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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Missing privilege: fewer CAPTCHAs [duplicate]

Users past 10,000 reputation see fewer CAPTCHAs but this is not listed in the privileges page.
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Questions can be made Community-Wiki by adding the right parameter when editing

See also https://meta.stackoverflow.com/posts/67604/revisions for a proof-of-concept. It seems that, the community-wiki checkbox is only hidden for general users, but it is not validated on server-...
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Where is the link to my privileges page?

Am I so myopic as to not see the obvious link somewhere? I came looking for it immediately after seeing King Atwood's post but couldn't find it. It seems appropriate to just put the list on the "...
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Reputation bug with privileges

Over at WebApps I've just been informed "Congrats, you've gained the privilege to create tag synonyms". However, https://webapps.stackexchange.com/privileges/suggest-tag-synonyms tells me that this ...
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Should the wiki page for moderator-tools privileges contain a message about not deleting duplicates?

I think the wiki page for moderator tools privileges should contain a note about not deleting duplicates and the reasons why having duplicates is actually a good thing. I don't have edit privileges ...
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Inconsistent rep requirement for editing tag wikis

The Stack Overflow privileges list says you need 1500 reputation to edit tag wikis, but the bottom of each tag info page says: To edit this wiki, you must have a total score of 100 on non-community-...
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Edit everything as a privilege?

I was looking the new privileges page over on gaming.stackexchange.com today, when I noticed this: You can "edit everything" before you can edit tag wikis. It appears that over on Stack Exchange's, ...
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Spelling/Typo on the /Privileges page

&ndash appears within the privileges description page All Privileges When your fellow users vote up your questions and answers on Stack Overflow, you generate reputation. Reputation ...
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Privilege page for other users says “your reputation”

On the privileges page for another user the reputation score is listed under your reputation, even though it's another user's score.
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Privileges landing page shows a different version of the top bar

The landing page you get when visiting your own, or another user's, has a different top bar that seems outdated. This is slightly unusual as the top bar is otherwise matched in all of the specific ...
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math.sx FAQ says 750 needed for closing privilege, I've got the power at rep. 743

Surely a bug? I got the Congrats, you've gained the privilege to cast close and reopen votes message after being upvoted from rep. 733 to 743 an hour ago. User profile #100 on math.sx, a.k.a. yours ...
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In beta SEs, proposing tag synonyms requires 1k rep, not 2.5k

Compare the comment here: Users with more than 1000 reputation can suggest and vote on tag synonyms. ...and the privileges page here: 2500 Suggest and vote on tag synonyms Some of the obscure ...
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Privilege Wikis, we need your help!

I just deployed privilege wikis to meta see: https://meta.stackoverflow.com/privileges This is in response to the ever so popular, you have gained a power request. Temporarily we are allowing all ...
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Can the FAQ explain what happens at 1000 reputation on SO? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What privileges are given to a 1000 reputation member of Stack Overflow? The FAQ states that "Show total up and down vote counts" becomes available when you pass 1000 ...
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Why do you need 25 reputation on Meta Stack Exchange to use chat?

I get the point of having a minimum reputation to use the new chat feature. However, I was hoping my 2K reputation from Stack Overflow would be enough - but it looks like I need to acquire 20 rep here ...
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Inconsistencies on the required rep to create tags

According to a recent blog post, the rep required to create a new tag has been raised to 1500. Most of the documentation explaining rep has not yet been updated. I just updated the FAQ question ...
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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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I just crossed the 3K threshold! Any tips for responsibly wielding this power? [duplicate]

Before I go power hungry and start closing random questions, are there any guidelines I should follow to be considered responsible?
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Exclude bounties from affecting privileges

Okay, I may as well mention straight off that the main reason I am asking this question is due to the upcoming reputation recalc. It has always seemed silly to me how bounties affect privileges. ...
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Why are 15 reputation points required to upvote?

I think more reputation points should be required to add a new answer than to upvote an existing answer. I don't continually watch for new questions, so usually when I find a question it has already ...
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Lost my motivation after 3000 points

So now that I've gotten past 3000 points on Stack Overflow, I don't feel much incentive to keep playing. Nothing new will happen until 10000, which seems unachievable. Shouldn't there be something to ...
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Confused about the thing you get at 1000 rep [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Show Total Votes (or Up/Down Votes) 1000 Show total up and down vote counts What does that mean?
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Show notification when you pass a rep threshold [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “You have gained power. Here’s how to use it.” kind of message. I just realized today on SO that I had a new capability to see the up/down votes on an item ...
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Make moderator abilities relate to reputation points inflation

I think it is commonly acknowledged that reputation points inflation is occurring on Stack Overflow. As opposed to this meta question, I don't think the inflation is a problem. I think the real ...
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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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Bring Back the 200 rep level to not see Sponsored Header Ads

If I have 200 rep, shouldn't I not see the 'Sponsored Tag' Header Ad? I don't mind the sponsored tags, but I hate losing screen space to the Header Ad. Please exclude those users from seeing the '...
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“You have gained power. Here's how to use it.” kind of message

Right now, crossing one of the magical rep borders happens more or less unnoticed. People just gain the particular powers. Now, of course they have eagerly been awaiting this moment, and want to start ...
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Stack Overflow - The Game

Stack Overflow is a good RPG so far with so-called reputation (which I easily decrypted as being xp). But it can become a great RPG. It needs more emphasis every time you make a level. And there ...
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But I don't want “reduced advertising” when I get 200 Rep! [duplicate]

One of the "benefits" of earning 200 rep points is that fewer ads are displayed to you. Instead of seeing three zones (Leaderboard Top, Leaderboard Bottom, and Sidebar), you see only one (Sidebar). ...
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Notify user when setting a bounty will revoke a privilege

For those who recently acquired privileges through reputation, it would be nice to be notified when starting a bounty which privilege will be revoked if any. Related: Is losing privileges after ...
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Why is there an edit link for answers from other people? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why can any user edit any other user’s question or answer? I just asked a question and I was going to comment on one of the answers. Instead, I accidentally hit edit and I ...
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Is it possible to be granted “edit other people's posts” permissions for just a specific tag?

I'm nearing the 2,000 mark in reputation on Stack Overflow, which I believe will earn me the privilege to edit other people's posts. Is the "edit other people's posts" role applied at a site-wide ...
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Shouldn't a reputation points-less newbie at least be able to upvote a good answer to his/her own questions?

I'm new to Stack Overflow and haven't any reputation points. I just got my first question answered, and I tried to upvote the answer, but I get a popup that says I don't have enough reputation ...
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Editing based on SO reputation [closed]

I like to edit posts on SO — not for spelling errors or edit wars — especially when I see people struggling with the English language (I'm not a native English speaker either) or being ...
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Should Rep Requirements for Actions be lowered on lower-traffic SE-Family sites? [closed]

Take a look at Server Fault. Only 17 Users, 2 Moderators, and 4 Admin/Developers can vote to close. I don't know where Meta will be more popular or less popular than Server Fault, but would there ...

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