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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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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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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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Before you reach 500 reputation all your tag edits are revised by some one with more reputation, namely someone with more than 2000. So yes, you have edited tags, yes you have gotten your badge for editing those tags, but only after 500+ reputation you will be able to do it alone ;)


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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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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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Someone found a problem, didn't have the reputation, but misused the site in good faith, allowing it to get on your radar, and then we found the duplicate, fixed it, updated it, merged it, and then made the site better for the win. What's the problem here? :) It might not be pretty or an ideally designed workflow, but it does seem to actually work! Out 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 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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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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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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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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Most editing privileges mean editing without approval. You can submit an edit before that, but it has to go through the review page.


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Besides the problem with notifications that Mateo raises, there are a few problems with preventing users from commenting on their own questions, which could not be easily fixed: Sometimes, a user may not know how to obtain information that has been requested. It's better for them to ask in a comment (which can even be cleaned up later) than to clutter 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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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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Possibly, only if edits would send notifications, and you could tell what new information was introduced. Things like system identification, and the text like you mentioned should allways be put in the question. But I have seen some new users do running edits to posts (with information best suited to a comment) without informing users or answer posters, ...


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Addressing your question, the users who don't have privilege to cast vote can provide their feedback by clicking whether the post is useful or otherwise. It is my understanding that the moderators and the 10k+ users can see anonymous feedback on posts.


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


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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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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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