Unfortunately, no. The hats are not permanent. Winter Bash hats are always temporary that get put back in the box when hat season is over.
If you want hats to remain, then you should wear a hat, take a screenshot of your avatar with it and change your avatar as you'd like. But we've got no plans to make hats permanent.
My brief answer is that we already have under-used tools to do this:
moderators can delete questions,
some users can vote to delete questions (and that now includes you),
more users can vote to close questions,
many more users can downvote questions, and
the Roomba does the rest.
This is the long answer:
Within our site the only option we have to ...
Code reviews on GIS SE have been discussed on this Meta twice previously in:
Code review for a specific piece of code
What to do about "what's wrong with my wall of text?" type questions?
I think allowing questions of the form:
Here is my code (with its purpose well described), can you fix,
streamline and/or speed it up for me?
is the ...
Although the motivation of this request is good, I am concerned about unintentional bad consequences. On plenty of sites a few people come along and build relatively large reputations quickly either through posting a great many questions or a great many mediocre answers. In neither case should the accumulation of reputation allow them unilaterally to post ...
Reputation is given to its users by the Stack Exchange network based on their interactions on its sites so I would not expect to see any request to have someone not already interacting with us awarded such a bonus succeed.
I think the best option to help anyone who would appear to be a worthy recipient of such a bonus is to make them aware of Why do I need ...
I would opt for sticking with python-3 because, as @MrXsquared has commented, there is a space between "Python" and "3" at the Python 3.0 Release home page.
I think all such questions should be considered off-topic (both on our main site and here on meta) and closed whenever they appear. We have two other mechanisms for such purposes: chat and community promotion ads. Although neither is used as much as they could (should?) be, that does not appear to be due to any deficiencies in their implementation.
This is not something in the SE user interface that we at GIS can modify, and so your feature request is best posted at the network-wide Meta Stack Exchange.
I thought I would quickly find a feature request (probably declined) there but all I've found so far is:
Better advertising for the chat rooms
In the meantime we have this Meta GIS SE Q&A to help ...
While the answer below represents the position that I held on this question at the time it was asked, and during the 18 months since, I now think that the increasing adoption of a second flagship application within ArcGIS Desktop leads me to consider that the ArcMap (arcmap) and ArcGIS Pro (arcgis-pro) tags should now carry more weight than than the ArcGIS ...
Closing a question makes it less accessible to low-rep users. Closing a question that has potentially useful information, merely as a response to lack of interest by the person who posed the question, therefore is the wrong response because it can adversely affect people unconnected with the thread.
The SE system currently rewards people for accepting ...
I'm admittedly pessimistic, but I think assuming that a user would even click on the link in the close reason, much less read through a question and then find the answer that pertains to them, is too much to begin with.
I believe that the targets of this message are those users who were obviously not taking time to explain their problem properly in the ...
No. ArcMap is a specific program within the ArcGIS Desktop product. Questions specifically targeted as that are no less relevant/deserving of a tag than the other components (which also have tags): ArcScene, ArcGlobe, and ArcCatalog.
It is useful to be able to follow a tag on the specific application rather than having it merged in with all Desktop ...
As @PolyGeo has said, that would be a meta Tag.
If you think about it, there is no need of such a Tag. I, as an answer writer am not concerned with whether the OP knows how to do the process with Software X. All I'm concerned with is explaining how to do the process in Software Y.
Hence the Question should be titled: How to do <Process> in <...
Sunsetting Documentation documents the shutting down of the Documentation Beta. I will leave my earlier answer below the line.
I don't think we should overlook the earlier discussion that we had on this in What does Stack Overflow Documentation mean to GIS Stack Exchange?
As nice as it would be to have a GIS specific set of Documentation, it seems like ...
Yes, I think this idea would work well for GIS Stack Exchange.
We would need to consider how these are constructed when we are talking about applying the same languages (e.g. SQL, Python etc.) to different GIS products (e.g. QGIS, ArcGIS etc.), but overall I think it is a good idea.
It may be particularly useful for some of the less-documented packages ...
I would agree with your motivation and have the same feeling at times. On the other hand,
The close reason itself
"to be deleted, pointless question".
seems to be too broad, and it can be easily abused by reviewers, shrinking a user base that is already small.
Could these choices be expanded to include "immediate deletion,
For a feature request such as this the first thing to clarify is whether you seek a new custom close reason for GIS SE, or a new Stack Exchange network-wide close reason.
For a new Stack Exchange network-wide close reason your question should be researched/asked at Meta Stack Exchange.
For a new GIS SE custom close reason you need to take into account that ...
I've started to create these when I see the same errors being asked about repeatedly.
If a specific error message is only present in a small number < 10 I would not consider creating. However, there are some that are getting up into the 50+ range, and with so many new users coming on board I see them as being likely to get into the "few hundred over ...
I've upvoted your question because I think every question should include either the GIS software (and version) being used, or a statement to say that it is a GIS principle or algorithm being asked about, because that stops me having to guess, assume or ask about the asker's configuration before I can start thinking about whether I can answer it.
However, I ...
In soviet/russian geoscience tradition there is a huge difference between these terms.
Hydrology is a
group of sciences studying the processes that take place in the water bodies on the Earth's surface (land hydrology, hydrochemistry, sedimentology, hydrobiology, river channel science, glaciology, estuarine hydrology, soil hydrology); these are meeting ...
Just thought about this today. So many questions with great answers, which are not accepted. I am a bit sad this idea is declined. We have voting for closing questions. Why not to have moderators in same manner vote to accept answers. Surely there is a way to filter out and prioritize not accepted answers after some time, and based on number of up-votes for ...
I guess I should be somewhat sympathetic to this argument since I apparently have the top answer score on the arcgis tag, but honestly that doesn't mean much to me.
ArcGIS is a brand, not a product. You can't call up Esri and ask to buy ArcGIS, at least not without a few billion dollars in the bank. They will ask what problem you are trying to solve and try ...
The arcgis-platform tag is there for "people interested in the topic arcgis in a general manner".
As ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online questions increase it becomes clear that arcgis commonly means different things to different people e.g. arcgis-pro, arcgis-online, arcgis-desktop, arcgis-server i.e. it has the hallmarks of a meta-tag, and I think a meta-tag is ...
something to bypass of inactive user for more than, say 6 months?
you may want to review and vote on:
Keeping special status for Accepted Answers without sticking them to top forever?
My thoughts on this subject are expressed more fully there, but in summary, I do not worry whether a question has an accepted answer because I put much more ...
The cited answer is one to which I applied the post notice and, in its current one line state, I think it should be left there.
I almost always process the system generated flags on one-line answers by applying a post notice, irrespective of who the poster is, so that it is the answer, rather than its poster, that is being assessed.
The exception is ...