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Incorrect reputation check when attempting to reopen a closed question?

asked 2012-07-13 19:01:55 -0600

todofixthis gravatar image

updated 2012-07-13 19:02:09 -0600

So just now I came across this question, which appears to be a duplicate of this question.

I saw that I had the ability to close the question, so I did so, marking it as a duplicate.

When I noticed that I was unable to indicate which post the question is a duplicate of, I tried to re-open the question.

However, even though I have well over the required 50 karma, I was unable to reopen the question:

Banner indicating that my account does not have sufficient privileges to reopen the question

Either I'm not reading the error message correctly (the > 50 karma requirement only applies to the post owner), or the karma check for reopening a question is not being done correctly.

Also, shouldn't the error message say "karma" instead of "reputation"?

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answered 2012-07-17 00:06:19 -0600

Evgeny gravatar image

In versions <= 0.7.43 "other users" were not allowed to reopen questions, regardless of the reputation, but were allowed to close!

This will be fixed in 0.7.44 (fixed in the repo already). Thanks!

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