Last year around Christmas time arQAde had an awesome promotion in which they awarded hats for gravatars for completing basic tasks around the site. If you don't remember it, here is a link the promo from last year (and another!).


This year, SE is planning to run it for everyone because we all love hats, right? right?

But to get this awesome hat promotion we have to opt in. That means acting on this meta post, whether that's voting it up, answering in the affirmative, positive comments and/or just directing positive energy this direction.

I (and the other mods I hope) think this is a great opportunity for us to grow and get even more awesome content.

HOWEVER: this promotion is optional for sites, and/or individual users. If the users of this site do not want this in general feel free to voice that opinion. We can opt out of the promotion. Individual users will be able to opt out as well (they will be provided with an "I hate Hats" link to opt out).

Again, please let us know what you think as this is your site not ours.

  • 2
    But of course! Hats are the best! (But I'm 1000000% biased.)
    – Aarthi
    Nov 13, 2012 at 23:47
  • On all the other sites I upvoted instantly, but on this one I am … skeptical. (pun absolutely not intended)
    – Baarn
    Nov 15, 2012 at 16:38
  • Hats requested
    – Sklivvz
    Nov 16, 2012 at 19:55
  • yes please, need hats :) Nov 25, 2012 at 1:56

5 Answers 5


Personally I’d prefer a Fez.

… But ya, why not?

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    If I could upvote this post a thousand times, I would!!!!!! Nov 15, 2012 at 2:08
  • Everyone must wear Fez's and like it!
    – Chad
    Nov 16, 2012 at 21:50

As long as there is a tin-foil hat, of course.

Free your mind

  • 1
    There was no tin foil hat. :(
    – Sam I Am
    Jan 4, 2013 at 6:16

I vote yes. Especially if I can get a Fez!


Make mine a Bowler, or perhaps a swanky Fedora plsthx


I'm not convinced that I, personally, want a hat avatar.

But if "bah humbug" people like me can easily opt out, then I have no objections, so I vote yes.

  • Yes, opting out should be very simple! And, you'll neither see hats nor be seen sporting one.
    – Aarthi
    Nov 14, 2012 at 16:47
  • I propose a Grinch hat for you, Mr. Humbug!
    – John Lyon
    Dec 17, 2012 at 6:39

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