Why aren't the Winter bash hats available in the meta site? Is it a bug or a feature?

  • Well we didn't opt in to the whole thing, so ...
    – Joseph Wright Mod
    Dec 20, 2013 at 6:06
  • Those winter bash hats are a very strange thing...
    – cgnieder
    Dec 20, 2013 at 15:02
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    Some people (including me) like strange things... Dec 20, 2013 at 15:09
  • @StiffJokes Then maybe it's part of the strangeness that the hats aren't available on meta :)
    – cgnieder
    Dec 20, 2013 at 15:45
  • I am inclined to call it as either a bug or an inconsistent feature. Dec 20, 2013 at 15:56
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    many of the stackexchange sites seem to think tex.sx is an inconsistent feature. Dec 20, 2013 at 16:05
  • Well, we cannot see the obtained hats. But I doubt if at least one of them is not available in a meta site. :-) Dec 26, 2013 at 5:52
  • @barbarabeeton Can you give an example of that attitude?
    – marczellm
    Dec 26, 2013 at 23:18
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    @marczellm -- i haven't got time to dig for citations now, but from the "behavior" of newbies on tex.sx who come from other established sites, it is clear that our "community practices" are rather uncommon. for one thing, politeness and manners are the norm here; the practice regarding downvotes is one measurable example of that. Dec 27, 2013 at 13:14
  • @marczellm: Another example of odd things is a special typographical convention to type with lowercase. No offense. :-) Dec 27, 2013 at 13:21

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It is , as per-site metas (or child metas) don't actually have an exclusive profile. :( The only exclusion is Meta.SO, since it covers network-wide meta-related content, and have individual user profiles separate from StackOverflow.

As reference, see Hat not showing on site meta.

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