Questions tagged [privileges]

Questions about various privileges you obtain by earning reputation points.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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
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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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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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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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Reputation for editing tags

Today I edited the tag on this question from real-analysis to probability. At present I have low to mid 400 reputation points. According to the privileges sheet I should not be able to do that until 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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_Who_ has which privileges?

When I click on the arrow next to my name, one of the items on the menu is "privileges", and when I click on that I see this: trusted user 22% protect questions 30% access to moderator tools 45% ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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21 Reputation—not able to chat

I have 21 reputation, yet going to the Mathematics chat shows me the message that I must have at least 20 reputation. Update: There is a contradiction! A notification reads that I have the privilege ...
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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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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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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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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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'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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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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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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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 ...