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I know the secret of the secret hats is the best part of it. But then we're going to lose all the hats anyway, including the secret ones, on January 4th (the end of winter Bash).

I really wish the powers that be revealed the secret of the secret hats after the end of Winter Bash. Mainly for four reasons, but others are welcome to add more.

  1. Everybody loves the hats, and thus would really want to know about them.
  2. We can't let the devs walk away with this. They might even use the same secret for the hats next year! We want the devs to come up with something new to intrigue us the next time as well. (We still love you, devs.)
  3. Since SE is a network of question-and-answer sites, and wondering about the meaning of hats is a question, certainly SE is also the best place to get the answer from!
  4. A secret reason I'm not going to tell you!

So is there is a plan to reveal the secret of all the secret hats at least after the end of Winter Bash?

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"we're going to lose the all the hats", I believe the NHA (National Hat Association) has something to say about that: "I'll give you my hat when you pry it from my cold, dead hands" –  jmac Dec 18 '13 at 7:32
Actually, that was my plan... tracking all the info and posting them after the bash ends. Also notice that we are getting distracted by the hats, but I suspect there is something going one the bash site also. Last year there was an unicorn, this year I don't know. –  SPArchaeologist Dec 18 '13 at 12:08
For the right amount of bribery could make your life easier right now... wink wink –  Sklivvz Dec 18 '13 at 14:54
+1 because I reeeeeeeaaaaaally want to know! –  Spudley Dec 19 '13 at 17:20
Since you welcomed me to, i added the most important 4th reason! –  hippietrail Jan 3 at 17:01
In the meantime, lots of clues here, here and here. –  Aaron Bertrand Jan 3 at 17:07

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Maybe... If you're nice to us.

And... here it is!

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How much rep do you need? –  American Luke Dec 18 '13 at 14:41
How nice? (give a number ;)) –  Shadow Wizard Dec 18 '13 at 14:42
+1 for being a mod –  ʞunɥdɐpɐɥd Dec 18 '13 at 14:43
+1 for the hat... that's nice! –  Jonathan Drapeau Dec 18 '13 at 14:56
That's such a nice hat you're wearing today! –  Kevin Panko Dec 18 '13 at 15:27
We have been good all year! Don't put coal in our stocking. Put a hat in there (and tell us its sekrits) ;) –  Travis J Dec 18 '13 at 15:29
I have some spare unicorn dollars I can donate, will that help? –  Rocket Hazmat Dec 18 '13 at 17:08
I see +500 coming your way! :D –  Shadow Wizard Dec 23 '13 at 22:18
Minitech feels like he's got too much meta rep again @sha :). –  ben is uǝq backwards Dec 23 '13 at 22:33
@benisuǝqbackwards yep it's this time of the year again! –  Shadow Wizard Dec 23 '13 at 22:34
How much more rep do you want for it? –  scrblnrd3 Jan 3 at 17:07
We were nice! Now cough up! d-: –  hippietrail Jan 4 at 2:37
Oh they dig cough up (-: –  hippietrail Jan 4 at 2:39

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