Questions tagged [privileges]

Questions about various privileges you obtain by earning reputation points.

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Abusing the downvote ability

I feel that many users abuse the downvote feature and downvote genuinely researched questions/answers without any reason. I have noticed this in many posts and it has personally happened to me a few ...
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Adverts on Math.SE?

I was looking at the privileges on Mathoverflow, Stackexchange and Meta stack exchange and noticed that on these sites, there is a 200-rep privilege "reduce ads". Indeed, on these sites, every ...
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Request to add a new privilege on MSE - the right of reply

It should be only fair that, when someone casts a downvote on MSE, the recipient of the downvote had a chance to respond. This is known at large as the right of reply or "the right to defend ...
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A Beginner and the Problem with the 50 Reputations Requirement

I have just started studying calculus and sometimes have questions which are super easy for the most members of the site. I had a question and did not want to ask it because a similar one was already ...
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Privilege page on reduced ads doesn't show on this site, even though there are now advertisements

This site has had advertisements enabled for some time now, as the team has been expanding those to non-technology-related sites, of which this site happens to be the largest. On such sites, users ...
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What does the "see reduced ads" privilege mean?

Supposedly I just earned this privilege. I clicked on the link and it took me to a page that lists a whole bunch of other privileges but not "see reduced ads". It's not like this website is brimming ...
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The rep requirement for privileges should be reduced

Many old users amassed their reps through answering questions which usually went EOQS (evidence: see the bans of many users post EOQS). And since the hard implementation of EOQS, it is becoming more ...
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What fraction of users gained the established user privilege over the years?

I want to know, out of all the users who joined MSE in a year, what amount of users gained the privilege of becoming an established user from one year of that account plotted as a function of time (...
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Audit on demand for review queues

I have just gained queues access privilege (500 reputation), so I can review First Answers, First questions and Late answers on main website. I'm willing to help these queues alongside the community ...
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How can I provide useful links which may answer a question.

I am currently looking at providing this user with a resource which may answer their question, however I cannot add this as a comment as I do not have enough reputation. I am not sure if I should post ...
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How I can Get reputation?

I used to write my answer in image, But when I want to post it, it said need 10 reputations How do I must write?
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Can a user whose account is suspended due to voting irregularities comment on his answer to my question?

I asked a few questions long time ago and couldn't see the answer to them due to being critically ill. Now on some answers the answerer's reputation is changed to 1 and it is written on his account ...
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What privileges can get after reaching 25k reputation?

I am interested especially in whether one can get the right to delete the others' comments. Unfortunately, from what I read there are no more privileges after 25k reputation. Is this right?
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Why can only established users view vote counts?

Maybe I'm missing something, but I don't see the threat to either the site or to individual contributors if all are allowed to see this information.
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What is the point of restricting people from seeing upvote/downvote ratios?

I notice that on many StackExchanges, you can't see how many upvotes or downvotes a post got, only the net total. I needed to get to $1000$ rep on MSE to be able to view the upvote and downvote counts....
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Rationale and need for rule barring low-reputation users from inserting images

Occasionally, a new user will ask a question for which a picture is required. Sometimes it's because they don't have the time, energy, or knowledge to convert a handwritten or typeset equation (often ...
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Privileges List

Being new on this site, I'm slowly gaining more reputation and am unlocking new privileges (such as upvoting, commenting, etc.). On my account it tracks the next privilege that I'm progressing towards,...
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3000+ reputation - what can I do now?

I would like to read the 3 paragraphs what I can do now after having achieved 3000+ reputation. I was offered to read them as I reached 3k rep, but now I cannot find it.
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Can I forsake my superpowers?

I have been slowly collecting gold-badge super-powers in a few categories. I am not comfortable with them. I like to be able to vote on a post, and make the community aware of it and either agree or ...
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I am not allowed by you to post images but my reputation is over 300.

Hi: I have posted a post in math dot stackexcange dot com which includes an image and your site said that I could not post and image because I should have reputation above 10 to do that. But according ...
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Why can't I talk in the Pearl Dive Chat room?

Is Stack Exchange reputation different than regular? I have more than 20 reputation, but I don't seem to be allowed to talk in chat rooms.
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At 5000 point I received a new privilege.

I recently reached 5000 points and I got a message, saying I have a new privilege. "Approve tag wiki edits" What does this mean?
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How could a user with a single point cast votes?

This user has not been more than at least $15$ reputation. Why can they cast votes?
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My delete votes aren't registering nor does the delete vote option appear without a prior vote.

My delete votes aren't registering nor does the delete vote option appear without a prior vote. The problem is on both the mobile and the desktop sites. I can see deleted questions & answers, ...
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Why can’t I participate in the discussion or contact the participants?

I found the following question and associated thread interesting, and I’d like to contribute: Product rule for matrix-valued functions and Differentiability of matrix multiplication. However, I have ...
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Why can't everyone see down votes? [duplicate]

I recently discovered that I now have the power to see how many up and down votes a given question or answer has, rather than just the sum. I find it strange that this information is not available to ...
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Edits Take Place Immediately for Verified Users

I like editing posts, I'm reasonably good at $\LaTeX$, as well as grammar, I have a PhD in Mathematical Physics from Virginia Tech, and it's kind of annoying that my edits need to be reviewed. I'm not ...
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What exactly are the moderator privileges? Can they edit comments after 5 mins?

I recently passed the 10k reputation milestone to be granted moderator privileges. I'm enjoying reading deleted questions. But I'm curious what exactly else are my new moderator privileges? I saw the ...
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Answer/Comment Etiquette

With my (terrible!) reputation of < 50 (new to the site), I cannot comment on posts and answers of others. However, if I wish to make an observation or give a hint as opposed to the full answer, ...
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Is there a way to get some priviliges concerning limited questions per certain amount of time?

I know I've a lot to do this year (i.e. making a lot of past papers and past editions of maths olympiads both of secondary school and university level) and I want to get the most out of it. So this ...
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Why can't all people answer their own questions?

People should be able to submit an answer to their one question no matter their reputation. I just got an answer to a question of mine from someone I knew, but I can't submit my answer any way other ...
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Why don't I receive notifications of new privileges?

I want to be notified of new privileges I receive so I can kick the tires. However, it doesn't look like I am receiving these notifications. I would have received the "view close votes" privilege ...
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Why can I unprotect questions but not protect them?

I just got the privilege to (un)protect questions. However I can only see the button to unprotect, not the button to protect. See: That question is more than a day old, so I should be able to ...
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Protect questions. Practical reasons.

Today I've earned the privilege to protect questions. I've visited the dedicated page, but I have to admit that I'm not satisfied with the reasons for protecting a question given there: "Questions ...
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Feature request: a reward that is transferable to another stack

Recently there was a post on the music stack by someone who had written a tune on a guitar using a tuning of his own invention. I would have liked to comment that Elizabeth Cotten wrote music on a ...
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Why is there a rep requirement to delete your question

Why is there a reputation requirement to delete your own question, particularly if it has no answers? It seems like something even unregistered users should have the right to do unilaterally, and I ...
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Does a user lose privilege if his reputation decreases below requirement by giving a bounty?

Here is a hypothetical question - Suppose I cross 1000 reputation and become an established user. Then I give 200 reputation as bounty on some problem, so my reputation goes down below 1000. Will I ...
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If I reach 10k reputation and then give much of it away in bounties will I still have moderator privileges? [duplicate]

Basically, my question is as the title asks. If I get to 10k reputation and then give away reputation points bring me below 10k, will I still have access to moderator tools?
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Comparing "privileges" and "badges"

Here's an image from my user profile's "Activity" tab. When I closed on "Track a tag badge instead", this appeared. I want to know the difference between a "privilege" and a "badge". If I follow "...
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Why only 10k+ rep users can see all the deleted questions/answers?

I'd like to know what's reason for only 10k+ rep users can see all the deleted questions/answers. I'm quite sure that the admins of SE had something in their mind when set this level.
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Earned the "comment everywhere" privilege but reputation still at 40

Today, I earned the "comment everywhere" privilege, as mentioned in the above image: But my reputation is still at 40 and I do not understand how I could have lost 10 reputation. Is there any ...
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Why is it needed 50 reputation points in order to have the privilege to comment? [duplicate]

How do I make a comment? Well, this is easy, a user must have at least 50 reputation points, and comments are a privilege... wait, why is it? How to make a remark when reputation is under 50 ? One ...
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Why are privileges reversed when the deduction came from starting a bounty?

Edit: I agree with with tim's answer here: https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/11986 What are some justifications for not implementing it this way? It doesn't really make much sense to me- I've lost 450 ...
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How do I make a comment?

For some reason I can make comments on my own posts, but then when I try to make comments on other people's posts or anything else for that matter, a blue notification pops up saying I require 50 ...
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Will I lose permission to comment if I start a bounty? [duplicate]

At the time I'm writing this, I have 77 reputation. I was thinking to add a 50 rep bounty for this question, which has been unanswered for more than six months. If I do that, my reputation will go ...
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Editing to correct formatting. What to do when author edits discarding formatting changes? Why the high rep barrier?

I've known about MSE for a while, but I only just recently got involved in MSE properly. One of the daily things I do here on this site is make edits to new posts (often by new users) to add $\LaTeX$ ...
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When a question is nominated for deletion?

These days I've looked a little for the questions eligible for deletion, and I'm very confused. How the system chooses amongst the questions which one can be deleted and which one can't? For instance,...
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Is this an answer only site for people who just started here?

I'm a new user. I don't understand why I can't tell users what is wrong with their work. You can only do that when you have reached reputation=50? I also don't understand anymore what is meant by ...
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Today and yesterday I noticed new users who were able to access suggested edit reviews [duplicate]

The first review queue one gets access to is first post and late answers at a rep of 500. How are some new users getting access to these reviews when they aren't global moderators and this is the only ...
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What is needed to have the right to close a question (as a duplicate) with a single vote?

I've noticed that some questions are closed by a single vote. What's needed to give an user such a privilege?