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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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 ...
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Maverick hat not awarded during bounty

This question is intertwined with an earlier one I posted Maverick Hat BOUNTY rules? I answered a -3 question on January 1 and on the same day I placed a bounty on it. The bounty, which I cannot ...
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Why is it called Winter Bash? [closed]

OK, it is winter, but we don't bash anything. So why is it called Winter Bash?
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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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Does self-answers count towards the Fiery hat?

The description for Fiery is: post five answers that each get a score of at least 3 Does it include self-answers that get a score of at least 3?
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Hats not showing for meta sites in iOS app

Can't see any hat for any post on meta sites in the iOS app. Tested on: meta.ru.stackoverflow.com meta.stackoverflow.com Except for meta.stackexchange.com My profile page in the iOS app on: ruSO: ...
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Can the Maverick hat be made a silver badge? [duplicate]

It seems that there are no badges similar to the criteria of the Maverick hat: answer +5 a -3 question that goes to +3 This badge would promote users to answer many underrated good questions. ...
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“Third Time's A Charm” has conflicting descriptions?

When I looked on the Winterbash 2016 page where they describe about each of the hats, there is a description of "Third Time's A Charm". Which says: hit the reputation cap on three different days ...
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Double hat when usercard appears for the first time

When mouse hover over a user with a worn hat and available usercard (Established User) then: for the first time after page load you can see a double hat: for the next time hat appears only in ...
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Maverick Hat BOUNTY rules?

The following is the procedure needed in order to win the coveted Maverick hat during Winter Bash 2016/17 Find a question that is scored -3. Answer it. Wait until your answer is scored +5 ...
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Allow the flipping of Winter Bash hats

Some hats are asymmetric, as are some avatars. Rotation helps some, but really, we need the option of flipping the hat as well. Just look at my avatar with the Sherlock Holmes hat. I want the looking ...
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Hats break formatting for the revision [duplicate]

Hats break formatting for the revision: Also applicable for localized sites, like ruSO. I think my post is not a dup of another question because in current case timestamp is not cutted off, but ...
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Would it have been possible to get both versions of “Where in the World” with an account-merger?

There are two different versions of the hat "Where in the World?", which, according to the list of hat-triggers, is awarded [f]or participating on a site, when it's December 21 (the December ...
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Winter Bash hat questions on Meta Stack Overflow?

I saw a few Winter Bash hat questions on the Meta Stack Overflow. Should these questions be moved to the Meta Meta? It seems like they are more on topic here because hats are available across all ...
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Winter Bash 2016 Loungin Around conditions

Looking at the conditions for the Loungin Around hat Does the condition become invalidated if you subsequently edit the question on a computer?
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Ability to suppress “participation medal” hat notifications - feature request

I understand the obvious point of having "participation medal" type rewards, including hats (e.g. "logged into the site on specific date") in the larger design of the system. I'm talking about hats ...
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Is there something wrong with “Mmmm Bacon” hat mechanism? [duplicate]

Today while searching I voted on a question and suddenly got a hat so out of curiosity I checked it and it said I received a "Mmmm Bacon" hat, as shown below. Now the question is how a hat that is ...
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Make hat tooltip (and everywhere) more clear

Currently the hat count shows the count of different hats (because one hat can be earned more then once), but even the tooltip doesn't explain that: My request is to add the word "different" (or ...
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Why are the hat numbers all weird?

I'm not talking about the names of hats with numbers, I'm talking about the hat id's. While inspecting the code for any possible bugs and clues for secret hats , I have found some weird numbers ...
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Is Lifesaver awarded for self-answering?

The description of Lifesaver is as follows: accepted answer to Tumbleweed If I have a Tumbleweed question and answer it myself with 1 upvote, will I earn the hat?
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How to make a hat larger in winter bash? [duplicate]

In previous years it was possible to resize the hat easily. Now I don't know how to do it. The default size of the hat is too small, how do I make it bigger?
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Superfluous hat description for Philantropist

The Philantropist hat says: Award a bounty, to someone else, on the last day of hats While you can place a bounty on your own question, you cannot award a bounty to yourself. Why does the ...
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Add ability to see who has a certain hat

Can a search bar/link/button/whatever be added, to search who has a hat? That is, something like this: Or maybe in the description on the Winter Bash main page: Or both! These links would take you ...
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Why isn't winterba.sh being used for Winter Bash? [duplicate]

Recently, I found out from a blog post that Winter Bash 2012 used quite an interesting domain, http://winterba.sh. Just curious, why isn't it being reused, since it's a fitting domain name and that ...
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How is this still a thing? (Hat for accepted answer with no votes)

There was a hat last year awarded to answers that were accepted but did not receive any votes for 12 hours (Naruto). This year it has been repeated as a secret hat The only legitimate situation that ...
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How can I save my hats?

The Winter Bash hats look too good to let disappear into the hat box at the end of the bash! Sure it's possible to screenshot them, but is it possible to download a copy of them, to have in all their ...
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Why did it take so long for my Polymath hat?

The hat description is: post at least one well-received answer on three different sites during Winter Bash (not including Stack Overflow) I have posted these three answers on three different sites:...
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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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For the Running Ragged hat, do you need 150 on each individual site, or collectively? [duplicate]

The Running Ragged hat say: earn 150 reputation points on three different sites (not including Stack Overflow) within 15 days. Does this mean that you must collectively earn 150 reputation points ...
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Why is the hat called 'Mmmm Bacon'? [duplicate]

It's not awarded yet, but the participation hat for December 30th (give or take a few timezones) will be Mmmm Bacon. That's wonderful, because almost* everybody here loves baconcitation needed. ...
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On a site leaderboard, how are the nine hats shown for participants with more than nine chosen?

When I look at the leaderboard for the Mathematica site where I have been awarded 13 hats, nine of these hats are shown. I don't see any particular pattern to the ones that show up. How are they ...
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I earned I Have A Little Dreidel for getting an upvote on a question, without doing anything

Here on Meta.SE I received the I Have A Little Dreidel hat when I got an upvote on this question last night, before I did anything - the first thing that I did on SE was go to the Puzzling, and then I ...
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What is considered “well-received” for Polymath?

The description for Polymath is: post at least one well-received answer on three different sites during Winter Bash (not including Stack Overflow) What is considered "well-received"?
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Stats on unique hats by site—available anywhere?

I'm wondering what hats each site has earned at any given time. Perhaps to see how close I am to earning Just Here for the Hat, or perhaps to see whether a site is highly ranked because they worked ...
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Do bounty rep deductions count against the Running Ragged hat?

The Running Ragged description states: earn 150 reputation points on three different sites (not including Stack Overflow) within 15 days. I've not received the hat yet, but I've earned 242 rep on ...
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Can the description for Snaphat be changed?

It seems that the description of Snaphat is still not changed to match its implementation. As quoted from Why was the snaphat not awarded? Or why was it awarded incorrectly?: While the description ...
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Are there hats that are awarded manually this year?

I came across this post, Are some hats manually awarded other than Archimedes?, which shows that there are hats that are manually awarded by the staff. Also, there are badges, such as Not a Robot on ...
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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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Hats can push time stamp to the right in question list

Hats can be positioned in a way that leaves the bounds of a user's image, but apparently this can also affect time stamp positioning when browsing questions. In this image, a hat is pushing the time ...
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Why can't we keep the hats after Winter Bash? [duplicate]

It would be great if the hats could be kept and worn after Winter Bash. Why can't the hats be kept for the year until the next Winter Bash? Furthermore, the design of the hats fit all seasons, not ...
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What is the use of hats in Stack Exchange? [duplicate]

I want to know what the use of hats in Stack Exchange is.
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Why aren't there hats in the iOS App?

Why aren't hats shown in the iOS App? There does seem to be hats in the App as seen in the About page: As seen, I'm using the iOS App version 1.6.2.1, the TestFlight version.
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How much do hats increase positive behaviors compared to the rest of the year?

Most of the hats are designed to reward positive behaviors, behaviors that benefit the sites -- reviewing, editing, answering questions (well), participating on meta, and so on. (The others aren't ...
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Mobile site does not have Winter Bash pulldown in notification bar

There is no snowflake on the mobile site, and there does not appear to be any other way to see Winter Bash notifications. Workaround is to switch to desktop site on mobile to check.
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Has there ever been a secret hat that was never awarded?

I was having a discussion about secret-hat difficulty and it got me wondering. Has there ever been a secret hat that was so hard (or obscure) to get that it was never awarded? Edit: Since this has ...