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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Change “I hate hats” to an opt-in approach on ALL sites (not only on SO)

Updates: For those who still don't get the real meaning of my question ... : #JeSuisBruxelles ... No matter how many extra downvotes this question will get because of this update. Would be nice if ...
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How many hats have been featured from the beginning up to & including Bash 2015?

I've been through several events on SF&F. Futurama had its fleeting moment in the Sun, but Winter Bash has become a recurring event. How many hat designs have been featured in the Winter Bash ...
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StackExchange.com hates hats!

My network profile on StackExchange.com has no hats... I can haz hats?
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Does activity on stack exchange increase during the Winter Bash?

Hopefully this is the right place to ask: Does activity on stack exchange increase during the Winter Bash? I'm guessing this possible using http://data.stackexchange.com, but I couldn't find any ...
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What will happen if I deny Winter Bash access to my information?

I noticed that in the profile's Edit Profile & Settings there is "Applications" section with this: It does say: Remove an application to remove access to your information. But it's not ...
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Way to find who earned a specific hat on a specific site

Let's say I want to figure out which users on [site X] earned [hat Y]. I can, of course, go through and examine each hatted user to see what hat(s) they have. On most sites, however, this is ...
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What are the requirements to get the “Weed Eater” hat?

The hat's description says answer a question qualifying for the Tumbleweed badge that gets accepted During the winter bash, I answered a question that is a tumbleweed, and it got accepted; yet I ...
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Hats fixed in place while scrolling [duplicate]

I just wanted to point out that the hats feature is fixed on some pages while scrolling in the iPhone app.
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What is the origin and thought process behind the tradition of hats?

Winter Bash is always a lot of fun and makes people trek across sites and participate in communities they are not usually a part of, but how did they originate? What was the thought process behind ...
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Hats stay small and in the same place when profile picture expands with message in chat

I have recently noticed that in chat when I type enough and the profile picture expands with my message, the hat stays the same size and it stays in the same place (I have the Winter Bash app):
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Provide non-mouse access to hat controls

It should be possible to control hat placement algorithmically. Why is there only an option to modify hat placement with a mouse? It would be nice if we could also resize, move and rotate our hats ...
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How about a few badges as a rememberance to a Winter Bash?

How about a few badges as a rememberance to a Winter Bash? Such as: Bronze: Get a normal hat on a site. (awarded once per Winter Bash per site, not once per hat) Bronze: Get a secret hat on a site. (...
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Do we receive hat notifications on the Android mobile app?

I know hats are not enabled in the Android app, but is there a way to receive notifications when you have earned one? Similar to when you get a comment or other notification, just for hats, or has the ...
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Hats on profile block access to mod tools

Note that I can barely click on "Mod", and can't even read the number in brown indicating the number of flags on the account. A pretty minor thing overall, but still annoying. This appeared on The ...
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Please show hats in the Android app (aka android app hates hats)

I don't hate hats. Proof: Yet, the Android app isn't showing them: Saw this post from 2013 asking for hats in the Android app, and this one from 2014, also saying essentially "it's not worth it". ...
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How to enlarge hat?

I see some users can enlarge their hats to the biggest size, and it entirely fills out their avatars. How do I do this? My only option is to moving it around, but I cannot make it large as I wish.
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Why do I have to hate hats?

Why are you, the ever so pink-and-fluffy SE making me hate ? I don't hate hats. I just don't want to participate because I'm a grumpy old bahumbug kinda guy. I don't like hating :( Can we choose ...
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Do not show hats to people who haven't visited the site

I have seen a user who has not visited the site since Winter Bash has started, and still, his avatar shows a hat. In my opinion, this is at least disrespectful to them. Therefore I suggest that hats ...
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My hat is not showing on the chat room list of occupants

There appears to be a bug in the chatroom code - my hat is not showing on the chat room list of occupants: It is correctly showing in the message list: My question is not a dupe of Can we wear hats ...
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Is there a simple page, “What is Winter Bash, and what's all this about hats”? Can we have one?

I tried to write a meta post about winter bash and hats, but I couldn't find any simple explanation page to link to. I ended up garbling a home-spun description of my own with a not-terribly-helpful ...
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Make the “hats” vs “no hats” choice instead “users can opt out” vs “users can opt in”

I realise I'm a bit late with this suggestion... It's too late to apply it to 2015, so treat it as a thought for 2016. Most sites are very positive about the "Winter Bash" hat-related activity. Some ...
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What's the point of voting for winterbash hats?

Just out of curiosity, why do individual sites have to make a meta post asking users to vote regarding the winterbash hats? Were there any cases where some sites voted against it? even if so, aren't ...
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Skippy Hat: Use Winterbash to encourage Skip

Every now and then, reviewers need to be reminded that they can use Skip during review. There is not really an encouragement to use Skip; it does not increase your review count (nor should it). ...
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Is it possible to see who has what hats quickly?

I want to be able to quickly find who has what hats, but I don't know if it is possible. Is there a specific search? Or are mod tools required? Any ideas or know-how?
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No hats on mobile

I've scarcely touched my laptop over the winter break, satisfying my SO addiction entirely through the iOS app. (And occasionally the mobile website.) It's been a great exercise in seeing how livable ...
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Let us be more creative with our hat placement [duplicate]

So, safe to say, I am fairly addicted to the hats. They are a lot of fun and their silliness is addictive. In the spirit of the winterbash, I am hoping we can be allowed to have more control of hat ...
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Bug with hat placement with not-loaded avatar?

When I loaded the review page (in Stack Overflow, though I have no specific reason to think it is related) I got a weird hat in the upper left hand corner. See the hat in the upper left hand corner? ...
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Can I add hats to my profile image?

Am I allowed to pretend to have earned hats that I didn't, such as the Eureka hat? It's easy enough to manually add it to my image. The question is, is it allowed?
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Missing Aztec hat [duplicate]

Why didn't I receive an "Aztec" hat, when I clearly have 20 hats? At the moment I received my 20th hat on the SE network, I wasn't awarded a "Aztec" hat. Even after 30 minutes of the hat counter ...
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Would it be pathetic to borrow an iOS / Android device from someone just to get the Not a Cherry / Bugdroid hat? [closed]

I only have an Android device, and got the Bugdroid hat easily. Neither my wife nor I have an iOS device. Would it be too pathetic / embarrassing to ask my brother to borrow his iPad, or ask my ...
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2014 Secret hats: count?

Is it known how many secret hats exist in this winter bash? What about last year? Also, are hats being added during the event? Should the Stack Exchange team come up with new ideas?
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Is it possible to get multiple hats with a single post?

Is it possible to get multiple hats with a single post? For example, can you get the "on the road" hat and "bugdroid" hat with one question?
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If I hate hats, do I lose them?

If I decide that I hate hats and I don't want to see them good on me. But what happens if I later learn to stop worrying and love the hats? Do I lose any hats I earned before hating hats? And do I ...
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Why didn't (or did) I or some other user get a hat although the requirements were (or weren't) fulfilled?

During Winter Bash, users can earn hats. But sometimes it seems that a hat was awarded even though its requirements weren't (yet) met, or vice versa. What could be the reason for this?
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What is a “hat”?

What exactly is a hat? I have seen a lot of people arguing the significance of hats and the limited edition hats. I know the hats are sort of linked to the Winterbash stuff, but what exactly is a hat,...
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When do our hats slowly walk off into the sunset?

The Winter Bash 2013 page indicates "the hats get put back in their boxes on January 4th". Aside from the pure terror that sentence seems to invoke, I was curious of exactly when this is going to be. ...
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Can we have a Royal hat next year?

Getting my hat request in early. I noticed a distinct lack of any royal headgear this year. No crowns, no tiaras, nada. May I suggest a royal hat next year, perhaps this one, sported by Her Royal ...
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Can we please let people know that there is a *general* winterbash tag?

Can we please stop creating new winterbash tags? It seems that every year we will have a new one: winterbash-2012winterbash-2013winterbash-2014winterbash-2015winterbash-2016winterbash-2017winterbash-...
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The Most Wonderous Hall of Hats

How about we create some pages of past leaderboards for the Winterbash Hat event? It would be a permanent archive so we could always view the past stats for Winterbash (since it now seems like it ...
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Can we please hold the hats? [duplicate]

I really like the hats game. But I would love to keep the hats longer then only one winter. I want to leave them in my wardrobe during summer. Last year, I collected some cool hats, and I apparently ...
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What are the fantasy secret hats you'd wish to get?

I had for some days the fantasy of getting a grinch hat. I know there is a hat when you only do upvotes in a day and believed it could make sense to have the same kind of hats for downvotes only. It ...
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Snow Flake sitting alone in the dark, crying silently

See this? All parts of the new top bar has a tooltip, e.g. But the poor snow flake? Nothing. No tool, no tip. Can a tooltip be added, to explain to the clueless user what this is all ...
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All I want is a well-fitted hat!

I just got a new hat! :D screaming with joy Looking at so many users looking all exquisite with their stunningly 'fitted' hats, I'm wondering if there's an option to resize or rotate a hat? PS: Happy ...
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Don't make “destroy all my hat customizations” the default option

I prefer wearing different hats on different sites. Different topics call for different personalities. Also I don't want to wear a hat on a site where I haven't earned it. Can we please have the “...
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New Winterbash menu doesn't open on hover

If you click on the Stack Exchange menu or the inbox menu or the achievements/reputation menu, you can then move the mouse between those three menus without any additional clicks. This behaviour does ...
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Badge for Winter Bash participants

Okay, here's another idea for those who like Winter Bash. For those who participated in Winter Bash (got a hat) give a one-time badge. You could give a Silver badge to anyone who participated, or ...
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WinterBash site exhibits some strange 404 behavior

I was poking around winterba.sh for secret hats and I figured there may be a secret hat linked to a URL so I decided to look at some different URLs and got plenty of 404s but, some pages throw ...
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How are hats for the Community user selected? [duplicate]

On English Language & Usage, I noticed that even the Community user has hats. In its case, how is the hat it is wearing selected?
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Why are date-based hats awarded too early? [duplicate]

I just got the And I Feel Fine hat which states "post or vote on December 21". Does SE have a time machine now?
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No hats on the mobile version?

I was wondering why there is not hats available on the mobile version. No hats on avatar, no hats counts, etc .. Is it because it seems to be an ajax layer over all websites? or the same reason there ...