Brace yourselves! As it did last year, Winter Bash is coming. From 16 December 2013 to 3 January 2014, the Stack Exchange network sites are once again enhancing their already overwhelming charisma with the cunning use of really slick hats.

Here’s a quick rundown of how the event works:

  • During the event period, users can earn hats for their avatar by completing tasks on the site, similar to the regular badge system
  • Users can earn multiple hats and choose which one to “wear”; this hat will appear with their avatar wherever their avatar is displayed on the site
  • Sites can opt out of the event, meaning no hats can be earned or displayed on their site
  • Individual users can opt out of the event, meaning they will not earn or see any hats anywhere on the Stack Exchange network

Winter Bash is a fun and temporary way for the network to have a little fun during the holiday season. In some cases, however, it can interfere with the intended professional or academic tone of a site. That’s why we ask each site to choose whether or not they want to participate.

So, noble cohorts: should Italian participate in this year's Winter Bash? Let me know what you think below. Thanks!

Update 11/25/13: Hats it is!

Having heard much assent and no dissent, I've opted Italian in to Winter Bash 2013. Stay tuned!


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Italian.SE should participate in this year's Winter Bash.


There was a poll here! Anyway, I agree to allow hats, a bit of fancy features can never destroy our professional tone :-)!

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    I want a hat shaped like a boot!
    – Sklivvz
    Nov 21, 2013 at 17:39
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    As I said in one of deleted answer, I'm so professional I wanna wear a Pisa tower hat! Nov 21, 2013 at 17:58
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    @GabrielePetronella "Pisano" is considered an insult in Livorno :-)
    – Sklivvz
    Nov 22, 2013 at 10:11
  • @Sklivvz a Duomo hat, better? ;) Nov 23, 2013 at 17:38
  • @GabrielePetronella You should choose a hat representing your city, regardless of what people say :P! I also want a hat. Nov 23, 2013 at 17:40
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    @martina well I'm actually from Milan, the Pisa thing was off the top of my... hat. Nov 23, 2013 at 17:41
  • @GabrielePetronella Then a Duomo hat would serve the purpose pretty well, be happy. Nov 23, 2013 at 17:46


Italian.SE should not participate. No hats for us!

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