Talk:Hashcat achievement

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  • support - There have been quite many people claiming this, and kittehs are geeky. -- relet 15:13, 28 September 2009 (UTC)
  • support - Everybody likes cats. We do need a new icon, though, as it's the same used fro It's a kitty consolation prize Koepfel talk 19:09, 28 September 2009 (UTC)
  • support - I actually thought it already *was* a proper achievement! -- sermoa 19:34, 28 September 2009 (UTC)
  • support - Hooray for the only species that successfully domestiCATed humans. *meow* - Danatar 19:28, 1 October 2009 (UTC)
  • Do not oppose, although I don't think this is worth an achievement. I would prefer to keep it as a gratuitious ribbon. Maybe I'm the only one here who still sees cats as vile carnivorous hunters, not falling for their cuteness disguise. --Ekorren 18:49, 5 October 2009 (UTC)

Elaborate comments

  • Concerns have been raised as to whether it is safe to pat foreign cats. Is it a good thing to encourage that, while including a "do it at your own risk" clause? -- relet 15:13, 28 September 2009 (UTC)
  • Unless any objection is raised, I would declare this proposal accepted in roughly one more week from now, that is by Monday Oct 12. -- relet 18:36, 5 October 2009 (UTC)


I'm really pleased that this has become an official achievement! I'm going to look back through my old geohashes to see where i can claim it! :) -- sermoa 15:49, 17 October 2009 (UTC)


  • Needs work: I didn't see this before so this is my comment: make it so the hashcat has to be at or within 100m of the hashpoint. And it must have been their of its own accord, not dragged-along. Otherwise this achievement is far too easy in many places, e.g. if your neighbour has a cat. --davidc 16:38, 17 October 2009 (UTC)
Ack. But I would not restrict it to a given distance. That's ok for static objects (couches and offices), but difficult to prove for a moving being. The "significantly close" bit would address your neighbour's cat, if you agree. -- relet 20:51, 17 October 2009 (UTC)
That works --davidc 20:58, 17 October 2009 (UTC)


Any chance this could be modified to a more general hashpet achievement, including dogs and other domesticated, non-livestock animals as well as cats? Mostly I'm curious because I met two hashdogs today and would prefer this over a gratuitous achievement stating the same, but making the achievement a little broader in terms of animal choice seems like it'd make it a little less rare as well, which might be a good thing. The main difficulty I can envision is defining which animals count. Thoughts? -Haberdasher 22:47, 10 May 2012 (EDT)

There are people claiming the hashdog ribbon, for example at 2012-04-01_47_-122 - nobody's keeping you. I would be worried a hashpet achievement would just invite some people to start claiming it for ants and slugs. I'm not too fond of the hashcat achievement itself, except for the strong Internet/kitty correlation justifying it to some degree. -- relet 02:19, 11 May 2012 (EDT)
You realize, of course, that on the Internet, no one knows that you're a dog.  :-) Jiml 14:13, 12 May 2012 (EDT)
I did give myself that gratuitous achievement, I just figured it wouldn't hurt to expand this achievement a bit. And I forgot about that meme that Jiml posted, but it seems as good a reason as any to add dogs to the list. Maybe have it just dogs and cats to avoid discussions on what counts as a "pet", especially since those seem like far and away the most likely to be found roaming around outside (as demonstrated by the hashes with both encountered, but none with, say, guinea pigs). -Haberdasher 15:17, 12 May 2012 (EDT)
do beavers count as pets? i mean outside Canada Norill (talk) 10:22, 20 March 2015 (EDT)