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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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9 votes
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Bug: Can't answer protected question if received Association Bonus, earned 10+ rep and have less than 111 rep now [duplicate]

I have association bonus on After that I've started a bounty worst of 50 rep and earned more than 10 rep. Now I have 89 rep (38 of which is earned at superuser which is more than 10) ...
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6 votes
1 answer

Not being able to answer protected questions [duplicate]

I wanted to answer a question on Ask Ubuntu but it is marked as "protected". On a protected question, you can not answer if your reputation is less than 10 or is equal to 101 (associated bonus). It ...
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Unable to answer a protected question [duplicate]

I recently came across a protected question on Android Enthusiasts(Profile) How can I install APK file on Bluestacks app player? and came to know that assosiated bonus reputations are not considered ...
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1 answer

What is the unlisted requirement for posting on protected question (beyond 10 rep)? [duplicate]

I was just granted the Association Bonus for a new StackExchange site, as soon as I signed into it. The purpose was to suggest an answer for a question, and at the bottom of the question, where the ...
Tom Pace's user avatar
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1 vote
0 answers

Bounty uses association bonus or gained rep first? [duplicate]

Read here first: Why can't I post an answer to a question? According to LessPop_MoreFizz, I would need to earn 10 rep on the site in order to answer the protected question. So I got 13 rep and ...
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96 votes
11 answers

Is losing privileges after placing bounty OK?

My rep went over 2,000 today which meant I could edit other people's posts. Great! Then I added a bounty to a previous question, which brought me back down to 1,984...and I can no longer edit other ...
Sampson's user avatar
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166 votes
1 answer

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 ...
36 votes
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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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18 votes
5 answers

Allow people to answer protected questions if they have earned at least some amount of combined SE rep

The purpose of protected questions is, according to the message presented on such a question, "to prevent 'thanks!', 'me too!', or spam answers by new users." The more verbose "Protected questions" ...
Ben Lee's user avatar
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17 votes
2 answers

About "Rep changes" and gaming system using them

Ever seen this post? Read it carefully, if you didn't. Mysticial's explanation is great. To summarize the problem: You register, start with 1 rep. You posted an answer that was up voted 10 times, so ...
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27 votes
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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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13 votes
2 answers

Increase reputation required to add "k" in SE app

status-completed - Reputation is no longer shortened in iOS and Android apps as in my example image Because it is not informative, especially for the users, having not a lot reputation (me on SO - ...
nicael's user avatar
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1859 votes
0 answers

FAQ for Stack Exchange sites

Community FAQ For sites in the Stack Exchange 2.0 network To see a list of commonly used words and phrases, see the glossary. For official guidance from Stack Exchange, visit the Help Center. Asking ...
7 votes
2 answers

Are "me too" answers considered a "noisy" answer detailed in the FAQ?

I read the What is a “protected” question? FAQ. The FAQ gives a few examples of a noisy answer. Example listed in the FAQ are: "Thank you" "This worked for me" "I'm also having this problem". The ...
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