Last year I was curious about some hat stats (How many hats did each site get?). Unfortunately, this data wasn't collectable at the time I asked. Please consider collecting the data this year. You could have an interesting blog post about the data analysis. Things like:

  • Out of all the people who earned hats on the site, what percentage of users on Android.SE earned the different mobile app hats (and similarly for the Apple.SE)
  • What is the ratio of "Crabby" people to "Red Shirt" (and "I Voted Today")?
  • What was the long term effect of the Resolution hat? (How many comments were deleted? Did this cause any questions to become eligible for roomba deletion having fallen below the "keep because enough comments"?)
  • What rooms had the most Sumo Judge hat recipients?

You know, that sort of thing. There's a lot of data analysis possible to pull out of the hats and it would be really nice to either save and distribute this data or do it yourself (it could be fun).

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    Fancy graphs would be interesting, too. Or maybe even a data dump. +1 – Doorknob Dec 18 '14 at 3:23
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    ... and how many MSE users get "Business in the front, Party in the back" compared to other sites? (Thanks for the hat!) – user213963 Dec 18 '14 at 3:42
  • +1. This is technically for 2014 but people have been posting for 2015 ideas here. Keep an eye out for a 2015 post, perhaps this idea will be more visible there. – Sam Berry Dec 18 '14 at 5:48

We are definitely keeping stats this year. The wrap-up post includes some high-level stats. I'm also planning on publishing at least some of the queries on SEDE so that people can generate their own statistics. (Note that the results from the public data will be different than the statistics of hats awarded because of deleted posts and so on.)


Here are the raw stats across the network:

Hat name                                 Earned   Users Description
--------                                 ------   ----- -----------
Chameleon                                70,361  39,499 Change your avatar*
Fascinating                              34,026  25,017 Upvote accepted and +5 answer
Saint Lucia                              25,444  19,390 Vote on 12/15
Werewolf Hunter                          18,977  16,879 Earn a silver badge
Warm Welcome                             14,430   9,597 Upvote a first post
Fascinating, Ma'am                       12,342  10,526 Upvote famous and +25 question
Business in the front, Party in the back 12,091  11,146 Get up and down voted in a day
Solstice                                  7,581   6,858 Post or comment on 12/21
Bugdroid                                  7,115   4,776 Use the Android app
Fear & Loathing                           6,317   6,001 Delete your own answer
Joga Bonito                               4,366   4,040 10 reviews
Naruto                                    4,363   4,273 Accepted answer with no votes
Kofia                                     4,152   4,019 First post during Kwanzaa
Not a cherry                              3,829   2,403 Use the Apple app
Treasure Hunter                           3,020   2,891 Earn a gold badge
Imitation Crab                            2,552   2,284 Downvote 5 posts in a day
Red Shirt                                 2,439   2,204 Downvote 5 bad posts
Handegg                                   2,425   2,168 Answer scored 7+
Major Award                               1,178   1,142 Bounty answer +1
I Voted Today                               987     882 Vote limit and 10+ questions
Selfie                                      910     888 Answer your own question
Gelt                                        813     757 Start a bounty during Hanukkah
Sumo Judge                                  742     650 Give stars to 8 users in chat
HairBoat                                    699     569 Respond to Abby
Tam o' Shanter                              589     487 Get a star on New Years Eve
On The Road                                 511     451 Ask using a mobile app
Time Lord                                   404     378 Edit 5 old questions
Waffles                                     365     331 Down, edit, upvote a question
Bill Lumbergh                               325     318 Answer 5 questions on Saturday
Resolution                                  244     222 Delete 10 last-year comments
Got a Tablet for Christmas                  231     213 Post on Christmas with an app
Stockings Hung by the Fire                  223     196 Start a bounty on Christmas
Breaking Bad                                220     210 VTC, edit, vote to reopen
Mistletoe                                   207     154 Chat ±5 min. of 0 UTC 2015
30 Minutes or Less                          177     177 Get 5 answers in 30 minutes
Aztec                                       169     155 Collect 20 hats
Red Baron                                    26      26 Answer a -3 question; later +3
Eureka!                                      15      15 Guess a secret hat
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    Wow, I'm surprised how close Crab and Red Shirt are. Nice to know that people were downvoting stuff that actually deserved to be downvoted. – Doorknob Jan 9 '15 at 0:43
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    Are there any plans to keep leaderboards live this year? (asking because of this :) – ᔕᖺᘎᕊ Dec 5 '15 at 14:56
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    @ᔕᖺᘎᕊ: We don't have any plans to do things differently this year. But I'll put a bug in the balpha's ear. Every year we say we aren't going to change things and every year we get surprise new features. – Jon Ericson Dec 7 '15 at 17:49
  • And what about this year? @Jon – Shadow Wizard Wearing Mask Dec 21 '16 at 14:02
  • @ShadowWizard: We're not collecting anything different than in previous years. – Jon Ericson Dec 21 '16 at 16:33
  • @Jon yeah, but will you put anything on SEDE? – Shadow Wizard Wearing Mask Dec 21 '16 at 17:58

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