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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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Let's make it easier to get a room

Let's make it easier for people discussing a post in comments to retire to chat, without waiting for comments to pile up until the system prompts them or a moderator acts. There are two main use ...
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Does restricting the number of links for new users do any good?

New users with 1 rep face the following restrictions on all SE sites: What are the new user restrictions? New users cannot: post images post more than two hyperlinks at a time, ...
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Remove or reduce restrictions from tag synonym submission process

According to the FAQ on the subject synonymizing tags is an approved process, much like suggesting edits/voting to close/etc.: When a tag synonym reaches a vote score of 4, it is accepted and ...
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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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Add anchors to privilege pages

Now and then I want to support a Meta answer with a link to information about a certain privilege from the Help Center. However, some detail pages are actually about a group of related privileges and ...
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Add captcha threshold information to privileges page

Related: Increase captcha threshold for post editing Related: Increase captcha threshold for post editing for 5k users The captcha often gets to me when I'm editing a lot of posts in rapid ...
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Allow access to anonymous feedback stats without 10k rep

Right now you need the Access To Moderator Tools privilege (awarded at 10k on a regular site, 2k on public beta, 1k on private beta) to access anonymous feedback on that site. I don't see why that is, ...
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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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Add [privileges] to magic comment links

I have been viewing a lot of first posts from new users. I often see answers such as "thanks", or "me too", or they are asking a different question altogether. I like to point out the fact that they ...
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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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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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Rename VIP User card to Expanded User card on new profile page

My next privilege is 1000 - I get the vote count and a VIP usercard: HU? VIP usercard? Privileges doesn't say anything: Ahh, a Help Centre search comes up with the Expanded usercard section: ...
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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 ...
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Need more reputation to comment on a locked question

When I click on the message saying a post is locked, the 50 reputation required pop-up comes up as if it wasn't locked: This would probably confuse new users as it is basically contradicting the ...
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Increase the visibility of the association bonus by documenting it with the other privileges

Currently, the first time a user on the Stack Exchange network reaches 200 reputation, they get an extra 100 rep on that account and all their associated accounts. I believe this should be documented ...
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Lower the amount of reputation needed to suggest tag synonyms

Today, everyone can suggest post edits. Even unregistered users. But, for some reason, tag synonyms suggestion is very strict, although it's much easier to review - it's only a couple of words. I ...
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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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Add "Anonymous feedback stats" back to the description of the 10k privilege

I just saw this status-completed request which I think should be reverted. As you may be able to see here, those with 10k+ can access the "Post Feedback" tool. However, the privilege page doesn't ...
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Could we have a feature to convert answers into comments?

This feature is currently moderator exclusive. Could we allow delete-privileged users convert answers into comments? What I imagine, is that a user votes to delete an answer, a lightbox comes up (...
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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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/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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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 everywhere ...
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"New User Restrictions" documentation slightly wrong

Referring to this question, I'm concerned that the documentation of new user restrictions is not detailed enough/slightly wrong. According to the privilege docs: New users cannot post more than ...
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Unable to view vote counts in review lists

While going through the review (first posts) lists I noticed that I was unable to directly view the vote count from that interface. Obviously it is pretty easy to just open the post in a new tab and ...
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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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Mistake in the description of Access To Moderator Tools privilege

I think I have found a small mistake in the description of the 10k moderator tools. (privilege wiki?) It says that it takes 3 votes to undelete a question: However, deleted posts can be undeleted ...
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Welcome to Moderation page for new moderators

No, I don't mean diamond mods - I'm talking about the plain ol' moderation privileges. I was reading a (very) recent post (Think before reviewing edits) and saw this comment by JasonC: Maybe it ...
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Can I see my privileges on my profile?

I just stumbled onto the privileges page on the cooking SO site. This is a super helpful page (thank you to the creator). Could its content be added to the user profile page? I can see it as a "tab" ...
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Could some clarity regarding commenting be added to the main FAQ page?

On the main FAQ page for SO it gives a brief overview of what abilities you gain at different reputation points levels (with more detail given on the official Meta-based FAQ for SO). One detail that ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Display privileges and levels on Android app

On the current Android App I get notification that new privileges are approaching, but I don't get to view the privileges within the app, nor get to see the privileges ladder. Could both of these be ...
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Picky: Wording on privileges explanation site slightly inconsistent

I noticed that there is a small inconsistency in the wording on https://ux.stackexchange.com/privileges (see annotated screenshot below). It appears also on all other StackExchange sites. In the ...
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Protect Question privilege lost after recalc and not regained

Some weeks ago I passed the 15k rep mark on StackOverflow and earned the privilege to protect questions. With the recent rep recalc I fell below the 15k mark and understandably lost the protection ...
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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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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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Did not receive additional privileges per "Join Meta today and earn extra privileges like posting, commenting and voting."

I did not receive additional privileges per "Join Meta today and earn extra privileges like posting, commenting and voting." This message shows up if you (for example) try to comment without an ...
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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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Rename "view close votes" to reflect what it actually means

The privilege "view close votes" is very confusingly named. It's not actually about viewing much of anything, since any votes you can view are only as a side effect of being able to cast votes, and it ...
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Why are some privilege rep requirements scaled differently for beta sites?

This MSE question clearly shows that reputation requirements for privileges are scaled down for sites in beta. This makes sense, as no one has had the opportunity to attain a high reputation count ...
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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 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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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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Flagging privilege help center page is outdated

Flagging options were recently re-worded network-wide. Good. However, the network-wide help center page on the flagging privilege retains the old wording and screenshots of it. (MSE | SO | LH) ...
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Notification of impending new privilege

On the Android SE App, I just noticed this morning that a user gets a notification to inform them they are X rep away from Y privilege: I thought this was a really neat feature and it certainly ...
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Should users be able to downvote for the answers of their own questions?

I know there is a reputation limit of 125 for downvote. But in some cases the question asker knows if the answer is useful or not, if it answers to his question or not. However he/she is not able to ...
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Show 10K users the delete votes of 20K users before deletion happens

20K users can vote to delete recently closed questions and low scored answers. 10K users have limited delete vote powers, but should be able to view 20K delete votes. This would: Serve as training ...
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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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Reputation audit page ("sitename.com/reputation") says it requires 10 reputation to view when not logged in?

When I add /reputation at the end of any site name for a community I haven't joined, it says I need 10 reputation to see the page. But I can see my reputation history through /reputation for ...
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