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For questions about the Winter Bash (or holiday hats) to celebrate the end of the year 2021. It ran from Wednesday, December 15th 12:00 UTC to Wednesday, January 5th 12:00 UTC.

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Winter Bash 2021 Hat List 😷 🎓

Winter Bash 2021 has started and the hats are listed below. As always, there are only two answers: one for the secret hats, and one for the regular hats. The secret hat list will be updated as we ...
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Oh no! Can you find our unicorn? (Note: event has ended)

Once again, Sparkles the /unicorn seems to have gotten herself in a whole heap of trouble. This time she appears to have been kidnapped! oh where, oh where has my unicorn gone? oh where oh where can ...
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Show off your hats! (2021 edition)

Winter Bash 2021 has just started and lots of users already got a hat. So let's show those hats off here! I'm lacking creativity, so I'll just copy the same text from a previous edition: Post hats, ...
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Please add a corresponding hat for casting downvotes

People will hunt for the gem watcher hat and this will lead to a decreased quality of questions. To offset this, please add hats for casting downvotes on questions that stay closed or deleted after 4 ...
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Suggestions for Winter Bash 2021

Winter Bash 2020 is over, so keeping the ritual on with the recurring question for the next year's Winter Bash. Please post your suggestions regarding how to make Winter Bash 2021 even more fun than ...
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Got Glare reducers on wrong sites

I just received Glare reducers on Server Fault when I tried it on Stack Overflow Update: Got it on 8 more sites now. But not on SO.
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What does "well-received" mean in the description of the "Sunrise" hat? [duplicate]

The description of the "Sunrise" hat mentions: Ask a question that's well-received by the community on a site you haven't used before. But what does "well-received" mean? Upvoted?...
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Why am I not getting the Harmony hat?

I reviewed more than 25 consecutive Suggested edit reviews. I reviewed all 40 of the day at once, and all of them I either rejected or approved (or improved). As you can see here: https://...
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Name blocked by hat

Part of a name gets blocked by the hat when it is in a certain position. And here, the entire username is blocked by the hat... Maybe this could be fixed by having the username text displaying over ...
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Perverse incentive for Rapport hat

For this year's Winter Bash, the Consensus, Rapport and Harmony hats all require eight consecutive reviews where the majority of users agree with you. However, I have seen many questions where the OP ...
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Does skipping reviews stop the consecutive progress for the Rapport hat?

Would skipping reviews reset the progress towards the review hats (Rapport, Consensus, and Harmony)? I have done many reviews since Winter Bash started., but I haven't got the hat yet. The description ...
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'Manual key' hat is not correctly triggered on localized SOs

The trigger for the "Manual key" hat have been discovered, but it doesn't work as expected on localized SOs (spoiler): Manual key:
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Hat control icon goes offscreen

It appears that it is impossible to rotate or resize the hat once it is in a certain position because the control is inaccessible and offscreen. Is there a better way to fix this other than having to ...
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Inconsistent styling of the name Winter Bash

The description for Spotless states: No edits or flags on a positive, open question asked during Winterbash for one week. (emphasis mine) “Winterbash” strikes me as a little odd since it has always ...
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Why are Glare Reducers awarded to inactive members?

Glare Reducers seem to be gifted to non-active members of the Stack Overflows, despite the fact they have not logged in during the duration of Hat Bash. Example and links below: This member has not ...
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Will there be a Winter Bash 2021 this year?

Are we having a Winter Bash this year? I really hope so. Usually this late in November the countdown page is already up. In 2020 it was up by November 24th. In 2018 it was up by November 23rd. In 2019 ...
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The Stack Overflow leaderboard hats run off the side of the page

Android v.11 Galaxy XCover Pro, with Google app version 12.41.19.23.arm64 in Desktop view (it doesn't give me the option for "Full Site"). The Stack Overflow leaderboard hats run off the ...
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The Winter Bash modal window in my profile page is too big

The Winter Bash modal window in my profile page is so big that I can't read the buttons at the bottom. I also can't scroll down to read the buttons. Is this a bug?
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How did the sponsor xMatters contribute to this year's Winter Bash?

It's the first time ever that Winter Bash has a sponsor. From the announcement blog post: First, we want to introduce xMatters, an Everbridge company, as our sponsor for Winter Bash 2021. If you’re ...
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Is there something more in the implementation of Rapport?

The description for Rapport states: Complete eight consecutive close reviews, where the majority of voters agreed with you. Reviews without votes don't count! Here are my reviews in chronological ...
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Winter Bash leaderboard misaligned with long usernames

On the SO leaderboard, I see: As you can see, due to the long username. The hat number and the hat images are all misaligned. This is a bug. It doesn't look good. We should cut long usernames and add ...
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Hats unexpectedly resize when being moved

Inside the WB 2021 pop-up where you can manage the placement of the hats, when moving the hat towards the boundary of the profile picture, it resizes in an awkward manner. It even resizes more than ...
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