Questions tagged [winter-bash-2016]

For questions about the Winter Bash (holiday hats) to celebrate the end of the year 2016.

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Can we have a 2016 Winter Bash wrap-up with stats?

Following the tradition of previous years 1, 2, now that the wrap-up blog post about Winter Bash has been posted, can we have some more stats about hats? Including: A count of all hats awarded How ...
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What is the sorting for ties on the Winter Bash leader board?

There are four of us that got all the hats. However I'm slightly baffled by the order we appear. I'm wondering what the order is where there is a tie (like the four of us in first place). Some things ...
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Bug in awarding “First Responder” hat

I was awarded the "First Responder" hat late yesterday on Community Building. As you can see the hat was awarded later than "Epiphany" (Jan 6th). This is because there is a bug (or loophole) in the ...
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Changing hats: “An error occurred while changing the hat - please try again”

Every time I try to change hats, I get an error message. This started happening after I got my account merged with old account; prior to that hats worked fine for me. This is probably the same ...
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Epiphany hat in another language except on Winterbash Hat List [duplicate]

I just got the Epiphany hat, but it had a weird description: Seeing this, I went to the hat list on the Winter Bash page to see if this was just a secret hat with a different description since these ...
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3 Tumbleweeds, no Lifesaver [duplicate]

I went on a hunting trip for the Lifesaver hat on Stack Overflow en español. and three of my answers to tumbleweeds were accepted: Cómo interpretar los resultados del profiler en Netbeans 8.1 No ...
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Maverick hat not awarded during bounty

This question is intertwined with an earlier one I posted Maverick Hat BOUNTY rules? I answered a -3 question on January 1 and on the same day I placed a bounty on it. The bounty, which I cannot ...
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Does self-answers count towards the Fiery hat?

The description for Fiery is: post five answers that each get a score of at least 3 Does it include self-answers that get a score of at least 3?
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Can the Maverick hat be made a silver badge? [duplicate]

It seems that there are no badges similar to the criteria of the Maverick hat: answer +5 a -3 question that goes to +3 This badge would promote users to answer many underrated good questions. ...
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Why is The Hatter secret hat so named? [duplicate]

The Hatter secret hat is described below. Copied from here The Hatter Why is it called The Hatter? I cannot figure out the relevance of the name. From what I remember, it would make sense if it was ...
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Issue with winter bash 404 error page [duplicate]

There is an issue with a particular link's 404 error page in the Winter Bash 2016 For the invalid URLs we get the response as generic 404 error page. Few examples: http://winterbash2016....
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“Third Time's A Charm” has conflicting descriptions?

When I looked on the Winterbash 2016 page where they describe about each of the hats, there is a description of "Third Time's A Charm". Which says: hit the reputation cap on three different days ...
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Winter bash 2016 easter eggs? [closed]

Over the course of the years, the winter bash site has featured multiple easter eggs. For example, in 2015, it was possible to force the stickmen walking around on the page to sit down in an heart ...
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My Answer has met the criteria for the Maverick hat. Yet, I have no hat

More efficient way to clean a column of strings and add a new column Was a -3 question in which I answered and has subsequently become a 3+ question along with my answer becoming 5+. Are there other ...
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Maverick Hat BOUNTY rules?

The following is the procedure needed in order to win the coveted Maverick hat during Winter Bash 2016/17 Find a question that is scored -3. Answer it. Wait until your answer is scored +5 ...
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Allow the flipping of Winter Bash hats

Some hats are asymmetric, as are some avatars. Rotation helps some, but really, we need the option of flipping the hat as well. Just look at my avatar with the Sherlock Holmes hat. I want the looking ...
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Is 'Mmmm Bacon' hat in poor taste?

I hold the stack community to very high standards in everything from technical discussions to being acutely aware of cultural sensitivities. As a vegetarian and animal lover I found the 'Bacon' simply ...
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Would it have been possible to get both versions of “Where in the World” with an account-merger?

There are two different versions of the hat "Where in the World?", which, according to the list of hat-triggers, is awarded [f]or participating on a site, when it's December 21 (the December ...
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How do you make a background like winter bash?

I love the background on the Winter Bash page (found here winterbash2016.stackexchange.com). How is it done? I noticed that there are some images, but how did they make the images and how are they ...
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Ability to suppress “participation medal” hat notifications - feature request

I understand the obvious point of having "participation medal" type rewards, including hats (e.g. "logged into the site on specific date") in the larger design of the system. I'm talking about hats ...
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Is there something wrong with “Mmmm Bacon” hat mechanism? [duplicate]

Today while searching I voted on a question and suddenly got a hat so out of curiosity I checked it and it said I received a "Mmmm Bacon" hat, as shown below. Now the question is how a hat that is ...
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Winter Bash Snaphat Hat [duplicate]

I have a doubt, I just received the Snaphat hat for a question that was made 2 days ago and I answered two days ago, but until today I have not had more than 3 votes and it has been accepted today. ...
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Make hat tooltip (and everywhere) more clear

Currently the hat count shows the count of different hats (because one hat can be earned more then once), but even the tooltip doesn't explain that: My request is to add the word "different" (or ...
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Three Polymath notifications - from 3 questions, or 9?

I got three notifications about hats today: Does this mean I earned the hat once, for well-received answers on those three sites, or three times, for well-received answers on 9 sites?
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Is Lifesaver awarded for self-answering?

The description of Lifesaver is as follows: accepted answer to Tumbleweed If I have a Tumbleweed question and answer it myself with 1 upvote, will I earn the hat?
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How to make a hat larger in winter bash? [duplicate]

In previous years it was possible to resize the hat easily. Now I don't know how to do it. The default size of the hat is too small, how do I make it bigger?
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Superfluous hat description for Philantropist

The Philantropist hat says: Award a bounty, to someone else, on the last day of hats While you can place a bounty on your own question, you cannot award a bounty to yourself. Why does the ...
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How is this still a thing? (Hat for accepted answer with no votes)

There was a hat last year awarded to answers that were accepted but did not receive any votes for 12 hours (Naruto). This year it has been repeated as a secret hat The only legitimate situation that ...
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How can I save my hats?

The Winter Bash hats look too good to let disappear into the hat box at the end of the bash! Sure it's possible to screenshot them, but is it possible to download a copy of them, to have in all their ...
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Why did it take so long for my Polymath hat?

The hat description is: post at least one well-received answer on three different sites during Winter Bash (not including Stack Overflow) I have posted these three answers on three different sites:...
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A list of what each of the Winter Bash 2016 hats are named after

Continuing the tradition of asking for the meanings of hats. Hats like What's up doc can be deciphered easily as related to our favorite cartoon. However, hats like Running Ragged are difficult to ...
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For the Running Ragged hat, do you need 150 on each individual site, or collectively? [duplicate]

The Running Ragged hat say: earn 150 reputation points on three different sites (not including Stack Overflow) within 15 days. Does this mean that you must collectively earn 150 reputation points ...
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Why is the hat called 'Mmmm Bacon'? [duplicate]

It's not awarded yet, but the participation hat for December 30th (give or take a few timezones) will be Mmmm Bacon. That's wonderful, because almost* everybody here loves baconcitation needed. ...
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On a site leaderboard, how are the nine hats shown for participants with more than nine chosen?

When I look at the leaderboard for the Mathematica site where I have been awarded 13 hats, nine of these hats are shown. I don't see any particular pattern to the ones that show up. How are they ...
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I earned I Have A Little Dreidel for getting an upvote on a question, without doing anything

Here on Meta.SE I received the I Have A Little Dreidel hat when I got an upvote on this question last night, before I did anything - the first thing that I did on SE was go to the Puzzling, and then I ...
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The Snaphat still doesn’t work as described

In this answer, Sklivvz announced that in the next built after the 21st, 13:37 UTC, the Snaphat should be fixed and working as described. Yet I was awarded the Snaphat twice without the conditions ...
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What is considered “well-received” for Polymath?

The description for Polymath is: post at least one well-received answer on three different sites during Winter Bash (not including Stack Overflow) What is considered "well-received"?
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Winter Bash 2016 - why unicorn so small

I am not sure whether I am the only one noticing this, but if you have a look at the bottom of the Winter Bash page, there is one massive reindeer on the left and one tiny unicorn to the right. Sure, ...
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Do bounty rep deductions count against the Running Ragged hat?

The Running Ragged description states: earn 150 reputation points on three different sites (not including Stack Overflow) within 15 days. I've not received the hat yet, but I've earned 242 rep on ...
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Can the description for Snaphat be changed?

It seems that the description of Snaphat is still not changed to match its implementation. As quoted from Why was the snaphat not awarded? Or why was it awarded incorrectly?: While the description ...
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Got “Bûche de Noël” hat on Dec 24 instead of “Have a little Dreidel”

Today (Dec 24, ~11AM local time, 10AM UTC) when I voted on a post (both Ask Ubuntu and Meta SE), I received the "Bûche de Noël" hat on both sites. However, the description of that hat on http://...
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How can I find out what time my hat was awarded?

If I'm away from my keyboard I miss seeing the notification that I have received a new hat. How can I found out what time it was awarded? Knowing the (historical) hat award time would be useful when ...
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Can we translate the description of Epiphany back to English?

The hat, "Epiphany", currently has a description in a language other than English (not Italian): La Befana vien di notte con le scarpe tutte rotte I can't read that and a lot of other users will ...
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Can we make the 011 hat clearer?

The description for the hat, "011" is not that clear: Collect 11 hats Even I was confused with this. I realized that when it says collect 11 hats, it means collect 11 hats on a single site. For ...
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Winter Bash 011 hat [duplicate]

Today I got my 11th hat but I have not received the hat 011, whose requirement is to get 11 hats, I found it a bit strange since it has been a few hours since I got the 11th and I have not been given. ...
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Why can't we keep the hats after Winter Bash? [duplicate]

It would be great if the hats could be kept and worn after Winter Bash. Why can't the hats be kept for the year until the next Winter Bash? Furthermore, the design of the hats fit all seasons, not ...
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Why aren't there hats in the iOS App?

Why aren't hats shown in the iOS App? There does seem to be hats in the App as seen in the About page: As seen, I'm using the iOS App version 1.6.2.1, the TestFlight version.
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“Your Hats” is unreadable

The corner of the hat dialog has the title "Your Hats," but the dark grey text is unreadable on a dark blue background:
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Mobile site does not have Winter Bash pulldown in notification bar

There is no snowflake on the mobile site, and there does not appear to be any other way to see Winter Bash notifications. Workaround is to switch to desktop site on mobile to check.
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Make hat disappear on hover

No this is not a question for hat-haters. The problem here is that any user with the right hat in the right place with the right size can cover their reputation and even some badge counts: I actually ...