I just noticed that at the bottom of closed questions here on meta.programmers.stackexchange.com, it tells me:

You must have at least 5 reputation on Programmers to answer a question.

I have over 1000 rep, so that's not an accurate message. (And I am offered the Your Answer box on open questions.) It doesn't do that when I look at closed questions on programmers.stackexchange.com.

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Me and 2 others have reported this a while ago on Meta.SO. Its been reproduced on at least SuperUser and Gaming. Currently its [status-planned], but who knows when it will actually get fixed

Root question: Misleading error message on SE metas

Other reports


This has been reported over on Meta Stack Overflow - but I don't have the link right now.

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