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I posted an answer yesterday which earned +10 points, taking me to 41.

The little "Trophy" icon (3rd to left in the top right) is telling me

"You've earned the "comment everywhere" privilege!
Learn more about it in the help center.

However the rest of the system says (correctly) I get that at 50.

The Trophy icon goes across multiple stackexchanges but the notice is clearly for (and maybe from) Unix & Linux (it's got the "UL").

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    My best guess is that someone had temporarily up-voted one of your answers, during which the privilege was awarded, and they later retracted their up-vote. I don't have any evidence behind this assumption at all, though! – Jeff Schaller Apr 11 '18 at 12:59
  • @JeffSchaller I also don't see any evidence of that. Tell you what, upvote this question, then wait a minute or two, then retract that, and we'll see if I get another notice. – Dark Matter Apr 11 '18 at 13:12
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    @DarkMatter upvotes on meta don't give rep – muru Apr 11 '18 at 13:24
  • The main meta site has this covered as well - meta.stackexchange.com/questions/154830/…. – slm Apr 12 '18 at 1:30
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Jeff is correct: someone upvoted or accepted one of your posts, and then it was retracted within the grace period. The evidence is that the reputation tab of your activity says:

There were no net reputation changes on this day.

This message is only seen when some event that would have caused a reputation change and an entry in this tab had happened, but was undone.

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