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Shall we just toss the Winter Hats into the bin?

Haters gonna hate. Hatters gonna hat.
cornbread ninja 麵包忍者's user avatar
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Shall we just toss the Winter Hats into the bin?

Speaking as a non-mod, I think hats should stay all year. They should never go away and users should be able to wear all their hats at once, even if it's ridiculously breaking with metaphor.
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Shall we just toss the Winter Hats into the bin?

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 ...
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Shall we just toss the Winter Hats into the bin?

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 ...
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Shall we just toss the Winter Hats into the bin?

You got the Monkey hat, now it's our turn. So no, we shouldn't throw away the hats, we should embrace them to support the beneficial activity on the site!
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Can I choose another hat?

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. ...
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Shall we just toss the Winter Hats into the bin?

There is nothing wrong with a hatocracy. The reason the Greeks did not invent it was because they got stalled at the democracy stage.
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Shall we just toss the Winter Hats into the bin?

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 ...
David Richerby's user avatar
2 votes

Where are the hats?

Yes! Hats are here again! https://winterbash2018.stackexchange.com
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Where are the hats?

The hats are already on this year! It's running from December 12th through January 1st this year. You can find a list of hats and how to get them here on MSE. Alternatively, you can go directly to ...
Laurel's user avatar
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Shall we just toss the Winter Hats into the bin?

If I had bothered to look it up, I might have known all I had to do was answer this to get a monkey hat. D'oh! Chimpanzee grooming is often a one-way street; luckily humans are more fair minded. :)
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Love hats; slightly miffed. Why no hat for getting gold badge?

Not at all official, but my vague understanding is that to keep things fresh and interesting, they try not to repeat hat-earning criteria year-to-year; so any activity that was worth a hat last year ...
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Can questions on meta earn the It’s Always 5 O’Clock Somewhere hat?

Nearly, but the question must be on main and not meta. For example: What's the origin of "lit"?
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Shall we just toss the Winter Hats into the bin?

So lemme get this straight. The only way I'm gonna get to throw this hat into the ring is if I can write a sufficiently polarizing post? Jacob Rees-Mogg for President!
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1 vote

Shall we just toss the Winter Hats into the bin?

I don't normally post "me-too" answers, but I agree with everyone who says we should keep the hats and revel in a turn-of-the-millennium fashion while it is possible to do so.
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