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In the SO FAQ most of the threshold values seem a bit odd. The pattern of 2n-1 is lost and changes to something a bit obscure, x*10n. Here is a recommended improvement:

  • 15 -> 15
  • 50 -> 63
  • 100 -> 63 or 127
  • 200 -> 255
  • 250 -> 255
  • 500 -> 511
  • 1000 -> 1023
  • 2000 -> 2047
  • 3000 -> 4095
  • 5000 -> 4095
  • 10000 -> 8191
  • 15000 -> 16383
  • 20000 -> 32767

It is obvious that whoever decided upon 15 was the real marketeer, keeping it at 23 and some change makes it seem so much easier to attain than 24.

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If this doesn't get fixed within five business days, I am so walking out of here. – Pëkka Jun 18 '10 at 21:42
@Dow: business days where? We've got a holiday here on Monday, and on Tuesday we've got a World Cup match, that counts as a holiday. – perbert Jun 18 '10 at 21:49
@per: What's the holiday? – mmyers Jun 18 '10 at 21:51
@perbert yeah, what's the holiday? I got curious but couldn't find one for your country. Except if they postponed Flag Day so it doesn't coincide with sunday? Now that would be what I call a worker's paradise. How difficult is it to move over there? :) – Pëkka Jun 18 '10 at 21:59
@Dow, mmy: " los feriados nacionales del 20 de junio y del 17 de agosto, como fechas conmemorativas del Paso a la Inmortalidad del General Manuel Belgrano y del General José de San Martín, serán cumplidos el día que corresponda al tercer lunes del mes respectivoThe national holidays of June, 20th and August, 17th, as dates commemorative of the Step into Immortality by the General Manuel Belgrano and General José de San Martín, will be commemorated on the day corresponding to the third Monday of each month. – perbert Jun 18 '10 at 22:31
@Dow: tl;dr: Except if they postponed Flag Day so it doesn't coincide with sunday? Yes. Now that would be what I call a worker's paradise. Not completely. It's not bad, but it isn't paradise either. How difficult is it to move over there? Not hard. What is difficult is staying. We don't eat spicy food ;) (All North Americans I've met complained about that.) Also, see – perbert Jun 18 '10 at 22:35
Now the connection between 2**n-1 and the Step into Immortality has been clearly documented. – C.W.Holeman II Jun 18 '10 at 22:36
Without a doubt, this is the most important feature request on meta ever. – Ether Jun 18 '10 at 22:56
Except this one of course:… – Ether Jun 18 '10 at 22:57
@perbert nice! Holidays that are moved so they can be enjoyed are nice. :) So you don't eat spicy food? The cliché in my head was the exact opposite. I think I'll visit Argentina one day.... – Pëkka Jun 18 '10 at 23:04
@CWH, we now have 5k, 15k and 20k privileges, so maybe you should add 5000 → 4095, 15000 → 16383 and 20000 → 16383 or 32767? – Pops Mar 2 '11 at 19:48
I asked this way back in the day, but I guess that question was deleted, as I can't find it now... – Adam Davis Mar 3 '11 at 4:56

Personally I do not think this is taking it far enough.

Rep reqs should all be base-2, and they should be displayed in base-2:

rep req

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