I think stackoverflow.com is great, and I would like to contribute. Usually, I find the answers to my questions are already there. I'd like to upvote the best answers and questions, but I do not have any reputation here. How do I get initial reputation?
The canonical way seems to ask a question. Which I hereby did.
Any other suggestions? I'd like to avoid stupid, pointless things (which I already failed to do by asking this question...).