In StackOverflow,whenever I earn a privilege, I see that the reputation tab(achievement tab) turns green and when I press it,shows "You have earned xxx privilege" like this:

Screenshot with the reputation tab opened

Why doesn't such it notify me when I earn privileges here on Puzzling.SE? Also,how about making this a feature if this doesn't exist here?


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You are considered a "veteran user" by the Stack Exchange software, which means you don't get notifications for certain privileges:

For more information, see this post on MSE.

  • $\begingroup$ I see. What is a "veteran user"? $\endgroup$
    – Spikatrix
    Jan 10, 2015 at 13:16
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    $\begingroup$ @CoolGuy, I wondered that too. Found the answer here: meta.stackexchange.com/a/157523/274722 and here: meta.stackexchange.com/a/138391/274722 "you're considered a veteran if you have received the association bonus, i.e. you have 200 rep somewhere." $\endgroup$
    – A E
    Jan 10, 2015 at 16:17
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    $\begingroup$ @AE Thanks. So a veteran on SE is somebody who has experience on a lot of different sites, rather than a lot of experience. Good to know. (I guess I'm a veteran also.) $\endgroup$
    – BmyGuest
    Jan 11, 2015 at 10:40

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