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Today I got to 15000 reputation on Super User. I received the notification that I could now protect questions (eligible for protection as per the FAQ).

Interestingly enough, it didn't work. I just couldn't find the link. So I brought it up on Meta.SU.

It turns out: At exactly 15000 reputation, you can't protect a question. If you are at 15001, it works though. Probably the internal check uses a reputation > 15000 check instead of reputation ≥ 15000. Should be easy to fix.

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  • … could also be that this is an issue for all other privileges?
    – slhck
    Commented Sep 21, 2011 at 22:43
  • possibly ... Ill have a quick look
    – waffles
    Commented Sep 22, 2011 at 2:46
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    yeah .. I changed in 12 other spots as well
    – waffles
    Commented Sep 22, 2011 at 2:52

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crisis averted

Crisis has been averted :) my bug.

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    You just wanted to show off that awful color scheme. Commented Sep 22, 2011 at 2:46
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    So is this how you guys communicate at SE corporate? By tossing meta comments over the cubicle walls? :P
    – user102937
    Commented Sep 22, 2011 at 2:54
  • @RobertHarvey yeah ... either that or the twitters :)
    – waffles
    Commented Sep 22, 2011 at 2:56
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    "MinAgeBeforeAllowingProtectInDays". So I'm guessing you guys don't need to comment your variables Commented Sep 22, 2011 at 2:56
  • @Jarrod's right, Obsidian is a much nicer theme.
    – Tim Stone
    Commented Sep 22, 2011 at 2:57
  • @TimStone I dunno I have a soft spot for Vibrent Ink alternateidea.com/blog/articles/2006/1/3/… must be my old Ruby days
    – waffles
    Commented Sep 22, 2011 at 3:00
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    Also, that code made me realize it's possible to protect answers (if you're a mod) Commented Sep 22, 2011 at 3:01
  • @MichaelMrozek I noticed that too, but the option doesn't show up in the mod menu... how did you pull that off?
    – nhinkle
    Commented Sep 22, 2011 at 5:18
  • well protecting answers is clearly a bug :) fixing @nhinkle
    – waffles
    Commented Sep 22, 2011 at 5:33
  • @waffles, I'm guessing from that link that the theme you use isn't for VS - do you use a similar one in VS (if you use VS that is!) that's on t'internet anywhere, it's very soothing on the eyes! =) On another note, wrapping !post.IsProtected && post.IsQuestion as a property bool IsProtectable - overkill? I'm curious what fix you went for... duplicating the post.IsQuestion check, mass refactor, or something else entirely? (Only because I'm always interested in seeing how other people tweak their code)
    – Rob
    Commented Sep 22, 2011 at 11:54
  • @Rob already restructured that code to fix the bug Michael raised, I use a self modified version of studiostyl.es/schemes/vibrant-ink in vs 2010
    – waffles
    Commented Sep 22, 2011 at 12:07
  • @waffles - theme downloading as I type - thankee :)
    – Rob
    Commented Sep 22, 2011 at 12:08

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