There have been a few cases in which the snaphat was not awarded.

There have also been other cases in which it was awarded incorrectly, on old questions.

What gives?

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While the description of the hat is

answer within 30 minutes of the question being asked, scoring 3 and getting accepted

what we actually implemented was

Be the first to answer a question, receive 3 upvotes, and it is accepted

I've now corrected the implementation to be as expected. We won't remove the hats we've given out, and we will award due hats retroactively.

Out in the next deployment.

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    Should the 3 votes + acceptance all arrive within these 30 minutes, or is it sufficient that the answer is posted within 30 minutes of the question, and the votes can come later?
    – Eran
    Dec 21, 2016 at 13:41
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    @Eran just the answer
    – Sklivvz
    Dec 21, 2016 at 13:41
  • You might need to check this again. I just received a snaphat on an answer where I was the third to answer, the third to reach 3 upvotes, and I answered 9 hours after the question was asked.
    – Ben Miller
    Dec 21, 2016 at 15:48
  • @BenMiller your hat was awarded 1h before the fix was built I think
    – Sklivvz
    Dec 21, 2016 at 16:04
  • It’s still not working as described: I answered this question not until 97 minutes after it was asked; yet I was awarded the Snaphat shortly after its acceptance less than two hours ago. No other answer of mine remotely qualifies.
    – Wrzlprmft
    Dec 23, 2016 at 17:13
  • And it happened again. I filed a new bug report.
    – Wrzlprmft
    Dec 25, 2016 at 8:01
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    I didn't realise that meta.stackexchange.com is different to meta.stackoverflow.com, so I effectively created a duplicate question there: meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/340399/…. In any case, my answer was more than 30 minutes after the question was asked. And the answer was on 2016-12-27 05:59:16Z, which is after you said you fixed it. Dec 28, 2016 at 8:31
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    I don't think that this is actually corrected... I just received this hat on Seasoned Advice for a question that I answered two hours after it was asked. Question was asked at 16:15 and I answered at 18:16. Has this just not been deployed yet? After a week?
    – Catija
    Jan 2, 2017 at 22:11

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