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What do hats get me after January 4th?

I love my hat! How long could I keep it? Is it a permanent system (which I want)?

I had thought that I could save my image with the hat and set as a whole image, but the hat exceeds the bounds.

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marked as duplicate by Toon Krijthe, Lix, Martijn Pieters, Tim Post Dec 30 '12 at 11:31

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The hats will all disappear. Enjoy them now, while they are here! Carpe Petasus! – Martijn Pieters Dec 30 '12 at 10:32
January 4th is the hataclysm. – Toon Krijthe Dec 30 '12 at 11:24
up vote 3 down vote accepted

From the FAQ

What happens after January 4th?

After January 4th, the sites go back to normal and all hats disappear. This is meant to be a fun end-of-year celebration, not a permanent addition to the site.

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But I do love my hat! well, c'est la vie. – Skyler Dec 30 '12 at 10:07

Well, you can always have it in your About section:


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Thank you! I will come here to see my hat whenever I miss it! – Skyler Dec 30 '12 at 10:13
A perfect fit. :D – irrelephant Dec 30 '12 at 10:13
@irrelephant Yes, that's why I love it. It fits me originally. – Skyler Dec 30 '12 at 10:20
@Skyler good chance all questions regarding winter bash will be swiped clean when it's all over so better copy that image to your machine.. ;) – Shadow Wizard Dec 30 '12 at 10:43
@ShaWizDowArd Oh, thanks for notice! – Skyler Dec 30 '12 at 11:03

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