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I don't yet have enough rep on Area51 to downvote. But when I tried to downvote a question in an Area51 proposal, I got the following message:

Voting a question up requires 50 reputation

Note that I was trying to vote down, not up. Also, I have more than 50 reputation on Area51, making the message even more confusing.

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Change it to: "Don't even try voting anything down yet." – arcain Nov 30 '11 at 23:30
That message should pull the number from, and not offer methods to earn the rep. – Kevin Vermeer Dec 1 '11 at 6:04
I just got 100 rep overnight. I guess a recalculation happened that gave me a forgotten bonus – my Area51 account got merged with my main Stack Exchange account recently, after I had some trouble with adding the openID login, and I have enough rep on SO to get 100 rep on other sites. So now I have more than 150 and can downvote normally. Perhaps this bug only happens when the account is in such a weird state... – Petr Viktorin Dec 1 '11 at 7:37
up vote 7 down vote accepted

Fixed. Thanks for the report.

I should have caught this bug – it's a result of the fact that in the old (pre-October) A51 voting scheme, great-on-topic-example and great-off-topic-example used the same error message, whereas now, up-vote and down-vote require different error messages.

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