# Why can't I edit peoples posts?

I used to be able to edit peoples posts. I want to do it again (to change the $\mathcal P$ to $\wp$ in the thread) can someone fix this please?

• Since the site graduated I think the reputation levels required to do some actions have increased, no? – Jonas Teuwen Oct 30 '10 at 11:41
• More precisely, the power alluded to in the question went from a 1000 rep threashold to a 2000 rep one. Notice that you also can no longer vote to close or re-open questions, which now takes 3000 (instead of 500). – Willie Wong Oct 30 '10 at 11:45
• @Willie: That's strange -- the increase function isn't monotonic?! – Rahul Oct 30 '10 at 16:58
• @Rahul: No, it isn't. The SE people have a justification for this. I don't quite remember it, but it has something to do with how in the Beta stage they want it to be more democratic so the tone/level of the website best approach what potential users want. – Willie Wong Nov 1 '10 at 12:28