I'm active on cooking and was wondering what happened to rep benchmarks as we came out of beta. I asked a related question on our meta, but thought I'd pose a slightly different one here:
I see that now you guys are out of Beta, the rep benchmarks have moved to be inline with SOFU. It might be a little early to ask this question, but how's that working out? I see from the users page, that only one member of your community actually has the ability to vote to close a question (rather than a mod who insta-closes). And no member can access the tools section anymore (no one is even close). So it seems you've lost the ability to close questions as a community. Have you noticed any effect of that yet?