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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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How am I supposed to report an obviously incorrect answer if I can't downvote, comment, or flag?

I saw an answer to a question which completely misinterpreted it and does something completely different; it is also very short and lacks explanation. What am I supposed to do with one reputation only,...
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What happens to a user's pending edits when they subsequently gain enough reputation for their edits to be applied without peer review? [duplicate]

For example, on the Law stack 1,000 reputation earns one a privilege so that Edits to other users’ posts are applied immediately And In addition, users with this privilege level can also begin ...
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Does it make sense to be able to unilaterally edit Qs and As but not be able to unilaterally approve edits?

I've just realized that while my current level of site permissions on one of the SE sites allows me to edit other people's questions and answers at will, it does not allow me to unilaterally approve ...
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The tag curation workflow is unnecessarily cumbersome

I found this discussion when I was trying to figure out why I couldn't improve a suggested tag wiki edit that had a typo in it: Allow 'improve' for Tag Wiki Edit Suggestions Tag wiki edit suggestions ...
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Remove "edit and reopen" for low rep users on metas with "beta" privileges

On a child meta, when a user has the privilege to vote to close/reopen but not edit freely, they still have the option to "Edit and reopen", change whatever on the "edit question" ...
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Question downvotes issues in regards to the points system [closed]

I noticed that recently I am losing reputation points due to a question that gets downvotes. I don't understand how I got the points in the first place, but that's a different story. I don't want to ...
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"See vote breakout" dialog confusing

Here the user presses "See vote breakout" but it apparently is not a button. And the second "See votes", the one I highlighted in magenta, is apparently just a dialog title. ...
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Half of my notification about earning a new privilege is in a different language

I recently earned a the privilege to "Create tag synonyms" here on meta. However, the notification in my achievements inbox is half in English and half in what I believe is Russian. I ...
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The established-user help page image should be updated

If you go to the /help/privileges/established-user help page on any SE website, you will see this screenshot: This is quite outdated. Now that the vote button is standard, this screenshot should be ...
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If more users could vote, would they engage more? Testing 1 reputation voting on some sites

Update April 3rd, 2024 We have posted an update on the status of this experiment on MSO. Please leave any feedback, questions, or critiques on that post. TL;DR: We are interested in finding 2-3 Stack ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
cigien's user avatar
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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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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 ...
Glorfindel's user avatar
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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,...
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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