I know, I know, caching. I just wanted to ask a canonical question to direct all these "why no hat yet?" here.

So, what's the expected delay between doing something and getting hat for it?


As answered in linked last year general Stack Overflow post:

  1. Most of hats will be awarded in minutes
  2. More calculation-intensive hats will be awarded up to 24 hours

Hats are just a badges you can wear, so delay for them is similar to delay for badges, it's the same mechanism.

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .