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Is this an answer only site for people who just started here?

Yes, this is the idea. As long as you have not reached 50 points, you can only do posts (questions and answers). An answer should be an actual answer to the questions; it can be a partial answer too, ...
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Is this an answer only site for people who just started here?

I think the existing answer probably makes more sense to someone who's already familiar with how the site works, so let me try to explain the policy from a more abstract perspective: This policy is ...
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Will I lose permission to comment if I start a bounty?

The privileges are tied to reputation, so if you offer a bounty and your reputation drops below a privilege threshold as a consequence, you lose the respective privilege until your reputation again ...
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Edits Take Place Immediately for Verified Users

First, as a moderator I would not be too happy about vetting such applications. Beyond just the added workload, there will be clearly good cases like yours, but then there will be other cases. ...
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Why only 10k+ rep users can see all the deleted questions/answers?

The site is community moderated and most tasks can be performed by users with enough points. One of these tasks is to (soft) delete posts, to review these deletions and to undo them if needed. To ...
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What does the "see reduced ads" privilege mean?

Some SE sites (for example the trilogy sites Stack Overflow, Super User and Server Fault) have actual advertisements, and an actual reduce ads privilege which disables the full-width ads which appear ...
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Protect questions. Practical reasons.

Some questions, for reasons that are not always entirely clear, attract many "answers" that are not answers. Some of these could be additional questions. Some may be comments on existing answers. Some ...
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Why have I lost my ability to close a question?

At 250 reputation, you earn the privilege to view and cast close/re-open votes on your own questions. The ability to vote to close/re-open others' questions is earned at 3000 reputation here.
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How I can Get reputation?

To be clear, "MathJax" is a version of "TeX" or "LaTeX", which is the current professional standard for typesetting mathematics. It's a little goofy, but not so hard to ...
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Why can I unprotect questions but not protect them?

There was a recent change to the system that prevents the protecting of questions by 15K users unless additional criteria are met. From bluefeet's answer on Meta Stack Exchange (emphasis added): 15k ...
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What does the "see reduced ads" privilege mean?

There was a bug where a disabled privilege could still show up when congratulating you for earning one. This has been fixed.
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Can I forsake my superpowers?

First and foremost: You are not alone feeling/thinking that on some occasions you would prefer only to cast an ordinary vote! I don't think you can forsake the superpowers, but you can use them ...
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My delete votes aren't registering nor does the delete vote option appear without a prior vote.

I know for a fact that you can cast delete votes (as you successfully helped to delete a question). I guess that what you see is actually a side effect of intentional restrictions. Namely, there ...
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Rationale and need for rule barring low-reputation users from inserting images

We already had users posting pornographic pictures, or stuff like that. I think that's a good enough reason. At the very least require someone to add something of possible value to the site before ...
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Why can only established users view vote counts?

You have to remember something about the SE model. It is a for-profit private company. Their goal is essentially to be the #1 result in search engines whenever someone types something that ends with a ...
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Comparing "privileges" and "badges"

Privileges are, well, privileges you earn depending on the amount of reputation you have. As you earn more reputation, you will be able to do more with the site. At the early stages it's mainly about ...
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Feature request: a reward that is transferable to another stack

This already exists, somewhat, in the form of an association bonus. Essentially, if you earn 200 reputation on any Stack Exchange site, then each of your associated accounts on Stack Exchange sites ...
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Will I lose permission to comment if I start a bounty?

Yes. You will have 27 points, which is not enough to comment everywhere, or post other bounties. You can regain the reputation by posting more questions and more answers.
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Earned the "comment everywhere" privilege but reputation still at 40

Since you didn't lose any reputation due to deleted posts, the explanation is probably that somebody upvoted or accepted one of your answers, thus raising your reputation above the threshold for the ...
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When a question is nominated for deletion?

A user can vote to delete a question when all of the following hold: the users has at least 10.000 points. the question is on-hold/closed since at least 48h. the question is neither locked nor a ...
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What exactly are the moderator privileges? Can they edit comments after 5 mins?

The line "access moderator tools" does not refer to any specific set of actions one can take, instead it refers to access to this page: https://math.stackexchange.com/tools This page mostly ...
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How could a user with a single point cast votes?

The user had sufficiently many points in the past, due to a post that is now deleted. Absent evidence to the contrary, I assume they had cast the votes while they had enough points to do so.
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What is needed to have the right to close a question (as a duplicate) with a single vote?

A non-moderator user can cast a binding duplicate vote if they have a gold-badge in a tag originally on the question (and the usual criteria for dupe-closure are met). Note that these users are marked ...
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Answer/Comment Etiquette

Hints can be acceptable answers, when the hint sketches the idea of the answer but omits details. This is a particularly common approach to calculus questions that look like common homework problems ...
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Is there a way to get some priviliges concerning limited questions per certain amount of time?

The enforced delay between questions is lifted at 125 points, so this will soon not be an issue anymore. However, the restriction of six questions per day will not go away. Moreover, there is a ...
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