I am confused about the process of casting a vote for someone who helped me (he is a good teacher). How can this be done?

  • If he provided you a good answer, give him an upvote!
    – om-nom-nom
    Mar 30, 2012 at 23:00
  • Read the faq which explains it all Mar 30, 2012 at 23:00
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    You can start by NOT calling stackoverflow SACKoverflow ;-)
    – PeeHaa
    Mar 30, 2012 at 23:05
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    First things first: investigate the use of punctuation so that your entire question is not a single sentence. Mar 30, 2012 at 23:16
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    Note that you can only upvote if you have at least 15 reputation.
    – user138231
    Mar 30, 2012 at 23:23

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As a new user, the best way to reward the person whose answer helps you the most with your question is to accept their answer on your question. How to do this is explained in the FAQ under "How do I ask questions here?". This lets other people know you have received a good answer, and give a reputation reward (15 rep) to the person who posted that answer. Accepting your answers also gives you a small reputation reward (2 rep).

Once you have at least 15 reputation, you can also vote up questions and answers that you think are especially useful. This also gives the poster a reputation reward for providing a useful post (up-votes give 5 rep to someone asking a useful question, and 10 rep to someone providing a useful answer).

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