For the last couple years Stack Exchange has done something fun and lighthearted as the year ends, Winter Bash. Winter Bash is an annual event that can run on any Stack Exchange site that chooses to participate. Users earn “hats” for their gravatars by completing certain tasks (analogous to badges, but temporary). Certain actions trigger the user receiving a hat, which their gravatar can “wear”. We track everyone’s progress earning hats in a leaderboard, and you can track your own progress across all sites where you participate.
This year the event will run from December 15 to January 4. Individual users who don’t want to participate, don’t want to see hats, and/or are generally anti-hat will have an “I hate hats” option available. And just like last time, at the end of the event, all hats will go back into storage.
So, shall we opt in again this year? Please upvote the answer you favor but don't downvote, so we can get a clear sense of how people feel.