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 ...
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 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 ...
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.
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!
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 ...
Though the UI for the settings page has changed in the 5 years and 8 months since this was requested, the issue was still there. Happy to report that it has been fixed.
For mods who are viewing another user's [Profile and Settings] page, clicking on the [Privileges] link will load up the privileges page for that user. And the header at the top of the page ...
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.
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
This will be fixed in the next build. Thanks for the report!
Kind of a funny problem here. The icon and the type description used to be rendered via a helper function. There are no helpers in .NET Core, so it was replaced with a function that ended up writing markup out immediately when called when what we actually wanted was to use it as a parameter to our ...
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 ...
Not quite. You need the actual create tag synonyms privilege in addition to a score of 5 or more on the tag in order to suggest a tag synonym. You don't need that privilege in order to vote on them, though. You only need a score of 5 or more on the tag in order to do that.
They should remain separated to emphasize that users who don't yet have that ...
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.
I think this happens because the top of the page shows the path through the help center to get to the page, and below that is the title of the page:
When the screen is too small, the end of the path gets pushed down to the next line:
I think the title should be removed and the path should be kept so this doesn't happen on small screens and so the name isn'...