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9:25 AM
room topic changed to Winter Bash 2021: discussion & hat hunting [winter-bash-2021]
As usual, feel free to come up with a witty title / tagline for the chatroom.
Only two and a half hours to go!
 
Rob
9:43 AM
Pinned in room:
 
posted the link to the room in a few places that I know are usually interested.
 
10:29 AM
Hey guys
Disaster
Won't participate in WB this year
Got a project
to do
Good luck guys!
 
11:00 AM
Good luck to you too!
 
Thanks @Glorfindel
 
50' left
 
11:59 AM
almost there ...
 
:-)
 
The hat's are here
Damn
I wish I could enroll this year
The hats are so ezzzz
 
took a while, blame VPN
 
well its also summer bash this year... So we definetly need a different name
 
How much time does it take?
 
12:05 PM
@Wolgwang does what take?
@glo can you invite Yaakov, he asked if there was a room already
 
For an hat after an action is done...
 
Hello guys!
 
@Wolgwang could take a while, they run on a scheduler I think
 
I see.
It turned 2 to 65k just now...
 
12:07 PM
Ah I see WB is sponsored this year, fun
 
@YaakovEllis Really nice design this year!
 
The number of non-secret hats seem really low.
 
@Panda all the more room for secretz
 
@Luuklag First time?
 
12:09 PM
@Panda on the other hand, the number of secret hats is very high
 
@Wolgwang I think so
 
@YaakovEllis Makes sense.
@Luuklag We haven't found out all the secrets last year ;)
 
@YaakovEllis bug? Every single user on Server Fault got glare??
 
Server Fault is giving hats only...*booo*
 
is that site default style considered "Dark mode"?
 
12:11 PM
I just got a hat XD
 
@SPArcheon yeah it feels off
@YaakovEllis is this intended?
I earned it on multiple sites
 
How to turn on dark mode? >_<
 
@Wolgwang SO preferences
 
3
Q: Got Glare reducers on wrong site

Ankit SharmaI just received Glare reducers on Server fault when I tried it on Stack Overflow [![enter image description here][1]][1] Update: Got it on 8 more sites now. But not on SO. [1]: https://i.sstatic.net/XdPET.png

first hat first bug
 
@AnkitSharma we were just discussing that one yep.
also
 
12:17 PM
glaring mistake
 
@SPArcheon got it too
 
@SPArcheon wow what is that now
 
Perhaps something to do with looking at Summerbash / Winterbash
 
I upvoted two questions and got that IG
 
12:18 PM
@Luuklag doen that
 
@Luuklag I also did that.
 
13 glare hats and still counting
 
@AnkitSharma 15 for me
 
too much glare :(
 
Not getting any other which I am trying
 
12:21 PM
@Luuklag In profile settings?
 
Is there some hat for starred messages in chat?
@Luuklag Did that and I haven't got it :-(
 
starred you now :P
 
as usual seems that @YaakovEllis didn't add an hat awarded for playing the secret asteroid easter egg....
;_;
 
12:24 PM
@SPArcheon at least there is no non-secret award for doing a secret activity…
 
hmmmm earned thought bubble twice now, on SO and MSE
On both I opened up the ask a question page, and saved a draft I think
mmm no, I did that on SO, but I edited a post on MSE
 
hat awards are frozen for the next few minutes while we are fixing bug that was over-awarding glare-reducers
 
Got thinking hat on movies after voting/editing not sure
 
Your fix deployed it appears @YaakovEllis
are you going to wipe inboxes as well?
 
Now I have no glare hat anymore
 
12:28 PM
@Luuklag yes. Just removed all of those awarded on sites where they shouldnt have been awarded. Glare reducers can only be won on SO or on one of the SO translation sites (only sites with dark mode)
 
@YaakovEllis yeah just noticed
 
@SPArcheon Konami?
 
@Glorfindel, you edited those SVG links because its your personal site/server?
 
@Wolgwang Asteroid game is not triggered with the Konami code.
@Wolgwang Try posting a "insert coin" message on the Bridge chat room
 
Bridge ;-; ?
 
12:34 PM
Ok guys
Easy hats I will try to get
 
But it's still not awarded on SO yet. — Ankit Sharma 4 mins ago
 
Pretty sure I've figured out the trigger for Thought Bubble, is it ok to share what I think in here?
 
@cairdcoinheringaahing Obviously :-)
 
@YaakovEllis is it intentional that 602k hats were awarded on SO (presumably for Dark Mode / High Contrast)?
 
Pretty sure you just have to visit your profile to get Thought Bubble
 
12:37 PM
Slate on December 15, 2021
Get your hat on! It’s Winter (Summer?) Bash time again.
 
Oh my box!
 
@JeffSchaller yes. The hat is for anyone who has dark mode enabled
 
@cairdcoinheringaahing Yeah!
 
we always try to have at least one or two very "easy" hats that can be acquired with almost no effort (we had this same hat criteria last year as well)
 
Ok; just seems like it's unusual in that it was (I assume) awarded retroactively, and not for an active choice made during Winterbash
 
12:39 PM
@JeffSchaller we dont track history on when dark mode is activated for a user
 
@YaakovEllis of course; it just struck me as unusual, but ... that's not unusual ;) (the winterbash leaderboard drew my attention to it)
 
@Luuklag yes
 
Is it normal for Winter Bash hat awarding to be delayed by 40 minutes?
 
@Glorfindel you can just take the SVG directly from SE I think, I did that for the secret hat.
@Glorfindel Also you are aware of what is published on the homepage when you visit it?
@Xnero Might be some start up issues. I had the glare hat pop up in batches over time
 
@Luuklag I haven't got it :-(
 
12:47 PM
@cairdcoinheringaahing or perhaps your settings?
@cairdcoinheringaahing testing that now
 
hat awards are back in business now
 
got 5 secret hats
 
@Xnero it goes every 5 minutes. We had to pause it for a few to fix an issue, it should be working fine now
 
12:56 PM
I wonder if the detective hat has anything to do with trying to find secret hats?
 
Took screenshot before status change
 
Any secret hat tips?
 
@AnkitSharma -_-
 
@AnkitSharma fixed that for you; hope you don't mind!
 
@AnkitSharma How did you get those hats :)
 
1:10 PM
I think accepting an answer gives a hat...
 
@U12-F̉͋̅̾̇orward yes! Secret hats have secret descriptions. :D
2
 
Haha
@Wolgwang Done
See if I get da hat
 
@U12-F̉͋̅̾̇orward On what site?
 
MSE
OMG there is Defender of the Unicorn
 
See!
@U12-F̉͋̅̾̇orward I have decrypted it lol
 
1:20 PM
Haha
 
@Wolgwang and please do not post the thing. I kept the original post cryptic for a reason
 
Yes... That's why I deleted that :-)
 
I'm kind of worried of the too many hats related to upvoting...
13
 
Got monologue. Based on activity, it may be something like "comment on you own post"
 
I'm betting dialogue is probably "comment on someone else's post", potentially something to do with replying/being replied to
 
1:24 PM
@cairdcoinheringaahing I should get that
 
@caird I have replied to a comment and been replied to, but haven't gotten dialog yet.
 
@U12-F̉͋̅̾̇orward no idea as hats were on hold and main meta hot 10+ votes so something related to that maybe or voting
@JeffSchaller thanks. I miss being mod and able to fix my own mistake after timeout
 
@YaakovEllis Lol, did you hack my account :P
 
um...I dont think so...what happened?
 
Hahaha
@YaakovEllis You rickrolled me!
Lol
I got that one
Nice!!
bruh. Those rickrolls
 
1:36 PM
@U12-F̉͋̅̾̇orward you rickrolled yourself
 
1:53 PM
Bye guys
I won't win this time
got projects
bye
 
2:10 PM
huh, now it server errors
first time I looked at that page I got an empty leaderboard with just the White Hat Hall of Fame from last year
 
2:27 PM
Fixed now
 
Ah the cypher on the unicorn isn't that hard
 
@Luuklag yet
 
Is that page related to the hat?
 
@YaakovEllis I'll stay tuned
 
@Luuklag And just you wait till it will require you to answer on questions about specific MLP episodes.
 
2:34 PM
@Smitop fixed
 
@SPArcheon haha lol
 
they think I am joking... has to be about unicorns for a reason....
 
Because everything on SO is about unicorns?
 
Is the Monologue hat, ask a question with a positive score (1+) and get atleast one answer with a positive score?
 
2:51 PM
is the thought bubble given if you get a chat comment starred?
 
The "Thought Bubble" hat seems suitably thought-provoking. In SOCVR, two of us have it but neither knows why/how.
 
The "Dialogue" hat, ask a question and comment on one answer that you got
 
Skipping a review?
 
@AdrianMole got it too, no clue why
Haven't reviewed anything
 
Same ^
 
2:53 PM
i've skipped reviews but don't have thought bubble
 
all I did was editing an answer on MSE, and saving a draft Question on SO
Got them on both
Visited my profile, and my settings on multiple sites, so that isn't it either
 
OK - Narrowing down. I have done limited actions since noon UTC; Voted, reviewed and made a chat comment. Got two hats already.
 
@AdrianMole I have skipped a review but that doesn't seem to relate to "thought bubble" semantically to me.
 
Hats and semantics aren't always related. :)
 
I thought it might have to do with summer vs winter, seeing the palmtree
 
2:55 PM
@mickmackusa I havent touched reviews today and got thought bubble.
 
Upvote and downvote on the same site?
 
I asked an upvoted question on stackoverflow (for moderators) ... no comments.
 
"buried penny" hat... approved suggested edit?
 
I haven't posted any answers or questions.
 
@SurajRao I have got 3 edits validated but...
 
2:56 PM
Spotting spot is for review ?
 
@SurajRao What is buried penny hat ?
 
secret hat
 
@AdrianMole I didn't vote on SO
 
Is it possible to get the rep cap hat today?
 
So even if I earned a hat, I can't see what triggered it?
 
2:58 PM
@MechMK1 Correct, that's part of the fun.
 
@Wolgwang the one on my MSE profile
 
@ThomasMarkov That's a shame, I was curious
 
@SurajRao I think for editing an old question?
 
@ThomasMarkov I think you only get a hat if your "trigger" is after the bash started. So, if you hit the rep. cap before noon UTC, you won't get it for today. But I am wrong, sometimes.
 
oh maybe.. My only activity today in MSE is a suggested edit on an old answer
 
3:00 PM
@AdrianMole Yeah, I hit the cap before the start.
 
I presume it's discouraged to ask what triggers a secret hat that you've earned?
 
It's not discouraged to ask. It may be discouraged to answer.
 
why doesn't the moderator Q&A have a snowflake?
 
Well, I am trying to figure out what triggers Thought Bubble, since I didn't really do anything on SE
I just got it
 
Teams don't get WB.
 
3:03 PM
@AdrianMole ah.. sorry in that case . How does meta.stackexchange.com/a/373001/347191 get edited then.
 
@mickmackusa StackOverflow Teams never have winterbash enabled
 
spotting scope isn't review -- I got it, and haven't done any reviews. Perhaps first accepted flag for something? (mine was an NAA and the answer was deleted)
 
...I'm "he", "him", "Summer Bash" :)
I'm sure I've auto-squahed some "thanks" comments already.
 
@JeffSchaller I have some helpful flags but I don't have that hat
 
Anybody try copy-pasting text in a snippet to see if you get the April Fool's Hat?
 
3:05 PM
@YaakovEllis Is there a spoiler here ?
 
maybe it has to be a certain type of flag?
 
@Wolgwang probably a typo, should be <br>
 
@Smitop My only accepted flags today (after the Winterbash started) are NAA
 
I didn't do a good job of science-ing it (I batched a bunch of activity), but the another possibility could be un-downvoting
 
@JeffSchaller for the thought bubble, don't think so
didn't do any voting on SO
 
3:12 PM
@YaakovEllis Can the rep cap hat be earned today?
 
heh just got thought bubble in SO and I don't know why.. hmmm
 
there's a Matryoshka hat, perhaps it's related to self-answering?
 
@double-beep Isn't that a old hat?
 
@JeffSchaller I think I reversed an upvote on a comment.
 
I wore thought bubble only in SO. It is showing up in this chat room image at the bottom..
 
3:14 PM
@mickmackusa I haven't done that (in re: spotting scope)
 
Just got another thought bubble (in my beta community where I haven't done much yet)
 
@Wolgwang yes, but last year it was a regular hat
 
I can confirm that the thought bubble hat is not given on upvotes/downvotes and reviewing.
 
> Vote to close or reopen 10 questions that ultimately get closed or reopened
and the user has <3k rep
 
On my beta, I have only upvoted a recent answer and left a comment on an old/necro answer.
 
3:19 PM
Maybe looking at a post for longer than a certain amount of time? Didn't they implement that stat during the course of the past year?
 
@AdrianMole they have tracking pixels on SO answers.
 
Maybe that's it!
 
@EkadhSingh-ReinstateMonica Delete
No spoilers
 
3:30 PM
eh 2 buried pennies..
 
@SurajRao What are you doing?
 
a couple of comments...
 
Zoe
@EkadhSingh-ReinstateMonica ha, guessed the cipher
 
like this?
@Zoe Why guess? You only need 25 tries. I did it on 25th
 
@Dharman no on posts
 
3:33 PM
@Dharman Is there a hat for replying to myself?
 
@Dharman I was lazy, search a website to do it for me on brute force
2
 
@Dharman I had a website bruteforce it for me
 
I just realized that this page leads to a basic looking 404 while normally typing in anything after the slash normally leads to a much nicer looking page. I think there's something suspicious about the first page but I'm not sure.
 
@Luuklag ha!
 
Zoe
@Dharman Umm, no, because there's a number of different ciphers
 
3:34 PM
@Dharman how do you reply to yourself?
 
@EkadhSingh-ReinstateMonica click dropdown on your message, permalink, copy the Id and then prepend : like so :59886883
Do I get a hat for getting suspended?
 
@EkadhSingh-ReinstateMonica thanks for the help @Dharman!
 
@Dharman It's a dunce hat.
 
Zoe
@Dharman I'm sure we could find out /s
 
@Zoe if the suspension is short (less than a day preferably), please try it on me (I just realized I'm asking a mod to abuse their powers, hopefully I don't get suspended for this :D)
 
3:39 PM
@EkadhSingh-ReinstateMonica That's not abuse... IG I have seen users getting suspended after requesting mods...
 
@EkadhSingh-ReinstateMonica but then you won't qualify as a moderator candidate on any site for 1 year. FYI.
 
@mickmackusa I won't qualify for four years anyways, I'm 14 :P
 
@EkadhSingh-ReinstateMonica oh, you look older in your photo. And with quite a distinguished neck I might add.
 
XD
 
@EkadhSingh-ReinstateMonica Is it even legal for you to be on here then?
 
3:41 PM
@Luuklag you only need to be >=13
 
@Smitop depends on your locale I think
 
looks like it's >=16 in the EU, >=13 elsewhere
 
@EkadhSingh-ReinstateMonica Do they verify your age when you nominate yourself? I would have thought they only verified it before you signed the mod agreement.
 
and since giraffes are from africa, everything checks out
 
So, will I get the Hi5 if I cache up, ask, and self-answer 5 of my own questions in one day?
 
Zoe
3:43 PM
@nobody There's a checkbox that asks you if you are
 
What if you aren't old enough to differentiate wrong from right?
 
@mickmackusa Then hopefully you aren't winning any moderator elections
 
@Smitop I'll have you know that I only win elections when there are no competing candidates!
 
Zoe
There's no ID verification or anything, so I guess it's technically possible for someone <18 to get elected, but probably wouldn't turn out too well if/when it's discovered. Takes one comment or one message to discover it anyway
 
I finally got the I voted hat. I think you have to upvote something. It's not enough to downvote
 
3:45 PM
I need a hat :'-(
 
@Luuklag I'm not in the EU, so I'm pretty sure. If not, well...
 
I wonder if the pirate one is having a suggested approved edit
 
How do I start that Unicorn game? I keep reading the code for it, but there's just too much
 
@SPArcheon I had a suggested edit approved but got no hat for this
I edited the question body and tags, but not the title
 
3:56 PM
@Dharman I don't think its available yet
 
@RafaelTavares see user profile I just posted, they have the hat, but I can't figure why
 
@SPArcheon they edited an old post
 

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