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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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) ...
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Problems at the milliners?

Today I've been compiling some C++ code that makes heavy use of Boost Spirit. So lots of time waiting. I've spent the time diving in and out of Stack Overflow. Hats off to me if I may say so myself: ...
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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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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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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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Do you earn hats for activity on private Teams?

A lot of the listed criteria do not make it clear whether or not activity on private teams will give you a hat. A few examples I am not sure if teams would qualify or not: post a competing answer ...
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How many secret hats are there for Winter Bash 2018?

Found this discussion How many secret hats are there for WinterBash 2013? from 2013 which @TimPost revealed the secret number was 42. How many secret hats are there for Winter Bash 2018 and do we ...
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Please add revisions for hats

Sometimes I spend considerable amount of time placing a hat I just received, and wear it. Then I get a new hat, and yet again, spend time to place it correctly. Wearing it causes the previous hat I ...
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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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Isn't there a hat for a bounty receiver?

I just got awarded a bounty in this site, but I don't see any hat appearing. Is there any?
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Winter Bash 2018 doesn't want to Let Me Go

Everytime I try to opt-out, I get this error message: This is what I get in the console: And it responds with the following: I tried, again and again and again. This happens accross the whole ...
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Winterbash knitting - fill mode doesn't work

When I create a boundary such as: and switch to fill mode: and click inside the boundary, the entire screen is filled: I expected only the area inside the boundary to be filled. If I click ...
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Winter Bash: “Member of The Hand” hat description

Checking the description of the Member of The Hand hat, it says: post a question on answer on meta or on the main site that appears with the New Contributor indicatior and gets a score of 3 It ...
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Winter Bash 2018 hat names

Here is a list of the 'etymology' for the Winter Bash 2017 hats. Everything about the naming (whether related to Stack Exchange mechanics, memes or anything else that isn't obvious to most readers) ...
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Why missing space between secret hats in Chromium browser?

Why I see missing space between secret hats: OS: Ubuntu Browser: Chromium
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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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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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Got Silencium on a question with no answers for 15 min

I've received the Silencium hat on a question with no answers for 15 min. Pretty sure it shouldn't be the case: ask a question that gets no answers within a week of being posted
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How does the Team Player hat get triggered?

The criteria for the Team Player hat states: visit the Stack Overflow for Teams landing page at stackoverflow.com/teams I've visited the page 30 min ago, scrolled up and down and still haven't ...
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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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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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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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Winter Bash 2017 is missing from the archives

If you go to winterbash.stackexchange.com it will redirect you to this page. Which has all the other previous Winter Bashes (and other promos ran over the years) with a couple of screen captures from ...
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Will there be a wrap-up blog post for Winter Bash 2017?

Winter Bash 2017 ended a week ago, on Jan 2nd. Usually, there's a wrap-up blog post published 1 to 4 days after WB ends. (2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 & 2012). Just to check, since WB ended 7 days ago, ...
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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 is the “Ooh Shiny!” hat supposed to be? [duplicate]

Ooh, Shiny! Flag a question for closing, cast a close, delete or reopen vote on a question. You don't have to be the last vote, and hammers work. (taken from this) And this is the Ethereum (...
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Winter Bash link should refer to the full site when mobile web doesn’t have hats

The mobile web doesn’t have any hats, and when I was notified on the full site (MSE) about a new hat, clicking on it refers me to the mobile version of Stack Overflow due to my settings. But ...
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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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Has anyone saved the hats for 2017?

The hats go back in the box in a few days, but as they say, "The Internet is Forever." In previous years, people have made backups of the hats in their original SVG files (not just screencaps). Has ...
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Winter Bash 2017 : Authentication screen with http:// URL

When I access the Winter Bash 2017 and click the log in option in the top bar, I get the following the authentication screen. There the URL for the winter bash 2017 is http://. Can this URL be ...
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I want some metahats

Why there are no hats on meta sites? I've just earned a gold badge there :)
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The Secret of Secret Hats [duplicate]

This sounds silly, but is there a way to find out how to obtain a secret hat? I have 2 secrets hats and I really want to know how I got them. All it says is the community I earned it on. Hopefully in ...
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Using search in top bar may break hat positioning

If you decrease browser's width to the minimum size and have to try search box you may see the following: Hat is not places on user icon. Tested on Firefox.
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Why did I not get the Explorer hat?

The Explorer hat's trigger is post an accepted answer that receives no other votes for 12 hours (which is the same as the Naruto hat from 2014.) This is my answer (the post timeline), where I ...
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How accurate is Stack Exchange's idea of time? [duplicate]

Currently there is an incentive to post a question in a specific minute of the hour (the first, for the record). In order to do, I posted, Any GPIO library that supports I2C multi-master mode? which ...
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Hats break formatting on mod elections page

I know that mod elections and Winter Bash are spaced in time in general, but using a hat may break formatting on elections page:
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Hat is obscured on flag summary page

If you visit your flag summary page (profile → impact → helpful flags) you will see that icon contains a obscured hat: Only if your hat is large enough and placed on the left hand size from the ...
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Can we someday wear multiple hats? [duplicate]

Part of the fun of hats is not just earning them, but wearing them (preferably in amusing and creative ways). I particularly appreciated the addition of size/position/rotation controls a few years ago....
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Trying to get the Mother of Dragons secret hat

I think that I have to ask my a question on a Stack Exchange site for 3 days with a score of +3. I was wondering if I could get some help on the details of this hat. I see that I have to: Make ...
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“Silencium” hat trigger details?

The trigger for the Silencium hat says answer a question that has never been commented on; your answer gets no comments and scores 7+ Which makes it sound like the question can get comments on it ...
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Can we get numbered rankings on the leaderboard

Can we have all the sites (auto) ranked on the Winterbash Leaderboard page? It would make it easier to know the exact position of a site Any thoughts/opinions on this?
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Hats on top bar profile not aligned properly [duplicate]

I spent a bit of time aligning my hat, but every time I glanced at the top bar it looked off, well either way, it seems to be a pixel or so off to the right.
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How to get my previous Hat on Winter Bash? [duplicate]

I am playing Winter Bash every year, but unfortunately the Hats are missing now? How can I get my previous Hats in Winter Bash 2014, 2015, 2016? Is there any page that can I access? There is only ...
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Can we have a “hats” tag?

I think that there should be a tag called "hats". It would be very useful for hat-related questions. Right now, there is a secret hats tag, but no hats tag. It would be helpful for questions about ...
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Can we please get real hats to go along with our digital ones?

I have a feature request to be added to SO: I think that when you win a hat, or maybe just a few special hats, the hats should be sent to your house for you to keep. When I was looking at the Winter ...
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How long does it take for I'll Handle It hat to be awarded?

The criteria for the I’ll Handle It hat is as follows: vote to close a question, edit it from closed, vote to reopen I've voted to close a question, edited it from closed and voted to reopen it. ...
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Can't view a user's other hats on a meta site

If a user is wearing a hat, and you click on the hat on their user page, it shows you all hats they have, including ones they are not wearing. This doesn't work on meta sites. You can click on the ...
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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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Allow anyone to see how a different hat will look on someone else's profile

In Winter Bash people can wear their hats, so anyone who visits their profile can see it overlaid on their profile picture. That is nice, but I sometimes I would like to see how a different hat a user ...
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What is the purpose of the “I’ll Handle It” hat?

I understand that the criteria for most badges and hats are designed to encourage positive actions that are constructive to Stack Exchange sites. The criteria for the I’ll Handle It hat is: vote ...