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I know there have been many requests that, once you earn a privilege, you should keep that privilege forever, even if you drop below the reputation threshold that granted you that privilege — especially if you lose the reputation by issuing a bounty. I support this request — it seems like a minor code change to treat privileges like badges, with a bitmap where bits get set when you reach a threshold and never get unset — but I know that that request has been consistently declined, so I’m not making it again.
But I do want to identify an edge case that has not been cited before, to the best of my recollection. This is not a hypothetical scenario; it happened yesterday.
- Super User question Since upgrade from Linux 4.6 to (4.7, 4.8), %CPU is always 0; the frequency is unknown has been idle for 10 months. (The OP, Skywalker13, did edit it 9 months ago. Also, the OP posted an update as an “answer” the same day he asked the question, and deleted it less than two hours later.)
- Yesterday, User ToYonos set a bounty of 100 points on the question (saying “A detailed canonical answer is required …”, although the question doesn’t really have any answer except “don’t use a current version of Linux; find a version that’s old enough that it doesn’t have the problem, and use that.”)
- ToYonos is a 4½-year veteran of Stack Overflow, with over 7K rep there, but is relatively new to Super User and has not earned any rep there (except for the association bonus).
- Do the math. ToYonos had 101 rep on Super User, so he had “comment everywhere” privilege. But he spent 100 rep on the bonus, leaving him with only 1 — so he lost the commenting privilege. …
- … so he can’t comment on the question where he set the bounty. If he had thought to do so, he could have commented on it before he created the bounty; now he can’t.
To add insult to injury,
@ToYonos: Since you are not the original poster, could you please give some details about your problem. and why doesn’t the solution in the post fit your case.
This is especially ironic since, as I said, there isn’t a constructive answer.
- ToYonos posted an answer (now 10K-only):
Sorry I don’t have enough rep here so I will post an answer.
The OP seems to have "fix" his issue downgrading to Linux 4.4.33. I don’t want this, I’d rather have an explanation and/or a proper solution.
My issue is quite the same,
topgiving zeros in
cpupower frequency-infogiving the same result.
Another highly active SU user zapped a couple of comments:
This should have been submitted as a comment. While you are unable to submit comments until you have 50 reputation. Commentary submitted as an answer will be deleted by the community. Answers and questions which are not well received (comments submitted as an answer are not well received) count against your ability, to submit new questions and answers in the future even if they are deleted
Since you have an issue, its not possible for us to help you, so your question will remain unanswered unless you ask your own question. I caution you from asking your question as-is because it lacks enough detail to actually answer it.
… and ToYonos deleted the answer about half an hour later.
This is adding insult to injury.
- As I said, ToYonos had over 100 rep, and he had “comment everywhere” privilege, before he set the bounty.
- “Since you have an issue, its not possible for us to help you, …” Huh? Why not? ToYonos isn’t asking people to answer his answer; he’s asking them to answer Skywalker13’s question.
- “I caution you from asking your question as-is because it lacks enough detail to actually answer it.” Yeah, sure, if you look at ToYonos’s “answer” as if it were a question, then it’s not answerable. But ToYonos is asking people to answer Skywalker13’s question, which is over 150 lines (over 1000 words) long (although about 70% of that is output from commands). It seems to be detailed enough.
- ToYonos has earned the privilege to post comments. He has earned that and more on Stack Overflow, and he subsequently earned it by association on Super User when he joined.
- Arguably, ToYonos has invested more in this question than anybody else. (OK, Skywalker13 (the OP) may have invested more time and energy, but ToYonos has invested 100 points of rep.)
You can always comment on your own posts. Setting a bounty on a question should give you enough of a stake in that question to allow you to comment on that question, as if you had asked it.
Similar-looking but not related: Comments on bounty once it has been started.