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Questions tagged [winter-bash-2018]

For questions about the Winter Bash (holiday hats) to celebrate the end of the year 2018.

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Thanks SE, love the swag!

In the Amazing 2018 Stuff-A-Way, SE sent me the following: I just wanted to say thank you. I already put the stickers on my travel trunks and had to wash the mug three times by now. Unfortunately, ...
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I did not receive any email asking for my address for the “Amazing 2018 Stuff-A-Way” swag - what to do?

I've participated in the Amazing 2018 Stuff-A-Way, here's my answer. The question/contest has been closed at the end of January, and the participants have apparently been emailed with a question ...
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Will the Winter Bash 2018 site be available all year?

I didn't know when Winter Bash would end, so when my hat disappeared, I thought that the site would be closed, too. But it was still open, so I could add a new animated knitting to my answer. Will it ...
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Announcing Our Amazing 2018 Stuff-A-Way! [closed]

Mar 5 UPDATE: This order is proving a bit more laborious to expedite than our vendor had originally anticipated, so these boxes haven't been shipped out yet. Anyone who filled in a form should receive ...
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Does accepting your own answer count for earning the “Rep Hunter” hat?

If I asked 5 questions and answered them all, and then accepted them, would I have earned the Rep Hunter hat?
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What will happen when Winter Bash is over?

Tomorrow (January 2nd 2019) is the day that Winter Bash will be gone. So I am thinking: Will there be some sort of a final ranking page? It would be nice so I don't need to keep going to the ...
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Why is the Winter Bash chatroom not linked to this site?

The Winter Bash chatroom is not linked to a particular site, so there are no hats available for getting a star on New Year's Eve. In my opinion, it should be linked to this site (i.e., Meta Stack ...
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What does the trigger for Glasses With A Number On Top actually mean?

The description of the Glasses With A Number On Top says post a message in chat within ±12 hours of the UTC New Year's begin that gets starred But what does this mean? ±12 hours could mean around ...
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When does the 2018 Winter Bash end?

On the blog we are told "that on January 2 all hats will be taken back to storage." Does that mean the Winter Bash includes the second or is the first the last day? Times help clear up ambiguity: ...
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The Winter Bash 2018 Leaderboard is redirecting to an error page [closed]

Clicking on the leaderboard link redirects to https://winterbash2018.stackexchange.com/error?aspxerrorpath=/leaderboard (instead of just /leaderboard). That page says, I just wanted to see if ...
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Clicking “Let us pick” button removes the hat from the top right corner

Feels like a regression of an old bug we had in 2015: Hat on profile disappears after acknowledging an earned badge "Congratulations! Thanks to your efforts you have earned" box appears on ...
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Make a “gif” knitting

How do all of you make a gif knit with the winter bash knitting website? I saw a couple of gifs from this question here And I thought maybe I could make mine into one. But I'm not too sure how?
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No Silencium hat for 15 days

I have got a question on Stack Overflow in Russian created Dec 12, 2018, 19:58 MSK — and it still has no answers for 15 days. Is it a bug?
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What is the additonal criteria to fullfill for Red Baron Hat?

On Movies & TV SE, I qualified for Red Baron Hat twice but never got it. From Winter Bash page: answer a question scoring -3 or lower; the question eventually becomes 3+ and your answer becomes ...
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Why no Solstice hat?

There appears to be no Solstice hat this year (unless it's super secret). I haven't seen anyone with a Solstice hat, and it's not on the Winter Bash 2018 Hat list. Where in the World hats that looked ...
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Is there a reason why this year's Winter Bash site prevents crawling?

This year's Winter Bash site has robots.txt which prevents the whole1 site from being crawled. User-agent: * Disallow: / Is there a reason why robots.txt was added to this year's WB site? 1The main ...
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Are there new hats to be revealed during this Winter Bash?

Are there new hats to be revealed during this Winter Bash? I remember that this was done in some earlier Winter Bash. This Winter Bash already feels a bit exhausted: all accessible hats are collected, ...
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This year's Winter Bash is super hard

I always look forward to Winter Bash. This year it feels really hard to get any hats. And because of this I kind of quit giving it much thought after a few days. That's a shame because it takes a ...
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What does the trigger for It Ain't Easy Being Cheesy actually mean?

It Ain't Easy Being Cheesy Wear 6 hats, changing hats here in 6 days Does this mean wearing six hats across the network, but keeping one hat on for six days? Does it mean wearing six hats in six ...
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If I delete and recreate an account with association bonus, will I get the Still Fresh hat?

The Still Fresh hat has the following trigger: be a user on the site for less than 6 months before Winter Bash, or join during Winter Bash; have earned at least 25 reputation Suppose I have an old ...
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Pre-conditions for the SO Goes Flapper

The description for the "SO Goes Flapper" hat says: post an answer with fewer than 600 characters that gets accepted while there is a competing answer with more than 600 characters But, it feels ...
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Is the site association bonus taken into account for Brunhilde hat? [duplicate]

The Brunhilde hat is described as: earn 150 reputation points on three different sites (not including Stack Overflow) within 15 days. Does the +100 site association bonus count towards the ...
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Are the Winter Bash Hats Temporary or Permanent? [duplicate]

I was wondering: are the Winter Bash hats a temporary thing that disappears after some time, or are they here to stay and can we use them whenever we like? Edit: If the hats disappear after a couple ...
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How close am I to earning the Gonna Find Out hat?

Per the answer to Winter Bash 2018 Hat list, it takes 150 votes to earn the Gonna Find Out hat. I have voted more than 150 times on this site alone, so I assume that I must vote 150 times during ...
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Is there a query that returns answers one vote away from the Pizza hat?

I want to identify answers that are just one vote away from the Pizza Hat (was Extra Toppings last year). Searching for "pizza" or "toppings" on SEDE did not reveal a suitable query. How to query for ...
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How do I return to the original image?

Before clicking on "Done", I had this image before starting to knit. Now I can't see it, because I have an old image replaced. Can I return to this original image? Image used from here.
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Why are glasses considered hats?

Some hats appear to be tuxedos, martinis, or glasses: Retro Fan ...and yet these are called hats, instead of say some broader category such as "party wear" or "novelty disguise" or something. ...
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Why are “Gonna Find Out” hats already being awarded?

The description for the ‘Gonna Find Out’ hat is: cast 150 votes on questions or answers I've come across a few users with “Gonna Find Out” hats. Since Winter Bash has only been on for 3 days and ...
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Winterbash Login asking me to join SO?

When I attempt to login into the Winterbash page (i.e.https://winterbash2018.stackexchange.com/auth/login) I am redirected to a page to join Stack Overflow (i.e.https://stackoverflow.com/users/join) ...
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Skipping reviews suffices for gaining the Peacekeeper hat

Yesterday, I performed a smashing four reviews on Graphic Design, but I skipped through further nineteen of them (mod-only link). Still, I got the Peacekeeper hat. I reproduced this on English ...
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Show off your hats! (2018 edition)

Since 241,378 hats have already been earned by the time I'm writing this, and I think I found the perfect hat for my avatar already, why don't we start showing them off like last year? Post hats, ...
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Will there be some kind of award for participation in this year's Winter Bash?

Stack Overflow frequently gives out swag for contests, such as the Stack Overflow's 10 Million Questions contest. More recently, more contests were organised including Who cut the cheese? and Time for ...
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What is the shape of the Knitting canvas?

The knitting canvas of Winter Bash 2018 has a weird shape: What is this shape supposed to represent, if anything?
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How many secret hats are there for Winter Bash 2018?

Found this discussion How many secret hats are there for WinterBash 2013? from 2013 which @TimPost revealed the secret number was 42. How many secret hats are there for Winter Bash 2018 and do we ...
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Cannot save knitted hat on latest Safari

When I click the "DOWNLOAD" link on the Winter Bash hat knitting tool, I get this error message: Safari can’t open the page “blob:https://winterbash2018.stackexchange.com/a0dda976-17cf-4ae3-b012-...
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The icon positions are changed in the Top(bar) hat

I am aware that Monica Cellio suggested the Top(bar) Hat. When compared with the current actual top bar, the icon positions of achievements and review are interchanged. Even in Monica Cellio's ...
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What is the frequency of Winter-Bash Leaderboard updating?

I noticed an anomaly in the Physics Winter-Bash 2018 leaderboard, relevant image here, with the "leader" being 3 hats behind the second runner up. (Checked by going to profile pages, yes I am ...
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The Lord of the Hats: The Return of the Chicken 🐔 [closed]

...Also known as "The Quest for the Winter Chicken of the Bash, Part 3" (part 2 here). So, winter has come again. As every year, the staff members try their best to hide some funny Easter eggs, ...
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Isn't there a hat for a bounty receiver?

I just got awarded a bounty in this site, but I don't see any hat appearing. Is there any?
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Winter Bash 2018 icon disappeared

After I clicked on the Winter Bash icon, instead of showing the hats notification screen the icon just dissappeared: Now it's missing on all the StackExchange sites. If that matters, the icon showed ...
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Winter Bash 2018 doesn't want to Let Me Go

Everytime I try to opt-out, I get this error message: This is what I get in the console: And it responds with the following: I tried, again and again and again. This happens accross the whole ...
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Winterbash knitting - fill mode doesn't work

When I create a boundary such as: and switch to fill mode: and click inside the boundary, the entire screen is filled: I expected only the area inside the boundary to be filled. If I click ...
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Winter Bash: “Member of The Hand” hat description

Checking the description of the Member of The Hand hat, it says: post a question on answer on meta or on the main site that appears with the New Contributor indicatior and gets a score of 3 It ...
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Winter Bash 2018 hat names

Here is a list of the 'etymology' for the Winter Bash 2017 hats. Everything about the naming (whether related to Stack Exchange mechanics, memes or anything else that isn't obvious to most readers) ...
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Old man got Still Fresh here? [closed]

per le descriptione of Still Fresh: be a user on the site for less than 6 months before Winter Bash, or join during Winter Bash; have earned at least 25 reputation I joined Meta in February 2017 ...
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Winter Bash 2018 Knitting

This year's Winter Bash got us great hat challenges, but it also gave us a very nice tool for knitting on the main Winter Bash site. Is there a challenge related to this knitting tool? Here is my ...
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Got Silencium on a question with no answers for 15 min

I've received the Silencium hat on a question with no answers for 15 min. Pretty sure it shouldn't be the case: ask a question that gets no answers within a week of being posted
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How does the Team Player hat get triggered?

The criteria for the Team Player hat states: visit the Stack Overflow for Teams landing page at stackoverflow.com/teams I've visited the page 30 min ago, scrolled up and down and still haven't ...
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Winter Bash top bar not responsive enough on very narrow screens

I like the responsiveness of the Winter Bash page, but I found one small problem: on very narrow screens, the user information in the top bar will shift down and overlap the Winter Bash logo: It's ...
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Winter Bash 2018 Hat list

Here we go again, the Winter Bash is here and the hats are listed below. The list has the same format as always, there are only two answers: one for the secret hats, and one for the regular hats. The ...