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?


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. – Stevoisiak Dec 15 '17 at 18:24

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