Ugh. That's what you decided to write?
In any case, the reason you didn't get the hat is that you have to:
ping this user who has changed his display name from Jon Ericson to "Father Christmas".
@JonEricson no longer works on this site.
On a more serious note (and the real reason I wrote this Q&A), it's been interesting to see the sorts of comments people send when they want to get a hat. I've been deleting the obvious I'm-just-trying-to-get-a-hat comments, but there have been some interesting comments that have really tried to grapple with whatever it is the comment is attached to. I appreciate those.
For your edification, here is a gist with all comments directed at me during Winter Bash 2015. I have only included the text, creation date, deletion date and site of each comment. Other identifying details have not been included to protect the guilty. Not every comment earned a hat because:
- some sites don't earn hats for this,
- some users commented more than once, and
- some comments were deleted before the hat was earned.
I can be pretty sure that all of the hats awarded on Stack Overflow were deliberately obtained. There were two comments on Biblical Hermeneutics that seem uninterested in hats. One of them was responsible for building the very first black sail on any site.
In case you are concerned, all is forgiven: