The Winter Bash is back! From 19 December 2016 - 8 January 2017, Stack Exchange will be running Winter Bash 2016. Like in the past, participating in Winter Bash will mean that users here can earn "hats" for their gravatars by doing certain stuff, and there'll be a leaderboard to see who is getting the most hats across the network. Individual users, of course, will be able to opt out.

Do we want to participate in hats this year? This year, it's an opt-out program. I must confirm with the CM team by 13 December if we don't want hats.

Questions? Comments?

  • 8
    Are there any sites that actually reject hats? Grinch.SE?
    – maple_shaft Mod
    Commented Nov 30, 2016 at 13:44
  • 2
    Do I get a special hat for wanting hats?
    – MetaFight
    Commented Nov 30, 2016 at 14:12
  • Any chance of getting a summer bash next year for those of us who live in the southern hemisphere?
    – Stephen
    Commented Dec 12, 2016 at 4:39
  • I'll gladly wear an "I won't wear hats" hat. They're a little on the lame side. Commented Jan 3, 2017 at 4:16

2 Answers 2


No questions. Give us our hats.

  • 9
    I must haz hats.
    – MetaFight
    Commented Nov 30, 2016 at 14:11

I don't care as long as individual opt-out is available.

  • 4
    There is always an individual opt-out
    – ChrisF Mod
    Commented Nov 30, 2016 at 15:20

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