Why there are no hats on meta sites? I've just earned a gold badge there :)

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    There have been some of them in the past (like last year's I Am Your Father). – Glorfindel Dec 25 '17 at 22:08

You can earn hats on https://meta.stackexchange.com.

I have Like Clockwork:

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    meta isn't really a meta site tho. Its a bit meta innit. – Journeyman Geek Dec 26 '17 at 2:39

Because meta sites (per-site meta, not this one) are not real Q&A sites, but rather "children site" of their main site.

They have no reputation of their own, no users of their own, it's all taken from the main site, hence the hats are also taken from the main site, and are not independent on the meta site.

Some hats in previous years did require meta participation, as mentioned in the answer to No hat for silver badge on meta, for all we know this year we might still have secret hat involving meta.

All in all, this is a valid decision in my opinion, since most meta sites have very little activity there's no real point in having independent hat system for them.

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