Is there any rationale behind the fact that it takes 5000 reputation points to be able to review tag-wiki edits but 20 000 to be able to edit directly tag-wikis without review, when in parallel, the post edits review and direct edit privileges are both obtained at the same milestone (i. e. 2000 reputation)?


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Tag wikis see far less traffic and scrutiny. Editing a post bumps it up onto various pages, attracting a lot more visitors than a tag wiki edit ever does.

As such, you need to have a far higher trust level before you are allowed to edit tag wikis without review.

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    Meaning that there is a higher risk of vandalism staying unnoticed? Is it really reasonable to think a user with more than 5000 reputation will vandalize a wiki?
    – plannapus
    Nov 20, 2013 at 12:50
  • @plannapus: you'd be surprised. I can make 5k in under two weeks. Nov 20, 2013 at 12:52
  • Ok, fair enough :)
    – plannapus
    Nov 20, 2013 at 12:56
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    @MartijnPieters: I doubt that a low reputation user with not much posts to get upvotes on to begin with would be able to get 5k in less than a month (and the effort would be a lot to begin with). Nov 21, 2013 at 12:38
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    @Qantas94Heavy: I'd get those 5k entirely on new answers. Yes, it'd be a lot of work, but it is certainly attainable. Nov 21, 2013 at 12:42

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