Right now, because the site is new, people have access to privileges with a relatively low reputation. My understanding is that the reputation thresholds rises when we go to public beta.

Would this cause us to lose privileges we already have? That is, if a certain privilege now requires 250 rep and rises to 500 rep in public beta, would we lose that privilege?

Or are we "grandfathered" (exempt) because we commited early on?

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The use of "grandfathered" suggests you know the answer already. As far as I understand we will indeed lose provileges. Temporarily :-)

  • But I didn't know that, so thanks for asking :-)
    – Joubarc
    Commented Aug 24, 2011 at 14:49
  • My use of "grandfathered" was an Americanism. I did NOT know that the issue had been addressed on the site. Thanks for the link.
    – Tom Au
    Commented Aug 24, 2011 at 15:10

As far as I saw with the graduation from public beta to full site on security.stackexchange.com, you lose all privileges if you do not have the new privileges requirements.

I bet this is the same from private to public beta.

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