First off, I understand on a technical level that I can't do this because these are the milestones set by the site, but I wanted to know why it was this way.
On StackOverflow, you require 3000 rep to cast a close/reopen votes and 2000 to review Suggested Edits. Here, it is reversed- you need only 500 rep to cast close votes, and 1000 to get editing privileges (e.g. reviewing/instant edits).
My understanding of this reasoning is that it requires more trust to close questions than to make edits to them at StackOverflow. Why is it reversed for ELL? I couldn't find any discussion of this, and was curious about the reasoning. Was there some sort of problem before with lots of bad edits being made/approved? Why are the close/reopen privileges so easy to obtain here?