Long story short, I've submitted a few questions lately that have gone unanswered before disappearing off the front page into the void.
I understand that reputation is required before I can reply to my own post (to hopefully bump it back into existence), or offer any bounty for the question. However I'm very new to Ubuntu, and can't work out how I can earn reputation without offering solutions to others - something I'm technically incapable of doing.
What are my options here? Am I missing something?
Edit: So apparently, requiring 15 rep to answer doesn't mean it costs 15 rep to answer. ie., you keep the rep after you answer. That does make a lot more sense.