If I see a typo on a privilege description page (or anywhere else), am I expected to inform moderators somehow? Or have I an opportunity to suggest these edits?


Have I an opportunity to suggest these edits?

As far as I know we can not suggest edits on privileges page. You can inform it here (Meta Stack Overflow.).

(or anywhere else)

But if you are talking about question or answer you can edit it or suggest edit for it.

@Popular Demand answered: You can edit privileges on MSO privileges pages.


As per this post by waffles

Temporarily we are allowing all users on meta with more than 2000 reputation to edit the wikis (of privileges), we will then use these wikis as the global default wikis for all sites.

Note: Since the post is too old and they used Temporarily, the reputation limit may be changed.

  • @PopularDemand I think a user need specific privilege to edit (or suggest edit) privilege pages. – Himanshu Jansari Oct 30 '12 at 11:06
  • Then you should have said that. – Pops Oct 30 '12 at 11:07
  • @PopularDemand: In this instance it looks like a comment would have been infinitely more constructive at the time. – Lightness Races in Orbit Oct 30 '12 at 11:07
  • @PopularDemand Ahh. When you linked privilege page I did not see edit wiki link. But now I can see that. – Himanshu Jansari Oct 30 '12 at 11:09
  • @LightnessRacesinOrbit I don't follow... what comment, at what time? – Pops Oct 30 '12 at 11:09
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    ...you haven't bothered to read my answer, have you? – Pops Oct 30 '12 at 11:12
  • @PopularDemand: A comment explaining what's wrong with this answer, at the time that you downvoted it. Basic SO etiquette. – Lightness Races in Orbit Oct 30 '12 at 11:13
  • @PopularDemand got it. – Himanshu Jansari Oct 30 '12 at 11:13
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    @LightnessRacesinOrbit I was busy writing my own answer. Once I finished with that, I went back to leave the comment. Also, I think explaining downvotes is the exception, not the rule. Certainly not "basic SO etiquette." – Pops Oct 30 '12 at 11:13
  • @PopularDemand: Sorry to hear you feel that way. I'd have expected more from someone with 30k+ on meta?! – Lightness Races in Orbit Oct 30 '12 at 11:29
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    @LightnessRacesinOrbit to explain a bit more, in this case, I thought the presence of my answer would obviate the need for a comment, since it would show that the existing answer was wrong, and what better reason is there to downvote? If I had commented first, then someone would have replied with "well, why don't you also say what the correct answer is?" – Pops Oct 30 '12 at 11:39
  • @PopularDemand: It wasn't clear that the downvote was from you and that it was for the reasons laid out in your answer. And thus it wasn't clear that it was a "legitimate", thought-out downvote. Thus the author of this answer had no idea what was going on until you came back and commented! Personally I'd have immediately written "-1: Sorry but this is not correct -- see my answer" but YMMV I guess. – Lightness Races in Orbit Oct 30 '12 at 11:43
  • @LightnessRacesinOrbit alright, fair enough, I still disagree with you but I do see where you're coming from. I think you've been around long enough to have seen it, but for anyone who stumbles across this later, explaining downvotes is discussed extensively at Encouraging people to explain down-votes (and the eight dozen questions that link to it). – Pops Oct 30 '12 at 11:47
  • @PopularDemand: Indeed. For what it's worth, I don't always explain a downvote, and I respect the right to "anonymous" voting. It's just sometimes that is completely pointless and I believe this was one of those scenarios. – Lightness Races in Orbit Oct 30 '12 at 11:54
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    @hims056 that's a good find. I vaguely feel like they changed the rep limit after that answer was posted, though. You should really have left that comment under my answer, though. It's not a reply to anything in this thread, so people reading here will be confused and people reading the one under my answer won't see it. – Pops Oct 30 '12 at 12:12

The privilege pages are wikis. The "master" copies are located here, at MSO, where they're editable. Changes made to the MSO versions are pushed to the other sites intermittently.

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    I thought this was already documented somewhere, but I can't find it at the moment. – Pops Oct 30 '12 at 11:01
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    And it need two approvers like ordinary tag wikis, or a moderator/dev? – Shadow Wizard is Vaccinating Oct 30 '12 at 11:23
  • @ShaWizDowArd Good question. I think so, but decided not to address it in the answer because I couldn't find documentation. I can't even test it, since I have over 20k MSO rep. – Pops Oct 30 '12 at 11:27
  • Well you can do some minor change and see if it's getting through.. if privilege page requires "super approval" it won't. :) – Shadow Wizard is Vaccinating Oct 30 '12 at 11:45
  • See this post about edit privileges wikis. – Himanshu Jansari Oct 30 '12 at 12:18

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