On some sites in Stack Exchange, for example Stack Overflow, when user with 10 or less reputation points try to submit a post containing embedded images (i.e. ![][...] markup or direct <img> tag) he will be greeted with such error:

Fair enough, it was already suggested to improve this behavior but I ask for something else.

The current remove new user restrictions help center page says:

New users cannot:

  • post more than two hyperlinks at a time, either in a post or their user profile
  • contribute answers to protected questions
  • ask or answer questions too rapidly

Images are not mentioned at all.

Can you please add another item saying new users cannot post images as well, in the relevant sites?

  • IIRC privilege pages can be edited by users with more than 2k rep on meta.so on the privileges page. You have the necessary rep, I don't. Do it. Dec 1, 2013 at 11:53
  • @JohannesKuhn not anymore, it was possible before the help center was introduced and now only moderators can edit those pages. Also, here on Meta user with 1 rep can post images so it will be wrong. Dec 1, 2013 at 11:55
  • Argh. This should be reintroduced. (Or did someone do stupid things with that?) Dec 1, 2013 at 11:56
  • @JohannesKuhn feel free to start such feature request, but I highly doubt the team will do that - maybe you'll get some official answer as to "why" though. :) Dec 1, 2013 at 11:57
  • As far as I remember that restriction was removed for most sites, so this text would have to be adjusted on a per-site level Dec 1, 2013 at 12:02
  • @ShaWizDowArd Done Dec 1, 2013 at 12:05
  • @Mad true, updated the question to reflect this. Dec 1, 2013 at 12:06

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As you've noted, this restriction only applies on certain sites, where the relevant site setting is enabled. However, we can't customize the privilege help pages on a per-site basis, as far as I know; the privilege descriptions themselves are identical network-wide. As such, we can't do this. However, users are informed about these restrictions elsewhere in the interface, so that shouldn't be a problem.

  • Perhaps we could put an asterix somewhere and say that other per-site limitations may apply?
    – Luuklag
    Aug 18, 2022 at 8:14

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