According to every single answer to this question, the Abominable hat can be earned by raising a close flag on a question that is later closed.

Let me be clear that I did this with three separate questions and I did not receive the hat.

Is this a bug, or am I doing something wrong?

Update: And, of course, after I'm told that I can't get the hat by flagging for closure, I get it by flagging for closure. Am I supposed to flag a lot or something?

  • How long did you wait? #hatlag – Panda Dec 21 '16 at 3:15
  • @Panda Oh, wait, just noticed that the last one was hammered back open after a minute. Still the other two though. – Nissa Dec 21 '16 at 3:16
  • @Panda hours... – Nissa Dec 21 '16 at 3:31
  • Try closing more in the review queue – Panda Dec 21 '16 at 3:32
  • @Panda I don't have 3K. The linked question is specifically about <3K users. – Nissa Dec 21 '16 at 3:35
  • Which is deleted... The hat should come soon due to #hatlag or #caching – Anthony Pham Dec 21 '16 at 3:52
  • @PythonMaster IT WAS CLOSED A DAY AGO. If I was going to get the hat from it then I would have gotten it by now. – Nissa Dec 21 '16 at 4:00

According to our logs, you did not participate to the closure or deletion of any of those questions.

Unlike incorrectly reported here, flagging does not cut it.

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