down on the page, the hat scrolls with you as if it had a '...
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Are the hats available on per-site metas? [duplicate]

I have voted on a number of posts, both on main sites and on their per-site meta's. This has resulted in the Sufganiyot hat for the main sites, but not for the per-site metas. From a discussion in ...
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Magical floating hats [duplicate]

On user profile page: Hats appear correctly positioned ... until the page is scrolled... App Version: 1.4.1 Device: iPhone 6 OS Version: Version 9.1 (Build 13B143)
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Don't show Private Beta sites in Leaderboard

Just noticed this in the Winter Bash Leaderboard when scrolling all the way down: Excited, I clicked to see the profiles on that site, e.g. this one, just to be greeted with... In my opinion,...
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Winter Bash hats - visibility [duplicate]

I just found this new feature of winter Hats and got my first one (Sufganiot) I told about it to a friend, and she said she doesn't see it on my profile. So my question is: Are they visible only to ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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 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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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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Are Thalia and Batman hats mutally exclusives?

I got Batman for editing a question that was reopened. Cool. But I also participated in the process, so I should also get Thalia hat, no? Can I get another hat in the process of being awarded one?
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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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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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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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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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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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No hats on mobile

I've scarcely touched my laptop over the winter break, satisfying my SO addiction entirely through the iOS app. (And occasionally the mobile website.) It's been a great exercise in seeing how livable ...
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How about a new hat for Joining / Opting for Winter Bash?

I'm a big, big fan of Hats, especially when it's with Winter Bash. I have a small query [or, consider suggestion] related to the Hats Collection available. All I want to ask, Can't there be a ...
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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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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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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 ...