The following is the procedure needed in order to win the coveted Maverick hat during Winter Bash 2016/17
- Find a question that is scored -3.
- Answer it.
- Wait until your answer is scored +5 and the question is scored +3.
What happens in a bounty scenario? Let's say the OP was -4, then it received an answer, the question was upvoted but it still didn't reach that all-important +3. Lets say the "new" answer is stuck at +3, it needs two upvotes to stand any chance of earning the Maverick hat.
- What if the same user placed a bounty on the question, can they still earn the Maverick Hat if the requirements are met? Does placing a bounty violate the rules?
What happens if someone else posts an answer during the bounty, and this answer receives 5 upvotes?
- Although they posted an answer when the question had more upvotes than downvotes, does their +5 answer (posted during the bounty period) mean they receive the Maverick hat?
I don't want to ask a new question but it is related to the above. If I were to place a bounty on January 2nd, the user who is awarded the bounty on January 8 should get me the Philantropist hat. Right?