apologizes for terrible pun in title

I recently received an email from a Community Manager from Stack Exchange:

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.

So, my question to you is: Hats or no hats?

Personally, I welcome our colorful headcloth overlords. This site is all about having fun; shouldn't we be the most suited to this event? Of course, though, you can vote for whatever you want, and only the overall results will be considered for the final decision.

So, what do you think? Upvote whichever position you agree with, and by December 1st, assuming it's not a close tie, our decision will be sent in to the SE team.

Oh, and if you're puzzled (ha, ha) as to what this whole "hat" thing is about, here's the FAQ for last year's Winter Bash.

Regardless of what we end up choosing, happy winter!

  • 1
    \$\begingroup\$ What is Winter Bash? \$\endgroup\$
    – Rainbolt
    Nov 18, 2014 at 19:13
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    \$\begingroup\$ It's the party celebrating the time of year when you turn into Snowbolt. \$\endgroup\$
    – Geobits
    Nov 18, 2014 at 20:00
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    \$\begingroup\$ Should this be [featured]? \$\endgroup\$
    – Justin
    Nov 18, 2014 at 23:37
  • \$\begingroup\$ You are hoping to get a "Post a Meta question with a pun on 2014-11-18"-hat, aren't you? ;) \$\endgroup\$
    – ProgramFOX
    Nov 20, 2014 at 16:14
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    \$\begingroup\$ @ProgramFOX I don't get the pun ;( \$\endgroup\$
    – user16402
    Nov 20, 2014 at 17:34
  • \$\begingroup\$ @professorfish The pun in the title, or the pun in my message? (there was no pun in my message) \$\endgroup\$
    – ProgramFOX
    Nov 21, 2014 at 15:30
  • \$\begingroup\$ @ProgramFOX the one in the title of the question \$\endgroup\$
    – user16402
    Nov 22, 2014 at 8:22
  • \$\begingroup\$ @professorfish Well, this site is about golfing, so golfed "Hats" is "Hts". \$\endgroup\$
    – ProgramFOX
    Nov 22, 2014 at 13:53

2 Answers 2



More colorful headcloths for us!

Author note: This has my upvote.

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    \$\begingroup\$ We want fun!!! #YOLO \$\endgroup\$
    – Optimizer
    Nov 18, 2014 at 19:52
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    \$\begingroup\$ I feel kinda silly wearing winter hats in the middle of summer, but whatever. \$\endgroup\$
    – Dennis
    Nov 19, 2014 at 17:09
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    \$\begingroup\$ Well, the vote is 31 vs 0 after 2 days. I highly doubt that'll change any time soon, so colorful headcloths for us it is! \$\endgroup\$
    – Doorknob
    Nov 21, 2014 at 3:02


I don't want hats. I hate fun!

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    \$\begingroup\$ I had fun once. It was awful. \$\endgroup\$ Nov 18, 2014 at 19:13
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Martin But was it the communicable kind? ;-) \$\endgroup\$ Nov 18, 2014 at 22:09
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    \$\begingroup\$ I want to downvote this answer as a stupid answer even though I don't want hats, because the reason I don't want hats isn't that I hate fun but that I see them as pointless. When you present options for voting, you should either be neutral (this is the option, with no pros or cons) or make a genuine effort to play devil's advocate. You've set this up as a "Heads I win, tails you lose" vote. Asking people to vote on false dichotomies doesn't give a real representation of community opinion, and for those people who find some SE sites hostile it will serve to reinforce that perception. \$\endgroup\$ Nov 25, 2014 at 12:28

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