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Why didn't (or did) I or some other user get a hat although the requirements were (or weren't) fulfilled?

During Winter Bash, users can earn hats. But sometimes it seems that a hat was awarded even though its requirements weren't (yet) met, or vice versa. What could the reason for this be?
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Winter Is Coming? [duplicate]

I just got awarded the "Winter Is Coming" hat - it's still the 19th? The hat is for the 20th! What is going on?
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Are hats being released early [duplicate]

I have just got the "Ho Ho Ho" Hat.Isn't that a bit early as I am in GMT and the time is 1310. Or do we get then whenever it is Dec 25 anywhere?
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Received December 25th hat on December 24th! [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Off by twelve error? — “And I Feel Fine” hat I received the Tis the season hat a few minutes ago, even though the description says it is for posting or voting on December 25th....
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Is there something wrong with “Mmmm Bacon” hat mechanism? [duplicate]

Today while searching I voted on a question and suddenly got a hat so out of curiosity I checked it and it said I received a "Mmmm Bacon" hat, as shown below. Now the question is how a hat that is ...
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Why “Winter Hats” are given not using user's local time? [duplicate]

I have received a new winter hat, which is given on vote/post on 25 December: but in my country it is yet 24 December: Should not be the hat given using user's local time?
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Got “HO HO HO” hat today itself, How? [duplicate]

I have earned "HO HO HO" hat today (24th-Dec), Check below ScreenShot. But actually its displaying "Post or vote on Christmas", Check below ScreenShot for that. May i know whats the reason behind ...
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Saint Lucia awarded even without votes [duplicate]

The Saint Lucia hat is supposed to be awarded to users who "vote on 12/15". But it was awarded to me on several sites immediately at 00:00 UTC on 12/15. I didn't even visit these sites on 12/15 yet!
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Possible typo on “A new hope” hat description [duplicate]

I had earned the A New Hope hat but its description states that you can earn this hat posting a question/answer, or voting on December 18th Ask, answer, or vote on December 18th I'm at UTC+1 and ...
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Hat earned before date in Winterbash [duplicate]

It's not yet 18th December 2015 but I have earned the A New Hope hat on Stack Overflow which says: Proof: Possible Bug?
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What do you think of Winter Bash? [closed]

As Winter Bash winds down, I'm interested in hearing your feedback about the event. While I've been pretty responsible about monitoring (and responding to) questions in winterbash, I'm more interested ...
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Got “Bûche de Noël” hat on Dec 24 instead of “Have a little Dreidel”

Today (Dec 24, ~11AM local time, 10AM UTC) when I voted on a post (both Ask Ubuntu and Meta SE), I received the "Bûche de Noël" hat on both sites. However, the description of that hat on http://...
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What time zone do SO's servers operate in?

What time zone do Stack Overflow's servers operate in? I noticed that it couldn't be my time zone, or the ones before me (I'm in North American Eastern Time), because I logged into SO earlier today (...
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What testing is done on 'April Fool' pranks?

So, we have just had an 'April Fools' jape that activated on 31st March for many people wan't capable of being disabled site-wide (although this has been fixed) isn't capable of being disabled ...
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How much time does it take to award any hat?

See this description of My Dear Watson: My Dear Watson edit a post Have a look at my revision history. I have already edited a post more than 1 hour ago. But still I am not awarded this hat ...

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