I got notified just now (red banner at the top of the page) that I had gained the privilege to vote down and 1 other privilege. Trouble is, vote down requires 125 rep and I passed that point back in October! I don't think I have gained any new privileges since I passed 3000 rep, back in mid-December or so. Maybe this is just a random hiccup. Do others see this happening?

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    Maybe this was triggered by the Citizen Patrol badge change (see comment below Yossi's answer)?
    – Caramdir
    Feb 10, 2011 at 16:07

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There were some significant changes to the privilege system, so you may have gotten re-notified this once.


I just got a badge for flagging a post ("Citizen Patrol"?), and I didn't do any flagging recently, so there must have been a database glitch that cause it for both of us.


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    From meta.stackexchange.com/questions/59445/… : 2011-02-09: Flagging for moderator attention now counts for the Citizen Patrol badge. This change applies retroactively.
    – Caramdir
    Feb 10, 2011 at 15:34
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    I got that one and I'm a moderator! (But I did once flag a question "for moderator attention" as a way of bookmarking it to remember to come back to it to see if it still needed moderation some time afterwards) Feb 11, 2011 at 8:33

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