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How am I supposed to earn Constantinopolitan for Meta Stack Overflow?

up vote 14 down vote favorite

So, as far as I can tell, I earned the Constantinopolitan hat for StackOverflow because I posted in Meta StackOverflow. But now I want to earn it for Meta StackOverflow. Is there some secret Meta Meta StackOverflow that I can post on to get the hat?

2 Answers

up vote 4 down vote accept

Challenge successfully completed

not really..but close

up vote 3 down vote

1st rule of meta.meta never ask about meta.meta.

Nope doesn't exist.

Not possible to get the hat here.


It is kind of like trying to get the Precognitive badge on any of the trilogy sites.


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How am I supposed to earn Constantinopolitan for Meta Stack Overflow?

up vote 14 down vote

So, as far as I can tell, I earned the Constantinopolitan hat for StackOverflow because I posted in Meta StackOverflow. But now I want to earn it for Meta StackOverflow. Is there some secret Meta Meta StackOverflow that I can post on to get the hat?


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