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I remember the identical Running Ragged hat from last year. However, that hat excluded Stack Overflow for the specific reason of balancing the 2 hats that were exclusive to Stack Overflow, neither of which I see in the list this year. (Or are those secret hats now?)

So what gives?

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Earning reputation and getting badges is easier on Stack Overflow due to the sheer amount of active users in there.

Writing a decent and good answer on SO would likely get a quick 10 upvotes, while on smaller sites it might take long days to reach same amount of votes.

So having "non-SO hats" is very fair in my opinion, and let users who don't use Stack Overflow get hats as well.

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    Funnily enough, I find it harder to earn rep on SO due to questions getting lost in the sheer volume of posts. – Steven M. Vascellaro Dec 15 '17 at 18:24

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