Some hours ago I was awarded the Good Question badge on Meta Stack Overflow: https://meta.stackoverflow.com/help/badges/21/good-question?userid=1529630

It's a silver badge, but I didn't receive the 925 hat

earn a silver badge

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Seems a bug, or is it because meta badges are ignored for hats?

  • Beat me to it :P I got a Necromancer badge on MSO
    – Nissa
    Dec 19, 2016 at 14:47

1 Answer 1


You don't earn hats on Meta sites (this site is an exception), unless the description of the hat mentions this explicitly, as in the case of the I Am Your Father hat:

ask, answer, or vote on the meta site

Even then, you will earn the hat on the main site.

  • Do you have any reference about not earning hats on meta sites?
    – Oriol
    Dec 19, 2016 at 14:46
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    @Oriol took a while; see the last paragraph of this answer.
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Dec 19, 2016 at 14:56
  • @Oriol btw, this is the only site where you can theoretically earn all the hats.
    – Braiam
    Dec 19, 2016 at 15:14
  • @Braiam how does one earn the 'What's up, Doc?' or 'The Never-Ending Story' here?
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Dec 19, 2016 at 15:16
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    @Glorfindel let me correct: this is the only site where you can theoretically earn mosts of the hats without participating anywhere else.
    – Braiam
    Dec 19, 2016 at 15:24

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