Currently the reputation requirement for using moderator tools set at 2,000 points. Seeing as many members are reaching that limit, should it be increased?

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When the site graduates the reputation requirement for access to the tools menu will increase to 10K - in line with Stack Overflow et al.

Reduced reputation requirements is a feature of beta. During the private beta the requirements were different again.

Lower requirements are needed to allow the site to evolve into it's final form and during the initial phases more people who can cast close votes and edit other people's post are needed. As the site matures and what's on topic and off topic settles to it's final version the same tasks can be accomplished with fewer voters plus the diamond moderators.

  • Does that mean existing moderators lose their responsibilities/privileges?
    – Mark C
    Oct 18, 2010 at 21:53
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    @Mark if you mean those users with 2,000 reputation then "yes". The diamond moderators keep theirs (obviously). Lower rep users will lose the privileges they currently have too.
    – ChrisF Mod
    Oct 18, 2010 at 21:58
  • Ok, thanks for explaining that.
    – Mark C
    Oct 18, 2010 at 21:59

If the members have proven themselves worthy of the reputation, I see no reason to ensure it remains only a privileged few that can use moderator tools.

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