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Am I so myopic as to not see the obvious link somewhere? I came looking for it immediately after seeing King Atwood's post but couldn't find it.

It seems appropriate to just put the list on the "reputation" tab of user profile, or at least a prominent link.

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I think a tab on the user profile or a prominent link underneath a users reputation would do the trick. –  ahsteele Oct 12 '10 at 22:58
    
but it would be shomehow strange to click it on another users profile and get your own data. \reputation could be added to the reputation score on the top line of each page (after user name) and \privileges eventually as a new link on that line. –  Carlos Heuberger Oct 15 '10 at 12:45
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Good ideas!

I've linked /privileges on

  1. your user page, where your actual reputation score is (click it) (now obsolete)
  2. the header of every page, where your name is (hover over the name or click the arrow to the left and choose "privileges" from the box)
  3. the Help Center
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Salute! Works like a charm. –  Geoffrey Zheng Oct 18 '10 at 16:01
    
@Saul - I second that... maybe some text is in order, or direct link under the reputation score? –  Shadow Wizard Oct 28 '10 at 12:42
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@JeffAtwood Was the link removed again? I can't find link to privileges page anywhere on my profile. –  Lycha Oct 23 '11 at 13:29
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Found it. In the box when you hover your username at the top of the page. –  Sparky Nov 3 '11 at 23:59
    
Why was the privileges page link from the reputation section of the user profile removed? –  einpoklum Sep 11 '13 at 17:19
    
No longer in the topbar (at least not in the same place). Anyone know where it is now? –  Basic Dec 4 '13 at 23:01
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The accepted answer is a bit out of date. The privileges link is now in the box that appears when you hover over your display name at the top of the page:

Screenshot of the box

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Which brooks the question as to how it is accessed on a touch device? These are getting popular, lately, or so I hear, and the most popular ones do not support hover states … –  kopischke May 2 '12 at 9:34
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/privileges

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I know the URL, but I'm asking for a link to click (or just show it on rep tab, as I suggested). And my English tutor needs to spank me for misspelling "privileges" 2 times. –  Geoffrey Zheng Oct 12 '10 at 3:19
    
@Geoffrey, it seems to be by design that some features just aren't linked to. Other examples include timeline edit view, /reputation and direct comment links. –  Pops Oct 14 '10 at 15:19
    
Why not? Are they supposed to be Easter eggs? What's the URL for "timeline edit view"? /reputation can probably stay the way it is. –  Geoffrey Zheng Oct 14 '10 at 19:07
    
@Geoffrey posts/<questionid>/timeline –  Grace Note Oct 15 '10 at 14:35
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Personally, I think that this link should go into the official FAQ and replace the table at the end of the "What is reputation?" section. It seems to be a natural fit there, and would make the official FAQ a little shorter (and being a little shorter means that a few more people will read the whole thing).

For example:

Amass enough reputation points and Stack Overflow will allow you to go beyond simply asking and answering questions. [End of section]

Even if the team feels that the abbreviated rep table should stay where it is, that would still be an ideal place to put a link to the privileges wiki.

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I wrote a Greasemonkey sript for adding these links to Stackoverflow. The script can be found here (last link before the "Goodies" section)

Sample

My first script, at least I can't remember writing anything in Javascript... so this probably is not the correct or best way to do it...

EDIT: it would be nice to have at least the reputation and the privileges links integrated in Stackoverflow so they work everywhere, without needing Greasemonkey...

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This is nice, although I think the people who we most want to see the privileges page are precisely the ones who would never in a million years bother with a Greasemonkey script. –  Aarobot Oct 15 '10 at 14:56
    
I agree (it's what I tried to say when I edited the answer). Probably it's also kind of an overkill to have the privileges on the top (every page)... but I wanted to play with Greasemonkey :-) –  Carlos Heuberger Oct 15 '10 at 15:10
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