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BalusC seems to be the only high rep user to have a hat on the reputation league page.

None of the other users seem to have one and more importantly I don't have mine.

Why ?

Wouldn't it be cool to have the hats on the most important page of Stack Overflow ?

It's the most important page ? Yes ?

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That's not a winter bash hat. It's the profile pic... You will note from his profile that he has not earned such a hat. – Oded Dec 19 '12 at 12:17
@Oded Damn... I thought it was obvious enough I knew it... I should learn to be less subtle :\ – Denys Séguret Dec 19 '12 at 12:19
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We opted to keep the hats off of the main page for two reasons:

  1. That page simply isn't as trafficked as well as it could/should be.

  2. Assuming it is used as a landing page, it should align closer with our usual tone (we are awesome, check out our cool people and our sweet answers!) rather than with our more relaxed tone for this event.

Beyond that, it's a consistency thing: we generally don't advertise other promos on the main Stack Exchange site, either.

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Well done and well said. – Shadow Wizard Dec 19 '12 at 15:20

There are no winter bash hats on the leagues.

BalusC has a custom Gravatar with a christmas hat, he made it himself:

Others have gotten into the spirit of Juletime too:

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