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How do I gain reputation so I can participate more?

How do I gain reputation, I only have one, and to make more you need to vote on people's answers, but I only have 1 reputation and I need 15 to do so, and to answer some ones question, but you need 50 ...
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What is the purpose of reputation on ELU?

Recently, it seems to be de rigueur to say that reputation is not important. To a certain extent, I agree. I have a long list of things to worry about and work on, and my rep on ELU isn't high on ...
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Accepted an answer but didn't receive the two reputation award

I have accepted an answer to my question, but my reputations didn't increase by 2. Why did that happen? I haven't reached the daily reputation limit; I think.
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Why did I get downvotes on my answer, while a similar late answer got upvotes?

I'm referring to this question: What was this optical apparatus called? (It was used for showing pictures.) In short, it asks for the name of a certain device as shown in the attached pictures: And ...
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How do we get -840 reputation in a day?

Today, I noticed a -840 reputation in my reputation list. It lists the reputation change as below: -75 04:25 removed User was removed -77 04:25 removed User was removed -228 ...
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My reputation has dropped 400 points all of a sudden. Can anyone tell me why?

Yesterday evening (GMT) my reputation dropped from 6650 to 6218 all of a sudden. Why?
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Shouldn't we lose 1 rep for downvoting questions?

Yeah... we should. Why not? I've been on a spree of downvoting off-topic and very low quality questions (LQQs), so I was expecting to see my reputation drop but it didn't. I also downvoted six ...
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I just lost 15 in one go – a fine?

This morning I was deducted 15 points in one go. Now 15 is not a multiple of 2, and in any case the rep level at the question itself seems unaffected. So is this some kind of swingeing great FINE, in ...
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Deleting answers with a positive rep balance

The related question: What do you call all the pieces of a song minus the lyrics My answer was: Basically, I'd go for 'Music'. But I might be wrong, but I might be right? (the second sentence is ...
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