Would it be useful if some people who participated in the private beta were made moderators - at least until the end of the public beta - so that we (as a group) can keep on top of the off topic questions that are bound to be asked?

Prompted by this question and now this one.

closed as too localized by ChrisF Jul 3 '12 at 11:25

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    I would suggest that people that are moderator (or have over 10k rep) on an other stack exchange site have access to moderation tool during the beta phase. – HoLyVieR Jul 8 '10 at 15:17

We deployed a change to relax the rep requirements this, and all future, public betas.

They were already relaxed (severely) for private beta.

See https://webapps.stackexchange.com/faq#reputation for the exact numbers.


I know on the Trilogy sites users need to have over 10k rep to vote to close questions but maybe there should be a lower cap on new StackExchange sites that have less users and less rep. Maybe based off of some steps or a a % until enough people hit 10k rep.

For example, right now on WebApps, the highest Rep user is still under 1500 rep. That means if we assume a flat rate of growth (probably not accurate), it will be another 40 days before even 1 user hits 10k rep. Couldn't there be some system like this:

  1. Under 250 questions - You need 500 Rep to vote to close
  2. Under 500 questions - You need 1000 Rep to vote to close
  3. Under 1000 questions - You need 5000 Rep to vote to close
  4. Over 2000 questions - You need 10,000 Rep to vote to close *Note I don't know the Rep levels per number of questions and votes in existence so this would just be a guess.

I know it would make things more complex and maybe it has been discussed elsewhere but for new site this is going to be a common issue until it gets solved.

  • This is a good idea, but the numbers would need tweaking. We're already at over 600 questions and no one has anywhere near 5,000 rep. – ChrisF Jul 8 '10 at 21:28
  • Why is the gap so big between #2 and #3 ? 2 times more question, but 5 times more Rep required ... – HoLyVieR Jul 9 '10 at 17:47
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    You only need 3k rep on the Trilogy sites to be able to vote to close. – fretje Jul 9 '10 at 23:36

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