I visited stack overflow today, and I noticed a blue notification in the multicollider. It was a reminder to vote in the Travel Answers election.
"That's strange," I thought, "I don't have 150 rep there." But, as it turns out, I do. I asked one question with a high score and I have my association bonus, giving me 158 rep total.
However, I don't consider myself an active participant of the site, and I don't think I should have the right/ability to vote in a community election. According to my profile, I have visited the site on 5 different days:
- 1 the day I found out about it from the SE podcast
- 1 to see a "Hot question"
- 1 to ask a question
- 1 to check on that question
- 1 today.
This does not make me a qualified member of the community; I think there should be a requirement for number of days visited or number of questions asked/answered in order to vote in that election, which is a privilege as much as a right.