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“You have gained power. Here’s how to use it.” kind of message.

I just realized today on SO that I had a new capability to see the up/down votes on an item by clicking the vote total. I guess I haven't been keeping up enough on the blog to realize this feature got added at some point.

My suggestion is to show a notification whenever to the user whenever they enter into a reputation level that unlocks new tools that includes a link to a FAQ or other documentation explaining the new capability.

Also, I'd suggest a similar notification whenever a new capability is added for all users with enough rep to use it.

For example, you could use the same notification style as when you earn a badge.

  • I remember someone mentioned a feature request like this months ago...now where was it...
    – Troggy
    Dec 14, 2009 at 6:14
  • Here we go: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/15661/…
    – Troggy
    Dec 14, 2009 at 6:16
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    It was a good idea before and it is still a good idea now.
    – Ether
    Dec 14, 2009 at 6:50
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    @Ether: I agree, it is a great idea.
    – Troggy
    Dec 14, 2009 at 7:02
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    Possible Duplicate, yet no update on the status. It really should be implemented.
    – alex
    Dec 14, 2009 at 7:41

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For gaining a rep-level - I'm pretty sure there always was such a message, certainly at some key points (maybe 3k? 10k?); it has been "some time", however...

I don't think this message applies to new site features; the blog, "meta", and self-discovery are the current route for that, AFAIK.

  • The last threshold I remember crossing was here on Meta at 3K -- no message ... It's a great idea, though.
    – John Rudy
    Dec 14, 2009 at 6:57
  • There's no messages, from what I can remember.
    – alex
    Dec 14, 2009 at 7:49

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