As users gain reputation new "privileges" become available to them including flagging posts (reputation of 15), editing CWs (reputation of 100), creating tags (reputation of 300), and editing questions and answers (reputation of 2000). An active new user can gain these privileges in a month or two. While the help center provides a general overview of the privileges, it doesn't provide any site specific instructions. Do we want to create some how-to question and answers on meta addressing these, or any other privileges, to help new users? We could tag them with something like to make them easier to find.

For example, I think Lack of a tag related to social media on Academia is a great example of how to propose a new tag. I asked a question a while back about editing and there is a nice question from Charles about flagging and down voting, but none of these are really how-tos about privileges.

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    I think that's a great idea!
    – user102
    Commented Jul 25, 2014 at 14:49
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    I agree with Charles—but this is needs to be a community project, not a mod project!
    – aeismail
    Commented Jul 25, 2014 at 15:00
  • I think the Frequently Asked Questions on Academia is not active. Such instructions could be viewed on similar FAQ pages too. For instance: "How should a new Tag proposed and then created?" and the answer comes next.
    – enthu
    Commented Jul 25, 2014 at 15:20
  • I think a good example of your suggestion is something like this which is on Met.TeX on StackExchange: I've just been asked to write a minimal example, what is that? They have a faq tag for such questions and answers. Also look at this question: When is (and isn't) it acceptable to edit?
    – enthu
    Commented Jul 29, 2014 at 19:48
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    FYI, if and when these questions get created, you and the other mods can make them look all official by adding the special [faq] tag that regular users can't use.
    – Pops
    Commented Aug 5, 2014 at 21:51


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