I got three notifications about hats today:

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Does this mean I earned the hat once, for well-received answers on those three sites, or three times, for well-received answers on 9 sites?

  • The behavior is the same for Running Ragged too. And when later you post a well-received answer on another site, you will get Polymath on that site too. Same for Running Ragged. – janos Dec 27 '16 at 21:37
  • Were you going to accept an answer? – user58 Jan 9 '17 at 21:04

You got it for having at least one good answer on those sites. So if you have 1 good answer on each = Polymath. So that's 3 answers. The hat is awarded simultaneously for the three sites.

I have this on 4 5 sites, for having at least one answer scoring at least 1 on each site. Like on ELU, I only had one answer, yet I received the hat.

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    Not necessarily simultaneously. I got the notification for two sites in one hat run and the third site on the next run. – Martin Smith Dec 27 '16 at 19:23
  • @MartinSmith Huh. That's odd. That may be a bug :P – user58 Dec 27 '16 at 19:24
  • Maybe just a race condition if you become eligible during the hat run? – Martin Smith Dec 27 '16 at 19:25

This means you earned the hat once because you had a well received answer on The Workplace, Personal Productivity, and Travel. The hat is awarded on all 3 sites in which you had a well received answer.

For example, if I had a well received answer on SuperUser, Meta Stack Exchange, and Travel, I would get 3 hat notifications because I got the hat once, but it was awarded to me on the 3 sites where I had the well received answer.

  • You were ninja'd :P – user58 Dec 27 '16 at 18:49
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    @Mithrandir dang. Typing on mobile is hard. – Andrew Li Dec 27 '16 at 18:49
  • @Mithrandir You mean Skeeted... in a way – Anthony Pham Dec 27 '16 at 22:40

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