Questions tagged [winter-bash]

For general questions about the Winter Bash (or holiday hats) celebration at the end of the year. Please consider using the year-specific variation, e.g. [winter-bash-2018] if it's solely about this year's edition of Winter Bash.

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Winter Bash 2019 Knitting

Repost of Winter Bash 2018 Knitting Share your knits in the answers.
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How do I start knitting on mobile?

As we know, the theme of this year Winter Bash is knitting. There is already a post to submit our knitting designs. How do I start knitting using a mobile device? Is this feature available on mobile ...
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Trigger for Silencium Hat

The description of Silencium hat in the ❄️ Winter Bash 2019 Hat list ❄️ reads Question with no flags for a week ask a question that gets no flags within a week of being posted It's the same ...
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Winter bash Hat Glasses with a number on top was issued early [duplicate]

Somehow, with a few hours to spare, I've earned the "Glasses With A Number On top" already. It is slightly more than 12 hours until the UTC New Year. Note: The year number is correct. The timeline ...
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Will there be a blog post for Winter Bash 2019?

In years past, there would be an announcement on the Stack Overflow Blog to launch Winter Bash. WB 2012 WB 2013 WB 2014 WB 2015 WB 2016 (even includes a video!) WB 2017 WB 2018 There doesn't seem to ...
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❄️ Winter Bash 2019 Hat list ❄️

The Winter Bash is back 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 learn ...
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I just earned a New Year's hat on Dec 8 [duplicate]

I have a new hat... but it's not clear why. And the description needs some help post a message in chat within ±12 hours of the UTC New Year’s begin that gets starred "New Year's begin"? Did you ...
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Winter Bash 2019 bugs with the “glasses with a number on top” hat and the “Philanthropist” hat

As in the past it appears you all forgot to change the year on those two hats.
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Winter Bash 2019 Hats Don't Appear in Chat

Apparently Winter Bash hats are supposed to appear in chat, but they do not.
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Suggestions for Winter Bash 2019

Winter Bash 2018 is over now, and no one has opened this recurring question for the next round, so I'll just do it. Please post your suggestions regarding how to make Winter Bash 2019 even more fun ...
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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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Is this a recycled Winter Bash?

There was a lot of stuff happening on SE which I can't say was positive. Keeping it aside I was looking out for Winter Bash which might bring some positivity and to my surprise, it's here (countdown). ...
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Winter Bash 2019 - is it happening this year?

On a lighter note for meta, I was wondering if there was any heads up on a start date. From past years it looks like we're about a month out. I'm a huge fan of any hat targets that focus on answering ...
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My suggestion for Winter Bash 2019 was deleted for no reasons

Not a long time ago, there was an idea to create the "Reinstate Monica" hat. I've put that into action. After an hour of photoshopping, I got the result. And I posted it, with the title "Reinstate ...
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We Really Love Hats!

Winter Bash is approaching and the general sentiment is meh. I tend to agree, nobody is in mood for festive activities... besides that after having a few bashes, it gets less interesting. On the ...
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No review, only hats

I can’t see the review or help icon in the top bar. All I see is hats and some other stuff: The help icon is typically missing for me when I unlock review. But it’s blocked by hats even on sites ...
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Which sites don't participate in Winter Bash?

Which Q&A sites in the Stack Exchange network don't participate in Winter Bash?
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Alignment issue in the previous year's Winter Bash site's top bar

There is an alignment issue in the previous year's Winter Bash site's top bar. The tool tip texts are displayed next to its DIV. For example, when trying to access the following Winter Bash sites, I ...
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I have earned 11 hats. Why don't I get the “The Milliner hat”? [duplicate]

I have already earned 11 hats--10 on Stack Overflow and one here on meta.stackexchange. But I still haven't got The Milliner hat, which says "collect 11 hats". Is it required to get all of them on ...
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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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Why are a few hats still on?

Despite the closing of the Winter Bash last week, there are still a few hats on the profile pictures of some users. Is it a bug?
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Why does hatdash.com show the SO contests page but not redirect to it?

hatdash.com was used for Arqade's Hat Dash. Currently, the site shows the SO contests page but does not redirect to it. Since past Winter Bash sites all redirect to the contests page, is there a ...
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Which Winter Bash hats were reused in past years?

A lot of the Winter Bash hats look really familiar to me! An example being "Glasses With A Number On Top": Are hats reused from previous Winter Bashes? If so, which hats and when were they reused?
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Winter Bash: Common Triggers

There are a few triggers for Winter Bash hats that are reused throughout the years. The answer below lists all the hats with common triggers throughout past Winter Bashes and I hope that this list of ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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When does Winter Bash take place? [duplicate]

Winter Bash 2018 took place from December 12th through January 1st. Do all Winter Bash competitions take place at this date range? Where can I look it up?
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Let's give top winter bashers some reputation!

The people like eLRuLL, Eran, and Panda are really good at Winter Bash, with 30/30 hats! They deserve a reward! Hats aren't just for fun because getting a hat means that you did something good on the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How is the end date for Winter Bash decided?

On the Winter Bash 2018 page I read that Winter Bash will end on January 2nd: the hats get put back in their boxes on January 2nd! Earlier years Winter Bash has ended on January 4th: the hats ...
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Why is the hat leaderboard a little off? [duplicate]

I have seen the hat leaderboard, and here's how it looks like: 1. Alecxe, a member for 7 years, 7 months, 29 hats 1. eLRuLL, a member for 7 years, 5 months, 29 hats 3. Eran, a member for 6 years, 10 ...
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What do hats get me after winter bash is over?

the hats get put back in their boxes on January 4th Do the hats affect me in any way after the 4th? A badge or something in my profile about how many I unlocked? Edit: Can I request some form of ...
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Will we lose our reputation we earn from hats when we lose them?

I got the hat "retro fan" and I got 2 reputation points. Once the hats are gone, do we lose the amount of reputation we get from them or do we keep it? For example, if I got the hat X and get Y ...
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What do the numbers on the Winter Bash leaderboard mean?

I thought that they represented the rank of the person by the number of hats they have collected. The numbers "jump" however, they do not follow an unbroken order: There are also really big gaps: ...
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Is Winter Bash's opt-in/opt-out GDPR compliant?

Quote from this comment (posted by balpha ♦): ... While the publicly visible behavior is like you don't have hats (e.g. it's not visible on your avatar, you don't count towards the site leaderbords,...
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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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Images of the hats from Arqade's 2011 Hat Dash

The present Winter Bash started out in 2011 on Gaming Stack Exchange exclusively as "Hat Dash". All the images of the hats that year seem to be located in a PNG file: http://hatdash.com/content/img/...
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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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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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“Hats” link in contents promotion site pointing to 2017 Winter Bash blog announcement

In the contents promotion site, under the community promotion section the following content is displayed: Community Promotions From time to time, communities team up with Stack Exchange, Inc. ...
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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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winter bash hat? [duplicate]

I am new to this meta StackExchange community, So I do not have much knowledge about Winter Bash and earning hat meaning in my profile. Is is just of fun or really mean something.