In Beta Sites, the top privileges go like this:

5,000    access to site analytics
4,000    trusted user
3,500   *protect questions
2,000    access to moderator tools
1,500    approve tag wiki edits

In Graduated sites, it is set at 15,000.

25,000   access to site analytics
20,000   trusted user
15,000  *protect questions
10,000   access to moderator tools
5,000    approve tag wiki edits 

Seeing that Graduated sites consider protect questions to be something given in between access to moderator tools and trusted user, it looks a bit strange that it is closer to trusted user in Beta by needing a privilege of 3,500 instead of just 3,000.

Is there any reason for this that I am missing?

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    Perhaps beta sites don't attract as many spam answers as the audience is smaller and protecting questions is therefore not needed as much. – Robert Longson Oct 1 '15 at 13:15
  • Also, for each privilege, there is a factor of 5x when determining the beta and graduated requirements. – Zizouz212 Oct 2 '15 at 1:07
  • @Zizouz212 for 3 of the top 4 privileges, the 5x rule works, yes. – fedorqui 'SO stop harming' Oct 2 '15 at 10:45

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