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I did not receive additional privileges per "Join Meta today and earn extra privileges like posting, commenting and voting." This message shows up if you (for example) try to comment without an account.

I believe this may be because I used my previously existing SO login, so FYI you appear to be unintentionally penalizing new Meta users for having a previous SO login.

.. Moderator so to accomplish ".. earn extra privileges like posting, commenting and voting." as promised - I believe you should kindly credit this StackId account at least 5 reputation please.

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    Where did you see this promise exactly? I've never seen any special privs offered to join Meta.SE – Machavity Oct 2 '19 at 14:56
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    Yes you did... by having an account here, you're able to post, and you'll be able to vote and comment when you reach the required level of reputation - hence earn extra privileges. – ArtOfCode Oct 2 '19 at 14:59
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    I can see how that statement might be ambiguous. Read it as "Join Meta today and gain the opportunity to earn extra privileges like posting, commenting and voting." – user102937 Oct 2 '19 at 15:35
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    This "earn" isn't meant to be a promise but an instruction. – GeroldBroser reinstates Monica Oct 2 '19 at 18:49
  • Ah, so OP didn't misread, you do get reputation as promised, but you have to ask for it first! – whn Oct 2 '19 at 19:37
  • @opa I think the OP did misread. But it's not his fault. There are a few hidden if's in this sentence (which you only know if you have some experience with SE sites): If you join ... and if you contribute (Qs & As) ... and if your contributions are valued (upvoted) by others then you earn ... So, literally "ask for" isn't the proper wording. – GeroldBroser reinstates Monica Oct 5 '19 at 10:07
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    @GeroldBroser I was making a joke... they got the reputation they wanted via asking this question and people up-voting it. – whn Oct 5 '19 at 20:01
  • @opa I see. Yes, I didn't get this right. But..."they"? He's just one. (Or is this a [humorous?] reference to ongoing discussions about recent decisions? Or even anticipatory obedience? :) – GeroldBroser reinstates Monica Oct 5 '19 at 21:58

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