Seeing as people want hats, we're signed up for hats. Yay! Visit winterbash2014.stackexchange.com starting December 15 for hat awesomeness.

If you absolutely hate hats, there'll be a button in the footer to turn them off.

Original post below:

Last year, Stack Exchange ran Winter Bash 2013, in which users earned hats which they proudly displayed upon their avatar. There was a leaderboard of hat earners:

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We have the option to do it again this year!

So, here's the rundown:

  • Hats are enabled on a per-site basis, if we don't want them we can disable them here
  • Hats are awesome, kinda like ephemeral badges
  • Users can turn off hats on a per-user basis, so if you're a hataphobe you don't have to see everyone else having fun.
  • If we choose to accept, the event will run from 15 December 2014 to 4 January 2015. After the time period, all the hats go away into Last Year's Hat Bin.
  • We need to decide if we want hats by December 1

So, do we like hats or hate hats?

  • 2
    I don't want to waste time with hats. But I can't downvote, because that requires 125 rep. The system is rigged.
    – Ira Baxter
    Nov 27, 2014 at 6:37

2 Answers 2


I want hats, they sound awesome and will keep my ears warm.

  • 5
    Hats, hats! They protect us against that ugly stuff falling out of the skies these days! :) So the more, the sooner, and the longer – the better #D
    – Izzy Mod
    Nov 18, 2014 at 20:00
  • 2
    Especially you as a dog need a hat to protect your ears :)
    – ComFreek
    Nov 20, 2014 at 17:35

We are a community comprised of anti-hat software people, so we don't want hats.

  • Nah, we don't hate hats. We had hats on our heads in the past on other sites. I wish we had had more hats on our heads...
    – Izzy Mod
    Nov 20, 2014 at 17:26

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