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While users unlock all possible privileges at 20,000 reputation, their privileges are still "enhanced" as their reputation increases. For instance,

Are there any other "enhanced" privileges out there that I am missing? It would be great if someone provided an exhaustive list of incremental privileges, as it's difficult to know for sure without sifting through the entire FAQ/privileges page.

At what point does a user gain 100% access to all possible privileges on the site (i.e. the maximum # of delete votes, flags, etc.)?

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I want to say "when they become a moderator" but I know a dev will soon come along and scoff at me. – Bill the Lizard Jun 14 '12 at 15:26
When they become a developer :) – ChrisF Jun 14 '12 at 15:29
@ChrisF that is technically the correct answer. Or maybe, when you become Jeff Atwood :) – Pëkka Jun 14 '12 at 15:31
When you own a majority of stock in StackExchange Inc. – Jeremy Holovacs Jun 14 '12 at 15:40
When you actually know the answer to this question. – Fewfre Jun 14 '12 at 18:24
up vote 36 down vote accepted

In theory, it'd have to be the 180k reputation milestone.

At that point, you get 90 bonus flags for the maximum of 100 moderator flags each day, regardless of your flagging history. However, in practice this is (now) mostly meaningless because most of your bonus flags will come from your flags that were deemed helpful anyway, and you can get to 100 flags with just 15 rep.

Maxing out your delete votes however is based only on your reputation and happens a lot sooner than that: 30 votes at 35k reputation.

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Nice to know that you still get some incremental privilege enhancements above 20K rep. – Robert Harvey Jun 14 '12 at 15:33
Are there any milestones between 20K and 180K? – Andrew Whitaker Jun 14 '12 at 15:35
@ɹǝʞɐʇıɥʍʍǝɹpuɐ Depending on your flag weight, the 100 flags milestone is anywhere between 180k and 116k, and there's the 30 delete votes at 35k. – a cat Jun 14 '12 at 15:38
So delete votes and flags are the only additional privileges after 20k? There's nothing else that you can gain privilege-wise? – Alex Lockwood Jun 14 '12 at 16:16
@AlexLockwood No, (as of writing) 20k unlocked the last privilege, "Trusted User". – vcsjones Jun 14 '12 at 16:17
@vcsjones, No it's not. You get additional delete votes and flags even after 20k. Did you read my question? – Alex Lockwood Jun 14 '12 at 16:23
My question remains: is there anything else left to gain other than delete/flag votes after 20k? For example, close votes, up/down votes, etc.? – Alex Lockwood Jun 14 '12 at 16:26
@AlexLockwood I don't think so, else I would've mentioned those. Probably some anti-abuse/rate limiting mechanics take your rep into account, but we can't really pinpoint specifics. I know there is a point at <=101 rep where the spam filter lets you post spam if you solve a CAPTCHA first. – a cat Jun 14 '12 at 16:33
Scaling the number of close votes has been suggested @Alex, but is not currently implemented. – Shog9 Jun 14 '12 at 17:54
If it all seems meaningless above 20k, perhaps you can delete your account and start over? – Bo Persson Jun 14 '12 at 18:25
@BoPersson: No need to delete the account. Just donate reputation via Bounties. – Nicol Bolas Jun 14 '12 at 18:35

The algorithm for number of helpful flags has changed to make it much easier to reach the full 100 flags (I have maxed out on SO at only 17k):

  • Having 20k reputation and 800 helpful flags,
  • Having 35k reputation and 730 helpful flags,
  • 180k reputation and no flagging whatsoever.

The latter two max out delete votes (for 100% privileges).

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