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Shouldn't a rep-less newbie at least be able to upvote a good answer to his/her own questions?

I've been told by a couple of 1-rep users that they can't upvote answers to their questions. This seems strange, because a fundamental part of the site is upvoting good answers. I understand that allowing upvoting on random answers by new users opens things up to gaming, but I would have expected that, like comments, you'd have carte blanche to interact with your own questions fully.

What's the rationale for this behaviour?

marked as duplicate by ChrisF, Cody Gray, Gilles 'SO- stop being evil', womble, Jeff Atwood Aug 4 '11 at 10:41

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    The threshold for the upvote privilege is a mere 15, so not particularly prohibitive. Also, please be aware this has been asked before. – DMA57361 Aug 4 '11 at 9:50
  • It doesn't make gaming any less likely just because it's your own question. They can still accept answers, though. – Cody Gray Aug 4 '11 at 9:55
  • I was aware of the upvote threshold; 15 points is 3 upvotes on a question, which might not be "particularly prohibitive", but still an unnecessary obstacle. Thanks for the link to the previous question, I couldn't find it in my searching before I asked. – womble Aug 4 '11 at 9:55

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