In order to gain the What's Up Doc hat, do I need to post a new contribution on Documentation for which I gain rep, or is it sufficient to gain rep from my existing posts/edits on Documentation?

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I'm pretty sure that any rep gained from Documentation during Winter Bash gets you the badge.

Update: now confirmed, because I earned the hat by sitting around and waiting for upvotes.

  • I agree. If you would have to contribute new material to the docs, it would say so. Dec 19, 2016 at 7:13
  • Well, since you were correct and were the first to answer, your answer deserves to be accepted.
    – Eran
    Dec 19, 2016 at 13:29
  • Hey, look, my first accepted answer that wasn't on my own question!
    – Nissa
    Dec 19, 2016 at 13:55

Well, I can confirm now that you don't have to contribute new material to earn the hat.

I just got +1 rep from an old contribution to documentation and immediately got the hat!

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  • Egoist hat FTW :P
    – Nissa
    Dec 19, 2016 at 13:12
  • @StephenLeppik What's FTW?
    – Eran
    Dec 19, 2016 at 13:15
  • 2
    @Eran 'For the Win' Dec 19, 2016 at 13:22

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