To win a hat I have to ask a question or post an answer with a Data tag. Now do I not participate in any site where that tag is useful, so I have a bit of a handicap. I guess I will not be the only one, therefor, here a question about Data questions on Meta.

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    There are 105 questions on one of the sites where you are a moderator which have a tag containing "data". Are they not useful? Dec 30, 2022 at 23:41
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    They do not seem to work for the hat, containing data does not seem to work, it seems you need 'data' solo.
    – Willeke
    Dec 30, 2022 at 23:43
  • This question does not appear to seek input and discussion from the community. Dec 31, 2022 at 0:02
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    It does, it asks for whether it is allowed. That is seeking imput.
    – Willeke
    Dec 31, 2022 at 0:03
  • @Willeke no, it appears the purpose of the question is to get a question in with the [data] tag. The actual written question is just a guise. Even if there is a real question here, it's unclear. What does it mean to ask a question about Data? Do you mean SE network-related data, or data in general? Are you asking about questions asking for the community to process data for you? Data request questions? Questions about how to process data? Dec 31, 2022 at 1:44
  • Practically speaking... It looks like I'm the only one who got a hat from this 😅 Dec 31, 2022 at 2:43
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    @Willeke The hat description sates "Ask or answer a question with a tag that includes the string "data" and have a score of at least 1 on the post" are you saying this is wrong? Dec 31, 2022 at 7:17
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    I have an upvoted answer on a site meta and do not have the hat. travel.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/1122/…
    – Willeke
    Dec 31, 2022 at 7:46
  • Child meta sites don't count for Winter Bash. Dec 31, 2022 at 8:22
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    @CodyGray, I am pretty sure they do count for some hats.
    – Willeke
    Dec 31, 2022 at 10:26
  • @Willeke in the past, yes, but not this year, and it's always mentioned in the hat description. I checked whether you had any old posts that would qualify (if they were posted during Winter Bash) but surprisingly it's not the case.
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Dec 31, 2022 at 10:35
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    @Glorfindel, not being a computer person I do not even know my way around the data related travel or outdoors questions.
    – Willeke
    Dec 31, 2022 at 10:47

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There's no tag for it until you created it. If You can figure out a valid, usable reason for the tag (and yes, for doing this, we now expect to figure out and fill that up now) - it would be fine.

Doing it for just the hat feels like petty vandalism.

Even with a tag wiki exerpt, it feels like a marginal thing, and not really in the spirit of what the hat is meant to be

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    I feel they made the hat too hard for non computer SE sites. So that is my excuse. (Not going to delete this question for now, although I do agree with your answer.)
    – Willeke
    Dec 30, 2022 at 23:43
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    Lots of hats are hard on many sites, and some hats are impossible for many users because they cannot rewind time. It's meant to be a fun extra, not the core usage or goal.
    – Nij
    Dec 31, 2022 at 0:18
  • It's a real shame to hear about those users who cannot rewind time. Dec 31, 2022 at 10:42
  • Alas, most of us travel forwards in time Dec 31, 2022 at 10:49

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