To upvote answers or questions I have to have 15 points. To get these I have to first create questions. I don't understand the reasoning behind this. Does creating questions make my upvotes more reliable or give them better quality?

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    It means that you've been around for a while. It prevents people from simply creating a new account and go wild with other people's reputation. Also, this probably belongs on meta.
    – Ingmar
    Oct 26 at 14:27
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    You don't need to ask a question, you could also post an answer that gets upvoted. Oct 26 at 14:40
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    The main reason is probably a way to prevent people from making lots of dummy accounts to upvote themselves. Why are 15 reputation points required to upvote?
    – Alan Munn
    Oct 26 at 14:47
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    Note that this restriction is only if you are really new to one Stack Exchange Community. Once you have over 200 reputation and you join a new SE community you will get the Association Bonus which catapults you past these restrictions.
    – Roland
    Oct 27 at 2:05
  • also note that you are asking on the tex site, but the moderators here have no control over this, it is a network wide rule for the entire stackexchange network so to get a change you would have to ask on meta.stackexchange not tex.meta.stackexchange Nov 10 at 15:49
  • I can also confirm that it's possible to get more than 15 rep without asking any questions. Nov 10 at 15:50

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