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On upper left of my user page for DIY SE (diy.stackexchange.com/users/...), I see a text/graphic notification indicating that I have earned a "new privilege." But, it doesn't say what the "new privilege" is, or when I earned it.

I imagine that with a little sleuthing, I could discover it, bit I'm not even sure where to see a list of all the privileges I have earned.

Notification in DIY.SE profile

In any case, I recall (perhaps incorrectly) that when I have seen this notification in the past on other SE sites (or perhaps a notification about a different privilege), there was also (at least sometimes) some description of what the newly earned privilege was.

Again, I could be mistaken about that, perhaps the description I remember was with a notification about newly earned badges.

Is it normal (usual/typical) for the notification of a new privilege on a users' "user" page to include (or not include) a description of what the newly earned privilege was?

If it is not "normal", would it be reasonable to request this as an added feature?

  • The text "Edit community wikis" appears in the image you posted, but the contrast is not great so maybe you can't read it. Is that the issue? I think the contrast is better on the other SE sites. – Ari Brodsky Dec 25 '16 at 23:01
  • @AriBrodsky - Oh, YES! I couldn't see that until you mentioned it. ... Nevermind =) – Kevin Fegan Dec 27 '16 at 3:43
  • The contrast isn't great because the text isn't appearing in quite the right place... the pop-up is supposed to look more like the screenshots in this unrelated bug report. I'm retagging this so that it gets noticed by the right people. – Pops Mar 20 '17 at 21:47
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Privileges are listed under the help center. You can see them all at this link.

  • Thanks for the link. I have seen that, or a similar page before but I didn't know how to get to it. So, it seems I should assume the notification was about the highest privilege shown as "earned", which was: 100: edit community wiki, 100: create chat rooms. These privileges (and others) were all as a result of the initial 100 rep joining bonus. – Kevin Fegan Dec 21 '16 at 10:05

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