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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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 ...
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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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Can I see which question gave someone else the “Hero of Time” hat?

Is there any way to know which question the user asked so he/her got the Hero Of Time hat?
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Why wasn't the explorer hat awarded for an answer that appears to fulfill the requirements?

The explorer hat states that the requirements to earn such the hat are to: Post an accepted answer that receives no other votes for 12 hours The following answer was accepted on December 14th, yet ...
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Do comments on deleted posts count towards the Just Jesting and Think! hats?

I'm wondering if comments on deleted posts will count towards the Just Jesting and Think! hats. For instance, I commented on 10 different questions, all of which got an upvote. However, one of the ...
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Hats are not appearing correctly on expanded usercards in Safari [duplicate]

If I hover over a user with an expandable usercard, the hat is only showing on the profile pic of the usercard for a very short time. After that, it teleports back to the original picture. I don't ...
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The number of new hats never gets higher than 99

It seems the maximum number shown as a badge on the snowflake is 99: From my calculations, it should've shown something like 150 when I made that screenshot. It shouldn't be that hard to show more ...
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Can I hate hats on just one browser?

I occasionally need to visit SE sites on an older web browser. Normally, this isn't a problem, but during Winterbash, the scripts loading and drawing the hats slow things down so much that it takes ...
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Don't move all the cheese for this snowflake

Normally, the top bar icons go, from right to left: site switch, help/review, achievements, inbox, profile (+ mod). But for a few weeks a year, they go: site switch, Winter Bash, help/review, ...
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How can we see our Winter Bash hat progress?

I've looked through the FAQ. I checked the "duplicate questions" and they appear outdated. Previous hat progress was apparently by link http://winterba.sh which now forwards you to http://...
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Who else has this hat

Can we get a list of people who have a certain hat? Or at least to know their number, how many people have it? I've got Sherlock (yay!), and I want to know how rare it is. Even better if there was ...
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I can't seem to get this hat on straight!

I carefully positioned my hat to fit my head just right: But it seems to be shifted to the left a few pixels elsewhere (same in Firefox and Chrome): Stack Overfow Skeptics The top bar is also ...
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All hats are disabled even if I meet the unlock requirements for some of them

When looking at my hats on the Winter Bash site, all of the hats are grey with the following message You haven't earned this hat on any sites yet. even if I think I should already have unlocked some ...
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Why do we have to delete 10 comments in order to earn hats?

To earn This is Fine hat it requires us to delete 10 comments from 2017. My curiosity is: Why does this site encourage people to delete their comments in order to earn hats? Is it to make this site ...
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Hat on Winter Bash profile gone after refresh

The profile in the Winter Bash site doesn't wear a hat after a refresh of the page, presumably due to a bug that sets both the width and height of the hat to 0px. I'm using Safari 11.0.1. <div ...
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Remember “I hate hats” setting between years

Instead of forcing me to opt out of hats every year, can you please make Stack Exchange remember my setting between years?
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Hat disappears when I hover any profile

When I hover a profile picture, the hat blinks and then disappears (stays in the back). I've tested in many SE sites. OS: macOS 10.13.2 Browser: Safari 11.0.2 I'm not using any browser extensions.
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Can users opt back in to the Winter Bash after clicking “I hate hats”?

According to the Winter Bash 2017 FAQ, users can opt-out of the Winter Bash by clicking "I hate hats" in the snowflake menu. I hate hats! How do I get rid of them? When you click the snow ...
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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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My Winter Bash icon is missing [duplicate]

The Winter Bash icon is missing as with the hat's I earned. I have earned two hats, including one which come with the silver badge, It was there, and I was using it also. But now when I log in it's ...
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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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What's wrong with the “Hero Of Time” Hat? [duplicate]

I asked a question at UTC 2:00:16 (16 seconds past UTC 2 am), which was 7 PM in US Mountain Standard Time, but I didn't get the hat for that. Do I need to be accurate to +/- 10 seconds or something?...
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Why is the Brunhilde hat restricted to non-SO?

I remember the identical Running Ragged hat from last year. However, that hat excluded Stack Overflow for the specific reason of balancing the 2 hats that were exclusive to Stack Overflow, neither of ...
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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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Winterbash or Winter Bash?

From the creators of The Space In Stack Overflow, and its sequel The Space In Stack Exchange, comes an all-new production… Yeah, should I put a space in "Winterbash"? Or are they interchangeable? The ...
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Winter Bash 2017: When will it start this year?

When will Winter Bash 2017 start?
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Could we get Halloween masks during the month of October?

Winter bash hats are awesome! They add diversity and joy to the sites we love. Halloween is the season where we celebrate ghosts, zombies, fairies, death, candies and delve into fantasy (the list ...
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After the Winter Bash

I have decided we need a: Summer Party No hats, but shades and bikinis.
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Close question about winter bash as “can no longer be reproduced”

My post about hats has one close vote as "off-topic" because "can no longer be reproduced". And now this is definitely true. No one has hats. Should a post about Winter bash be closed as off-...
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How many users hate hats?

Out of sheer curiosity: Are there any statistics on how many users click the "I hate hats" button during Winter Bash?
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How would you earn a hat after winter bash?

So, I've found in searches that hats are not saved after Winter Bash. (Noted that one has a feature request to have a "hat archive" - which I think is a good idea just to be able to see what was ...
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Did all hats disappear now?

I can't find any mention of my hats, now the Winter Bash has ended. Is there a way to look at them, like an old box of souvenirs?
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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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Multi-element moveable hats

Whenever wearing hats, you have the option to move them to fit your face: But wouldn't it be super-cool if you could change every element of the hat on it's own? In this example, each of the eggs, ...
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Doesn't the Winter Bash hat thing promote bad questions and/or answers?

Winter Bash is fun, but with some of the hat rules, doesn't it encourage people to put up superfluous posts? For example, one hat requiring Encourages people to post a question even if the don't ...
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Epiphany hat in another language except on Winterbash Hat List [duplicate]

I just got the Epiphany hat, but it had a weird description: Seeing this, I went to the hat list on the Winter Bash page to see if this was just a secret hat with a different description since these ...
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3 Tumbleweeds, no Lifesaver [duplicate]

I went on a hunting trip for the Lifesaver hat on Stack Overflow en español. and three of my answers to tumbleweeds were accepted: Cómo interpretar los resultados del profiler en Netbeans 8.1 No ...