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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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feature request: develop more ways to build reputation for new users [duplicate]

I don't have an exact solution to offer, but as a longstanding low reputation user I find it frustrating and discouraging that I have to wait for someone to upvote my questions before I can be ...
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I want to answer questions in Stack Overflow but I have 0 rep and I don't want to ask dumb questions… How to Proceed? [closed]

I'm an engineer with 20+ Years of Exp in Java/.Net/the kitchen sink/etc. and very regular user of the site. Sometimes I feel pity for the poor engineer that's going to be stuck with his problem ...
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Do not let unregistered users “comment everywhere” (at least on certain sites)

Proposal Implement the following on all sites or make it an opt-in feature (for comment-heavy sites or sites suffering from answers in comments): Do not grant unregistered users the comment ...
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Association bonus conflicts with 'Trusted User' privilege

When you hit 200 reputation on any Stack Exchange site, you are met with the prompt: You've earned a bonus 100 reputation because we trust you on other sites in the network. The key part is: ...
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Close voting privileges on private beta sites listed as 1 reputation, but not actually given until 15 reputation

The privilege for voting to close and reopen posts on private beta sites is supposed to be given out at 1 reputation, and for a while, it was. However, at some point, a bug was introduced: basically, ...
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Don't display “Next privilege” in the case of suspended users

If you take a look at the reputation tab of an user whose account was suspended, you will see that that user's next privilege will be to be able to participate in meta, which will happen when the ...
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Unable to review close votes on a private beta site with 1 reputation

On private beta sites, casting close & reopen votes should only take 1 reputation. However, on an account with 1 reputation, I attempted to review Close Votes on Tezos (which is currently in ...
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The association bonus does not persist as advertised and “Altruistic” users are penalized

The association bonus FAQ says: This bonus gives users who have shown some basic understanding of how the Stack Exchange system works a boost past the initial site restrictions on sites where they ...
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Why do you need 250 reputation to view close votes on your own posts, but you can always see delete/undelete votes?

I've noticed that users can always view delete/undelete votes on their own posts, regardless of their reputation. However, it takes 250 reputation to view close/reopen votes on your own posts. I can ...
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Are votes by anonymous users recorded? [duplicate]

When I'm signed in and try to downvote a question having less than 125 reputation, I get this message: Thanks for the feedback! Votes cast by those with less than 125 reputation are recorded, but ...
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Why is the vote down privilege at 100 reputation instead of 125? [duplicate]

Meta Stack Exchange has the voting down privilege awarded at 100 reputation, rather than 125 reputation like the rest of the network. Other meta sites also require 125 reputation. Why does it take 25 ...
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Why can questions only be migrated to the meta site of the main site? [duplicate]

Sometimes there are questions asked on a site, but never belong to this site, and are a very good fit for another site. In such cases I would like to vote to migrate this question to the site it fits. ...
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Why don't we receive notifications for obtaining the “approve tag wiki edits” privilege?

Yesterday evening I obtained the Approve tag wiki edits privilege on English Language & Usage, yet I didn't see a notification in my achievements inbox: Is this a bug or status-bydesign? I know ...
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On privileges vote up page, badges should link to the badge page

Near the end of the privileges, vote up page, there is a mention of five voting-related badges. On the page, the badges are not clickable. It would be nice if they were clickable and link to the ...
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Should the diamond be given to you at a certain reputation?

I couldn't find another question on Meta Stack Exchange that answers this issue. Let's see the official Help page for some info here: Trusted user Awarded at: 20,000 reputation Trusted users are ...
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Can we share the workload of comment cleanup with the community?

The whole reason Stack Exchange exists is to let people post questions and answers to those questions. Since the very first day of Stack Overflow's existence, Qs and As have been considered first-...
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Do undeleted and re-deleted questions accumulate multiple, negative, hidden flags, and is this a desired behaviour or a bug?

It's not permitted to edit a self-deleted question. To do so, one must first undelete it. Having previously deleted a few of my own questions which the Math Overflow community deemed inappropriate, I ...
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Allow Trusted Users to edit merge stubs

I'd like to have Trusted Users (at 20,000 Reputation) granted another edit power: the ability to edit (or suggest edits to) merge stubs in circumstances where it would be beneficial (instead of having ...
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The notification for the “view close votes” privilege should specify that it's only for your own questions

The privilege awarded for reaching 250 reputation is called "View Close Votes". As explained at length on the privileges page, this means that you can view and cast votes on your own questions. ...
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Why is more reputation required to edit on beta sites than to vote to close?

On graduated sites with designs, the ability to bindingly edit posts is given to users at 2,000 rep, and the ability to vote to close and reopen posts is given at 3,000 rep. However, on beta and ...
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Earning basic privileges based on time spent on site or other new criteria

I will start by saying that after reading this meta post about a declined feature request to allow moderators to grant commenting privileges, I am skeptical that my suggestions/thoughts will get ...
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What happens to privileges if the requirements change? [duplicate]

On Stack Overflow the current privilege thresholds are considerably higher than a newly created site such as Interpersonal Skills which tells me that popularity dictates privilege thresholds. So what ...
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Feedback notice should say “downvotes” rather than “votes”

Voting up needs 15 reputation, voting down needs 125 reputation. If a user with enough reputation to upvote but not to downvote attempts to downvote, s/he is presented with the message: Thanks for ...
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Next privilege progress indicator style [duplicate]

As far as I can recall the old style of progress indicator for privilege in the profile page was more bold than now: Now the line is too thin. Looks like a design oversight.
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Ugly “Next Privilege” text on user activity page

It seems "See votes, expandable user card" goes on a second line on the activity page of the user profile resulting in a pretty bad look: You can see it live on this profile (though of course that ...
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Should a user be able to exercise privileges like closing questions without active participation in a community?

Suppose we have a Stack Exchange site about rutabagas, and a user named Archibald on that site who closes a lot of questions. Suppose further that Archibald doesn't ever ask or answer questions about ...
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Why is the rep threshold for commenting set specifically to 50?

Please note: this is NOT a request to change the reputation required to comment everywhere. Rather, this is a neutral support question asking about the existing limit. I'm wondering why the minimum ...
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Can we separate out privileges from reputation? [duplicate]

My question revolves around the fact that reputation is an ambiguous term that doesn't allow for things like: infamous people with correct answers. I understand that we want to keep things civil, ...
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How can you vote on comments? [duplicate]

How do you vote on a comment to a question or answer? I am not seeing any vote button by any comments. Is it a privilege that you have to earn by having enough reputation? I only have 16 reputation, ...
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Viewing vote counts while reviewing immediately unmasks review audits

Assume you're performing a review of either a First post or Late answer (on any SE site where audit reviews are enabled). If you do have the Established Users privilege on that site, you can also "...
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General place to see required rep for privileges [duplicate]

Is there a standard for where each SE site should link to its required reputation for privileges? I was searching for that for a particular SE, and only found it by doing a web search for privileges ...
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Should we use the number “110 reputation” more widely with regards to the amount of rep needed to answer protected questions?

Please note: This is not a request to do anything. I'd like to obtain a general consensus before filing specific requests for specific changes. We apparently get quite a bit of confusion from users ...
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Remove user restrictions privilege “earned” at 101 rep with association bonus only? [duplicate]

I know that as a new user(or one with only the association bonus like me), one cannot post answers to protected questions, like this one: However, I noticed something very strange. When I click on ...
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Reduce ads privilege is not shown on some sites

On some sites of network page "Reduce Ads" is not shown on the list (~/help/privileges) page. Also page with privilege (~/help/privileges/reduced-ads) is absent and redirects me to privilege list (~/...
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Binding voting for migration closures by high-rep users

If I'm a high-rep user on both SO and, e.g., stats.stackexchange, why not give executive rights when voting to close a question that clearly needs to be migrated? That is, no consensus needed -- once ...
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What's the point of 'protecting' questions? [duplicate]

Protecting questions is a privilege awarded at 3,500 reputation on you're average SE site (of course it's different here, because unlike most SE sites, Meta SE and Stack Overflow have different ...
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Expanded usercards do not expand any more

It seems that expanded usercards are broken network-wide. For instance: This user has well over 1,000 reputation, but the usercard misses shadow and does not expand on hovering. The issue also exists ...
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What actually happens to recorded but not displayed votes? [duplicate]

When a user votes, but they have under the rep requirement. Upvoting - less than 15rep; Downvoting under 125rep - (Besides Meta.SE) They get this message: Thanks for the feedback! Votes cast by ...
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Why do this site's privileges' costs differ from all the other SE sites?

I know that this site is special, but I don't know why this site's privileges' costs differ so much. For example, on this site, to comment everywhere, you need to have 5 reputation, while on every ...
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Privilege for question/answer character limit?

Does it make sense to lower the character limit on questions/answers for new users and increase it after a reputation threshold of, say, 2K? Surely new users are more likely to try posting a logfile ...
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Is there any way to remove restrictions from StackExchange sites manually?

I am a relative newbie on Stack Exchange, and use the same single-sign-on account to log in to all of the Stack Exchange websites. I understand that reputation and badges are counted separately for ...
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Should it be better if answering/commenting on Meta requires at least 50 reputation?

People answering on Meta should have a good understanding of a Stack Exchange community, so should it be better if answering/commenting on Meta requires at least 50 (or more?) reputation on that Stack ...
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Could we transfer the comment privilege? [duplicate]

I know why the 50 reputation requirement exists. Mainly to prevent spam and unhelpful comments by new users. My issue is: When I come from other Stack Exchange sites and collected some reputation ...
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What exactly is threshold for answering protected questions? [duplicate]

This is said in the FAQ Privileges not tied to a specific threshold To answer protected questions, you need to gain 10 reputation on the site – the association bonus does not count. In ...
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Is there anyone who has 0 questions but lots of answers? Why? [duplicate]

Why do some users have many many answers but no questions of their own? How does that benefit them? Can it prevent suspensions?
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Make extra delete votes affected by beta privilege scaling

Currently, you gain the privilege to delete questions on beta sites at 2000 reputation, starting out with 5 delete votes per day. You gain 1 additional delete vote for every 1.000 reputation past ...
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Suggestions to replace 50rep-barrier

New users have to get 50 reputation points to be able to comment. I disagree with this design choice, because: If you are mostly just reading instead of writing, it takes ages to get 50 reputation, ...
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Synonym privileges - make universal for top users [duplicate]

I know this has been touched on in other questions, but I'd like to bring up a possible solution for discussion. I think this is different because it offers a possible new solution that I don't ...
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Old unanswered question and new user [duplicate]

I found an old unanswered question on ServerFault.com that I would like to revive because I have the exact same issue. However, my account is new and I do not yet have enough reputation to post a ...
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How does editing affect reputation? [duplicate]

I've seen a few posts on the topic of "How to Increase Your Reputation" (e.g. Six simple tips to get Stack Overflow reputation fast), which say that editing is an important reputation-affecting ...