To hat, or not to hat, that is the question:

Whether 'tis Nobler in the mind to carry

The Badges and Perks of outrageous Actions,

Or to take Arms against a Sea of hat-tings,

And by opposing end them: to null, to voids

No more; and by a null, to say we end

The Head-ache, and the thousand Natural hats

Avatars are heir to? 'Tis a consummation

Devoutly to be wished. To voids, to null,

To null, perchance to seg fault; aye, there's the rub,

For in that sleep of [NULL], what dreams may come,

When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,

Must give us pause.

Ok I'm not a poet. This is actual monologue. :)

Seriously though, Stack Exchange is doing Winterbash and wondering if we want to have hats or not!

Winterbash gives people the opportunity to gain hats (kind of like badges) but then those go onto avatars from December 14, 2015 through January 3rd, 2016. You can see a countdown if you are interested.

Just a logistical note, only upvotes will 'count' for voting.

So to hat, or not to hat, that is the question!

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    Just a note, only upvotes are going to be used to count for voting (feel free to downvote away on whichever you disagree with, though!).
    – enderland
    Dec 3, 2015 at 21:27
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    Are there any reasons not to hat? Seems like harmless fun to me!
    – David K
    Dec 4, 2015 at 13:41
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    0/10, not in iambic pentameter =P Dec 7, 2015 at 18:00
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    Hat is the question!
    – keshlam
    Dec 15, 2015 at 23:21
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    And hatters gonna hat.
    – keshlam
    Dec 15, 2015 at 23:24

3 Answers 3


Yes! Workplace should participate in Winterbash 2015.

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    I can't vote for my own answer... silly SE preventing me from sock puppeting. But my avatar is so great for hats!
    – enderland
    Dec 3, 2015 at 20:40
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    My avatar is NOT so great for hats :O But I still think we should participate :)
    – Jane S
    Dec 3, 2015 at 20:46

Yes! Workplace should participate in Winter Bash 2015.

However, enderland should be barred from participation.


No! Workplace should NOT participate in Winterbash 2015.

  • Hats suck and are only for people who like having fun.... and everyone knows we hate fun here at SE! Dec 18, 2015 at 22:47
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    @Chad I find your lack of hat disturbing... :o
    – enderland
    Dec 18, 2015 at 22:48

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