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41 people join in.

Each person upvotes every answer, other than theirs, to this question.

Once we have 41 answers and votes, I will systematically accept each answer in turn.

41 people get the "Oh the Horror" and "Marauder" hats.

Easy.


Note: as @Gilles has noted, we can't get the Marauder hat in Meta. You can, however, answer this question and I will award you the marauder hat. Ping me on chat if you haven't got it yet.

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    41 people should consider getting a life. (I am including myself, before you get all grumpy.) – RegDwigнt Dec 21 '13 at 15:32
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    I am on a train for five hours. I plan on spending it finding hats. And I have no shame in that! – Ste Dec 21 '13 at 15:33
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    There are no hats on meta sites, so you can't get the Marauder hat here. “Oh the Horror” is gained on the main site for something that happens on the meta site, but Marauder has to happen on the main site. You could do this on Meta Stack Exchange though: it counts as Stack Overflow's meta (so you can get “Oh the Horror” on SO), and it doubles as the SE meta which is a proper site, so there are hats there as well. – Gilles 'SO- stop being evil' Dec 21 '13 at 21:17
  • As I wrote before, I will only vote for something witty. Try a pun, a haiku, or a limerick. Only good ones need apply. – Gilles 'SO- stop being evil' Dec 21 '13 at 21:20
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    I don’t care to belong to any club that will have me as a member. – RegDwigнt Dec 21 '13 at 22:44
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    We appear to be a few hats short of a rack. – snailcar Dec 22 '13 at 4:35
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    @snailboat Make that an answer so I can vote it up! I actually giggled. Thankfully, I got a second hat so that I will not need to wear a menorah on my head. It got tangled in my tusks :o) – Ellie Kesselman Dec 22 '13 at 10:56
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    Atwood better not have lice... – American Luke Dec 22 '13 at 20:25
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    I knew it would happen! Now we're all going to catch [millinophilia][1] and die! [1]: english.stackexchange.com/questions/142420/… – FumbleFingers Dec 23 '13 at 2:55
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    Houston, we have a problem. – tchrist Dec 25 '13 at 7:04
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    As a side note: this is give-and-take. You get a hat out of this, you better help others. I am seeing 37 answers, so one would expect them all to have roughly 36 votes. Some are still in the single numbers, though. – RegDwigнt Dec 27 '13 at 14:10
  • @RegDwigнt: Christmas is the time for giving a life, not for getting one d-; – hippietrail Dec 30 '13 at 6:02
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    Please can all participants of this hat club vote up all other answers? I want to get these hats out of the door! – Ste Dec 30 '13 at 11:27
  • Right - that's me in atr number 41. Upvoting begins now :-) – Rory Alsop Jan 2 '14 at 14:55
  • I'm whoring for upvotes again. Votes here would be greatly received! meta.english.stackexchange.com/a/4420/20739 – Ste Jan 3 '14 at 22:27

44 Answers 44

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votes

Who would refuse a free hat? Actually, quite a few people would, but not me.

46
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Your ideas are intriguing to me, and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.

  • 3
    That's hilarious. – Jim Dec 24 '13 at 2:40
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    Now that you have your hat, please return the favour by clicking here and upvoting my answer. Then I can have the hat like you! Thanks! – Ste Dec 30 '13 at 11:39
46
votes

Well, if you are selling hats, then I consider this the perfect business opportunity, because I am buying hats.

46
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The first rule of Hat Club is...

Everyone in Hat Club talks about Hat Club.

Right now I'm wearing the boat hat. This works out well for me because snail and also boat. Unfortunately, there are no hats on meta :-(

Bonus haiku senryū:

俳句をね
面倒くさい
ムズすぎよ

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    I would have upvoted your answer for free! snailboat. Ha! – anongoodnurse Dec 21 '13 at 21:27
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    Haiku-wo ne / Mendou kusai / muz sugi yo . . . ? 難しいぞ。 – Robusto Dec 22 '13 at 4:57
  • Chelmsford? I lived for a time in Tewskbury. – Jim Dec 23 '13 at 21:59
  • Yay! I'm an official member of Hat Club now! – snailcar Dec 27 '13 at 18:29
  • Now that you have your hat, please return the favour by clicking here and upvoting my answer. Then I can have the hat like you! Thanks! – Ste Dec 30 '13 at 11:42
  • Sorry for more spam but please upvote this and the other answers to get EL&U some more hats. – Ste Jan 3 '14 at 23:22
46
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There are many times when a woman will ask another girl friend how she likes her new hat. She will reply, 'Fine,' but slap her hand to her forehead the minute the girl leaves to yipe, 'What a horror!'

-- Marilyn Monroe

46
votes

Mmmm, smells good. Is it hat yet?

Hey, while we're waiting, how about a little Leopard-Skin Pillbox Hat?

46
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Forty, you say? Forty’s not so much, provided that they’re only goblins, as any bear can tell you:

‘. . . I killed a goblin or two with a flash—’

‘Good!’ growled Beorn. ‘It is some good being a wizard, then.’

‘— and slipped inside the crack before it closed. I followed down into the main hall, which was crowded with goblins. The Great Goblin was there with thirty or forty armed guards. I thought to myself “even if they were not all chained together, what can a dozen do against so many?” ’

‘A dozen! That’s the first time I’ve heard eight called a dozen. Or have you still got some more jacks that haven't yet come out of their boxes?’

  • Now that you have your hat, please return the favour by clicking here and upvoting my answer. Then I can have the hat like you! Thanks! – Ste Dec 30 '13 at 11:43
  • @Ste I did that long ago. It was my idea to do so. – tchrist Dec 30 '13 at 12:53
  • Cheers! I was just spamming everyone! – Ste Dec 30 '13 at 12:55
  • Sorry for more spam but please upvote this and the other answers to get EL&U some more hats. – Ste Jan 3 '14 at 23:23
45
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If we do that we could lose our upvoting capacity for real questions, mightn't we? isn't it limited ? Have a safe journey, anyway.

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    Yeah, you will use your maximum if you do it in a day but you get a hat for that too! I'm expecting this one to take a few days to reach maximum hatocity though. – Ste Dec 21 '13 at 16:06
  • Now that you have your hat, please return the favour by clicking here and upvoting my answer. Then I can have the hat like you! Thanks! – Ste Dec 30 '13 at 11:37
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Sign me in! It is interesting that though I tried to qualify for some (secret?) hats on English & Usage site looks like without a single post (or maybe an answer) I can't get any hat.

  • Hats are awarded only for the specific activities they are awarded for. All you need is an account. Posts are not required. I myself have hundreds of hats on sites I never posted anything to. Not an answer, not a question, not a single comment. – RegDwigнt Dec 29 '13 at 22:44
  • Now that you have your hat, please return the favour by clicking here and upvoting my answer. Then I can have the hat like you! Thanks! – Ste Dec 30 '13 at 11:37
  • Sorry for more spam but please upvote this and the other answers to get EL&U some more hats. – Ste Jan 3 '14 at 23:24
45
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I've got nothing better to do today anyway, I guess.

... but won't we need 41? Can't upvote your own answer.

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    Good point. I shall edit. – Ste Dec 21 '13 at 16:53
  • Now that you have your hat, please return the favour by clicking here and upvoting my answer. Then I can have the hat like you! Thanks! – Ste Dec 30 '13 at 11:38
  • Sorry for more spam but please upvote this and the other answers to get EL&U some more hats. – Ste Jan 3 '14 at 23:25
45
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I think that this is a fantastic idea. In fact, now that I am in, we only need 40 others.

  • I’m thinking that either you cannot give it to yourself and earn the hat, or perhaps it cannot be a CW answer — or both. – tchrist Dec 27 '13 at 2:02
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    @tchrist. It can be a CW answer, but it cannot be a self-accept. – ekhumoro Dec 27 '13 at 2:27
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This is indeed a great idea. I am in!

So, if I'm reading the Guru badge requirements right, does this mean you plan to accept all the answers in turn?

(Even if the hat thing doesn't work, this club will at least generate a bunch of badges.)

Edit: Ah, throwing in the Marauder hat confirms the game plan.

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    Yep, which is why I have now advertised "Two hats for the price of one" in chat here – Ste Dec 21 '13 at 18:03
  • Now that you have your hat, please return the favour by clicking here and upvoting my answer. Then I can have the hat like you! Thanks! – Ste Dec 30 '13 at 11:40
  • Sorry for more spam but please upvote this and the other answers to get EL&U some more hats. – Ste Jan 3 '14 at 23:25
45
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Haaaaats! And I've always wanted a pirate hat.

Dunno if I want Jeff Atwood's hair, though. Is that a required part of this endeavor?

  • No you can own a hat without it ever touching a follicle. – Ste Dec 21 '13 at 19:18
  • @Ste: Well, Martha has a whole bunch of hats already. Not as many as you, but plenty. Maybe she specifically doesn't want it in her hat rack. Perhaps you can just accept her answer when you go through accepting answers (so she gets the Marauder) and other kind folks can not upvote this answer... (I lack the restraint and have already upvoted). – John Y Dec 21 '13 at 19:47
  • Now that you have your hat, please return the favour by clicking here and upvoting my answer. Then I can have the hat like you! Thanks! – Ste Dec 30 '13 at 11:40
  • @Ste: 'tis done. – Marthaª Dec 30 '13 at 15:42
  • Why thank you. :o) – Ste Dec 30 '13 at 15:43
  • Sorry for more spam but please upvote this and the other answers to get EL&U some more hats. – Ste Jan 3 '14 at 23:26
45
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Not being witty enough to pass muster, I take the lazy man's way out. Oh, and I'm in. The quote should be gender neutral.

"There are very few moments in a man's existence when he experiences so much ludicrous distress, or meets with so little charitable commiseration, as when he is in pursuit of his own hat."

Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers

  • Now that you have your hat, please return the favour by clicking here and upvoting my answer. Then I can have the hat like you! Thanks! – Ste Dec 30 '13 at 11:41
  • Sorry for more spam but please upvote this and the other answers to get EL&U some more hats. – Ste Jan 3 '14 at 23:26
45
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It'll never work... Count me in!

  • Sorry for more spam but please upvote this and the other answers to get EL&U some more hats. – Ste Jan 3 '14 at 23:27
45
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A young man sat down by the waters
his thought, to create some Marauders
He posted his plan
And so it began
To work, though, the scope must be broader.

  • You now have the hat. – Ste Dec 30 '13 at 11:22
  • Now that you have your hat, please return the favour by clicking here and upvoting my answer. Then I can have the hat like you! Thanks! – Ste Dec 30 '13 at 11:36
  • @Ste- Cool Thanks. You have been upvoted. – Jim Dec 30 '13 at 16:24
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We've gone too far. We might as well continue into the darkness.

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    Outwardly I'm laughing, but inwardly... – Matt E. Эллен Dec 21 '13 at 21:57
  • It echoes! It echoes! – tylerharms Dec 22 '13 at 5:46
  • Now that you have your hat, please return the favour by clicking here and upvoting my answer. Then I can have the hat like you! Thanks! – Ste Dec 30 '13 at 11:44
  • Sorry for more spam but please upvote this and the other answers to get EL&U some more hats. – Ste Jan 3 '14 at 23:27
44
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An interesting experiment in hat-testing-to destruction (is there a single word for that?).

  • Now that you have your hat, please return the favour by clicking here and upvoting my answer. Then I can have the hat like you! Thanks! – Ste Dec 30 '13 at 11:44
  • Sorry for more spam but please upvote this and the other answers to get EL&U some more hats. – Ste Jan 3 '14 at 23:28
44
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There was an old person of Fratton
Who would go to the church with his hat on.
'If I wake up,' he said,
'With a hat on my head,
I will know that it hasn't been sat on.'

  • You now have your hat. – Ste Dec 30 '13 at 11:08
  • Now that you have your hat, please return the favour by clicking here and upvoting my answer. Then I can have the hat like you! Thanks! – Ste Dec 30 '13 at 11:45
  • @Ste. Thanks. I'd already upvoted that answer. Looks like you need to work on your Mr. Binx! – ekhumoro Dec 30 '13 at 18:38
  • Sorry for more spam but please upvote this and the other answers to get EL&U some more hats. – Ste Jan 3 '14 at 23:28
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Please save me from having no alternative other than wearing a menorah on my head! That is my only hat at the present time. I would like a better hashed haberdashery.

That makes no sense, none at all. I apologize. I covet StackExchange hats.

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I'm not a hat hater, I just don't like SE hats. (My answer will make it 20 which is my favorite number.)

43
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If this is not a great idea, I don't know what is!
Lucky me, there is still room.

  • Sorry for more spam but please upvote this and the other answers to get EL&U some more hats. – Ste Jan 3 '14 at 23:28
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Wow. I'm almost out of votes for the day here. This better work!

There was an epic cornet.

With a hat and a wig to get,

He posted an answer

and said he'd look fancier

with a patch and cap to boot

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That's a lot of work. Will enough people really go to the trouble?

  • No, I don't think so. – Tim Lymington supports Monica Dec 24 '13 at 17:06
  • Have a hat from me. – Ste Jan 3 '14 at 14:53
  • Nice. A shock toupee. – Mitch Jan 3 '14 at 16:28
  • Sorry for more spam but please upvote this and the other answers to get EL&U some more hats. – Ste Jan 3 '14 at 23:29
42
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I'm answer No. 13. Which is fine, because in Italy it's 17 which brings ill fortune.

Please, may I have that black wig, the horror one, it gets so wearisome dying my hair. A wig would solve all my problems, ta very much!

  • Sorry it's so late. Have a wig! – Ste Jan 3 '14 at 17:07
  • Thanks all the same :) – Mari-Lou A Jan 3 '14 at 17:08
  • Sorry for more spam but please upvote this and the other answers to get EL&U some more hats. – Ste Jan 3 '14 at 23:30
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Is this whole thing really a good idea? Is this how we want posterity to remember us, grubbing after votes and slavishly pressing +1, +1, +1 ... for more than a whole minute? And getting exposed to dangerous signs like "You haven't voted on questions in a while; questions need votes too"?

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    I have already said that I have no shame. I am only two hats from the #1 spot on the network leaderboard. But I like how you answer anyway and pretend you didn't want to really do it.... ;o) – Ste Dec 23 '13 at 16:20
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    (1). Yes. (2). But... More Hats! (3). See (2). – ekhumoro Dec 25 '13 at 3:21
  • Sorry for more spam but please upvote this and the other answers to get EL&U some more hats. – Ste Jan 3 '14 at 23:30
  • @Ste, I've already upvoted all the other answers, but when I upvote this one I just get an error message and no upvote. – James Waldby - jwpat7 Jan 3 '14 at 23:38
  • @jwpat7 No worries, I think we've done just about enough! – Ste Jan 3 '14 at 23:39
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I'm probably late to the party but, 'duh.

  • Good luck anyway :P – American Luke Dec 23 '13 at 23:30
  • Have a hat from me... – Ste Jan 3 '14 at 15:25
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The hat that I had would take a hit, but I hid under a hood, that was hot in the hut.

Hot like hell, oh the horror!

  • Stand by for your hat. – Ste Jan 3 '14 at 14:34
  • @Ste: If I was to bow, like I feel inclined, the shiny new (ugly, really) hat would come off. And we wouldn't want that. :) – Erwin Brandstetter Jan 3 '14 at 14:57
  • I shall permit you to kiss my hand this time. – Ste Jan 3 '14 at 14:59
  • How gracious, dear Sir! smootch – Erwin Brandstetter Jan 3 '14 at 15:01
  • Sorry for more spam but please upvote this and the other answers to get EL&U some more hats. – Ste Jan 3 '14 at 23:31
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Searchers after horror haunt strange, far places. -- H.P. Lovecraft, and everyone in this thread.

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I want a hat. I so want a hat. Hat me.

Almost there!

Oh, come on.

  • Stand by for your hat. – Ste Jan 3 '14 at 14:46
  • Sorry for more spam but please upvote this and the other answers to get EL&U some more hats. – Ste Jan 3 '14 at 23:32

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