12:00 AM
HAPPENING!

Winterbash is here!

HATTTS

HATS!!!!!!!!!!!1

IT'S HERE

HATS!
H
S
!

12:00 AM
I used the Android app GIMME MY HAT

T
A
HAAATAATAASSSS

oh no, cat is gone! :(

not seeing 'em on SR

Use Android app, @Doorknob冰.

12:01 AM
Ewww a delete own answer hat? :/ Let the abuse begin?

err... there are some hats that will be very hard...
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user259867

@balpha is SR somehow un-signed-up for WinterBash? I know I submitted the "we want hats" form

unless, you.. umm... glances around I don't think is safe talking here D:

SR?

12:02 AM
Software Recs

@Undo I'm seeing it.

that gimme-teh-spam site

@hichris123 I don't see a hat count on my profile.

@Undo Huh what do you mean? It's in the list: winterbash2014.stackexchange.com/leaderboard

12:03 AM
woah that rotation and resizing is amazing

Aww, Community has no hats on ES.

I'M TIED FOR FIRST PLACE NETWORK-WIDE!
ha
(with... a grand total of one hat)

@balpha Ah, so the button must not show up on your profile when you don't have any hats?

correct
but the snowflake in the top bar should

ah okay, then it's working right
I had a moment of "oh crap I chose the wrong thing" panic
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12:05 AM
@Doorknob冰 I'm #3!
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Okay, that Android hat looks a little weird, but...

@Undo Don't worry :) The only sites that have no hats are MO, TeX, and ja.SO

I ZO CULZ
Y U NO HATZ IN CHAT?

Where's Stac... oh. It's down there.

Android hat! Yes!

Not a cherry is defective.

12:07 AM
@balpha You mean the ja.SO that isn't supposed to exist? ;)

HAAAAAAAAAAAAAATS @StackExchange
Is there a hat for that? :P

@JanDvorak It'll grow. Stack Overflow users have to opt in before appearing to have earned hats.

@hichris123 I met one of the mods yesterday :P

where do I opt in?

I guess no mod hat, @Undo.

12:07 AM
Ha oh the icon appears clear over to the left of the Stack Exchange button when you're a moderator.

@ɥʇǝS Really?

@hichris123 The ja.SO that's been in the API for a while...

I mean, balpha totally will close this meta.stackexchange.com/questions/245143/…

@balpha Yeah, I kinda have an account there.

@animuson Only if the top bar is too crowded for it to appear in the normal spot. Of course that chance is much higher for mods.

12:09 AM
Quick, let's get the queue back up to 1,000 and really clutter this bar!

@hichris123 not IRL, but yes.

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Everything got all broken-y there for a second, whew.
I just did! It's so beautiful.

@ɥʇǝS Oh. :P

@balpha Hats in chat! Yes! :D

12:10 AM
YES!

Earn a gold badge? Aww c'mon, I just got that Famous Question badge 20 hours ago!

closed

Maybe I can aim for a second marsall badge

12:11 AM
O_O
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1/1/1/1. Anybody knows a duplicate?

@JanDvorak I've never earned Marshall on MSE. starts flagging

I choose unclear. :P

Hell why???

@balpha No moderator hat? :(

12:13 AM
I never earned marshal on MSE either, not enough to flag.
2

People are always stealing the spam flags. :( I'm never fast enough.

@animuson poor CMs :P

on mSE

tied for first, still

12:14 AM
ups...
do not drag the hat

Yay, apple fanboy hat!

I think there are some hats that people fundamentally can't get

can I get an 8-bit hat for visiting the site from a Nokia 5230?
7

aaand a new hat

12:17 AM

the crab fits me particularly well
2

So it does to me

@bjb568 say "-pls"

no

12:20 AM
@bjb568 why?

@Unihedro decemberisforhats

@Doorknob冰 Tied for 1st.

@balpha Eureka is for figuring out how to get a secret hat, give me Eureka now. :P
crosses fingers that there is a Eureka hat this year

12:22 AM
Now... to whom should I give unsuspicious stars to...
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obvious Obi-Wan handwaving joke is obvious

@Doorknob冰 lol

@TheWobbuffet *whom

STAR ALL TEH THINGS!

12:22 AM
im not doing anything bad or suspicious
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@JanDvorak to whom*

Y THERE SO MUCH CACHEING, TAKE TOO LONG TO GET HAT
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user259867
There is no hat for downvoting 12000 posts. :(
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HOLY STARS BATMAN, THE STAR WALL MOVES

(nuke-pls)

12:24 AM
I Voted Today

okay, im sorry, i want to star random things, but... no :P

*i'm

wait

@JanDvorak I'm*

@Braiam wat?

12:25 AM
did i star you, @Braiam?

dunno
50 secs ago, by Jan Dvorak
*i'm

possible LQ heuristic: a colon in the title

you get a star
YOU get a star
EVERYBODY GETS A STAR

YAY!

Fear and Lothing

12:26 AM
@balpha It's spelled Kwanzaa in English, unless we're supposed to purchase it with Angolan currency
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"You have fully used your vote allowance for today"

*loathing?

@Doorknob冰 somehow that star is not good

gahhh

12:27 AM
@Braiam but... but... it has dreams

i earned the hat on MSE

@Gilles I'll pass that on to the hatterifornification committee

i need to earn it on SO

@balpha I have unicoins still! Can I buy some hats?

12:27 AM

@JanDvorak ... how do you close that?

This question appears to be off-topic. Soft questions belong to programmers.se — Jan Dvorak 8 secs ago

@JanDvorak ugh

12:29 AM
.. "don't belong here"?

agree, voted

@hichris123 I am... strangely not surprised anymore
html + excel + php...

@JanDvorak I think you pasted the wrong lin- oh. Ha.

first place, tied with DragonLord

@hichris123 tl;dr cv-pls

bang! two hats in one single action

12:40 AM
@Braiam lol

user259867
Deleting last year's comments... probably only yours? I can flag-delete a bunch, but that probably does not count.

first place network-wide :D

user259867
So many crabs in here.

Ooh, think I found a sekrit hat.

> It's a little like reading an alternate version of Harry Potter, made on drugs.

user259867
12:41 AM
Two hats for downvoting -- sign of the times. Too bad there's just one for editing.

I... don't know if I should read that

user259867
@hichris123 just about to be roomba'd.

user259867

@Behaviour CLOSE ALL TEH THINGS!

*closes a window

12:49 AM
argh, I have to eat. Still first place network-wide :D

1:05 AM
0

I earned some kind of hat thing (for what I don't know - who is Saint Lucia?) and I dunno how to be rid of it. @terdon seems to indicate I can turn it off... so how?

1:17 AM
I'm back
still first place! :D

@ɥʇǝS Uhh, he has no posts

user273376
lol - I got the "Fascinating" secret hat.... means I am a weirdo freak, right? meh, it fits the eye perfectly, so I'll keep it

@Doorknob冰 yah I didn't expect him to, but he posted that spam above on AU --^
Don't need to destroy if you don't want. Your call.
aha! I think I figured out those vulcan secret hats..
maybe.

user273376
@ɥʇǝS i got one of them too

1:22 AM
I see that :D

user273376
I figured it meant I was a freak or something

lets see if I get them now...
nope, apparently not..

There, I painfully type up a question on the Android App. I also found out that my Android keyboard does not include a backtick character and I need a new keyboard.

swiftkey has one
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woah, secret hat
"warm welcome"

user259867
1:27 AM
I suppose posting a question and then deleting it still counts? Typing a serious question on my phone, MathJax and all... no.

Hooray, I am now first place by a comfortable margin of three hats over @animuson!

hmm, nope, not what I thought.

user273376

Festive hats for everyone!

I want the Chameleon hat. I am dedicating my time to figuring out how to get it.

1:33 AM
someone is trying to get that star hat.
stappit!

Argh, curse you and your iOS 7.0 requirement, SE app. Now I can't get the apple hat on my mom's old iPad. :P
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user273376
got this hat ...no idea what its for

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This is obviously minor, but you can still see the snowflake icon on the top bar peeking through from behind the notification badge for new hats. You probably can't even notice it in low resolution, but it's just the slightest bit off.

^ It's just ever-so-slightly off

user259867
@Doorknob冰 Same here. I dug out my old-forgotten iPhone 3GS, charged it... and then this.

Wow. I'm actually first place on network, Meta, and Stack Overflow

1:37 AM
I see you got a sekrit hat @Doorknob冰.

@hichris123 Yup
Pretty sure I know why, too.

sometimes I think that @Doorknob冰 hat should be hanging on the knob, not over it

Huh. This user earned Chameleon on Arqade and has no activity at all there... Curious.

@SabreTooth Me too.

@animuson I think I've figured it out

user259867
1:43 AM
@animuson That's Logan himself, so what can we expect... all the hats belong to him.

Hmm... I'm going to try something
Yeah, I definitely figured it out
Dangit, I can't do it
... for reasons that I cannot reveal
Wait, never mind. Maybe I can...

Thank you, hat faerie?

@WilliamPrice I like the position of yours. ;)

With the severe hat awarding cache you never know if you've completed requirements for something or not.

@animuson Yeah, I still can't tell if I didn't succeed at getting Resolution or if it's just caching.

1:46 AM
@Doorknob冰 Yes, it fit better than the last one. :)

Well, I asked my Meta question using the Android App and I still haven't gotten that hat. :/
@Doorknob冰 I don't think you can earn that until January 1st. The description is "delete 10 comments from 2014 in 2015"

@animuson ... oh, I'm smart.

@Doorknob冰 disagrees :P

Grr, I know how to get Chameleon but I can't for a certain reason.
Wait, I think I still can.
I keep confusing myself. :(
Does anyone have Red Baron yet? That one looks particularly hard.

dejavu?

1:58 AM
just posting useless comment to show off my secret hat

@Sompuperoo Shhh!

I wonder if there's a spam flag hat. :P

smokey would get it

Ugh community still has no hats on ES.

@hichris123 {Sh,H}e has three on both PPCG and Puzzling.

2:02 AM
I know how to get Chameleon.
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@Undo I think I do. But for some reason I'm not getting it.

... why is this room becoming TL? ;P

@TheGuywithTheElfHat Teacher Lounge

@Undo has it.

2:05 AM
@Braiam Ah, thanks.

Oo I got it. :D Yay
Life is complete now.

2:17 AM
doesn't appear to seek input/discussion

@Sompuperoo Viewed 10 times, downvoted 8 times. That's got to be some sort of record.

/me is finally an official SO fanatic
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user259867
2:33 AM
@Sompuperoo gone

I am now tied for 60th place out of the entire SE network, with a grand total of... 3 hats.
I guess most of the almost 6 thousand hats are just from Saint Lucia.

The next couple hours (if that) will be about the only time I have a single-digit rank for anything on SO.

2:54 AM
Is anyone else having problems getting hats to appear on SO?
I can get my hats to show up on any other site in the network except SO.

@Mysticial I can see your hat on SO.
3

@Mysticial No problem here; my hats are only on SO.
3

@TheGuywithTheElfHat That I'm aware of, but I can't see any hats myself on SO. Even when I restart the browser and log in from a different machine.
I'm also not seeing hats in either chat.SO or chat.SE. But I see them here.
Oh, I had to click on the snowflake icon to actually enable it.
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Totally fed the roomba today.
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user259867
@hichris123 You know what this does to people, especially borderline ones...
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3:05 AM
@hichris123 roomba is there for a reason, feed him regularly , or is it a she?

3:19 AM
@Behaviour I needed to use my votes! And remember, I'm a robot... sometimes, at least. :P
@Sompuperoo shrugs

Oh, cool. Hats.
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3:29 AM
Well, if anyone wants to get me a present this year, I'd take a hat. I don't know, maybe a secret santa-only hat?

@Doorknob冰 is in the lead! Yay, go Tavern!

Ha! Take that, @Kevin! :D

@Doorknob冰 He's still ahead of you on SO... keep going!

anyone got a light?

Aw, I missed the beginning of all the excitement and have to catch up now. :-)

@Sompuperoo waffles? :o

Chameleon

Ah. :)

4:19 AM
Methinks Eureka is manually awarded again.

4:50 AM
I woke up and saw.... that got one upvote on MSE and 7 downvotes on lifehacks. Great.

Look at that starboard. We're all a bunch of hatwhores.
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@nicael weird...
After we enforce the new scope, random downvoting should settle down.
After Johnsrude left, all my stuff stopped being regularly downvoted.

@Mysticial Starred, because I'm cheap.
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Lifehacks: "how can I do something the hard way?"
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Wow @Shog9. tilting more than ever.
I liked the old one better.
@Shog9 yah.

4:59 AM
Unfair, I've been here less than a year :P

Night! Good hatting, everyone! Wish me a lower probability of failing finals from emotional factors and psychology!

(they might; I don't know. Let's test this...)

@Shog9 So I can go back to flagging WHYT comments?
Winterbash: No catch

Uh oh. A disembodied floating head with a crossbow. EEEEEEK!!!!

user259867
5:01 AM
@Shog9 It says "delete 10 comments from 2014 in 2015".

ohhh

user259867
So unless you have a time machine...

@Unihedro Gotta wait 'til next year. No use making a New Year's resolution in December.

No hat for flagging, aww

user259867
There may be a secret one...

5:07 AM
TODO: set up more autodelete rules for y'all before 2015

They should just have to get diamonds.

Cool, I can wear my SO hats on MSE!

5:28 AM
Morning!

@DroidDev Late evening! ;)

haha @SPArchaeologist there is a hat with the name...ya...guess it... NARUTO, now you see, we are spreading :P :D

Wee hours of the morning. (UTC)

user259867

user259867
A way to find out if there is a secret hat for flagging spam...
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5:47 AM
Morning!

Hail everyone. Today I am gonna and

mmm, kiwi

kiwi is just rhymed perfectly :P

Gimme more

5:52 AM
is pretty slow today...I think its because of winter... :/

"why isn't this code working" stackoverflow.com/q/27478177/2389078

user259867
in Mathematics on The Stack Exchange Network Chat, 3 hours ago, by Behaviour
Comment template: "Welcome to Math.SE! You picked a bad time to dump your homework here: the users are trying to earn Imitation Crab and Red Shirt hats."
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6:07 AM

user259867
all spam gone

why hat is not shown "on" the avatar, it is always behind the avatar. I think it should be on the avatar...

user259867
@DroidDev It is "on" for me. Screenshot?

@Behaviour no, I see yours behind your avatar...here's a screenshot...

6:18 AM
@DroidDev That looks... very different than what I see.

user259867
@DroidDev Browser? Oh, I see - Chrome. But with some weirdness.

@DroidDev Well, if you're going to inverse the color scheme, why not also the layering? ;-)

@Behaviour chrome 38.0.2125.122 (64-bit) on saucy
@WilliamPrice ok, let me try color scheme

@Behaviour lolz

yes, it is because of color theme...sorry for inconvenience guys...

6:24 AM

...and WHO UPVOTED THAT!!!

[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in title: How we nursing care of the skin care? by helenenly on drupal.stackexchange.com

[ SmokeDetector ] Score of 93.5405: How we nursing care of the skin care? on drupal.stackexchange.com

6:38 AM
gone under a minute. Go us

I forget why I even came here.

@SantaClaus it was something about hats

@DroidDev It seems a bit early for that.
@Sompuperoo Oh yeah, Hats.

6:47 AM
@SantaClaus oh! then to see who is behaving well...?

@DroidDev Nah, I don't need to be here to know that. That's why they keep a transcript.

@SantaClaus Ah! Then it is only and only hats

@DroidDev I see you haven't been behaving. chat.meta.stackexchange.com/…

This is like walking into a police station and saying "I just got out of jail; which bank in town is the easiest to rob?" — Matthew Haugen 2 hours ago
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@SantaClaus but...what about t h e s e ? :(

6:54 AM
My pic reminds me of Triumph

yesterday, by Jan Dvorak
SO, the place where we hate fun. Thankfully.