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Why do you need 15 reputation to upvote?

First, I’m totally new here Ubuntu/community.

I had a wifi problem and look for the answer here at ask Ubuntu and yes I found the solution. Now I want to Vote Up the answer that’s help me out but then I saw I need to have a rep of 15. I'm new and can't help anyone now because I have zero experience so I can´t gain my rep. What is the exact reason for that?


  • This question should be asked in ubuntu meta...
    – Ravi
    Commented Aug 23, 2012 at 9:17

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I think the main reason is to limit people from registering accounts and voting themselves up. Although this is technically still possible it would take more work. I must say I am not basing this on anything I've read just a guess really.

The question has been asked over on Meta though check here Why are 15 reputation points required to upvote?

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    Also because getting a 15 reputation is not very hard.
    – January
    Commented Aug 23, 2012 at 8:21

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