It is only now that I realize how detailed the http://stackoverflow.com/privileges pages are. When I received the corresponding privileges I never looked up the corresponding page. I rather used the faq to read about the site when I saw it fit. After all, the privileges of relevance to beginners are at the bottom of the page. That cannot be important...
Maybe users should be required to read (i.e. visit) the corresponding privilege page before they eventually get their privilege.
Any such requirement can lead to an "automatic" reaction, but it might still be worth the try.
It might be interesting to see how many of these pages have been actually visited by people with that privilege.