UPDATE: Based on feedback, we have told Stack Exchange that we want hats. Stay tuned for more information on how this will work...
This year, Stack Exchange is expanding the event to include all sites that wish to participate.
Here's the run down:
- The event will run from 19 December 2012 to 4 January 2013.
- Users will be able to see their entire hat collection on http://winterba.sh. 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..
- The only visual change to the site itself will be the presence of the hats and the "I hate hats" button in the footer.
- We need to let Stack Exchange know by 28 November 2012, so vote away on if you want hats.