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From What sites have advertisements enabled? we know that besides SO, SU and SF, a dozen of sites accept advertising. On a few of those ads are already up and running.

Thankfully, SO/SU/SF have a "reduced ads" privilege at 200 reputation:

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But the newer ad-carrying sites do not (screenshot from Drupal)

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Does the "reduced ads" privilege exist on those sites? If no, why? If yes, why isn't it documented?

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    Drupal should have a reduced spam privilege instead. [not my joke] – bjb568 Jan 4 '15 at 23:22
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The privilege exists everywhere. But on most sites, it's hidden and notifications for earning it are suppressed. Doesn't make much sense to tell folks about a privilege that doesn't actually do anything.

Just because we're willing to sell ads on a site doesn't mean you'll ever see them... And note that the privilege suppresses the full-width ads on question pages, not the sidebar ads.

That said, if we forget to enable this on a site that is hosting (and therefore suppressing) such ads, don't hesitate to post a bug report.

  • Does the lack of privilege in the Help Center list itself constitute a bug? I saw banner ads on four sites, none of which have "reduced ads" in their privilege list. – user259867 Jan 4 '15 at 23:38
  • Yup - report it. – Shog9 Jan 5 '15 at 0:01

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