For instance, my 500+ reputation would allow me to cast close and open votes on a number of Stackexchange sites. Here, it requires 3000. Why is that?


Those sites are in beta and thus have relaxed rep requirements. ELU is graduated. Check out Math, another graduated site you're registered on — it, too, requires 3k rep to cast close and reopen votes.

For details, see the meta-Meta post "Reputation requirements compared", and the blog post "When Will My Site Graduate?".

  • So that's why we have two directories? One for beta and one for "graduated?" What does it take to graduate? – Tom Au Jul 21 '11 at 22:17
  • See When Will My Site Graduate? I am adding this to the answer. – RegDwigнt Jul 21 '11 at 23:11

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