The description for the This Is Fine secret hat says:
Answer a bountied question and receive an upvote, but not the bounty. Answer must be posted during the bounty period but not necessarily during Winter Bash.
There are two ways to define answers that "receive an upvote":
- The intuitive way: answers with a positive score
- The literal way: answers with at least one upvote, no matter what their final score is
Which definition is used for the hat? Do zero and negatively-scored answers that have received at least one upvote count for the hat?
Normally, I wouldn't ask such a question, and would likely assume the intuitive definition, but there is one other case in the system where the literal definition is used: question authors can't delete their own question if it has a single answer with at least one upvote, even if it's not positively scored.
This matters because if the literal definition is used, people can game the hat by finding a random question with a bounty, posting a questionable answer to it, and asking another user to give it an upvote: later downvotes from other users can't prevent awarding the hat.