Why can't I wear hats in chat rooms? I don't see other members wearing it there either -- why is that?

I think that something's wrong with chat, for example in my profile, I am wearing the hat but in actual chat it doesn't show.

Also this member doesn't wear it, but in the room like this, they do wear it?

Why does this happen?

  • Looks to me like you do have a hat in the chat room: i.stack.imgur.com/0nHAO.png
    – Oded
    Dec 21, 2016 at 12:37
  • you mean this : chat.meta.stackexchange.com/users/140505/oded ? Dec 21, 2016 at 12:38
  • No, I mean in the room. Where you are chatting.
    – Oded
    Dec 21, 2016 at 12:39
  • Sorry @Oded now i can't see the picture because you know politic of companies, i will check it later :) Dec 21, 2016 at 12:41
  • Your assumption is wrong, unless you mean mobile chat which has totally different design. Hats do appear in chat, and if not it's because something on your side block them. Dec 21, 2016 at 14:06

3 Answers 3


Stack Exchange is merely following the rules of gentlemanly conduct.

A man should remove his hat upon entering a home, church, or office.

To wear ones hat in a chatroom is very base indeed.

I have considerable faith in the fact that it wasn't simply due to development priorities.

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    haha, woww this is a great explanation bravo @Bathsheba :) Dec 21, 2016 at 12:49

I see hats in chats:

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I guess because it is a whole bunch of work to apply the hat overlay on every place and do it correctly for any size.

The team just focused on the most prominent and visible places to show the hat, which is fine to me.

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