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Can a hat be lost if its criteria no longer applies?

I just earned the pirate hat for this answer.

If the OP comes back and changes his mind to accept my answer, do I still keep the hat?

My precious hats!

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marked as duplicate by amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A, Martijn Pieters, ChrisF, Mat, casperOne Dec 21 '12 at 16:28

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

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Duplicate of meta.stackexchange.com/q/159216/169404 – Austin Henley Dec 21 '12 at 16:26
    
You did this for the bow tie didn't you... – Austin Henley Dec 21 '12 at 16:28
    
@AustinHenley lol I had that already. – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Dec 21 '12 at 16:29
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I genuinely did not know this was asked already. – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Dec 21 '12 at 16:29
    
Oh ok :p Continue with your hat hunt! – Austin Henley Dec 21 '12 at 16:30
    
you can lose the game – ʞunɥdɐpɐɥd Dec 21 '12 at 16:34
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When you upvote a post in the review queue without reading it you lose all of your hats. – Servy Dec 21 '12 at 16:38
    
@Servy OH NO!!! I'll lose my lead! – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Dec 21 '12 at 16:39
    
How dare you say 'My precious' and allude to hairy hobbits when we're dealing with this hairy Punyon outbreak? You insensitive clod! – Tim Post Dec 21 '12 at 16:41
    
Ahhh I forgot to congratulate @JasonPunyon !! How could I forget about him?! – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Dec 21 '12 at 16:43
    
@TinyTimPost ^_^ – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Dec 21 '12 at 16:43
    
That's better. We'll overlook this for now, it won't go down on your permanent record. BTW, Congrats @JasonPunyon :) – Tim Post Dec 21 '12 at 16:45

Hats are just like badges; once earned you don't lose them even when the criteria are no longer met.

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To quote my self from Can a hat be lost if its criteria no longer applies? :

You do not lose hats.

I had an answer upvoted and then later downvoted but I kept my hat.

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