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This is a golden tag badge! Its owners may cast immediate close votes, just like moderators, on questions with the specific tag. This only applies to duplicate-votes at the moment, though. Currently, there are only two tags where golden tag badges exist, which are command-line and virtualbox. And of these badge types, only 4 badges were ever awarded on Ask ...


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This feature request has been brought up multiple times on Meta Stack Exchange, and as far as I know it has always been poorly received by the community. I think the main objection is that making high-rep users (even) more powerful is not a good thing. I agree with many of the points made in answers to the MSE posts. For example, in this answer, devinb ...


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You need more than 10 rep on this (Ask Ubuntu) specific site. The association bonus sadly don't count towards this hence you need to get 10 hard earned rep here to do so.


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The system shouldn't be made more complicated just for the sake of being more complicated. If experience eventually shows that there are some additional privileges that would make sense to grant, but only for users with super high reputation, then they could be added. To the best of my knowledge, it's not particularly important that the highest level of ...


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You won't find the chat links in user profiles, it is located in the top right on the black bar, in the little stack exchange hamburger "community" menu, it can be a bit hard to find. It is also located on the footer of every page Here is a direct link too, just for completeness https://chat.stackexchange.com/?tab=site&host=askubuntu.com


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Yes It does not matter how much reputation a user has achieved once, it's only important how much he has at the very moment. There might be some delays until the reputation changes have their effects on the granted permissions due to caching and that some server tasks are only scheduled hourly or daily, but in general, the current privileges depend on the ...


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People with >2k reputation are assumed to be familiar enough with the site and its topic to be able to edit posts directly. That's why there's no peer review. If you, as an experienced user, are not sure about an edit, then don't make the edit! If you feel something should be peer reviewed, then you're probably not qualified to edit it. Since you can tell ...


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I think you may have a bit of a misunderstanding about what Meta is for, it is not a special place for advanced users to discuss but a help site (just like main) for Ask Ubuntu. "new users can easily access Meta" Sure they can, that is the point. Meta is where people can come and ask questions about the main site and new users are the demographic most in ...


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Reputation points are important. They dictate the various privileges which an individual's account has. Reputation is affected by upvotes, downvotes, deletions, and also your bounties. Loss of reputation amounts leads to loss of privileges, as we use reputation as a sort of 'privilege' gauge to earn permissions by having good contributions. As was posted ...


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They can suggest edits... just right click the edit button, "Open Link in Private Window" (FF), voila! There you go.


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https://askubuntu.com/help/privileges


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Anyone can flag comments, and diamond moderators can take action if its appropriate (even without a flag). Sometimes they voluntarily clean up if the question and answer are complete and a long comment thread doesn't add anything new.


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In the real world where we live, this turns out to be an advantage rather than a problem as proven during the several-year-long existence of the Stack Exchange network. If anyone (literally) could cast votes, the score of questions and answers would be subject to random clicks (including robots!) and therefore less useful than it’s now. SE has a high ...


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I gave the question an uptick, but I'm in the high rep use boat. I don't downvote though. I think it's a solid concern that easy to answer questions can get rep rockets, while hard to answer questions that are highly specific, but can indicate a very large amount of "trustworthiness" or "ability" get underweighted. All of that said, I don't think ...


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I don't think that this will be a good idea at all. One caveat I see, if the up-voting is weighted the down-voting should be weighted too. Many of us higher reputation members give out many up and down-votes a day when we roam the site. I for myself run regularly out of votes toward the end of the day. And before you ask its max 40 votes from which only 30 ...


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I don't know whether they are "internally" (as per Wilf's comment on the question, for sure they're not marked as such), but I guess no, as flags can be raised by any user, so there should be some type of control on the flag, which I don't think is actually implemented; mostly in my opinion it would go to the detriment of a good review of the post: If an ...


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