I just found the snowflake icon on the right upper cornor of this forum appearing a notice that shows "Winter Bash" (does it mean "Winter Party"?), and upon clicking it, the opened page shows "Distancing (Main)"- I wonder what does "main" means here. Dictionaries have a definition for it:"power". Not sure it is the definition in need. Coincidently, I won a gold badge. So I guess "main" might refer to the gold badge. I am not sure.

What does "main" mean here?

Distancing (Main) Visit any question page on any site. Earn once per main site. show controls

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    Bash means "party", but it's slang Dec 16, 2020 at 15:07
  • winterbash2020.stackexchange.com - click this link to know more on Winer Bash.
    – lee
    Dec 16, 2020 at 15:36
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    That's Social Distancing - on the main site rather than ELLL meta. Apparently the way to "win" that hat is Visit any question page on any site. Earn once per main site. Dec 16, 2020 at 18:07

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Winter Bash is equivalent to 'winter party'.

bash - a party or gathering. Source

Social Distancing (Main) means the main site, which is this, ELL.

Social Distancing (Meta) represents the Meta site, ELL.Meta.

This doesn't have to do anything with the Gold Badge you received for a question crossing 10K views.

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