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I am new to Stack Exchange and I think it's very impressive.
One thing bothers me is that because it is so far down the line, I don't think beginners stand a chance of growing.
As time goes on, more and more questions are being answered and therefore if someone asks something with a really basic answer you can just comment. However, beginners can't comment until they have a reputation of 50. The only way they can build up is by answering questions. But if they answer a basic question long winded, they will be voted down because not so much effort was needed or because its already a duplicate and will lose the bit of reputation they have earned.
Can you tell me the future for beginners?