I am a developer who is a fairly regular user of Stack Exchange sites. I am not an expert in any subject and find that most of my questions are answered by either searching Google or the relevant SE site(s). For this reason I find it difficult to gain reputation on any one site (let alone Stack Overflow which is crawling with SMEs). Gaining 200 reputation is an extremely difficult task for me and would require me to stalk SO daily to try to answer easy questions (or post questions to which I already know the answer [or don't care about], just to try to gain reputation).
That being said, I would love to give back to the community. Today I had a computer problem which I solved and wanted to post the question and answer to on SuperUser. Unfortunately, I only have 6 reputation there and am unable to post the answer until 8 hours from now. This is despite the fact that I have been an active member of the community for over 6 months and have over 50 rep on 4 SE sites. That is not impressive, but I think that would at least merit me the ability to answer my own question!
This seems a bit ridiculous and too tight of a restraint for regular Stack Exchange users who have not reached the magical "200" rep threshold (at which point I know you automatically get 100 on other SE sites). Despite what you're thinking it's not easy to do, unless you have expertise in some subject.
Can a "bonus" reputation level be added (or new user restrictions be dropped somehow) so that a Stack Exchange user like myself can at least be afforded the minimum rights of upvoting questions and answering questions on other SE sites once they have passed a smaller reputation (or activity level) barrier in other SE sites? Or does somebody have a better suggestion?