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It's hat time of year again...

Stack Exchange is doing Winterbash again. We joined the fun last year, so I was looking to get opinions about this year.

This year, it will run from 16 December 2013 to 3 January 2014. It is essentially, as enderland said last year, a "totally fun feature with no drawbacks" (unless you hate hats, or fun).

  • +1: Sounds good! – Jim G. Nov 19 '13 at 13:26
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    Great, someone else found my comment from last year so I didn't even have to look it up! :) – enderland Nov 19 '13 at 13:33
  • I thought we had a no fun policy here :p – IDrinkandIKnowThings Nov 19 '13 at 14:36
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    And if you do hate hats, or fun, you can say so and the site won't trouble you with having to look at fun hats. – Monica Cellio Nov 19 '13 at 15:25
  • Flag as "Let's do this" – CMW Nov 20 '13 at 16:04
  • Is the goal of "hats" something other than "let's have fun by doing something goofy"? I have to agree with some of the sentiment expressed here that workplace doesn't permit much in the way of fun, so it would seem odd that for a few weeks we would basically say "fun is good", and then change back to "fun is not allowed". But perhaps there's another reason behind this? – Joe Strazzere Nov 21 '13 at 12:01
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    @JoeStrazzere - It's not that we hate fun. It's just that the fun can't be the main goal of a question or an answer; otherwise, it's just noise that prevents us from helping people. Please see this MSO post for a more in-depth answer on how we should approach humor. Hope this helps! – jmort253 Nov 30 '13 at 21:22
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Yes, we should have hats! Vote here

(Only upvotes will be counted)

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I have always thought the letters look better with hats. I fully agree with this glorious venture.

a ⇒ â

c ⇒ ĉ

d ⇒ ḓ

e ⇒ ê

g ⇒ ĝ

h ⇒ ĥ

i ⇒ î

j ⇒ ĵ

l ⇒ ḽ

n ⇒ ṋ

o ⇒ ô

s ⇒ ŝ

t ⇒ ṱ

u ⇒ û

w ⇒ ŵ

y ⇒ ŷ

z ⇒ ẑ

Vive le chapeau!

帽子万歳!

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No, I don't think I would want a hat. For many profile icons that are out there, a lot of them are indeed icons from the yore. It would desecrate the icons themselves, IMO. It would bother me to see the profile icon of say Dalai Lama or a happy-buddha wear a hat. Also it would be disturbing to see other icons which are sentimental in nature, wear a hat. Head gear has huge social impact in many parts of the world.

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    Participation (including both displaying your own hat and seeing other users' hats) is entirely optional. – yoozer8 Nov 20 '13 at 21:32
  • Pretty sure the Dalai Lama would be all for hats. Cowboy hats. Lama hats. Patriots baseball caps. The man is clearly all for hats. – jmac Nov 21 '13 at 0:19
  • @jmac I just watched 10 questions for D.L. yesterday. What an interesting man he is. Am sure he would also throw hats into the crowd and infect everyone with his smile and humor :) – happybuddha Nov 21 '13 at 15:49
  • Do you realize your icon is the Fat Monk (not a Happy Siddhartha Gautama (commonly known as The Buddha))? – GreenMatt Nov 21 '13 at 20:29
  • @GreenMatt Yes sir. Matter of fact, its the laughing buddha. But I just gave it a spin of my own understanding of Buddhist philosophy. Hope you dont mind :) .. oh btw. Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha, was the preacher of the middle path. It is said he was neither happy nor sad. He was just aware. So there really is no happy Gautama Buddha – happybuddha Nov 21 '13 at 20:44
  • @Jim Got it. I thought you were polling for an opinion. – happybuddha Nov 21 '13 at 20:47
  • @happybuddha I am; just wanted to provide some clarification. – yoozer8 Nov 21 '13 at 21:39
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No, we don't like hats, or fun! Vote here

(Only upvotes will be counted)

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    Do downvotes mean we don't like hats? Or is this a double negative, meaning a downvote means we like hats? – jmort253 Nov 19 '13 at 17:35
  • @jmort253 Updated – Canadian Luke Nov 19 '13 at 17:53
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    Part of me feels like casting a delete vote for this just to show how much I do want hats ;) – enderland Nov 19 '13 at 23:47
  • Good thing that Meta doesn't care much about downvoting with rep ;-) – Canadian Luke Nov 19 '13 at 23:54
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    I am torn I really like hats... but we hate fun here at SE. So if we get hats no one should be allowed to have fun with them. – IDrinkandIKnowThings Nov 20 '13 at 15:05
  • I am confused with this, seeing this answer now downvoted. – Hugo Rocha Dec 18 '13 at 18:48
  • Oh well... Like I said above though, only the upvotes would be counted for determining if a site wants hats – Canadian Luke Dec 18 '13 at 18:50

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