Questions tagged [privileges]

Privileges are abilities you earn with increased reputation to do and see more on the site. Use this tag for questions about privilege levels and privilege notifications.

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If more users could vote, would they engage more? Testing 1 reputation voting on some sites

TL;DR: We are interested in finding 2-3 Stack Exchange sites willing to volunteer to test lowering the reputation required to upvote and downvote to 1 so that we can understand how this change impacts ...
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SE is breaking the reputation privilege system

For the new genAI site, SE is planning to dramatically lower certain privileges to 1 reputation. This includes allowing every user with 1 rep to up- and downvote as well as comment everywhere. Here (...
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Can the privilege requirements increase in a site? Can you lose them in that case? [duplicate]

For example, if you have "edit post" privilege by having 1000 reputation in a given Stack community, could the community become more popular and raise this privilege to 2000 reputation? ...
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What is the point of the "Established User" privilege on meta SE? [duplicate]

You can see the vote counts at only 100 reputation here. As far as I understand, all it lets you do is see vote counts. But here on meta it adds no new abilities, so all it is is a confusing privilege ...
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On sites where the reduced ads privilege page is suppressed, the page still shows in help center search results

Since 2013 the Help Center search includes privilege pages. The search results seem to be network-wide, with site url placeholders. The shared search index is an issue for the reduced ads privilege, ...
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What privilege do you get at 1,000 reputation? [duplicate]

I just got 1K reputation on the Role-playing Games site, and before I did, I paid very close attention to the fact that this would unlock a new privilege. However, I now have the privilege, and the ...
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The Stack Exchange reputation system: What's working? What's not?

Update Thank you everyone for the feedback you have provided. At this time, we will work through the feedback we have received to help us determine where to take our research on reputation next. ...
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Why can't I see who voted to close my question? [duplicate]

Normally users with the close/reopen votes privilege can see who voted to close a question. However, when I check a closed question I posted I can't see who voted to close it. I thought I recalled ...
Stevoisiak's user avatar
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Can a site that previously had its privilege thresholds increased to full levels request for those to be reduced to beta levels?

Just today, it was announced that Stack Exchange will no longer be deploying increased privilege thresholds of "full" sites to sites that today have beta reputation levels (and will instead ...
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Users without full editing privileges are unable to edit their own posts or community wiki posts when the suggested edit queue is full

Someone just complained here that they were unable to make an edit to their own post because the suggested edit queue was full on the site. This action used to work perfectly fine before, as edits to ...
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Minor wording change in "Access review queues" privilege explanation

I recently was awarded the "access review queues" privilege on a Stack Exchange site and I noticed that on privileges list screen, the privilege is described as "Access First posts and ...
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Why is my "You've earned a new privilege!" panel dimmed / somewhat greyed out?

I just earned a new privilege on SO while my privilege / tag-badge progress panel was set to show tag-badge progress. I then switched it to the privilege progress to see my shiny congratulatory panel (...
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Why are my privileges returned to me in Russian? [duplicate]

I noticed I received a new privilege. However, this was the notification I got: You've earned the "Vote down" privilege! Узнайте больше об этом в Справке. Why is the message in Russian?
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Why does the 'access review queues' privilege on MSE require more rep than SO? [duplicate]

I went through the privileges pages on Meta Stack Exchange and Stack Overflow, and the 'access review queues' privilege requires a lot more rep than SO (2K for MSE, 500 for SO.) Is this because MSE is ...
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Unrecord accidental vote on a site where I have less than 15 reputation [duplicate]

I've accidentally voted on an answer on a site where I have less than 15 reputation. I wanted to undo it, but clicking it again just returns the same message that my vote was "recorded". Is ...
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Feature request: Vote to clear the score (reset upvotes + downvotes to 0)

I would like to propose a new mechanism to help demote and occasionally remove stale content from the site. There are two important cases where this is currently a problem: Poor questions by new ...
tripleee's user avatar
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For edit-suggestors with a streak of N approvals, only require one approval for their next suggested edit

Proposal: If a <2k user's past N suggested edits are all approved ("good edit streak"), make their following suggested edits only require one approval. For rejections, I can't think of a ...
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Let post authors under 15 rep flag comments on their posts as "no longer needed"

Proposal Allow new users to flag comments on their posts as "no longer needed" (NLN), even without 15 rep. See my later suggestion (at the bottom) on how to cut down on possible abuse-cases. ...
starball's user avatar
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Add new / low rep users to chat rooms created "continue discussion in chat" by gold tag badge holders (or alike privilege based)

According to Moderator moves comments to chat - can low-rep user participate?, low rep users are allowed to chat when a discussion is moved to a chat room by a moderator, but not when the chat room is ...
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Why does seeing the up- and downvote count as a privilege? [duplicate]

Why can't all users see upvote and downvote counts? Is it somehow problematic for new users to have this information? The total score doesn't show all of the relevant information (+5-4 and +1-0 are ...
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Text in "Next privilege" (Access moderator tools) popup in Summary page of profile doesn't make sense

I was looking at my profile summary and noticed this: If I click on my Next privilege tracker (i.e., for Access moderator tools), a pop-up containing this text is shown: Access reports, delete ...
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How should a newly graduated site decide when to request reputation threshold changes?

SE site graduation used to involve a bunch of things happening at the same time: removal of the "beta" label, a shiny new design, privilege thresholds increasing from beta levels, inaugural ...
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How am I able to see the view count if I haven't earned the established user privilege at 1k reputation? [duplicate]

The established user privilege is awarded at 1k rep. However, I'm still able to see the view count on a post despite not having earned the established user privilege. Here is proof, currently the vote ...
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6 votes
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Users can vote to delete/undelete again if the question is reopened and closed again

About a year ago, a feature request to Restrict the delete/undelete vote privilege to once per post was implemented network-wide. However, this restriction doesn't always apply. For example, the ...
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Default election question about reaching 10k or 20k rep is inaccurate for sites with beta-level privileges

One of the default questions in election questionnaires is In what way do you feel that being a moderator will make you more effective as opposed to simply reaching 10k or 20k rep? (source) That was ...
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"Vote summaries" are confusing if you don't have the "established user" privilege

If you don't have the "established user" privilege, clicking "Show vote summaries" on the timeline of any post, displays something like this: When Comment Date score: y Date ...
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Why can't < 250 rep. people close their questions as duplicates?

I asked this question. Later, I found an answer to another question that answered my question. I was about to close the question as duplicate, but I realized that I didn't have the 250-rep privilege ...
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6 votes
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Adapting privileges for low site activity [duplicate]

For sites like, DevOps.SE Android.SE Users can participate for seven months and not have enough reputation to edit a question or answer. The benchmark for editing a question should be whether or not ...
Evan Carroll's user avatar
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Timeline doesn't show review task results if you don't have the minimum reputation required to access any review queue

It seems that on sites where you don't have the access review queues privilege, you don't see the results of reviews in the timeline. Example: However, you are able to click on the review itself to ...
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Privilege page, tracker, and notifications still indicate that 1,000 reputation is required to see vote counts here, even though it was lowered to 100

Just today, the system was changed so that only 100 reputation is required to view vote counts here on Meta Stack Exchange. However, the privilege pages here and here still continue to indicate that 1,...
Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog's user avatar
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Visibility of frozen and deleted rooms for users below 10k?

I have looked into the FAQ-proposed post: Is there a list of SE chat privileges, and the minimum reputation required for those privileges? (I will add a link to the current revision, too). I was ...
Martin's user avatar
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Ambiguous word use in the "create posts" privilege help center page

In the help center page for question bans, the first thing said is a quote from the blog (emphasis mine): Asking questions is a privilege, not a right. However, in the help center page for the "...
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Are developers/moderators keen on adding new reputation achievements?

I recently joined Stack Exchange, and have seen the reputation "achievements" or privileges and having access to tools, e.g., moderator tools at 10K rep. And I also have seen many people ...
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Meta SE's "access review queues" privilege mentions queues that don't exist

Having just earned 2k reputation, I received access to the first available review queues. This is what the description on the Privileges page says: Access the First posts and Late answers review ...
Joachim's user avatar
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/help/privileges/vote-up pages contain incorrect information for sites with unpinned accepted answers

The following inaccurate/outdated text is still presented on the /help/privileges/vote-up pages (on the Stack Exchange sites that have unpinned accepted answers). 1Except for the accepted answer, ...
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Should there be a lower threshold for getting gold tag badge, on less popular tags?

A gold badge for a tag gives a user additional review power, to help manage low-quality questions having that tag. At, we see that there ...
ToolmakerSteve's user avatar
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Did someone disable the minimum rep check for posting images to questions? Things are getting a lot spammier now [duplicate]

Seems like we're getting a smidge more in the way of network spam in regards to users posting images in their questions with only 1 rep, most of it spam-oriented.
Makoto's user avatar
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What drives you to keep accruing reputation? [closed]

So after 25k reputation points it seems that is the maximum of privileges here on meta or Stack Exchange. For users with 25k+, what is the drive to keep getting more reputation points? I've seen some ...
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Do privilege reputation requirements mean feedback on the new user experience is being lost?

The Question Are there user stories where feedback on the new user experience could be being lost due to reputation requirements and, if there are, is there any way to improve the situation without ...
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Some tools are not mentioned on the moderator tools information page, please add them

The only site on which I can view the 10k tools page is RPG.SE, so I'll be quoting and providing links and screenshots from there. The Moderator Tools informational page states: Access moderator ...
Exempt-Medic's user avatar
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When do you gain tag wiki edit suggestion privileges? [duplicate]

Empirically it seems that I just gained tag wiki edit suggestion privileges (ability to add a suggestion to the review queue, not to get my changes approved without peer review) in Stack Overflow when ...
Anna Koskinen's user avatar
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Can bots which require moderator privileges operate on SE?

Recently, a discussion came up in our internal Charcoal team (requires access) as to autoflags and pinging users whose accounts are used to cast automatic flags that are later deemed to have been ...
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11 votes
1 answer

Clearly mention the 75 reputation requirement to start a bounty in the help center page on bounties

On all sites, including beta sites and Stack Overflow for Teams sites, all users need at least 75 reputation to gain the privilege to start bounties. However, this requirement is not clearly mentioned ...
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Tie privileges to user rating percentage rather than to reputation?

Current Stack Overflow privileges are based on the user's reputation. 25,000 access to site analytics 20,000 trusted user 15,000 protect questions 10,000 access to moderator tools etc. Wouldn't it ...
Danijel's user avatar
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Congestion in the "Edit questions and answers" privilege tracker box

This is what it looks like: The text touches the top and bottom of the box and it doesn't look good... Can this be fixed? As in, can the box be expanded to include a few more characters? If the box ...
Justin's user avatar
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73 votes
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Restrict the delete/undelete vote privilege to once per post

I am aware of the reasons delete has not been restricted before, but the reasoning has begun to unravel on Stack Overflow, where a fairly large pool of users now have access to that privilege. I give ...
Machavity's user avatar
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7 votes
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Information about expanded usercards in the 'create posts' privilege page refers to a drop shadow which is no longer present

In the create posts privilege in the Help center it says (emphasis mine): Expanded usercards When anyone is viewing your usercard on a question, an answer, or on the users list, they may hover over ...
Wai Ha Lee's user avatar
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8 votes
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Close questions with reputation > 5K

Edit 02 Mar 2021: in line with the suggestions in the comments below, I asked a new question on Quant SE Meta here, with a clearly defined and narrower scope than the previous one. With no down-votes ...
Jan Stuller's user avatar
1 vote
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Talk in Stack Overflow chat [closed]

I am getting an error when I try to join the chat, Oops! Something Bad Happened! We apologize for any inconvenience, but an unexpected error occurred while you were ...
organicnz's user avatar
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Ability to credit a post multiple times

I'm using Stack Overflow for a lot of years now, but sometimes I find upvoted answers which I found in the past and find again very helpful now. I think it would be nice to give more credits to the ...
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