Why isn't flag weight tied to voting to close/reopen/delete/undelete votes?

It would seem logical that someone that who has a high flag weight should be able to cast these votes, as in many cases it would mean more community involvement in decisions that would otherwise be made by a moderator.

It would also mean that there would be more people that can cast delete/undelete votes (as of now there are 48 or so).

  • If that's what it takes to make people start using those tools more, rather than relying on flags alone, I'd surely support it
    – Ivo Flipse
    Dec 18, 2011 at 7:28
  • @IvoFlipse "Closed questions that are of no lasting value whatsoever should be flagged and deleted." (source).
    – Daniel Beck Mod
    Dec 18, 2011 at 13:48


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