I noticed the No Longer Grinchy hat:

It clearly says: (emphasis mine)

participate in successfully reopening or undeleting a question

I have reopened several questions today, latest is this one, using the Dupe Hammer, however I wasn't given the hat. Why is this?

All the questions I reopened so far were then closed again, I did it as a cleanup process to remove the embedded markup of old duplicate closure, and put the notice in place instead.

1 Answer 1


It's because they are closed. The questions need to remain open (or undeleted) whilst the hat check runs, which is currently every 10 minutes.


You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .