So along comes a newbie and has a bunch of questions. They have searched and not found existing questions/answers. So they want some help. They have five (let's say) distinct questions they want to get help on.
At this point they start hitting reputation limits.
Ah, but we moderators are on hand to help. But we don't know how. Is there some way we can bestow (?) greater powers on this folk, e.g. add reputation (I suspect not), give a badge that lets them ask more questions more often (I guess not)?
Is there anything?
At this point one of us tends to jump on chat.civicrm.org and poke a few folks to (EDIT: read their earlier questions and if they agree they are good) give some reputation to these new users. It works, but it is a pain.
I would love to know that as a reasonably new and unskilled moderator I can do something to make their lives easier.
I had read various threads per below before posting.