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Incorrect reputation check when attempting to reopen a closed question?

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"?

todofixthis's avatar
asked 2012-07-13 19:01:55 -0600, updated 2012-07-13 19:02:09 -0600
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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!

Evgeny's avatar
answered 2012-07-17 00:06:19 -0600
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