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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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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Winterbash 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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“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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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.
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What determines the order of sites you've earned a hat on?

The Winter Bash hat rack shows which sites you've earned a hat on: What is the order of these sites? If you're on a site where you've earned the hat, that site comes first, but the order of the other ...
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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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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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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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What is a “new contributor” for Winter Bash purposes? [duplicate]

What is the combination of rep and timeline used to determine "new contributor" status? Also, for sites with scaled-down rep requirements for badges, are those rep rep requirements scaled down the ...
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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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Why doesn't my flair wear any of the Winter Bash caps which I wear and remains uncapped?

Why doesn't my flair wears any of the Winter Bash caps which I wear and remains uncapped throughout? Update: As pointed out this question about being a duplicate of flair not shown after wearing the ...
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Where's my hat and how did I unlock it?

I earned the Retro Fan hat on SE Meta. I can wear it, it appears in the hat part of my profile, but if I click on the Winter Bash page, I can't see it. Where is it? I want to know what I did to ...
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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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Does Stack Exchange own the copyright of Winter Bash hats?

I see I can easily download the SVG files of Winter Bash hats from Stack Exchange. Can I use the hats somewhere else, even for commercial use, or are they copyrighted?
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Can I see a profile image behind the hat?

For example, I found this profile, where the person is covered with a hat all over his avatar. Can I somehow see the real image behind?
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Is there any way to see my total hat count across the entire network?

I've earned the same hat on multiple Stack Exchange sites but I am unable to find any way to see total count of all of the hats I've gotten. Is there any way to see a total count of the hats I have? ...
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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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Are hats different every Winter Bash?

Looking through a site with all competitions ever held, I noticed that every year, hats are different. Is there any basic hats that don't change? I just wanted to write(not a question, just for me) ...
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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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Wait, so what kind of discussion of hats is and isn't on topic here?

This question of mine: https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/319993/i-especially-like-the-hats-this-year?noredirect=1#comment1048036_319993 Received -11 votes and was deleted as 'this kind of ...
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What is the new 'Snow-Flake' symbol? [duplicate]

Good day. Today I was just working when I saw that there was a snowflake in the top-bar-menu, and it had a purple notification number on it. I had never seen it before. Note: This has been solved ...
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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) ...