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On English Language & Usage, I noticed that even the Community user has hats.


In its case, how is the hat it is wearing selected?

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Seems pretty obvious to me. Moderator = Police – Colby Guyer Dec 20 '12 at 16:23
Damn! I am using the "Howdy Pardner" one where I am moderator. Oh well... ;) – kiamlaluno Dec 20 '12 at 16:25
You mean, who authenticates as Community♦ and explicitly selects that hat? Right? – tchrist Dec 20 '12 at 16:35
I see the Community user downvotes posts... how does that work. – McGarnagle Dec 20 '12 at 16:37
@tchrist Well, if the hat is not picked up by some C# code lines. :) – kiamlaluno Dec 20 '12 at 16:37
@dbaseman Those are the down-votes given, for example, to posts flagged as spam, or questions closed as off-topic. – kiamlaluno Dec 20 '12 at 16:38
So, the next question is - What hats are the possible ones that Community is able to get? – JonW Dec 20 '12 at 16:57
@JonW That is easy: All the hats given for something Community user can do. ;) – kiamlaluno Dec 20 '12 at 16:59

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Moderators have the ability to choose the Community♦ user's hats. You should be able to find your friendly local moderator in your site's chatroom!

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Oh! So I can change the one used from Community user on Drupal Answers! Why am I the last one to know things? :) – kiamlaluno Dec 20 '12 at 16:51

Just a guess, but my hunch is that the Stack employees whose job is “Community Coordinator” (or the like) can actually authenticate as the Community♦ user to do something manually like this.

Either that, or a developer.

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You're not wrong -- I (a Community Manager) can choose the Community♦ user's hats, but it's more because of my ♦ than my employee status. :) – Aarthi Dec 20 '12 at 16:52

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