Make Moderator abilities relate to Rep Inflation
With the high number of 10K moderators on SO, would it be more effective to have the amount of votes required to move, close or delete a question be calculated based on the number of 10K users rather then the static 5 vote rule?
This would help with questions being closed incorrectly as well as with the migration of questions to the wrong site.
There are currently 437+ 10K moderators on SO.
For every 100 moderators the vote count increases by 1 starting at the current 5. Therefore it will require roughly 9 votes to move a question.
This could also be applied individually rather then globally, ie. 10 votes to move, but 5 to close for example.
I have suggested this globally, however it has the biggest impact on migrated question. I am NOT suggesting the spam or offensive votes be changed, only the ability to close a question for migration. SO users don't see it as a problem, however the SF and SU users and moderators end up having to deal with these questions and there aren't as many users on these sites. SU/SF are not garbage bins.
A few times votes are cast solely because someone has the power to do it, and not because there is a legitimate reason too or because there is already x number of votes.
The process for dealing with spam should remain as is.
Thanks to Roger Plate for providing the moderator count
I've closed it since there is a global assumption by meta users reading this that it is a none issue. However unless you spend time on all three sites on a regular basis, and have to deal with this directly on a daily basis I don't agree that it is a basis for outright claiming it being a non-issue. I did however post to possible solutions, and the other one was much better received. I am leaving this here for reference purposes however.