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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Hats are placed in the top left screen corner if user icon (e.g. from facebook) is blocked from loading [duplicate]

I use Firefox with the "Disconnect" add-on which has the feature to block e.g. content from Facebook etc. Some of the SE users' icons are from Facebook so if we block that, these icons do not load ...
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How to get hats [closed]

I tried to get some of the hat achievements, like voting on meta or updating more than 2 item of developer story, but nothing happens. Is there a delay for the hat achievement to be validated?
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Why did I get hats apparently without doing anything?

I earned a "Just Here for the Hats" hat on a stackexchange site (https://unix.stackexchange.com/) without doing anything. I think I didn't post a question, answer, comment neither did my questions, ...
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Why can't members wear hats on chat?

Why can't I wear hats in chat rooms? I don't see other members wearing it there either -- why is that? I think that something's wrong with chat, for example in my profile, I am wearing the hat but in ...
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Who invented the Winter Bash hats program? [duplicate]

Hats are a really nice idea and earning one is a happy event. Who invented the hat system? I was wondering how they were born, and who chose their names?
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Why do I always have to click the new hat notification away at least twice before it stays gone?

When you get a new inbox message, the red indicator goes away if you click on the drop-down and click away. Same with the rep tracker. But Winterbash is not so: you have to repeat the process, ...
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Should the reputation cap be relevant when earning “What's up Doc” hat?

I created a documentation example, and earned an upvote on it: Since my reputation from voting has capped out for the day before the upvote arrived, there was no reputation change due to ...
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Does “Running Ragged” hat count on the Stack Overflow leaderboard?

I see here that there is a winter bash leaderboard per site, and when one gets a hat the description says to which site that hat belongs: So is the "Running Ragged" hat never going to be awarded to ...
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Silver badge on Meta [duplicate]

You get the 925 badge for getting a silver badge. Do you still get the badge of you got that silver badge on the Meta site for a particular SE site? N.B.: I am not talking about Meta.SE, I'm talking ...
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Is 'Running Ragged' being awarded?

The description states: earn 150 reputation points on three different sites (not including Stack Overflow) within 15 days. I have 3 questions: Does this mean that if I earn 150 reputation ...
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Will the hats be permanent [duplicate]

I was wondering if the hats that I gained during this period will remain or I have them only during Christmas. If it has an end, when does Winter Bash and hats period ends?
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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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Where is my Amped Up Hat?

From winterbash2016.stackexchange.com Amped Up share a link to a question on social media that gets 5 clicks I share one of my Movies & TV question on twitter with the share link under ...
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How can we find the Tumbleweeds? [closed]

One of the Winter Bash 2016 hats involves answering a question which qualifies for the Tumbleweed badge. There doesn't seem to be a great way to search for questions which qualify for this tag (no ...
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Noticed a weird layout on users' avatar

I just saw something weird in the profile image of this guy: It also appears in the user card: I've searched for any legal option for it, but didn't found anything. Looks like an SVG layer ...
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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.
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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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What's Up, Doc? awarded on Meta Stack Exchange?

In the Winter Bash 2016 promo YouTube video, What's Up, Doc? seems to be awarded on Meta SE. As stated in the FAQ page, this hat is unique on Stack Overflow: Do any sites have custom hats? ...
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I don't yet have my I Am Your Father hat [duplicate]

I posted to Mi Yodeya Meta 4 hours ago, and did not receive the badge on that site. Are there any hidden requirements for the badge (post a positively-scored answer?) that I need to fulfill?
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Translation for hats

Where does the translation for hats in the Winter Bash page? I can't find them in transifex. I see the link in the bottom of the page: view hat descriptions in English / translate hat ...
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How would one get the Darth Vader hat if they can't post or upvote because they don't have enough reputation? [closed]

I heard you can get a cool darth vader hat by posting/commenting here, but you need reputation to post and comment, so that won't work. Are there any other ways do get it ;D
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Winter Bash Leaderboard showing 0 hats when hats are earned?

Why does the Winter Bash Leaderboard show 0 hats when hats are earned? Is it due to caching? (some sites are hidden)
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Winter Bash profile hat?

It seems that the profile in the Winter Bash site doesn't have a hat: Shouldn't it join in the celebration too?
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First Responder hat of the 2016 winter bash [closed]

The "First Responder" hat seems to be broken. The description of the hat states: post a message in chat within ±12 hours of the UTC New Year’s begin that gets starred However, many users, ...
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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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What site would opt out of the winter bash?

I see the "Should we opt out of winter bash 2016" Meta posts on all the SE sites I go on. Are there actually any sites that opt out, or have in the past? If so, which ones, and possibly why?
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A seasonal SE raffle

All users that have been active in the month of December should be entered into a raffle to take place on New Year's Day Ideas for prizes include: a branded t-shirt a mug a donation to charity of ...
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What's the point of getting hats at the end of the year?

As we know, every year before Christmas, we are able to collect some hats. Although it's interesting to get various hats, my question is what's the point? Are they gonna turn to reputations or some ...
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How does Community have a hat on? [duplicate]

How does Community have a hat on? On site to site, it changes, but how?
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How to see my hats from winter bashes 2013 & 2014? [duplicate]

I remember last year there was a possibility to see my hats even after the winter-bash has ended. I would like to see them again. How can I see the hats I earned in winter bashes 2013 and 2014? PS: ...
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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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Reveal secret hat conditions after they've been figured out?

I love having secret hats, and the challenge of trying to figure out what they are before anybody else is quite enjoyable. However, once somebody has figured out what the conditions are for a secret ...
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Winter Bash dropdown doesn't appear on sites I haven't joined [duplicate]

When I go to a site I haven't joined, I can see my personal Stack Exchange SiteSwitcher™, inbox, and reputation dropdown. However, I can't see my (or any, for that matter) Winter Bash dropdown: Could ...
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Previously introduced badges due to the positive effect during winterbash

Yesterday I read about the positive effects of the winter bash firstly during its runtime and secondly because new badges can be tested or introduced which worked well during the bash. I am ...
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How to get Researcher Hat?

How i am supposed to get a Researcher Hat for Winter BASH 2015? I tried to use the site search functionality on 3 consecutive UTC days.
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Please could hats be ordered by when they were earned?

Like several others, I've been keeping an eye on the leaderboards for Winter Bash 2015. One thing I've found annoying is that when people gain a new hat and change position, it's not always clear ...
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Winter Bash Hat Design

I am curious who designs all the various hats for winter bash events on SE websites. Were these hat custom made for SE, or did the website utilize some pre-existing content? I am really curious about ...
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Missing hat in the list

This guy have 5 hats but it reflects only 4, hope this is bug. Confused how he opened the closed question.
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Mobile version site not showing the hat [duplicate]

Mobile version not showing the hat, is this bug or feature? Only works in full desktop mode.
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429 Too Many Requests error on winter bash site

After looking through the top 20 pages of the leader board on the winter bash, if I go to the next page I get this error: Too many requests. Wait 40 seconds before requesting this resource again. ...
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One click to my community Leaderboard

Yes, I do check my community leaderboard frequently, hard for me to go every time over there. Is there any chance to get direct link in snowflake menu?
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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 menu does not automatically appear on mouseover [duplicate]

If I open my inbox in the topbar, I can switch to my reputation dropdown or the communities list merely by mousing over the appropriate button. However, I cannot switch to the Winter Bash dropdown by ...
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Winterbash notification button not appearing

Winterbash snowflake doesn't appear Title says most of it. Sometimes when I visit a SE page, any page, the snowflake icon at the top doesn't appear for a bit. All the time it takes a second or ...
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A bug with the Hats Beanie display [duplicate]

I recently noticed this bug while visiting a new site: Having the beanie overlapped like that is rather annoying to be honest. Not sure if it is a wrong z-index value or relative positioning issues.
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Can I tell when I earned a specific hat?

I came back from 2 hours away from keyboard and discovered I earned a new hat. Is there a way for me to tell EXACTLY when the hat was awarded? Let's assume there's no way to deduce this based on hat'...
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Request for a specific new secret hat

If you could make a hat of this guy, Steely McBeam (who we refer to as Steely Dan -- bonus points if that were the name), a certain set of people would be eternally grateful. Also, word is there's ...
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Can I lose a hat? [duplicate]

Yesterday I had the secret hat described as Hairboat's Revenge, but now I have lost this hat, is it possible?
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Possible typo on “A new hope” hat description [duplicate]

I had earned the A New Hope hat but its description states that you can earn this hat posting a question/answer, or voting on December 18th Ask, answer, or vote on December 18th I'm at UTC+1 and ...
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Hat earned before date in Winterbash [duplicate]

It's not yet 18th December 2015 but I have earned the A New Hope hat on Stack Overflow which says: Proof: Possible Bug?