I just noticed on the main site that I lost review privileges, and after a bit of confusion, noticed that it was because the rep required was brought up to 500, which I lack.

However, I noticed the description of the privileges description for 125 rep still mentions gaining access to the review queue, which is now inaccurate. This should probably be fixed.

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  • Not sure if this should be considered a separate issue, but I still have access to the review page, just not access to any individual queue. Just a page of grayed out links – StephenTG Jul 26 '13 at 15:10
  • You don't even need to be logged in to access /review - that's by-design. – Shog9 Jul 26 '13 at 15:13
  • Yeah, I just checked that on this site. However, it might be best not to show the link before I can use it. – StephenTG Jul 26 '13 at 15:15
  • Yeah, good point. – Shog9 Jul 26 '13 at 15:18
  • On a related note, why was the rep minimum brought up? Just wondering. – Gaelan Jul 26 '13 at 23:10
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    @Gaelan Because we needed something to give to people when they reach 500 rep (or at least, someone thought we needed something for this). It was semi-arbitrarily decided that the review queue would be a good gift. More information here. – Cody Gray Jul 27 '13 at 4:13
  • @Cody Thanks for the explanation! – Gaelan Jul 27 '13 at 6:14
  • @CodyGray I must say I agree with this change. I was reviewing with 200+ and I was going to write to propose an increase on the minimum. Users must be prepared enough to review Q&A in my opinion. Thumbs up for the decision. – ᗩИᎠЯƎᗩ Jul 30 '13 at 9:36

I've edited the privilege page for 125 reputation to remove the mention of Review; it will take a little while to propagate to all sites, but the change should be live everywhere soon.

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  • How long is it likely to take to propagate? – StephenTG Jul 29 '13 at 13:37
  • And I see that it's now live on SO – StephenTG Jul 30 '13 at 14:07

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