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The mysterious Epic Punyon Beard

I know, the Winterbash has ended (it makes me cry everyday) and still asking questions about it is futile.

However, I was really fascinated by the mystery surrounding the mysterious Epic Punyon Beard. As far as I know, this was the only hat for which the requirements weren't made public.

Now that the party has ended, could someone reveal what were those secret requirements? Or is it a secret to die with?

I suspect you'd need to be awarded the hat by a moderator but I like to hope you could gain it via a strange unlikely succession of actions...

Please help me sleep at night again! :)

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marked as duplicate by animuson, Lance Roberts, jmort253, hims056, amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Jan 7 '13 at 13:46

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dmck answered it in that question... – animuson Jan 6 '13 at 8:27
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@animuson He doesn't actually tell you how to get the hat. – Asad Saeeduddin Jan 6 '13 at 8:28
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@Asad: The challenge was congratulating Punyon about the new baby. He got the beard for doing that. What more is there to explain? – animuson Jan 6 '13 at 8:29
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@animuson Gamecat actually tested that. No hat :( – Asad Saeeduddin Jan 6 '13 at 8:29
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@Asad: It was only given to dmck. It's not really a challenge anymore once everyone knows you just have to say "congrats"... Everyone would have a beard... dmck worked hard researching that stuff and earned that beard. – animuson Jan 6 '13 at 8:30
    
@animuson So you're saying it was impossible to get the beard after dmck's answer? – Asad Saeeduddin Jan 6 '13 at 8:33
    
@animuson thanks, I guess I'm a bit slow... I read the thread after dmck had the beard and didn't see the comment from Jason. – lbonn Jan 6 '13 at 8:35
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What beard do you guys keep going on and on about? – Tim Post Jan 6 '13 at 10:08
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It was employee-only. The only exception was dmck who got it as a reward for being the first to figure out what it was all about. That's all.

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Just curious... was it intended as a riddle in the first place? :) – Shadow Wizard Jan 6 '13 at 11:38
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@ShaWizDowArd Not really. Well, we know you guys, so we expected nothing less :) But it was really just a nod to Jason and his family. – balpha Jan 6 '13 at 12:25

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