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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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 those ...
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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 ...
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What's the reputation minimum to see “in need of moderator intervention” questions/answers?

In Stack Exchange, there are elected moderators and moderators by reputation. But the second kind is pretty relative, as there are 9 different reputation levels for "moderation" priviledges. The flag ...
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Remove the 2 link limit for new users everywhere

Several years ago we managed to convince the SE team to remove the 2 link limit for new users on Skeptics. This limit was particularly frustrating on this site, as any answer without links was likely ...
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Add an icon to the achievement list when new privilege has earned in apps [duplicate]

Achievements list doesn't contain an icon for new privilege for both iOS and Android apps: Web contains an icon either: Is it possible to add same icon as in web?
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Should moderators be given the discretion to award high-scoring badges and privileges?

Badges and privileges are site-specific, available only to high reputation participants and automatically awarded. In other words, once certain reputation point thresholds are crossed, the appropriate ...
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Is there a way to get just my privilege to (in)validate flags in chat revoked? [duplicate]

Because I have 40.3K rep across all Stack Exchange sites, I get that blue orb above my avatar whenever someone flags something in chat, with the options to validate or invalidate a chat flag. I don't ...
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Update the privileges section in the Help Center

The privileges section in the help center should be updated with recent change in the privilege threshold. There was a change in privilege thresholds on 3 September 2017. The new change implemented ...
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Let's raise the privilege to set bounties to something that needs having been active in the site [duplicate]

In User signing up to many stackexchange sites and offering the association bonus as a bounty a case is being discussed about a user that got 200 reputation in one of the Stack Exchange sites and ...
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Bounty-setter can’t comment on bounty question [duplicate]

I know there have been many requests that, once you earn a privilege, you should keep that privilege forever, even if you drop below the reputation threshold that granted you that privilege — ...
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“Page Not Found” when click privilege link from editing tag in Area 51 meta

In Area 51 discussion when editing any tag, if the user doesn't have enough reputation to edit the tag, the following warning box appears: You do not yet have tag wiki edit privileges. Your edit ...
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Why seeing vote counts is harder to get than access to some review queues?

Why is it a privilege to view vote counts? and its answer explains why seeing vote counts is a privilege (query cost + possibility for newbies to mess with votes). Not allowing everyone to see these ...
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Issue - “Next privilege” card overlaps on header while scrolling

Today I found a strange ugly bug when I was scrolling to my questions. "Next privilege" card was open and I scrolled at bottom and saw that card overlapping the header. It is for all the pop ups ...
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UI issue/glitch on privilege tracking card

I was tracking information about my next reputation privilege, I found this UI issue, next to expandable usercard, It's overlapping on cancel button. OS : Ubuntu - 16.04 Browser : Chrome - Version ...
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Can I get commenting permission? [duplicate]

I know I don't have much rep on Super User, but I have on Ask Ubuntu. I found a post, Windows 10 Audio Headset Detection Issues. And I have some potential solutions for it. Can I get permission ...
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Criteria for earning moderation privileges should include time spent on the site

Based on reputation earned, SE sites give different types of privileges to users. I am only talking about moderation privileges, which have some serious impacts on the community. For example (editing, ...
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“Secret” Documentation Privileges on sites other than SO [closed]

I was searching the Help Center and I found something strange: Privilege: documentation votes - Vote on documentation content This wouldn't be strange if I was on Stack Overflow, since they ...
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Can a user with 20-100 reputation still upload a picture into chat? [possible bug]

I've just realized that until 100 reputation you don't get the upload image option in chat: Link Here So that just means that the Upload Image button isn't there until you have 100 rep. What ...
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Why are reputation requirements different depending on the site? [duplicate]

I've noticed something on multiple different stack sites that confuses me. For some reason, the reputation requirements for certain privileges are different. For example, you need 50 reputation be ...
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Why does Linked questions allow anyone to see some details of a deleted post without checking their privileges?

Take for example the question (on Drupal.SE) about "How to process the results of a VBO enabled view via Rules?". It is deleted and in its Linked block (to the right, above its "Related" block) it ...
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No advertisements on despite having less than 200 rep? (mobile theme)

The privilege for 200 reputation is See reduced ads. I'm fairly sure that I'm remembering correctly that there was no ads when I had lower than 200 rep, so what does that privilege mean? Note: I'm ...
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Reputation audit page (“sitename.com/reputation”) says it requires 10 reputations to view when not logged in?

When I accidentally added the /reputation in end of the any non-joined community site name, it says I need 10 reputations to see the reputation history. But I can see the reputation history /...
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Privilege Text Messed Up

The picture is pretty self-explanatory of the problem: There is some hard-to-see text in the bottom bar for some reason. I'm not sure what exactly is happening or what should be happening here, but ...
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Protected questions and overall SO network reputation [duplicate]

I recently wanted to give an answer on an SO platform, but instead had to write a comment. The weird thing is, that I think the comment would have been a decent answer, which in turn could bump me ...
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Reputation needed to upvote / downvote [duplicate]

On Physics Stack Exchange I have 96 reputation points. I'm able to upvote something, but when I tried downvoting a question it said that my vote would be recorded, but not displayed. Is there a ...
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Expanded usercards for all users

I know the expanded usercard is a privilege given to established users. However, it would be much more useful if you could see some basic profile information of any user without having to go to their ...
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Why is the Bounty privilege given at 75 reputation, while minimum bounty is 50 reputation?

I don't understand why you can't place a bounty until you get 75 rep but the minimum bounty is 50. Wouldn't it make more sense to be able to place a bounty when you have 51 rep since you have enough ...
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Is there an image number limit in questions from new users?

I have seen a number of questions from new users where someone has requested pictures/screenshots and the new user responds to say that they are not allowed to add additional images (i.e. permissions ...
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Rephrase “Edit answers and questions” privilege

The current 2k reputation privilege says "Edit questions and answers". However, the power to edit questions or answers have already been granted way before 2000 reputation is earned -- these edits ...
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Privilege page contradicts the FAQ; which is correct?

The "Remove new user restrictions" privilege page says that a new user cannot: ask or answer questions too rapidly suggesting that this rate limit is removed at 10 rep. But The Complete ...
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Determining how many users on site have particular privilege (reputation level)?

Is there any easy way to see how many users on a site have attained a particular privilege? For example, the number of users on this site who have the 3,000 reputation needed to cast close/re-open ...
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Inline editor places cursor at the end of the post instead of the beginning

This just started happening to me yesterday (and has been reproduced): if I start to edit a post on a site where I have edit privileges, which means I'm using the inline editor, then the edit cursor ...
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Why does Meta Stack Exchange have privileges that don't have any effect? [duplicate]

On Meta Stack Exchange, I've noticed two privileges that don't make any difference on this site, but that are still listed on the privilege page. One of these is the reduced ads privilege. This ...

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