In Winter Bash people can wear their hats, so anyone who visits their profile can see it overlaid on their profile picture. That is nice, but I sometimes I would like to see how a different hat a user has earned will look on their profile. This is the reason I am asking to have the option of seeing how a different hat will look on someone.

  • This will change not change the hat for everyone, only you.
  • The change will be temporary and will be cleared after a reload.
  • They could make it so that we see other's hats just like our own hats, but without the "wear hat" button. For example, this is how my hats could look for other users. This is how others' hats currently look. – Donald Duck Dec 19 '17 at 15:04
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    Why would you want to see what another user's hat would look like? – Cai Dec 19 '17 at 16:28
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    What exactly is the point of this, why is it worth implementing for just a few weeks each year on a non-essential component, and why would it be put above the myriad feature requests that have been waiting 5-7 weeks already? – Nij Dec 19 '17 at 19:26

Here is a workaround for testing your hats on somebody else avatar.

  1. Go to your Winter Bash profile URL where you can see all your hats, e.g. https://stackoverflow.com/users/current?tab=profile#winter-bash

  2. Change your avatar to somebody else by replacing relevant HTML tag.

    This can be achieved by opening DevTools console and running the following JS command:

    $x('//a[@class="wb-hat-details-avatar"]/img')[0].src = "https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/URL_TO_YOUR_AVATAR"

    Note: Replace URL with the avatar of another user.

Then you can basically see how different user would look like having your hats.

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    The Javascript command doesn't work for me but you can also right click on the image, inspect and change the SRC attribute: i.stack.imgur.com/cleCz.png – Donald Duck Dec 19 '17 at 15:16
  • that way you can only use the hats you own, but still the only workaround right now – Hitodama Dec 19 '17 at 16:05

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