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Questions tagged [privileges]

Questions about various privileges you obtain by earning reputation points.

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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 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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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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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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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?
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Why have I lost my ability to close a question?

It's not that I like to close questions, and indeed I haven't yet, just wondering why. I earned the privilege some days ago, when I gained a bunch of points in all SE sites, but then, as it turns out, ...
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How many reputation points need for upvoting?

The most probably this is a duplicate, but I wasn't able to find it. (Sorry for this.) How many points are needed to allow users to upvote?
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Review option for me on the top right of my math.stackexchange

I have never seen this, but I randomly one day, had the option on my top right to "review" questions and stuff like that. Why is this? When was this option available for me and why? Is it because I ...
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He has not enough reputation to comment and made a new question, how to proceed?

This question asks for an clarification of an answer of mine here. Do I post an answer to his new question, or do I post a comment in my answer and flag his new question? Remark: He did it, because ...
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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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How to make a remark when reputation is under 50 ?

Imagine I look at a question and have a remark about someone's answer, or just want some clarification about it. I naturally want to leave a comment. But being under reputation 50, I can't. Plus, ...
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Would awarding a bounty in order for the other user to get some particular privilege be considered a misuse of bounty system?

I suppose the title says it, but to give a more detailed explanation: Suppose that some user does not have certain privilege and for some reason I want that user to have this privilege. If the user ...
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Avoiding extended discussion in comments section with low rep user?

I know it's bad practice to have extended discussions in the comments section, and I understand why. But there is no way to move the discussion to chat with a low-reputation user, and in my experience ...
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Should we really have a reputation requirement for commenting?

It's been my experience that this is damaging to the functionality of the site. Example. Say there are two answers to a question. The answerer pertaining to one of them misses something subtle but ...
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Is it possible to reduce the need of 20 rep for chat? I need it for making a chat for my classmates.

I'm trying to create a chat room with LaTeX for my classmates, It is here. Is it possible to reduce the need for 20rep for them? They speak only portuguese and won't be able to make a question. But I ...
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The help page on privileges doesn't mention accepting answers.

I've just checked the help page for privileges and it doesn't mention accepting answers. There was a discussion on meta about how to encourage newer users to accept answers when appropriate but the ...
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Should rep requirements for tag creation be higher?

There are, IMO, quite a lot of badly tagged questions and... not very good tags. Some of them were discussed on meta recently; some of these discussions show, IMO, that users who created these tags ...
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How to add a comment to an answer?

I see in some questions, Other are adding comments to an answer. How to do this?
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I can't leave a comment

I can't leave a comment on the posts. Is this because I'm a new member and don't have enough reputations?
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Why does the rollback link require so much reputation?

I understand and agree with a high reputation cutoff for making auto-approved edits, and even that several people have to approve other edits (So Much Approval Required For Edits). However, as a ...
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'question eligible for bounty since 1 hour ago' but I don't see the 'start a bounty' button.

[Edit: It is my mistake, see the answer] I posted this question Polarization formula. a bit more then 48hours ago. I reached the cap of the 75 points to give bounty. I want to start a bounty on this ...
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Raising the reputation for approving edit suggestions

Just now I came across this question: Proving that $\lim\limits_{x\to 0}\frac{f(x)}{g(x)}=L$ implies $\lim\limits_{r\to 0}\frac {\int_R f(ry)h(y)\,dy}{\int_R g(ry)h(y)dy}=L$ If it has not been ...
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“You must have 20 reputation on The Stack Exchange Network to talk here.”

Whenever I try to enter chat it tells me, "You must have 20 reputation on The Stack Exchange Network to talk here". The same thing happens if I go into chat from some other Stack Exchange site. I ...
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Opportunity to comment on other's comment

When someone first creates an account in stack exchange and ask a question, he is only allowed to comment on his own question because of less votes. I think that he should also be given opportunity ...
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How to view the 'reputation ladder'.

How does one access the page where the perks that come with certain reputation levels are displayed? I remember tripping upon that page - and seeing something along the lines of "only x more points ...
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I'm established user, why I can't see the downvotes and upvotes in the questions?

When we reach 1000 points in MSE, we can have so many privileges, such as view the vote counts on posts, I can't see any way, someone knows what happens? Thanks