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  • I did edit it
  • I did upvote it
  • Its his first Post

I didn't get the Greeter hat. Did i miss something?.

Additional Information: That one upvote also triggered another hat (A New Hope). I did get the A New Hope hat, but maybe that caused a bug? (one upvote - two hats)

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    @nicael No. I got that hat on a site where I don't have edit privileges. Commented Dec 18, 2015 at 12:20

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The Greeter hat also has these requirements not explicitly stated in its description:

  • Edit and upvote must take place within an hour of each other, in either order
  • Edit must affect post body (Pops was 99% sure about this one)

in addition to the "official" requirements:

  • Edit and upvote new user's first post
  • Must have been posted during Winter Bash

I learned this via email from Pops.

In the example given, your edit does affect the body of the post, but maybe it wasn't made within 1 hour of your vote.

  • Indeed, the edit was approved in 8:19, the vote was cast on 9:45 Commented Dec 24, 2015 at 9:28
  • Is it the time of the edit that counts or does an edit by a sub-autoedit approval rep holder get timed at the point of approval? Obviously the Hat won't be awarded until that approval occurs...
    – SlySven
    Commented Dec 27, 2015 at 19:31

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