Why do we lose our privileges?
I don't particularly like the top answer on the most famous question:
What's the point of putting your reputation on the line for a bounty if there is no consequence of losing it?
This does not apply to privileges, so I have cut out reputation altogether. Much better!
What's the point of a bounty?
Bounties are for ...
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.
Since the sites are open to anyone without registration, we need to restrict some functionality to users that have shown they understand how the site works and can write good questions and answers (instead of the aimless ranting regularly found in some other, more general, message boards).
Very new users that have no idea how the site works could abuse the ...
You can see and approve pending edits from others when you come across a post that has one suggested.
If you want to see the queue of pending suggested edits, you'll need to break through the 5000 reputation ceiling.
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 ...
What if you can't post images?
These restrictions are in place to prevent spam. If you can't post your image, but already uploaded it to the editor, look for the images the editor automatically embedded for your. It will look like this:
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Remove the exclamation marks, and the editor won't ...
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.
Use your new power wisely.
The rules are:
You can instantly close as a duplicate any question that was ...
You can vote to migrate your own question once you've earned 250 rep (which you have) by clicking the close button under the questions.
You can also flag for moderator attention and request a migration using the custom/other message.
Note that migrations on all questions are disabled after 60 days, even for moderators.
You're 11 rep short of being able to comment. This isn't much. It takes …
6 accepted edits that you propose
one accepted answer
You should be easily able to get even 50 reputation within one day. The most important thing is making your answers stand out from the others, by adding relevant links, using formatting, and maybe—in the beginning—...
Per-site meta sites such as Super User Meta inherit the rep from the Main site and consequently, will have the same* privileges as the main.
*there are certain exceptions - such as tag wikis are pulled from Meta.Stack Overflow and suggested edits are not available, but for the most part the answer holds good.
The training wheels are off now. Hopefully you learned something from the rejections, but if not... If you start making a bunch of edits that are seen as unhelpful or abusive...
...Then the consequences can include having all of your privileges suspended.
Normally of course, it wouldn't come to this. Edits you make now will be immediately visible to other ...
Bug because someone under 500 rep shouldn't be able to retag a post, though there is the option to remove the privilege as its basically useless and another ui element.
That's no bug.
Under 500 rep you aren't able to retag a post unless someone approves your edit. Here's the difference: With ≥500, you can retag questions as much as you like, without ...
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 ...
What you temporarily lost was the privilege to suggest edits. As you reached 2000 rep, you could edit questions and answers directly, which is a distinct privilege from suggesting edits. As long as the ban lasts, you won't be able to suggest edits to tag wikis (you need 20,000 rep to edit tag wikis without supervision). Similarly, you were still able to make ...
Do the up-votes I already gave other Q&As disappear, lowering back that user's reputation in the process […]?
No. The votes you once cast can not be removed like that. The only exception, where votes "magically" disappear, is when you use your votes in a non-constructive way, e.g. by only voting for one user, or aggressively downvoting specific users.
You're right, in that anyone can edit, but until you have 2K rep, each and every one of your edits has to be peer reviewed and approved. Called suggested edits, they go to a queue to be approved or rejected by fellow users and ♦ moderators.
As slhck said, the privilege means that you can retag without needing approval, once you're at or over 500 reputation. ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
@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 ...
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 ...
This is fixed, but... Due to the way privilege wikis work, it means we'll have to remember to update this one separately every time we change the master copy on Meta SO.
If this becomes a headache, a way to pull that value from the site settings would be necessary.
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.
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.