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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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