Wikipedia:Hat collecting: Difference between revisions

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[[File:Hat shop.jpg|thumb|right|All these hats to choose from…]]
{{nutshell|When [[WP:RFA|requesting for adminship]] or any other rights, you must demonstrate that you will actually use these tools to help improve Wikipedia. They are not to be used as means to merely show off or to boost one's ego.}}
 
'''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.