A year ago Stack Exchange ran a Hat promotional event where you could earn "hats" for your gravatar (profile icon) to wear.

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Stack Exchange is going to do a second run of this promo, but they're going to run it on all sites, provided the site wants it. The hats will be more generic and not as ridiculous (no decapitated Wampa hats). Mods give the final go-ahead here, but I figured I'd ask and see; once there's a clear consensus one way or another we'll handle the rest.

Hats would be earned by completing tasks like editing a question, getting upvotes, stuff you do to get badges, but you can show them off while the event is active. These would show up only on the /User page and on question pages, and there's an "I hate hats" button you can use (per-user) to disable hats if you're a hat hater.

So, as a community, do we want the hats promo? Y/N?

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    ... so totally fun feature with no drawbacks? What's not to love about this? – enderland Nov 13 '12 at 21:00
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    Of course we want hats, who doesn't! Those who decline are just being fun succubi and shouldn't be allowed to have hats anyways ;) – Rachel Nov 13 '12 at 21:11
  • I figured that would be the reaction, wanted to check :). Also I think there's a fun-succubi option to opt-out. – Rarity Nov 13 '12 at 21:13
  • @Rarity yup, there's an "i hate hats" buttons in the design spec :) – Aarthi Nov 13 '12 at 22:23
  • Whoever thought of the "top" hat (in the middle) is a genius! – animuson Nov 14 '12 at 3:47
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    Hat-ers are gonna hate – kolossus Nov 14 '12 at 5:13
  • @animuson Ha, actually that's a dreidel hat, for Channukah last year! But that pun never occurred to me -- haha! – Aarthi Nov 14 '12 at 17:09

We want hats. You guys were supposed to answer "we want hats" and then upvote it and I accept it. Whatever. We clearly want hats.


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  • Of course the fashion designer horse would be the one suggesting more articles of clothing. Conflict of interest? =P – Southpaw Hare Oct 19 '17 at 20:54

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    Was gonna vote on this, but I couldn't find the Meh arrow. – Shog9 Nov 13 '12 at 22:03
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    @Shog9 Hm, do I smell a feature request? We could really use a Meh vote... – yannis Nov 13 '12 at 22:06
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    @YannisRizos [status-declined] due to too much apathy. – Aarthi Nov 13 '12 at 22:17
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    @Aarthi Meh.... – yannis Nov 13 '12 at 22:17
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    -1 not enough hats – Rarity Nov 13 '12 at 22:22
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    @Rarity You are just jealous you don't have a hat. – yannis Nov 13 '12 at 22:52
  • I want a "meh" vote too! I would vote maximum every day if there was one, hah. – enderland Nov 14 '12 at 2:08
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    lol, I guess I always thought that was like a halo above your head, not a hat. – jmort253 Nov 14 '12 at 6:51

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