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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Talk in Stack Overflow chat [closed]

I am getting an error when I try to join the chat, https://chat.stackoverflow.com/: Oops! Something Bad Happened! We apologize for any inconvenience, but an unexpected error occurred while you were ...
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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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Why do privileges on some sites have different reputation requirements? [duplicate]

(For the purposes of this post, disregard the beta and meta sites on the SE Network.) We know what reputation is, right? When you reach a certain milestone of rep, you gain a privilege. What's strange ...
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Please allow users without the close/reopen votes privilege to see the full details of close reasons

Let me first establish what I'm not asking about: I know that there are posts that don't show a specific close reason to anyone when three different reasons were chosen. I know that users who don't ...
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Get rid of the “Established User” privilege [duplicate]

The Established User privilege which is gained at one thousand reputation has been around forever. We all know that it lets you see the vote count on posts. But I propose we remove the 1k reputation ...
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Next privilege progress bar: show marginal instead of overall progress

Currently the next privilege progress bar shows 'overall' progress. It would make more sense to show the marginal progress starting from the previously achieved privilege (i.e. reset to 0% after each ...
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Lowered reputation threshold for meta participation on some sites is not working

According to What are the reputation requirements for privileges on sites, and how do they differ per site?, some sites have a lowered reputation (e.g. 1-rep) threshold for participating in meta: Ask ...
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Completely block users without enough rep to create tags from using tags with zero uses

Today, we just had two cases on this site where a tag had been removed from all questions, but was used by a new user in the meantime while it hadn't been removed from the system yet. The tag confused-...
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Does SE have a mechanism against users handing their account to another person?

This is something I've been thinking about since joining Stack Exchange a few years ago, and is something that might worry me about the future authenticity of answers. Does Stack Exchange have any way ...
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99 reputation yet getting “Earn 10 reputation in order to answer this question” [duplicate]

Asking this here because I think this is very likely to be a general behaviour. Some months ago I wrote an answer to a question in Software Engineering that got very bad feedback (two negative votes ...
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Can't answer my own (old, protected) question [duplicate]

I'm logged in to Physics.SE, I have 73 rep, and yet I noticed I can't answer my own question: Supposedly the reputation requirement is only 10, yet I'm prevented from posting: Since I hardly use ...
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Progress-bar of “earned new privilege” shows incorrect percentage

When a new privilege is earned, one can see the following card on their profile page: Now, if I understand correctly, the progress bar's value indicates either the progress of the newly earned tag (...
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How Are The Reputation Thresholds Decided?

I'm more of a Stack Overflow participant, since I'm a software developer. But, I thought this might be a better question for a general audience of Stack Exchange's sites. I've been working on giving ...
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Make the “Highly active question” banner link to the “remove new user restrictions” privilege, not the “protect questions” privilege

Currently, the "Highly active question" banner links to the "protect questions" privilege when clicking on the linked text. Example here: Boundary of Siegel modular variety But ...
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Why can't I delete answers at 20k rep? [duplicate]

I have 20k reputation on Puzzling. This answer does not meet the standards of our site, and I wanted to vote to delete. Why can't I?
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Could the < 15 rep voting information text be made clearer [duplicate]

On the post "Feature Test: Thank you reaction" an edit was made to include the text "..." (unlike voting, which is only available for users with 15 reputation or more). Which ...
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Improve/mute privilege notifications for elected moderators

Yesterday evening, I was elected as a ♦ moderator on English Language Learners. Today, I got my first upvote on the site since then, and the achievement inbox showed that I gained three new ...
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Are there reputation changes that do not appear on a user's reputation tab?

I ask this question from the context of having received notifications of 3 earned privileges for a low reputation account where the account reputation total was <10 points below the threshold for ...
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How do I access my deleted posts? [duplicate]

I recently deleted a post after discovering the information in it was irrelevant to others, but I now need to access it as there is relevant information about an ongoing issue I am having with my ...
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Close voters can be seen by those without the privilege to do so [duplicate]

This is what I see from my account (which has the close vote privilege): It says "Viewable by the post author and users with the close/reopen votes privilege," yet this is not true. Here is ...
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Wrong paragraphs order on privileges pages [duplicate]

For example, https://meta.stackexchange.com/help/privileges/protect-questions. "Privilege type:" should be before privilege name. Related question on Meta.ruSO.
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“Reputation is entirely optional” is not true for editing

On the /help/whats-reputation page (e.g.) it says this: The three most important activities on Meta Stack Exchange are Asking, Answering and Editing - none of which require any reputation at all! ...
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Enable vote breakout and the timeline button on suggested edit reviews

At the Established User privilege level, you gain the ability to break out the vote counts into up and down votes, which is very useful in determining whether a post is generally well-received, ...
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“review close votes” sounds grammatically incorrect

"Close Votes" is one of privileges. This privilege level unlocks two review queues for questions that may need to be closed or reopened. The name/title of this privilege level, "review close votes", ...
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What privileges and tools do Stack Exchange developers (not merely staff) have access to? [closed]

In the spirit of What privileges and tools do staff members without a diamond have access to?, I'd like to ask a similar question, but for users with the developer bit specifically (not just the ...
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New close/reopen privilege explanation for users who earn it for the first time

Earlier this afternoon we released a new feature aimed at educating folks about the "Cast close and reopen votes" privilege when they earn it. Going forward, when a user visits a question after ...
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What privileges and tools do staff members without a diamond have access to?

I noticed that Teresa's recent announcement's first revision was posted with the featured tag. As we know well, this tag is a moderator-only tag. Regular users cannot apply this tag to a question. ...
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Can we add thousands separator to the reputation in “This page requires more privileges” page

Can we add thousands separator to the reputation in the "This page requires more privilege" page? If we are not yet achieved the reputation to the privileges and trying to access the tool options, we ...
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“On hold” is not yet removed from the privilege pages

As per the New Post Notices are live network-wide post, "on hold" label is removed from the post notices (title suffix). Where did the "On Hold" label go? "On Hold" had been used to label ...
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Why do you need reputation to access meta? [duplicate]

Why is participating in meta a privilege in Stack Overflow? https://stackoverflow.com/help/privileges/participate-in-meta
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Allow users under 50 rep to post one or two comments daily

I have seen many new users posting comments as an answer, which is wrong. Some new users have good knowledge but they can't add comments because they don't have 50 reputation. I agree that some ...
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Am I really trusted to start using privileges as soon as I earn them?

In the latter part of 2019, I have seen my reputation skyrocket on several of our sites. I gained the 10k tools on multiple sites, and just recently gained my first "Protect Questions" privilege. I ...
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Why is the Association Bonus not showing up as privilege in the Help Center?

Why is qualifying for the association bonus (at 200 reputation) not mentioned in the privileges list in the Help Center?
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Why wasn't I notified of new privileges I gained as a result of the recent reputation recalculation?

FYI: In the rep recalculation for questions, privileges didn't follow. Today, a single upvote on this question, which constitutes all my activity on that site since recalculation, triggered the ...
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Should the privilege levels be adapted after changing the question upvote weight? [duplicate]

After studying Why wasn't reputation loss on downvoted questions doubled as well? it seems like there is a "consensus like" understanding that the "official" goal of the "question weight change" ...
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Fix misuse of code formatting in “Comment everywhere” privilege documentation

The "comment everywhere" privilege documentation refers to the "add a comment" link using code formatting. This may mislead people into thinking that code formatting should be used for English quotes,...
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Why is there no 'expiration' on user privileges?

With the recent changes to reputation gain from asking questions, I just received a whole bunch of reputation on StackOverflow, where I now have over 15k reputation. This now means I have access to ...
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Regarding “rep inflation” from the recalculation and actions that require certain amounts of rep

Now that apparently we're all going to be getting some sweet rep (or at least those of use who have asked positive questions), is there going to be any change to the rep required for, as an example, ...
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Make it possible for localized sites to correctly translate privileges on the pages, which can't be accessed by a member with low reputation

As we have discussed here, it's OK for English sites in the SE network to place dots and commas inside quotes, because it's correct in US English, and in the interface US English is used. But for ...
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Make viewing deleted posts and vote counts more widely available on Meta SE

Meta SE is where a lot of discussion about things that affect the entire network take place. While most privileges should be locked behind the usual rep progression, there are some that shouldn't be. ...
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Mark 200 reputation in the privilege ladder

Despite being an important mark, the reaching of 200 reputation is not marked in the privilege ladder. The achievement grant in fact some privileges around the SE network Qualification for an ...
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Improve description of “comment everywhere” privilege

The Comment everywhere privilege description in many (all?) of the sites currently says (boldface added): Please note that you can always comment on your own posts, and any part of your questions. ...

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