I can't access code-golf because of a problem. And when I entered, there is a winter bash. And hats. My question is:

  1. What is winter bash and what is hats?
  2. What is the purpose of that?
  3. How it works?
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    \$\begingroup\$ it's just for fun for the winter holidays. they're basically like achievements in video games and if you earn one, you get a hat that can go on your avatar. if you look at my avatar you'll see a headset. that's not usually there but it's a hat that i earned. \$\endgroup\$ Dec 29, 2015 at 12:22
  • \$\begingroup\$ "I can't access code-golf because of a problem." Uh... so are hats preventing you from doing something? \$\endgroup\$ Dec 31, 2015 at 17:29
  • \$\begingroup\$ No, other one. That problem has no relation to the hats. \$\endgroup\$
    – Xwtek
    Jan 1, 2016 at 0:22

1 Answer 1

  1. Winter Bash is an annual event across the entire Stack Exchange network, in which users can earn various hats that they can put on their avatars for completing certain tasks.

  2. HATS!!!

  3. On most sites, you will automatically be opted into Winter Bash. Simply visit the home page to see which hats you can earn. Once you've earned some hats, you can wear them by going to your profile.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Then what's the difference of hats and achievement? \$\endgroup\$
    – Xwtek
    Dec 29, 2015 at 14:35
  • \$\begingroup\$ And what do you mean with screaming "HATS!!!"? \$\endgroup\$
    – Xwtek
    Dec 29, 2015 at 14:36
  • \$\begingroup\$ @ChristianIrwan Hats are temporary and go away after January 4, as they're just meant as a bit of fun for the holidays and whatnot. As for your second question... HATS!!! \$\endgroup\$
    – Doorknob
    Dec 29, 2015 at 14:39
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    \$\begingroup\$ It's also important to note that you can opt out of Winter Bash entirely. You won't accrue hats nor will you see anyone else's. \$\endgroup\$
    – Alex A.
    Dec 29, 2015 at 18:54

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