The Explorer hat's trigger is

post an accepted answer that receives no other votes for 12 hours

(which is the same as the Naruto hat from 2014.)

This is my answer (the post timeline), where I think I fulfilled all of the hats requirements.

  • It was longer then 12 hours since the answer was accepted.
  • The answer has no votes.
  • The answer is not a self answer.
  • The answer (and question) were posted during the winter bash.

I have read the other "y no hat" questions and the problems are things that I have mentioned in here as already fulfilled.

Why wasn't the explorer hat awarded for an answer that appears to fulfill the requirements?

I'm kind of hoping that there is some bug, like there was last time.


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Someone did vote on your post a couple of hours after it was accepted. The vote was just retracted about 20 seconds after it was cast.

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    Probably because the upvoter later noticed the OP's comment asking people not to upvote it, and therefore retracted the vote. Since that's not really in the spirit of the hat, I think it's completely fine that the hat wasn't awarded :)
    – balpha StaffMod
    Commented Dec 24, 2017 at 18:50
  • @balpha and animuson thanks. I'm not stupid with the bash stuff. I knew it had to either be a bug (unlikely), or somebody voted and retracted it. :/ Well here goes again...
    – David
    Commented Dec 24, 2017 at 20:37

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