I'm looking at the numbers on our current FAQ and for graduated sites, and at our list of high rep users...
Basically, there are some things users of our site can do today that won't work when we get launched out of beta.
We only have 11 non-moderators over 2000 rep points. Only 8 users over 3000 points. One non-moderator over 5000. Over 30 with over 1000 points, though.
That means the really big change is that we'll be going from
500 Vote to close, reopen, or migrate any questions
1000 Edit other people’s posts, vote to approve or reject suggested edits
1500 Vote to approve or reject suggested tag wiki edits
2000 Vote to delete closed questions, access to moderation tools
3500 Protect questions to prevent answers by new users
4000 Vote to delete negatively voted answers and stronger question deletion votes
2000 Edit other people’s posts, vote to approve or reject suggested edits
3000 Vote to close, reopen, or migrate any questions
5000 Vote to approve or reject suggested tag wiki edits
10000 Vote to delete closed questions, access to moderation tools
15000 Protect questions to prevent answers by new users
20000 Vote to delete negatively voted answers and stronger question deletion votes
The biggest change is the voting on closing, reopening or migrating questions, where we're going from over 70 users that can do it to only 11 non-moderators that can.
My suggestions for handling the upcoming rep changes:
- For editing other people's posts, this should be easy enough: anybody can propose an edit and some other higher-rep users can approve it. If you're one of those 11 non-moderator people over 2000 rep points do please pay attention to proposed edits.
- For tag wiki edits it's the same thing, just fewer users that can approve.
- For everything else, leave a comment on the post and flag it for moderator attention. We will be happy to close, reopen, migrate, protect or delete questions or anwers that need it, especially if there's comments from multiple users saying that's what needs to happen.
- Vote. Vote. Vote. (so that we get more high reputation users and don't have to worry about this)