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The hat description is:

post at least one well-received answer on three different sites during Winter Bash (not including Stack Overflow)

I have posted these three answers on three different sites:

  • Meta SE

How do I find a user whose name contains a space?

Score: 4. Accepted.

  • Scifi SE

What was the Ludicrous Patents Office?

Score: 23. Accepted.

  • Puzzling SE

How did the dunces figure out who won?

Score: 1. Accepted.

I only received the Polymath hat 48 minutes after I got the upvote on the Puzzling answer (which was the last one).

Why so long?

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    You got to wait for the 10 min intervals the hat program takes to run and give out hats – Anthony Pham Dec 25 '16 at 17:22
  • @PythonMaster I did. It's been a while since I got the upvote on the Puzzling one. – Mithrandir Dec 25 '16 at 17:23
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    It's likely this particular hat does not run anywhere near as often as the others because it has to access databases for multiple sites instead of just one. – animuson Dec 25 '16 at 19:12
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The wait time is probably due to the fact that the program waits a while to see if your answer is actually well-received or it's going to get pummeled by downvotes. You can't say the answer was well-received for the first 20 minutes. It's got to be well-received for a longer period of time.

Then the program gives you your hat when it reaches one of its 10 minute intervals that allows it to be run. And like @animuson said:

It's likely this particular hat does not run anywhere near as often as the others because it has to access databases for multiple sites instead of just one.

  • 1
    Yeah, but 48 minutes? – Mithrandir Dec 25 '16 at 18:45
  • Well yes. We have to be accurate yes? – Anthony Pham Dec 25 '16 at 18:54

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