Why is the privilege gap between 250 and 1000 so disproportionally large? I'm not taking about absolute difference as clearly the 5000 difference between 10000 and 5000 is larger but looking at a graph of the privileges gained up to 2500 rep, there's a disproportionally large jump from 250 to 1000.
Has the idea of adding/moving a privilege to 500 been considered? Why was it rejected?
There does seem to be a rough pattern of
large increase, smaller increase between 20 rep and 2500 rep. I guess I could see this as kind of a "weeding out period" that attempts to dissuade users only in it for the rep but the rep itself (as opposed to the privileges) still increases and would partially mitigate that attempt.
Fair warning, I'm very close to 500 rep on my SO, so its entirely possible I'm biased.
Just noticed this question. Did not see it earlier. My bad