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Questions tagged [trusted-user]

For questions about the privileges trusted users gain, users with at least 20k reputation (4k on public betas).

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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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What happens when “recommend deletion” and “delete” are mixed in LQP review? [duplicate]

In Low Quality Posts review, what happens when <20k users chose "recommend deletion", and 20k users chose "delete" for the same review? For example, if a post had 3 "recommend deletion" reviews and ...
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When should I vote to delete answers that I wouldn't flag?

When should I delete an answer? has an early exploration of a rationale for when answers should be deleted by 20k voting. Unfortunately, time marches on and the reasons explored in the sole answer ...
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Public beta “trusted user” cannot edit tag wikis

I recently surpassed 1500 rep in Aviation.SE, earning me the privilege to edit tag wikis. So I tried it out, and discovered that I actually don't have this privilege: Instead after editing, I get ...
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Should trusted users be able to make edits on other sites without review

I've just joined a Stack Exchange site that's in beta and received the usual Association Bonus of +100, for having an account with reputation above the required level on the network. I answered a ...
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What happens to Trusted Users when a Beta site gets launched?

I just joined a beta community that's been around for a long time, lots of the users are at 6,000 reputation, but because it's a Beta site, a Trusted User only needs 4,000 rep. What happens when this ...
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If trust cannot be had, then perhaps it should not be offered [closed]

I've read many of the recent posts and the rejection of one of my suggestions which used a common word (namely "nominal"). To me, this comes down to everything which requires human review and does ...
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Make it easier for 20k users to downvote-and-delete [duplicate]

Users with the trusted user privilege (20k rep on most sites, 4k on beta sites) get some handy extra powers. Among them are: Voting to delete answers with score of -1 or lower Voting to ...
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Why do I have to make work for mods by flagging 'not an answer' in the late answer queue?

Sometimes late answers are crap. That's why we have a late answer queue. For 'plain vanilla crap', I downvote. That's nice. However, extra-special (not really an answer) crap should be deleted. OK, ...
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Allow 20k users to see deleted posts from other users profiles (particularly for post banned users)

Background Anyone who has spent any time on meta will have experienced a user who has been question or answer banned and is looking for help. Often letting them know how to improve is what they need ...
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Can trusted users be trusted to suggest tag synonyms without a score of 5 in a tag? (on smaller sites, not Stack Overflow)

This has been asked before but I feel the original question was more focussed on Stack Overflow than the Stack Exchange network at large. Related: Can we allow 7.5K users to suggest tag synonyms ...
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20k+ flagging rules?

How does attaining the trusted user privilege affect flagging? Note: spam and moderation attention flags are rather outside of the scope of this question, I'm aware that these should be used whenever ...
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Vote to delete automatically flags

I just hit 20k reputation, thus I'm now able to vote to delete answers. Now I know there isn't a delete vote queue, so just voting to delete isn't all that reliable, or is it? So (unless such a ...
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Tweaking close requirements to manage the close queue

There have been no shortage of ideas to get the close queue manageable. Here's one more: let's fundamentally re-think how many votes it takes to close a question. Currently, diamond mods can close ...
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When should a trusted user use their delete votes on an answer? [duplicate]

I recently hit 20k rep and gain the privilege to delete answers with negative score. When should I use my delete votes on answers, given that non-answers can be flagged and resolved with single ...
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Allow Trusted Users to modify Closed As Duplicate link

There is a problem with duplicates not being handled well on the site over time as outlined here. Sometimes the chain leading to the best canonical question is too long, sometimes it doesn't even ...
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Is there a voting member status that one can work towards [duplicate]

I find myself often agreeing in principle with SO rules but wondering about the arbitrariness of some of them. For example, there is an implicit assumption that there is a good chance that someone ...
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Comment conversion hides converter from OP, but not from others

When a moderator converts an answer to a comment, the original poster gets told to see the FAQ for why. For example, from this ELU question’s (now-deleted) answer, which got converted to this ...
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MSO tag [20k] is the same as [trusted-user]

Meta Stack Overflow tag 20k (9 questions as of now) looks the same as trusted-user (14 questions as of now), consider making these synonyms. For the record, 20k has no tag wiki, trusted-user has tag ...
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Somewhat confusing interaction between the low quality queue and pending delete list

Consider https://stackoverflow.com/a/14172477/131433. It shows up on the delete list with a pending delete. If you click on that list entry, however, you don't see a delete vote. The reason, I ...
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Delete tab doesn’t always grey things out that it should

(I don’t quite know whether this is a bug or a feature, but I’ll be charitable and mark it as a feature-request for now. Please feel free to retag to bug if you decide otherwise.) In the Delete ...
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When to flag when you're a trusted user?

As a trusted SO user, I barely see any reason to flag. Spam or offensive questions or answers are handled fast enough by simple votes to close then delete. Maybe because we have now enough trusted ...
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Introduce a better way to identify trusted users

Stack Overflow depends heavily on moderation by a body of reliable users dedicated to the site rather than merely gaining points and badges any way possible. It's vital to be able to tell these groups ...
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Please add a “When should I delete answers?” section to the 20k privileges description page

The privileges description for 10k rep has a pretty in-depth explanation of how deleting posts works, and it elaborates on specifically when you should consider voting to delete a question under the ...
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Allow “trusted users” to see deleted users contributions

Could we allow for "Trusted Users" (>= 20K rep) to be able to see deleted users contributions to the Stack Exchange? They can already see deleted questions and answers, why not a deleted ...
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Stronger spam flags for trusted users

Trusted users (20k+ reputation) can delete downvoted answers and closed questions immediately, only three votes are required. Spam flags take six votes, but can be cast by anyone able to flag (15+ ...
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Delete votes on 0-scored answers should count as a down-vote

If you have 20,000+ reputation on a site and have been using your delete votes to clean up non-answers/low quality answers, this workflow is probably familiar: Find a 0-scored answer that should be ...
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Is using this downvote/delete loophole exploitative?

As a trusted user on SO, one of my privileges is Voting to delete answers with score of -1 or lower Add to this the fact that votes can be withdrawn within a grace period, and it's possible for me ...
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Best practice for deleting answers that aren't answers [duplicate]

As a trusted user, I can vote to delete answers that have a score of -1 or lower. Typically, the answers I find myself wanting to vote to delete come from new answers to old questions. These ...
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Why cannot I vote to delete this closed question?

https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/128936/what-is-the-website-where-you-can-build-a-demo-database-for-stackoverflow-questi has been closed, but I cannot vote to delete it, although I am a 20k ...
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Can trusted users delete accepted answers with a negative score?

A user recently pointed out a few questions with incredibly bad accepted answers on our site's meta asking us if there is anything we can do about it. I'm aware that users can delete answers if they ...
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How can I merge two answers posted by another user?

With great reputation comes great responsibility, but I'm not quite sure what the responsibility is or how to exercise it. I recently flagged two answers on this question: Generating all permutations ...
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Can the privileges page for trusted users list answer deletion guidelines?

/privileges/trusted-user does not explain when it is best to apply the delete answers privilege. Where can I find guidelines about deleting answers? Can these be added to the privilege page?
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What's the modus operandi when encountering a not-an-answer?

I am a non-20k-er on many sites. What am I supposed to do when I encounter a not-an-answer? Flag it as not an answer? Downvote it? All of the above? I have 20k reputation on one of the sites. What ...
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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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What elements on a Stack Exchange site can be changed by a community mod?

I've found a problem with the close text for the off-topic reason on Electrical Engineering, and would like to modify it. (Note: I've opened a meta question for the change here, but I think the ...
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What privileges do Trusted Users have that 10K+ users don't?

What is the difference between the privileges of Trusted Users (20K+) and 10K+ (<20K) users?
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What does “stronger question deletion votes” mean?

From Stack Overflow's FAQ, I noticed the additional privilege: "20000 Vote to delete negatively voted answers and stronger question deletion votes " I want to know, What does "stronger question ...
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20k users can vote to delete negatively voted accepted answers

20k users can vote to delete answers with a score of -1 or lower (at any time, I believe), but the voting lacks a check to see if the answer is an accepted answer. IIRC, accepted answers have to be ...
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Does deleting an answer bump its question at the top of the homepage?

I received a flag for a comment-as-an-answer answer to an off-topic closed question; last activity, September. Would this question be bumped to the top of the homepage if I removed the answer? Yes, I ...
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20k early-votes-to-delete should not take effect immediately

Users with 20k rep have recently received the power to cast question deletion votes without the two day delay after closing that is imposed on users with 10k rep, and these votes take immediate effect....
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Add the ability to create any tag synonym to the “trusted user” privileges [duplicate]

Currently, the ability to create tag synonyms is limited to those users who have a certain amount of activity in that tag. This creates awkwardness for rare tags such as [z-order]. Request: Add the ...
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Now that 20k users can delete answers, should we increase the number of daily delete votes?

With the new capability to vote to delete answers, 20k users now have another kind of content to vote to delete. However, we still are rate-limited to only 5 total delete votes we can cast per day (...