Is this a bug in Stack Overflow? Why am I seeing this ad when my reputation is over 1000?

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  • Alex why did you approve a wrong edit? Commented Mar 30, 2016 at 6:10

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Ads are only reduced once you hit 200 reputation. They are not eliminated completely. The privileges page specifically defines which ads are removed:

After you achieve this privilege, the two "leaderboard" style ads will be automatically suppressed from question pages when you are logged in.

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The areas in red are the leaderboard ads. The areas in gray are the sidebar ads, which will remain visible.

Your screenshot is showing a sidebar ad next to the question list (one of the gray ones in the above sample). These ads are not suppressed by your rep.

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