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https://www.ifixit.com/Patrol/Guide/7222...

Yeahhhhh. That should be enough info.

I cannot deny it even with 609 rep. still says "insufficient privileges.

@danj could you help? or @oldturkey03 .

Update (11/30/2017)

Okey-Dokey, @danj took care of the ban. But now, what about the Patrol issue? I meet the requirements... Right? 601 rep? still says "insufficient privileges." I don't want to keep too many one-time use posts so I'm re-using this one.

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I'm pushing this up again. Still having this problem, now I get a insufficient privileges notification on ALL patrols (including wikis now). (been going on for a while)

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does this for ALL patrols.

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@evan is there a specific minimum to patrol ANYthing?

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Hey Aiden, I think it's more likely that you hit a lot of high-rep patrols, for example, wiki categorization, or iFixit created wikis? It's also possible you were clearing patrols at the same time as someone else and got interrupted. Send links and screenshots when you can.

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@sam updated.

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Yep, that's an iFixit admin created guide, so it has super high permissions!

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Hi Aiden, it looks like that patrol has been resolved, for the future, screenshots are probably a better bet. In this case the guide id appears to be 72229, which makes it an edit to this guide https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iPad+mini+4...

This is an iFixit guide, so 600 rep isn't nearly enough to make an edit to the guide—and patrolling counts as an edit to the guide. I think you're looking at the user's rep, and thinking you have more than they do, but as Evan has said, the guide rep is the threshold to meet, and is not often published. So the user with low rep tries to edit the high threshold guide, the edit goes to patrol, and only someone with higher rep than the guide threshold—in this case Dan—is able to resolve the edit.

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So no way to tell how much is needed?

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With mine, you're stuck unless you've been on the site for a few years because I set it to 10k. It's not to prevent users from editing - I just want to make sure the edits are correct and I can catch bad ones, while not punishing people who have been here for years and can be trusted. I do exceed 10k on more complicated guides or ones that warrant it, but I'd say the overwhelming majority of guides are at the 10k level.

I'm probably one of the few people who is open about that, so you at least understand why it won't go through. I'd rather clear it up before it comes up so it doesn't come up when a new user tries to edit it thinking I kept it at 500.

It probably wouldn't hurt to put the minimum threshold in the patrol if it's a high number user created guide. For iFixit patrols it's probably best to label them as iFixit-admin guide to make these guides easy to detect so people don't bother with it. Most authors don't change the threshold in my experience, so it doesn't make sense to say what you need for those. If they raise it to an appreciable number like 10k, then it may make sense to say that to eliminate confusion.

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If you're having trouble with a patrol, look in the flags dropdown, if there's no "Member Contributed Guide" flag, in theory it's probably an iFixit-admin created one, which will be "unpatrollable" by most users. In practice we may be missing some flags!

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I checked Patrol (there are no English edits, so I had to look at a translation) and it doesn't work on all guides. On iFixit-admin guides you get a summary at the end (iFixit admin) but you see nothing like that on a student guide (iFixit EDU).

I found a user guide translation to reference (User created) and I don't see it. Maybe it's not always there to make it easy?

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As it turns out our flag system isn't the best way to ID these, but I'm trying to change that! You're right that the post-conclusion attribution is a good way to check. Scroll down to the end of the steps, below the conclusion and you'll see the bar. (Current, and ideally past) iFixit admins will still have their employee photos, even if they aren't on the iFixit team, Students should be on teams with their university name, and users like Padraic, will have their teams =)

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