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Note: If you can't comment on your own post or answers to your own questions because you don't have 50 reputation, please see the "Special Note" at the bottom. Why does this limit exist? We realize that new users may have valuable comments, and that we may lose some of those contributions by requiring 50 reputation points to unlock the feature. ...


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status-completed Dec. 9, 2015 Implemented for 10k users, 2k on beta sites See: Enable searching with deleted:1 for 10k users Ability to use the deleted:0, deleted:1, deleted:all search queries Currently, these are only available to moderators. This is a feature that I miss dearly on sites where I'm not a mod. This would also allow users to view a list ...


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Show off the posts I'm most proud of Give users a place on the profile1 (Profile rather than Activity; this is outward-facing) to collect, say, up to 10 posts that they're most proud of or otherwise want to show off. Sometimes your best work isn't high-scoring (maybe it's in an obscure, low-traffic tag), or maybe you just think everything clicked on that ...


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Your own personal blog attached to your profile Write articles on topics that interest you Others can discuss your articles in attached chatrooms, over which you retain full ownership + the ability to promote insightful chat messages to a featured position below your articles. The nature of the content is up to the author, but must still abide by the usual ...


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status-completed Sep. 7, 2015: Implemented for 25k users on graduated sites and 5k users on beta sites. I absolutely love the example suggestion. So here it is so that it may be voted on. Access to site analytics Community moderators have access to a page that includes several interactive charts showing time series of aggregate data such as traffic, posts, ...


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Please consider this an example proposal. There are a lot of potential pitfalls with comment moderation, so I don't want people to get too excited about this particular idea. It occurs to me that since we really want to hear your ideas, seeding the question was a mistake. Comment moderation At 30k on graduated sites (and 10k on beta sites) grant users ...


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See a list of inbound links to your questions and answers On occasion, I'll run in to someone referring to my questions or answers out "in the wild" -- kind of neat! It isn't easy to get at that kind of information without manually searching Google; as a privilege it would be awesome to see a list of inbound links to things I've posted (including questions ...


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Following dupehammer spirit, it looks natural to give them 10-20 see details below extra close votes to bang in their tag. Note how this will also boost dupehammer holders power, allowing them to do their magic 10-20 more times a day. Another option worth considering is to allow for 10-20 extra close reviews in their tag. Primary purpose of this is ...


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status-declined Nov. 12, 2015 (Jon Ericson) This seems like a useful addition to search. I don't know if it makes sense to limit this to any particular reputation level however. If we do index comments for search, we might as well let anyone use the feature. At the moment, we are using a version of Elasticsearch that makes mixing commments with posts ...


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We've no plans to make "opting out" an option. This is in keeping with existing behavior: once you gain the ability to vote to close, you can no longer flag for closing. The system trusts you more, and there's no way to tell it to trust you less*. To be perfectly frank, I've never liked the attitude toward closing that turning it into a voting system ...


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Allow 30k (beta 10k) users to see deleted posts directly from a user's profile, and/or to optionally include it in search results. Viewing deleted posts from the profile was proposed in the past for 10k or 20k users, but people said that that would be too many people looking at stuff someone deleted. 30k is a smaller amount of people, so it might make more ...


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status-completed Dec. 9, 2015 Implemented for 10k users, 2k on beta sites See: Enable searching with deleted:1 for 10k users You can use this feature by using search deleted:1 user:me. Original by Jon Ericson: status-declined (Jon Ericson) I love the idea. But I'm afraid that high reputation users are not immune from being annoyed by their deleted posts (...


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Expedited on-hold & reopen actions At 30k (10k beta), grant the following privileges: Instantly put a question on hold for any reason other than duplicate, provided that: The question has not been previously closed and reopened. The question, if in the review queue, does not have pending "leave open" votes. (Maybe - open for discussion): the ...


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I'd like to float a modified version of this idea as a 30k (10k beta) privilege. Problem statement Stack Exchange sites (and especially Stack Overflow) intimidate new users who might become exceptional contributors if only they got over the hump of asking and answering questions. Meanwhile, top users have plenty of sticks to correct bad behavior from new ...


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Expedited capability for migration to your site At 30k on graduated sites (and 10k on beta sites) grant users the power to suggest migration in a more pro-active way to "their powerhouse". Example: Say you have >30k rep on site X, but also associate with site Y where you have [not a lot of rep], provide some capability to migrate content from ...


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Indeed you are correct. A unicorn did indeed eat the wires, becoming a unicord. It wasn't an unobserved side-effect of my performance refactorings in any way, so the current build I'm frantically pushing out will probably have no effect except for coincidence. Ahem.


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Sites There are three main types of privilege thresholds (sorted from high to low): Stack Overflow and graduated sites with a design (example) public betas and non-designed sites (example) private betas and this Harvard University site Some sites have a unique privilege (level) schema: Ask Patents Area 51 (scroll down to "What is reputation?")...


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It depends if you're up for a little indoctrination or not... I think that, as a user around that sort of rep, you understand that questions sometimes get closed, or reopened. You're maybe trying to emulate (or fight against) the people who've been around longer voting on this. In other words, you understand something of the site. Why not grant the view ...


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You have a reputation of 8 now on Stack Overflow; you need 50 to comment. You could do that by; Correcting the grammar of either questions or answers. To do so, click the edit link by the entry. Rephrase poorly expressed needs. For many, English is not their native tongue. You need 21 more approved edits to gain the 42 more rep you need to make it to 50. ...


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Realtime and smarter feeds Many processes in Stack Exchange are cached, or have delays, that enable the higher performance of the site. I propose that these caches are selectively removed for 30K users, and that feeds become personalized and more "real time". For example: Review Queue "icon" on the top bar does not count items you have ...


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This may be a little controversial, but perhaps it would be worth while to: Make access to the First Posts and Late Answer Review queues a 500 rep privilege. Hopefully this will prevent the blind from leading the blind. As a possible side benefit it may slow down the badge hunters till they get a better idea of what the review queues are really for and ...


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status-declined Oct. 23, 2015 (Jon Ericson) Let me preface this by saying that I've never hit this limit myself. I have hit other rate limits that are annoying, so I'm imagining what it would be like to hit this limit fairly often. To be candid, I don't think chat moderation tools are ready to handle problems of annoying, but not exactly abusive behavior. ...


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I don't need to be given more opportunities to take the garbage out (e.g. more votes) but I would sure like to feel like I'm not working in vain. In the queues, give priority to the the votes or flags cast by people who have silver badges (or higher) in one of the tags of the post. For instance, let's say I'm filtering close votes to only see those in ...


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status-declined Oct. 23, 2015 (Jon Ericson) I find the topbar notifications very compelling; it's difficult to let them sit unclicked. My amateur behavioral psychology suggests that only showing positive changes is a big reason. It's not that this idea wouldn't be useful. Rather, it works against the original purpose of the feature: engage users when they do ...


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Retag is dead, long live retag. Erm. Long live smarter edit. Retag is gone. It has ceased to be. The "please go back and click the retag link instead of edit" message is gone. We will (not) miss it. Editing tags only will result in the same behavior as retag, except for the message (low enough rep will put it in review queue for suggested edits, having ...


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Unlimited close votes At 30k on graduated sites (and 10k on beta sites) grant users the following powers: Unlimited close votes (like moderators currently have). Unlimited reviews in the Close review queue. The main way to keep the high quality of Stack Exchange is to fight the waves of low quality questions with close votes. Many users join this epic ...


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