Linked Questions

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10 reputation requirement to answer a question, but I have 101 [duplicate]

I frequently browse popular stack questions that appear on the right side of any site. Every now and then I find myself capable and willing to voice opinion/answer a question. This is why I pushed my ...
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1answer
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Why doesn't the “protected by” flag consider stats from other Stack Exchange sites? [duplicate]

I'm a member of Stack Overflow, Web Applications Stack Exchange and Meta Stack Overflow. However, I thusfar only contributed to Stack Overflow, where I have a reputation of 166 (based on a total ...
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1answer
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Why can't I answer a protected question? [duplicate]

I wanted to answer a question on a SE site, it says This question is protected to prevent "thanks!", "me too!", or spam answers by new users. To answer it, you must have earned at least 10 ...
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1answer
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Is “(the association bonus does not count)” considered official Stack Exchange policy? [duplicate]

ORIGINAL QUESTION (before the "possible duplicate" tag was added): Could someone please look at the last few comments under the main question at Why won't President Obama apologize for the atomic ...
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Answering a protected question on a different site [duplicate]

I'm mainly a Stack Overflower, but sometimes stray to darker sides of Stack Exchange. I get the customary 100 rep bump since I'm a 'trusted member'. However, on a recent site I visited (English ...
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Improve “Protected Question” message with regard to rep gained through Association Bonus

I recently started an account on Android Enthusiasts, and went to add an answer to a question which was protected. I have enough rep on other sites that I have the "Association Bonus", so I was ...
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4answers
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Is there a sandbox to post test questions?

I have noticed a behaviour that may or may not be a Markdown bug. It is a discrepancy between the preview and the rendered result, which is why I would need to post a question to check it out. Is ...
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3answers
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Update privilege page so it doesn't claim I can answer protected questions while I can't

The privilege page tells me I can answer protected questions, but I still can't answer protected questions on The Workplace. I know it is because of the association bonus (also here); I have more than ...
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The association bonus does not persist as advertised and “Altruistic” users are penalized

The association bonus FAQ says: This bonus gives users who have shown some basic understanding of how the Stack Exchange system works a boost past the initial site restrictions on sites where they ...
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2answers
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Unable to answer protected question despite having enough reputation [duplicate]

I was reading What are the “spam” and “rude or abusive” (offensive) flags, and how do they work? last night. When I got to the bottom, where the answer button usually is, I saw the following message ...
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At smaller graduated sites, delay granting association bonus until at least after 2-3 days visited

(matters of association bonus are probably not important for large sites) Immediately granting association bonus carries certain risk of destructive impact (comments and votes) from users totally ...
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1answer
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Why can't I answer any protected questions on Stack Overflow even though I have 533 reputation?

You need 10 reputation to answer protected questions. I know that they ignore the Association Bonus, but I'm still 433 reputation over the requirement. I don't see an answer box on any protected ...
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2answers
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I have enough rep to answer, but can't? [duplicate]

It says I need 10 rep to answer this question because of a spam lock, but I have 37 and cannot add my answer. High Sierra - The path /System/Installation/Packages/OSInstall.mpkg appears to be missing ...
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1answer
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Why do downvotes cost reputation for the voter on Meta? [duplicate]

On main sites downvotes are usually used to show that answer is incorrect. On meta sites downvotes are used to express agreement or disagreement. On main sites downvotes cost reputation so that ...
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1answer
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On Meta Stack Overflow, the association bonus should count towards the rep requirement for protected questions

The association bonus is ignored by design for the 10 reputation requirement to answer a protected question. Since Meta Stack Overflow is the only meta with separate reputation (correct me if I'm ...

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