Let's say I just posted this to get a hat. What is our policy on such questions, either on Meta or on the main site?

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    $\begingroup$ As long as its a good question, its fine $\endgroup$ Dec 19, 2016 at 15:47
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    $\begingroup$ (Did you just post this to get a hat??) $\endgroup$ Dec 19, 2016 at 15:47
  • $\begingroup$ @BeastlyGerbil Nope, I got the hat earlier by voting. Now I'm testing for secret ones with this :P $\endgroup$
    – Mithical
    Dec 19, 2016 at 15:48
  • $\begingroup$ Apparently "This is fine" $\endgroup$
    – LeppyR64
    Dec 19, 2016 at 16:05
  • $\begingroup$ Cross-site duplicate :-P $\endgroup$ Dec 19, 2016 at 23:25
  • $\begingroup$ The tag winterbash does not exist. $\endgroup$
    – EKons
    Dec 24, 2016 at 11:42
  • $\begingroup$ @ΈρικΚωνσταντόπουλος It exists on meta ([meta-tag:winterbash] -> winterbash), just not on main. $\endgroup$
    – wizzwizz4
    Dec 27, 2016 at 18:27
  • $\begingroup$ @wizzwizz4 No, I meant that only this question uses it. Sorry, I meant winterbash. $\endgroup$
    – EKons
    Dec 27, 2016 at 18:32
  • $\begingroup$ @ΈρικΚωνσταντόπουλος The tag exists on Meta Stack Exchange, so I assumed that it would be an acceptable tag here. $\endgroup$
    – Mithical
    Dec 27, 2016 at 18:41
  • $\begingroup$ @Mithrandir Why not? I didn't say you shouldn't use it, I just thought that you might have put it in by accident. $\endgroup$
    – EKons
    Dec 27, 2016 at 18:42
  • $\begingroup$ Do we really have a hat for asking puzzles? sings "Oompa loompa doompety doo I've got another puzzle for you..." $\endgroup$
    – ABcDexter
    Dec 30, 2016 at 13:48
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    $\begingroup$ @ABcDexter if you ask it on the hour now... $\endgroup$
    – Mithical
    Dec 30, 2016 at 13:50
  • $\begingroup$ @Mithrandir Yes, sure, maybe on new year day. I am kinda busy doing nothing :) $\endgroup$
    – ABcDexter
    Dec 30, 2016 at 14:02

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Our policy is that you are a terrible person. (not really, but it's a catchy hook)

Hat-seeking behavior, while fine in absentia, is no excuse for cluttering the site with low-quality posts or inconsequential edits. Earn your hats fairly, through the usual channels.

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    $\begingroup$ There's very little we can actually do, except "c'mon, don't do that, please." $\endgroup$
    – user20
    Dec 19, 2016 at 18:38
  • $\begingroup$ "inconsequential edits"... I've seen a ton of these popping up lately in the active question section. $\endgroup$
    – Timmy
    Dec 21, 2016 at 13:03

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