The other day, I saw an off-topic post and voted to close it, even though I'm still at 101 rep on the main site. Didn't think much of it until today when I was on another public beta SE site where I also had 101 rep and was unable to vote to close a question.

If you compare the faq on mechanics with the one here, you'll see the values are different. I assume it's a bug, but feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.

I'm going to miss my close hammer....

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We have bumped the privs up for public beta levels.


Now you see it, now you don't! (:

Good catch. The privileges were indeed still on private beta levels. These levels are for the first week of a new site when nobody has any rep. Since Homebrewing was an old SE 1.0 import, a few things at the beginning were fudged a bit, and this step got missed.

(You can compare the different rep levels if you want...)

The privileges have been adjusted to the proper levels as shown in the faq

  • yup... no more close hammer. Thanks! :) It still looks like the faq is incorrect to me, though, even with a hard-refresh using Ctrl-F5.
    – yhw42
    May 10, 2011 at 18:15

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