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The site shown a message saying I have been granted a privilege, but the reputation required for that privilege is higher than the one I actually have. What happened?

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As stated officially here, this behaviour is by design.

Your reputation was indeed over the threshold briefly (thereby triggering the message), but a voter changed their mind, reducing your reputation back below the threshold.

Note that once you receive a privilege notification message, you will not receive a second message for the same privilege, regardless of how many times your rep goes over the threshold again.

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So once you get a privilege, you can not "un-earn" it? – alexhairyman Aug 11 '11 at 5:03
@alex: No, your privileges are always dependent on your current rep level (i.e., you can lose privileges). It's just the message that you've earned a privilege will be shown only once. – Jon Seigel Aug 13 '11 at 21:17

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