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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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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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Is there a list of SE chat privileges, and the minimum reputation required for those privileges?

Is there a list of privileges that users have on any Stack Exchange chat rooms, and which lists the minimum reputation required for each privilege? If such list doesn't exist, what is the reputation ...
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Why is it a privilege to view vote counts?

Just curious, why is there a required privilege (especially one as high as 1000) to view vote counts for a post? It's not like someone can mess up a post by just viewing the vote counts. Is it just to ...
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Is the explanation of “view close votes” misleading?

https://askubuntu.com/privileges/view-close-votes states: How do I view close votes and reasons? Click on the close or reopen link under the question body. And it seems that it requires 250 ...
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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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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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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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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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Why did I (not) receive a message saying I have been granted a privilege even though I (don't) have enough reputation?

The site shown a message saying I have been granted a privilege, but the reputation required for that privilege is higher than the one I actually have. The opposite case can also happen: one can ...
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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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Can I submit an edit for approval after earning 2k reputation?

I have now enough reputation points on Stack Overflow to edit every post directly. But sometimes (especially if this is about a field where I'm not savvy, or when I try to edit a question title ...
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What are the reputation requirements for privileges on sites, and how do they differ per site?

Formerly Reputation requirements compared. What are the reputation requirements for privileges on the various sites in the network? Also, how do reputation requirements for various privileges compare ...
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The "create wiki posts" privilege should be renamed to "create wiki answers"

The 10-rep "create wiki posts" privilege only applies to creating wiki answers nowadays. As of the changes to our CW system in 2014 (Putting the Community back in Wiki), the only way a ...
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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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Why does Stack Overflow prevent new users from commenting? [duplicate]

Recently, I was told: Welcome to Stack Overflow. You'll get the privilege to add comments when you get 50 reputation points. Until then, don't post comments as answers. That "answer" got ...
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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 ...
54 votes
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View an Alert on Close Votes for New Users

Preamble As it stands now, the View Close Votes Priv is granted at 250 Rep. That privilege includes the ability to cast close, open, and migration votes on your own questions. While it makes sense ...
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How long until graduated sites get a new site design and increased privileges threshold?

The August 2015 announcement Design-Independent Graduation is on for early September! says that there are 2 phases after a site has graduated: Phase 1 The Community Team announces that a site is ...
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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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Demystifying chat reputation requirements

How much reputation do you need to participate in chat? It's an easy answer, right? You need at least 20 reputation to participate in chat. /privileges/chat even tells us so. But for which chat site(...
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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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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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Mobile site shows wrong numbers when tracking privileges [closed]

This is my activity page on the mobile site: A zoom in on the privilege tracker: So it says that when I have more than 1,300 reputation, I'll get the privilege. Sounds correct, right? Let's just hop ...
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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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1 answer
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SO reputation thresholds a bit odd 15, 50, 100 rather than 15, 63, 127 [closed]

In the SO FAQ most of the threshold values seem a bit odd. The pattern of 2n-1 is lost and changes to something a bit obscure, x*10n. Here is a recommended improvement: 15 -> 15 50 -> 63 100 -> 63 or ...
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1 answer
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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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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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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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What privilege should 30k users get?

The last time we lifted the level cap was in 2015. In 2014, we added a unilateral close-as-duplicate power for gold tag badge holders, but no new reputation level. So we've been thinking about giving ...
14 votes
2 answers
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One of two Help Center pages on flagging is incomplete and mostly redundant

The Help Center page What if I see someone doing something bad? attempts to explain flagging (In fact its path is /help/flagging.) It falls short of the goal, though: To flag a post that is neither ...
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What is the minimum level of rep to complete a non-moderator user's power matrix?

I was previously under the impression that "Trusted User" was the highest level of privilege, meaning a 20K users is in all ways equal to a 500K user. My misconception was brought to a halt ...
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How could a user with 1 reputation point leave a comment?

On this question on Super User … How to Copy Mac files to external NTFS hard drive? … there is a comment: Yes, it is possible. Check out this question: apple.stackexchange.com/questions/447/… – ...
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1 answer
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Not enough reputation - wanting to answer/comment [duplicate]

I've seen a few questions I'd like to comment on or give a different answer, but seeing how I don't have 50 reputation (I've been a lurker for years, finally decided to participate) do I really need ...
1 vote
0 answers
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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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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 ...
15 votes
1 answer
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Which SE sites require 10 reputation points to post images?

On most Stack Exchange sites, new users can embed images in posts regardless of reputation. But there are a few sites where embedded images are not accepted from users with reputation less than 10. ...
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Can we add a thousands separator to the reputation on the "This page requires more privileges" page?

Can we add a thousands separator to the reputation in the "This page requires more privilege" page? If we have not yet achieved the reputation to the privileges and are trying to access the ...
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Please raise the tag creation reputation threshold on Meta

Similar to what was done on Stack Overflow, I would like the threshold for creating new tags to be increased on Meta. I'm proposing a new threshold of 1,000 reputation (from the current 99) -- this is ...
18 votes
1 answer
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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 ...
8 votes
1 answer
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Add ability to post images to "Remove new user restrictions" privilege page

I was looking for a note on when the ability to post images (inline) is unlocked in the privileges, but couldn't find any reference to it. I assume it's unlocked at 10 reputation, and should be ...
9 votes
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'Remove New User Restrictions' privilege also allows uploading images?

An answer to the 'How to upload an image to a post?' thread says that in order to do this you'll need the 'Remove New User Restrictions' privilege to do so. The 'Remove New User Restrictions' page ...
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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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