The secret "I'm Not Listening" hat:

I'm Not Listening

It clearly requires you to ignore something. But what exactly?

La la la!

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Indeed, you need to turn a deaf ear towards something.

If you really want to know, listen carefully to the spoiler below:

Listening carefully

You need to reject a suggested edit on one of your own posts.

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    I want more spoilers like this. Dec 19, 2013 at 14:26
  • Eureka! (Hint hint... another secret hat...) :-P
    – Doorknob
    Dec 19, 2013 at 15:52
  • Does rollback count as a rejection? Dec 19, 2013 at 18:49
  • @CodeMaverick: I don't think so. Dec 19, 2013 at 18:49
  • @insert, I made a post to be a bit more vague than this answer but give you a more fighting chance here.
    – jmac
    Dec 20, 2013 at 15:18
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    It's so simple I could suggest anonymously and then reject it :)
    – Cole Tobin
    Dec 20, 2013 at 23:48
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    @ColeJohnson you could, but then we would suspend you and take away all of your hats. (You're probably joking, but if we catch anyone gaming the system just to earn a hat, that's what will happen.)
    – Laura
    Dec 21, 2013 at 0:40
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    @Laura way to have a mod ruin the fun
    – Cole Tobin
    Dec 21, 2013 at 0:59
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    @ColeJohnson hey, I've got to earn my paycheck somehow!
    – Laura
    Dec 21, 2013 at 2:27
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    @Laura You're really going to suspend the hundreds of people who've been asking a mediocre-but-socially-acceptable question just to get a hat, who've upvoted each others' comments and meta answers and starred chat messages just to get a hat, who made retags with bogus new tags just to get a hat, who've given out bounties just to get a hat, etc.? Dec 21, 2013 at 21:42
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    +1 for Gilles, and I might add those hundreds of people are SE's most active contributors, by definition.
    – ЯegDwight
    Dec 21, 2013 at 22:52
  • @Laura I forgot upvoting while refraining from downvoting. An easy hat to game, and you can't possibly prove violations. Dec 22, 2013 at 0:11
  • @Gilles The tag one is arguably not cool, because if I understand you correctly you're saying people have created bad tags and added them to questions just to get a hat... Which pollutes the site. But all the rest of it seems harmless to me. I admit I played the comment upvoting game on that ELU meta post. It was fun. As long as there's no lasting negative effect on the site by gaming the hat, I don't see what's wrong with doing so. If the point isn't to try to get the hats, they'd probably all be secret and a lot harder to figure out.
    – WendiKidd
    Dec 22, 2013 at 0:47
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    I got the tag hat by complete accident. But, for example, what I have been doing very much on purpose is moving between chat rooms, talking to different people about different things, getting an occasional star and moving on. Reviving rooms, meeting new people. Now, is that gaming yet? Or is it rather the very purpose of the hat? All hats are a game to begin with. I've been active for years on a wide range of sites, editing, posting, reviewing, flagging, voting, but that alone is not enough. I wouldn't be getting the hats for these activities if I weren't specifically aiming for them.
    – ЯegDwight
    Dec 22, 2013 at 14:12

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