I think that I have to ask my a question on a Stack Exchange site for 3 days with a score of +3. I was wondering if I could get some help on the details of this hat.

I see that I have to:

Make your first post of a class (question or answer) on a SE site and get a score of 3 or more lasting 3 days.

But I'm not sure what it means by "Make your first post". Any ideas?


As others have found out, the hat is awarded for participating on a new site, which is actually a trigger we've used in the past (Winter Bash 2015's Explorer hat), which was ironically not even a secret hat. For those who like lists, the requirements for the hat were:

  • Visit a site where you have never posted a question or answer before (even if it's been deleted).
  • Post a new question or answer during Winter Bash.
  • Get its score to at least 3.
  • Wait until the post is 3 days old.
  • The post cannot be deleted or community wiki, and if it's a question, it cannot be closed.
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  • @Glorfindel If y'all haven't figured it out yet, most of the triggers were also reused, so it's not really spoiling, just figuring out which of the previous triggers are assigned to which hats. ;P – animuson Dec 21 '17 at 16:46
  • Wasn't there something in 2013 as well? I'm pretty sure I posted this answer just to get a hat, though don't remember which now. (Might have required only posting, without waiting, etc) – Shadow Wizard Wearing Mask Dec 22 '17 at 9:30

It just means "post a question or answer", but if you already ever posted a question on that site, further questions don't count (similarly for answers).

Note that only questions or answers posted during this Winter Bash count; this is true for all hats which reference a specific post. (E.g. you can still get a Cosmic Brain for a Nice Answer badge on an old post, because the hat references the 'badge', not the post.)

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  • so it has to be the first Q or A of the day? – Moises Zaragoza Dec 21 '17 at 16:39
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    No, it has either to be your first Q ever on that site, or your first A ever on that site. – Glorfindel Dec 21 '17 at 16:40
  • @MoisesZaragoza It's encouraging users to try out new sites... you have to pick a site you've not ever really used before (easiest if you don't even have an account there yet) and then post a question or answer that gets 3 upvotes. – Catija Dec 21 '17 at 16:43
  • @MoisesZaragoza no, because that answer wasn't posted during this Winter Bash. – Glorfindel Dec 21 '17 at 16:44

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