How do you earn reputation when trying to start on Stack Overflow? Typically, I'm programming in C# at work, using and consuming SO threads several times a day.

I'd be able to up/down many answers each time I use SO but can't without reputation. Unfortunately I won't ask new questions since almost anything I wonder has been answered already. And I won't answer questions since almost anything I would answer has been told already.

I really want to participate but don't really know how. Please tell me how to do it, old lads!


You can suggest edits. Edit posts that need more than minor improvment. If your suggested edit gets approved by 3 reviewers then you get 2 rep for that.

Do that 7 times and you have 15 rep to upvote.

And BTW there are always questions you can answer that haven't been answered yet.

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    Answering old questions wont get you rep though. At least not in the short run. Would be still usefull though. – Devolus Dec 31 '13 at 12:42

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