Law.SE just went to public beta and there is exactly one user with enough rep (i.e., over 1000) to review suggested edits. Now that public users are flooding in a lot more posts need editing, and suggested edits are just jammed in the queue.

Could the private-beta rep limits be maintained for beta sites until pro-tem moderators have been selected so that this problem isn't repeated over and over?

  • Even without pro-tem mods, users can review edits to their own posts and SE staff can review edits. – cpast Jun 10 '15 at 1:44
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    Those two avenues are proving inadequate in practice. SE staff's attention is intermittent and unreliable. And the users who most need editing seem to be less likely to frequent and accept edits. – feetwet Jun 10 '15 at 1:52
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    I totally agree with this. Robert Cartaino and animuson have done a good job approving edits on Law, but there's only so much they can do. – HDE 226868 Jun 10 '15 at 2:11
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    SE staff? On a niche site? Bwahahaha! ;-) – Christian Rau Jun 10 '15 at 8:40
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    Or appoint at least one or two of the three pro-tem mods earlier. You don't have to decide on all of them to choose any of them. Health got some of its moderators pretty early because everybody knew the site would need active moderation. – Monica Cellio Jun 10 '15 at 14:14

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