Earlier there was a review link (a link to https://stackoverflow.com/review/) in the top menu but now there's not. What happened to it?

Here's how the top menu looks for me:

No review link

Since I can see the review link on sites where I have more reputation I guess the amount of reputation required to have it shown has been increased. Am I right?

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    Looks like it is currently visible to users having >1k or >2k reputation points. I can see the link on SO but it is hidden on MSO. Nov 1, 2011 at 9:36
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    Could be related to: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/75953/… - see waffle's last comment - "Established user" is 1k rep.
    – Mat
    Nov 1, 2011 at 9:39
  • @Mat I noticed this the last week or something so that may be it.
    – N.N.
    Nov 1, 2011 at 9:50
  • Looks like the trigger is 1k. M.SO I have 1.4k and can see it. SU I have 3.4k and can see it. SF I have 930 and can't see it.
    – tombull89
    Nov 1, 2011 at 10:12
  • It's probably worth mentioning that the review section is still accessible if you type out the URL or bookmark it.
    – a cat
    Nov 1, 2011 at 10:16
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    I just downed the requirement to 100 rep ... and added the awesome progress meter ... we need to update the answer here...
    – waffles
    Nov 11, 2011 at 0:12
  • I used to see the link (when I had around 300 rep ... or maybe even less!) and I did do a few reviews. Although I can manually go to SO.com/review (the link is no longer there) I notice 500 rep is now required for the most basic review tasks. I suspect this may be because I failed a few of the 'tests' :-( Aug 19, 2013 at 8:43

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You need to have 1000 rep (be an "Established user") to see "review" link. See comments to these posts:

  • Have you got a link to any source confirming this? Is there anything else that triggers the appearance of the review link, e.g. getting the Deputy badge at <1000 reputation?
    – N.N.
    Nov 2, 2011 at 20:12
  • I asked similar question and got comment about it. meta.stackexchange.com/q/110880/165129 Nov 2, 2011 at 20:13
  • Could you please include the relevant information by editing your answer?
    – N.N.
    Nov 2, 2011 at 20:15
  • confirmed ... I bumped up the review requirement, in general we want established users reviewing
    – waffles
    Nov 2, 2011 at 23:24
  • @waffles This requirement makes sense in most cases but not in all, therefore I've put forth a suggestion meta.stackexchange.com/questions/110935/…
    – N.N.
    Nov 3, 2011 at 9:55
  • @AndreiPetrenko Do you mind updating your answer according to Waffles comment to my question and his updated answer I linked in the former comment?
    – N.N.
    Nov 11, 2011 at 7:25
  • i used to have the Review Capabilities on several Stack Exchange sites and now I don't have the link anymore, is this like a sliding scale for the "Established User" Status?
    – Malachi
    Jul 29, 2013 at 21:58

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