The community seems to have been doing a good job in keeping the questions on-topic around here. I have helped, and have enjoyed being part of it. However, now that Programmers is out of beta, I no longer have the privileges I had.

I'm not trying to whine, I am just wondering if it makes sense to revert all previously gained privileges? In the meantime, the burden has increased for those who retained their privileges.

Any thoughts?

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    This is a question for Meta Stack Overflow: all sites that leave beta have the same behavior. Frankly, killing the ability for people < 3,000 rep to vote to reopen is the best thing that can happen to this site.
    – user8
    Dec 16, 2010 at 18:45
  • @Mark: that is a good point, the ping pong is silly.
    – Jeremy
    Dec 16, 2010 at 18:47
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    @Mark, The problem is losing the vote to close.
    – user1842
    Dec 16, 2010 at 19:04
  • @Lance: but in balance, is better now :-) But this joy will last little.
    – Maniero
    Dec 16, 2010 at 20:32
  • Would an alternative be to make (some) of those people moderators until more can be appointed? Dec 17, 2010 at 15:19

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Can we grandfather in rep abilities as sites leave beta?

TL;DR version -- reputation levels need to be the same across the network.

  • Understandable, thanks for the answer and link.
    – Jeremy
    Dec 16, 2010 at 19:29


In beta you want to demonstrate a very active self-moderating community. Out of beta you don't need that.


Programmers doesn't seem to have a big problem; there are enough users here above 3k that we can effectively police ourselves.


I feel bad as I lose the editing privilege.

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