Winterbash 2014 is happening!

But there is a conspicuous lack of hats on per-site metas. I'd like to see people wearing their hats when viewing a meta post.

To that end, I would like to have a userscript that enables hats on Meta. Requirements:

  • Show hats everywhere that they are shown on the main site, including user profiles and posts
  • It should show the hat that the user is wearing on the main site.
  • It doesn't need the ability to change the hat from the meta site.
  • It must work on the latest version of Chrome running on OS X Yosemite.

Is there a script that does this?

  • The start of an answer can be found at: How save profile photo with winter bash hat?. Stack Apps would be a good place to check as well. (Nothing appropriate exists there at the moment, however.) Dec 15, 2014 at 21:47
  • Don't spend too much time on this -- I've asked internally yesterday if anyone remembers the reason why we don't show hats on child metas, and so far I haven't received any answers (I certainly don't remember it). Unless there is a good reason after all that someone recalls, I'll enable hats on metas soon.
    – balpha
    Dec 16, 2014 at 6:47

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Hats are now enabled on child metas, see No hats on meta?. Thus to answer your software recommendation question: I recommend Vanilla JS.

The nice thing about Vanilla JS is that it's really great at doing nothing; in fact that's all it does. I've been using it a lot (you'll notice that we – Stack Overflow – are actually listed in the "who's using it" section), and whenever I didn't need anything, Vanilla JS was able to perfectly provide all I needed.

And since you're exactly in the same position – you don't need anything, because hats already are on metas – I'm very sure that Vanilla JS will work great for you as well.


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