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Why am I not able to flag or edit posts?

asked 2013-06-26 00:11:59 -0500

Jobin gravatar image

I can't see the edit or flag options to someone else's questions here, on AskOpenstack. Am I short of a certain threshold reputation for this or is this just meant for Web Admins even though I see badges for flagging posts?

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I assume it's threshold based but I can't find anywhere in Askbot where it actually tells you what the thresholds for various permissions are. This is how that information is displayed on StackExchange sites:

http://stackoverflow.com/privileges

sgordon gravatar imagesgordon ( 2013-06-26 08:04:54 -0500 )edit

Exactly! I wonder why the same is not reflected here. There is no way you can let the admins know of any wrongdoings, except a down-vote(not good) or a comment(not effective).

Jobin gravatar imageJobin ( 2013-06-26 08:10:01 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-07-02 03:17:17 -0500

smaffulli gravatar image

updated 2013-07-02 08:57:00 -0500

You need 200 karma to edit posts by other people. I am lowering it to 100 and see if that helps. Flag as offensive requires karma 5. Upvote requires karma 1, basically you just need to have an account. These values should be visible on http://ask.openstack.org/en/faq/ but that page is customized here and that info disappeared (you can see it on askbot vanilla with the default values). Filing a bug report, as the navigation is also confusing (help vs faq pages).

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I have karma 97 but I don't see any option to "flag as offensive" to someone else's post and http://ask.openstack.org/en/faq gives a 404 and 200 karma seems to be a very large karma value, since editing should be possible for a fairly new user, according to me.

Jobin gravatar imageJobin ( 2013-07-02 03:21:16 -0500 )edit

200 karma isn't that much, but it's an issue in this community because it hasn't reached a critical mass yet. There are less than 10 users with >200), of 30 questions on the front page only 3 have upvotes, many more of those have answers but usually the answer has no votes. Makes it hard to build.

sgordon gravatar imagesgordon ( 2013-07-02 08:15:58 -0500 )edit

Yes, that is what I want to say, so why keep a 200 karma mark just to edit posts?

Jobin gravatar imageJobin ( 2013-07-02 08:27:09 -0500 )edit

I don't think the solution is to change the karma limit but to encourage the use of the site in the way StackExchange style sites were intended to be. Contrast the info on help here with http://askubuntu.com/about If more users were using voting/marking correct then 200 karma wouldn't be an issue.

sgordon gravatar imagesgordon ( 2013-07-02 08:31:01 -0500 )edit

Ya, I agree @sgordon, it was the frustration of not being to edit that made me comment this way ;-)

Jobin gravatar imageJobin ( 2013-07-02 08:35:32 -0500 )edit
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answered 2013-06-30 18:13:22 -0500

fifieldt gravatar image

I'm not sure why. You will get a good response for these sort of questions by lodging a bug at https://bugs.launchpad.net/openstack-community/ which is used by the developers of ask.openstack.

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Yes, that seems to be the best option for now.

Jobin gravatar imageJobin ( 2013-07-02 00:03:20 -0500 )edit

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