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'''Hat collecting''' is the process of gaining rights on Wikipedia (and other wikis) just to show off or to boost one's ego, rather than because you have any actual use for them. Voters in the [[WP:RFA|request for adminship]] process need to decide whether or not the user requesting adminship actually has a use for those rights or is simply "hat collecting". This is why adminship candidates should have some clear idea ''why'' they want to become admins, rather than simply the feeling that this is what one does at a certain stage in one's Wikipedia career.