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Why are date-based hats awarded too early? [duplicate]

I just got the And I Feel Fine hat which states "post or vote on December 21". Does SE have a time machine now?
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Can a hat be lost if its criteria no longer applies? [duplicate]

Several of the winterbash hats have criteria that are "non-binding," for example "Witticism" requires 5 upvoted questions. If such a criteria no longer applies, such as an upvoted question or answer ...
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I don't yet have my I Am Your Father hat [duplicate]

I posted to Mi Yodeya Meta 4 hours ago, and did not receive the badge on that site. Are there any hidden requirements for the badge (post a positively-scored answer?) that I need to fulfill?
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Date-specific hats - Timezone specific? [duplicate]

Do date-specific hats (such as "'Tis The Season") respect a user's timezone? I'm guessing not since the only region specific info in the profile is the Location field
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1answer
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Why haven't I gotten the Extra Toppings hat? [duplicate]

I recently posted this answer on Stack Overflow and to my knowledge it meets the criteria for Extra Toppings: Has > +3 score Competing with already accepted answer Answer & Question were after ...
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It actually isn't Hanukkah yet. Anywhere [duplicate]

https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/245302/why-are-people-earning-the-gelt-hat-today - the Gelt hat can be awarded when it's December 16th somewhere. However, Chanukah (my preferred ...
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1answer
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What's wrong with the “Hero Of Time” Hat? [duplicate]

I asked a question at UTC 2:00:16 (16 seconds past UTC 2 am), which was 7 PM in US Mountain Standard Time, but I didn't get the hat for that. Do I need to be accurate to +/- 10 seconds or something?...
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Why is the Community User collecting hats, and who decides what she wears? [duplicate]

I do understand the role of the community user - it is a record keeping device that owns all activity that is no longer controlled by a specific named user. Even with that knowledge, however, I found ...
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Can I lose a hat? [duplicate]

Yesterday I had the secret hat described as Hairboat's Revenge, but now I have lost this hat, is it possible?
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I'm not earning Solstice [duplicate]

It's presently the 21st of December, and I've left a few comments today on RPG.SE. That seems to suggest I should get Solstice, which requires that I "post or comment on 12/21", but I'm not earning ...
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1answer
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Are the hats available on per-site metas? [duplicate]

I have voted on a number of posts, both on main sites and on their per-site meta's. This has resulted in the Sufganiyot hat for the main sites, but not for the per-site metas. From a discussion in ...
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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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iOS application hat bug? [duplicate]

I've been using the iOS application for 2 days now and still no hat. Is it some sort of bug? As a matter of fact, I'm writing this question on my phone. Oh... Well, the text use the iOS application ...
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1answer
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What is the relevant time for hats? [duplicate]

I was wondering a bit after I got a Santa Lucia Hat from several different SE-pages. For getting the SL-Hat you have to vote on 15th of december, but for example I got the SL-Hat on meta, even if I ...
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“On the Road” is broken [duplicate]

I asked a question about an hour ago via my iPhone and the official SE app, though On The Road hasn't been awarded yet. Is it broken?
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I got Solstice for a comment on the 22nd? [duplicate]

I just got the Solstice Winterbash hat here on Meta Stack Exchange. Checking my activity, I have not posted or commented yesterday (the 21st). I do, however, have an upvoted comment today. That ...
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Time for some more swag! [closed]

UPDATE: I just sent out emails to collect addresses from the lucky users getting these watches — be on the lookout for those, and try to fill it in the next two weeks! :) On occasion of our ...
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What are the badges I can earn on each site, and what are the exact criteria for earning each badge?

Formerly List of all badges with full descriptions. What are badge name's requirements? Why didn't I get badge name (right now)? Which badges can I earn multiple times? Jump to: Question Badges ...
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Winter Bash 2017 Hats

Here's the traditional Winter Bash hats post. Same as last year there are two (and only two) answers: one for the secret hats, and one for the regular hats. Remember there are no hats for guessing ...
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Is there a list of what each of the Winter Bash hats is named after?

Many are self explanatory (Batman), or nearly so (A New Hope). But some are more obscure. I'm especially curious about "Weed Eater". As a fan of Stephen King's The Dark Tower series, the term "Weed ...
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❄️ Winter Bash 2019 Hat list ❄️

The Winter Bash is back and the hats are listed below. As always, there are only two answers: one for the secret hats, and one for the regular hats. The secret hat list will be updated as we learn ...
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How Does the Community User Set Bounties?

I decided on poking around some profiles and I hit the Community user. I knew that Community was a background process but then I noticed that it had set some bounties. What criteria does Community ...
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How did the Community user earn the Bugdroid hat?

I understand from this related answer that the Community user can earn hats. The explanation there is rather straightforward. However, viewing the hats in the Community user's profile shows that it ...
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Bill Lumbergh - all 5 questions in a single Saturday?

From description of Bill Lumbergh hat - answer 5 questions on a Saturday (in UTC time) Two questions: Do all 5 answers have to be on the same Saturday ? (or can they spread across various (read 3)...
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Naruto & Selfie Hats

I have some doubts about how earn these hats. Selfie ask and answer your own question I did a Selfie yesterday, but nothing happened (yet). I earned this hat right now. I guess that ...
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The Blue in the Face hat seems to have the same trigger as 007

I just got the 007 hat, after posting an answer that got to +7 and both question and answer had no comments. At the same time I got Blue in the Face hat, whose trigger is yet unknown. It looks like ...
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Why is the hat called St. Lucia?

There is St Lucy's Day (also known as Lucia) which is celebrated during December 13th. However, the Saint Lucia hat is awarded for voting on December 15th. Since there's no exact match, why is the ...
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No hat for silver badge on meta

Some hours ago I was awarded the Good Question badge on Meta Stack Overflow: https://meta.stackoverflow.com/help/badges/21/good-question?userid=1529630 It's a silver badge, but I didn't receive the ...
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Doesn't the Winter Bash hat thing promote bad questions and/or answers?

Winter Bash is fun, but with some of the hat rules, doesn't it encourage people to put up superfluous posts? For example, one hat requiring Encourages people to post a question even if the don't ...
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Pre-conditions for the SO Goes Flapper

The description for the "SO Goes Flapper" hat says: post an answer with fewer than 600 characters that gets accepted while there is a competing answer with more than 600 characters But, it feels ...
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Incorrect description of Archaeologist hat?

The description of the Archaeologist hat says: earn the revival badge for an answer created during Winter Bash This seems to mean, "during Winter Bash, post an answer and earn the Revival badge ...
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No Silencium hat for 15 days

I have got a question on Stack Overflow in Russian created Dec 12, 2018, 19:58 MSK — and it still has no answers for 15 days. Is it a bug?
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How to get Kofia Hat? [duplicate]

I do not mean that I deserved a Kofia hat, but today I asked and answered questions, all of which have at least one upvote. Are there another requirement for the hat? Kofia first post ...
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Got Silencium on a question with no answers for 15 min

I've received the Silencium hat on a question with no answers for 15 min. Pretty sure it shouldn't be the case: ask a question that gets no answers within a week of being posted
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Can you get Naruto for Posting a Selfie?

You can get the Naruto hat for posting an answer, getting accepted, and receiving no votes for 12 hours. My question is: Can you accept your own answer and still be awarded Naruto? Or is Naruto only ...
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Winter Bash hat not being awarded for Gold Badge on main sites

I gained a golden badge more than 12 minutes ago: but until now I didn't get the Foot of the Rainbow hat, do the hats take so many minutes to be shown in my profile? Please read this comment by ...
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Does accepting your own answer count for earning the “Rep Hunter” hat?

If I asked 5 questions and answered them all, and then accepted them, would I have earned the Rep Hunter hat?
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Where is my snowflake on Stack Overflow?

My friend just showed his Stack Overflow account. A snowflake button is visible near to achievements button (top header, black background). It's not visible in my account. I am not seeing this ...
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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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Are there new hats to be revealed during this Winter Bash?

Are there new hats to be revealed during this Winter Bash? I remember that this was done in some earlier Winter Bash. This Winter Bash already feels a bit exhausted: all accessible hats are collected, ...
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Are zero and negatively-scored answers eligible for the “This Is Fine” hat? [closed]

The description for the This Is Fine secret hat says: 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 ...
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Make it clear that certain hats can be awarded earlier, in their description

Time based hats, e.g. A New Hope can be awarded as soon as 12-14 hours before the actual time stated in the hat description, as explained nicely here. However, this is far from being trivial, and ...
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Profile of Community user: should we add “owning duplicates confirmed by OP”?

Now that Community user has one more function, should its description be added to the profile in the "I do things like" section? Something like: owns closing actions on duplicates confirmed by OP ...
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What does manually award a bounty mean?

What does "manually award a bounty" mean? I was looking under the badges and I found it under "Benefactor". And I have awarded a bounty on my question before, so why don't I have it? And if needed, ...
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Is the FAQ accessible by a link on the sites (besides MSE)?

Is there a direct link to the FAQ anywhere consistent on all of the sites? Either the main MSE FAQ or the individual site FAQs (which generally link back to MSE's). Places I have looked (using SO and ...
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How would one get the Darth Vader hat if they can't post or upvote because they don't have enough reputation? [closed]

I heard you can get a cool darth vader hat by posting/commenting here, but you need reputation to post and comment, so that won't work. Are there any other ways do get it ;D