Last year, as a promotional effort, Stack Exchange ran an event called "Hat Dash", on Arqade, Stack Exchange's Gaming Q&A site, where users earned hats for their avatars for performing certain actions on the site.
They're offering the same event again, except this year, they're extending the event to any Stack Exchange community that would like to participate.
The hats they'll offer this year include things like a fedora with a feather pen, for those gifted individuals who fix our posts via editing, and they'll be other types of hats for other actions. The hats shown above were all from last year's event.
These hats will be somewhat holiday-themed and may even be a bit goofy.
The event will run from December 19th to January 4th.
Users can see their entire hat collection at http://winterba.sh/
People who don't want to participate can "opt-out" and continue to view the site as normal, sans hats. Just click the "I hate hats" option, which will be in the footer of the site during the event. :(
The only change to PMSE will be the hats on users' avatars, and the infamous "I hate hats" link in the footer.
We'll let the community management team know if we'd like to participate or not on Friday, November 23rd, based on the community response to this post. :)
So what say you, PMSE community!? Do we want hats? Upvote this post if you do want hats, and downvote if you loathe them.