The description of the I Voted hat claims that it requires a user voting on question or answer. The description seems to be incorrect, I have done the following actions:

  • Downvote
  • Close vote
  • Delete vote

These actions are from at least one hours ago. It seems either the hat is being awarded less often than this or the description is wrong because two types of voting are not counted as "voting".

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    It seems that it needs to be an upvote (so the description is incorrect), but I may be wrong Dec 15, 2021 at 19:16
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    Just got the hat for upvoting, so can confirm. Went hunting for a post to downvote or close - sigh, once again, DV's and CV's are discriminated against :) Dec 15, 2021 at 19:17
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    @RafaelTavares I do suspect it is indeed an "upvote" that counts as a "vote". This is still a bug. Either the description has to be fixed or the trigger. It's wrong in either case.
    – VLAZ
    Dec 15, 2021 at 19:18
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    nope, no hat on a downvote (I swear the post deserved it) - sigh Dec 15, 2021 at 19:29
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    related note from Catija in the WB chat Dec 15, 2021 at 19:35
  • i mean, i have the hat on SO, and i haven't cast an upvote today, ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Similar story here on SE.
    – Kevin B
    Dec 15, 2021 at 20:18
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    @KevinB I've not cast upvotes but I don't have it. I've cast 2 downvotes, 1 deletion vote, 8 close votes.
    – VLAZ
    Dec 15, 2021 at 20:21
  • @VLAZ SEDE might actually help us - what else is counted as votes? Dec 15, 2021 at 20:21
  • @OlegValter according to the votes tab in the profile, it's upvote, downvote, deletion, undeletion, close, reopen.
    – VLAZ
    Dec 15, 2021 at 20:24
  • I have cast other kinds of votes, i assumed i got it from a downvote. Alternative would be a closevote
    – Kevin B
    Dec 15, 2021 at 20:26
  • @KevinB downvote is confirmed to not award the hat. Did not test a close vote, though. Even tested bookmarking and will try edit suggestion approval (if I find at least one worthy of it) as SEDE lists them in VoteTypes table Dec 15, 2021 at 20:28
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    i did cast a comment upvote on mse, that and downvote are the only two vote types i've used on mse today
    – Kevin B
    Dec 15, 2021 at 20:31

1 Answer 1


We've updated the description for the I voted hat to specify that it requires upvoting a post and the long description makes it clear that it's a question or answer, not comments.

Thanks Yaakov!

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    Thanks, I guess? Still do not understand why upvotes that are already heavily skewered towards must get a hat (and thus increase in numbers, let's not underestimate the hat hunt), whereas the curation actions should not. Dec 15, 2021 at 21:19
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    I hear what you're saying... I guess I'm thinking that the hat awarded for a week of voting (up or down) is more likely to increase voting and it does include downvotes. I kinda think we're just fine as is.
    – Catija
    Dec 16, 2021 at 4:25
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    ...and scrap the above as per Yaakov's message in chat - thank you for listening for feedback, even if it is not always pleasant to hear - that is highly appreciated! Dec 16, 2021 at 12:43
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    As noted above, a relevant update from Yaakov's answer to "Please add a corresponding hat for casting downvotes": "The trigger for the "I voted" hat has now been updated. The hat is now being awarded for both upvotes and downvotes (on open questions/answers)."
    – V2Blast
    Dec 16, 2021 at 17:02
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    Just for the record - removed the initial comment before I learned of the change - since both types of votes now count, it is obsolete (and it is very nice to see that the company and the community can cooperate rather than antagonise each other) Dec 16, 2021 at 19:12

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