Just wanted, you know that, usually amateur users read answers, not Experts. Amateurs don't post answers so their credit never increase. So those who read and test answers cannot vote for successful one

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    Relevant: Help Center Permissions Page about Upvoting, including the reputation requirement for it. (Note it's easy to get that 15 reputation, all one has to do is post a good question or answer and if they are a good question or answer they'll get the upvotes they need to get that reputation.)
    – Thomas Ward Mod
    Jun 24, 2018 at 1:54
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    I see your message about "Yeah this is annoying and users can't upvote". What do you propose be done about it? The reputation requirement for upvoting is global, every website has that requirement, and as I said it's extremely easy to get the 15 reputation needed to upvote things with a little bit of participation in the site.
    – Thomas Ward Mod
    Jun 24, 2018 at 2:02
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    Not true at all, I'm an amateur and I did fine here, I was not the first and I won't be the last. It really is not hard to get 15 rep to vote, just do a few edits.
    – Mark Kirby
    Jun 24, 2018 at 8:24
  • See this: meta.askubuntu.com/questions/1209/…
    – pomsky
    Jun 24, 2018 at 11:22
  • @ThomasWard I see more downvote than upvote, in term of question number (but when a upvote is done, there is more chance to have over upvote again after)
    – damadam
    Jun 25, 2018 at 9:01
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    @damadam that's an observation. That's not a proposed solution. As well, a huge percentage of new users post questions that are vague and unclear, and the downvotes are likely people showing disapproval with the quality of those posts. We can't really do anything about that though. Which goes back to the "What do you propose be done about this observation?"
    – Thomas Ward Mod
    Jun 25, 2018 at 16:09

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In the real world where we live, this turns out to be an advantage rather than a problem as proven during the several-year-long existence of the Stack Exchange network.

If anyone (literally) could cast votes, the score of questions and answers would be subject to random clicks (including robots!) and therefore less useful than it’s now. SE has a high quality of the contents just because it is good at noise filtering. It targets quality rather than quantity.

It’s not so difficult to get the vote-up privilege but it requires a basic understanding of the site principles and the subject. There could also be an entry test but SE allows new users to contribute to the site contents immediately instead. It is better to decide whether your actual contribution is useful than whether you can pass an artificial test with limited options.
Example: See how difficult is finding a way to create a template or wizard for newbie Stack Overflow questions, although the idea is widely accepted according to the score of those posts.

Regarding your particular profile:

  • You have not posted any answers yet. Answers are an easier way to get the reputation than questions.
  • Your first question does not look very clear to me and has interpunction and capitalization problems. Despite this, you got an answer! The answer’s author replied to your clarification comment but you failed to do any further actions like clarifying your problem with another comment or accepting the answer which would bring you +2 reputation!
  • Your second question (and the latest till now) is a duplicate and therefore not getting any upvotes.
  • We are still waiting for your ongoing contributions!

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