People like hats.
Okay, um, that's... not really a question, but, we can start off slow. Yes! True. Correct. People do, for the most part, like hats.
Will there be hats?
What sort of tradition-breaking libertines do you take us for? Hats are coming, friend*.
Will there be new hats?
There sure will! In fact, we will be bringing you an all-new ...
My grievance is that complaints here are often too motivated by hats this time of year. I didn't get that. Did I actually just post a long response recently in meta that was actually in response to someone's bid for a hat?
I did, didn't I?
And a Merry Winterbash to all!
While there is obviously a hat in the offing for the question, I'll provide an answer anyway.
Hats are supposed to be an additional gamification encouraging good practices and behaviour. If hats simply provide a reason to post straw-man questions, or change one or two characters in a post (which bumps the thread to the top of the active list), then that is ...
My grievance is that Nobody Likes Me. Everybody hates me.
I tried eating worms last Christmas, but they weren't very nice (and I didn't get any extra presents).
Does anybody have a worm recipe that tastes okay and actually works?
While I naturally agree with my esteemed colleague, EL&U is well-known for bending the "no fun" rule, especially during the Winter Bash. It certainly encourages us to remember the fun questions from Bashes Past and to post new thoughtful questions and answers that we might just have chatted about in chat otherwise.
Embrace the hatterdashery! It only ...
My primary grievance is that Thalia is very hard to get when you don't have enough rep to vote to reopen! I know that I could just ask and answer lots to get more rep, but I tend to do a lot more voting than answering - normally when I get to a question I could do a half-decent answer for, people have already written better answers than I could!
It is not a grievance, but a nagging worry that this post on SciFi SE will not receive 10,000 views (now at 9,690). You don't have to read it, but it would be nice to click on it. Thanks! (or not, depending.) Oh...and if you are feeling exceptionally generous, the N_Soong's answer to my question needs 4 more votes to hit 100.
My grievance is that most of the hats don't go well with my icon. It's like they're designed for faces or something... I don't get it. :-)
And this is probably posted too late to get the hat, but that's okay, because see above.
Check out the Winter Bash announcement for more details. You can change your hat by:
Earning a new hat.
Selecting the new hat from the hat menu (snowflake).
Clicking "Wear Hat" on the hat display.
You can adjust how your hat looks by using the "show controls" checkbox and fiddling with the widgets.
I'm outraged at this flagrant abuse of meta for personal gain! However, I quite like to gain personally, too, so I'd appreciate it if around half of you would agree with my outrage and the other half would be outraged by my outrage.
My grievance is that too many people prescriptively advocate for descriptivism by insisting that the rules of grammar not be followed, even if the work concerned will be subject to scrutiny under the academic standards of higher education.
1) Languages should become more explicitly defined as they evolve and expand over time, not more vague, not less ...
but wait a minute. Someone posted a Meta question in an attempt to earn a hat!
Well, self, that's true, but that Meta post contains all that is needed for everyone else in the community to earn the same hat. The hat for posting a bug only goes to the one who posted the question. Plus, it dilutes the legitimate use of the bug tag. So please don't do it for ...
It's all about the monkey, the monkey! Personally, I prefer Hugo's fetching purple onion hat. I keep checking for tips on getting these coveted "secret" hats but I have not seen anything yet! Please strongly agree or disagree with me if you think that purple onion is the finest hat out there in "Winter Bash 2015"! Thank you!