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I know that in order to understand recursion one must first understand recursion, but how can I build my reputation enough to post or vote or comment or anything when all these things require reputation to begin with?

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Not like this... –  Wooble Oct 7 '13 at 17:42
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Ask good questions and give good answers –  Richard Tingle Oct 7 '13 at 17:58
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You don't need reputation to post a question or an answer, which is the only way to gain reputation. –  mmyers Oct 7 '13 at 17:59
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or suggest edits. –  hayd Oct 7 '13 at 18:00
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Answer: get enough reputation. –  animuson Oct 7 '13 at 18:05
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@animuson Yea - i'm sure getting enough reputation will help you get enough reputation to get enough reputation. –  Josh Crozier Oct 7 '13 at 18:06
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This question title is a paradox. –  Cole Johnson Oct 7 '13 at 21:38

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up vote 11 down vote accepted

You don't need reputation to post a question or an answer, which is the most common way to gain reputation.

Here you have information about specific privileges - http://stackoverflow.com/help/privileges

And here you can read about reputation system - http://stackoverflow.com/help/whats-reputation

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I would vote this up but I can't, lol. –  p1l0t Oct 7 '13 at 19:02
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@p1l0t so please accept my answer - tick an mark unter down-vote symbol –  Ty221 Oct 7 '13 at 19:02

You don't need to vote to gain reputation. You only need to post good questions and answers; and that requires no reputation at all.

While sometimes voting may be skewed towards the high rep members, usually it isn't and it's just as easy to get rep as a low rep member if you write high quality answers.

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I would also vote this answer up, but I cannot. –  p1l0t Oct 7 '13 at 19:03

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