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The explanation is like so:

Shiver Me Timbers

provide the highest scoring answer that outscores an accepted answer with a score of 3 or more by 2x or more

So does that mean:

I need an answer that has 3 or more upvotes that is higher in votes than the accepted answer or outscore the accepted answer by 2x or more

or does it mean:

I need an answer that has 3 or more upvotes that is higher in votes than the accepted answer and outscore the accepted answer by 2x or more

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It is a secret hat! Don't spoil it. – Austin Henley Dec 20 '12 at 16:20
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@AustinHenley it's no secret – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Dec 20 '12 at 16:21
    
Yea, it was a secret... – Austin Henley Dec 20 '12 at 16:24
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Regarding secret hats, I have it on good authority that there are hats thought to be so unattainable that they weren't worth weighing down the sprite. Then again, I talk to rocks, so take it with a grain of salt. – Tim Post Dec 20 '12 at 16:26
    
@TinyTimPost hehe there are people that have the pirate hat :-P – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Dec 20 '12 at 16:26
    
@amanaPlanaCAnalPAnaMA Oh, you meant that pirate hat. Sorry. – Tim Post Dec 20 '12 at 16:27
    
@TinyTimPost ooooo you think you are so funny :-P – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Dec 20 '12 at 16:27
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It's like the Populist badge; check that:

  • there is an accepted answer
  • the accepted answer has a score of three or more
  • your answer has a score at least 2x greater than that answer
  • your answer has the highest score out of all answers
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Shiver Me Timbers

provide the highest scoring answer that outscores an accepted answer with a score of 3 or more by 2x or more

When a question has an accepted answer that is not yours with a score of atleast 3. You have to have an answer thats score is twice as much as the accepted answer and is the highest scored answer.

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provide the highest scoring answer that outscores an (accepted answer with a score of 3 or more) by 2x or more

It looks like if a question has an answer with a score of 3, you get this badge by posting an answer with a score of six, and only if there are no even yet better answers

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You need to answer a question where the accepted answer has at least a score of 3, and your answer is the one with the highest score, that is at least twice the score of the accepted answer.

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