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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Make it clear that certain hats can be awarded earlier, in their description

Time based hats, e.g. A New Hope can be awarded as soon as 12-14 hours before the actual time stated in the hat description, as explained nicely here. However, this is far from being trivial, and ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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Can Community get secret hats?

The Community user can get hats, just like any other user, and moderators of a site can dress its Community user in her hats. But can she earn secret hats? Currently she has only these 5 hats, none ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...