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There are questions that need editing on Web Applications, as with any other SO/SE site, but most of us start too low to do much about it.

Could we have some relaxed rep requirements in the Beta phase of the site, maybe a sliding scale based on site-rep-average or time?

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I'd just flag as spam then. – jjnguy Jul 7 '10 at 22:14
@Jus, yep, that's what I did in the end, but I hate flagging spam things that aren't truly commercial spam. – Lance Roberts Jul 7 '10 at 22:17
@Lance some would argue that Evan's contributions are actually worse than commercial spam. The latter at least has a purpose. – Pëkka Jul 7 '10 at 22:23
Sweet 404 page. – squillman Jul 7 '10 at 22:32
Sorry, but what's your question? :) – juan Jul 7 '10 at 22:50
It was just a discussion question born of frustration. It can be closed as localized now, since all the discussion happened in the comments anyway. – Lance Roberts Jul 7 '10 at 23:01
Right, and when someone asks it in two years, and gets 500 exp for it - it will be a "different case" right? – Evan Carroll Jul 7 '10 at 23:23
@Lance please see my updated answer and make sure it's still "what you want" – Earlz Jul 7 '10 at 23:27
@Evan, what frustrated me most about the question was the crappy grammar in the title that I couldn't fix. – Lance Roberts Jul 7 '10 at 23:29
up vote 3 down vote accepted

Maybe while in beta we should also relax the reputation restrictions. For instance:

Private beta:

  • 1 Leave comments
  • 1 Reduced advertising
  • 1 Vote up
  • 1 Flag offensive
  • 1 Create new tags
  • 1 Vote down (costs 1 rep)
  • 1 Edit community wiki posts
  • 1 Vote to close, reopen, or migrate your questions
  • 1 Retag questions
  • 300 Show total up and down vote counts
  • 500 Edit other people's posts
  • 1 Vote to close, reopen, or migrate any questions
  • 2000 Delete closed questions, access to moderation tools

public beta:

  • 50 Leave comments
  • 200 Reduced advertising
  • 15 Vote up
  • 15 Flag offensive
  • 10 Create new tags
  • 100 Vote down (costs 1 rep)
  • 100 Edit community wiki posts
  • 250 Vote to close, reopen, or migrate your questions
  • 200 Retag questions
  • 300 Show total up and down vote counts
  • 500 Edit other people's posts
  • 500 Vote to close, reopen, or migrate any questions
  • 3000 Delete closed questions, access to moderation tools

Then, during the public beta for every 30 days it ramps up closer to normal by say 50% closer to normal. And when the public beta is over, then it should basically be back to the normal amount. This would fix the bad problem of "how am I going to ever get 3k so I can start closing inappropriate questions!?" when the site has only been like for 2 weeks

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I don't really like the idea of every time a site goes full having a slew of Meta questions asking why privileges have been removed unfairly. – Tyler Carter Jul 7 '10 at 23:15
I believe the limits already were lower, then raised to "normal" levels when the site went public. – Jon Seigel Jul 7 '10 at 23:16
@Chacha that's why I said "or maybe even a slow ramping up" so that basically for every month after the beta ends the reputation requirements get closer to "normal" until eventually it is normal. – Earlz Jul 7 '10 at 23:18
@Jon everything but the bolded items are lower. look at oh wait nevermind. I was thinking of private beta.. Right now for public beta everything is "normal" – Earlz Jul 7 '10 at 23:19
@Earlz currently your list is significantly different from the live reputation listings. Almost the entire list should be bold. – Tyler Carter Jul 7 '10 at 23:21
I think the only threshold that's currently lower than "normal" is "200 - Retag questions" which is usually 500. – Jon Seigel Jul 7 '10 at 23:21
@Chacha @Jon I wasn't aware that private beta and public beta had different numbers. Fixed now – Earlz Jul 7 '10 at 23:27
I'd like the editing number to be lower, but it looks good. – Lance Roberts Jul 7 '10 at 23:30
@Lance well yes maybe it should be.. but it's just a simple example. give or take a few rep here or there. – Earlz Jul 7 '10 at 23:31

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