I've been using SO and SQA for a while now and, in my opinion, believe the active participation in SQA is somewhat lacking. By this I mean voting questions and answers accordingly in order to see quality results.
People have pointed out in different posts about SO being much more popular which will of course entice people to use that platform in order to receive decent answers, or SQA being about problems so specific that it only applies to a tiny portion of people and thus answers and voting seems to be lacking.
Given this is a site about quality, I feel more should be done to actually reflect that in its use. So, with that in mind I was wondering about the practicality of changing the privilege threshold limits in order to hopefully engage the community more into active participation.
Currently SO and SQA have the same base privileges up to "View Close Votes" of 250 points, where SO suddenly increases.
Doing a quick check of current SQA user reputation shows that: Vote down (125): 1090 of 24804 users (4.4%) have that option.
So my question: Would lowering these ranges help with making the community more active in the community?