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Do you lose privileges if you lose reputation (e.g. by spending it on bounties) and dip below what you had to reach to gain that privilege? Or, do you get to keep a privilege once it is earned no matter what?

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+1 though I can't believe this question wasn't asked before! –  Trufa Jan 25 '11 at 17:16
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@Trufa Challenge accepted, previous asking found. Now, not duplicates, but here are some related questions. –  Grace Note Jan 25 '11 at 18:18
    
@Grace, was that link there??? I swear I need a good night sleep :) Sorry! Deleted the comment to avoid confusion. Thanks again! –  Trufa Jan 25 '11 at 18:38
    
@Trufa actually it was, only 'abilities' term is used instead of 'privileges' –  Łukasz 웃 L ツ Feb 28 at 16:19
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marked as duplicate by Łukasz 웃 L ツ, Toon Krijthe, Wooble, Austin Henley, Lance Roberts Feb 28 at 19:16

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You must maintain a privilege's rep requirements to maintain that privilege.

Badges work a little differently. You always get to keep a badge, once earned. However, if you lose the requirements for that badge, your next badge earned in that badge category is a "makeup" one.

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Except for tag badges, which are revoked if you fail to maintain your tag score. –  Grace Note Jan 25 '11 at 17:10
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@Grace What?!?! That means I could lose my subjective tag badge as questions are migrated or deleted! OH NOES! The horror! –  Adam Davis Jan 25 '11 at 17:11
    
How come one loose req for a badge ? Recently (before 48 hours) my answer got 10th vote up ( actually 12+ & 2- ) but still I didnt receive my "Nice Badge". –  Lucifer Jun 2 '13 at 5:00
    
@AdamDavis think about tag cleanups :D –  Łukasz 웃 L ツ Feb 28 at 16:18
    
@Łukasz웃Lツ Well the bigger problem, of course, is the upcoming meta split. It's possible I'll lose my stackoverflow silver badge! –  Adam Davis Feb 28 at 16:23
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