If I award a bounty, and my rep therefore goes lower, do I lose the privileges I've earned? For example, if I was just at 1001 Rep, and put up a bounty for 50 Rep and awarded it, do I lose my privileges for having 1000 rep? Or does it stay there since I did eventually earn it?

  • The minimum bounty is 50, AFAIK.
    – Daniel Beck Mod
    Nov 1, 2011 at 18:40
  • Edited. Thanks. I haven't given a bounty, so I never checked. I was scared of losing brand new privileges Nov 1, 2011 at 19:10

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Privileges are not permanent.

If your rep falls below the required threshold of a privilege for any reason (you place a bounty, downvotes, rep recalc, beta→gold site transition, etc) you do lose the privilege, but only until your rep increases above the required threshold again.

  • They should change that. Currently I would like to put a bounty on one of my questions yet by doing that I would look access to lots of privileges. Privileges should be based on life time total rep instead of current rep.
    – Griffin
    Feb 21, 2013 at 23:25
  • I agree. They should differentiate between reputation lost from offering a bounty vs. downvotes etc.
    – cmorse
    May 8, 2013 at 14:18

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