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Today I got to 15000 reputation on Super User. I received the notification that I could now protect questions (eligible for protection as per the FAQ).

Interestingly enough, it didn't work. I just couldn't find the link. So I brought it up on Meta.SU.

It turns out: At exactly 15000 reputation, you can't protect a question. If you are at 15001, it works though. Probably the internal check uses a reputation > 15000 check instead of reputation ≥ 15000. Should be easy to fix.

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… could also be that this is an issue for all other privileges? – slhck Sep 21 '11 at 22:43
possibly ... Ill have a quick look – waffles Sep 22 '11 at 2:46
yeah .. I changed in 12 other spots as well – waffles Sep 22 '11 at 2:52
up vote 17 down vote accepted

crisis averted

Crisis has been averted :) my bug.

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You just wanted to show off that awful color scheme. – Jarrod Dixon Sep 22 '11 at 2:46
So is this how you guys communicate at SE corporate? By tossing meta comments over the cubicle walls? :P – Robert Harvey Sep 22 '11 at 2:54
@RobertHarvey yeah ... either that or the twitters :) – waffles Sep 22 '11 at 2:56
"MinAgeBeforeAllowingProtectInDays". So I'm guessing you guys don't need to comment your variables – Michael Mrozek Sep 22 '11 at 2:56
@Jarrod's right, Obsidian is a much nicer theme. – Tim Stone Sep 22 '11 at 2:57
@TimStone I dunno I have a soft spot for Vibrent Ink… must be my old Ruby days – waffles Sep 22 '11 at 3:00
Also, that code made me realize it's possible to protect answers (if you're a mod) – Michael Mrozek Sep 22 '11 at 3:01
@MichaelMrozek I noticed that too, but the option doesn't show up in the mod menu... how did you pull that off? – nhinkle Sep 22 '11 at 5:18
well protecting answers is clearly a bug :) fixing @nhinkle – waffles Sep 22 '11 at 5:33
@waffles, I'm guessing from that link that the theme you use isn't for VS - do you use a similar one in VS (if you use VS that is!) that's on t'internet anywhere, it's very soothing on the eyes! =) On another note, wrapping !post.IsProtected && post.IsQuestion as a property bool IsProtectable - overkill? I'm curious what fix you went for... duplicating the post.IsQuestion check, mass refactor, or something else entirely? (Only because I'm always interested in seeing how other people tweak their code) – Rob Sep 22 '11 at 11:54
@Rob already restructured that code to fix the bug Michael raised, I use a self modified version of in vs 2010 – waffles Sep 22 '11 at 12:07
@waffles - theme downloading as I type - thankee :) – Rob Sep 22 '11 at 12:08

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