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It's still cold outside.

Look at my profile picture, I don't have long hair. Is there anything wrong if I put on a Winter Bash hat, although the Winter Bash period has ended?

Technically, I have taken a screenshot of my avatar wearing a hat and I could just upload that screenshot as my avater image. I just wanted to know if this is considered as abuse. I don't want to affront anybody.

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This user is still enjoying the winterbash. You can too. –  hims056 Jan 23 at 7:59
    
If the downvoter would explain the downvote I would be able to learn which questions to ask and which questions not to ask. –  Thomas W. Jan 23 at 8:05
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@ThomasW. there's nothing wrong with your question. Just as we hold the magical fun of Winter Bash in our hearts all year 'round, others are just perennial grinches. Don't sweat it. –  Tim Post Jan 23 at 8:10
    
@Thomas - There is nothing wrong in your question. In fact you have asked it whether it is abuse or not before doing so. +1 :-) –  hims056 Jan 23 at 8:12
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I agree with the crowd here, tis a good question +1 also. –  user246806 Jan 23 at 8:58

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Yeah, feel free to use any hats in your avatar that you have saved from the event. Near the end, Balpha had this interesting idea of making a button that lets you create a new avatar based on your current avatar and the hat you were currently wearing, I think that would be a rather neat feature for next year, in my humble opinion :)

I also really look forward to that time of year every year, ever since the first Winter Bash - it's just an amazing amount of fun and I frequently smile while recalling it.

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You can upload your avatar with wearing the hat.
It won't be considered as abuse.

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Well, that depends on how you look in pink. Some people should just never wear pink, even after labor day. –  Tim Post Jan 23 at 8:12

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