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Help! The author of the code projects in question can't even contribute or vote or comment!

I noticed when I joined the community that that I was unable to vote on or add an answer as the author of the Linux code in question! Instead, so called high scores gave non-answers. Since I am unable to contribute, I looked it up. Shockingly, the best programmers stay clear of Stack Overflow it is just toxic. Is there a way to remove the toxic environment and allow real 35 years of experience guys, the actual authors of the projects like me to contribute in a matter of fact technical way?

I guess there is a reason why project authors in Linux stay clear. That should never be!

[ Edit why are the V-ticked answers selected often not the best answers? Scroll down and the best answers pop up. ]

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    Also, for meta, this claim should include some examples or evidence ... It might happen, but I don't see this is usually the case. As is, this is more a rant than useful criticism. – pLumo Jul 14 at 10:13
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    A specific example or link to a Question that you cannot contribute an Answer to would be most helpful. Or are you trying to add a Comment instead of an Answer? – user535733 Jul 14 at 10:34
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    Hi and welcome to the site. Just so you know, using CAPS is considered shouting and usually perceived as rude, please don't do it. – terdon Jul 14 at 10:37
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    That said, please give an example of what you perceive as the problem. Also, note that this site is not Stack Overflow, so if your problem is with SO please take it to [so.meta]. Finally, there are absolutely no restrictions on who can answer: everyone can answer so I don't really understand what the issue is. Could you be confusing answers and comments? – terdon Jul 14 at 10:40
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    The tour page also clearly states, that the accepted answer is not necessarily the best answer, it just means that it worked for the person who asked. Did you read the tour page before posting this? – Artur Meinild Jul 14 at 10:49
  • Without specific examples, the only response I can give is: I have a huge reputation, and try not to give non-answers. – waltinator Jul 14 at 16:22
  • The checkmarked (you call them "V-ticked") answers have been accepted by the original questioner as a solution to the original questioner's problem. Later, possibly better answers are redundant, since the checkmarked answer solved the original questioner's problem. The first actual solution solves the problem, the originator hits the check and proceeds to enjoy a working thing. The originator has no duty to evaluate later answers for "bestness". – waltinator Jul 14 at 16:33
  • How could OP "look that up"? Is their some international "All Programmers Rated!" page of which I am not aware? – Nate T Jul 18 at 10:12

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