Last year, we had the Winter Bash on Physics Stack Exchange.

For those who weren't around or don't remember, the event is one where completing various achievements on the site earns you different hats that can be "worn" on site; appearing on top of your gravatar wherever it is shown on the site. They're basically badges that you can wear.

We need to let the team know whether or not we want to participate as a site this year. So, what say?

Note that individuals can opt out if they wish.

Update: Given the response, I've submitted the form for enabling it on our site. Those who didn't want hats, let us know if you are having trouble disabling it (note: it's only going to be around for the last week of December). Those who want hats, here's something to satiate your hunger for hats until the Winter Bash:

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  • $\begingroup$ I hope there will be an actual Mexican Hat Potential Hat among the available hats! $\endgroup$
    – N. Virgo
    Commented Nov 21, 2013 at 4:52
  • $\begingroup$ @Nathaniel I doubt it, but there is a chance. Last year there was talk of custom per-site hats. $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 21, 2013 at 9:02
  • $\begingroup$ Egad! it's the Physics Sombrero! $\endgroup$
    – user29350
    Commented Nov 21, 2013 at 9:05
  • $\begingroup$ i.sstatic.net/MmIoN.png i.sstatic.net/aM4ik.png $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 27, 2013 at 14:25

2 Answers 2



(In other words, upvote this if you want hats)

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    $\begingroup$ I want a cowboy-ninja-fireman-astronaut-pirate hat. With a bobble on top. $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 19, 2013 at 16:40
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    $\begingroup$ I've always wanted a propellor beanie. We don't have them in the UK, and how can I be a real nerd without a propellor beanie? $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 19, 2013 at 20:44
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    $\begingroup$ @JohnRennie There was one last year I think, and it was pretty easy to get, too :D $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 19, 2013 at 20:45
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    $\begingroup$ It took me about 2 minutes of staring at the two answers to figure out that this was a poll. Hats sound fun. $\endgroup$
    – Kyle Kanos
    Commented Nov 20, 2013 at 18:43

I don't think that Physics.SE as a whole should participate in this event.

  • $\begingroup$ I almost downvoted this answer but realised I'd be reducing Manish's reputation. Even though I doubt Manish would care about (or even notice) the -2 rep hit it still seems a bit harsh :-) $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 26, 2013 at 15:20
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    $\begingroup$ @JohnRennie Psh. I wouldn't notice/care, also, you forgot that meta posts don't affect rep except on the mother meta. $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 26, 2013 at 19:36
  • $\begingroup$ @JohnRennie: There's no rep for meta. $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 27, 2013 at 14:18
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    $\begingroup$ @DIMension10 yup, except meta.stackoverflow.com. Which acts as individual site. $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 13:28
  • $\begingroup$ @AnkitSharma: [mso] isn't exactly a meta site for Stack Overflow. It is the meta for Stack Exchange in general, so I wouldn't count that as a "meta" of the same sense. Hm... what's the short form for meta stack overflow again? . $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 13:43

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