So I only have 45 rep points but it says that I've earned the "Comment Everywhere" privilege. But under my account it says I need 50 rep points for commenting. Is there a glitch or something I'm not understanding?

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  • Could you provide a link and/or screenshot of where it says that you have that privilege?
    – Susan
    Sep 19, 2017 at 2:10

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You probably briefly earned this and then lost it—but the notification message was not removed from your inbox. Votes do get locked in so that people don't just randomly change their votes, but there is a grace period in the first few minutes after voting that allows you to un-vote or reverse your vote if you clicked on the wrong button.

I suspect somebody up-voted one of your posts (giving you +10 if it was an answer or +5 if it was a question) then thought better of it and un-voted before that grace period was up.

In any event I'm sure you'll be over the threshold soon enough.

  • Would that down vote show in my profile to confirm that idea?
    – Joseph O.
    Sep 19, 2017 at 23:40
  • Now that I think of it, this can't be right because I am commenting right now on your post with only 45 Rep points.
    – Joseph O.
    Sep 20, 2017 at 4:53
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    @Joseph A downvote would show in your profile, bot a given the rescinded upvote as I suggest would not leave a trace.
    – Caleb
    Sep 20, 2017 at 5:14
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    @Joseph Even with 1 rep you can comment under your own posts and under answers to questions you asked. The comment anywhere privilege allows you to comment in other places.
    – Caleb
    Sep 20, 2017 at 5:17

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