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UPDATE: This is way more than normal, seems like a coordinated attack, I've informed a mod who will likely inform the StackExchange folks, please keep flagging until you can't flag no more! There's no need to worry, between you and the other amazing community contributors your personal limit doesn't really matter, there's enough people flagging to make ...


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AskUbuntu does already facilitate direct communication between users, through chat. Users can create chat rooms to carry on one-to-one conversations. These rooms are not private, but private communication can be facilitated by using the contact information in a user's profile. If a user doesn't provide contact information in their profile, they probably don'...


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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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As first a trusted user and then a moderator I can say there is a lot of options a moderator can do to solve many issues, but a moderator should not be confused or even related with the privilege status of trusted user. As a trusted user you have gained enough reputation to have the trust of the community (I mean 20K points is a lot) with all the questions/...


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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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To address the feature request itself: This feature should not be implemented. Unlimited spam flags would be bad, because spam flags are extremely powerful. A spam flag carries an automatic downvote from the system. This doesn't decrease the author's reputation, but will alter other users' perceptions of the post, and these votes combine with actual ...


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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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Just searching for something to reach the 6 character limit is bizarre gymnastics. You should correct things which are wrong or of bad style. Whether or not an edit is minor or not does not depend on the size - it is only vaguely related. The rule enforces what it declares to fight: minor edits. The rule should be dropped. Maybe it is ok for the ...


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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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Access to moderator tools and being a trusted user are two different things. I think the trusted portion is a bit of a misnomer. More like Trusted with the keys to the city. As you can see on the privilege page, when you reach trusted user status you're given access to moderator tools (Mind you, it's only a small subset of the tools moderators have access to,...


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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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https://askubuntu.com/help/privileges


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We aren't super heroes, although and we might look like it. We have the powers and tools mentioned in this Meta Stack Overflow post, plus I have power of detecting where there is food. Although there might be twitch other twitch causes for that. ;)


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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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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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The name "moderator tools" is somewhat misleading, they have nothing to do with the actual tools the diamond moderators have access to. Those real moderator tools are something regular users never get access to, no matter how much reputation they have. The tools you get at 10k reputation are pretty much just some lists of posts, e.g. recently deleted posts. ...


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This seems to be answered on the main meta site: Why are 15 reputation points required to upvote?


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To overcome the 6 chars limit we need some inspiration on how to do it, as it was already pointed out here: Why the minimum 6 characters limit on edits Usually there will always be some further edits that can be done to reach 6 chars. In your example case one possibility would be the following edit: You cannot install Windows as these ISO files are 100% ...


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There's no good reason, as far as I know. The data is accessible through the API, so yes, it would be comically easy to set a UserScript up for this functionality. I would assume this limit is here to serve as a carrot. A lot of the site gets its benefits by "gameification" of otherwise dull aspects. Review is turned into a game. Writing good answers gets ...


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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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tl; dr: This is for performance. If you want to use a userscript, there's one here. This is for performance reasons in the Stack Exchange engine. If you look at the schema seen under http://data.stackexchange.com/ubuntu/query/new, you will see that posts have a Score column, but not one for upvotes and another for downvotes. Therefore, getting vote counts ...


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Take away the priviliges! just kidding, maybe... Can you lose an ability if your reputation falls below a threshold? Anyways, it just takes a bit of time to take effect I think.


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