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Make reputation message when answering protected questions less ambiguous [duplicate]

A lot of users find the 'reputation required' message on protected questions hard to understand, specifically when they've gained the network association bonus and they think they have earned enough ...
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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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Incorrect wording in protected question status [duplicate]

Similar (but different, please read on) questions have been asked dozens of times, so I'll try to be concise about this one. The wording on protected questions "posting an answer now requires 10 ...
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Clarify reputation requirement for protected question [duplicate]

This is what I see for a protected question: I had 101 reputation (association bonus), so it surprised me I couldn't answer the question. Then I found Why is the Association Bonus ignored when ...
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New Post Notices rollout on Stack Overflow

New Post Notices have been launched network-wide. Please post all new feedback, bugs and feature requests to the new announcement post. As has been previously announced, we have been working for some ...
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8answers
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The association bonus should not enable users to vote on every site

The number of upvotes for a question is a flawed measure of question quality, one particular issue is that the amount of exposure a question gets matters a lot. Questions that were linked in the hot ...
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4answers
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Should I vote to close a duplicate question, even though it's much newer, and has more up to date answers?

I have seen this many times, a question is being asked because a previous, duplicate question was asked and answered a few years ago and has no longer relevant answers. The recommendation is to edit ...
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1answer
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What is a “protected” or “highly active” question?

Questions can be protected (i.e. marked "highly active"). What does it mean for a question to be protected? Why are some questions protected? Who can protect and unprotect questions? Who can answer a ...
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Auto-protect questions that get more than N answers from new users in a 24-hour period

Expanding the criteria for auto-protection has been discussed in the past: Should we automatically protect all questions with more than N answers? But I think that discussion addresses the wrong ...
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Why is the Association Bonus ignored when trying to answer a protected question?

I registered on math.se only to post an answer to this question. However, since it's a protected question, I am not allowed to answer it. (I found this info from here). Worth to mention, I can ...
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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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Protected question notice is confusing and incorrect, especially to users with the association bonus

The new notice for protected questions looks like this: Earn 10 reputation in order to answer this question. The reputation requirement helps protect this question from spam and non-answer activity. ...
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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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Can't add useful information to existing question without getting more reputation

There's a question on superuser that is protected and requires 10 reputation to add an answer to. It also requires 50 reputation to add a comment. I only have 1 reputation, but I have very useful ...
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1answer
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Does reputation propagate between main sites?

I'm a new user (long time lurker). I've noticed when I join a new main site to my account, I get a separate set of badges for that main site. Does rep behave the same way or is it propagated between ...

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