It's that time of year again. Last year, we participated and enjoyed it. Hopefully, this will be as fun as previous years.

For those that don't remember, 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.

Cats love hats.

This event starts 9 December 2019 to 1 January 2020. Users will be able to see their entire hat collection on winterbash2019.stackexchange.com. That site will also have a landing page, explaining the rules and other details of the event.

Individual users who don’t want to participate, don’t want to see hats, and/or are generally anti-hat will have an “I hate hats” option available. And just like last time, at the end of the event, all hats will go back into storage.

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Please comment, add answers below, and/or vote this question up or down (up/down votes on meta mean agree/disagree).

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    Feel free to edit in current screenshots as they become available, or to fix any errors. Keeping with tradition, I copied last year's post, and edited it.
    – mpdonadio Mod
    Commented Dec 4, 2019 at 13:31
  • psssssssssssst ⏰
    – No Sssweat
    Commented Dec 10, 2020 at 9:45
  • @NoSssweat Sorry, year end deliverables. Better late than never, drupal.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/3861/winter-bash-2020
    – mpdonadio Mod
    Commented Dec 16, 2020 at 0:24

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The countdown has started!

Good luck collecting hats!

Winter Bash 2018 Start

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