Last year around Christmas time arQAde had an awesome promotion in which they awarded hats for gravatars for completing basic tasks around the site. If you don't remember it, here is a link the promo from last year (and another!).


This year, SE is planning to run it for everyone because we all love hats, right? right?

But to get this awesome hat promotion we have to opt in. That means acting on this meta post, whether that's voting it up, answering in the affirmative, positive comments and/or just directing positive energy this direction.

HOWEVER: this promotion is optional for sites, and/or individual users. If the users of this site do not want this in general feel free to voice that opinion. We can opt out of the promotion. Individual users will be able to opt out as well (they will be provided with an "I hate Hats" link to opt out).

Again, please let us know what you think as this is your site not ours.

Gardening & Landscaping has opted in for the hats promo.

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    Why not have flowers for us, instead of hats? I don't want a Skyrim or Assassin's creed hat on this site... Nov 14 '12 at 4:35
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    or carmen miranda style hats? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fruit_hat Nov 14 '12 at 9:11
  • @yoda the hats will be more generic than the gaming specific ones.
    – wax eagle
    Nov 14 '12 at 13:27
  • sure anything to get people to participate. XBox shows that people will do anything for little icons, why not hats?
    – kevinskio Mod
    Nov 16 '12 at 3:02
  • Any final thoughts before I confirm our interest with SEI?
    – wax eagle
    Nov 20 '12 at 14:20

I think it's a great idea as long as the hats fit to the gardening topic.

Possible hats could be:

  • too bad they couldn't do this ... but still one or two hats are sprouting here on gardening. too bad this is such a quiet time for us here. Dec 21 '12 at 22:27
  • At least the Copacabana hat for question score of 10 or more seems to look quite fruity :-) (Haven't seen him in colour yet, just greyed out)
    – Kaadzia
    Dec 22 '12 at 7:46

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