When browsing other stacks, I noticed that there is a major difference in the amount of reputation required to have particular privileges. Whereas at CogSci we gain moderator tools at 2000 rep, you cannot even cast close votes at Cross Validated (you need 3000, as opposed to 500 at Cogsci).
The problem is also discussed here. If we graduate in the following year, this may seriously affect:
the amount of people that can control the quality of the questions and answers
the motivation of people to gain reputation. I think this is the case due to the setback in privileges and increased difficulty to regain them. For instance, I would need 8000 rep points more to get at the same level as I am currently.
Do we even want to graduate? If yes, how are we going to handle these issues?