I am at 1248 reputation (at the time of writing this post). The reputation for "Create Tag Synonyms" is 1250.

But the inbox message shows "You have earned Create Tag Synonyms privilege"


(Also if clearly observe, after that message, I have earned 40 reputation.)

I am using "bug" tag, feel free to edit it is not a bug

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I believe you were over 1250 when an asker accepted one of your answers. After getting notified of your new privilege level, your answer was unaccepted, which put you below 1250. (I'd identify the answer, but it was accepted for a grand total of 9 seconds.) But the privilege notification had already gone out. We don't notify users of loss of privilege (or losses in general). So I think we should blame caching after a fashion.

The only thing that gives me pause is the order of messages. It does seem as if the privilege notification should always come after the notifications of the reputation changes that caused the privilege change. But I think it can be explained by a different sort of caching. We don't notify you of upvotes until they have been locked in.

  • I never knew it had to be locked to be alerted. :)
    – user3
    Commented Nov 18, 2015 at 22:51

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