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Why does Community get hats? And more importantly: why does she not wear them?

Community wearing

Please, show some goddamn holiday spirit! Can we get Community to wear her hats, either randomly or through popular vote?

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link please ..? –  NullPoiиteя Dec 19 '12 at 11:07
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The hats earned might not be her favourite ones ;) –  Bhuvan Rikka 웃 Dec 19 '12 at 11:08
    
@NullPointer one the main leaderboard page (at least for now), or on any site-specific leader board… –  F'x Dec 19 '12 at 11:08
    
@NullPointer - meta.stackoverflow.com/users/-1 –  hims056 Dec 19 '12 at 11:09
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Nice catch. It seems that the Community is also just an user :-) –  rekire Dec 19 '12 at 11:17
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Two questions: Why do you assume that community is a female user? And secondly - and maybe more important: Why does community downvote (the propeller-hat indicates that)? –  Spontifixus Dec 19 '12 at 11:31
    
@Spontifixus I must assume Community is a person, not a thing… and then, why would I assume it is a male user? –  F'x Dec 19 '12 at 11:33
    
@F'x good question. For we don't know. I was just curious, because me too thinks of the community user as a female user... ;) Maybe because "Community" in German is a female word... –  Spontifixus Dec 19 '12 at 11:39
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All awesome AI is female. Just look at Shodan. –  J. Steen Dec 19 '12 at 11:43
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Don't “not constructive”-vote me! Nothing is more constructive than ensuring the wearing of hats by omnipresent artificial intelligences! –  F'x Dec 19 '12 at 11:48
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@Spontifixus: Whenever you flag a post as spam, community downvotes it for you. –  Martijn Pieters Dec 19 '12 at 12:16
    
@MartijnPieters I forgot about that. Thanks for clarification! –  Spontifixus Dec 19 '12 at 12:17
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@todofixthis “goddamn” is not vulgar or offensive… the New Oxford American Dictionary merely marks it as “informal”. I have rolled back your edit. –  F'x Dec 19 '12 at 14:02
    
@rekire specifically Community is -1 on every SE site, but we all knew that. Welcome to Meta, may you never leave. aaaahhmeehhnnnn –  jcolebrand Dec 19 '12 at 16:06

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Sure, why not! Well, here on Meta at least.

Also from now on, moderators can choose their community user's hat. If she has any, of course.

community user with hat

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Does it decide on its own what hat to wear? ;) –  Shadow Wizard Dec 19 '12 at 14:02
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Oh man - I can't wait! –  bmike Dec 19 '12 at 16:01
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Roll this out to every site!! :D –  jcolebrand Dec 19 '12 at 16:04
    
Only on MSO? Or will this work on other sites as well? –  jrg Dec 19 '12 at 16:04
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@jrg You will be able to change the hat for askubuntu.com/users/-1/community, which is probably your question :) We may not roll this out today though; in our current alternate datacenter we're a bit more conservative with deploying, since we don't quite have the same resources there. –  balpha Dec 19 '12 at 16:09
    
She? Community's a girl? –  Rocket Hazmat Dec 19 '12 at 16:11
    
@RocketHazmat I'm just going with the OP there. –  balpha Dec 19 '12 at 16:16
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@RocketHazmat: well, bubbles is a girl, so therefore community probably is too –  jrg Dec 19 '12 at 16:21
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@RocketHazmat Community hasn't had a gender for a long time. Personally, I like her being a girl. :D –  Aarthi Dec 19 '12 at 16:23
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@jrg: That is the greatest costume I've ever seen :O –  Rocket Hazmat Dec 19 '12 at 16:23
    
@Aarthi: Applejack is best pony. –  Rocket Hazmat Dec 19 '12 at 16:24

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