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Why does the FAQ use such restrictive privileges?

asked 2013-10-17 18:19:21 +0000

BatmanAoD gravatar image

There are several questions I'd like to upvote (such as #2458), but we can't upvote questions without having 10 karma. This is a bit of a catch-22, since it's quite difficult to get even 10 karma when only 126 of the site members can vote, and most of those people, as far as I can tell, aren't really active members. Similarly, links must be obfuscated to get past the filter, which is an understandable precaution, but a hindrance when, say, users want to link to another question on the FAQ.

More broadly, why does i3 even have its own FAQ site, rather than relying on, say, a SuperUser tag?

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It can be frustrating first but if you are active on the FAQ you will gain rapidly the privilege you seek. This is a good way to keep a good quality and disallow the bots to mess up with it. Moreover at the beginning you have enough to do what you need: ask/answer questions and consult answers.

syl20bnr gravatar imagesyl20bnr ( 2013-10-18 01:36:16 +0000 )edit

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answered 2013-10-24 18:41:59 +0000

Michael gravatar image

The thresholds that uses are the default ones that askbot ships with, but I remember adjusting one of those in the past. If you have specific suggestions, please let me know. AFAIU, even one upvote allows you to vote…?

As for the second part of your question (why not use superuser), we like to run our own infrastructure. See also

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Yep, one upvote is sufficient. When asking this question, I had assumed that because there was so little activity on the faq, even getting that one upvote would be a challenge, but now I've had three, so I guess I just wasn't patient enough.

BatmanAoD gravatar imageBatmanAoD ( 2013-10-24 18:52:45 +0000 )edit

answered 2013-10-17 20:36:03 +0000

cee gravatar image

I upvoted you.
Had the same problem some weeks ago. I felt like some kind of kind of second class member. Everything I wanted to do I just was not able to (upvote, post links..)

I feel your pain ;-)

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Oh a comment would have been better, since it is not an answer at all. Sorry guys.

cee gravatar imagecee ( 2013-10-17 20:37:14 +0000 )edit

Thanks very much for the upvote, though! Now I have *power*! Better not let it go to my head...

BatmanAoD gravatar imageBatmanAoD ( 2013-10-17 23:14:56 +0000 )edit

Thanks a lot, I feel the same as well. sometimes I even think to post some stupid questions to gain the privileges.

diablo465 gravatar imagediablo465 ( 2013-10-19 12:14:07 +0000 )edit

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