The year is drawing to a close and Stack Exchange is planning another Winter Bash. We, as a community, get to decide if we'd like to participate in this event.
For those who haven't seen one before, every year Stack Exchange puts on Winter Bash. It's a period of a little under a month during which you get various hats for different activities around the site, similar to badges. You can then display your choice of hat on your gravitar. Some hats it is known how you get them. Other hats are a mystery that it isn't obvious how you get it.
This event will run from 15 December 2014 to 4 January 2015. 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. The only visual change to the Stack Exchange sites themselves will be the presence of the hats and the “I hate hats” button in the footer.
We have until December 1 to decide. If we do not make a decision by then, we are opt'd IN by default.
Does Sound Design.SE want to gather hats this winter?