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Need new 30k+ abilities [duplicate]

While this post has elements of jest in it, I'm entirely serious, and I think this situation deserves to be addressed: https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/101431/should-stack-overflow-moderators-...
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51answers
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Help us identify micro-privileges for top users

Are you familiar with tapas? These are little appetizers invented in Spain that people enjoy while talking and drinking in the cool of the evening. What makes them so great is that you get a ...
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Propose a new 20k reputation privilege [closed]

Right now, the maximum privilege "unlock" is at 10k reputation: https://meta.stackoverflow.com/privileges We're considering adding a new 20k reputation privilege, but having a hard time figuring out ...
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A proposed philosophy of question migration

We spend a fair amount of time talking about question migrations between sites. These conversations happen internally, publicly and semi-publicly in the network-wide moderator chat room. In the ...
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21answers
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Empowering tag-badge holders part II - let's look at silver?

Not long ago, we gave folks that have a gold tag badge the ability to instantly mark a question as a duplicate of another. This has worked out exceptionally well in practice. While there have been ...
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12answers
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The problem with extrinsic motivation

TL;DR: Stack Exchange favors standard, fast, and complete answers at the expense of novel, creative, and excellent answers. This bias results directly from reputation ratings, badges and other ...
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5answers
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Increase close vote weight for gold tag badge holders

In order to increase the efficiency with which poor quality questions are closed, it could make sense to have weighted close votes for a small subset of qualified users. A very good way to measure ...
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10answers
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Change rep required to downvote on MSE

To make your opinion known on MSE you need both up and downvotes. Given at the moment you need 125 rep to downvote on this site, the voting patterns will be skewed positive because not everyone is ...
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7answers
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We will no longer be hosting Blog Overflow

We are discontinuing Blog Overflow as a service on this network. Not only does this mean that no new blogs will be created, but it will also mean that all extant blogs are becoming functionally shut ...
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12answers
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Make comment flags less stupid

Update: declining this in favor of Drop "not constructive", combine "noisy", reword "rude" and "other" comment flags I'm sick of comment flags, and I'm pretty ...
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2answers
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Winter Bash 2014 Secret Hats

So far, I've unlocked one of the secret hats. I'm wondering what other secret hats are out there and how to earn them?
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4answers
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Can we allow 7.5K users to suggest tag synonyms without a score of 5 in the tag?

Feature Request: Could 7.5K users have the privilege of proposing synonyms without the 5 upvotes per tag requirement? (in other words unrestricted synonym suggestion) Background: I would like to be ...
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3answers
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Provide a tool for moderators to migrate comments to chat

One issue we have on Programmers.SE is that people like to have extended discussions in comments on answers and questions. Try as we might to delete long comment chains and educate them about chat (...
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Can we have a guaranteed pipeline for responses from Stack Exchange?

I think we should have some mechanism that automatically flags certain meta posts (both child metas and here) for Stack Exchange staff attention when they get beyond a certain point. The thresholds ...
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7answers
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Hide trivial comments

Update: this particular implementation has been abandoned for now, please help us measure the cost of displaying comments instead. If you look around the internet, you'll find that: 99.9 percent ...
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3answers
909 views

Why can't I suggest edits on SE meta sites?

When you click "edit" on a meta site as a non-edit-privileged user, the error message appears: Suggested edits are not allowed on non-tag-wiki posts on meta sites. Right as I was going to post ...
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5answers
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Help us find duplicates efficiently

I have recently started using a new device and I am discovering Just how immensely helpful the various browser caches are on my earlier device for locating duplicates just how erm, poor the Closing->...
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Opt in “mentor” privilege at 7.5k

I am suggesting a Mentor privilege at 7.5k. It would be on a per-user per-site opt in basis. At some reputation level (perhaps 7.5k) there could be an opt in "mentor" privilege. If someone opts in ...
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5answers
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Prevent protecting questions under certain circumstances

I've found a trend that I'd like to discuss. There are users that have reached 15K+ reputation that are participating in a question and then protecting it so that low reputation users can't answer. ...
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2answers
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Breaking the HNQ feedback loop on bad questions

The Hot Network Questions sidebar is a bit of a contentious issue, because it tends to promote questions that are often perceived as 'cheap', of relatively low quality, or on the fringes of topicality ...
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2answers
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At what reputation does a user gain 100% maximum privileges?

While users unlock all possible privileges at 20,000 reputation, their privileges are still "enhanced" as their reputation increases. For instance, An additional delete vote is granted per 1000 ...
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4answers
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Let's give very-trusted users a Closehammer to go with their Dupehammer

I'm calling it a Closehammer rather than an Onholdhammer because... well, just look at how odd Onholdhammer looks. I'm proposing that trusted users be given the ability to instantly place a question ...
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2answers
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How has “move comments to chat” affected users' behavior?

For a while now, moderators have had the ability to move long comment threads to new chat rooms. "Out of the box", this is only possible when an automatic flag is raised after a certain number of ...
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4answers
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Allow 20k users to see deleted posts from other users profiles (particularly for post banned users)

Background Anyone who has spent any time on meta will have experienced a user who has been question or answer banned and is looking for help. Often letting them know how to improve is what they need ...
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Give extra close votes, only accessible via /review

With question and answer up and down votes, one has so many they may cast per vote period. From What are the limits on how I can cast, change, and retract votes? : Thirty post votes per day per ...
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1answer
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This lock notice is partly misleading

This question is locked with the following notice: This question and answer are a collaborative effort: if you see something that can be improved, edit it! Except that while the answer can be ...
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1answer
453 views

Fix the misleading description of the “Hide Communities” feature

The new profile also introduced a feature that allows users to hide the connection between your accounts on different SE sites. The description of the feature is the following: Choose which ...
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1answer
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Help reduce rubbernecking

Often users are forced into excessively looking back at posts to check if anything has changed. Many times, we as users will have multiple tabs open in a browser. While some of the tabs may be older ...
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1answer
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Swing the gold hammer even more

Since May 2014 users having the gold badge for a specific tag have been able to close questions as duplicates with a single close vote - the dupehammer. Back then, when asked if that feature would be ...
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3answers
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Create “flagged comments” review queue

Unfriendly comments, although often understandable, are still a major blight on Stack Overflow, making the community look super rude and unfriendly. I don't know what the numbers are like (perhaps the ...

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