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Why can't I at least upvote and comment on correct and helpful answers without first earning reputation? [duplicate]

I don't mean to be unhelpful, but I don't sit around waiting for new questions to come in so I can hopefully answer them faster and more thoroughly than everyone else on the internet. I've tried this ...
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Why is Stack Overflow so strict regarding comments, votes, or other feedback from newer users? [duplicate]

I know this is a terrible way to start a presence on a new community forum, but frankly, I'm frustrated that Stack Overflow is so restrictive regarding the ability to comment or vote on the feedback ...
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Why are 15 points needed to vote? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are 15 reputation points required to upvote? Why is it so important to gather 15 points before starting voting in Stack Overflow?
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Why do I require 15 reputation to just up-vote something? [duplicate]

I've been lurking Stack Overflow whenever I had a problem for at least the last 2+ years. More times than not, I find my solution (or cobble one together) before I get frustrated enough to have the ...
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Why require reputation to rate a response? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why is 15 reputation required to upvote? Twice now I've googled a question and the answer has been on stackoverflow. Both times my question was answered and I wanted to up-...
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Why do I need reputation to vote or leave a comment? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are 15 reputation points required to upvote? What's the justification for the commenting reputation requirement? Why can't I vote or add comments without earning points ...
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1answer
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15 reputation needed to vote [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are 15 reputation points required to upvote? Why are 15 points needed to vote? This is my first question, because until now I was always able to find an answer to my ...
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As a user signing up to reward a user for their answer found via Google; Is earning 15 rep necessary before being allowed to? [duplicate]

I found a very elegant answer to a question and considered signing up to let the user know they helped me by giving an up vote. After considering my signup options I was about to skip signing up but I ...
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Upvote requirements using Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

How does one simply (and quickly) provide feedback that an answer was helpful or vote UP on Stack Overflow without first establishing a reputation? I don't care about point games, but would still like ...
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Shouldn't a reputation points-less newbie at least be able to upvote a good answer to his/her own questions?

I'm new to Stack Overflow and haven't any reputation points. I just got my first question answered, and I tried to upvote the answer, but I get a popup that says I don't have enough reputation ...
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How does a lurker gain reputation to receive privilege for commenting? [duplicate]

I have been reading Stack Exchange for years - mostly not logged in, and have never posted (this is my first). I'm simply not very talkative, and very good at googling. Recently a few occasions have ...
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It's really hard to get started on Stack Overflow [duplicate]

I have been on Stack Overflow for some time. It is an AMAZING resource and don't know if I would've got through the past 18 months without it. I love it! Problem is that I have "1" reputation. All ...
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What is meant by this design? [duplicate]

Please first see Why are 15 reputation points required to upvote? There are so many answers. But in one answer (https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/226994/256103), the background color is changed. But ...
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Why is the migration notice telling me this question came from the same community?

Okay, the title may be a little bit misleading - this is a feature-request. I know why it does this, but I can't say I like it. See, when a post is migrated from a main site to its meta, we still ...