Winter Bash 2014 will again be available to all sites that choose to participate. We’re redesigning all the hats and adding some extra features to keep things fresh and exciting.

This event will run from 15 December 2014 to 4 January 2015. Users will be able to see their entire hat collection on winterbash2014.stackexchange.com. That site will also have a landing page, explaining the rules and other details of the event.

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.

The only visual change to the Stack Exchange sites themselves will be the presence of the hats and the “I hate hats” button in the footer.

So, do we want to participate again this year?


It's official, we're in. :)

4 Answers 4


Yes. I think it is a lot of fun and want to do it again this year.

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    But of course. I need my hat fix. :-) Commented Nov 18, 2014 at 17:44
  • I have no idea what this is. I guess I missed it last year. Can you explain it a bit more? I went to the 2013 page. Are these like badges in a way? Thanks in Advance! BTW- Whatever it is, I am in as long I do not have to dance on tables in my underwear and a tutu. I just do not look as good as Cheech!
    – closetnoc
    Commented Nov 19, 2014 at 4:52
  • @closetnoc: For various achievements, you can get various hats for your profile avatar. So yes, a bit like badges in a way.
    – zigojacko
    Commented Nov 19, 2014 at 8:28
  • @zigojacko It must have been just ending last year when I came to this site because I slightly do remember a hat or two now that I have had some coffee. Thanks!
    – closetnoc
    Commented Nov 19, 2014 at 15:45

Yes of course. I'm very much eager to see Hats in my head :) :) Very fun and interesting to see other user's Hat :)

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  • 2
    I thought it was not right that you did not have an up-vote! Cheers my friend.
    – closetnoc
    Commented Nov 24, 2014 at 1:46
  • 3
    +1 for saving a screen shot from last year Commented Nov 24, 2014 at 15:01
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    Obviously, I liked the mask and the snorkel :-).
    – Zistoloen
    Commented Dec 2, 2014 at 10:03
  • 1
    How embarrassing, we're wearing the same hat :-) How did I miss the Boba Fett one!?
    – dan Mod
    Commented Dec 6, 2014 at 6:49

I am in - one up-vote from the mountains where it has been snowing and single digits outside. You think I am going outside?

  • 2
    You're sure you're in? You have already a hat on your head :-).
    – Zistoloen
    Commented Nov 26, 2014 at 16:33
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    @Zistoloen ;-) If I did not wear a hat, I would laser satellites and Martians with my chrome dome!!
    – closetnoc
    Commented Nov 26, 2014 at 16:37
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    @Zistoloen In fact, hats upon hats might be a good idea!!
    – closetnoc
    Commented Nov 26, 2014 at 16:38

Might as well participate again hadn't we? For some members, I'm sure they'd like it as a bit of fun - if others don't want to participate, they can just keep their usual avatar (as far as I can remember)...

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