I have a dilemma. I have asked questions on Stack Overflow and Computational Science previously. However, I have not done so on Ask Ubuntu. Hence I have 1 reputation. The problem starts when I am in search of an answer at Ask Ubuntu.
Take the following Ask Ubuntu Question. Now I found the answer provided by Sylvain Pineau to be helpful. Helpful as in, following the advise given and achieving the desired result. In eagerness to respond to this persons help by pressing the vote up button, I am not allowed to since I have in total 1 reputation. Hence, all I could do was to locate this persons email address and submit my gratitude through email.
So in a sense my journey on Ask Ubuntu must start with a question. This is somehow problematic as many users (like myself) do not actively contribute in the different StackExchange communities. Rather when a problem arises we search for it, and upon finding the answer we merrily walk our way to other issues that may concern us. Some of us decide to make accounts at StackExchange so that perhaps we may ask a question which does not seem to have been asked or answered. While others simply want to give a little back by pressing the vote up button if the answer was helpful.
Asking a question for the sake of asking is futile and redundant as many would agree.