It seems that judges who are L2 (or lower?) can’t see the “Sphere Allocations” button. This means they cannot see nominations from Sphere leads for their work on projects, as it doesn’t show up on the main exemplar page
As far as I’m aware everybody can see the button after they received their first sphere allocation, it is only hidden before you ever got one because it’s unnecessary but somebody more official should probably answer this properly.
That may make sense!
Perhaps I just managed not to see it for a while