From A Moose, Some Silly Putty... And A Desperate Plea For Help, I "collected" some hats made by members of this community, just for the record. I may not have found all of them, so feel free to add the ones I missed by editing this post...

  1. Catija
  2. Tinkeringbell
  3. HDE 226868
  4. Monica Cellio and another
  5. AJ
  6. Myself
  7. Rory Alsop

Now, the point. Because I'm looking for ideas in order to craft another hat for us, I'd like your help. I understand that this is completely off-topic, and opinion-based, so I hope that, once in a while, we can chill out and let this be on meta? ;)

What would be an appropriate hat, representative of the IPS community?

Of course, any idea is welcome as long as it's something that sticks to the rules of the original topic and our be-nice policy. And anyone wishing to give a hand to implement the project is welcome.

If you think this is a bad idea, well... DV and comment, thanks :)

  • Tongue-in-cheek or serious (really representative)? Dec 19, 2017 at 18:37
  • @AnneDaunted : community will tell, I'm open ! We can make it either way (maybe one of each?)
    – OldPadawan
    Dec 19, 2017 at 18:39
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    Off the top of my hat (sorry, I know I'm silly), if it were to be tongue-in-cheek maybe something inspired by prejudices against IPS: Soft and "opinion-based". Something that depicts those - maybe abstract art about whose meaning you can argue endlessly. Dec 19, 2017 at 18:43
  • @AnneDaunted, that would be stinky cheese and wine :P The cheese is soft, and whether or not a wine tastes good is very opinion based :P I'm not putting a stinky cheese on my head though!
    – Tinkeringbell Mod
    Dec 19, 2017 at 19:52
  • @Tinkeringbell : any Packers' fan couldn't disagree more... Maybe you can seek for an IPS solution to avoid this hat? :))
    – OldPadawan
    Dec 20, 2017 at 10:45
  • @OldPadawan That's clearly a Gouda cheese, not a stinky one! :-P I was thinking along the lines of this: bavorsko.eu/data/mediadb/cms_pictures/… Anyways, I think the cheese is a bad idea, there's already a cheese hat ;-) That's why I didn't make it an answer ;-)
    – Tinkeringbell Mod
    Dec 20, 2017 at 10:46

3 Answers 3


Maybe a hat for 2 people?

A bit like these christmas sweaters.

Because Interpersonal skills are all about 'interacting well with other people'.

And, it can even be used to teach people how to get along:

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  • Excellent one too!
    – OldPadawan
    Dec 19, 2017 at 19:23
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    For a goal, we might use 'make a community wiki post' or something? :P
    – Tinkeringbell Mod
    Dec 19, 2017 at 19:25
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    Who are these poor victims in this picture?
    – Mithical
    Dec 19, 2017 at 19:30
  • @ArwenUndómiel random google people ;-) Don't worry, no kids were harmed during the creation of this idea :P
    – Tinkeringbell Mod
    Dec 19, 2017 at 19:43
  • That's one hell of a "hat".
    – NVZ
    Dec 19, 2017 at 19:50
  • Easiest real-life version I can come up with is tying two santa hats together, either really tying or using duct-tape/string. If any one has a better idea, I'm curious!
    – Tinkeringbell Mod
    Dec 20, 2017 at 8:55
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    What about this one, from @Rory-Alsop + @ Tinkeringbell 's suggestions? you get the twin hat + the hug :)
    – OldPadawan
    Dec 20, 2017 at 11:20
  • @OldPadawan Looks good ;-) Who's going to post it? ;)
    – Tinkeringbell Mod
    Dec 20, 2017 at 11:29

How about something a bit like e-sushi's reindeer hat, but have the hands actually shaking hands.

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You'd only need to angle them in a bit, and maybe change the face to be two people facing each other and smiling :-)

  • Love that idea :)
    – OldPadawan
    Dec 19, 2017 at 19:15
  • of course a hug could be better :-)
    – Rory Alsop
    Dec 19, 2017 at 19:18
  • Or a handshake!
    – Vylix
    Dec 20, 2017 at 8:01
  • hahahaha - very good @Vylix. I like that.
    – Rory Alsop
    Dec 20, 2017 at 8:18
  • @ Rory: working around your ideas, I ended up with this model. Still thinking of @Tinkeringbell 's idea too...
    – OldPadawan
    Dec 20, 2017 at 9:45
  • That's very nice - and expands out from just a 1-to-1 to a group
    – Rory Alsop
    Dec 20, 2017 at 9:46
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    @OldPadawan that one looks good! :-) I think it deserves it's own 'answer' instead of being buried in comments!
    – Tinkeringbell Mod
    Dec 20, 2017 at 10:03
  • @Tinkeringbell + Rory: thanks, appreciate. Now we need a real art and craft big-shot to do it properly and have it look nice if community wants to keep this idea too... y'know what I mean? ;)
    – OldPadawan
    Dec 20, 2017 at 10:07
  • Had you thought of asking someone crafty, like, I dunno, @Catija? ;-P
    – Rory Alsop
    Dec 20, 2017 at 10:35
  • hm... not only her, though... there's also someone from... can't remember right now, but it's a country well known for its cheese, tulips, and... possibly arts-and-crafts-women? ^^
    – OldPadawan
    Dec 20, 2017 at 11:17

Well, the following have been done pretty quickly, hopefully expanding the ideas of @Rory-Alsop + @Tinkeringbell into some paper work, and it could definately be much more nicely crafted by some skilled users around here... ;-D (1)

Here are two hats:

#1 : Hand shaking shapes a heart, and its support is made by a Human Solidarity Chain

Hand shaking shapes a heart, and its support is made by a Human Solidarity Chain

#2 : A twin-hat with 2 non-gendered persons hugging

A twin-hat with 2 non-gendered persons hugging

Still struggling with a tongue-in-cheek solution, as proposed by @Anne-Daunted... NOT anymore! Well, kind of...

Here's the twisted-by-the-fool "hat" (actually, more like a Stetson hat band)

Why is it twisted? Because of the "infinity sign" that alludes to IPS reputation being one-weird-of-a-kind place, with endless arguing, lack of harshness, and no clear guiding line?... and so on?...

The twisted band is made (both sides) of quotes found on IPS.

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(1) look at my eyes staring at both of you, nice and skilled young ladies... ^^

  • I'm going to pass on posting another hat. My entry is doing just fine, so I'm going to let someone else nick the idea and get a box of goodies too :D
    – Tinkeringbell Mod
    Dec 20, 2017 at 14:04
  • I thought my Ha(t)mmer wasn't that bad, but it took long before I get to post it, and it's been buried on page #3 :/ No way I get a reward over there (shrug)
    – OldPadawan
    Dec 20, 2017 at 14:07
  • Everything with a positive score is getting a reward. And you really must advertise your post in a chatroom, that helps! :P
    – Tinkeringbell Mod
    Dec 20, 2017 at 14:09
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    No big deal, and no advertisement, it's just for fun :)
    – OldPadawan
    Dec 20, 2017 at 14:11
  • Pretty sure there's only one side.
    – wizzwizz4
    Dec 29, 2017 at 15:06

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