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There are enough people who could be reviewing these to drop the queue to nothing very quickly, if they were inclined to do so. It's important to encourage as many reviewers as possible; when a small handful of users are effectively acting as gatekeepers for every question that arrives on the site, it becomes very difficult for the majority of active users ...


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Gold tag-badge holders are now able to instantly close duplicate questions. As the only holder of the wireless-networking gold tag-badge you are now our resident expert on closing duplicate questions within that tag. Congratulations! Use your new power wisely. The rules are: You can instantly close as a duplicate any question that was originally asked with ...


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I think this is a great idea but with a caveat. New reviewers have a less limited ability as opposed to tried and tested reviewers. This can be tested based on the badges relative the reviewing queue that's used. < Bronze - 20 reviews Bronze - 25 reviews Silver - 35 reviews Gold - 50 reviews This would help to give more power to those that actively ...


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I do not understand where these limits of 20-per-12 came from, but I believe that they are at the root of the problem of increasing number of untreated posts in the Close queue. Perhaps it's to encourage a wide number of people to participate with a reasonable load rather than a few working a large load on it. I can see a case that, for a democratized, ...


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SO isn't SU - just cause they're all stackexchange sites dosen't make you a subject expert on all of them. I have 70K here. Does that make me a great programmer? (Nope. I have 210 rep, mostly from correcting ONE typo). Does it make me a great parent? Does it have anything to do with my knowledge of pets? (well, I have 555 rep). For that matter, does it ...


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Mods cannot explicitly enable privileges like that - You'll need to re-earn them like anyone else by posting quality answers. This is by design - its the opportunity cost of putting out a bounty, and something I urge folk to consider before posting a bounty. I'd also add that begging people to upvote you, through the misuse of questions and answers is ...


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No, 5,000 reputation gives you the privilege to approve tag wiki edits. Users like me won't see those edits in the Suggested Edits review queue. What you're thinking of comes with 20,000 reputation; a trusted user is capable of Editing tag wikis without needing approval


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If you're ever uncertain about privileges, just visit the privileges list in the help center. It will show you each privilege level and whether you have reached it. As you can see from there, it requires 3000 reputation points to vote to close/reopen questions. If you have <3k rep and want a question to be reopened, you can leave a custom moderator ...


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I totally agree with @OliverSalzburg's answer. I'm also mostly active on Excel here, however my two questions with the most upvotes are related to graphic cables and kensington lock, which questions I've found just by chance and was lucky to know the answer. When you check number of upvotes, popularity of the topic often matters more than the quality of ...


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Unless you have a wide spectrum of topics you can cover, you will not earn reputation quickly on Super User if you're not active in extremely popular tags. Reputation is often gained over long periods of time through people finding your answer through Google. I don't see your point about editing and review. You actually gain reputation in that process. So ...


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As per the appropriate help pages If your new reputation brings you below the requirement for any privileges, you will lose access to those privileges. Might get complicated if you had to warned every time this would happen. Or if you lost two permissions and so on. Granted, this is more of an issue for a new user than one with enough rep that posting ...


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Voting down has the meaning that the post is of a very low quality; but it's still frequently used with a meaning of "I don't agree with it", "it doesn't work for me". This is nor different for the answers of your own question (an answer not solving your problem can still be very helpful for others with similar problem). Until reaching 125 rep for the ...


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Between different exchanges, there is some logic to the separation of powers. However I've personally been annoyed by some of the bleed-over that I think should occur between very similar communities. For exchanges that have a strong gravitic center, like SU, Ask Ubuntu, Unix/Linux, and possibly SO, I think that there should be more bleed-over of ...


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@Shog9, wrote, 11 days ago: The number of reviews you can do each day remains at 20 - it'll automatically increase to 40 if a queue ever goes over 1000. That's the type of system, I think is, intelligent: one that adapts limits based on real conditions. It automatically allows more input when not enough people are processing a queue, but refines the ...


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This suggestion is a non-starter. Let's say the review limit is raised and reviewers take advantage of it. In a short period of time, the already not overwhelming stack of close votes will go to 0. Then what? When is the higher limit going to come in play again? So, really, what's the point? Is the current stack of ~600 questions awaiting close votes such a ...


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The bug: Links across the two sites may confuse new users. This is why the link is not there at the moment and why I'm marking your bug as status-bydesign. The feature-request: Creating a new set of privilege pages for meta sites is doable, but it's a network-wide request which needs to be discussed on meta-so. I encourage you to discuss it there.


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