The Flag Posts help page says the privilege is awarded at 15 rep, which is true. However, there is no indication on that page that the ability to "flag to close" actually requires 50 rep. (See the answer to this question for the reason why.) This is confusing for users with more than 15 but less than 50 rep, and I think the help page should be edited to reflect the current UX.

According to this comment, only SE staff can update Help Center pages. How can I get this update request to their attention?

  • I changed your post to a feature request. This is exactly how you get their attention. Jan 24, 2014 at 12:37
  • @psubsee2003 Indeed, it seems I didn't read the description of the feature-request tag closely enough: This tag is for proposals of new features on the site, or requests for a change to an existing feature. Then again, I also wasn't exactly sure whether the text of the help page is considered a "feature". I think perhaps having the help-center tag may also get the attention of the responsible parties? Would you like to create an answer?
    – Cerran
    Jan 24, 2014 at 13:05

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Posting here on meta is the way to get our attention (and using the tag is fine; I guess copy isn't technically a feature, but we don't need to get that picky).

I've updated both the flagging and commenting privileges pages to note that certain types of flags require the ability to post comments.

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