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12:37 AM
> However, the question still remains… did they earn all of the possible hats?
... and the question still remains...
 
 
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1:48 AM
@Catija what were the other two triggers (clean up duty and waffles)? I believe we tentatively established "Edit a post with an accepted answer that later gets an upvote" and "15 comments within X hours", are those correct?
 
@Riker edit five posts that later get upvotes, 15 comments in a UTC day... may be some caveats I'm forgetting.
 
2:16 AM
@Catija I'm also quite curious as to why we did not see Eliza before the 18th. Was it simply that no one had gotten 2019 rep yet?
 
As far as I'm aware, there wasn't any errors with it.
 
I got to say I'm quite happy that I appear three times on the "first person to earn each hat" list.
@Catija hmm. well that one was fun.
 
Congrats!
@David For strange definitions of "fun"?
It's a lot of work.
It was almost stupidly easy to get. Someone pointed out we needed to exclude the association bonus just a few days before it started.
 
@Catija no. really it was fun. I always liked figuring out the triggers. So when a totaly new trigger comes along, Its fun. Then a big bonus when you are correct about the trigger and can get the hat. Especially one as hard as Eliza.
@Catija Oh wow. yah that would of been an exploited bug.
 
I'm glad. :) I like that once you get it on one site, it's easier to get it on others.
 
2:22 AM
true, just get 200.
LOL the Community bot was the first to get Gonna Find Out. I mean it makes perfect sense, but still funny.
 
It will be interesting to think about what to do next year. I think there's a fatigue as it hasn't changed much recently. Maybe a treasure hunt sort of thing or something like a non-religious advent thing where there's something new every day.
@David casting all the downvotes from flags?
 
@Catija I'd be happy to help out with the bash (if that is something that SE would be ok with). Even back when just one CM had all the WB work to do, I thought "I could do that."
@Catija no doubt that was a big part of it.
still kind of bummed that I could not make the top, but such is life.
 
@David the offer is appreciated but I'm not sure (other than coming up with ideas on the meta post) what help would be accepted.
 
@Catija kind of what I thought. Still I'd be happy to share thoughts on triggers.
 
@David yeah, I think I was on top on MSE last year.
 
2:36 AM
@Catija could you copy the text of those two screen shots, just stick it in a txt file or something. (dump it here in a few messages)? It would save me from manually copying it.
 
@David Sure. :) always welcome. And if you don't want to mention them in public, you can email them to me and I'll take all the credit when they get used.
@David let me ask... I would but I actually don't have access to that page, so I have to get someone to grab it for me.
 
@Catija lol. I'd have no problem with you getting the credit. But more then that (I know SE would probably be against it) but I could help with your triggers. (I would of spotted the association bonus right away.)
@Catija aka balpha
 
Or Juan. Probably CMs who have worked on it in the past.
 
2:58 AM
@Catija another thing. would be interested to know the reasoning behind dropping the app triggers, and the gold badge trigger.
 
@David App is increasingly outdated since it's not been updated in several years.
 
:) thought it was something like that.
the gold though?
 
Gold badge... I don't know there was a specific reason. The triggers change.
 
"The triggers change" to some extent.
 
... I don't know that it was explicitly excluded but I wasn't part of those discussions since they started shortly after I had Gus.
 
3:09 AM
Personally, I really liked this year’s triggers cause they were quite closely linked to normal user actions.
 
I do think it's kinda funny that people set up gold badges to finish during WB.
 
@Catija cool, thanks for the explanation
 
@Catija Yea some hats do somewhat depend on actions before WB started, such as hats for getting the Enlightened (2018’s The Merlin) or Great Answer (2017’s Universe Brain) badges.
These hats are much easier if one already had an answer with 40+ or 90+ votes before WB even started.
 
Or starts to visit a site daily three months ahead of time.
 
3:25 AM
It’s that or vote on questions everyday during WB
 
3:52 AM
Oh, by the way, the "rubber ducky" trigger is only half right.
You don't actually need to hit the "discard" button. If you start a draft and then never come back to finish the question, you'll get the hat seven days later when the draft is deleted.
 
 
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12:03 PM
Wow! if the below post was posted during WB, i would of had Freehand Circle on SO:
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A: Why was I awarded the taxonomist badge?

U9-ForwardYou did create it, look at top right corner of the page: https://stackoverflow.com/tags/default-method/info you created it because you were the first one posting on it, and created it out of nothing, the first question of the tag was: Explicitly calling a default method in Java which was your...

 
grg
12:14 PM
If anyone's interested, a graph of the SE-wide leaderboard over days :)
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@grg may i have one of SO graph :-)
 
grg
@U9-Forward Unfortunately I wasn't tracking SO, in previous years I've only graphed Ask Different but this year tried it with the SE leaderboard too, perhaps in the future I can track more leaderboards if people like these graphs
 
@grg I want it since i am 3rd rank there :-)
Bye, i have to go somewhere
 
 
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2:53 PM
@grg whoa this’s really cool, thanks for sharing!
 
 
2 hours later…
5:17 PM
@grg @AlexanderO'Mara comeback is amazing :D
 
5:39 PM
@grg Wow!
 

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