As the site is now in a Public Beta state, all rep thresholds have been set to normal public beta ones, as dictated here.
If you feel that a specific threshold should be altered, please open a separate meta-question to discuss it.
To clarify, since it appears that this may have been confusing or I could have been more clear.
Originally, this site, GenAI was intended to go straight into a Public Beta and skip a Private Beta. Due to that, we opted to start this site with Private Beta rep thresholds for its privileges.
Since we changed plans for several reasons and did a short Private Beta. It became clear that rep thresholds needed to be reassessed, hence this question. If and when this site graduated to an entire site, rep thresholds for privileges would have been restored to what the norm network-wide is, if not sooner, depending on how it impacted the site.
To be clear, the plan is currently to launch with typical, public beta rep thresholds. This post is intended to discuss if anything should be changed given its unique creation process.
When planning out the GenAI SE site internally at Stack Overflow, we discussed rep thresholds and lowering them to encourage more participation on the site.
In particular, staff believed this would be a good idea as we believe there is a strong possibility that many of the users who come to this site will have little to no experience with the Stack Exchange network and many of its intricacies. In addition, given the unique nature of this site's origin, it makes sense to artificially lower the reputation thresholds so users can easily access different privileges.
Given that, internally, we had determined that privileges should be set to the following thresholds.
1 Rep threshold:
- Up voting
- new user restrictions
- down voting
- tag creation
- close votes
- Comment Everywhere
- View close votes
The following would be set to these specific thresholds:
- See vote counts -> 50
- Edit freely, SE and LQP/A queue -> 500
- Vote to close and reopen -> 15
- Review Tag wiki Edits -> 750
- Moderator Tools -> 1000
- Reduce captchas ->1000
- Protect Questions -> 1750
- Trust user -> 2000
- Access to site analytics -> 2500
Largely this mirrors the private beta thresholds laid out here. The altered rep thresholds are what we set the site to launch with. Of course, this was all under the premise that the site would be launching straight to a public beta, which we did deviate from and started in a short private beta instead.
Would you like to keep these thresholds? Alter them or stick to a typical public beta threshold limit for the launch?