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I want to wear my hat upside down but the rotate control seems to be fixed so I can't.

Please remove this terrible restriction so that I can use hats as they weren't intended! :-)

See also the excellent examples in this duplicate question: Let us be more creative with our hat placement

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    Here you go ;) – ShaWiz Dec 17 '14 at 16:01
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    @ShadowWizard are you a wiz.... nvm. – ʞunɥdɐpɐɥd Dec 17 '14 at 16:05
  • @ShadowWizard much better, thanks! – George Duckett Dec 17 '14 at 17:23
  • You know, it's just a few weeks of fun... – James Dec 17 '14 at 18:30
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    Eh, it would be super confusing if you'll put that as avatar then wear the hat... ;D – ShaWiz Dec 17 '14 at 18:43
  • @ShadowWizard: Done! – George Duckett Dec 18 '14 at 8:01
  • I think they're just saving enhancements for each successive year: First hats, then moveable hats, then sizeable and rotatable, then.... upside down! After that who knows, maybe animated secret hats!?! – George Duckett Dec 18 '14 at 8:04
  • @GeorgeDuckett animated hats would be super... but think too many people would hate them! Oh, and nice double hat you got now. Looks like an android-sandwich. :-P – ShaWiz Dec 18 '14 at 8:15
  • @ShadowWizard: Yeah, can't see that happening. Not sure I'd want it either! lol – George Duckett Dec 18 '14 at 8:16
  • @David how come you don't have the boat? I was under the impression staff got it by default... – ShaWiz Dec 19 '14 at 0:06
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+100

So it seems the community's stand on this is pretty clear. Internally, we were a bit more divided – here are some quotes from our chat room:

  • "there's no technical reason to constrain it, but I don't feel you should be able to rotate all the way"
  • "They're not really hats anymore, then, are they? More like just random avatar decorating sticker thingamabobbers."
  • "I do not care about this decision, even a little bit. Whatever you all want is fine."
  • "MULLET BEARDS!"
  • "I'd say go for it."

– and that last quote is from Jon, who's the hat master this year, and thus what the heck: Rotate all you want!

  • Epic! As soon as I can get to a pc I'll experiment with all the new possibilities. And they definitely still are hats. :) – George Duckett Dec 19 '14 at 18:26
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    "They're not really hats anymore, then, are they?" - as if a boat is a hat, really! – Simon Forsberg Dec 19 '14 at 18:43
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    @SimonAndréForsberg It's not, you say?... – Laura Dec 19 '14 at 19:07
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    @Laura I guess that's Abby herself on the picture, huh? – Simon Forsberg Dec 19 '14 at 19:22
  • Whoever said "mullet beards", and "avatar decorating sticker thingamabobbers" gets it. – Travis J Dec 19 '14 at 19:29
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    I'm mulletbeard and I approve this message. – Carrie Kendall Dec 19 '14 at 20:34
  • @balpha time to put on that sweet ass soccer necklace ;) – Carrie Kendall Dec 19 '14 at 20:36
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    @CarrieKendall I'm a fairly conservative guy. In public, I prefer to wear my oversized <s>soccer</s> football-shaped wearables on top of my had. Everything would be just silly. – balpha Dec 19 '14 at 20:40
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    Can we guess who said what? ;) – ShaWiz Dec 19 '14 at 21:31
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    @ShadowWizard Be my guest, but don't expect a hat for guessing correctly. – balpha Dec 19 '14 at 21:57
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    #1: Geoff (or you ;)). #2: Shog. #3: Joel. #4: Abby? – ShaWiz Dec 19 '14 at 21:58
  • Thank you, thank you, thank you! Now my hairboat finally looks like an actual hat! :) – Ilmari Karonen Dec 26 '14 at 15:32
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Yes, please. Thats abnormal to wear hatz upside-downside-up or downside-upside-down. They should be worn upside down or at least downside up.

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Agreed! Especially for the not-as-hat-looking hats (e.g., Time Lord) this would be useful. When is the TARDIS not upside down?

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    I'm pretty sure The Doctor would construct an argument about there not being any such thing as right-side-up. – animuson Dec 17 '14 at 16:42
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    The Tardis is always the right side up. It's the rest of the universe which is inverted. – James Dec 17 '14 at 18:29
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It's probably too late for this time around, but this could be considered for next year's event.

But hey... what do I know, anyway?

  • Not sure how it would be "too late" to make a simple change to the rotation angle limits. Unless you mean "the devs who wrote the code all left for holidays already"? ;) – Ilmari Karonen Dec 19 '14 at 1:47
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    hooray! \o/ next year the mulletstache will be legalized – Carrie Kendall Dec 19 '14 at 2:14
  • @IlmariKaronen Nope, I'm still here :) And it's not quite as simple, because there are a few things with the hat placement UI that would need to be changed in order to accomodate full rotation. Not as simple as replacing "60°" with "180°" (but not really hard either). – balpha Dec 19 '14 at 5:54
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    Also have to make sure the gerbils dont fall off the wheels or the servers would go offline :-P – Greg Bray Dec 19 '14 at 8:47
  • Would it be possible to greasemonkey it? I'm thinking that could possibly maybe work, but I'm no greasemonkey expert. – Brian Driscoll Dec 19 '14 at 17:18
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    Is this the spot where I can ask for animated hats?!? – Hynes Dec 22 '14 at 3:36
  • Glad to see this feature implemented! – pacoverflow Dec 23 '14 at 21:20
  • Um... it has been implemented, as far as I can tell – This lad Dec 24 '14 at 7:36
  • @BrianDriscoll Yeah, but if it would work in greasemonkey, it would only work for you, wouldn't it? – Shokhet Dec 30 '14 at 3:26
  • @Shokhet: Before this was implemented, I did try to see the server might accept out-of-bounds hat angles even if the hat adjustment UI didn't allow them. Alas, it turned out that it didn't, so a user script fix wasn't possible. – Ilmari Karonen Dec 30 '14 at 17:57
  • @IlmariKaronen Ah. I see. – Shokhet Dec 30 '14 at 18:03
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    @IlmariKaronen Not sure whether I should be offended by the assumption that I could've forgotton to check the data serverside ;p – balpha Dec 30 '14 at 19:57
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    @balpha: Maybe not you, but not all your colleagues seem to be quite as diligent about that. I figured it might at least be worth a shot. :) – Ilmari Karonen Dec 30 '14 at 20:02
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    @IlmariKaronen Fair enough. But here we're talking about critical functionality like hats, not minor things like access to deleted data. – balpha Dec 30 '14 at 20:05
  • Comment for Hairboat :p – Sam Weston Dec 30 '14 at 21:28
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You don't want that. It would look ridiculous.

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    ...," says the guy currently wearing his top hat upside-down. :P – Shokhet Dec 30 '14 at 3:24
  • Irony is dead, kids. – Edward Dec 31 '14 at 22:09
  • Until next year! :) – George Duckett Jan 6 '15 at 19:02

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