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The "First Responder" hat seems to be broken.

First Responder

The description of the hat states:

post a message in chat within ±12 hours of the UTC New Year’s begin that gets starred

However, many users, including me, already have the hat.

  • Yeah, almost everybody has this hat. – Oriol Dec 19 '16 at 0:24
  • The bug has been fixed. – ypercubeᵀᴹ Dec 19 '16 at 0:32
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To be fair, the hat description

post a message in chat within ±12 hours of the UTC New Year’s begin that gets starred

does not mention which New Years…

… and so it was accidentally awarded for New Years 2016 :(

Fixed now, and the hats removed (while we tend to let users keep hats that were only awarded because of bugs, in this case it's too obvious).

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  • Aw, and I liked my 2017 hat 2 weeks early. Thanks. – David Dec 19 '16 at 0:34
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    Oh, I thought getting the hat meant you had to post a message at the appropriate time or else the universe would vanish in a puff of logic. – Gilles 'SO- stop being evil' Dec 19 '16 at 0:36
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    @Gilles Excellent idea, I should've done that instead. – balpha Dec 19 '16 at 0:36
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    @David, then maybe you shouldn't have narked. ;) – Awesome Poodles Dec 19 '16 at 0:38
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    They took my hat! – Memor-X Dec 19 '16 at 0:42

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