What do I do with these ridiculous hats. And my grammar may be wrong because I am a foreigner. Posting here is not easy - too many stupid rules.

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    These have to do with the Winter Bash You can turn them off from the snowflake menu in the top bar.
    – heavyd
    Dec 29, 2015 at 22:11
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    This cracked me up. I voted to migrate this to the Meta site because it's about the functioning of the site. It's annual holiday spirit. See heavyd's comment.
    – fixer1234
    Dec 29, 2015 at 22:13
  • OK, one more thing to waste my time.
    – whs
    Dec 29, 2015 at 22:15
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    Welcome, MVP Microsoft. There's lots of time to waste by asking silly questions about topics you don't seem to care about. It's up to you.
    – Daniel F
    Dec 29, 2015 at 22:24
  • plus one cause you made me laugh (might be against rules... have to check meta)
    – urban
    Dec 29, 2015 at 22:34
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    " too many stupid rules." don't use this site then
    – Moab
    Dec 29, 2015 at 23:00
  • Possible duplicate of What does the "flip flop" hat mean? :-)
    – Racing121
    Jan 2, 2016 at 1:31

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It shows how awesome of a stackexchange user you are! Click the snowflake up top, and hit i hate hats

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  • I am not awesome. I am 70% blind and I see no snowflakes. Maybe you can point them out to me.
    – whs
    Dec 29, 2015 at 22:21
  • Thanks for the pointer
    – whs
    Dec 29, 2015 at 22:30

They are hats.


Stack Exchange invites you to celebrate the end of a great year …with HATS! As you use your site, you'll discover hats and other items hidden behind certain actions. Collect all of them, some of them, or none of them, but be quick – the hats get put back in their boxes on January 4th!

Unofficially? Well, they're fun cosmetic addons for your avatar that you get awarded for doing stuff around the sites.

If you don't want a hat, click on the snowflake and pick "I hate hats" and its gone.

Its a little like a festive, transient badge, and if it dosen't interest you you can just ignore it

  • Hmm, the wife always says I am no fun because I do not go for stuff like that. But I guess for some people it is fun. So be it.
    – whs
    Dec 30, 2015 at 2:16

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