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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Why didn't (or did) I or some other user get a hat although the requirements were (or weren't) fulfilled?

During Winter Bash, users can earn hats. But sometimes it seems that a hat was awarded even though its requirements weren't (yet) met, or vice versa. What could be the reason for this?
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Winter Bash 2016 - All Hats [closed]

I decided to start the traditional secret hats post, but instead of just another "here is how you get the secret hats" post, to also add in all the hats. There are two answers: one for the secret hats,...
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Why are date-based hats awarded too early? [duplicate]

I just got the And I Feel Fine hat which states "post or vote on December 21". Does SE have a time machine now?
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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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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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How about multiple hats?

I earned two hats on a site, and I think it would be great if we can wear both at the same time. Can this please be made possible?
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Winter Bash 2017 Hats

Here's the traditional Winter Bash hats post. Same as last year there are two (and only two) answers: one for the secret hats, and one for the regular hats. Remember there are no hats for guessing ...
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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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Winter Bash 2018 Knitting [closed]

NOTE: for this year, there's a new topic: Winter Bash 2019 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....
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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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Suggestions for Winter Bash 2017 [closed]

Winter Bash 2016 is not over yet (it started later than usual this year and will end later than usual), but after noticing that the corresponding versions of this question for Winter Bash 2015 and ...
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All I want is a well-fitted hat!

I just got a new hat! :D screaming with joy Looking at so many users looking all exquisite with their stunningly 'fitted' hats, I'm wondering if there's an option to resize or rotate a hat? PS: Happy ...
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Can a hat be lost if its criteria no longer applies? [duplicate]

Several of the winterbash hats have criteria that are "non-binding," for example "Witticism" requires 5 upvoted questions. If such a criteria no longer applies, such as an upvoted question or answer ...
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Please show hats in the Android app (aka android app hates hats)

I don't hate hats. Proof: Yet, the Android app isn't showing them: Saw this post from 2013 asking for hats in the Android app, and this one from 2014, also saying essentially "it's not worth it". ...
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Winter Bash 2017 hatymology

Inspired by a long tradition, here's a list of the 'etymology' for the Winter Bash 2017 hats. For pictures and a list of criteria, see this topic instead. The list is a community wiki; feel free to ...
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Can we have a Royal hat next year?

Getting my hat request in early. I noticed a distinct lack of any royal headgear this year. No crowns, no tiaras, nada. May I suggest a royal hat next year, perhaps this one, sported by Her Royal ...
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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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What is the origin and thought process behind the tradition of hats?

Winter Bash is always a lot of fun and makes people trek across sites and participate in communities they are not usually a part of, but how did they originate? What was the thought process behind ...
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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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New Winterbash menu doesn't open on hover

If you click on the Stack Exchange menu or the inbox menu or the achievements/reputation menu, you can then move the mouse between those three menus without any additional clicks. This behaviour does ...
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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 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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Is there a simple page, “What is Winter Bash, and what's all this about hats”? Can we have one?

I tried to write a meta post about winter bash and hats, but I couldn't find any simple explanation page to link to. I ended up garbling a home-spun description of my own with a not-terribly-helpful ...
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Way to find who earned a specific hat on a specific site

Let's say I want to figure out which users on [site X] earned [hat Y]. I can, of course, go through and examine each hatted user to see what hat(s) they have. On most sites, however, this is ...
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What are the requirements to get the “Weed Eater” hat?

The hat's description says answer a question qualifying for the Tumbleweed badge that gets accepted During the winter bash, I answered a question that is a tumbleweed, and it got accepted; yet I ...
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When do our hats slowly walk off into the sunset?

The Winter Bash 2013 page indicates "the hats get put back in their boxes on January 4th". Aside from the pure terror that sentence seems to invoke, I was curious of exactly when this is going to be. ...
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No hat for silver badge on meta

Some hours ago I was awarded the Good Question badge on Meta Stack Overflow: https://meta.stackoverflow.com/help/badges/21/good-question?userid=1529630 It's a silver badge, but I didn't receive the ...
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How can I see my previous winter-bash performances?

Is there a way to see my previous performances with respect to winter-bash? May be something like leagues for winter-bash? I understand that hats are different each year, but at least it would be nice ...
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No hats on the mobile version?

I was wondering why there is not hats available on the mobile version. No hats on avatar, no hats counts, etc .. Is it because it seems to be an ajax layer over all websites? or the same reason there ...
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Winter bash hats not shown to other users?

Today I found a link to winterba.sh on the top bar. Upon clicking the "I love hats" button, I was offered to wear the L'chaim hat. The hat shows up as an overlay on my profile picture. But when ...
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What are the fantasy secret hats you'd wish to get?

I had for some days the fantasy of getting a grinch hat. I know there is a hat when you only do upvotes in a day and believed it could make sense to have the same kind of hats for downvotes only. It ...
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🐔 The Quest for the Winter Chicken of the Bash, Part 2

(Part One is Here) As every year winter has come... and as every year the hunt for hats and secret has started. So, following the recent events in the Tavern I was following the Chicken tracks back ...
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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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Suggestions for Winter Bash 2018 [closed]

Winter Bash 2017 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 2018 even more fun ...
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What percent of SE users are in 'winter' during this 'winter bash'?

Curiosity prompted by being a minority that lives in the Southern hemisphere. Are we forgotten, overlooked, ignored or simply hated by those in the temperate latitudes of the North who would actually ...
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Choose Winter Bash language

For some reason the Winter Bash page is in Spanish. It might be because in my Accept-Language HTTP header Spanish has more priority than English. But the Spanish page is so confusing for me, because ...
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Winter Bash 2019 Knitting

Repost of Winter Bash 2018 Knitting Just go here and click Start Knitting! Share your knits in the answers.
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The Most Wonderous Hall of Hats

How about we create some pages of past leaderboards for the Winterbash Hat event? It would be a permanent archive so we could always view the past stats for Winterbash (since it now seems like it ...
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WinterBash site exhibits some strange 404 behavior

I was poking around winterba.sh for secret hats and I figured there may be a secret hat linked to a URL so I decided to look at some different URLs and got plenty of 404s but, some pages throw ...
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2014 Secret hats: count?

Is it known how many secret hats exist in this winter bash? What about last year? Also, are hats being added during the event? Should the Stack Exchange team come up with new ideas?
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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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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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When do the holiday hats start appearing again for late 2018?

When will the holiday hats start being awarded again on the Stack Exchange sites?
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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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My hat is not showing on the chat room list of occupants

There appears to be a bug in the chatroom code - my hat is not showing on the chat room list of occupants: It is correctly showing in the message list: My question is not a dupe of Can we wear hats ...
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Can we please hold the hats? [duplicate]

I really like the hats game. But I would love to keep the hats longer then only one winter. I want to leave them in my wardrobe during summer. Last year, I collected some cool hats, and I apparently ...
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Year-Round Hats for Fun and Profit

Making hats available year-round, rather than limiting them to Winter Bash, would be a natural and powerful extension of Stack Exchange's gamification systems. This remains true even if hats are ...
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Let us be more creative with our hat placement [duplicate]

So, safe to say, I am fairly addicted to the hats. They are a lot of fun and their silliness is addictive. In the spirit of the winterbash, I am hoping we can be allowed to have more control of hat ...
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Does the association bonus count for Running Ragged hat?

From winterbash2016.stackexchange.com Running Ragged earn 150 reputation points on three different sites (not including Stack Overflow) within 15 days. So my query is: association bonus ...
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Hats can overflow, covering links in review queue

This user's hat covers text in the review queue, making the links harder to click. It also covers some of their information on their profile, making it hard to see their reputation and badges.