I know that as a new user(or one with only the association bonus like me), one cannot post answers to protected questions, like this one: enter image description here However, I noticed something very strange. When I click on the link that leads me to the "Remove New User Restrictions" page, on the side, it shows that I have earned the privilege on this site, which I have clearly not, being at 101 rep with the association bonus: enter image description here Question: is this a bug that needs to be fixed?

  • Feature Request asking for this to be fixed back in 2015: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/256721/…
    – Catija StaffMod
    Apr 25, 2018 at 2:19
  • @Catija Do you know why this wasn't fixed?
    – Xcoder
    Apr 25, 2018 at 2:20
  • Low priority? My guess is that fixing it in a useful way would be somewhat difficult and few people look at the privileges page, so the "harm" it does is limited. I think there's a more recent post about it somewhere but I can't find it at the moment. ... Found it :D
    – Catija StaffMod
    Apr 25, 2018 at 2:23
  • @Catija Thanks for the clarification! I still want to know when they'll fix it :)
    – Xcoder
    Apr 25, 2018 at 2:34
  • I don't think the problem is on the privilege because you are indeed able to post more links with the association bonus compared to <10 rep users. The problem is with the rep requirement for protected question that it needs to be explicitly stated "the association bonus does not count" on the notice banner :( Apr 25, 2018 at 2:44


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