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I was browsing SO for about ten minutes, when I suddenly got that banner at the top of the page that said I earned the "vote down" privilege. Thing is, I had something like 1,490 reputation at the time. I kind of took it for granted that I could vote down.

Am I just not voting down enough? Is SO trying to tell me something?

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Possibly the same issue as this: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/78803/… – Jon Seigel Feb 10 '11 at 18:04
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I can explain this ... sorry about it.

I refactored the privilege system this week and noticed that users were not getting notified for a couple of privs. I reset it across the network which caused a few people who never got the notification (non veteran users) to get the notifications.

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