On Meta Stack Overflow a user was able to create several new tags despite the fact that he doesn't have enough reputation for the "create tags" privilege (link). The limit is 1500 reputation on Stack Overflow.

I tried on other sites where I don't have enough rep and wasn't able to create new tags. But this user obviously was able to do that.

  • Perhaps the reputation limit for tag creation is incorrectly set to 300 (as for most graduated sites) on MSO, though it is listed to be at 1500.
    – Wrzlprmft
    Commented Jan 23, 2015 at 14:59

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The rep limit was set to 300 (the default) on MSO.

I've now set it to 1500, to match Stack Overflow.

There were a few other sites that has a similar discrepancy, so I sorted them as well.

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    Is it intentional that the privileges page for metas redirects to the main site? I assumed the privilege to be identical due to that. Commented Jan 23, 2015 at 15:05
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    @MadScientist - yes, it is supposed to be (given that the reputation and therefore privileges are inherited from the parent site). That privileges can differ is an implementation issue.
    – Oded
    Commented Jan 23, 2015 at 15:06
  • Ah, I came across this before... Commented Jan 23, 2015 at 15:08

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