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What does the golden dot after the username in close banners represent?

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, ...
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"Weighted" reputation gains

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 ...
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How to chat with another user?

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 ...
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Does loss of reputation revoke previleges also?

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 ...
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Allow 2k+ users to suggest edits

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 ...
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Why posting meta requires only 5 reputation?

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 ...
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2k "Review" access lost when reputation has fallen below 2k because of bounties

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 ...
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Privilege viewer?

https://askubuntu.com/help/privileges
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Allow 2k+ users to suggest edits

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

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 ...
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"Weighted" reputation gains

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 ...
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Does anyone have the privileges to delete someone else's comments?

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 ...
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"Weighted" reputation gains

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 ...
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Do flags of users with review privilege count as review?

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 ...
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