I agree that the icon shown in the privilege page should be the same icon users see in the site; probably users will find out which icon the privilege page is referring, but that is still confusing.
The reason you see that icon that is the privilege pages you see on every Stack Exchange site are the copy of the master pages visible on Meta Stack Overflow; this means that the pages on Meta Stack Overflow are editable (they are wiki pages), and the changes are then pushed to the rest of the Stack Exchange sites. Since the privilege page on MSO contains the following Markdown, it is not possible to show a different icon basing in the site where the privilege pages are shown.
We use [Markdown] to format posts, so there are a variety of ways of adding links:
- bare urls `http://example.com`
- HTML `<a href="http://example.com">example link</a>`
- Markdown `[example link](http://example.com)`
- the editor toolbar button ![insert link toolbar button](http://i.stack.imgur.com/lSZui.png)
It would be possible, if there would be a placeholder for the image, which is then replace with the HTML markup for the correct icon. This is what is done in the Participate in Meta privilege page, for example.
### Where is meta?
There is a link to meta in the footer and header of every page.
Our meta naming convention is standard. The meta site for this site is at:
As for "add links to my posts," it is perfectly fine English that would be parsed as "add
<something>" not as "add
<something that is pertinent to something>."
Given the context, I doubt somebody would understand the sentence as referring to my post's links I can add in some place. If that were the meaning, I would imagine that "How do I link my posts?" or "How do I get my post's link?" would be the used sentence. That is a question that makes sense to ask on Stack Exchange, and the answer would be "click on the 'share' link you see after the post, and copy-paste the link shown in the dialog box." As for other languages, in English it is the context that determines the meaning of a sentence. For example, "How are you?" or "How are you doing?" could not be asking how I feel.