After confirming my email address in a new Area51 account, I had 51 rep. I voted my maximum on questions for a particular proposal and then proposed 5 questions. One of those got a 'not a good example' vote. Fair enough, and I'm not whining about that.
But, the result was my rep went down to 49, and now I can no longer vote on questions in any Area51 proposed site. Is that really desirable? A single vote of not good has effectively barred me from further participation. This is unlikely to change in the near future by my gaining rep, as the proposed site to which I contributed questions hasn't had a new follower since I followed two days ago.
I'm very new to active participation in the SO and descendants world. (I have, however, as a hobbyist programmer, long been a passive user of SO.) I thus accept that 'But I cannot vote! isn't exactly a crisis. However, it still does seem to me that a single vote ought not to prevent any further participation.
Perhaps the minimum rep required for voting on questions in Area51 proposed sites ought to be relaxed enough so that an account can still vote after a small number of 'not a good example' questions? This seems especially so as, so far as I can tell, the community is still working out what exactly 'not a good example' means.