Last year, Security.SE took part in the Winter Bash Hat Dash, where users earned "hats" for their gravatars by completing certain tasks (analogous to badges):
Certain actions would trigger the user receiving a hat, which their gravatar could then "wear". For example, editing a post would yield an editor-themed hat (fedora with pen) to the editor.
Here's the run down of last year's:
- The event ran from 19 December 2012 to 4 January 2013.
- Users had their entire hat collection on http://winterbash2013.stackexchange.com.
- Individual users who didn’t want to participate, didn’t want to see hats, and/or are generally anti-hat had an "I hate hats" option available..
- The only visual change to the site itself was the presence of the hats and the "I hate hats" button in the footer.
We need to let Stack Exchange know by end of November 2013, so vote on one of the two answers below.