It sounds very much like you're treating your SE site like a help desk, rather than a means to build a repository of useful knowledge. New users should not be spamming the site with 5 independent questions to begin with, and you certainly should not be voting on those questions for the sole purpose of inflating their rep. Indeed, I find it shocking that a ...
No, there is no way for moderators to give users extra reputation or badges without the user earning them. There shouldn't be, either. The posting rate limit exists to prevent spammers. Additionally, it makes new users take more time to write their questions and answers while they're still getting the hang of the site.
You can certainly help new users gain ...
Indeed, you are very right. The privilege page is wrong actually. It only counts the reputation earned and doesn't include the check on earned reputation excluding association bonus.
This is from my AskUbuntu privilege page. Yes, I can answer protected questions... But I can't. I haven't earned any reputation myself on that site.
I think the privilege ...
The privilege pages on MSE are the master wikis for all the privilege pages across the network. When they are edited, the privilege pages across the network are (eventually) updated.
With that in mind, the privilege for participating in meta is listed on the page to make it accessible and editable.
It probably should say "1 rep" though. MSE need only 1 rep ...
Only Stack Exchange employees can edit Privileges pages after they moved to the Help Center.
Moderators, 10k and 20k are no longer on that access list.
If you see something that needs a fix, open up a new request and tag it help-center.
If you go to the moderator menu on a user's profile, you have convenient access to the route that shows the user's privileges instead of your own. It's in Mod -> Info -> Privileges. We like to put things that behave differently for moderators behind an obvious 'here be mod things' curtain, with the exception of votes and flags (and there's a reasonably ...
They're detailed because we assume that folks who read it will want a deep understanding of the privilege they're reading about.
That's not necessarily true for everyone. I certainly didn't need to read a page-long, five-section document to figure out how down-voting worked. The guidance in the UI itself (both explicitly in the form of tooltips or pop-up ...
It really makes no sense this still happens! SE uses HTML5 (evident by their use of <!DOCTYPE html>), so it is, now, 'legal' to wrap an div with an anchor - why not do it?
The current technique, whilst clever IMO, is ugly; you cannot copy the URL without opening the link, and you cannot open the link in a new tab.
I've made a userscript to convert ...
Not an excuse, but I would suspect that the screen shot came from an answer here on meta that explained the feature and here we do have a tradition of annotating screen shots with free hand circles and arrows. If you do a search in comments (using the data explorer) you'll find numerous ones along the lines of:
-1 Not enough free hand circles.
It depicts the real difference between the two styles. The avatar of the one on the left has a drop shadow (hence is expandable), and that of the one on the right does not (and so is not expandable).
Notice the little gray gradient/fuzziness. It's subtle!
I don't agree with updating screenshots to match changes in data that are, by their very nature, dynamic counters that'll change with time. Shall we update screenshots of the users list every time anyone's rep changes? But for UI/caption changes, absolutely. This is a problem with the help pages in general: they have not been kept up-to-date very well.
Have you noticed that the "award bounty" UI is present even on deleted answers? That the "accept answer" checkmark is present even if the answer is too new for you to be allowed to accept it? That vote buttons are available even to people who don't have the upvote and downvote privileges? None of those controls are grayed out or disabled, either. At ...
Don't think it's about change, but rather that each site has its own editor "theme" aka CSS sprites file defining the icons we see.
I guess that it's built as part of the site design once it's launched out of Beta.
Some examples: (live)
In my opinion there are two options for ...
Removing the link will only leave 10K users asking "where did that link go?"… and documenting the dozens(?) of exceptional circumstances for every feature will make the system that much more complicated for everyone else to use.
I can appreciate the desire to "document everything", but I much prefer a style of just-in-time learning where you keep ...
Done and done. After the cache updates (could take a while), there will be no trace1 of accept rate on all privilege pages. It has been completely wiped out from existence by my PRISM-approved whiteout.
This meeting never happened.
1. Except, well, in the revision history
The page to review the suggested edits requires a reputation of at least 2000, and that is true for every Stack Exchange site. I took this screenshot on Programmers, where my reputation is lower than 2000.
Maybe we should wait the new review page is not considered beta anymore, just in case the reputation requirements get changed before the review page is ...
I have updated that wiki page, which now lists the following flags:
Requires ♦ moderator attention
Off-topic, not a real question, too localized, not constructive, duplicate question
Spam (i.e. undiscriminated bulk advertisement)
Offensive, abusive, or hate speech
The change in the wiki page still needs to be pushed to the other Stack Exchange site; the ...
Heh, thanks for the reminder. I re-wrote about half of that page the other day, adding links to the stuff I was talking about along the way. Could probably still use some linkage love, but I'll save that for when we start adding new analytics.
Take a look at the privileges page, you can find the privileges page through the help center or by hovering your mouse over your name.
On the page itself you see a list of all the privileges you can earn and the progress of every privilege. When you click on a privilege you will see how much reputation is needed to require this privilege. Also you will get ...
Usually for programming issues you can find your questions already answered on Stack Overflow.
Here's the current CSS:
If you add position: relative to the CSS the issue is resolved.