How come the reputation required for participating in close votes, accepting edits etc. has been raised to 3k ? I was enjoying helping out on these, and there are not so many members with 3k+ reputation.

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    $\begingroup$ Well, that is due to graduation, where the reputation limits are higher than on the beta sites. I believe, this will make the transition for the moderator a little bit harder, since there are less user with the appropriate privileges, and raising flags will probably increase. $\endgroup$ Commented May 14, 2015 at 12:41
  • $\begingroup$ The "graduated" totals can be found here. Hopefully, the increasing traffic will lead to increasing votes and make it easier to move up. $\endgroup$ Commented May 14, 2015 at 13:15
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    $\begingroup$ But keep it up and you'll break 3k in no time at all. :-) $\endgroup$ Commented May 14, 2015 at 13:16
  • $\begingroup$ Okay, thanks ! didn't even realize we were in beta.... $\endgroup$
    – J. LS
    Commented May 14, 2015 at 15:34
  • $\begingroup$ I crossed 1k and they changed it :/ $\endgroup$
    – Del Pate
    Commented May 18, 2015 at 4:54

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To make clear from the comments, we were previously a "beta" site, which has lower point totals required for different privilege levels.

We graduated, which gives us a shiny new design, and bunch of related features.

The new point totals required can be found here.

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    $\begingroup$ Cracks knuckles - got some work to do :) $\endgroup$
    – user15489
    Commented May 14, 2015 at 18:56
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    $\begingroup$ @santiago Indeed. We all do. :-) $\endgroup$ Commented May 14, 2015 at 19:02

Among the cheering, there was the sound of the global Chem.SE community cracking knuckles (I think the USGS got nervous), as graduation moves the threshold goal-posts further, the hard working community has stepped up to meet the challenge!


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