I'm writing this because I'm really astonished by these tight rules. I have an account on Stack Exchange and on Super User, that is common to the Stack Overflow platform.
I really don't understand WHY a person cannot take part in the community and have the chance to upvote and comment on other questions before making questions that people consider interesting or smart.
In registration phase there are already means for avoiding computers autoregister and spam, so I don't understand the point.
I think these platforms should promote cooperation and crowdsourcing, giving the opportunity also for a person that is a newbie to say "gosh, that answer saved me from tons of headaches, everybody should see how important it is!"
I hope I won't be blamed for this OT, but I think this behaviour is far from the concept of forum and community (and I have to begin to earn reputation, in case things won't change).
Thanks for reading this.