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I am loving the new Winter Bash, but I have too many hats! I can't decide which one to wear!

Eeeek! What do I do? How do I choose which hat to wear!?

I should mention to downvoters that Josh's Socks is my sockpuppet :-)

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Needs more "Eeeek!" –  Josh Caswell Dec 19 '12 at 20:35
    
FTFY @JoshCaswell! –  The Unhandled Exception Dec 19 '12 at 20:37
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The downvotes have nothing to do with your sockpuppet. The downvotes are because by no standards is this a constructive question for Meta. The answer should really just be the question. –  animuson Dec 19 '12 at 20:37
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@animuson a) welcome to Meta, you should know better. B) I tagged it so it becomes acceptable. You're welcome. –  jcolebrand Dec 19 '12 at 20:38
    
@jcolebrand: Your tag does not make this acceptable. –  animuson Dec 19 '12 at 20:39
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You, sir, are a spoilsport: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/… –  jcolebrand Dec 19 '12 at 20:40
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@animuson: This question will be going away when the Winter Bash ends. I specifically posted a bad question for humor value. Clearly my intention was to post the userscript. The downvotes don't bother me a bit, in fact I find them quite hysterical :-) –  The Unhandled Exception Dec 19 '12 at 20:40
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@animuson: Are you saying that if The Unhandled Exception had posted the answer in the question, you wouldn't instead be complaining that it wasn't a question? I can't see anything wrong with creating a dummy question in order to be able to share a useful/fun script. –  Josh Caswell Dec 19 '12 at 20:41
    
Same goes for almost all "friday in Iceland" posts as they all generally have a limited shelf-life. My most recent AFiI post will be closed on Dec 26th. –  jcolebrand Dec 19 '12 at 20:41
    
@jcolebrand: You'd also notice over half those questions are... closed. –  animuson Dec 19 '12 at 20:42
    
@TheUnhandledException, that's reassuring, I was already seeing the Are sockpuppets allowed on meta? questions arriving in droves. –  Frédéric Hamidi Dec 19 '12 at 20:42
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@Josh: No, I would've upvoted it - it's a cool little script. Many people post things like that on Meta, I've even posted a user-script on the Gaming Meta before. But posting a silly question to post an answer to is just bad form. –  animuson Dec 19 '12 at 20:43
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@animuson then downvote the question, and upvote the answer. You seem to be misunderstanding that bad form was my intention with the question! It's playing off all the bad MSO questions. –  The Unhandled Exception Dec 19 '12 at 20:44
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@FrédéricHamidi he should be the only popular sockpuppet, except of course for MarcGravell and TimStone being RebeccaChern's sockpuppets, who is of course a sock for GraceNote, but I digress ... –  jcolebrand Dec 19 '12 at 20:44
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@TheUnhandledException, seems like you're getting away with it this time again. Beware though: you may be unhandled now, but someday, someone will catch you. –  Frédéric Hamidi Dec 19 '12 at 20:48
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1 Answer

up vote 35 down vote accepted

Do you have too many hats? Can't decide which one to wear? Want to make sure you're always showing off how many hats you have but don't have time to click through them all? Do you suffer from crippling indecision where even life's smallest choices bring you to your knees?

Fear not!

The answer you seek is here!

Josh's Socks' Ultra Hat Selector 5000™

(patent pending)

Now with support for changing Community's hat (mods only)

With Josh's Socks' Ultra Hat Selector 5000™ you'll never need to worry about which hat to wear again! Simply Install this userscript and visit your user profile page. There you'll find a new "Randomly change my hat" feature!

Randomly change my hat

  1. First, Open your list of hats by clicking the hats link to load the hats into your browser. Then you can close the list.
  2. Then, check the "Randomly change my hat" checkbox.
  3. Enter a duration in H:MM:SS format. For example, enter 1:30:00 to change your hat every hour and a half.
  4. The countdown will begin and your hat will be changed and the countdown reset automatically. Leave this tab open, if you close the tab, you close the Josh's Socks' Ultra Hat Selector 5000™. Your hat will not change on this tab but will change elsewhere on the site!

NOTES:

  • Do not close the tab which is running the countdown. This tab must remain open for the script to work.
  • The tab with the countdown will not update. A refresh would be needed (or more time in teh code) to refresh the hat, and a refresh would stop the countdown
  • If you get more hats, you'll need to refresh the tab and restart the countdown. The hats are cached when you open the hat selector, so only those hats will be randomized. If you earn new hats, refresh and start the script again.
  • Hats are cached on every user's browser so use a reasonable countdown like 5 or 10 minutes at least. Changing your hat every 15 seconds won't take effect to anyone but you.

Happy Winter Hat Dash Bash!

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This is what happens when I leave you guys alone to go to the store... shakes head –  Tim Stone Dec 19 '12 at 20:27
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Didn't check if it's really working, but +1 just for the description and marketing! :D –  Shadow Wizard Dec 19 '12 at 20:29
    
I'm using it now, it's working great! –  The Unhandled Exception Dec 19 '12 at 20:31
    
Wow - did you really do that in 1 minute? –  Rory Alsop Dec 19 '12 at 20:31
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@Rory: it's a sockpuppet, so one and same user ;) See also user profile. –  BalusC Dec 19 '12 at 20:33
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d'oh - I am a gullible fool –  Rory Alsop Dec 19 '12 at 20:35
    
Note the gravatar @RoryAlsop :-) –  The Unhandled Exception Dec 19 '12 at 20:37
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Yes, we all know why you're "busy" at work now. Those Gitlin Site-in-a-box 5000 Mark Vs aren't going to sell themselves. –  jonsca Dec 20 '12 at 0:29
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