I opened SE a few minutes ago and was pleasantly surprised to see I'd reached 2k rep, and alongside that gained access to mod tools (sehr interessant). I was mostly very confused, since I was certain mod tools come at 10k rep.
http://SITENAME.stackexchange.com/help/privileges on various sites, it seems like recently graduated sites without designs put mod tools at 2k, where graduated sites with designs put mod tools at 10k. (compare: Aviation.se and ELL.se.)
Searching about this on Mother Meta and PPCG Meta have not turned up anything (because I have no idea what this phenomenon is actually called), so I'll ask here:
- Does the rep-requirement-shift come when we get a design (or is it a coincidence?), and
- if I still have 2,004 rep at that time, will my mod tools go away?