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I say let's opt-in. Hats are fun.


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Cake is Not a Lie: Edit a post which goes on to earn 5 upvotes. A cupcake that goes on your head http://cdn.prom.sstatic.net/WinterBash/img/1900909705-128.png The Abby: Participate in closing a post. A red bowtie http://cdn.prom.sstatic.net/WinterBash/img/1432640864-128.png N00b hat: Downvote a post. A multicolored propeller beanie http://cdn.prom.sstatic....


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Individuals can opt-out if they hate hats, so there's no reason to opt-out as a community.


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SE runs on UTC time. However, the early awarding is intentional according to the devs. They're giving it out +/- 12 hours from the day listed on the hat.


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I say opt-in nothing would look better than Hatsune Miku wearing a Fedora :D


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Last year's hats have vanished. This year's Winter Bash is a different event with new hats.


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Winterbash is scheduled to start on December 19th 332,000 seconds = ~92hrs = 3.8 days (from time of posting: Dec 15th)


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Winter Bash ran until the 5th, and then, as the site, they were put back in their boxes. Not sure what sort of notice you expected, but they were meant to be a limited time thing, and thus are no more.


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You can't know! If you do manage to work it out though, there could be more secret hats in it for you... All secret hat secrets will become unsecret after winterbash. Some secret hats have been desecreted here too.


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From an answer to the same question on Meta.SO: The Johnny Three-hats hat is earned by (spoiler below)


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We've actually known about this for a while, but there's not a good, easy fix for it. Just hit refresh and it should realign itself!


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If you click I hate hats, you can easily re-activate it by clicking the Winter Bash link on the top left corner of the page (that doesn't disappear), which will pop-up this window


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Leaderboards are heavily cached - they'll update eventually. The correct hat count is visible on your profile page (which will show your overall hat count across all sites, rather than the individual hat count for the site you're on). If you want your current per site hat count, the leaderboards are your only option (without manually clicking on each hat to ...


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It is the former, you need that many questions or answers that are upvoted. For hitting specific scores, that would be the following set of hats that says "question/answer score X+".


Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible