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For questions about the Winter Bash (holiday hats) to celebrate the end of the year 2020, which will run from December 16th to January 4th.

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Unable to login to 2020 Winter Bash page

I'm trying to log in to the 2020 Winter Bash page. After clicking the "Log in or Sign up" it returns the below message: redirect_uri is not under the registered domain for this application ...
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Server error when trying to log in to Winter Bash 2020 Hat Dash after it has ended

Today I found this: Please make the Hat Dash leaderboard link a different color And was interested to see what this is: https://winterbash2020.stackexchange.com/ When I try to login, I get: Oops! ...
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Wrong usernames on the Winter Bash /stats page

In the public WB stats page, the usernames are incorrect. For example, "user1599751" is PeterJ, "user163529" is Shree, "user51" is Yaakov Ellis and so on.
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Please change the color of the hats/usernames on the Winter Bash 2020 /stats page

On the Winter Bash stats page, the color of the hat names and the users they were awarded to is not really a great color: It requires a bit more effort to read than, for instance, the stats from WB ...
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Winter Bash 2020 Closing Blog Post Feedback

We have just posted out Ciao Winter Bash 2020! post on the blog where we go over some of the highlights and stats of the event that just ended. Here is an excerpt: Nick and VonC earned the very first ...
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Winter Bash has ended, but the hats metadata still seems to be available

Winter Bash 2020 has ended, but I discovered an old Stack Overflow tab from a few days earlier which still had the snowflake hats icon on top. To my surprise, when I clicked it, I still got my list ...
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Winter Bash Leader-board search bar not working

Since now Winter Bash has ended, we can't see each others hats. But supposedly in the Winter Bash Leader-board you can search users by their name and see how many hats they got. But I tried searching ...
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The Winter Bash 2020 has ended. What are your thoughts?

I will share my thoughts first. I think the hat dash and the Defender of the Unicorn were fun games. Here are some comments of them: Hat Dash Defender of the Unicorn About Rules similar to Chrome T-...
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Hat does not display fully on a user's activity page [duplicate]

I'm aware Winter Bash is ending soon, but perhaps this could be fixed for next year's WB. As seen in the image below, my hat does not display fully. It appears that this can be fixed by removing ...
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How are the scores calculated in Winter Bash's "Hat-Dash"? [duplicate]

I recently noticed that in Winter Bash the scores are not proportional to time played and sometimes I scored more in less time. In this image you can clearly see the difference in scores and time ...
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When does Winter Bash really end?

I am just wondering what time exactly does the Winter Bash end. As mentioned in the FAQ here, it says: What is going on? Why do I see hats? From December 16th through January 4th, you'll be able to ...
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Is it possible to earn the Wa-Boushi hat for an answer on a meta site?

I am just wondering if it's possible to earn the Wa-Boushi hat on Meta Stack Overflow. I have this answer, it has 36 upvotes (lol hoping for more), but I am wondering if/when I get 40 upvotes, will I ...
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How is the site on which the Happy New Year hat is to be earned determined?

The Happy New Year hat is awarded for posting a chat message that gets starred within 12 hours of January 1, 2021 0:00 UTC. How is the site on which to award the hat determined exactly? I think this ...
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Why is the JavaScript file that deal with Winter Bash hats called "hakovaim.js"?

Looking through Network tab on Chrome developer tools, I noticed a file called "hakovaim.js" and in it seems to be code that controls the Winter Bash hats. Why was this name chosen? The word ...
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What else is required from me to earn the "Defender of the Unicorn" hat?

I managed to get an illegitimate score into the top of the leaderboard while circumventing the updated auto-ban system, and I reported how it was done. Unless there exists additional criteria that I'm ...
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Why didn't I get the Edward hat - Winter Bash?

Why am I not getting the Edward hat on English Language Learners (ELL)? I already asked seven positive scored question on seven different days, and I already earned the Curious badge two days ago on ...
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Backlog hat not awarded after requirements met

I answered a question ~380 days old and both my answer and the question have a positive score. Requirements were met a few hours ago. The requirements for Backlog: Answer a question from 2019 or ...
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Why is Winter Bash 2020 participation so high?

It may be the eye of the beholder, but Winter Bash 2020 seems to be much more popular than years before. Some evidence for this can be found in SEDE; I've tried to display the progress of some values ...
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Why are not all of the communities shown in hat display?

I was looking at my hats, and because I am a member of a bunch of SE sites, which I visit regularly, I earned the Social Distancing Main hat on 9 of them. But my profile will only show 7 of the sites ...
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Hat Dash scoreboard/scoring flaw?

A very simple, yet addictive game... but is anyone else noticing that their scores aren't being recorded? My highest score overall is 2,543 (December 17th) which should put me at 15th (as of December ...
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Link directly to the "More information on cheating mechanisms" post from Hat Dash leaderboard

Over at the Hat Dash leaderboard, the white ? contains the tl;dr for the anti-cheat mechanisms, but the "More info" link just leads to Meta's homepage: Maybe we could change that link to ...
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Winter Bash 2020 "Log Out" not aligned with the username

On the top right-hand side of the Winter Bash 2020 site, you'll see your avatar and username (assuming you're logged in) and the "log out" link. It looks like they're supposed to be aligned, ...
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Hat in profile image overflow: hidden

Hat in profile image gets cut like the following image: I've inspected the element: <div class="gravatar-wrapper-32 wb-hat-checked"> <div class="hat" style="float: ...
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The tooltip of the Bûche de Noël hat shows “�” characters

The tooltip for Bûche de Noël in the Winter Bash modal has an encoding issue: accented characters are shown as �.
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Hat Name is not in English

My default language in Stack Overflow is English and all other hat names are in English but this one is not: I am suspecting it is a language error because of the dots above the "u" and &...
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Winter Bash hats are shown behind the profile photo

The avatar is hiding the Winter Bash hats when placing the hat, during its control (changing its location, size, etc.). In past it always shown in front of the avatar. Is there any way figure out this ...
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Points from earning hats in the winter bash?

I am very enthusiastic about earning hats on multiple sites in the winter bash. It is an engaging concept too. However, I am wondering if my reputation can increase because of that i.e. get more ...
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Can you help a poor unicorn to find its way back home?

Our poor /unicorn Sparkles got lost, and is stuck in a never ending loop of dashing and jumping. While it may be fun to watch him run and to make him jump, he does need some help to find his way back ...
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Allow using arrow keys to move hats more precisely

During this Winter Bash, I've been trying to move one of my hats to the perfect location on top of my avatar, but the mouse is not letting me position it correctly. It would be helpful if support ...
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Can we make the Hat Dash game able to jump with a mouse?

I was just thinking that wouldn't it be nice if we were able to jump with using a mouse on Hat Dash? Like now we only can press space, or press the up arrow to jump. But wouldn't it be nice that if ...
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Leaderboard on Hat Dash showing triplicates?

When I was looking at the 'Overall Statistics' section of the hat dash leaderboard, for the entire winter bash, I came across the following: I am pretty sure this is an error, as they all have the ...
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Hat Dash White Hat Hall of Fame and Leaderboard Refresh

A few days ago, I solicited help on finding ways to prevent (or at least make it harder) for folks to cheat at Hat Dash. I would like to give a shout out to all users who have helped thus far - you ...
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Activity button in user profiles hidden or blocked by large hats [duplicate]

When users wear a large hat above the border of their profile picture, it sometimes hides the Activity tab button, which makes it impossible to visit their profile activity page directly. Here are a ...
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My Hat Dash record scores don't show only until I play one round - winter bash

I sometimes play Hat Dash, but I also want to see my record scores. But I realize that when you click the Hat Dash button, your top scores do not show, it's is just a big blank space below the unicorn....
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I am wearing a hat on Stack Overflow, but when I update the page it does not appear immediately

I have a mask for my avatar on the Stack Overflow website. However, when I go through Stack Overflow back and forth, for example, go home from the Questions tab, my mask does not appear on my avatar ...
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Numbers, numbers, hats and numbers everywhere

Where can we see current (live) statistics for the 2020 hat season? I am aware of the Leaderboard but I'm interested in specific statistics of which hats are common, rare, and what are the site-...
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Do moderators still indicate their interest before hats are turned on for their sites?

The Winter Bash FAQ page includes the following question every year. Why are you doing this to us? For sites that have hats on by default, your moderator teams or your communities indicated that hats ...
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In what order are the hats displayed on a user's profile?

In what order are the hats displayed on a user's profile (not to confuse with a similar question regarding the order of the hats on the leader board)? For example, here is the order on my profile: On ...
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Hat Dash "High Score" on the top left corner always shows last round's score, not the highest score - Winter Bash

I play Hat Dash sometimes, and I always see on the top left corner that it shows that my highest score is always the score I got last round: But as you can see above, my highest score is not 48, it's ...
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Another potential problem with the Edward hat

I think I meet the criteria for the Edward hat: Each day during a 5-day period, ask a positively scored question and have no negatively scored, closed or deleted questions. Date Question(s) ...
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Does the '10' in some of the hat triggers mean anything?

There are two new hats with a 10 in their trigger: Rep Hunter: 10 answers in 1 day with positive scores Matryoshka: 10 successful close or reopen votes There might be secret hats qualifying for this ...
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What kind of votes count for the Where in the World hats?

Do only upvotes and downvotes on posts count for the Where in the World pair of hats? Or do other types of votes count, such as close votes, delete votes, etc.? The long description of the hat simply ...
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How did I earn both the Sun and the Moon version of Where in the World?

It appears that I have earned both versions of Where in the World? The description states: Ask, answer, or vote ±12h from Dec 21, 0:00 UTC. This hat comes in two versions, but you can only get one.(...
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Automatic change to the full version of the site when trying to put on a hat

When you try to put on a hat on the mobile version, it goes to profiles and there is emptiness, so it would be nice if it would automatically change to the full version of the site.
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Hat Dash is cut off on mobile

When I try to play Hat Dash in portrait mode, half of the canvas is cut off: This makes it fairly difficult to react to obstacles in time, especially at higher speeds. The workaround is easy though, ...
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Can we get the styling for the pagination on Winter Bash leaderboard pages back?

This year's Winter Bash leaderboard pages do not have any styling for the pagination: However, in past Winter Bashes, the pagination buttons look much nicer, and most importantly, more user-friendly ...
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Bug in hat dash (macOS, safari, spacebar) [closed]

I'm on a macbookpro 13 inches and when trying to play on safari, as soon as a tap my spacebar, the page scroll down and I can't see anything from the game. This appear to be a bug, originally reported ...
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How do the Hat Dash points work?

I know this seems like a simple question - I had just assumed that your points were directly related to the amount of time spent in the game. But my top scores table definitely shows situations where ...
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Tripped on a speck of dust in Hat Dash

I was waiting for my code to compile, but suddenly while playing I died for no apparent reason!
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Lost some hats - by design or by error? [duplicate]

I appear to have lost some hats: At the beginning I got 5 or 6 secret hats (obviously I have no idea for what) but that count suddenly went down to 4. I might have thought that I mis-remembered if I ...
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