Did the rep level for edit and close-votes just get changed? Last month I was able to participate in close-voting and edits, but not I have lost those privileges.

I don't see any meta question discussing this -- so were there an announcement of this change? and how is it decided?


As you can see from this review-list my blue picture is in the review list for "suggested edit", "close votes" etc -- which I was able to review a month ago, however it now claims that I need at least 1k rep to do these reviews.

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There was a recent change to the privileges code base - it was completely overhauled and inadvertently, some of the specific overrides for Ask Patents did not get properly migrated.

These have now been fixed - apologies for the disruption.

  • Meta privs have not been fixed. Please fix.
    – nicael
    Oct 13, 2014 at 21:44
  • Don't know where you are getting that from. The original overrides have been re-implemented identically. If you think there is a bug/issue, please be more descriptive than "have not been fixed".
    – Oded
    Oct 14, 2014 at 10:47
  • I already reported it.
    – nicael
    Oct 14, 2014 at 11:13
  • Meta privileges there are like privileges on any beta site (500 to close, 1k to edit), but they should be special as on the Ask Patents (250 to close, 250 to edit). Please fix it.
    – nicael
    Nov 12, 2014 at 13:55
  • @nicael - oversight, now fixed.
    – Oded
    Nov 12, 2014 at 15:44
  • Thanks! So tag this question with [status-completed] please :)
    – nicael
    Nov 12, 2014 at 15:45

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