It's almost time for Winter Bash 2016!

For several years now, Stack Exchange has run a holiday event called Winter Bash! It's a fun little event where users collect "hats" that you can wear on your avatars by doing various things (post on a certain day, get a question to a certain score, and things like that).

This year the event will start on December 19, 2016, and it'll run up to and including January 8, 2017. After that, the hats we've earned will all disappear.

Of course, if we all suddenly decided we hated hats we could opt out of the event, but that doesn't seem very likely. So unless the community objects . . .

Hats are coming again soon! :-)

(Note: Users who don't want to see hats will be able to click a button labeled "I hate hats".)

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    Gimme an H!...
    – J.R. Mod
    Nov 30, 2016 at 19:21
  • H! ............ Dec 3, 2016 at 10:17
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    That button's silly! Then all us scrooges who hate hats won't get the chance to pooh pooh them and enjoy our self-indulgent curmudgeonliness. We need to see them so that we can moan about them. Dec 3, 2016 at 10:46
  • "This year the event will start on December 19, 2015, and it'll run up to and including January 8, 2016." Aw, so we've already missed out :(
    – pydsigner
    Dec 9, 2016 at 18:48
  • @pydsigner Whoopsie, lemme fix that ;-)
    – user230
    Dec 9, 2016 at 18:55

2 Answers 2


Hats are nice, they warm my ears when it's cold and I like them.

Edit: I've now found a hat that warms my ears with fire. This certainly does solidify my adamant position that hats are indeed good.

  • It's probably also to do with posting and upvoting comments too ...
    – Mari-Lou A
    Dec 25, 2016 at 23:37
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    try deleting your upvoted comments and see if you get a secret hat
    – Mari-Lou A
    Dec 25, 2016 at 23:38
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    @Mari-LouA Nope 😅
    – Fiksdal
    Dec 26, 2016 at 2:42
  • You need to delete more comments, go through your old comments, and where you can delete the upvoted ones.
    – Mari-Lou A
    Dec 26, 2016 at 9:47
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    @Mari-LouA LOL... Meh, I guess I already have a few hats. Check out my sweet mustache.
    – Fiksdal
    Dec 27, 2016 at 10:44
  • Delete upvoted comments earns you a hat. If everyone posted three comments and if we were to all upvote each other's, many a hat would be earned. I've got mine but I'll upvote comments on meta with a very light conscience. MAYBE it's enough to delete one comment that has been upvoted ten times... maybe...
    – Mari-Lou A
    Dec 28, 2016 at 11:46

Booh! I hate hats. Especially during the festive season.

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    I hate festive seasons.
    – TimR
    Dec 20, 2016 at 12:47

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