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Top new questions this week:

Winter Bash 2014 Secret Hats

So far, I've unlocked one of the secret hats. I'm wondering what other secret hats are out there and how to earn them?

discussion winterbash-2014 secret-hats  
asked by Kevin 243 votes
answered by The Guy with The Elf Hat 74 votes

Can we have much more complex 2015 Winterbash hats

We are only a few hours into Winterbash 2014, and already almost all the secret hats have been found and understood. This is all very well, but it leads to a very rapid spike of posts and votes (not ...

feature-request winterbash-2014 winterbash-2015  
asked by Rory Alsop 30 votes
answered by SPArchaeologist 8 votes

Please don't snow when I'm not there

Yay! Winterbash! Hats! Countdown! Wow! Except I came back to the tab after 20 minutes: It almost crashed my browser. Please can it not snow when the tab is not active?

bug status-completed winterbash-2014  
asked by fredley 27 votes
answered by balpha 36 votes

Can other people see my hats even if I hate them?

I know that even if I hate hats, I still earn them, but does that mean others can see hats I've earned if they go to my profile page? Or does hating hats hide hat hyperlinks?

support winterbash-2014  
asked by Ktash 23 votes
answered by balpha 12 votes

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 the reason for this be?

support faq winterbash  
asked by balpha 22 votes
answered by balpha 26 votes

Hints for Winter Bash 2014 Secret Hats

I've seen the other question about a list of secret hats, but I don't want to spoil the fun. I still want fancy sekrit hats, though! What hints do you have for earning some of these secret hats? One ...

discussion winterbash-2014 secret-hats  
asked by Doorknob 冰 21 votes
answered by Doorknob 冰 4 votes

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 ...

support winterbash-2014  
asked by Ktash 19 votes
answered by Martijn Pieters 20 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Allow high reward bounties to be longer bounties

Sometimes on some SE sites I'll see questions that have a lot of activity and views, but very few answers, and users will typically post high award bounties in hopes of attracting answers to the ...

discussion feature-request bounty  
asked by euphoria overlord 47 votes
answered by ryan 7 votes

Propose a new 20k reputation privilege

Right now, the maximum privilege "unlock" is at 10k reputation: http://meta.stackoverflow.com/privileges We're considering adding a new 20k reputation privilege, but having a hard time figuring out ...

discussion feature-request status-completed reputation privileges  
asked by Jeff Atwood 115 votes
answered by Jeff Atwood 5 votes

Can you answer these?

Collect hat stats please

Last year I was curious about some hat stats (How many hats did each site get?). Unfortunately, this data wasn't collectable at the time I asked. Please consider collecting the data this year. You ...

discussion winterbash-2014  
asked by MichaelT 7 votes

Answer count in network profile is less than the actual count

My network profile cites the number of answers on Mathematics that is consistently less (by 13) than the actual number, shown on my site profile. It goes like this: network profile: 1306; site ...

bug answers network-profile  
asked by Behaviour 7 votes

Rename [exact-duplicates] to [duplicate-questions]

Going by this question, there once was a time when what we now know as duplicate questions were called exact duplicates. Fortunately, this has been changed with exceptions to the tags on Meta and some ...

feature-request meta retag-request per-site-meta  
asked by Wrzlprmft 5 votes
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